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  • VW sets out Wolfsburg upgrade

    February 18th 2019

    Germany – New bodyshop AGVs, more automated assembly stations and a series of ergonomic measures will feature in a major upgrade at Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg plant.

  • Corolla confidence

    February 12th 2019

    Toyota starts production of the new Corolla in the UK – amid all the turmoil of Brexit

  • PSA juggles engines and motors

    January 23rd 2019

    Groupe PSA has been increasing output of its 3-cylinder petrol engines will also readying plants for the production of electrified powertrain components. Michael Nash provides analysis

  • Customising production

    January 11th 2019

    James Bakewell reports on BMW’s growing use of additively produced parts in both vehicle personalising and series production applications

  • Dashboard meeting

    January 11th 2019

    Switching from gantry line to a fleet of AGVs, an IAC facility near Liverpool has brought swift and smart adaptability to its instrument panel assembly process.

  • Paintshop 4.0

    January 10th 2019

    Nick Holt visits Eisenmann’s technology centre in Holzgerlingen, near Stuttgart, for a preview of the latest skidless paintshop technology prior to its installation at the Daimler plant at Kecskemét

  • Casting a duo

    January 8th 2019

    Two innovative metal forming techniques could have a significant impact on the press shop of the future

  • Access to accuracy

    January 8th 2019

    When it comes to measurement in manufacturing, accuracy is critical. Rick Van Valkenburg, responsible for global sales and marketing at Perceptron, discusses the importance of accuracy when developing robot-based measurement systems for the automotive industry

  • Pressing matters

    January 8th 2019

    ABB robots are helping IndiKar make advanced high-tech steel for special protection vehicles

  • Asia’s other powerhouse

    January 4th 2019

    Already a dynamic and rapidly growing manufacturing hub, South-East Asia’s automotive industry is finding further opportunity in the growth of battery and hybrid vehicle production