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18-19 February 2020 Bad Nauheim, Germany

Assembly Engineering 2020

with 10 OEM reports from Audi, BMW, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Opel and Volkswagen!


Tuesday, 18 February 2020

9.00h Welcome and conference introduction
Katharina Röder, Automotive Circle, DE

Future-proof assembly: flexible and fit for new drive types

9.15h Award contest!
Flexibilisation of existing assembly structures for drive types and energy storage concepts of the future
Klaus Budweiser, Audi AG, De
9.45h Award contest!
JLR’s ongoing move towards integrating flexible Manufacturing solutions for mixed propulsion systems
Shakilan N Ananda Raj, Abbey Yafai, Jaguar Land Rover Ltd, GB
10.15h  Agile assembly of e-vehicles: Control of flexible operation-sequences on multifunctional and parallel assembly stations
Esben Schukat, RWTH Aachen, DE
10.45 h Coffee & contacts
11.15h Award contest!
Manufacturing information system and advanced automation for electric vehicles
Mehmet Korkmaz, Yigit Yilmaz, Ford Otosan, TR
11.45h Award contest!
The the new Corsa-e: integration of a battery vehicle into an existing assembly line
Waldemar Ruppel, Hans Georg Schade, Opel Automobile GmbH, DE
12.30h Lunch break

New smart factory technologies

14.00h Augmented reality laser and video projection - how to master complexity and variant variety in assembly and manual rework
Dr. Peter Keitler, EXTEND3D GmbH, DE
14.30h Award contest!
Augmented reality in production
Kate Kujawa, Mercedes-Benz AG, DE
15.00h Award contest!
How FIT is your repair? The way from GUT feeling to facts and figures
Tobias Sender, Ford-Werke GmbH, DE
15.30h Coffee & Contacts

AI meets final assembly: How final assembly profits from artificial intelligence

16.00h Award contest!
AIQX camera recognition using AI
Tobias Kohlhauf, BMW Group, DE
16.30h People at the centre – The employee-centred use of artificial intelligence through the combination with information systems
 Dr. Theo Steininger, DE Software, DE
17.00h End of conference day 1
18.45 h Networking Night at the Z.W.O. tapas bar

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

8.45h Start-up pitch
Let's get inspired: International start-ups present their innovative technologies and solutions in short presentations.

Digital planning and ergonomics

9.30h Human-centered cable assembly simulation in automotive production
Daniel Dengel, fleXstructures GmbH, DE; Marius Obentheuer, Fraunhofer ITWM, DE
10.00h Award contest!
The transformation of Volkswagen Sachsen to electric cars – The contribution of digital planning and ergonomic work design
Dr. Ricardo Schönherr, Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH, DE; Prof. Dr. Lars Fritzsche, imk automotive GmbH, DE
10.30h Coffee & contacts
11.00h Automated derivation of time and ergonomic assessments from motion data
Dr. Martin Benter, MTM Association e.V., DE

Quality Control and Commissioning

11.30h Award contest!
Hard to fail structure and automation for sustainable quality assurance - how to avoid human mistake
Tamotsu Yamada, Ryo koda, Nissan Motors Co., Ltd., JP
12.00h Challenges for safeguarding the function of autonomous vehicles in the production
Prof. Dr. Rainer Müller, Marcel Otto,  ZeMA  - Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstechnik gemeinnützige GmbH, DE
12.30h Lunch break
13.45h New impetus from the commissioning of future-oriented vehicles
Florian Gruß, Mercedes-Benz AG, DE
14.15h Bestowal of the Assembly Engineering Innovation Award 2020
International OEM Advisory Board and Katharina Röder, Automotive Circle, DE
14.30h Impulse!
An experimental security analysis of a smart manufacturing system
Federico Maggi, Trend Micro Inc., IT
15.00h Conclusion and farewell
International OEM Advisory Board and Katharina Röder, Automtoive Circle, DE
15.15h End of conference

Subject to change (status as of 14 February 2020)

Programme Coordination

Katharina Röder

Katharina Röder

Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-315


Conference Organisation

Mareike Bäumlein

Mareike Bäumlein

Senior Event Manager
Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-383


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