The latest news and devlopments in the world of assembly.


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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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Honda and GS Yuasa look to collaborate on lithium-ion batteries

2023-01-25T18:35:00+00:00By AMS

The two companies have reached a basic agreement toward collaboration for a high-capacity, high-output lithium-ion battery with the goal of establishing a joint venture company by the end of 2023


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


GM invests $918m in four US powertrain production facilities

2023-01-24T11:02:00+00:00By AMS

Investment will prepare four GM plants for production of 6th generation small block V8 and EV components


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


LG and Honda formalise joint venture to produce lithium-ion batteries in the US

2023-01-17T11:35:00+00:00By AMS

The new battery plant will exclusively supply Honda plants in North America to power battery-electric vehicles produced and sold in in the region


Audi plans for future production

2023-01-09T19:07:00+00:00By AMS

Audi says it’s all in on electromobility, planning to launch only all-electric models from 2026, and gradually phasing out production of its combustion engine models by 2033


Automotive ADAS Camera White Paper

2023-01-05T00:26:00+00:00By Henkel, sponsor partner

The advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) utilized in today’s automobiles are built using active alignment, a cutting-edge assembly technique used to produce high-quality camera modules. Henkel’s cutting-edge dual-cure Active Alignment Adhesives ensure reliable, fast bonding while achieving optimal lens alignment in these safety-critical modules.


Honda Alabama starts production of all-new Pilot

2023-01-04T13:01:00+00:00By AMS

Honda’s Alabama plant requires substantial production changes to build all-new Pilot SUV

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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


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.


AMS Winter 2022-23 – M-power in Mexico

2022-12-18T17:55:00+00:00By AMS

In this latest AMS digital edition we have features on BMW’s San Luis Potosi facility in Mexico, Ford’s planned European Electrification Centre at Cologne, CATL’s battery cell production operations in Europe, ZF’s upgrading of its plants for EVs and electronics, and more.


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 


Russian carmakers begin CKD assembly from Chinese imports

2022-12-18T17:31:00+00:00By AMS

Avtotor, Avtovaz and Moskvitch are trying revive carmaking in Russia but are heavily reliant on assembling kits imported from China


More than moving parts – autonomous mobile robots

2022-12-13T12:26:00+00:00By Mike Farish

AMRs are developing beyond just electric trucks or trollies used to transport parts and increasingly vehicle assemblies around manufacturing plants


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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AMS Evolution Munich – Building Europe’s EV production network

2022-12-12T14:09:00+00:00By Michael Nash

Building battery gigafactories and updating existing plants are key in ensuring Europe will become an EV production powerhouse


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.


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.


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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