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Gareth Price visits HMMC, Hyundai’s fully integrated production operation at the centre of Europe

The external exoskeleton devices help reduce stresses placed on the muscles of line workers

Nissan puts exoskeletons to the test

2019-10-31T17:04:00+00:00By Gareth Price

Nissan has been testing new ergonomic-assistance devices to be worn by assembly workers performing overhead tasks

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A divided global electric vehicle market could limit OEM economies of scale in manufacturing

2019-10-30T12:20:00+00:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Sales of hybrid and battery electric vehicles are set for significant regional divergence, which could fragment economies of scale across automotive production, R&D and technology costs, according to a new powertrain forecast by Automotive from Ultima Media

Ford Chennai plant

Ford’s India plants to be operated by Mahindra

2019-10-30T11:17:00+00:00By AMS

India - Ford will transfer control of its assembly operations in India to Mahindra

Great Wall Motors Chongqing factory

Great Wall starts building new China plant

2019-10-29T16:30:00+00:00By AMS

China - The new plant in Pinghu could produce electric vehicles under the Mini marque

Volkswagen new Golf

Volkswagen ramps up new Golf production

2019-10-23T09:27:00+01:00By AMS

Germany - The new Golf is being produced faster than its predecessor thanks to various improvements to the Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg plant

Bentley Flying Spur

Bentley starts Flying Spur production

2019-10-17T09:35:00+01:00By AMS

UK - Bentley Motors is now producing the new Flying Spur at its Crewe plant

Dyson brand

What took the air out of Dyson’s electric car project?

2019-10-16T14:05:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

The iconic manufacturer of vacuum cleaners has cancelled plans to develop and build an EV. That was probably a smart decision, considering the huge costs, competition and struggling market that Dyson would have been entering. An analysis from Ultima Media’s automotive analyst, Daniel Harrison.


OEMs’ profit strategies today could hurt them tomorrow

2019-09-30T08:53:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Ahead of stringent EU emissions targets starting in 2020, some carmakers are pursuing strategies that actually go against what they will ultimately need to do to reduce hefty fines. This makes sense – but only for now


EU fines and electric future not entirely in the hands of OEMs

2019-09-26T09:46:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

In the face of government and citizens’ rising concern over climate change, vehicle emission regulations around the world are tightening, especially in Europe. In our latest business intelligence report, we forecast that carmakers will face hefty fines under tightening vehicle emission targets, driven largely by factors outside their control.

JLR 3D-printed glove

3D-printed glove to aid assembly workers

2019-09-26T09:25:00+01:00By AMS

UK - Jaguar Land Rover has been testing a 3D-printed glove to prevent injuries to production line workers

Future opportunities

Opportunities ahead for automotive OEMs and tier suppliers

2019-09-25T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

The downturn in automotive sales volume creates many challenges, but the transitional state of the industry also provides many business opportunities including manufacturing, according to a forecast and report from Ultima Media.

Navistar WorkStar assembly

Navistar to build new ‘benchmark’ San Antonio plant

2019-09-20T10:09:00+01:00By AMS

US - The new Navistar plant will be used to build commercial vehicles in a variety of different sizes


Electrification production costs poses risk for automotive OEMs

2019-09-19T07:00:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

The high R&D, production and supply chain costs of electric vehicles could mean that OEMs will be selling most at a loss for years to come, according to a report by Automotive from Ultima Media.

TPCA finish line inspection

Looking after ‘the triplets’

2019-09-18T17:24:00+01:00By Gareth Price

The Toyota-PSA venture combines talents for the production of a trio of city cars. Gareth Price reports 


Jaguar Land Rover Nitra, Slovakia

2019-09-18T15:55:00+01:00By AMS

Production of the new Defender has just started at the Jaguar Land Rover factory in Nitra

B0 line 3

Mission to a million

2019-09-18T11:13:00+01:00By Nick Gibbs

Nick Gibbs reports from a renowned Russian plant that, despite a challenging domestic market, aims for a return to the high volumes of its colourful history


New horizons

2019-09-18T10:41:00+01:00By Nick Gibbs

With a healthy automotive supply chain and financial incentives on offer, Slovakia was an attractive prospect for JLR to expand its production facility network, as Nick Gibbs reports 

Toyota San Antonio pickup plant

Toyota invests in San Antonio facility

2019-09-18T09:50:00+01:00By AMS

US - The OEM is spending millions to upgrade the facility, which has attracted investment from suppliers in nearby factories

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