Automotive Manufacturing Solutions


  • Zero Downtime

    July 8, 2017

    GM has ambitious plans to implement a zero down time approach using cloud based computing to connect all of its production robots worldwide

  • Under the spotlight

    April 13, 2017

    With current demand for lightweighting so voracious, there are many applications in which OEMs are looking to spot weld mixed-material assemblies

  • Squaring the circular economy

    February 28, 2017

    Given the continued increase in global production, vehicle-makers have had to take action on waste management

  • PSA and Opel? Why, Carlos… why?

    February 15, 2017

    Periodically, the car industry goes through a burst of rationalisation, with companies closing plants and merging or creating alliances. This is typically accompanied by a flood of headlines and stories about the need for structural change, realignment in the industry and so forth. It has happened before and will happen again…

  • An order for progress

    February 14, 2017

    After the dips in demand of recent years, car makers in Brazil and Argentina anticipate an upturn in market fortunes and a boost in vehicle production

  • Korea: A question of cost

    November 18, 2016

    The country’s automotive industry is once again fighting its recurring battle with the unions as it struggles to balance workers’ wage demands with the need to cap costs in an expensive country to build cars

  • Ready to ramp-up

    July 15, 2016

    AMS spoke with Norm Strachan vice-president Manufacturing (GM India) and Asif Khatri Regional Quality director (GM India) about the plans for the Talegaon plant an how they would increase volumes…

  • Influential India

    June 23, 2016

    India’s automotive component sector is relishing its new place on the international stage Changes in the Indian component sector have prompted growth in the role of its companies worldwide in recent years. Likewise, European, Japanese and American suppliers have moved into India. Until around a decade ago, the Indian automotive components sector was something of a …

  • Airbag anxieties

    May 27, 2016

    The airbag sector is unfortunately probably best known at present for its recall problems, especially those involving the Japanese supplier Takata. The sector has experienced phenomenal growth in recent years, and in developed markets, driver, passenger and side airbags are standard on just about every new vehicle, with many new cars and light trucks having eight or more bags somewhere inside. More applications, both inside – and indeed outside – the vehicle are being developed…