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  • Rhenus_Akquisition_Ferrostaal_Automotive_1
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    Rhenus Logistics to take over Ferrostaal Automotive

    2016-05-04T15:53:16Z

    German logistics provider Rhenus Group is buying Ferrostaal Automotive for an undisclosed sum. Ferrostaal Automotive provides pre-assembly operations to carmakers including Audi, Ford, GM, VW and Seat and the buyout, which will be formalised at the beginning of July this year, will expand the logistics provider’s service offering in Germany, ...

  • Honda 26928_GL1800_Gold_Wing
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    Kumamoto earthquakes disrupt vehicle assembly across Japan

    2016-04-15T16:41:46Z

    [Updated 21st April] The two earthquakes that hit the Japanese island of Kyushu last week have halted operations at assembly facilities across the country, including Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Mitsubishi, and dramatically affected the tier supplier base in the region. The first earthquake, which was a magnitude 6.5, hit ...

  • 2016 Ford Fiesta ST
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    In-depth analysis: strong logistics and supply base central to Ford’s new Mexico plant

    2016-04-06T16:34:40Z

    Ford is the latest carmaker to plan a new assembly plant in Mexico with the announcement that it will invest $1.6 billion in a factory in San Luis Potosi to produce compact cars from 2018. The plant is aimed at making the assembly of smaller cars more profitable for the ...

  • Aichi_Steel
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    Toyota supplier restarts production at explosion-hit plant

    2016-03-23T12:15:01Z

    Toyota-affiliated Aichi Steel resumed operations at its Chita plant in central Japan on Monday (March 21st) after a two-month outage for repairs. The plant was hit by an explosion in January that affected the No.2 Bar Mill Shop building and as a consequence of the resulting cut in steel components, ...

  • DaimlerTrucks
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    Daimler Trucks begins Fuso assembly in Kenya

    2016-03-15T15:45:35Z

    Daimler Trucks Asia has begun assembly of its Fuso range of commercial vehicles at a plant in Mombasa, Kenya, with its local partners Simba Colt and Associated Vehicle Assemblers. The Fuso 2523C heavy-duty trucks are being built up from complete knockdown (CKD) kits imported from its Oragadam plant in Chennai, ...