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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.

Mirko Bührmann explains how the paperless supermarket works. (Image- Volkswagen:Marc Sluiter)

In Emden, VW wants to leave the Passat behind


Volkswagen is using the latest production technology and some novel in-plant logistics to ramp up EV production in Emden

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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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Volkswagen invests $5B in Rivian to forge EV-software Joint Venture


Volkswagen’s $5B investment in Rivian aims to enhance EV technology and software, boosting market confidence and industry innovation.

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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.

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Q&A with Patrice Haettel: CEO of powertrain tech firm, HORSE


We interviewed powertrain producer HORSE’s CEO, Patrice Haettel, to talk battery tech, flexible production, sustainability, data, digitalisation, and more

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. 


Balancing digitalisation with production output


Automobil Produktion Kongress 2024 brought together leaders in the industry to disuss the growing importance of digital transformation in manufacturing

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AMS Automotive Evolution North America 2024


The second AMS Evolution North America Conference returns to connect manufacturing leaders and experts as they steer automotive production towards greater innovation, flexibility and sustainability than ever before.


Design4Production: Recap blog


Follow our recap blog below to get the most important insights from Design4Production

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Automotive Wire Harness returns to Detroit this October 2024!


Automotive Wire Harness provides a platform for OEMs, Tier1 and Tier2 suppliers, developers, high-voltage specialists and other innovative suppliers to come together,  exchange industry knowledge, and build valuable connections


Perfecting paint transfer


The paintshops an area where throughput, quality and sustainability need to be carefully balanced. Sames, looks at key areas where efficiencies can be made. 


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

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Artificial intelligence – New developments in surface inspection


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


Compas wins category for site transformation at FYA: Interview with Santiago Jurado, chief quality officer


Santiago Jurado, chief quality officer at Compas talks managing complexity across different brands (Mercedez-Benz and Nissan) and several architectures on a single production line as the company takes category win at the Factory of the Year Awards.

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AlixPartners: 60% of auto execs struggling to prioritise disruptions


Survey uncovers major turmoil in automotive industry with 60% of execs struggling with disruption prioritisation. EVs and software changes at forefront.

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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.


“Our future viability is not a given”: BMW Leipzig’s plant manager Petra Peterhänsel

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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