Automotive Supply Chain

Manufacturing exports slump to lowest level in three years

Britain’s manufacturers are calling on the Government to work with industry and take whatever steps are necessary to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on supply chains on the back of a survey showing exports have slumped to their lowest level in three years. The Q1 Manufacturing Outlook…

🕘 16/03/2020

Automation in the automobile industry farewell to the assembly line

The world's leading trade fair for intelligent automation and robotics automatica will take place in Munich from June 16 to 19. One main focus of the event will be on making automobile production more flexible. Numerous exhibitors will present alternatives to conventional assembly line production…

🕘 11/03/2020

Manufacturing sector urged to ‘Re-think Local’ in light of Coronavirus Outbreak

As a result of a sudden spike in demand driven by the Coronavirus outbreak, the head of a leading injection tool mould manufacturer is urging the UK’s manufacturing sector to re-think the long-term benefits of ‘local sourcing’. The re-shoring call comes from Roger Vance, MD of…

🕘 25/02/2020

FANUC supplies 3,500 robots to Munich-based automotive group

The industrial robot manufacturer FANUC and the automotive group BMW AG have signed a framework agreement for the supply of 3,500 robots for new production lines and plants. FANUC robots will be used in the production of current and future generations of BMW models. The first robots were installed…

🕘 19/02/2020

Trustonic joins car connectivity consortium to protect connected car apps

Mobile security leader Trustonic today announces that it has joined the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) to contribute to the development of technical specifications for secure connected car technologies. The CCC is a cross-industry organization advancing global technologies for smartphone-to-car…

🕘 19/02/2020

Coronavirus: major disruptive event to global supply chains

Commenting on the effect of the Coronavirus outbreak on the global supply chain, Professor Richard Wilding OBE, Professor of Supply Chain Strategy at Cranfield School of Management, said: “This is a major disruptive event with global implications for supply chains. Air freight is already down…

🕘 10/02/2020

The ongoing failure of government to back UK manufacturing is behind the steep drop in annual car figures

Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, has demanded the UK government act now to support our automotive industry following a further 14 per cent fall in annual car production figures for 2019. The figures which were compiled by the Society of Motor Manufacturing and Traders reveals that…

🕘 30/01/2020

How close are we to autonomous cars?

In the past decade, progress continues in the development and deployment of autonomous driving technologies, as we see market leaders like Google’s Waymo have achieved the milestones in on-road testing of their self-driving fleets, and companies like Tesla announced ambitious plans to…

🕘 10/01/2020

Artificial intelligence – the new way to think!

Artificial intelligence is the term used for robotic / machine intelligence. So far, AI has received positive feedback with its reliability along with efficiency. However, Artificial intelligence is a very controversial subject. Many people don’t like the idea of AI as it’s an…

🕘 08/01/2020

Vehicle Licensing Statistics reveal demand for electric vehicles will surge as we enter the new decade

The Vehicle Licensing Statistics have revealed that the number of electric cars has more than tripled in the third quarter compared to 2018, increasing by 234% … The ‘Road to Zero’ deadline is fast-approaching, and t he UK will end the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars and…

🕘 20/12/2019