Automotive Supply Chain

Williams Advanced Engineering to supply battery systems to the ABB FIA Formula E world Championship

Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) has again landed the exclusive contract to supply the Gen3 battery system of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The highly successful relationship started when WAE was chosen as the first supplier of batteries to the electric racing series. Instrumental in…

🕘 02/07/2020

Dispensing: what do we mean by accuracy and repeatability?

A number of the products that we offer are described as being highly accurate, precise and/or repeatable. We believe that these criteria are important to a process where consistent, high quality output is required, and they have a big impact on productivity through reduction of material waste…

🕘 19/06/2020

New autonomous vehicles to navigate their way around Middle East’s largest seaport using georeferencing technology from Xsens

A ground-breaking deployment of autonomous vehicle technology by DP World, the operator of the Jebel Ali container port in Dubai, is to demonstrate the performance and reliability of technology provided by Xsens, the manufacturer of motion-tracking sensors, supporting DGWorld, a manufacturer of…

🕘 19/06/2020

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