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ZF unveils automotive tech facility in Monterrey, Mexico

2024-04-08T17:17:00+01:00By

ZF’s $200m investment will establish one of the most advanced automotive complexes in Mexico and will focusing on driving automotive developments through collaboration

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Porsche powers production with digital MHP FleetExecuter at Zuffenhausen

2024-04-03T12:27:00+01:00By

Zuffenhausen is seing upgrade after upgrade as the carmaker seeks to push its sportscar production into a new, digitlaised and automated era. It’s most recent deployment sees the MHP FleetExecuter move across several aspectsa of its production lines - with plans for expansion…

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

2024-03-27T17:19:00+00:00By

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

2024-03-26T19:45:00+00:00By

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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Compas wins category for site transformation at FYA: Interview with Santiago Jurado, chief quality officer

2024-03-19T16:50:00+00:00By

Santiago Jurado, chief quality officer at Compas talks managing complexity across different brands (Mercedez-Benz and Nissan) and several architectures on a single production line as the company takes category win at the Factory of the Year Awards.

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Mercedes-Benz weighs using Apptronik’s humanoid robots for production

2024-03-19T09:21:00+00:00By

If successful, the collaboration is set to redefine automotive manufacturing and logistics with cutting-edge humanoid cobots with AI use-cases for development.

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“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

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Join DESIGN4PRODUCTION: innovating across car design and manufacturing engineering

2024-02-29T09:34:00+00:00By

Automotive design and manufacturing experts will share insights at Design4Production in Munich on 15 May on how to accelerate innovation, efficiency and sustainability.

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Porsche plant in Leipzig wins Factory of the Year

2024-02-06T10:36:00+00:00By

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

2024-02-05T18:16:00+00:00By

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

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Rising labour costs become biggest concern for automotive manufacturing

2024-01-30T11:22:00+00:00By

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

2024-01-22T17:21:00+00:00By

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.

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

2024-01-12T01:03:00+00:00By

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.

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

2024-01-12T00:27:00+00:00By

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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Henkel supports innovation with Battery Engineering Center

2024-01-08T12:02:00+00:00By

Henkel, a global leader in adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, has opened its revolutionary Battery Engineering Center within its Inspiration Center in Duesseldorf. Experts at Henkel explain the benefits of the new battery hub, and how it solidifies Henkel’s role as a premier design and innovation partner for OEMs in the automotive industry.

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The state and stipulation of automotive production: Retrospect 2023 to prospect 2024

2024-01-03T16:59:00+00:00By

In 2023, the automotive industry underwent a transformative journey, adapting to trends such as sustainable materials, electric vehicle dominance and digitalisation. But what clues does 2023 provide about the vehicle manufacturing landscape in 2024?

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Simultaneous engineering – accelerating production line design, development and commissioning

2023-12-15T17:40:00+00:00By

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

Renault Group's ambitious initiative, Re-Industry, seeks to overhaul its industrial foundation, signaling a transformative phase in automotive manufacturing

Renault announces Re-Industry roadmap to transform production base

2023-12-12T14:28:00+00:00By

Renault Group’s Re-Industry initiative aims to transform its manufacturing base for cost efficiency and sustainability by leveraging the Industrial Metaverse, AI applications, and agile practices.

Milan Nedeljkovic, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Production, and Sophia Zielosko, Plant Project Lead at the BMW Group Cell Manufacturing Competence Centre

BMW: ‘Flexibility is in our genes’

2023-11-06T17:38:00+00:00By

BMW, Mini and Rolls Royce are driving a tight electrification course. Nevertheless, the group remains open to drive diversity. In an interview, production director Milan Nedeljković talks about flexibility and the concept of the iFactory.

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How digitalisation is ramping up battery cell production for EVs

2023-10-24T12:30:00+01:00By

Digitalisation is helping to scale up battery cell production in North America through improving standardisation and traceability and ensuring quality of materials.

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