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    VW makes production appointments


    Germany – Andreas Krüger will become head of Product Line Small, Stefan Gies will be head of Product Line Mid-/Fullsize and Friedrich Eichler will be head of Chassis Development. The appointments will be effective from September 1. After joining VW at Wolfsburg in 1991, Krüger went on to take senior ...

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    EVs: Is this the tipping point?


    The momentum behind the move towards vehicle electrification continues unabated. Most recently, both the French and UK governments stated their intention to ban the sale of conventionally powered vehicles by 2040. Volvo also caused a stir when it announced that its all-new model launches from 2019 onwards will only be ...

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    Untertürkheim leads Daimler EV focus


    Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim Germany – The OEM’s global lead plant on conventional powertrain production will also become a competence centre for electric vehicle components. Battery production is to be added as a new product group providing more than 250 new jobs in a specialist e-mobility production area. As part of ...

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    Excel and export


    The story of how ABB Robotics helps the export of the new Volvo S90 from China to the US Earlier this summer, Volvo began exporting its new S90 long-wheelbase sedan from the Daqing manufacturing facility across the Pacific. The first 400 vehicles were transported to Tianjin for shipment, ready for ...

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    Smarter and safer


    As production facilities grow in complexity through the interconnection of cyber, physical and human capabilities, automotive manufacturers are encountering additional safety risks alongside new possibilities Automotive manufacturing is entering what Christian Dunckern, head of BMW Group Production System, Planning, Toolmaking and Plant Engineering, calls “the time of smart devices and ...

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    Unindo forças


    Peças complexas, encaixes de precisão, sem margem para erro, não é de se admirar que a automação seja um ingrediente vital no sucesso de linhas de montagem de motor e transmissão As linhas modernas estão mais rápidas, seguras e mais confiáveis do que nunca, graças em grande parte à automação. ...