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Press hardening line for India

One of India’s leading manufacturers of chassis and hydroformed components for vehicles – ALF Engineering – has placed an order for a fully automated press hardening line from AP&T. This is AP&T's first substantial order in India, the fourth largest new car market.

Q1 robot orders surge 20% over 2020

Robot orders in the first quarter of 2021 were up 20% over the same period in 2020, with substantial increases in purchases coming from companies in metals (up 86%); life sciences/pharmaceutical/biomed (up 72%); food & consumer goods (up 32%) and other non-automotive industries (12%).

An eye on digitalisation

Mercedes-Benz and Siemens plan to cooperate on advancing digitalisation and automation in the automotive industry, supported by the State of Berlin. Mercedes-Benz AG aims to digitise its production processes.

Tool and die market indicators

The "Special Die and Tool, Die Set, Jig and Fixture Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery to 2030" report has been added to's offering.

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