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Ford’s Paul Stephens on EV opportunities and greenfield sites


Paul Stephens, Manufacturing and Transformation lead at Ford Motor Company discusses talent, technology and learning from past mistakes at Automotive Evolution North America 2023.

“Volvo Cars was looking for a long-term partner in factory automation, and we are proud that we will now shape the future of the automotive industry together”

Fanuc and Volvo Cars sign deal to transform automotive manufacturing with sustainable robotics

2023-10-23T15:34:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

In a landmark collaboration, Fanuc, the global leader in industrial robotics, and Volvo Cars are to reshape auto manufacturing with sustainability at the forefront

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The future of Ford in a flash of lightning

2023-10-20T02:57:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The Ford Dearborn Truck Plant is a benchmark for managing complexity, quality and software. Plant manager Corey Williams shares learnings and lean principles across ICE and fast-growing EV output.

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AMS Autumn 2023 – Continental Shift

2023-10-15T21:52:00+01:00By AMS

In this latest AMS digital edition we have a special focus on the North American automotive industry with big investments in electric vehicle and battery production

To overcome challenges, automakers are turning to advanced automation and robotics, which play a central role in streamlining these evolving production processes to ensure an efficient and sustainable future

Battery production and design need to be optimised together, says Volvo Trucks and ABB

2023-10-09T17:57:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

Experts from the truckmaker and automation specialist pointed to the benefits of aligning battery engineering and production processes in an AMS livestream.


Rising EV production boosts demand for more advanced automation

2023-09-07T16:16:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Advanced automation could be the key to challenges in battery production, according to ABB.

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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.

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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. 

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Ready for the next generation in Spartanburg

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

As BMW prepares to build EVs and batteries in Spartanburg, it has expanded training programmes, with emphasis on safety, change management and youth outreach.

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.

Automatica 2023 provides key insights into the latest developments in automotive manufacturing

Automatica 2023: Revealing key trends shaping the automotive manufacturing industry

2023-08-03T11:34:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

The Automatica exhibition 2023 focused on smart automation and robotics. AMS speaks to leading experts who were there on the main takeaways from the show.

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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.

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Automation – boosting efficiency, flexibility and sustainability

2023-06-27T15:08:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Developments in hardware and increasingly sophisticated software and data management have created more opportunities for automated production systems. Automation expert Jörg Reger, managing director of ABB Robotics’ automotive OEM business line, discusses the challenges and opportunities created by the transition to electric vehicles.

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AMS Summer 2023 – JLR goes electric

2023-06-23T16:33:00+01:00By AMS

In our AMS Summer digital edition, we have features on JLR’s plans to transform its end-to-end industrial system, ready for new electric models, Seat’s technical upgrades to production operations and upskilling the workforce, and insights into developments at Audi’s Neckarsulm plant, and more.

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EMO Hannover to address challenges of digitising automotive manufacturing

2023-05-30T13:55:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Ahead of EMO Hannover in September, AMS looks at what insights the OEMs and tier-1 suppliers in attendance can expect to find, including the challenges of digitising automotive manufacturing.

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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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Smart Factory Special Edition - Automobil Produktion

2023-04-14T15:15:00+01:00By AMS

Read about the latest developments in Industry 4.0 featuring SEAT, Audi and more from AMS sister publication Automobil Produktion in this special edition for the Hannover Messe

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Kia starts building facility for electric purpose-built vehicle (PBV) production

2023-04-11T14:44:00+01:00By Nick Holt

The new plant will be dedicated to production of Kia’s electric PBVs, with planned annual capacity of 150,000 units

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AMS Spring 2023 – Next level digital production engineering

2023-04-02T18:25:00+01:00By AMS

In this latest AMS digital edition we have features on Audi’s digital production engineering strategy, Dacia’s vehicle plant Mioveni, production cloud systems, toolmaking, China, sustainability and more.

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Operators, cobots and mobile robots work in harmony

2023-03-27T17:41:00+01:00Author Omron

How introducing autonomous mobile robots and collaborative robots, manufactured and supplied by Omron, can help achieve a modernised and more sustainable factory