All Valmet Automotive articles

  • Uusikaupunki body shop
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    Valmet Automotive opens battery plant in Finland as it expands EV production capabilities

    2021-09-17T12:48:00Z

    Valmet Automotive has officially opened its Uusikaupunki, Finland battery plant, marking the start of production of high-voltage automotive battery modules and battery packs, part of a significant expansion of its electric vehicle battery-related manufacturing.  

  • Supplier development
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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

  • ATS 2020 Continental
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    Challenging relationships

    2019-11-20T14:11:00Z

    As the trend of electrification gains pace, and demand in the global new car market dwindles, suppliers are looking at ways to best serve their OEM customers

  • Valmet battery test Germany
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    Valmet starts building battery test centre

    2019-08-08T16:36:00Z

    Germany - Valmet is upping its game in the battery field for electric vehicles

  • BASF research on materials for batteries
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    Electrification nation

    2019-07-16T14:51:00Z

    A corridor of factories is being established in Finland to satisfy the rapid growth in demand for electric vehicle batteries

  • Uusikaupunki, Valmet Automotive
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    Valmet expands production at Uusikaupunki

    2019-07-12T11:42:00Z

    Finland - A new production line is being installed to speed up production and increase flexibility

  • Mercedes GLC Bremen
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    Mercedes starts GLC production at Bremen

    2019-07-04T16:15:00Z

    Germany - The latest generation of the Mercedes-Benz GLC is now being made at the company’s Bremen plant

  • Daimler Bremen
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    A positive response

    2018-11-19T15:59:00Z

    Daimler is embarking on a major corporate restructuring in the hope of improving its ability to face upcoming challenges in the automotive sector The restructuring currently underway at Daimler is due to be complete by 2020 and the plan centres on creating legally independent AG companies, Mercedes-Benz AG, Daimler Truck ...

  • 4th generation A-class at Valmet Automotive
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    Valmet marks 50th year of operation

    2018-08-15T11:55:46Z

    Finland - The contract manufacturer is celebrating its 50th anniversary at all its facilities. It currently produces vehicles for several companies, including Daimler, BMW and Porsche."Already for five decades, we have demonstrated that our work, know-how and engineering skills are world class," commented Olaf Bongwald, CEO, Valmet Automotive. "We expect ...

  • Ian Henry
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    PSA and Nissan exploring new ground

    2018-07-17T11:29:47Z

    An interesting news report caught my eye recently; the article suggested that PSA – whose Chinese plants are operating well below capacity – will lease one of its factories in China to Nissan later this summer. The report suggested that the factory and its workforce will move to Nissan in ...

  • 4th generation A-class at Valmet Automotive
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    4th gen A-Class at Valmet Automotive

    2018-07-10T18:05:59Z

    Finland – Having built the previous A-Class generation, the Finnish contract manufacturer said that only limited changes were needed at its Uusikaupunki plant to produce the new A-Class. The bodyshop has seen the most upgrades, where all manual workstations are now automated, increasing the number of body shop robots to ...

  • Olaf Bongwald CEO Valmet
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    Bongwald takes the helm at Valmet

    2018-06-08T16:10:55Z

    Olaf Bongwald becomes CEO at ValmetFinland - Valmet Automotive´s board of directors has appointed Olaf Bongwald as chief executive officer, effective from July, 2018.Olaf Bongwald joins the Uusikaupunki-based contract manufacturer from American Axle where he has acted as Driveline Europe president.Previously, Bongwald held held several senior business leadership positions ...

  • Daimler Factory 56
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    Forjando um futuro na fábrica 56

    2018-05-30T09:17:52Z

    As novas instalações de fabricação de automóveis precisarão ser altamente flexíveis à medida que as tendências de eletrificação de veículos e direção autônoma continuarem a evoluir. Por Christopher Ludwig e Michael NashA Mercedes-Benz é há muito tempo defensora de técnicas de fabricação flexíveis e eficientes, realizando inúmeros projetos para testar ...

  • Mercedes-Benz Factory 56
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    Forjando el futuro en la Fábrica 56

    2018-05-29T09:52:55Z

    Las nuevas plantas de producción automotriz deberán ser muy flexibles a medida que avanzan las tendencias de vehículos eléctricos y autónomos. Por Christopher Ludwig y Michael NashMercedes-Benz siempre ha liderado las técnicas de producción flexible y eficiente y ha realizado innumerables proyectos para ensayar procedimientos innovadores e implementarlos en sus ...

  • smart fortwo production at Hambach
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    Mercedes prepares plant for electric EQ

    2018-05-18T14:37:28Z

    France - Mercedes-Benz has announced that its Hambach plant will produce a new compact electric car under the EQ brand - it's electric vehicle (EV) family. In order to ready the facility, a total of €500m (US$588.14m) will be spent on a new body shop and surface treatment system, while ...

  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class production at Kecskemét Hungary
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    A-Class production starts in Hungary

    2018-05-15T09:44:54Z

    Hungary - Mercedes-Benz has started making the new A-Class at its plant in Kecskemét, which is located about 90km south of Budapest. It is the second facility to house production of the model, following soon after the Rastatt plant in Germany."With the new A-Class, we start the production of our ...

  • Daimler Factory 56
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    Forging a future in Factory 56

    2018-05-10T14:44:00Z

    New car manufacturing facilities will need to be highly flexible as the trends of vehicle electrification and autonomous driving continue to evolve. Mercedes-Benz futuristic ‘Factory 56’ paves a new path. 

  • Ellesmere Port Vauxhall
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    Mudanças à frente

    2017-08-09T10:40:19Z

    Os fabricantes que operam na Europa continuam a impulsionar o menor custo para o leste, já que os volumes globais de vendas na região se aproximam dos níveis anteriores à criseFabricantes como a Jaguar Land Rover, a Volkswagen, a Ford e a Daimler estão entre as que criam novas fábricas ...

  • Ellesmere Port Vauxhall
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    Tiempo de cambios en Europa

    2017-08-08T03:48:34Z

    Los productores que operan en Europa continúan avanzando hacia el este para reducir costes a medida que las ventas se acercan ya a niveles anteriores a la crisisLos constructores como Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen, Ford y Daimler se encuentran entre los que están construyendo nuevas plantas o expandiendo sus operaciones ...

  • Ellesmere Port Vauxhall
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    Changes ahead for Europe

    2017-08-04T16:00:35Z

    Manufacturers operating in Europe are continuing to push into the lower cost east as overall sales volumes in the region approach pre-crisis levels againMakers such as Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen, Ford and Daimler are among those building new plants or expanding existing ones to take advantage of benefits such lower ...