Africa and Middle East
BMW is investing more than $224m in its plant to allow production of electric vehicles.
AMS looks at the changing role of the Chinese operations of European and other long established brands’ operations in China and their changing roles in the global auto sector
The Cassino plant in Italy produces premium vehicles for Alfa Romeo and Maserati
OEMs are investing heavily in renewable energy sources to reduce the carbon footprint of their manufacturing operations
The software system will optimise manufacturing plans based on available components and enable easy monitoring of energy and water use and CO2 emissions.
AMS visited a newly upgraded test facility to get an insight into the equipment and process requirements for electric and fuel cell powertrains
BMW using digital twins to simulate production for new plants and upgrades for existing facilities
The recovery of used parts suitable for re-sale builds on the company’s existing initiative to refurbish and modernise second-hand trucks to extend their life.
Ford uses the latest e-coatings to ensure optimum coverage on the chassis frames for the new Ranger pick-up
Battery metals prices have become a significant threat to automotive’s pursuit of electrification with growing EV output calling for higher volumes of minerals production.
Experts discuss how they are using digital technology to streamline time-consuming and expensive processes from supply chain monitoring to assembly planning.
Ford is deploying digital twins and data analytics at factores in Asia, Africa and South America to bring real-time visibility to production planning and supply chains.
AutoForecast Solutions sees a value-over-volume focus, more shared components and some major shuffles in the ranks of top EV makers
This AMS livestream explores how Ford, Fraunhofer IPA and other OEMs are advancing smart factories to optimise assembly lines, improve quality and reduce errors, leveraging connected data for digital twins and AI-driven manufacturing planning.
Glover will assume the role on January 1 and will lead the plant’s transformation and push towards electric mobility, starting with the localised production of the ID.4 SUV in 2022
Watch this session to discover GeicoTaikisha insights on automotive manufacturing trends, time reduction for paintshop production and new ways to adapt production output to meet market needs
For the production of the new C-class, Mercedes has taken the opportunity to add flexibility by way of cellular manufacturing in the body shop and with so-called ‘TecLines’ for assembly.
In the first part of our Electrifying Production Livestream series, AMS explores how vehicle electrification is changing major tier-1 suppliers’ manufacturing engineering and design, plant equipment and manufacturing strategies. Featuring experts from automotive suppliers and production specialists including Gestamp and ZF, Henkel and ABB.
BMW is on an EV offensive and is taking the opportunity to revamp its plants with automation and digital twins. Mark Smyth spoke to the global boss of production, Milan Nedeljković, about the challenges and opportunities
Production of the next-generation Superb will be relocated from Kvasiny to Bratislava in Slovakia in 2023, to free up capacity in the Czech plant required for the brand’s plans for growth