Swedish product development consultancy Semcon AB is expanding its partnership with fuel cell maker PowerCell, to help it scale up production by deploying robots and automation. The robots are being installed at PowerCell’s facility in Gothenberg, Sweden, following Semcon’s virtual simulations which visualize the entire production process. PowerCell expects to streamline its manufacturing, reduce costs Read More..
Automated systems supplier Kuka, based in Augsburg, Germany, has taken an order from Chinese automaker GAC NE (New Energy) for 430 industrial robots. These will be deployed to build electric vehicles in this GAC Group division’s new production plant in Guangzhou, for joining and handling tasks at the body-in-white stage. The KR Quantec [pictured] and Read More..
IT experts at Swedish automotive supplier Autoliv are converting 40 European plants to a new, common ERP infrastructure. Top priority for the new system is to make sure that there is an uninterrupted flow of materials to all machinery, says Soenke Gebhardt, IT expert at Autolivâ€™s German factory in Elmshorn near Hamburg. Equally important is Read More..