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Global trade disputes could dim electric vehicle production potential in key markets

2019-10-28T19:11:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

Trade uncertainties such as those between the US and China, or the UK and the EU, could put the brakes on growth in the electric vehicle and battery supply chain for some OEMs and countries, despite bullish forecasts for alternative powertrains 

EvoBus Daimler Mannheim

Solar flair

2019-07-09T11:32:00+01:00By Gareth Price

Sven Schulz, CEO of battery systems supplier Akasol, speaks to Gareth Price about the company’s involvement with Daimler’s next generation electrified bus

Mercedes GLC Bremen

Mercedes starts GLC production at Bremen

2019-07-04T16:15:00+01:00By AMS

Germany - The latest generation of the Mercedes-Benz GLC is now being made at the company’s Bremen plant

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Mercedes to assemble cars in Egypt

2019-06-25T10:38:00+01:00By AMS

Egypt - Mercedes-Benz Cars is looking to strengthen its position in Egypt by starting local assembly and establishing a training centre

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Mercedes-AMG Affalterbach

2019-06-10T09:19:00+01:00By AMS

The newly developed Mercedes-AMG 2.0-litre M 139 engine in production at Affalterbach. It is the world’s most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine in series production.

Mercedes-Benz Actros Worth plant

Mercedes begins Actros production in Wörth

2019-05-21T13:22:00+01:00By AMS

Germany - The first new Actros has come off the production line at the Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant in southern Germany. It is the first facility in the OEM’s global network to start making the new model. 

3D printing with metal materials: First spare part of the partner pilot project "NextGenAM", from Daimler, Premium AEROTEC and EOS, the retainer of the truck diesel engine.

Daimler develops 3D printing line

2019-05-14T16:50:00+01:00By AMS

Germany - Since May 2017, Daimler has been working with Premium Areotec and EOS to develop a production line that would be able to produce aluminium components by using 3D printing. The companies found that manufacturing costs can be reduced by approximately 50% when compared to existing 3D printing systems.

Mercedes-Benz Cars battery factory in the Neckar Valley at the Untertürkheim site in Germany

Mercedes starts building battery plant

2019-04-09T12:50:00+01:00By AMS

Germany - Mercedes-Benz has started the construction of its battery production facility in the Brühl sub-plant at Untertürkheim, Germany. This is part of the €1bn (US$1.13bn) investment that the OEM has set aside for its global battery production network, which currently comprises of nine battery factories at seven locations on ...

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Paintshop 4.0

2019-01-10T14:54:00+00:00By Nick Holt

Nick Holt visits Eisenmann’s technology centre in Holzgerlingen, near Stuttgart, for a preview of the latest skidless paintshop technology prior to its installation at the Daimler plant at Kecskemét

Ford hotforming Saarlouis

Casting a duo

2019-01-08T16:37:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Two innovative metal forming techniques could have a significant impact on the press shop of the future

Mercedes-Benz Rastatt plant starts production of the new B-Class

Mercedes starts B-Class production

2018-11-26T14:47:15+00:00By AMS

Germany - Mercedes-Benz has started series production of the second model in its newest compact car generation - the B-Class - at its plant in Rastatt. The car is being built alongside the GLA SUV and the A-Class compact sedan, which is also made in Kecskemét (Hungary), Uusikaupunki (Finland) and ...

FAW Changchung

Unease in the East

2018-11-21T14:15:00+00:00By Nick Gibbs

Falling sales, electrification and mega mergers: Nick Gibbs provides an overview of the current automotive industry trends in China

DTNA chassis

Building on framework

2018-11-19T16:12:00+00:00By Michael Nash, The Freightliner Custom Chassis plant in Gaffney, South Carolina, houses a diverse assembly mix, and has recently taken on a new project

The Freightliner Custom Chassis plant in Gaffney, South Carolina, houses a diverse assembly mix, and has recently taken on a new project

Daimler Bremen

A positive response

2018-11-19T15:59:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Daimler is embarking on a major corporate restructuring in the hope of improving its ability to face upcoming challenges in the automotive sector

Novares Leiria Plant inspection table

Set the controls

2018-11-06T12:19:00+00:00By Gareth Price

Expertise in plastic component manufacturing will be in ever greater demand during the emobility age. In preparation, global supplier Novares has taken on a new form

Daimler India

Daimler hits milestone in India

2018-09-27T11:49:00+01:00By AMS

India - Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), which is part of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), has made 100,000 vehicles at its plant in Oragadam - an industrial town located near Chennai on the south east coast. The news comes just two years after the facility hit the ...

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A European focus

2018-09-13T13:01:00+01:00By Nick Holt

The third edition of the French automotive forum offered insights into the region’s production footprint and OEM e-mobility strategies. Nick Holt reports

Nissan Auto China 2018 Leaf

Japanese OEMs target China for EVs

2018-09-11T11:50:42+01:00By Michael Nash

Mercedes-Benz Vans opens new Sprinter plant in North Charleston

Sprinter production starts in US

2018-09-10T12:35:05+01:00By AMS

US - Mercedes-Benz Vans has started making the Sprinter in North Charleston, South Carolina. This follows on from an investment of US$500m in the facility, which was announced back in March 2015.

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Daimler to print aluminium components

2018-09-05T10:00:11+01:00By AMS

Germany - The OEM has been working with Premium Aerotec and EOS to develop an additive manufacturing production cell that can make parts out of aluminium. The cell is fully automated, and is located at the Premium Aerotec facility in Varel, northern Germany.

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