The latest news and devlopments in the world of assembly.



Exclusive: BMW Group improves efficiency with additive manufacturing gripper


AMS visited BMW Group’s Additive Manufacturing Campus and plant in Munich to see it 3D-printed bionic robot grippers, which are saving costs and emissions and improving efficiency across its plants.

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AMS Automotive Evolution North America 2024


The second AMS Evolution North America Conference returns to connect manufacturing leaders and experts as they steer automotive production towards greater innovation, flexibility and sustainability than ever before.


Ford Otosan manufacturing for an economy in transition


Ford Otosan has upgraded its manufacturing facilities in Turkey to ensure the Transit is ready for an electrified future

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The Audi Q6 e-tron spotlights flexible and green production ecosystem


This is how Audi’s Ingolstadt plant is advancing electric vehicle production, blending sustainability with efficiency in the assembly of the Q6 e-tron series: Q6 e-tron leads the way

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Shifting gears – Electrifying the driveline


Jorge Beja, GKN Automotive’s VP of Operations Systems, shares some insights into production at the company’s centre for excellence for eDrive systems, at Bruneck, Italy.

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Europe: OEMs face multiple challenges ahead


Ian Henry shares his thoughts on the notable challenges facing the European vehicle manufacturing sector.


“Our future viability is not a given”: BMW Leipzig’s plant manager Petra Peterhänsel

2024-03-11T17:04:00+00:00By and

BMW Leipzig has a unique approach to its production operations and we explore its approach as it prepares for ramp-up of the Countryman: Petra Peterhänsel offers valuable insight


Toyota adds battery electric vehicle production to Kentucky


The $1.3billion investment at the Kentucky will support assembly of an all-new, three row battery electric SUV for the US market


Porsche plant in Leipzig wins Factory of the Year


The Porsche plant is set to begin producing the new all-electric Macan SUV using the PPE platform. 

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Porsche launches all-electric Macan


 Porsche will build its first Porsche models on the PPE platform at its factory in Leipzig, Germany.


The co-evolution of EVs, architectures and production processes


Electric vehicles are reshaping manufacturing norms, from platform flexibility to crash protection systems, challenging traditional designs and material choices amidst evolving battery technologies. ArcelorMittal and Gestamp dive into challenges and solutions.

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Rising labour costs become biggest concern for automotive manufacturing


The latest AMS & ABB survey reveals the industry’s biggest challenges and the innovative solutions it is creating to mitigate these and evolve for the future, through the responses of global industry experts.

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AMS & ABB Automotive Manufacturing Outlook Survey 2023 results: A positive outlook despite evolving challenges


Download our latest global survey results to gain expert insight into automotive manufacturing trends, gauge the current sentiment across the automotive sector and learn about the broader industry outlook for 2024 and beyond.


Tata’s TPEM launches first Tata-branded vehicle at new Gujarat facility


Tata Passenger Electric Mobility (TPEM) has launched its parent company - Tata’s, first ever own-brand vehicle to mark the inauguration and opening of TPEM’s new vehicle production facility in Sanand, Gujarat, with clear indication of growth in the region.

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Design and manufacturing integration, digitalisation key to cost and sustainability gains for BMW’s Neue Klasse


To realise large cost and emission savings on its EV architecture, BMW is redesigning vehicles and manufacturing in parallel, and rolling out rapid digital solutions.


A class of its own: transforming BMW production for next-gen EVs


BMW’s home plant will produce only EVs by 2027, with much of the century-old factory rebuilt to meet new levels of efficiency and digitalisation, without missing a beat of ongoing production.

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AMS Winter 2023/24 – BMW’s battery boost


BMW is aiming to achieve ‘expertise in every cell’ of its generation six batteries

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Simultaneous engineering – accelerating production line design, development and commissioning


The transition to electric vehicles has increased pressure on speeding product development and starting production operations


Whitepaper: Thermal Potting for EV Components

2023-11-22T11:20:00+00:00By Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, sponsor partner

Learn how superior thermal potting materials enhance heat management, durability, and innovation in electric vehicle components with this exclusive whitepaper from Henkel

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Henkel powers EV evolution with cutting-edge battery sealing technology


Innovative solutions from Henkel ensure safety, reliability, and durability for EV battery manufacturers worldwide, setting new standards in performance.

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