Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 08.50.11For this, our third issue of the ATS supplement, we have spoken once again to key players in this crucial sector of the market, revealing their insight on the current state of automotive manufacturing.

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

Opportunity 4.0 Nick Gibbs travels to Barcelona to discover how Gestamp’s own digital revolution is driving efficiency improvements in its energy-hungry hot-stamping operations

White light Michael Nash visits Constellium’s new plant in White, Georgia, from where it supplies BMW with aluminium crash management systems

Set the controls 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

Building the boost The manufacturing process of turbochargers requires high precision and extensive testing. Michael Nash provides insight

Grid reference Mike Farish visits Williams Advanced Engineering to see how the company delivers a distinctive F1 take on an innovative electric vehicle platform

Academic circles Mike Farish visits Oxford-based start-up YASA, a special electric motor company sprung from academia that’s now attracting the attention of premium OEMs

Gauge the new age Mike Farish visits a new facility operated by Mahle designed to help OEMs transition to the updated compulsory emissions testing regime, WLTP

Power from plastics James Bakewell speaks to thermoset plastics specialists Pieter Vanderstraeten and Hendrik De Keyser about the increasing scope for composite powertrain components

Getting beneath the skin Specialists in automotive interiors have long been at the sharp end of sustainability issue. Gareth Price looks at the controls and techniques that are helping IAC Group improve process control and lower energy consumption


In addition, our From the Industry section includes contributions from: ABB, AWL, Coherent Rofin, FARO, Fronius, Inos, Lincoln Electric, Omni-ID, Perceptron, SSAB and Zeiss

Digital issue: ATS supplement