Automotive Supply Chain

Building a partnership with Vauxhall

Voith Industrial Services has developed further its partnership with Vauxhall by working closely with the company on its new Vivaro van being launched this week. Voith Industrial Services, which has carried out a range of services at the Luton plant since the late 1990s, is the only major supplier…

🕘 26/06/2014

Automotive textile manufacturer recovers major energy savings from compressor waste heat

Automotive textile manufacturer Autofil Worldwide has achieved average cost savings of £37,000 a year and reduced annual CO2 emissions by 260,000 tonnes by adopting Atlas Copco’s energy recovery technology. Based in the UK, Autofil Worldwide is a manufacturer and supplier of polyester…

🕘 18/06/2014

Korean auto component suppliers improve quality and increase production

Two Korean automotive component suppliers are using HepcoMotion Driven Track Systems (DTS) to ensure they meet stringent quality and production requirements for the manufacture of critical components for their customers Kia and Hyundai. The DTS is a highly versatile track system, usually oval…

🕘 11/06/2014

Touch probe halves production costs

The requirements in terms of quality and accuracy in the automotive industry are continuously increasing. This also has consequences for toolmakers such as G.RAU, based in Pforzheim in Germany, as the basis for low tolerances in subsequent end products is created here. At G.RAU, laser measuring…

🕘 09/06/2014

PLM software expands at Toyota for its vehicle safety initiative

Toyota Motor Corporation has expanded its vehicle safety information management system based on Siemens’ Teamcenter software. The system has been in use since January 2013 as part of a comprehensive initiative to produce safe vehicles for its customers. Teamcenter was selected based on the…

🕘 29/05/2014

Inspection of piston-ring fitting at Renault

For the past few years, Renault's site in Cléon, France, has been using Keyence's LJ-G laser displacement sensors on its G9 engine production line. The site chose the sensors for their detection reliability and ease of use. Opened in 1958, Cléon is the Renault Group's main powertrain…

🕘 15/05/2014

Radar level transmitter provides reliability for painting cars

With a century of history, Aston Martin has developed into an automotive icon, synonymous with luxury, heritage and authentic craftsmanship. All of their models are hand-built and bespoke, using high technology processes within a very modern environment. Each of their cars is painted and finished…

🕘 15/05/2014

Increasing UK car production is driving mergers and acquisitions in the automotive supply chain, says industry expert

The increase in UK car production is driving substantial growth in automotive supply chain mergers and acquisitions (M&A), according to an industry expert. KPMG’s UK head of automotive, John Leech, said KPMG has acted as corporate finance advisor to vendors of automotive suppliers on five…

🕘 30/04/2014

Displacement and temperature sensors selected for BLOODHOUND SSC Project

Sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon UK has become a product sponsor of the BLOODHOUND SSC Project - the 1,000mph land speed record attempt that is scheduled to take place in 2016. Micro-Epsilon UK will provide high precision sensors and measurement systems for the BLOODHOUND SSC Project that will be…

🕘 28/01/2014

Robot arm tool changers lending a hand at Audi

The use of Stäubli automatic tool changers at Audi’s A8 factory in Germany has increased the flexibility of the body-in-white production line as well as reducing space requirements and investment in automation equipment … Flexibility in manufacturing is essential in the competitive…

🕘 05/11/2013