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100. Anniversary - All about culture!

Garaget International - A Podcast with Magnus Sundemo

Release Date: 06/26/2019

106. The exciting future of Lotus car part 3 show art 106. The exciting future of Lotus car part 3

Garaget International - A Podcast with Magnus Sundemo

This is the third episode from my visit at Lotus Cars and their facility in Hethel in Norwich England.  This time you will meet the head of design Russel Carr. He will tell you about the importance of Lotus design and especially about the story behind the new hypercar from Lotus the Evija.  I will also talk with Matt Windle about engineering and David Hewitt about manufacturing of today’s hand built Lotus sportscar.

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105. The exciting future of Lotus Cars part 2. show art 105. The exciting future of Lotus Cars part 2.

Garaget International - A Podcast with Magnus Sundemo

I’m back with the second episode from my visit at Lotus Cars October 2019 and their facility in Hethel in Norwich England. This time you will meet Clive Chapman, son to the legendary founder of Lotus Cars Colin Chapman and Gavan Kershaw that is responsible for handling and performance of today’s Lotus sports car. Welcome to Garaget International! 

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Garaget International - A Podcast with Magnus Sundemo

I visited Lotus Cars in their facilities in Hethel, Norwich England in mid-October where the legendary engineer genius Colin Chapman founded Lotus Cars more than 70 years ago. An amazing place. Lotus is now a part of the Geely group and I was so interested to understand what that has meant for the brand and the company and how the future looks like. This is the first episode in a series of episodes from Lotus Cars. In this first episode I meet with Geoff Dowding director of sales and Simon Clare director for Global marketing. Welcome to Garaget International! 

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103. Joe Lin and Jerker Anderson winner of 2018th Shufu Award show art 103. Joe Lin and Jerker Anderson winner of 2018th Shufu Award

Garaget International - A Podcast with Magnus Sundemo

In this episode you will meet Joe Lin and Jerker Andersson. They are both winner of the 2018th Shufu Award, founded by Geelys chairman Li Shufu. Their backgrounds differ a lot but there are also similarities. They have made great achievements for the Geely group and they are both passionate about their work.  We talk about what made them winner of the award and what it has meant for them to receive this achievement. Welcome to Garaget International! 

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102. Meet Niclas Anderson Director for Supplier quality at CEVT show art 102. Meet Niclas Anderson Director for Supplier quality at CEVT

Garaget International - A Podcast with Magnus Sundemo

Niclas Anderson is Director for Supplier quality for Volvos and Lynk&Co’s small platform, CMA.  His workplace is CEVT in Gothenburg and his job is to secure the quality for all components within the region of Europe. But the success of his work is depending on that he can work together with people from China and Europe and from Geely and Volvo and suppliers from all over the world. We talk about what the challenges are and what opportunity this gives him in his daily work. Welcome to Garaget International! 

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101. LABS - where innovations are born  show art 101. LABS - where innovations are born

Garaget International - A Podcast with Magnus Sundemo

I meet two of the co-workers at Volvo Cars innovation lab in a cool office in the city centre of Gothenburg earlier this spring.  It was Lotta Ahlberg and old friend with a mixed history from Volvo Cars from Innovation support and Ergonomics and Paul Aston a fresh Volvo employee with a background as tech designer with a lot of experience from the non-automotive business. LABS has been in operation for less then two years and they have a mission to innovate new business for Volvo cars. Some ideas is soon reaching real customers and some are still only ideas. Join our conversion and get...

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Garaget International - A Podcast with Magnus Sundemo

Welcome to celebrate the one hundred episodes of this podcast. We recorded it in front of a live audience for the first time. Anna Margitin, Board member of Volvo Car group and union leader was co-host for this anniversary. Culture was on the agenda and we had a very interesting guest on board; Lex Kerssemakers SVP and responsible for Direct Consumer Business at Volvo Car. He is a passionate advocate of a strong company culture and has recently been out in social media in this matter. And as a bonus you get the song from the eighties “The spirit of Volvo” in the end of this episode. Warm...

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99. 99. "Mr Geely design" - Peter Horbury

Garaget International - A Podcast with Magnus Sundemo

Peter Horbury is more or less synonym with Geely Design that started as a seed six years ago with less than 10 people. They have now grown to a global design organisation present on three different continents with more than 900 employees. Peter and I meet at his office in Lindholmen, Gothenburg and spoke about the incredible success for Geely Auto and the part that Design has played. Geely Design is now responsible for the design of next generation Lotus cars and this is sort of dream coming true for Peter. We also talk about possible synergies in the Geely group and how we can learn from each...

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98. Volvo Cars future featuring CEO Håkan Samuelsson   show art 98. Volvo Cars future featuring CEO Håkan Samuelsson

Garaget International - A Podcast with Magnus Sundemo

Håkan Samuelsson is a recurring guest in Garaget. This time we talk about the challenges in today’s tougher business environment and how to meet them in a constructive way. He wants to stimulate job rotation and use the potential in all employees in order to increase efficiency. More focus to group around a challenge and a mission and less on boxes and a firm organization. Håkan is also convinced that Volvo need new ways to reach consumers but that today’s retailers has to be part of the new infrastructure.  Electrification and autonomous drive is also focus area’s for Volvo that...

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97. Polestar’s fascinating future, featuring Thomas Ingenlath show art 97. Polestar’s fascinating future, featuring Thomas Ingenlath

Garaget International - A Podcast with Magnus Sundemo

Thomas Ingenlath is the CEO and the incarnation of Polestar, the new car brand in the Geely group.  We meet in Polestars new office “The cube” in Torslanda Gothenburg a bright Saturday morning and had a very relaxed talk about where Polestar is today and where the company is heading for the future. It’s a new company with a new unique culture but with very close bonds with its parent’s Volvo Cars and Geely. Polestar just launched its second car Polestar 2 that is a pure electric car with ambitions to compete with cars like the Tesla model 3. But for Thomas this is only the...

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Welcome to celebrate the one hundred episodes of this podcast. We recorded it in front of a live audience for the first time. Anna Margitin, Board member of Volvo Car group and union leader was co-host for this anniversary. Culture was on the agenda and we had a very interesting guest on board; Lex Kerssemakers SVP and responsible for Direct Consumer Business at Volvo Car. He is a passionate advocate of a strong company culture and has recently been out in social media in this matter. And as a bonus you get the song from the eighties “The spirit of Volvo” in the end of this episode. Warm welcome to join us in this historically episode.