All Tier suppliers articles

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    Global suppliers need modularity and flexibility in the EV age

    2021-04-06T10:19:00Z

    Electric vehicles bring with them high development costs and large expenses for retooling plants. To get around that, OEMs and tier suppliers must work together to develop flexible, modular production systems, according to panellists from ZF and ABB at last week’s AMS Livestream on electrification.

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    Watch: Automotive suppliers charging ahead – Electrifying Production Series (Pt.1)

    2021-03-31T20:16:00Z

    In the first part of our Electrifying Production Livestream series, AMS explores how vehicle electrification is changing major tier-1 suppliers’ manufacturing engineering and design, plant equipment and manufacturing strategies. Featuring experts from automotive suppliers and production specialists including Gestamp and ZF, Henkel and ABB.

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    All systems go at Schaeffler

    2021-03-23T11:31:00Z

    E-mobility is increasingly changing Schaeffler from a component manufacturer to a full-system supplier. Matthias Zink, CEO of the company’s Automotive Technologies division, talks to Ralf Bretting and Pascal Nagel about how the supplier is preparing for the powertrain mix of the future and why the discussion about electrification could do with more honesty

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    AMS E-mobility 2021 – Electric vehicle production powers up

    2021-03-17T12:26:00Z

    Our latest AMS digital edition is out with a special focus on the acceleration towards an all-electric future for automotive industry. The issue offers in-depth insight into leading carmaker’s and tier supplier EV strategies, looking at drivetrains, battery assembly and specialist materials, with interviews featuring Schaeffler, Atlas Copco, Outokumpu and more.

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    SK Innovation banned from the US for 10 Years following LG lawsuit

    2021-02-15T13:34:00Z

    The US International Trade Commission has imposed a 10-year ban on SK Innovation for the importation, domestic production, and sale of electric vehicle batteries within the US because of intellectual property theft from rival LG Chem. It is a tough sentence, but perhaps unsurprising given the context of the global push to electrification.

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    AMS Tier Supplier 2021 – Adapt, survive and thrive

    2021-02-15T06:30:00Z

    Our latest AMS digital edition is out with a special focus on how tier suppliers are seizing the opportunities emerging from the shift to e-mobility. The issue features in-depth insight on EV drivetrains, chassis development, electronics supply and creating smart interiors, with interviews featuring ZF, Gestamp, Yanfeng and more.

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    Powertrain to the people

    2021-02-08T19:04:00Z

    As the automotive industry rapidly electrifies, powertrain suppliers have to adapt, but Illya Verpraet finds out that ZF is on board with the transition, enjoying more freedom in both engineering and manufacturing

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    Power is nothing without control

    2021-02-08T18:44:00Z

    Chassis components keep the wheels from falling off the EV revolution. Illya Verpraet found out how Gestamp is managing the change with material and quality control innovation

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    NVH reduction for electric vehicle interiors

    2021-01-31T18:57:00Z

    Brian Pour, president and CEO of Auria Solutions, identifies the increasing importance of electric vehicles as a major factor influencing the development of vehicle interiors and one that will pick up even more pace given recent political change. Mike Farish reports

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    Sustainability at the core of leadership at Scania and ArcelorMittal

    2020-11-30T16:28:00Z

    At last week’s inaugural AMS livestream, Scania’s Mathias Wijkström was joined by ArcelorMittal’s Hugo Da Gama Campos to discuss making automotive production greener and how it is vital to put sustainability at the heart of the production system.

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    AMS Environment and Sustainability 2020 – Greener production, battery recycling, decarbonising materials and more

    2020-11-24T11:49:00Z

    For the automotive industry environmental sustainability is not just important for the vehicles they produce, it is also a key factor in the production process. This edition of AMS takes a close look at sustainable production, utilising recycled materials and renewable energy sources

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    Magna to build Fisker Ocean electric vehicle in Europe

    2020-10-25T18:00:00Z

    Magna International is going to build start-up EV brand Fisker’s forthcoming Ocean SUV under contract at its Magna Steyr manufacturing facility in Graz, Austria.

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    E-mobility needs steel

    2020-06-24T13:14:00Z

    A new report from ArcelorMittal has identified the benefits in performance and cost that steel can bring to the EV production challenge

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    KYB and REE Automotive to develop next-generation EV platform

    2020-05-21T17:56:00Z

    The two companies have formed a strategic partnership to develop suspension capabilities for future electric vehicle (EV) platforms

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    Ahead of the pack: how material science is optimising battery assembly

    2020-05-05T10:11:00Z

    What role can special coatings play in improving EV battery cell and pack assembly? AMS discussed the challenges with Calum Munro, PPG senior scientist, research and technology for automotive

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    Electric vehicles could transform role of tier 1 suppliers in manufacturing

    2020-01-22T15:24:00Z

    As OEMs look to reduce production costs and manage more complexity, automotive suppliers will face challenges. But with more EV models in the pipeline, many have the opportunity to grab a larger piece of the pie both for manufacturing and the total value chain

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    Is Sony’s Vision S a scary sight, or a revelation for carmakers and suppliers?

    2020-01-13T06:00:00Z

    Should automotive manufacturers fear or embrace this surprise announcement from the consumer technology giant?

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    Weight-loss programme

    2019-11-20T17:03:00Z

    The electrification drive has increased the importance of lightweight vehicle structures. AMS looks at the development of the latest aluminium grades for electric vehicle applications

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    Rise of the Valkyrie

    2019-11-20T16:44:00Z

    Cosworth has stepped up its operations to make the engine for Aston Martin’s Valkyrie hypercar

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    Braking ground

    2019-11-20T15:25:00Z

    Nick Holt visits Brembo’s Kilometro Rosso test and development facility, and its Curno production plant, to see how the company creates high quality, premium vehicle braking systems