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  • Volvo and Polestar fire up in China

    April 15th 2019

    The Volvo XC40 and Polestar 2 will be built alongside the Lynk & Co 01 at the Luqiao plant in China

  • Nafta aftermath

    April 12th 2019

    A new trade deal era will reconfigure Mexico’s automotive industry relations with the US, Nick Gibbs reports

  • The plastic problem

    April 12th 2019

    Dealing with pollution caused by waste plastic is high on the agenda for governments and environmental agencies. James Bakewell reports on how vehicle makers are making use of recycled plastics

  • Powertrain suppliers get electric

    April 12th 2019

    Michael Nash provides an overview of the latest supplier investments for the production of electrified vehicle components

  • Mercedes starts building battery plant

    April 9th 2019

    Germany – The new battery production facility will be built next to the company’s existing plant in Untertürkheim

  • Volvo to install paint shop in Torslanda

    April 4th 2019

    Sweden – The OEM is set to replace its current paint shop in Torslanda with a new one that is more environmentally friendly

  • Ford invests in EV and AV production

    March 21st 2019

    US – Ford is planning to ready its Michigan plant for the production of electric vehicles, and is also building a manufacturing centre for autonomous vehicles

  • Muscovite foresight

    March 5th 2019

    Preparing assembly operations for a new SUV, Renault Moscow plant director Jean-Louis Theron tells Nick Gibbs about investments in automation and a renewed focus on quality

  • Working from home

    March 5th 2019

    Ian Henry looks at how Japan’s OEMs are faring in their native land as they intensify supply to their own domestic market

  • On a twinning streak

    March 4th 2019

    Creating a digital twin of manufacturing operations can deliver development and efficiency benefits. Mike Farish reports