Where it all comes together


GM Cruise AV RoofRack

Building blocks for autonomous vehicles

2019-09-17T11:05:00+01:00By Michael Nash

Michael Nash touches on some of the most recent announcements regarding the production of autonomous vehicles

Skoda Superb 2019 Kvasiny

Bohemian prosperity

2019-09-17T11:04:00+01:00By Gareth Price

After a record-breaking year, Skoda’s Kvasiny plant is aiming higher still, backed by industry 4.0. Gareth Price visits the operation in East Bohemia

Kia Telluride West Point plant

Kia hits 3m production milestone in US

2019-09-16T09:36:00+01:00By AMS

US - Kia has hit a major milestone with production of its new SUV at its West Point plant in Georgia


Trade wars put automotive factories at risk

2019-09-13T19:41:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

The impact on tariffs and especially of uncertainty in key trading regions including the US, China and Europe are having real impacts on decisions regarding automotive investment and production, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media’s new business intelligence unit.

Skoda PHEV battery at Czech Republic - Batteries for hybrid vehicles in the Volkswagen Group are being made at Mladá Boleslav

Skoda starts battery production for VW Group

2019-09-12T10:05:00+01:00By AMS

Czech Republic - Batteries for hybrid vehicles in the Volkswagen Group are being made at Skoda’s Mladá Boleslav factory


Volkswagen electric vehicles - the next chapter

2019-09-11T10:54:00+01:00By Michael Nash

Factories that make vehicles with internal combustion engines could soon be making electric vehicles. Volkswagen has already started the transition at one of its plants

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Auto industry faces lengthy decline in sales

2019-09-11T04:55:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Global new vehicle sales could face years of falls or stagnation, hurting OEM profits and putting pressure on carmakers’ production footprint, according to a forecast by Automotive from Ultima Media’s new business intelligence unit.

Truck cab

Flexible thinking

2019-09-10T09:59:00+01:00By Michael Nash

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

Uusikaupunki, Valmet Automotive

Valmet expands production at Uusikaupunki

2019-07-12T11:42:00+01:00By AMS

Finland - A new production line is being installed to speed up production and increase flexibility

EvoBus Daimler Mannheim

Solar flair

2019-07-09T11:32:00+01:00By Gareth Price

Sven Schulz, CEO of battery systems supplier Akasol, speaks to Gareth Price about the company’s involvement with Daimler’s next generation electrified bus

BMW 7 Series final inspection Dingolfing

A blaze in Bavaria

2019-07-09T10:58:00+01:00By Michael Nash

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

Mercedes GLC Bremen

Mercedes starts GLC production at Bremen

2019-07-04T16:15:00+01:00By AMS

Germany - The latest generation of the Mercedes-Benz GLC is now being made at the company’s Bremen plant

Mercedes-Benz Cars MoU Egypt assembly

Mercedes to assemble cars in Egypt

2019-06-25T10:38:00+01:00By AMS

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

Shenyang battery

Cutting battery production costs

2019-06-20T13:46:00+01:00By Michael Nash

Automation and economies of scale could see a reduction in battery production costs. Michael Nash takes a look

GM Flint Assembly Chevrolet Silverado

GM hedges bets on pick-ups

2019-06-13T09:40:00+01:00By AMS

GM has made two recent investments in order to boost production of its best-selling pick-up trucks in the US

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Aston Martin St Athan

2019-06-12T14:13:00+01:00By AMS

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. 

EV batteries

Gaining momentum

2019-06-10T10:58:00+01:00By Ian Henry

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

Vision of the future

2019-06-10T10:41:00+01:00By Nick Gibbs

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

GM Fort Wayne plant

GM upgrades Fort Wayne plant

2019-05-31T13:58:00+01:00By AMS

General Motors is spending a significant amount to increase production of two new pick-ups

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TPCA at Kolin, Czech Republic

2019-05-22T13:10:00+01:00By AMS

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 ...