An agile approach has enabled BMW to revamp its downtown Munich factory in anticipation of a new EV architecture without halting production lines, Peter Weber tells the AMS Automotive Evolution Summit.
The company adopts a cloud-based robotic manufacturing approach for its planned network of Integration Centres
ZF electrified powertrain production head will explain how the company is building employee buy-in as revamps legacy plants for emobility.
Revamp of Plant Munich puts BMW’s flexibility ethos to the test with building construction and car production happening side-by-side
The Chapman Production Centre is already building the Emira, the last petrol-powered car from Lotus and is latest stage of £100m redevelopment of the company’s UK facilities
Modular production in automotive manufacturing is rapidly becoming more innovative and flexible with the ability to multitask. As a result, OEMs are increasingly rethinking their methods and working closely with technology providers to make flexible manufacturing hegemonic.
As you build a giga-scale production plant to meet demand, you need a production strategy that allows you to build for growth from the start. Rockwell Automation`s Battery Project Guideline explains the key steps needed to take to optimise the production of lithium-ion batteries through smart manufacturing.
As late as mid-November 2021, former Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller was on stage at the Vinfast stand at the Los Angeles Auto Show. By the end of the year, the Vietnamese automaker announced his departure after just four months on the job, citing “personal reasons.” By late February 2022, Lohscheller had taken the reins at fuel cell truck startup Nikola, a company that has faced its own challenges over the past year.
Increasing lithium-ion battery cell and pack production has become a priority for automotive manufacturers as the need for further electric vehicle output increases.
Javier Varela discusses Volvo Cars’ investment in new technologies, EV platforms and sustainability
EcoProFleet is Dürr‘s first automated guided vehicle (AGV) designed specially for paint shops
ATI Industrial Automation’s AOV-10 Robotic Orbital Sander is the ideal robotic solution for surface preparation and finishing
Volkswagen has committed a $7.1 billion investment to boost its product line-up, R&D capabilities and manufacturing capacity in North America across the next five years.
As Ineos moves towards a second phase of prototypes for production, AMS visited the company’s new automotive manufacturing plant in Hambach, France to see how production of its Grenadier 4x4 is developing.
Automating a deburring or surface finishing application is a smart, responsible, and effective way to improve a manufacturing process. Automating manual material removal and deburring tasks also helps improve employees’ health, combat manufacturing labor shortages, and increase product consistency and quality.
Britishvolt has signed a two-year, multi-million-pound agreement with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) to develop next-generation battery cell technologies.
Brian Barron has been promoted to Lightning’s executive team to lead the manufacturing, vehicle assembly, and procurement functions as the company scales to meet its growth targets
Automotive manufacturers are facing the challenge of constantly changing vehicles, technologies and parts. However, stakeholders can increasingly plan and implement systems faster using real-time manufacturing data, digital twin simulation and training through augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR).
In this edition we get insights into how OEMs are adapting and developing their paintshop operations and processes to meet the need for more efficient and sustainable production, as well as insight into scaling up battery production
Just over two years after it opened, the new paintshop at Skoda’s Mladá Boleslav plant is fulfilling all the objectives set for it when it first went into operation.