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    Honda strikes deal with CATL on battery supply

    2019-02-12T15:04:47Z

    Japanese carmaker Honda has signed a cooperation agreement with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) under which the Chinese battery-maker will supply about 56 GWh of lithium-ion electric vehicle (EV) batteries by 2027. The accord, seen as way for Honda to diversify its supply sources, also provides for the companies to cooperate ...

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    Q&A: Scott Krebs, Orbis

    2019-02-08T11:02:13Z

    What does Orbis see as the main problem in providing accurate data on where a container is, whether empty or full, and what is it doing to solve some of these problems for its automotive customers? In the automotive industry, one of the biggest obstacles is standardisation. Toyota puts identification ...

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    Standing up to risk

    2019-02-06T16:00:00Z

    Given that it has recently welcomed a new government, is preparing for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and is tackling a worsening domestic security situation, it is safe to say that the Mexican automotive industry faces significant risks as it seeks to improve on its position as the world’s ...

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    Q&A: Olivier Thouard, customs and tax director, Gefco

    2019-02-06T09:08:12Z

    Automotive companies and their logistics providers have largely been kept in the dark over the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and how they will continue to trade vehicles and parts with the continent. The UK exports more than 80% of the vehicles it makes but more than ...

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    UK vehicle exports buoyant amid Brexit uncertainty

    2019-02-04T11:05:06Z

    Vehicle exports from the UK accounted for 81.5% of production last year, the highest proportion since 2012, allowing the country to maintain its position as the second strongest new car market in Europe after Germany. According to data presented last week by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), ...

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    Bridgestone to buy TomTom Telematics

    2019-01-28T21:07:16Z

    Tyre manufacturer Bridgestone Europe has agreed to buy TomTom’s telematics business for €910m ($1.03 billion). Subject to closing conditions being met, Bridgestone says the transaction will bolster its goal of becoming a mobility solutions leader in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, a strategic priority for the Japanese-owned ...

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    John Begg moves to Johnson Controls

    2019-01-23T14:31:31Z

    John Begg has moved to tier supplier Johnson Controls as director of global supply chain and transportation for its Power Solutions division, which makes and distributes vehicle batteries. Begg will have responsibility for driving logistics and warehousing initiatives across all regions but with a special focus on the US. He ...

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    Brexit: Why we need to get accustomed to digitalisation

    2019-01-21T15:11:00Z

    It s been more than 30 months since the EU referendum, but if and when the UK stops being an EU member state and becomes what is known as a “third country”, the number of customs declarations is expected to increase from 50m to 350m a year. British companies ...

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    The quest for greater unity

    2019-01-18T12:37:00Z

    One of the main priorities for inbound supply chain managers from a packaging perspective is the proper management of returnable containers and packages so they are delivered as quickly, efficiently and economically as possible. To achieve this, many North American OEMs have up to now insisted on their own ...

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    Q&A: Iain Lindsay

    2019-01-17T16:37:01Z

    What do you say to potential investors who are concerned about what Brexit may mean for trade, particularly with the flow of goods and material being so essential to the automotive industry? Brexit is an issue that is at the heart of business concerns: what will it mean in terms ...