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PSA and Toyota make the Czech list – AMS Podcast Episode 05 (Pt 01)

2019-08-06T11:25:00+01:00

The AMS Podcast returns with a three-part bumper episode. The team discuss the TPCA joint venture facility in the Czech Republic. Episode sponsored by SSAB

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Toyota to build facility in Myanmar

2019-05-30T09:03:00+01:00By AMS

The OEM is hoping to take advantage of growing sales in the country by setting up its first local production facility

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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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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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Corolla confidence

2019-02-12T12:35:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Upgrade and investments at Burnaston see Toyota start production of the new Corolla in the UK, despite all the turmoil of Brexit

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In our next issue...

2019-02-08T13:21:00+00:00By aladmin

Coming soon in our March-April issue…

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Magna to make new Toyota Supra

2019-01-15T17:03:29+00:00By AMS

Austria - Magna has announced that it will build the new Toyota Supra at its facility in Graz, Austria. The car was first revealed at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), and is expected to enter production in early 2019.

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VW appoints new CV board member

2019-01-11T09:59:08+00:00By AMS

Germany - Volkswagen has appointed Alexander Hitzinger as the new member of the board of management for technical development at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. He will take charge of establishing and managing VW's Centre for autonomous driving and Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS).

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Asia’s other powerhouse

2019-01-04T15:58:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Already a dynamic and rapidly growing manufacturing hub, South-East Asia’s automotive industry is finding further opportunity in the growth of battery and hybrid vehicle production

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New year, new arrangements

2018-12-10T16:41:00+00:00By Ian Henry

As 2018 draws to a close, the pace of change in vehicle manufacturing is accelerating. The move to EVs is gaining speed while the companies themselves continue to realign and optimise their manufacturing footprints.

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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

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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

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Piecing it all together

2018-11-06T11:23:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Ian Henry identifies six themes from the moves, mergers and makeovers underway in the global automotive tier supply sector

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Toyota makes hybrid transaxles

2018-10-30T17:29:11+00:00By AMS

Poland - The OEM has started production of its hybrid electric transaxles at its plant in Wałbrzych, situated in the south west of the country. They will be fitted to the new Corolla Hybrid, which is being built at Toyota's Burnaston factory in the UK, and the C-HR Hybrid, which ...

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Gestamp opens two new facilities

2018-10-29T10:52:17+00:00By AMS

Spain - The company has opened a new plant in Matsusaka - it's first in Japan. Costing around €40m (US$46m), the facility will be used to make body-in-white components using hot stamping, and will initially supply Honda.

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GAC Mitsubishi makes engines

2018-10-22T11:13:45+01:00By AMS

China - The company has started making its 4B4 and 4J1 engines at a new plant in Changsha, Hunan. These were previously imported from Japan before being dropped into the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV and the Outlander SUV.

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Mazda appoints new R&D VP

2018-10-19T15:01:56+01:00By AMS

Japan - Hajime Seikaku has been named the new vice president of Mazda's European Research & Development Centre, which is located in Oberursel, Germany. He was previously working at Mazda's vehicle development division in Japan.

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Food for thought in Paris

2018-10-09T17:22:05+01:00By Ian Henry

So many big names were absent from this year’s Paris motor show that the long-term future of these events must soon be called into question. Nissan, Volvo, Opel, Ford and Fiat in particular were notable no-shows. Audi and Skoda had a presence, but the Volkswagen brand was perhaps the biggest ...

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Waste not...

2018-09-13T12:03:32+01:00By ams_karenmccandless

Karen McCandless reports on vehicle-maker recycling projects ranging from plastic bottles to electric vehicle batteries