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Audi tests new sealing process in paint shop

2019-09-13T10:11:00+01:00By AMS

Hungary - The new sealing process could soon be rolled out across all Audi paint shops

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Skoda starts battery production for VW Group

2019-09-12T10:05:00+01:00By AMS

Czech Republic - Batteries for hybrid vehicles in the Volkswagen Group are being made at Skoda’s Mladá Boleslav factory

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Volkswagen electric vehicles - the next chapter

2019-09-11T10:54:00+01:00By Michael Nash

Factories that make vehicles with internal combustion engines could soon be making electric vehicles. Volkswagen has already started the transition at one of its plants

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Porsche starts electric Taycan production

2019-09-10T11:19:00+01:00By AMS

Germany - The Taycan electric sports car is being made in a new facility at Porche’s Zuffenhausen site

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Digitalised energy saving

2019-08-22T14:29:00+01:00By Michael Nash

Vehicle production has become increasingly digitalised, with a variety of different tools helping workers on production lines. These tools can also help reduce energy usage. Michael Nash provides an insight

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Skoda Mladá Boleslav paintshop

2019-08-22T08:59:00+01:00By AMS

Construction of the new Skoda paintshop at its Mladá Boleslav plant began in August 2018. It has the capacity to produce 168,000 lacquered bodies per year. 

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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. John Osborne reports

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Success for Seat

2019-08-19T16:19:00+01:00By Ian Henry

Spain’s biggest exporter has turned its finances around and looks to have a bright future. Ian Henry reports

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Automation advances

2019-08-14T13:41:00+01:00By Mike Farish

AMS investigates how robotics can be adapted to a wider range of applications and the potential offered by 5G communications

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Volkswagen Group starts producing new gearbox

2019-07-15T11:39:00+01:00By AMS

Spain - Around 450,000 units of the new gearbox will be made of the new MQ281 gearbox

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Interview: Luca de Meo, CEO, SEAT

2019-06-25T09:06:00+01:00By Michael Nash

Seat has a long history of making affordable and reliable cars, but how will the company continue to do so while also electrifying its line up? Michael Nash sits down with Luca de Meo to find out

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Vision of the future

2019-06-10T10:41:00+01:00By Nick Gibbs

Skoda is set to make the leap into electro-mobility this year with the launch of the plug-in hybrid Superb and the all-electric version of the Citigo small car. Report by Nick Gibbs

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ABB to provide robots for SAIC VW

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

China - ABB has signed an agreement with SAIC Volkswagen to provide robotics painting solutions for a new factory being built in Shanghai. The plant will become the first new energy vehicle (NEV) factory of the VW Group based on the modular electric drive (MEB) platform.

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E for Electrified – AMS Podcast Episode 02

2019-04-10T11:49:00+01:00

We focus on emobility for this episode as Gareth Price sheds light on Volkswagen’s Transparent Factory. The unconventional facility in Dresden repurposed to assemble the eGolf is also a showcase for VW’s e-mobility philosophy.

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Swedish steel and Russian reveal – AMS Podcast Episode 04

2019-04-10T11:40:00+01:00


AMS Editor Nick Holt describes his visit to Ovako’s steel foundry in Sweden where high strength engineering steel for long products is made, while Assistant Editor Michael Nash talks about his tour of Russia which included visits to Volkswagen and Volvo Trucks plants.

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The imitation game

2019-03-04T16:46:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Working with a local robotics start-up in Germany, Volkswagen is exploring a new programming technique that allows assembly workers to teach a cobot all the right moves

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VW sets out Wolfsburg upgrade

2019-02-18T09:36:00+00:00By aladmin

Germany - New bodyshop AGVs, more automated assembly stations and a series of ergonomic measures will feature in a major upgrade at Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg plant

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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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Ford and VW confirm their alliance; and raise questions …

2019-01-18T12:13:00+00:00By Ian Henry

After months of rumours and speculation, Ford and Volkswagen have announced an alliance which would begin with the co-development and production of vans and pick-ups; it offers the prospect of wider forms of co-operation, in other segments, electric technology and support services. This is the latest move in the continuous ...

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Volkswagen selects EV production base

2019-01-15T15:12:00+00:00By AMS

US - Volkswagen has announced that it will use its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee as a base for electric vehicle manufacturing in North America. It currently makes the Atlas SUV and Passat sedan at the factory.