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South America Supplement

  • Supplying South America

    November 7th 2014

    Industry experts at tier suppliers with a significant presence in South America share their insights: Comau, Schenck RoTec, Geico Taikisha, Siemens, Kuka, Carl Zeiss and EMAG…

  • An innovative EMS approach

    November 7th 2014

    Flexibility and cost savings are just two advantages of the latest Siemens monorail technology, writes Nora Schuler, vertical market manager, automotive at Siemens…

  • Painting perfection

    November 6th 2014

    OEMs in Brazil must deliver the highest level of innovation and sustainability, as evidenced by Geico Taikisha’s paintshop tie-in with Fiat in Pernambuco, write Luciano Dinatale, executive vice-president sales and business development, and Gabriele Gironi, executive vice-president operations and engineering

  • Perfect balance

    November 6th 2014

    Schenck RoTec balancing technologies are at the vanguard of the battle to reduce noise and vibration in automotive components, writes Stephan Roisin, MPS business unit manager, Dürr Brasil Ltda. Div. Schenck RoTec

  • Automating the future

    November 6th 2014

    Edouard Mekhalian, managing director of KUKA Roboter do Brasil, looks at how robotics has the potential to put Brazil on the fast track to an automation and skills revolution…

  • A measure of success

    November 6th 2014

    Quality inspection in car body construction is moving towards more speed, greater flexibility and the use of intelligent software, writes Judith Schwarz…

  • Gear up for efficiency

    November 6th 2014

    Modern vertical turning technology can deliver productivity advances that translate into increased profitability, writes Oliver Hagenlocher, head of marketing, EMAG Group…

  • A partnership made in Brazil

    November 3rd 2014

    The opening of its new plant at Goiana in Pernambuco sees Fiat Chrysler Automobiles overcome numerous obstacles to put Brazil at the cutting edge of manufacturing, says Comau…

  • Betim: Brazil’s behemoth

    October 17th 2014

    The largest Fiat Chrysler plant in the world has already upgraded its press shop and assembly hall but is expanding still further with the construction of a new paintshop that will become operational in 2016…

  • GM Brazil’s firm foundation

    October 17th 2014

    Established in 1930, São Caetano do Sul is the OEM’s oldest plant in South America and has required substantial modernisation, most recently receiving upgrades to its bodyshop and press shop…