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More views from the “lighthouse”: Industry 4.0 instils culture change at Ford Otosan

2020-03-27T16:02:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Ranked among the WEF Global Lighthouse Network, Ford Otosan’s Industry 4.0 strategy has improved mindsets as well as datasets

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Calling stop on automotive supply chains: How long can companies survive the Covid-19 crisis?

2020-03-20T13:49:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

With the coronavirus pandemic causing a level of automotive plant shutdowns not seen since the second world war, suppliers and logistics providers will face failures without direct support from government, and close collaboration with OEMs and industry.

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US giants in Asia: Part 2 – China checks and churns

2020-03-02T14:43:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Ford and GM remain committed to the China market, one that still has much to offer despite sales downturns and health crises  

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US giants in Asia: Part 1 – down and nearly out in India

2020-02-25T15:44:00+00:00By Ian Henry

As GM and Ford scale back from the subcontinent, the withdrawal is symptomatic of their global challenges and retrenchment back in the homeland

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AMS on Africa: Part 3 – Game plan for South Africa

2020-02-11T09:42:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Despite competition elsewhere in the continent, South Africa retains its key place among global manufacturing strategies

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Ford invests in battery production at Valencia

2020-01-21T16:50:00+00:00By Nick Holt

Ford will invest €42m in its Valencia manufacturing plant to support the its electrification strategy with a state-of-the-art battery assembly facility, in addition to producing the new hybrid models

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Ford’s India plants to be operated by Mahindra

2019-10-30T11:17:00+00:00By AMS

India - Ford will transfer control of its assembly operations in India to Mahindra

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Ford starts production of new Puma

2019-10-09T16:39:00+01:00By AMS

Romania - Ford has started making the new Puma in Craiova after a significant investment was made at its plant

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Stricter EU CO2 regulations will reshape vehicle platforms and car design

2019-10-04T11:20:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

As OEMs try to reduce CO2 and transition to electric vehicles in the face of the high fines, we expect a profound impact on vehicle design.

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Gathering clouds

2019-08-20T10:44:00+01:00By John Osborne

Cloud computing has been used for some time by carmakers, but its full potential has still to be realised in automation applications. 

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Ford’s new electric offering

2019-05-28T13:49:00+01:00By Michael Nash

Ford has recently announced it will bring 16 electrified vehicles to market in Europe over the next few years. Michael Nash provides a rundown of the first batch to be introduced

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Keeping in focus

2019-05-20T14:29:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Ford has invested in its Saarlouis plant to produce the latest generation of its popular Focus model. Nick Holt visited the plant to get a look at the upgrades to the production process

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US plants – stick or twist?

2019-04-10T13:42:00+01:00By Michael Nash

Several carmakers have recently outlined plans to alter their production activities in the US. Some announcements have been positive, with large investments being made to build new facilities as well as upgrade existing ones. Others have detailed plant closures.

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Start of production – AMS Podcast Episode 01

2019-04-10T11:55:00+01:00

The very first AMS podcast rolls off the assembly line and the team discuss two giants of automotive manufacturing, Toyota and Ford.

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Look to the future, it’s only just begun – AMS Podcast Episode 03

2019-04-10T11:47:00+01:00

With absolutely no apologies for quoting Slade, AMS Editor Nick Holt and AMS Deputy Editor Gareth Price see this Christmas as the ideal time to look back at a selection of topics featured in AMS magazine during 2018.

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Ford invests in EV and AV production

2019-03-21T11:18:00+00:00By AMS

US - Ford has said it will spend US$900m on its facilities in Michigan in order to ready for the production of both electric and autonomous vehicles. This is the latest in a string of investments that the OEM has recently announced it will make in US plants.

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Tariffs: controversy reigns with Trump and Brexit adding to confusion

2019-03-20T13:21:00+00:00By Ian Henry

In President Trump somewhat simplistic analysis, trade wars fought through the medium of tariffs are easy to win. Angered, apparently, by seeing too many Mercedes and BMWs on Fifth Avenue, Trump has threatened to invoke section 232 of the 1962 US Trade Expansion Act, raising tariffs from their current 2.5% ...

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Augmented assistance

2019-03-04T11:36:00+00:00By Michael Nash

Visit any car manufacturing plant in the world and the majority of production equipment will be similar. The real differences between factories are the human workers and the way in which technology is used to optimise their environment

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Honda closure deals blow to UK

2019-02-19T13:06:00+00:00By Michael Nash

Honda has announced plans to close its Swindon plant at the end of the current model’s production lifecycle in 2021. The statement, which was published on the company’s website, refers to the changing nature of the global auto industry and Honda’s “commitment to electrified cars” as the main reasons behind ...

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Low heat input welding

2019-02-03T10:00:00+00:00By AMS

The Cold Metal Transfer (CMT) welding process reduces the heat input in comparison to other MIG/MAG processes, claims Fronius. This uses a digital process control, which automatically detects short circuits and then helps to detach the droplet by retracting the wire; during welding, the wire moves forward and is pulled ...

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