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  • FordCraiova2nd
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    Ford to make second model in Craiova

    2018-05-29T17:38:09Z

    Ford is investing up to €200m ($235m) to manufacture a second vehicle at its Craiova assembly plant in Romania, saying the planned expenditure is a sign of the company’s trust in government promises to deliver key upgrades infrastructure and logistics improvements. “Ford has discussed with the government the key infrastructure ...

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    PSA to move engine production closer to assembly plants

    2018-03-27T17:45:42Z

    French carmaker PSA Group is to reorganise operations across Europe to boost regional competitiveness by improving the performance of its powertrain plants. Some production will be transferred from Asia in line with company plans to make components as close as possible to its car plants, thus cutting supply times and ...

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    Sollers plans to relaunch assembly of SsangYong vehicles in Russia

    2017-09-26T12:06:27Z

    Speaking in a recent press conference, Vadim Shvetsov, the CEO of Sollers revealed that the Russian company plans to relaunch assembly of SsangYong finished vehicles at its plant near Vladivostok from next year. He added, however, that this is being considered under a “the best scenario” as demand for SsangYong ...

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    Kia confirms investment in first Indian plant

    2017-04-26T14:46:05Z

    Kia Motors has confirmed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the State Government of Andhra Pradesh, India to build its first manufacturing facility in the country. “We are delighted to announce that Kia’s newest manufacturing facility will be here in Andhra Pradesh,” said Han-Woo Park, president of ...

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    Borgward edges closer to Bremen return with assembly site deal

    2017-04-18T18:58:25Z

    Andreas Heyer (left), chairman of Bremen Invest, and Ulrich Walker, CEO of Borgward Group German car brand Borgward and Bremen Invest have signed a deal over the purchase of a future assembly site in the German city. The memorandum of understanding covers a 140,000 sq.m piece of land in ...

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    In-house competence propels Volvo and Continental’s logistics

    2017-04-18T18:55:12Z

    The inbound supply chain in China continues to develop at a fast pace, and getting to grips with the complexity around supply locations, regulations and production shifts is a significant task. For some manufacturers, including Volvo Cars and tier one supplier Continental, increasing in-house management resources and tools have been ...

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    Turkey’s auto sector grows in the midst of political turmoil

    2017-04-13T18:45:14Z

    Representatives of Turkey’s automotive industry and the government’s investment support agency met in London, UK, last month to discuss the challenges the country faces in getting back on track toward production and export growth, following a politically turbulent two years. Despite the disruption, it seems the Turkish automotive sector is ...

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    Groupe PSA to consider restarting Opel assembly in Russia

    2017-04-06T17:04:53Z

    Groupe PSA CEO Carlos Tavares has suggested the firm’s acquisition of GM’s European division could bring about a return of the Opel brand to the Russian market. The French carmaker announced the $2.3 billion deal to acquire GM’s European division , which includes Opel and Vauxhall, last month. GM pulled ...

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    Honda invests a further $85m in Alabama assembly plant

    2017-03-29T21:02:22Z

    Honda has announced plans to invest $85m in its Lincoln plant in Alabama, including an expansion at the south end of Line 1 of the vehicle assembly operation there. The company said the investment was the first part of a multi-phase project to “improve vehicle manufacturing flexibility, strengthen the logistics ...

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    Russia considers changes in policy to boost vehicle exports

    2017-03-20T16:12:43Z

    Russia’s government is considering amending its industrial assembly agreement with OEMs in a bid to boost exports, it has been revealed. Speaking in early March, Maxim Oreshkin, Russia’s Minister of Economic Development, said that although many finished vehicles were already exported, including to Western Europe, the government had now reached ...

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    Toyota invests in UK plant but warns on post-Brexit tariffs

    2017-03-20T16:06:04Z

    Toyota has announced plans to invest £240m ($297m) in its UK-based car plant to enable vehicle production using its new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, while also promoting UK supply chain efficiencies. It is the latest new investment decision by a major carmaker following last year’s referendum in which ...

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    Local assembly for new PSA SUVs in Vietnam

    2017-02-22T11:20:38Z

    French carmaker PSA Group has signed a contract with Vietnam’s Truong Hai Auto Corp (Thaco) for the local assembly and marketing of two new Peugeot SUV models from imported complete knockdown (CKD) kits starting in October this year. In total 27,000 cars will be produced in Thaco’s plant in Chulai ...

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    PSA Group to start assembling cars in Kenya again

    2017-02-07T16:00:11Z

    The signing ceremony took place at the Kenyan State House, the president's official residence in Nairobi French carmaker PSA Group is to begin producing Peugeot vehicles in Kenya from June this year. The news marks a return to the East African country for the company, which last assembled Peugeot ...

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    BMW to subcontract additional X1 output to the Netherlands

    2017-01-25T12:37:47Z

    The VDL Nedcar contract manufacturing plant in the Netherlands will start assembly of the BMW X1 this August to serve local and global export markets, sharing output with BMW’s plant in Regensburg in south-east Germany, the carmaker has confirmed. By sharing production of the model at the Dutch plant, close ...

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    PSA and CK Birla to start joint production operations in India

    2017-01-25T10:37:40Z

    Carlos Tavares, chairman of the managing board of PSA Group (left), and CK Birla, chairman of the CK Birla Group French carmaker PSA Group and India’s CK Birla group have revealed plans to invest an initial €100m ($107m) for the production of vehicles and powertrains in the state of ...

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    Nissan and Tan Chong Motor begin Sunny assembly in Myanmar

    2017-01-24T17:13:46Z

    Nissan and its partner in Myanmar, Tan Chong Motor, have begun assembling Nissan’s new Sunny model at the latter’s local plant for the first time. The move follows a deal struck between Nissan and Tan Chong in 2013 for the first global vehicle manufacturing project in the country since ...

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    PSA to assemble pick-up trucks in Tunisia for local market

    2016-12-02T17:20:51Z

    PSA Group has announced a deal with its long-term partner in Tunisia, STAFIM, to assemble and sell a Peugeot pick-up truck in the North African country. The French carmaker said the assembly plant would start operations in mid-2018 and produce about 1,200 vehicles a year for the Tunisian market. PSA ...

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    Volkswagen to start assembly in Algeria in Sovac joint venture

    2016-11-30T15:40:06Z

    Pictured from left: Dr. Josef Baumert, member of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles board of management responsible for production and logistics; Abdesselam Bouchouareb, Algerian minister of industry; and Mourad Oulmi, CEO of Sovac Volkswagen is setting up a joint venture with its local partner in Algeria for the assembly of ...

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    Ford appoints Piva to key logistics role in South America

    2016-10-05T13:20:11Z

    Marcelo Luis Piva (pictured) will take up the role of director of supply chain and logistics at Ford’s division in South America from the beginning of next year. He takes over from Edson Molina, who has held the position since 2007. Piva is currently Ford’s Sao Barnardo Cars final assembly ...

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    Daimler granted preliminary approval for new plant near Moscow

    2016-07-26T17:16:01Z

    Daimler has applied to Russia’s Ministry of Industry for a special investment contract (SIC) to start assembling Mercedes-Benz passenger cars at a site near Moscow by 2018. Regional governor Andrey Vorobiev said at a recent press conference that the plant would be located near Sheremetyevo International Airport and would have ...