OEMs and Suppliers in Focus – Page 6

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    Ford Europe invests $1 billion in Cologne for EV production

    2021-02-23T10:23:00Z

    After JLR, Ford has also announced that all its vehicles for sale in Europe will be pure-electric by 2030. It is investing $1 billion in its Cologne (Köln) plant to make that a reality. This move will be supported by the sharing of the VW Group’s MEB electric vehicle platform.

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    BMW to construct new US training centre at Spartanburg

    2021-02-23T10:22:00Z

    The OEM has broken ground on the new 67,000 sq. ft. building at its South Carolina manufacturing site

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    Jaguar Land Rover reimagines its electric future

    2021-02-16T11:28:00Z

    Jaguar will be a purely electric vehicle (EV) maker by the middle of this decade, with its partner Land Rover adding six pure electric variants over the next five years as it aims to power 60% of its products with “zero-tailpipe powertrains” by 2030. The first pure-electric Land Rover will go on sale in 2024 and diesel models will be phased out in 2026.

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    Powertrain to the people

    2021-02-08T19:04:00Z

    As the automotive industry rapidly electrifies, powertrain suppliers have to adapt, but Illya Verpraet finds out that ZF is on board with the transition, enjoying more freedom in both engineering and manufacturing

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    Securing semiconductor supply

    2021-02-01T09:20:00Z

    A shortage of semiconductors is hampering global automotive production around the world. Bettina Weiss, chief of staff and global smart mobility lead at electronics association SEMI, tells Marcus Williams why this is happening and why OEMs need to forge more direct links with the chip manufacturers

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    Interior innovations

    2021-01-30T17:45:00Z

    The new generation of electric vehicles offer a great opportunity to accelerate the development of smart interiors. Mike Farish reports on the application of new technologies and materials

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    All-new Rogue closes the recycling loop

    2021-01-26T10:21:00Z

    The 2021 model SUV is company’s first global model built using ‘closed-loop’ recycling system for aluminium parts

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    Skoda opens new centre to build test vehicles and prototypes

    2021-01-18T18:22:00Z

    Test vehicles and prototypes will now be built under one roof in the new manufacturing technical development department at Mladá Boleslav

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    East Liberty Auto plant starts production of new Acura MDX

    2021-01-14T17:09:00Z

    The fourth-generation MDX, has been designed, developed and manufactured by a team of associates in Ohio and California, and is underpinned by an all-new light truck platform

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    Volvo Ghent to triple electric production capacity

    2021-01-11T18:54:00Z

    The increased manufacturing capacity is to meet fast-growing demand for its Recharge line-up, says Volvo

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    VW Dresden ends production of the e-Golf2

    2021-01-05T18:24:00Z

    The production area of the Transparent Factory will be now be reconfigured to start production of the first ID.3 models at the end of January

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    Article

    AI and automation in automotive production need people and quality data to succeed

    2020-12-23T16:19:00Z

    Experts from BMW, Ford, Symbio Robotics and Cosmo Tech discussed how artificial intelligence (AI) and automation in automotive production need fast ramp-up times and adoption by employees to succeed. High-quality data and use of simulation are also key.

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    Christian Friedl takes over as director of Seat Martorell

    2020-12-08T12:11:00Z

    Christian Friedl is moving from Porsche to become director of Seat’s Martorell plant in Spain, starting from January 1. He replaces Rainer Fessel, who is moving to take over the management of the VW factory in Wolfsburg.

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    Sustainability at the core of leadership at Scania and ArcelorMittal

    2020-11-30T16:28:00Z

    At last week’s inaugural AMS livestream, Scania’s Mathias Wijkström was joined by ArcelorMittal’s Hugo Da Gama Campos to discuss making automotive production greener and how it is vital to put sustainability at the heart of the production system.

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    Audi introduces closed-loop systems for aluminium, wastewater and plastic

    2020-11-23T16:06:00Z

    Audi has detailed how it is introducing closed-loop systems to its plants as part of its goal to make all its five plants carbon-neutral by 2025. This includes aluminium, wastewater and a pilot project for chemical recycling of plastics.

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    Can UK manufacturing keep up with a 2030 ban on new ICE vehicle sales?

    2020-11-23T11:46:00Z

    The UK government has announced it is bringing forward its plans to phase out the sale of new cars and vans powered by internal combustion engines. Daniel Harrison, automotive analyst at Ultima Media, examines how realistic that is and whether supply chains are ready to produce enough electric vehicles and batteries.

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    VW Hannover to become multi-brand production plant

    2020-11-16T16:54:00Z

    In addition to its own T model range and the ID. Buzz, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) will also produce three fully electric D-SUV models for other brands within the Group

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    Stable growth post-Covid will depend on greater supplier collaboration

    2020-11-09T16:24:00Z

    At last week’s Livestream Hour Joe McCabe, CEO and president of AutoForecast Solutions, said 2021 was going to be a recovery year in global vehicle production and that continued recovery to 2027 would be based on greater stability. A more globally integratred supply chain, thanks in part to revision of Trump policy following last week’s election, and provide opportunities for tier suppliers, who are getting more involved complex subassembly 

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    Tooling printed to order

    2020-11-09T15:10:00Z

    How have OEMs been integrating 3D printing into their development and production operations? We look at recent developments at Seat and Audi

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    Volvo and Daimler Trucks sign agreement for new fuel-cell joint venture

    2020-11-02T16:10:00Z

    The joint venture will take advantage of the expertise and experience of development work on fuel-cells at Daimler, and plans to develop, produce and commercialise fuel-cell systems for use in heavy-duty trucks and other applications