New Encounter magazine about the factory of the future Board of Management Member for Production Prof. Dr. Hubert Waltl: “We need qualified employees and IT experts in a fully connected production process” Vision: producing with competence islands instead of assembly lines Humans and robots working hand in hand, car-body parts emerging from a 3D printer and cars driving in piloted mode from the assembly line: Audi is pursuing this vision of the factory of the future: the smart factory. In the Encounter magazine under that heading, the automobile manufacturer is…Read More
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has chosen South Carolina as the location of its new USD 500m factory, highlighting the attraction of the United States as a location for high technology manufacturing and providing a significant boost to South Carolina’s economy. The new facility will have initial annual production of around 100,000 cars and be located in Berkeley County, close to Charleston. It will make latest generation Volvo models for sale in the United States and for export. Construction will begin in early autumn 2015, with the first vehicles…Read More
CARSON CITY, NV – Governor Brian Sandoval and Elon Musk, Chairman and CEO of Tesla Motors, announced today that Nevada has been selected as the official site for the Tesla Gigafactory. “This is great news for Nevada. Tesla will build the world’s largest and most advanced battery factory in Nevada which means nearly one hundred billion dollars in economic impact to the Silver State over the next twenty years. I am grateful that Elon Musk and Tesla saw the promise in Nevada. These 21st century pioneers, fueled with innovation and…Read More
YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Co. is planning a major announcement around future plans for performance when it opens a new factory for its NISMO motorsports and performance tuning arm on Tuesday morning, Feb. 26 near Yokohama (Monday evening, Feb. 25 in the U.S.).
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn will headline the announcement, which is expected to reveal a new direction for NISMO’s core mission.Read More