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Category: Design & Planning


Design & Planning, Process

Tesla to address environmental concerns over planned German factory

June 4, 2020

Via: Automotive News

BERLIN — Tesla Inc. will rework plans for its factory near Berlin to appease environmental critics and ensure its first European outpost can start producing cars in about a year, a senior local government official said. The electric-car pioneer has […]


Design & Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Ford’s color, materials team broadens its palette

May 18, 2020

Via: Automotive News

DETROIT — Even as Ford Motor Co.’s factory workers begin going back on the job this week, thousands of salaried employees might remain homebound into July. Among them is a team of a half-dozen color and materials designers who continue […]


Design & Planning, Process

How to Keep Your Manufacturing Plant Clean

May 14, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Manufacturing plant cleanliness was a hugely important topic long before the global outbreak of COVID-19. However, recent events have thrown this issue into even sharper relief. The following recommendations are relevant in a wide variety of manufacturing settings. We’ll start […]


Design & Planning, Process, Regulations

Michigan due to reopen manufacturing from coronavirus lockdown

May 11, 2020

Via: Reuters

Michigan, a major Midwest industrial powerhouse hard hit by both the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout, is the latest of several states permitting the restart of assembly lines halted in mandatory business closures meant to contain the outbreak. But […]


Design & Planning, Process

Make UK publishes a three-point plan to recover the manufacturing industry

May 7, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Global

37% of manufacturers have stated that they do not expect trading conditions to return to normal for 6-12 months following the outbreak and eventual resolution of the coronavirus pandemic, with an additional 17% not expecting conditions to return to normal […]


Design & Planning, Process

Samsung building $220m R&D centre in Vietnam

March 2, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022. Last year Samsung closed its Chinese phone factory at Huizhou which it had operated for 17 yeas and which had employed about 6,000 workers. In 2017 Huizhou produced 63 […]


Design & Planning, Process

Tesla says plans to open China design and research center

January 16, 2020

Via: Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – U.S. electric car maker Tesla plans to open a design and research center in China to make “Chinese-style” vehicles, the company said in a recruitment notice on its official WeChat account. Wednesday’s notice sought to recruit designers […]


Design & Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

VW brand to launch 34 new models, derivatives globally in 2020

December 19, 2019

Via: Automotive News

WOLFSBURG — Volkswagen brand plans to launch 34 new models and derivatives next year including electrified cars to lower emissions as stringent new CO2 reduction targets are phased in by the European Union. The ID3 battery-powered compact hatchback will go […]


Design & Planning, Process

Ford to invest $1.45 billion in two Detroit plants, add 3,000 jobs

December 17, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Ford Motor Co (F.N) said on Tuesday it plans to invest more than $1.45 billion at two of its manufacturing facilities in Detroit to make electric, autonomous and sports utility vehicles, and add 3,000 jobs. The No.2 U.S. […]


Design & Planning, Process

GM, LC Chem announce $2.3 billion EV battery venture in Ohio

December 5, 2019

Via: Reuters

The plant, to be built at a new site near GM’s closed assembly plant in Lordstown in northeast Ohio, will employ more than 1,100 people, the companies said. Construction is to begin in mid-2020 and the plant will have an […]