Driving Efficiency, Agility and Productivity in European Automotive Manufacturing through Industry 4.0

10 June 2025

Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, UK

The UK Government is committing £4.5 billion to reduce carbon emissions and drive-up productivity in British manufacturing, with £2 billion earmarked for the automotive industry, underscoring the pivotal link between the shift towards electric vehicles (EVs) and the embrace of Industry 4.0 technologies.

As manufacturers pivot towards EV production, the infusion of Industry 4.0 technologies becomes imperative to reduce downtimes, enhance plant safety, and improve product quality whilst also enabling the necessary adaptation of production processes for mass vehicle customisation and electrification.

Join European industry 4.0 and automotive manufacturing technology experts in London for The Premier UK Automotive Manufacturing Event Dedicated to Driving Technological Innovation and Building Strategic Partnerships and uncover the fundamentals required to successfully navigate the shift towards EV production, bridge the growing labour skills gap, and overcome on-going supply chain disruptions.

Automotive Smart Manufacturing Europe 2024 Speakers

Dan Bunting of Advanced Propulsion Centre UK speaking at AMG World

Dan Bunting

Head of Business Development

Advanced Propulsion Centre UK

Dr. Lennart Bochmann of SYNAOS speaking at AMG World

Dr. Lennart Bochmann



Thomas Fischer of John Deere speaking at AMG World

Thomas Fischer

Power System Smart Connected Factory Lead

John Deere

Ian Thompson of H2X Global speaking at AMG World

Ian Thompson


H2X Global

Chris White of Ford Motor Company speaking at AMG World

Chris White

Chief Engineer - Battery Manufacturing

Ford Motor Company

James Bennie of Ford Motor Company speaking at AMG World

James Bennie

Digital Manufacturing Engineering, Industry 4.0 & Layout (Powertrain)

Ford Motor Company

Goksen Tore Sancak of Farplas Automotive speaking at AMG World

Goksen Tore Sancak

Independent Board Member

Farplas Automotive

Dr Seemal Asif of Cranfield University speaking at AMG World

Dr Seemal Asif

Senior Lecturer Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Cranfield University

Michael Higgins of Ford Motor Company speaking at AMG World

Michael Higgins

Manufacturing Collaboration and Innovation Leader

Ford Motor Company

Will Kinghorn of Made Smarter UK speaking at AMG World

Will Kinghorn

Technology Adoption Specialist

Made Smarter UK

Heiko Gierdhardt of Jaguar Land Rover speaking at AMG World

Heiko Gierdhardt

Fulfilment Director

Jaguar Land Rover

Gabriel Gonzalez Alonso of ZF Group speaking at AMG World

Gabriel Gonzalez Alonso

SVP Corporate Production Management

ZF Group

Agnes Wamagui of Innovate UK Business Connect speaking at AMG World

Agnes Wamagui

KTM - Robotics

Innovate UK Business Connect

This summit will provide you with the necessary tools to:

    • Understand how to get closer to your consumer by leveraging smart technologies for mass vehicle customisation
    • Leverage Industry 4.0 to meet organisational sustainability goals and pave the way for greener manufacturing
    • Develop a strategy to respond to and fill existing interest gaps by engaging and educating the future manufacturing workforce
    • Build the business case for new technology, engage with senior decision-makers, gain project buy-in and demonstrate ROI
    • Utilise data to accelerate digital transformation within your connected plant and remain competitive in a fast-evolving environment

Past Automotive Attendee Companies

Who you will meet:

VP’s, Directors, Global Heads and Managers of:

  • Industry 4.0
  • Intelligent Automation / Manufacturing Automation
  • Smart Manufacturing / Digital Manufacturing / Advanced Manufacturing
  • IoT & Connected Devices
  • Data / AI / ML / Manufacturing Analytics
  • Plant Management & Operations
  • Emerging Technology
  • Smart Factories
  • Manufacturing Operations / Engineering / IT
  • Digital Transformation
  • Production
  • Robotics

Our sponsors, technology & solution providers include:

  • IoT Platforms
  • Location Detection Technologies
  • Advanced Human-Machine Interfaces
  • Cyber Security, Authentication and Fraud Detection
  • 3D Printing, Smart Sensors
  • Big Data & Analytics, AI and Machine Learning
  • Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Wearables
  • Cloud Computing
  • Mobile Devices
  • Integrators

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Smart Manufacturing Technology vendor landscape is vast. New entrants are innovating rapidly. It is therefore a prerequisite that solution providers acquire a granular understanding of the industry’s needs in order to develop those bespoke solutions that are critical to winning new business.

Showcase your technology solutions to senior decision makers across roles in industry 4.0, manufacturing technology, and data & analytics.

2024 Sponsors


Worlds IO

The event was well planned and executed. The attendees were engaging and collaborative, and the right titles /personas for Worlds. The opportunity to present to the entire group of attendees was extremely valuable and a terrific opportunity to educate, confirm if our messaging resonated and to create leads. The communications up to and including event were also solid.

Global Manufacturing Optimization Strategist, General Motors

Great discussions and insights around a variety of Industry 4.0 technology topics. Excellent networking opportunities as well. My team took a great deal of information and contacts from the program.

So many great conversations during this conference. Thank you For pulling together key auto manufacturer technologists and diverse vendor solution providers for a day of collaboration.

Consulting and Digital Solutions / SICK

Magna International

I thought the content was very relevant and resonates with the journey most companies are undertaking with regards to Digital Transformation

Vice President, IT Business Relationship Management / Magna International

General Motors

Overall the event provided a lot of good discussions, networking and sharing of knowledge.

Advanced Technology ME Global Vehicle System Processing – General Assembly / General Motors


Thank you very much for putting on a great event. The size was perfect just enough folks but intimate enough to engage.

Head of Customer Relationships / Augmentir

Ford Motor Company

Thanks for the opportunity. I enjoyed the way the conference was put together. Specifically, the demos by the vendors. I would like to be involved in your future events so feel free to reach out.

Manager, Manufacturing & IIoT Analytics / Ford Motor Company

Lead Engineer – Technology & Innovation Tooling & Pressed Parts Group, Jaguar Land Rover

The Concept of roundtable discussions was good and worked well

Lead Engineer - Technology & Innovation Tooling & Pressed Parts Group, Jaguar Land Rover


Very open discussions were had with open minded individuals.  The event ensured good discussions without any restrictions and allowed us to get to know different perspectives of customers, competitors, etc.

Torben Lauman
Sales Manager, Nimak

General Motors

Interesting discussion format filled with knowledgeable people

Richard Doggart
CI Manager, General Motors


Awesome event

Muhammad Majeed
Lead Manufacturing Engineer Rivian Automotive

Grove Automotive LCC

For me this was a great format to present and interact with professionals across the automotive range.  Good mix of OEM and Tier Suppliers.  Very interesting topics of discussion and good information exchange and feedback.  Interesting to learn the differences of large high volume OEM’s vs low volume niche and new energy vehicles.

Chief Engineer, Grove Automotive LCC

Content Highlights

10 Steps to Scale Industry 4.0 Technologies Within Automotive Manufacturing

Ahead of our Smart Manufacturing for Automotive Summit Europe in London, UK on 11 June 2024, we are delighted to share this complimentary infographic highlighting the key steps to effectively scale industry 4.0 technologies within European automotive manufacturing. View Infographic >>> SMANA Europe 2024 – Infographic – Thomas Fischer  

Quality 4.0: Leveraging Smart Technology to Enhance Product Quality

Ahead of the Smart Manufacturing for Automotive Summit (10 September 2024, Detroit, MI), download this complimentary presentation from Rajeev Kalamdani, Manager IIoT Analytics, Ford Motor Company presented at the 2023 edition. Identify the necessary resources and digital infrastructure for Quality 4.0: Data, Analytics, and Connectivity, and more with this presentation. Complete the form below to… Read more »

Smart Manufacturing for Automotive Europe Sponsorship Pack

Complete the form to download the sponsorship information for the upcoming Smart Manufacturing for Automotive Summit on 11 June 2024 in London, UK.

Evaluating the Impact of Sustainability Initiatives on Automotive 4.0

The rise in demand for electric vehicles, combined with the global drive towards greener manufacturing, is forcing automotive OEMs and tier 1 manufacturers to redesign their current industry 4.0 and smart technology strategies. We recently spoke to automotive 4.0 experts from leading OEMs and tier 1 organizations to understand how the need for more sustainable… Read more »