The latest news and devlopments in the world of assembly.


Scania stops bus body production in Słupsk, Poland plant

Scania to stop bus body production in Poland

2023-05-30T16:20:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Scania is set to discontinue the production of Scania Citywide, Scania Interlink and Low floor-chassis.

Barbara Bergmeier with Christopher Ludwig at Gaydon

A friend of flexible lines – upgrading JLR production for EVs and more

2023-05-24T17:56:00+01:00By Nick Holt, Christopher Ludwig

Barbara Bergmeier is driving digitalisation, sustainability and resilience across operations, and wants to ramp up EV manufacturing whilst staying flexible


Focus on flexibility – optimising battery pack production

2023-05-23T21:19:00+01:00By Nick Holt

The AMS Evolution Livestream expert panel representing Ford, AMTE Power and Henkel, discussed fast-changing EV battery production requirements.


New engine production line boosts Toyota’s hybrid vehicle manufacturing

2023-05-19T16:02:00+01:00By Nick Holt

The new flexible engine line at Toyota Kentucky can produce three different engine types simultaneously on one line and is part of a $145m investment

Battery assembly BBA Shenyang

BMW to produce Neue Klasse in China from 2026

2023-05-18T17:55:00+01:00By Nick Holt

The BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture has announced it will build the next model generation, Neue Klasse at its production plant in Shenyang

Mercedes Van EA

Mercedes will use VAN.EA architecture for its next generation of midsize and large vans

2023-05-16T18:28:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Mercedes says starting 2026, all newly developed midsize and large vans will be built on VAN.EA, using three modules to allow for a clear differentiation between private luxury vans and premium commercial vans


Fisker begins production ramp-up of Ocean SUV

2023-05-16T17:10:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Fisker is accelerating the launch of its Ocean SUV with the first deliveries to European and US markets planned for June this year

AMTE Thurso

Powering up: AMTE ramps up cell production volume

2023-05-09T17:37:00+01:00By Nick Holt

AMTE CEO Alan Hollis discusses ramping up cell production, establishing a new Gigafactory and developing a flexible, sustainable manufacturing approach


SMMT reports UK car output increase as supply shortages ease

2023-05-02T17:39:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

UK car manufacturing showed an increase in output in the first three months of this year, with exports helping to drive growth, but the SMMT has warned that high energy costs and business rates threaten competitiveness


Ford to upgrade its Oakville, Ontario, plant to build electric vehicles

2023-04-25T16:20:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Ford invests C$1.8 billion to transform Oakville (Ont.) Assembly Complex into a Canadian hub of electric vehicle manufacturing that will include vehicle and battery pack assembly


Hyundai and SK On to establish EV battery cell production joint venture in US

2023-04-25T15:54:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Hyundai Motor Group and SK On to invest US$5 billion in a new EV battery cell plant to be constructed in Georgia, US, with production slated to start in the second half of 2025


Jaguar Land Rover to invest in UK manufacturing plants to ramp up EV and flexible production

2023-04-20T18:57:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

JLR will invest billions over the next five years to upgrade its UK plants for an electric-first future, including new EVs, electric drivetrains and battery packs across Halewood, Solihull, Wolverhampton and Castle Bromwich


Seat: Digital tools, shopfloor innovations and multi-brand manufacturing

2023-04-17T19:14:00+01:00By Pascal Nagel

Markus Haupt has returned to his professional roots in Barcelona. As the board member in charge of production and logistics, he now has the fortunes of Seat’s manufacturing operations in his hands


Solving electric vehicle production challenges with smart manufacturing and logistics

2023-04-11T16:00:00+01:00By Siemens

Siemens discusses how the latest digital tools are enabling the transition to e-mobility and explains why these are now essential to OEMs and tier suppliers if they are to create transparent, sustainable supply chains

Planned solar park at Toyota's North Alabama engine plant

Solar power for Toyota’s North Alabama engine plant

2023-04-11T15:11:00+01:00By Nick Holt

A new solar project aims to generate 70% of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama’s power requirements

Kia PBV electric vehicles

Kia starts building facility for electric purpose-built vehicle (PBV) production

2023-04-11T14:44:00+01:00By Nick Holt

The new plant will be dedicated to production of Kia’s electric PBVs, with planned annual capacity of 150,000 units

AMS Spring 23 FC

AMS Spring 2023 – Next level digital production engineering

2023-04-02T18:25:00+01:00By AMS

In this latest AMS digital edition we have features on Audi’s digital production engineering strategy, Dacia’s vehicle plant Mioveni, production cloud systems, toolmaking, China, sustainability and more.


Stellantis invests €130m in Eisenach Assembly Plant for electric Opel Grandland successor

2023-03-23T10:13:00+00:00By Rebecca Morley

Production of the new BEV is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2024

BMW Group is taking a digital-first approach to validate and optimise complex manufacturing systems across its production network

Virtual production underway in BMW Group’s future plant Debrecen

2023-03-22T16:32:00+00:00By Rebecca Morley

NVIDIA Omniverse is enabling virtual production in the plant more than two years before actual series production is launched

PowerCo Valencia gigafactory

PowerCo starts construction of Valencia gigafactory

2023-03-21T10:35:00+00:00By Rebecca Morley

The gigafactory will start production of unified cells in 2026 and will directly employ more than 3,000 people

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