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Barbara Bergmeier with Christopher Ludwig at Gaydon

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


Jaguar Land Rover to invest in UK manufacturing plants to ramp up EV and flexible production

2023-04-20T18:57:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

JLR will invest billions over the next five years to upgrade its UK plants for an electric-first future, including new EVs, electric drivetrains and battery packs across Halewood, Solihull, Wolverhampton and Castle Bromwich

AP special edition smart factory

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


Solving electric vehicle production challenges with smart manufacturing and logistics

2023-04-11T16:00:00+01:00By Siemens

Siemens discusses how the latest digital tools are enabling the transition to e-mobility and explains why these are now essential to OEMs and tier suppliers if they are to create transparent, sustainable supply chains

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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

Battery Circulor Economy

Adopting a data-driven sustainability and the software-first approach

2023-03-27T10:11:00+01:00By Michael Nash

Alexander Lenk at Amazon Web Services discusses leveraging data across all areas of the automotive industry to support sustainability and the possibility of revolutionising production

Stellantis – Mirafiori

Adopting circular economy principles in car production

2023-03-13T18:07:00+00:00By Michael Nash

Experts at Stellantis and Mazda speak about the implementation of circular economy principles in vehicle production

TPM Audi toolmaking

Tools for progress: real-time tracking and monitoring in Audi’s toolmaking

2023-03-07T12:28:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

The carmaker’s Toolmaking 4.0 system is bringing greater visibility of suppliers and potential disruption of machines and operations at tool shops, with high productivity gains.

Bentley's Launch Quality Centre and Engineering Technical Centre

Bentley starts work on new Launch Quality Centre and Engineering Technical Centre

2023-02-17T12:11:00+00:00By Rebecca Morley

Bentley says the new facility will be integral to its preparations for future battery-powered electric vehicle production


BMW Leipzig starts first cell coating line for battery modules

2023-02-07T10:34:00+00:00By AMS

BMW launches the first of five cell coating lines at Leipzig to run complete high-voltage battery production process by 2024


McLaren Applied and Elaphe aim to boost EV performance

2023-01-12T17:59:00+00:00By AMS

New partnership combines McLaren Applied’s next-generation inverter with Elaphe’s range of in-wheel motors


More than moving parts – autonomous mobile robots

2022-12-13T12:26:00+00:00By Mike Farish

AMRs are developing beyond just electric trucks or trollies used to transport parts and increasingly vehicle assemblies around manufacturing plants


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

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AMS Evolution Munich – Building Europe’s EV production network

2022-12-12T14:09:00+00:00By Michael Nash

Building battery gigafactories and updating existing plants are key in ensuring Europe will become an EV production powerhouse


Hyper-flexible microfactory - interview with Dr Matthias Preuß, Next e.GO Mobile

2022-12-10T00:15:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Christopher Ludwig caught up with Dr Matthias Preuß, Vice-President, Global Microfactory Technology, Next e.GO Mobile.


Future-proof Plant Munich - interview with Peter Weber, BMW

2022-12-10T00:15:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Christopher Ludwig caught up with Peter Weber, Director Plant Munich, BMW Group following the closing session of AMS Automotive Evolution Europe 2022.


Blossoming brownfields: rejuvenating Europe’s car plants

2022-12-09T12:31:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

BMW and Volta Trucks joined the closing panel discussion at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss how Europe is revamping production plants and ensuring their existing production plants can be as flexible and efficient as any greenfield.


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.


Assembly in motion: speed and flexibility in vehicle production

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

Next e.GO Mobile and Trumpf joined the fifth panel at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss strategies to simplify production processes and increase flexibility.