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  • The imitation game

    March 4th 2019

    Working with a local robotics start-up in Germany, Volkswagen is exploring a new programming technique that allows assembly workers to teach a cobot all the right moves

  • Eaton and Cummins venture forth

    March 4th 2019

    To face an ever-widening array challenges, automotive manufacturing has seen numerous instances of partnerships, alliances, mergers and acquisitions entered into as a means to stay healthy

  • 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.

  • 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 …

  • Volkswagen selects EV production base

    January 15th 2019

    US – Volkswagen has chosen its Chattanooga factory as a home for EV production, starting with a car based on the ID. Crozz SUV concept

  • VW appoints new CV board member

    January 11th 2019

    Germany – Alexander Hitzinger was previously a senior director of hardware engineering at Apple

  • 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….

  • Volkswagen to alter European output

    November 26th 2018

    Germany – Volkswagen is adapting existing plants to make EVs, and is planning to build a new facility in Eastern Europe

  • Travel blog: Big game in SA

    November 23rd 2018

    South Africa represents a massive opportunity for vehicle manufacturers, providing they are able to cater to customer needs while also achieving the right balance between quality and price.