22-23 March 2017 Bad Nauheim

Strategies in Car Body Engineering 2017

With car body presentations

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22-23 March 2017 Bad Nauheim

Strategies in Car Body Engineering 2017

With car body presentations

Your overview of strategic projects in car body engineering

The annual expert conference on Strategies in Car Body Engineering focuses on the key issues of global car body development, planning and production. It provides attendees with a unique, all-round perspective on the crucial timetabling issues that need to be resolved in the body shop of today and tomorrow. With presentations and Q&A-Sessions from OEM, suppliers and institutes as well as car body presentations.

Conference topics 2017

Car body strategies and concepts deployed by leading OEMs

  • Global production strategies, platform and modularization strategies
  • New production approaches, e.g. in regard to additive manufacturing
  • Field reports and "lessons learned", based on current body concepts and materials used

Industry 4.0 in the body shop

  • Current application examples, opportunities and challenges posed by industry 4.0 solutions
  • New methods for conducting virtual planning and simulation in car body engineering
  • Data and software deployment for networking and controlling manufacturing systems and processes

Practical solutions proposed by suppliers and equipment manufacturers

  • New lightweight design strategies and technology concepts deployed by suppliers
  • Pioneering solutions for increasing the flexibility and adaptability of production lines
  • Energy efficiency and resource conservation in plant management

International research activities

  • Research and study results of relevance to car body engineering and obtained by leading institutes & university institutions
  • Highlights from global materials and operations research
  • Practical approaches to the lightweight design of upcoming vehicle generations

The conference is aimed at

Body construction engineers from international automotive manufacturers with strategic responsibilities in (pre)development, planning and production, as well as relevant system suppliers, within the whole process chain "painted car body", from press plant to  the body shop and paint shop.


Delegate's Structure 2017

Delegates by company 2017


Programme Coordination

Dr. Sibylle Freitag

Dr. Sibylle Freitag

Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-316


Conference Organisation

Sarah Ehrchen

Sarah Hausmann

Senior Event Manager
Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-374


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