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  • Truck cab
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    Flexible thinking

    2019-09-10T09:59:00Z

    Commercial vehicle sales in Russia are on the decline, but Volvo Trucks has a plan in place to deal with the tough conditions. Michael Nash reports

  • FCA_Chrysler_-_Brampton_Assembly_Plant-1515ouobneijek0g3g5tug5jdm361
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    Canada feels the chill

    2019-07-22T13:43:00Z

    Trading challenges and dwindling investment is putting Canada’s automotive manufacturers under pressure. 

  • Scott Ward
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    Scott Ward, director of manufacturing, Aston Martin St Athan

    2019-07-22T12:51:00Z

    As Aston Martin opens its brand new St Athan facility ready for production of its DBX, Nick Gibbs meets director of manufacturing at the plant, Scott Ward

  • BMW 7 Series final inspection Dingolfing
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    A blaze in Bavaria

    2019-07-09T10:58:00Z

    The foundations have been laid at BMW’s Dingolfing plant to make more electrified models and components, but more is yet to come. Michael Nash reports

  • Opel Astra
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    Opel to build new Astra in two Europe plants

    2019-06-27T16:24:00Z

    Italy - The new Opel Astra will be built in Germany and potentially the UK, depending on the outcome of Brexit

  • Mercedes-Benz Cars MoU Egypt assembly
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    Mercedes to assemble cars in Egypt

    2019-06-25T10:38:00Z

    Egypt - Mercedes-Benz Cars is looking to strengthen its position in Egypt by starting local assembly and establishing a training centre

  • EV batteries
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    Gaining momentum

    2019-06-10T10:58:00Z

    Vehicle makers and tier suppliers are embarking on huge changes to their production operations and range line-ups to supply electrified vehicles. Ian Henry looks at who’s charging ahead and who’s falling flat

  • Skoda Vision iV electric
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    Vision of the future

    2019-06-10T10:41:00Z

    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

  • hino-truck
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    Hino builds new factory in Russia

    2019-06-06T13:58:00Z

    Hino will be making light- and medium-duty at the factory in a bid to increase its global presence

  • Hilux
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    Toyota to build facility in Myanmar

    2019-05-30T09:03:00Z

    The OEM is hoping to take advantage of growing sales in the country by setting up its first local production facility

  • 2019 Ford Kuga home charge
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    Ford’s new electric offering

    2019-05-28T13:49:00Z

    Ford has recently announced it will bring 16 electrified vehicles to market in Europe over the next few years. Michael Nash provides a rundown of the first batch to be introduced

  • Hanon Systems Chongqing
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    Hanon Systems opens Chongqing facility

    2019-05-28T08:57:00Z

    The new facility will be used to produce compressors and heat pump systems for Changan Automobile

  • Mercedes-Benz Actros Worth plant
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    Mercedes begins Actros production in Wörth

    2019-05-21T13:22:00Z

    Germany - The first new Actros has come off the production line at the Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant in southern Germany. It is the first facility in the OEM’s global network to start making the new model. 

  • ABB robots paintshop
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    ABB to provide robots for SAIC VW

    2019-05-14T16:50:00Z

    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. “We are delighted ...

  • Ford Saarlouis 7
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    Ford Saarlouis

    2019-05-14T15:35:00Z

    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.

  • Two tone cars
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    A two-tone finish

    2019-04-29T13:53:00Z

    Bi-colour coats and enhanced quality assurance are high on the agenda in the paintshop at SEAT’s Martorell factory. Michael Nash gets an inside look

  • FCA-Saltillo-Mexico
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    Nafta aftermath

    2019-04-12T16:19:00Z

    A new trade deal era will reconfigure Mexico’s automotive industry relations with the US, Nick Gibbs reports

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    US plants – stick or twist?

    2019-04-10T13:42:00Z

    Several carmakers have recently outlined plans to alter their production activities in the US. Some announcements have been positive, with large investments being made to build new facilities as well as upgrade existing ones. Others have detailed plant closures. Here we provide an overview of the latest news regarding ...

  • Mercedes-Benz Cars battery factory in the Neckar Valley at the Untertürkheim site in Germany
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    Mercedes starts building battery plant

    2019-04-09T12:50:00Z

    Germany - Mercedes-Benz has started the construction of its battery production facility in the Brühl sub-plant at Untertürkheim, Germany. This is part of the €1bn (US$1.13bn) investment that the OEM has set aside for its global battery production network, which currently comprises of nine battery factories at seven locations on ...

  • Ford Focus Saarlouis
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    Tariffs: controversy reigns with Trump and Brexit adding to confusion

    2019-03-20T13:21:00Z

    In President Trump somewhat simplistic analysis, trade wars fought through the medium of tariffs are easy to win. Angered, apparently, by seeing too many Mercedes and BMWs on Fifth Avenue, Trump has threatened to invoke section 232 of the 1962 US Trade Expansion Act, raising tariffs from ...