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    Composite case study: curved rear bumper beam of the Corvette Stingray


    Performance vehicle structures have long made extensive use of composite materials and the new generation of GM’s flagship sportscar, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, continues the push. A key composite component of the new Corvette Stingray is a curved carbon fibre rear bumper beam, created through a bespoke application of radius pultrusion…

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    Video: Ferrari’s return marks a key milestone in Italy’s recovery


    On 4 May 2020, Ferrari began its gradual return to production. The Maranello and Modena plants suspended lines on 14 March, making the coronavirus suspension the longest shutdown in Ferrari’s 73-year history. Coronavirus live blog: OEMs set resumption timelines and health protection regimes The Monza assembly ...

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    Zwickau kicks off Volkswagen’s return to vehicle production in Germany


    Zwickau is the first of Volkswagen’s vehicle plants in Germany to end the suspensions that began back in March. A cautious restart phase will see 50 of the ID.3 produced each day; one-third of the production volume seen prior to the coronavirus pandemic prompted the shutdown. Follow our live blog ...

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    GM prepares to build ventilators at Kokomo


    General Motors is readying its Kokomo electronics components facility and training staff to begin volume production of Ventec Life Systems’ critical care ventilators

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    Morgan Motors: twinning tradition and technology


    The Morgan Motor Company’s workshop is a car factory like no other… 

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    GM Arlington: expansion and inspection on the Texas SUV lines


    Upgrades at the home of GM’s full-size SUV production help to launch the new Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban models for 2020

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    Yanfeng Automotive Interiors – Kragujevac, Serbia


    Another major tier supplier has added its name to the list automotive players attracted to Serbia

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    Nissan puts exoskeletons to the test


    Nissan has been testing new ergonomic-assistance devices to be worn by assembly workers performing overhead tasks  

  • Tesla took on Fremont in 2010, remodeling it for SOP of the first Model S in June 2012

    Tesla, Fremont


    At its facility in Fremont, California, Tesla runs one of the world’s most advanced factories in the automotive world. Covering 5.3 million sq. ft of manufacturing and office space, the facility was previously home to General Motors. 

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    Volkswagen Center of Excellence for Battery Cells


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

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    Jaguar Land Rover Nitra, Slovakia


    Production of the new Defender has just started at the Jaguar Land Rover factory in Nitra

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    BMW Research & Innovation Centre Pilot Plant


    BMW provides a glimpse inside its Research & Innovation Centre Pilot Plant, which is located in Munich, Germany

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    Skoda Mladá Boleslav paintshop


    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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    Acura Marysville, Ohio


    An inside look at production of the second-generation Acura NSX in Marysville, Ohio

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    BMW Dingolfing


    BMW makes batteries and electric motors at its Dingolfing plant, as well as the 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 Series models. The company’s electrified vehicle sales increased by 40% during 2018 when compared to 2017. 

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    Aston Martin St Athan


    Production has started at Aston Martin’s second UK manufacturing plant. Located in St Athan, Wales, it is the company’s sole production facility for the DBX - Aston Martin’s first SUV. 

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    Mercedes-AMG Affalterbach


    The newly developed Mercedes-AMG 2.0-litre M 139 engine in production at Affalterbach. It is the world’s most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine in series production.

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    TPCA at Kolin, Czech Republic


    Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobile (TPCA) is a joint venture of Toyota and PSA currently assembles the platform-sharing A-segment cars - Toyota Aygo, Peugeot 108 and Citroën C1. In 2019, a total of 199,000 vehicles were produced at the plant located at Kolin in central Czech Republic. Last year, it was ...

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    Ford Saarlouis


    Ford has recently invested in its Saarlouis plant to produce the latest generation of its popular Focus model. Key additions include the introduction of two hot forming press lines and eight related laser cutting stations for the high-strength steel sections.

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    Audi Böllinger Höfe


    The latest versions of both the Coupe and Spyder convertible variants of the R8 are made at Audi Sport’s Böllinger Höfe factory a few miles outside Heilbronn in south-west Germany. The 30,000 sq.m facility has been in operation for just four years.