Bodyshop News

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


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Porsche launches all-electric Macan

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

 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

2024-01-30T17:04:00+00:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

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

2024-01-15T16:55:00+00:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

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

2024-01-12T17:30:00+00:00By ArcelorMittal

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

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

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

2023-10-27T08:47:00+01:00By Nick Holt

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

2023-09-13T09:49:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

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

2023-08-17T16:02:00+01:00By Nick Holt

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

2023-08-15T07:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

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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On advanced robotics, skills and training: “Machines can’t do everything”

2023-07-31T21:23:00+01:00By Götz Fuchslocher

Carolin Platz from the Auto-Motive Academy and Jörg Reger from ABB discuss transformation in automation, digitalisation and employee qualifications in producing next-gen vehicles.


Steel solutions for e-mobility

2023-07-11T16:18:00+01:00By ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal is engaged in the development of the future mobility through the Steel E-Motive project lead by WorldAutoSteel and creating new solutions to simplify the car manufacturing operations


Joining forces – technical partnerships supporting vehicle manufacturers

2023-07-10T18:31:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Experts from automation specialist Magswitch discuss how these new manufacturing relationships are proving more necessary and beneficial than previously.

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A culture of quick decisions for Mercedes-Benz production

2023-06-22T02:02:00+01:00By Pascal Nagel

Mercedes-Benz production chief Jörg Burzer explains how it has reorganised its production for EVs, while speeding up the rollout of digital tools. 

GM invests in its Fort Wayne ICE truck plant

GM invests $632m in Fort Wayne ICE truck assembly plant

2023-06-14T14:48:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Fort Wayne is the latest in a string of investments made by the carmaker in both ICE and EV manufacturing. 

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Neckarsulm – Audi’s plant prepares for more electric vehicles

2023-06-08T17:35:00+01:00By Michael Nash

Audi’s Neckarsulm plant manager Fred Schulze discusses sustainability and digitalisation

GM to invest $1billion in its Flint plants for the production of ICE trucks

General Motors to invest $1 billion in Flint ICE truck plants

2023-06-06T11:44:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The funding is the latest in a string of investments, with $1bn in body, assembly and stamping, even as GM ramp up EV and battery production investments.

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.

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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

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