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  • 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

  • Tariffs: controversy reigns with Trump and Brexit adding to confusion

    March 20th 2019

    Many commentators see tariffs as a blunt instrument in trade negotiations and to see them as a means of protecting local vehicle manufacturing remains questionable

  • Coming soon in our May-June issue…

    March 8th 2019

    In our May-June issue we take an overview of the Ford’s most recent activities, and visit operations at the Saarlouis plant; we look at the latest OEM activities in Mexico, including the new trade agreement with the US; Plus, digital manufacturing , innovations in steel and a dedicated section on the today’s paintshop technologies. There’s also show previews on Laser World of Photonics and AMTS Shanghai…

  • Ford and VW confirm their alliance; and raise questions …

    January 18th 2019

    After months of rumours and speculation, Ford and Volkswagen have announced an alliance …

  • Conducting smart energy

    January 11th 2019

    Energy management has been an important aspect of vehicle production for decades, but innovative new solutions that can be linked are proving extremely effective

  • Casting a duo

    January 8th 2019

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

  • 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

  • New year, new arrangements

    December 10th 2018

    As 2018 draws to a close, the pace of change in vehicle manufacturing is accelerating….

  • Unease in the East

    November 21st 2018

    Falling sales, electrification and mega mergers: Nick Gibbs provides an overview of the current automotive industry trends in China

  • Ford automates hot-forming process

    November 7th 2018

    Germany – The automated line at Ford is being used to produce the new Focus