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New recycle system at Bentley puts waste water to work

2020-01-27T13:46:00+00:00By Gareth Price

A paintshop water treatment innovation is helping Bentley achieve sustainability targets and reduce consumption

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Production records set at Skoda’s domestic plants

2020-01-24T16:49:00+00:00By Gareth Price, Ian Henry

As it marks the 125th anniversary of the company, Skoda is chalking up record-breaking output

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The wider scope of Skoda

2020-01-24T16:36:00+00:00By Ian Henry

With new products and an expanding production network, Skoda is managing to achieve greater influence and standing despite the challenges of a changing market

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Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark

2019-12-20T16:37:00+00:00By Nick Gibbs

CEO Adrian Hallmark has led Bentley since February 2018 when he returned to the company he originally left back in 2005 as sales and marketing director. He remained in the VW Group before leaving for a seven-year stretch at Jaguar Land Rover. He retook the reigns in a dark time, presiding over the company’s first loss in seven years, but as he tells AMS, he is making changes at the plant to make it more cost effective and planning for an electric future.

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Bentley’s prudence for performance

2019-12-20T16:12:00+00:00By Nick Gibbs

After more than half a century of carmaking, major changes are underway at Bentley’s Crewe headquarters as the luxury brand enacts a leaner and streamlined phase

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Exoskeleton trials underway at Audi

2019-12-11T12:46:00+00:00By Gareth Price

Audi has begun testing the ergonomic benefits of exoskeleton systems for workers at its Ingolstadt plant

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At the centre of change for Volkswagen Group

2019-11-18T06:30:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Martin Hofmann, chief information office of the Volkswagen Group (pictured, right), explains how the carmaker is transforming its IT system backbone and legacy infrastructure across manufacturing, purchasing, supply chain and engineering – and how Volkswagen is now able to attract top software talent.

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Building Volkswagen’s Industrial Cloud

2019-11-18T06:30:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Volkswagen Group’s landmark project with Amazon Web Services will help to connect all its global factories, and eventually the supply chain as well. At the core of the project is a drive to establish a standard software stack that will transform the way production IT is developed and implemented across Volkswagen locations.

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Map: Volkswagen’s growing network of IT expertise

2019-11-18T06:30:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Volkswagen Group IT has opened or expanded global IT and software centers, with growing significance across the company’s IT research and operations. Check out a map of their key locations and functions.

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A program of change for Volkswagen Group IT

2019-11-18T06:30:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Over the past two years, Volkswagen’s central Group IT division, led by CIO Martin Hofmann, has been expanding staff numbers, investment and digital projects across the group’s business processes, and working more closely with brands like Audi, Porsche and Skoda. In the first of a multi-part article special on Group IT, we explain the evolving shape of the organisation.

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VW Zwickau leads the MEB charge as ID.3 goes into production

2019-11-04T12:22:00+00:00By Gareth Price

Volkswagen’s vision for its newly-converted Zwickau plant is that it will become an emobility flagship – a state-of-the-art, flexible, high-tech factory with digitalisation underpinning all areas. Now series production of the ID.3 electric vehicle has begun there, VW’s new era is formally underway…

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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 

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Volkswagen ramps up new Golf production

2019-10-23T09:27:00+01:00By AMS

Germany - The new Golf is being produced faster than its predecessor thanks to various improvements to the Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg plant

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Bentley starts Flying Spur production

2019-10-17T09:35:00+01:00By AMS

UK - Bentley Motors is now producing the new Flying Spur at its Crewe plant

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Bentley Motors plant becomes carbon neutral

2019-10-04T15:48:00+01:00By AMS

UK - The Bentley Motors plant in Crewe is now operating as a carbon neutral facility

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Russia’s powerhouse

2019-10-04T13:08:00+01:00By Michael Nash

Volkswagen has recorded notable growth in Russia over the last few years, but management are being careful not to get excited. Michael Nash gets the inside view

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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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Volkswagen enhances plant productivity

2019-09-26T11:15:00+01:00By AMS

Germany - Volkswagen is implementing a number of various strategies to enhance its global production network by 30%

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Volkswagen Center of Excellence for Battery Cells

2019-09-24T09:43:00+01:00By AMS

Volkswagen is now testing production methods for batteries at its Salzgitter facility

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Volkswagen develops new battery manufacturing technologies

2019-09-24T09:09:00+01:00By AMS

Germany - Volkswagen is developing manufacturing technologies in order to better make lithium-ion batteries

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