Cummins’ strong march on commercial vehicle electrification

Cummins (NYSE: CMI), a leading provider of engines and generator sets, is making a strong and sustained push into electrification for the commercial vehicles. A rapid series of acquisitions, partnerships and product launches across its entire portfolio is enabling significant capabilities and momentum ahead of a major ramp in electrified...

/ February 5, 2018

Commercial Van and Truck Electrification: market snapshot

Whilst passenger cars steal most of the limelight, electrification of commercial vehicles is equally, if not more interesting right now. You might be forgiven for thinking that Tesla is the only game in town with regards to electric trucks; however, with multiple product launches and new companies looking to disrupt...

/ January 29, 2018

Investment in Warehousing Automation Continues with Fetch Robotics

This week, mobile robot supplier Fetch Robotics announced it had closed its Series B funding round of $25 million, led by Sway Ventures. This was preceded by its peer, Locus Robotics, which just two weeks earlier announced that it had also closed its Series B round for the same amount,...

/ December 7, 2017

Will the Manufacturing Growth Cycle Continue in China? Part 2

Part 2 – Is this growth sustainable and what is the fundamental advantage of China’s manufacturing industry?   In this, the second of two analyst insights examining the Chinese manufacturing sector, we share our forecast for China’s manufacturing output over the next two years, and explain why we expect it...

/ November 28, 2017

Will the Manufacturing Growth Cycle Continue in China? Part 1

Part 1 – What has been driving the recent growth in China’s manufacturing sector?   In this first of two analyst insights examining the China manufacturing sector, we explain the factors behind the resurgence in growth of the world’s second largest economy and manufacturing powerhouse.   In recent years, China’s...

/ November 14, 2017

Tesla (finally) Announces its Semi Truck – Our Analysis

Tesla’s delayed announcement regarding its electric semi truck will be made on the 16th of November. Ahead of that we review what is known and what some of the likely options are to Tesla.

/ November 10, 2017
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Mobile Robots – 2018

An analysis of the opportunity for mobile robots in material handling applications.

/ October 6, 2017
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Siemens’ Autonomous Vehicle Strategy

Following Siemens’ recent announcement to acquire Tass International we examine what it means for the industrial giant’s strategy.

/ October 5, 2017
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NACV Show: Truck Industry says, “we’re ready for autonomy”

At the recent North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show numerous executives from major truck OEMs and suppliers made it clear that they are ready for ‘automation and autonomy’ when customers want it and when the legislative conditions are more favourable. Increasingly, advanced driver assistance technologies are becoming standard and the...

/ September 28, 2017