OEMs

  • Zotye T600 crop
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    Zotye seeks to break into US market

    2018-11-20T09:35:19Z

    Chinese carmaker Zotye Automobile has agreed to set up a US sales and distribution base in Lake Forest, California, in partnership with Haah Automotive Holdings. Haah, through its Zotye USA subsidiary, will have US distribution rights to sell Zotye Automobile’s full range of SUVs. The goal is to start selling ...

  • Ford's new engine
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    Ford starts shutdown at Bridgend engine plant

    2018-10-31T12:17:15Z

    Work at a production line at Ford’s engine plant in Bridgend, south Wales, has been put hold for five days, just as the company starts work on building a new engine. The halt is on the AJ line which is making an engine for Jaguar, the BBC reported. A Ford ...

  • anning-chen
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    Ford appoints Chen to tackle sales slump in China

    2018-10-30T17:01:25Z

    Ford is turning its business in China into a stand-alone business unit, Ford China, headed by Anning Chen (pictured). The move is part of a general reorganisation of the OEM's Asia-Pacific operations designed to return the company to profitable growth. The change takes place against a background of falling sales ...

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    Ford highlights the high cost of US-made steel

    2018-10-24T10:51:58Z

    Ford has highlighted the high cost of US-made steel, in the aftermath of the 25% import duties on the metal imposed by President Donald Trump. Speaking about the cost of key input materials at a recent event to mark the start of Ranger pick-up production at the Wayne assembly plant ...

  • Insignia-Fertigung im Opel-Werk Rüsselsheim, Februar 2017
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    Opel tasks Gefco with further cost reduction

    2018-10-24T09:17:37Z

    Opel/Vauxhall has renewed its fourth-party logistics (4PL) contract with Gefco for a further four years, starting in January, tasking it with finding further cost reduction measures and intensifying its optimisation and network engineering activities. Gefco’s 4PL Solutions division provides services for Opel/Vauxhall across Europe and Turkey, including the management of ...

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    A race against time for the UK car sector

    2018-10-17T12:26:24Z

    It is still very uncertain what the UK’s exit from the European Union is going to look like at the end of March 2019 but it is going to have a big impact on the automotive industry whatever it looks like. At this year’s Automotive Logistics UK summit, major carmakers ...

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    Testing times

    2018-10-16T13:11:19Z

    The start of September this year marked the point at which all new car registrations in the EU had to comply with the new CO 2 emissions test – the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). This laboratory test is designed to introduce more realistic and stricter criteria ...

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    Pressing a point

    2018-10-15T10:31:14Z

    Slightly to the north of Wolverhampton in the UK’s industrial Midlands – and perhaps more crucially just a few miles off a key transport route, the M6 motorway – lies one of the latest additions to the worldwide roster of production facilities for stamped automotive metal parts. In mid-September, Spanish-owned ...

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    Ford to end Focus production in Argentina

    2018-10-09T12:54:36Z

    Ford plans to stop manufacturing the Focus compact car in Argentina next May as part of an effort to reduce losses from its South American operations. The carmaker also stopped producing what was once its most popular models in its home base Michigan earlier this year because of declining US ...

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    Sika sets up plant in Mexico with integrated logistics

    2018-10-03T16:14:45Z

    German components supplier Sika is opening a manufacturing plant in Querétaro, Mexico to supply acoustic treatments and body structural products to carmakers operating in the country. The new factory includes an integrated logistics centre and will also house the Mexican subsidiary of Faist ChemTec, which makes sound abatement and weight ...