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Clemson Vehicle Assembly Center unveiled

February 19, 2018

Clemson University unveiled the new Clemson Vehicle Assembly Center on Thursday in Greenville. The Center will be a hub for automotive researchers, students, and manufacturers where they can collaborate to develop and learn advanced manufacturing techniques.

As part of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), the Vehicle Assembly Center is a collaboration between BMW Manufacturing, Siemens, Clemson, and Greenville Technical College. The 4,000-square-foot center will not only have a full vehicle assembly line, but also a joining lab, sub-assembly lab, embedded devices lab, collaborative robotics center, and autonomous factory vehicles.

Research will be conducted primarily by faculty and students in Clemson’s College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences. Greenville Tech students will be enrolled in manufacturing training programs.

“BMW Plant Spartanburg continues to grow. A highly-skilled, well-educated workforce is essential to meet the challenges of the next generation of vehicles,” Knudt Flor, president and CEO of BMW Manufacturing said. “The Vehicle Assembly Center and its project-based learning approach promise to prepare a workforce with the skills needed to be successful in the premium automotive industry.”

For more information, visit: http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/clemson-launches-advanced-manufacturing-research-and-workforce-development-hub-in-greenville.