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.
Caption: The first new outer skin parts for the ID. Vehicles from the new large press at the Zwickau vehicle plant.
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%).
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.
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