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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Getting beneath the skin

    November 12th 2018

    Specialists in automotive interiors have long been at the sharp end of sustainability issue. Gareth Price looks at the controls and techniques that are helping IAC Group improve process control and lower energy consumption

  • Piecing it all together

    November 6th 2018

    Ian Henry identifies six themes from the moves, mergers and makeovers underway in the global automotive tier supply sector

  • Centre of operations

    August 17th 2018

    Investment in new plants and expansion of existing facilities shows central Europe to be at the heart of vehicle manufacturers’ regional strategies

  • A slow return to growth

    July 5th 2018

    Vehicle-makers in South America are seeing signs of recovery, boosted by growing exports

  • JLR opts for EU over UK

    June 13th 2018

    Uncertainties surrounding Brexit are causing more OEMs to move car production from the UK to Europe. Michael Nash investigates

  • Packing in the power

    May 10th 2018

    As JLR ramps up its electrification efforts, Mike Farish visits a pilot production line for battery packs, developed together with WMG at the University of Warwick

  • Aluminium allegiance

    March 5th 2018

    Industry analysts are predicting a growth phase for aluminium content in the vehicle material mix. James Bakewell reports on the new grades and applications that underpin this claim