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Skoda production record 2019

Production records set at Skoda’s domestic plants

2020-01-24T16:49:00+00:00By Gareth Price, Ian Henry

As it marks the 125th anniversary of the company, Skoda is chalking up record-breaking output

Skoda Superb IV production - Kvasiny

The wider scope of Skoda

2020-01-24T16:36:00+00:00By Ian Henry

With new products and an expanding production network, Skoda is managing to achieve greater influence and standing despite the challenges of a changing market

The Plus Six features a bonded and riveted aluminium platform that houses a turbocharged BMW straight six and an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission

The Morgan Plus Six: a century in the making

2020-01-24T16:21:00+00:00By Chris Pickering

Behind Morgan’s unashamedly traditional exterior there’s a company that’s also keen to embrace modern production methods and processes

Supplier development

Electric vehicles could transform role of tier 1 suppliers in manufacturing

2020-01-22T15:24:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

As OEMs look to reduce production costs and manage more complexity, automotive suppliers will face challenges. But with more EV models in the pipeline, many have the opportunity to grab a larger piece of the pie both for manufacturing and the total value chain

Toyota TMMI Indiana

Toyota tops up US investment

2020-01-20T13:17:00+00:00By Gareth Price

Toyota has completed its US plant modernisation project, first announced in January 2017, with an additional $700 million for its Indiana facility

Nissan headliner robot

Nissan lines up its next-gen factory technology

2020-01-10T16:15:00+00:00By Gareth Price

In preparation for its next generation of electrified, intelligent and connected vehicles, Nissan is introducing a programme of major advancements in its production operations

AP Racing manual

Setting the pace – AP Racing speeds up smart production

2020-01-09T16:05:00+00:00By Mike Farish

A new €1m assembly line is helping UK-based high-performance brake component supplier AP Racing take a smarter approach to production

Bentley Hallmark

Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark

2019-12-20T16:37:00+00:00By Nick Gibbs

CEO Adrian Hallmark has led Bentley since February 2018 when he returned to the company he originally left back in 2005 as sales and marketing director. He remained in the VW Group before leaving for a seven-year stretch at Jaguar Land Rover. He retook the reigns in a dark time, presiding over the company’s first loss in seven years, but as he tells AMS, he is making changes at the plant to make it more cost effective and planning for an electric future.

Bentley Flying Spur SOP

Bentley’s prudence for performance

2019-12-20T16:12:00+00:00By Nick Gibbs

After more than half a century of carmaking, major changes are underway at Bentley’s Crewe headquarters as the luxury brand enacts a leaner and streamlined phase

3D printed window guide rail BMW i8 Roadster

BMW takes additive manufacturing from prototype to serial lines

2019-12-11T18:04:00+00:00By Mike Farish

OEMs and tier suppliers are now integrating additive manufacturing processes into their production operations – a prime example is BMW   

Audi exoskeleton 4

Exoskeleton trials underway at Audi

2019-12-11T12:46:00+00:00By Gareth Price

Audi has begun testing the ergonomic benefits of exoskeleton systems for workers at its Ingolstadt plant

Yanfeng Serbia -  Prefixing Station 2

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors – Kragujevac, Serbia

2019-12-03T07:55:00+00:00By Gareth Price

Another major tier supplier has added its name to the list automotive players attracted to Serbia

Wipac Czech - Magna acquisition

Magna adds to its automotive lighting business

2019-11-22T11:24:00+00:00By Nick Holt

The acquisition of Wipac Czech will add significant technical competencies to Magna’s global automotive business

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Destination Europe

2019-11-11T11:36:00+00:00

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

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