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    Vitória sees double-digit growth in imports

    2020-02-19T12:51:00Z

    The Brazilian port of Vitória, which is managed by Codesa port authority, reported a 16.8% rise in imported vehicles during 2019 and there is strong expectation that volumes through the port will increase

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    Coronavirus hits FCA in Europe, but signs of restart for OEMs in China

    2020-02-19T11:59:00Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has confirmed that it has had to halt production at its Kragujevac plant in Serbia because of a shortage of unnamed components supplied from China, which are thought to be electrical…

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    BMW increases automation at Mexico plant

    2020-02-18T16:30:00Z

    BMW has introduced automated storage and buffer systems at its new car-making plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, for more efficient, demand-based production…

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    Port of Tyne picks new COO

    2020-02-18T16:15:00Z

    Mel Brockhouse has joined the Port of Tyne in northeast England as chief operating officer, where he will be responsible for engineering, infrastructure, rail freight, transport, warehousing and other aspects of the port’s operational activity…

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    Trade barriers threaten automotive sector after Brexit

    2020-02-18T11:35:00Z

    The UK government has confirmed that almost all imports from Europe will be the subject of trade barriers when the UK leaves the EU at the end of this year. All imported goods will need customs declarations and mandatory safety and security certificates..

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    Audi exploring paperless possibilities with smart logistics

    2020-02-18T10:00:00Z

    Logistics workers at Audi car assembly plant in Győr, Hungary are trialling digital shelf labelling…

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    Schuler centralises to improve supply of parts

    2020-02-17T10:08:00Z

    Automotive press manufacturer Schuler has centralised spare part warehousing operations into an expanded unit at its Göppingen headquarters in southern Germany. The development improves logistics processes, ensures cross-facility cooperation and standardises order processing for service parts

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    Your webinar questions answered: How tier 1 suppliers are responding to tough headwinds

    2020-02-16T18:58:00Z

    You asked, we answer. We return to the questions from our audience that we didn’t have time to answer in our live webinar, ranging from which parts of automotive tier 1 suppliers’ business models are at risk of commodification, to how tier suppliers are changing supply chain processes

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    Supply shortage hits Jaguar I-Pace assembly in Graz

    2020-02-14T17:00:00Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has been forced to halt production of the I-Pace electric SUV because of “supplier scheduling issues”, thought to be related to battery supply. The I-Pace, which was JLR’s first electric vehicle (EV), is built under contract with Magna Steyr at its plant in Graz, Austria. 

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    Watch our webinar: How to mitigate falling profits in the automotive supply base

    2020-02-13T14:00:00Z

    Following our latest report: Automotive Tier Supplier Profit Analysis 2020, watch our webinar: How to mitigate falling profits in the automotive supply base, where our analysts provide in-depth insights into where Tier 1 supplier profit margins are heading and what the impact will be across the supply chain.

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    Hirotec deploys AVs to handle Mazda parts in Hiroshima

    2020-02-12T10:47:00Z

    Tier one parts supplier Hirotec has started using autonomous vehicles (AVs) provided by Otto Motors at its manufacturing plant in Hiroshima. The vehicles are delivering Mazda door panels to welding cells at the facility…

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    Auto Transport Service to use Inform for vehicle imports

    2020-02-11T15:05:00Z

    Norwegian finished vehicle logistics provider, Auto Transport Service (ATS), is now using an IT system from German logistics software export Inform for compound and transport management at its two vehicle logistics facilities at the port of Drammen…

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    Toyota and Panasonic charge up battery plans

    2020-02-11T15:02:00Z

    Toyota and Panasonic are to form a joint venture called Prime Planet Energy & Solutions to manufacture automotive batteries. As well as a supply option for Toyota, the company will sell batteries to the wider automotive market. The move comes at a time of increasing demand for lithium-ion batteries as the market for electrified vehicles takes off around the world

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    Dana goes to Transplace for intelligent transport management

    2020-02-11T13:17:00Z

    Tier one driveline component supplier Dana has turned to Transplace for AI-supported transport management of its shipments to customers in North America 

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    Jürgen Krahé to lead reusable packaging expansion at Orbis

    2020-02-11T10:47:00Z

    Packaging supplier Orbis has appointed Jürgen Krahé as senior commercial director to lead its expansion of reusable packaging in the Europe, Middle East and North Africa (Emea) region…

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    Coronavirus forces OEMs in China to extend shutdowns

    2020-02-11T10:07:00Z

    Continued disruption to the automotive supply chain caused by the coronavirus outbreak in China is leading many OEMs, including VW, Toyota, BMW and FCA, to extend plant closures by two weeks beyond the average ten days allocated for closure over the Chinese New Year holiday…

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    Fleet Logistics selects Schick as new CEO

    2020-02-10T16:24:00Z

     Steffen Schick has been selected as the new CEO of the Fleet Logistics Group.

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    Seat claims AGV first with Slam

    2020-02-10T16:13:00Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat says it is the first industrial manufacturer in Europe to use automated guided vehicles (AGVs) with the Slam navigation system outdoors…

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    Hinrichs to leave Ford, Farley named new COO

    2020-02-10T14:29:00Z

    Joe Hinrichs is leaving Ford at the end of February after 20 years with the carmaker, most recently as president of Ford Automotive…

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    Toyota begins exports of Tacoma from Guanajuato

    2020-02-06T13:32:00Z

    Following the start of production at its new $700m Mexican assembly plant in Guanajuato, Toyota has outlined its distribution strategy for the new model-year Tacoma pick-up trucks it is making there. The majority of the output from Guanajuato will be exported to the US on short-sea routes through the ports of Veracruz on the east coast and Lazaro Cardenas on the west. The remaining volume to the US will be shipped via rail through the border town of Laredo in Texas