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Dacia – building on a successful formula

2023-01-30T17:49:00+00:00By Michael Nash

Speaking to AMS, Carlos Carrinho, General Manager Dacia Vehicle plant Mioveni, discusses the factory’s unique position within the realm of European car manufacturing and how it has been continuously developing to meet future production challenges 

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Britishvolt collapse a shock to UK’s electric vehicle goals

2023-01-24T11:09:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Britishvolt’s business in the UK, which included the first first largescale battery manufacturing facility, has gone into administration, a setback for EV manufacturing in the country

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BMW and Solid Power expand joint development partnership

2023-01-23T19:33:00+00:00By AMS

BMW to adopt Solid Power’s cell pilot production lines at its own Cell Manufacturing Competence Centre at Parsdorf

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Italvolt enters a strategic collaboration with StoreDot

2023-01-17T12:12:00+00:00By AMS

Italvolt will license StoreDot’s extreme fast charging technology (XFC) and intellectual property rights to manufacture XFC lithium-ion batteries at its plant in Italy

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Multi part integrated BIW solutions and advanced steel grades support EV production

2023-01-10T10:18:00+00:00By ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal Global R&D Head of Automotive Steel Solutions, Jérôme Favero discusses how the company’s Multi Part Integration solution is an innovation that has been driven by the challenging context of Battery Electric Vehicle production

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Mercedes-Benz and Hydro partner to develop a sustainable aluminium supply chain

2023-01-04T12:00:00+00:00By AMS

Mercedes-Benz to collaborate with Norwegian aluminium producer Hydro to reduce the CO2 footprint of aluminium in the automotive supply chain

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CATL’s German plant starts battery cell production

2023-01-04T11:04:00+00:00By AMS

The new plant in the German state of Thuringia is the Chinese cell producer’s first manufacturing operation outside of China. Serial production of lithium-ion battery cells started in December as scheduled

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AMS Automotive Evolution Europe – a review from Munich 2022

2022-12-19T18:38:00+00:00By Michael Nash

The first AMS Evolution Europe Summit saw experts from BMW, Audi, ZF CATL and more discussing speeding time to market, greater agility in production, factory conversion and boosting battery cell manufacturing in the region.

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Mercedes-Benz Vans and Rivian pause production plans in Europe

2022-12-18T17:31:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell

Rivian is putting its production plans with Mercedes-Benz Vans on hold to focus on producing its R1T and R1S vehicles 

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Welcome to Automotive Evolution Europe 2022!

2022-12-12T23:41:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Editor-in-Chief Christopher Ludwig kicks off the 1st Automotive Evolution Europe

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Transforming plant and production processes - interview with Rüdiger Eck, Audi

2022-12-10T00:15:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Christopher Ludwig caught up with Rüdiger Eck, Director of Data Governance and Analytics for Digital Production, AUDI AG at AMS Automotive Evolution Europe.

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Hyper-flexible microfactory - interview with Dr Matthias Preuß, Next e.GO Mobile

2022-12-10T00:15:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Christopher Ludwig caught up with Dr Matthias Preuß, Vice-President, Global Microfactory Technology, Next e.GO Mobile.

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Future-proof Plant Munich - interview with Peter Weber, BMW

2022-12-10T00:15:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Christopher Ludwig caught up with Peter Weber, Director Plant Munich, BMW Group following the closing session of AMS Automotive Evolution Europe 2022.

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Blossoming brownfields: rejuvenating Europe’s car plants

2022-12-09T12:31:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

BMW and Volta Trucks joined the closing panel discussion at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss how Europe is revamping production plants and ensuring their existing production plants can be as flexible and efficient as any greenfield.

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Engineering the future of manufacturing

2022-12-09T12:30:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Ford Research and Advanced Manufacturing Europe and Microsoft joined the ninth panel at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss some of the steps Europe’s automotive industry is taking to future-proof factories and quicken the rollout of new technology, battery and EV production.

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Painting a brighter day: increasing speed, reducing errors in paintshop

2022-12-09T12:23:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

SAMES and FANUC joined the eighth panel at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss optimising processes and reducing waste in the paintshop.

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Assembly in motion: speed and flexibility in vehicle production

2022-12-09T12:00:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Next e.GO Mobile and Trumpf joined the fifth panel at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss strategies to simplify production processes and increase flexibility.

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Tier-1 transformation: fast-changing production for automotive suppliers

2022-12-09T12:00:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

ZF and Hardinge joined the sixth panel at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss how to better understand what electrification means for tier-1 suppliers.

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Material matters: body, forming and process transformation

2022-12-09T12:00:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Teknia, ArcelorMittal and SSAB joined the seventh panel at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss how new technology and materials are ushering in new innovations in manufacturing.

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Managing an uncertain future in manufacturing

2022-12-09T11:44:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

S&P Global Mobility, Magswitch and Next e.GO Mobile joined the fourth panel at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss the volatile production environment, to which OEMs and suppliers must respond to mitigate disruption to production.