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BMW Group opens new automated steel pressing facility at Swindon plant

Green Car Congress

The new press will produce steel panels for the MINI plant in Oxford at twice the rate of the old equipment which it replaces, with the steel blanks and finished panels handled by a new fleet of Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs). New automated steel pressing facility at Swindon plant. The pressure which the new press can apply is 2,500 tonnes.

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Road Test: 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge Twin AWD Ultimate

Clean Fleet Report

The clean design is void of cladding, with the only bright-work to be found on the “C40” and “VOLVO” badging. The lift gate has a small spoiler with two air flow vents coming off the roof that disperse water from the rear window, replacing a wiper. Story and photos by John Faulkner. [