Bodyshop News

All the news and developments from one of the leading automotive manafacturing sectors.


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Is ABB Robotics’ new inkjet paint tech the future of automotive paintshop?


ABB Robotics’ new automotive paint tech could reshape automotive paintshops, cutting energy costs & waste for increased efficiency and sustainability.


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.


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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Watch on demand: Sustainable Steel Automotive Manufacturing Survey 2024 Webinar


Discover the latest insights from a cutting-edge discussion featuring AMS and SSAB on the key challenges faced by automotive OEMs, tier suppliers and other stakeholders in transitioning to sustainable steel.

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Sustainable Steel Automotive Manufacturing Survey 2024 results


Download our latest global survey report to gain cutting-edge insights into key manufacturing challenges faced by automotive OEMs, tier suppliers, and other stakeholders within the automotive supply chain in transitioning to sustainable steel, as well as the opportunities this could bring to the automotive industry and wider supply chain. 

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Henkel Whitepaper: Sustainable Processing Solutions for Automotive Manufacturing


Learn how Henkel’s processing solutions enable sustainable, next-generation vehicle manufacturing across the value chain, from molten metal to final component

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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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Changing dynamics– developing the next generation of vehicle architectures


Building electric vehicles has demanded big changes in OEM production operations and increased support from tier suppliers


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

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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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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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Watch Now: Shaping the future: How electric vehicles are driving manufacturing decisions


Explore electric vehicle (EV) architecture design and manufacturing complexities, from flexible platforms to battery integration challenges.


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.


Steel resolve: why ArcelorMittal’s Multi Part Integration is leading the charge in sustainability and efficiency


ArcelorMittal’s innovative MPI approach emerges as a key player in the race towards sustainable automotive manufacturing.


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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JLR expands EV production to Slovakia


JLR has announced that it will develop its plant in Nitra, Slovakia to produce electric vehicles by 2030.

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How Vitronic’s Weldloop software reimagines the welding process


Find out how Weldloop’s technology achieves quality enhancements in automotive welding through machine vision technology.

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Watch: The advance of automation: what next-gen vehicles and batteries mean for robotics


OEMs are transforming, transitioning to electric and connected models, but also the manufacturing operations to build these new vehicles. This creates challenges in integrating new vehicle architectures and boosts demand for more advanced automation.


Technical partnerships – AMS Expert Interview with Magswitch


As the automotive industry seeks to reduce costs and improve efficiencies and productivity, we are seeing an increasing number of partnerships being formed

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BMW’s aspirations to the X degree in Spartanburg: Special series


As the carmaker prepares for EV production in the US, leaders in manufacturing, battery, logistics and training outline BMW’s ambitions in the region.

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