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Global IT outage affects Mercedes-Benz production


Everstream Analytics confirmed to AMS that automotive production halts have been reported due to the IT outage.

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European battery production needs greater speed and agility


Exhibitors at this year’s Battery Show in Stuttgart shared insights into EV and battery production challenges and how the industry needs to adapt with greater speed.

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Designing manufacturing systems for flexibility and scalability


Comau discusses assembling e-drives, developing battery manufacturing solutions, and collaborations with universities for next-generation cells.

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Virtual production networks are able to solve diverse complexities


This is how digital twins are reshaping automotive manufacturing from enhanced simulations to greater flexibility and global collaboration.

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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.

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Comau’s Innovations and Solutions in Battery Manufacturing


Comau leads the charge in battery innovation, offering end-to-end solutions from assembly to recycling. Catch them at the Battery Show in Stuttgart, June 18-20.


Sames solves for BMW & Mercedes: Adhesive tech in bodyshop & glazing


Sames innovates with custom adhesive solutions for BMW & Mercedes, enhancing carbon fiber body assembly and glazing applications with tailored systems and rigorous testing.


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.

Michael Bauer (left) and Jose Arreche speak at the Automobile Production Congress 2024. (Image: Marco Priske)

How Mercedes-Benz and Seat are transforming their plants


Both Mercedes-Benz and Seat are transforming their plants to increase sustainability and digitalisation, but it hasn’t all been smooth sailing. 


Design4Production: Recap blog


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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


ZF unveils automotive tech facility in Monterrey, Mexico


ZF’s $200m investment will establish one of the most advanced automotive complexes in Mexico and will focusing on driving automotive developments through collaboration


Porsche powers production with digital MHP FleetExecuter at Zuffenhausen


Zuffenhausen is seing upgrade after upgrade as the carmaker seeks to push its sportscar production into a new, digitlaised and automated era. It’s most recent deployment sees the MHP FleetExecuter move across several aspectsa of its production lines - with plans for expansion…

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Mercedes-Benz weighs using Apptronik’s humanoid robots for production


If successful, the collaboration is set to redefine automotive manufacturing and logistics with cutting-edge humanoid cobots with AI use-cases for development.

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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.

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How Farasis will bridge the battery gap in Europe


Farasis has appointed Marcel Brömlage to lead its European division and support the growth of its Siro joint venture gigafactory in Turkey, where it expects to produce battery cells by 2026.

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AMS & ABB Automotive Manufacturing Outlook Survey 2023 results: A positive outlook despite evolving challenges


Download our latest global survey results to gain expert insight into automotive manufacturing trends and learn about the broader industry outlook for 2024 and beyond.

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Design and manufacturing integration, digitalisation key to cost and sustainability gains for BMW’s Neue Klasse


To realise large cost and emission savings on its EV architecture, BMW is redesigning vehicles and manufacturing in parallel, and rolling out rapid digital solutions.

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Henkel supports innovation with Battery Engineering Center


Experts at Henkel, a global leader in adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, explain the benefits of the new Battery Engineering Center, and how it solidifies Henkel’s role as a premier design and innovation partner for OEMs in the automotive industry.


The state and stipulation of automotive production: Retrospect 2023 to prospect 2024


In 2023, the automotive industry underwent a transformative journey, adapting to trends such as sustainable materials, electric vehicle dominance and digitalisation. But what clues does 2023 provide about the vehicle manufacturing landscape in 2024?