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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

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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UAW workers start strike against GM, Ford and Stellantis

2023-09-15T06:59:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

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

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

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

2023-08-10T11:47:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

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

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

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

2023-01-03T13:11:00+00:00By Michael Nash

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

2023-01-03T11:53:00+00:00By Dürr

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


Welcome to Automotive Evolution Europe 2022!

2022-12-12T23:41:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Editor-in-Chief Christopher Ludwig kicks off the 1st Automotive Evolution Europe


Painting a brighter day: increasing speed, reducing errors in paintshop

2022-12-09T12:23:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

SAMES and FANUC joined the eighth panel at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss optimising processes and reducing waste in the paintshop.

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Ford upgrades its Cologne plant to be the European Electrification Centre

2022-12-05T17:48:00+00:00By Michael Nash

Ford’s Rene Wolf talks about the company’s electrification plans and the imminent impact on its Cologne plant


After baptism of fire, BMW plant has room to grow in Mexico

2022-11-03T10:23:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig, Peter Murphy

Under Mexico plant director Harald Gottsche, BMW has launched new models during the pandemic, navigated supply disruptions, integrated new technology and maintained staff levels – and it’s ready to expand. 


BMW trials pioneering hydrogen burner in Leipzig paint shop

2022-10-21T15:08:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The flex-fuel burner can use hydrogen, methane or any mix of the two in paint dryers, one of the biggest sources of energy demand in car making.

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AMS Autumn 2022 – Turning virtual into a reality

2022-09-22T16:46:00+01:00By AMS

The latest AMS digital edition details how digital tools are playing an increasingly important role in planning and improving production processes, featuring in-depth features on BMW, Audi, Skoda, Ford and more.

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Ford’s e-coating edge for the new Ranger’s chassis frames

2022-08-15T11:37:00+01:00By Mike Farish

Ford uses the latest e-coatings to ensure optimum  coverage on the chassis frames for the new Ranger pick-up


Overspray-free painting: high-tech paint application

2022-07-07T19:25:00+01:00By Dürr

Dürr discusses overspray-free painting with its enhanced EcoPaintJet Pro system

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Flexible paintshop processes – AMS Expert Interview with ABB

2022-06-09T15:38:00+01:00By ABB

In this podcast ABB Robotics discusses a new paint application technology for automotive applications that supports demands for greater personalisation of vehicles, while also improving the sustainability and flexibility of processes