2019-11-26T14:09:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey
BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen have agreed to pay penalties totalling around €100m ($111m) for anti-competitive practices related to downstream long-steel product purchasing
2019-10-29T09:49:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey
Process improvements at VW’s Wolfsburg plant have reduced the time it takes to assemble a Golf by one hour
2019-09-23T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media
Tooling and conversion of automotive plants are significant costs for OEMs as they invest in electrification, which some may struggle to afford, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media.
2019-09-19T07:00:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media
The high R&D, production and supply chain costs of electric vehicles could mean that OEMs will be selling most at a loss for years to come, according to a report by Automotive from Ultma Media.
2019-08-21T12:33:00+01:00By Marcus Williams
The company has been trialling the exoskeletons – structures worn on the body to electro-mechanically assist movement – at several logistics locations in Germany to help warehouse personnel during physically demanding tasks.
2019-08-02T11:34:00+01:00By Mike Farish
Japanese carmaker Toyota has now commissioned what it describes as “the most advanced automotive distribution centre in Australia” as part of its strategy of transitioning from manufacturing to purely logistical operations in the country. Intelligent robots and sophisticated design are helping the carmaker to achieve new levels of warehousing efficiency…
2019-07-16T15:17:00+01:00By Marcus Williams
The automotive industry is being transformed by new vehicle technology, but operational processes are also undergoing profound changes driven by unprecedented levels of data
2019-07-16T13:55:00+01:00By Mike Farish
A new company based in Chemnitz is seeking to overturn conventional wisdom when it comes to material handling equipment – by using wood as a construction material
2019-07-09T10:47:00+01:00By Gavin du Venage
As OEMs accelerate their EV programmes, there is growing concern that demand for battery materials will outstrip supply. Gavin du Venage considers the risks