The UK's leading manufacturer of premium vehicles has signed a letter of intent which it is hoped will pave the way for an automotive partnership in Saudi Arabia
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BMW believes the future belongs to flexible manufacturing. The German manufacturer has a long history of building cars to customer order. In 2008, 70 percent of its production was built to customer order. “We anticipate in the future that customers will want more individuality and more customer order flexibility,” said Rich Morris, Vice President, assembly, BMW.
Motor vehicles impact the environment from their initial design and the way they are manufactured, to their use on the road and eventually their disposal when no longer needed.
Now in its seventeenth year, the annual Fork Lift Truck Awards ceremony, took place on Saturday 12, February and was presented by BBC Radio 2’s Sally “Traffic” Boazman. The awards are hosted by the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA), which maintains and raises standards in the materials handling industry. It is the most representative body of its kind in Europe.
Enzo Ferrari established Scuderia Ferrari in Italy in 1929 with the intention of sponsoring amateur race car drivers and inventing racing cars. However it took until the late 1940s - more than 15 years - before Ferrari began to create its own road cars. Today, Ferrari is one of the biggest brands on the planet and its journey is one of astounding and unique worldwide success.
Flat-pack furniture is a modern-day phenomenon. Flat packed products on the market range from CD/DVD storage racks to patio sets and living room furniture. These are bought ready boxed and the customer provides the last part of the production line by building the unit at home. Flat pack houses are the latest addition to the market.
Bentley new luxury flagship is not the most attractive from the onset. However, looks can be deceiving. Weighing in at an outstanding 5,700 pounds, the Mulsanne sedan spares no expense for luxury, tech, and craftsmanship. It a far superior model to the Rolls Royce Phantom. Manufacturing Digital takes a look at how the Bentley Mulsanne is made.
Alfa Romeo has revealed its 4C sports car concept at the Geneva Motor Show 2011. The 4C concept is a classic two-seat, mid-engined, rear-wheel drive compact sports car with a length measuring just four metres and a wheelbase of under 2.4-metres.