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Scania stops bus body production in Słupsk, Poland plant

Scania to stop bus body production in Poland

2023-05-30T16:20:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Scania is set to discontinue the production of Scania Citywide, Scania Interlink and Low floor-chassis.

EMO Hannover 2023 Dr Wilfried Schafer VDW

EMO Hannover to address challenges of digitising automotive manufacturing

2023-05-30T13:55:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Ahead of EMO Hannover in September, AMS looks at what insights the OEMs and tier-1 suppliers in attendance can expect to find, including the challenges of digitising automotive manufacturing.

Barbara Bergmeier with Christopher Ludwig at Gaydon

A friend of flexible lines – upgrading JLR production for EVs and more

2023-05-24T17:56:00+01:00By Nick Holt, Christopher Ludwig

Barbara Bergmeier is driving digitalisation, sustainability and resilience across operations, and wants to ramp up EV manufacturing whilst staying flexible

Nidec opens two new factories for EV component manufacturing in Serbia

Nidec opens new Serbian factories to meet rising demand for electric vehicle (EV) components

2023-05-23T13:36:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Japanese manufacturer Nidec has opened two new factories in Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia, in response to growing demand for electric vehicle (EVs) components in Europe.

Battery assembly BBA Shenyang

BMW to produce Neue Klasse in China from 2026

2023-05-18T17:55:00+01:00By Nick Holt

The BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture has announced it will build the next model generation, Neue Klasse at its production plant in Shenyang

Mercedes Van EA

Mercedes will use VAN.EA architecture for its next generation of midsize and large vans

2023-05-16T18:28:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Mercedes says starting 2026, all newly developed midsize and large vans will be built on VAN.EA, using three modules to allow for a clear differentiation between private luxury vans and premium commercial vans


Fisker begins production ramp-up of Ocean SUV

2023-05-16T17:10:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Fisker is accelerating the launch of its Ocean SUV with the first deliveries to European and US markets planned for June this year

AMTE Thurso

Powering up: AMTE ramps up cell production volume

2023-05-09T17:37:00+01:00By Nick Holt

AMTE CEO Alan Hollis discusses ramping up cell production, establishing a new Gigafactory and developing a flexible, sustainable manufacturing approach


SMMT reports UK car output increase as supply shortages ease

2023-05-02T17:39:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

UK car manufacturing showed an increase in output in the first three months of this year, with exports helping to drive growth, but the SMMT has warned that high energy costs and business rates threaten competitiveness


Watch: Structural change – Developing vehicle architectures optimised for EV manufacturing


Hear expert insights into the development and production of high volume electric vehicle architectures, and how these are driving innovation in manufacturing processes and efficiencies, featuring Gestamp’s North America R&D director Paul Belanger and ArcelorMittal head of automotive steel solutions Jérôme Favero.

Gestamp Michigan R&D Center

Form and function: Developing production processes and structures for electric vehicle architectures

2023-04-25T10:18:00+01:00By Nick Holt, Christopher Ludwig

The new electric vehicle architectures are also continuing to evolve as vehicle makers strive to find the optimum balance between platform flexibility, while also being viable for high-volume production. To get some insights in to this ongoing process AMS spoke with Paul Belanger, Gestamp’s R&D Director for North America


Jaguar Land Rover to invest in UK manufacturing plants to ramp up EV and flexible production

2023-04-20T18:57:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

JLR will invest billions over the next five years to upgrade its UK plants for an electric-first future, including new EVs, electric drivetrains and battery packs across Halewood, Solihull, Wolverhampton and Castle Bromwich


Seat: Digital tools, shopfloor innovations and multi-brand manufacturing

2023-04-17T19:14:00+01:00By Pascal Nagel

Markus Haupt has returned to his professional roots in Barcelona. As the board member in charge of production and logistics, he now has the fortunes of Seat’s manufacturing operations in his hands

AP special edition smart factory

Smart Factory Special Edition - Automobil Produktion

2023-04-14T15:15:00+01:00By AMS

Read about the latest developments in Industry 4.0 featuring SEAT, Audi and more from AMS sister publication Automobil Produktion in this special edition for the Hannover Messe


Stellantis to build electric vans at Mangualde

2023-04-04T14:44:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Mangualde Production Center to become the first assembly plant in Portugal to produce large series, fully battery electric compact vans for Citroën, Fiat, Opel and Peugeot


Renault 5 EV prototypes begin endurance testing and fine-tuning

2023-04-04T12:33:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Renault tests its new CMF-B EV platform, which will underpin the new Renault 5 model, due for launch in 2024


Stellantis invests €130m in Eisenach Assembly Plant for electric Opel Grandland successor

2023-03-23T10:13:00+00:00By Rebecca Morley

Production of the new BEV is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2024

BMW Group is taking a digital-first approach to validate and optimise complex manufacturing systems across its production network

Virtual production underway in BMW Group’s future plant Debrecen

2023-03-22T16:32:00+00:00By Rebecca Morley

NVIDIA Omniverse is enabling virtual production in the plant more than two years before actual series production is launched

PowerCo Valencia gigafactory

PowerCo starts construction of Valencia gigafactory

2023-03-21T10:35:00+00:00By Rebecca Morley

The gigafactory will start production of unified cells in 2026 and will directly employ more than 3,000 people


Auto industry urges Government to get behind UK EV production

2023-03-16T15:46:00+00:00By Rebecca Morley

The SMMT has published a new blueprint which sets out the UK’s strengths in advanced automotive manufacturing, low carbon energy, and R&D