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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


Perfecting paint transfer


The paintshop is an area of the production process where throughput, quality and sustainability need to be carefully balanced. Paint application specialist, Sames, looks at key areas where efficiencies can be made. 

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Bentley prepares electric future with groundbreaking for new paintshop


Bentley Motors advances towards electrification with a groundbreaking ceremony for a new paintshop, marking a key milestone in its sustainable luxury journey

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AI + I = Enhanced Automotive Surface Inspection


AI and automation are transforming the paintshop, boosting efficiency and accuracy in surface inspection. But there’s a twist: human inspectors remain crucial for the final touches.

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Audi’s Brussels revolutionises sustainability with freshwater reduction initiative


In a significant step for automotive sustainability, Audi’s Brussels facility has launched a groundbreaking project to cut its freshwater usage by a staggering 100,000 cubic meters each year.

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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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Artificial intelligence – New developments in surface inspection


AI and automation are becoming key technologies for surface inspection in the paintshop.


“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


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.


Watch: Pretreatment becomes modular and scalable

2023-11-01T09:00:00+00:00By Dürr, sponsor partner

Dürr’s EcoProWet PT is an innovative pretreatment system for vehicle bodies that uses modular chambers instead of large dip tanks.

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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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UAW workers start strike against GM, Ford and Stellantis


Union members begin their strike following failed negotiations with the OEMs for a new contract.

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Watch: It becomes colorful: EcoSupply P – Special paint supply

2023-09-01T08:25:00+01:00By Dürr, sponsor partner

Dürr’s special paint supply system EcoSupply P provides an almost unlimited number of paint colors quickly, economically and without residues

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BMW Batteries blossoming in South Carolina


BMW’s battery assembly plant will use advanced automation and set global standards, whilst supporting a local-for-local production strategy, says Rich Everly. 

Mercedes-Benz and Dürr aim to make the paint shop process CO2-free

Mercedes and Dürr enter decade-long partnership for sustainable paint shops


Mercedes-Benz wants to cover the energy needs of its global production network entirely with renewable energy by 2039.

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Neckarsulm – Audi’s plant prepares for more electric vehicles


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


Watch: EcoDryScrubber – paint booth efficiency through dry separation

2023-04-28T09:04:00+01:00By Dürr, sponsor partner

The EcoDryScrubber separates paint overspray using finely ground limestone powder and highly efficient HEPA12 filters in just one filter stage – sustainable and without chemicals


Watch: The Paint Shop of the Future: flexible, scalable, efficient

2023-01-30T11:23:00+00:00By Dürr, sponsor partner

Welcome to a whole new world of painting: Dürr‘s Paint Shop of the Future is flexible and scalable and offers efficiency across all the processes


Focus on efficiency: new solutions for paintshop improvement


Milan-based FIDIA Automotive Engineering Systems has two new patents currently pending that could provide significant savings for carmakers in the form of energy consumption and downtime reduction in paintshops

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Electric ovens – sustainable, efficient paintshop technology


Climate neutrality, increased costs and uncertainties with the natural gas supply are prompting car manufacturers to intensify their search for alternatives to gas-powered production plants. Dürr discusses how its electric paintshop ovens can significantly reduce CO2 emissions