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  • Start of production of the Audi e-tron
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    Smart logistics underpins Audi e-tron assembly

    2018-09-19T11:32:00Z

    Audi officially premiered its e-tron electric SUV at a summit event in San Francisco this week but production has been underway for a couple of weeks already at its plant in Brussels, Belgium, which is making the e-tron for global markets. Patrick Danau (left), managing director of Audi ...

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    Making sense from the noise for the future of logistics

    2018-05-11T11:09:00Z

    Convergence between the automotive and high-tech sectors isn’t a theory or prediction any more. Vehicles are as connected as smartphones, programmed with millions more lines of code than any computer, and increasingly powered by the same electric components and batteries – just on a much larger scale.

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    Real-time tracking: Is it Here yet?

    2018-05-10T14:45:00Z

    Real-time cargo tracking has always had its appeal. The problem has been finding a technology that could actually deliver on the aspiration

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    The ethics of sourcing for electrics

    2018-04-27T11:11:38Z

    As the march towards mass-market take-up of electric vehicles continues, there is a growing focus on the sustainability of the raw materials used in the EV and battery supply chain, such as copper, nickel, cobalt and lithium. Generally speaking, the social and environmental impacts of raw material production will depend ...

  • OpeningShotwithJin
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    Settling into steady growth

    2018-04-24T15:54:19Z

    China has the biggest car market in the world and is expected to make 25.3m vehicles this year. The city of Chengdu has 4.5m of them driving around it, making it the second largest in China for vehicle numbers behind Beijing – and it was to Chengdu that delegates headed ...

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    Mercedes-Benz: Taking an end-to-end approach

    2018-04-12T17:23:00Z

    It may have taken Mercedes-Benz around 120 years to reach 1m cars per year, breaching the mark around the turn of the 21stcentury. However, the recent surge in growth of the brand has seen it rise by around 1m units in sales and production in just five years, with passenger ...

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    Volvo Cars: Outbound evolutions

    2018-04-05T12:02:00Z

    The vehicle yard at Torslanda, at Volvo Cars’ global headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, is just one part of the OEM’s growing global logistics operations, but it is a good place to glimpse some important changes and innovations. For example, the global shape of the Geely-owned carmaker’s expanding production footprint ...

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    Audi’s logistics part 1: Prepared for a new reality

    2018-01-04T12:41:00Z

    The recent history of the Audi brand is written deeply into the company’s supply chain and logistics, and can be read across the carmaker’s expanding geography, plant and parts handling operations

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    2018 predictions: The hot spots

    2017-12-31T09:00:02Z

    A year ago, previews of 2017 would have pointed to potential renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) and Brexit as two of the most obvious threats to global free trade and the smooth-flowing automotive supply chains that have become so embedded across the wider regions of North ...

  • VW supply chain Sanz
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    VW pushes its suppliers to raise supply chain sustainability

    2017-12-13T15:20:24Z

    Volkswagen Group has said it is engaging in “intensive” discussions with its suppliers to determine how the sustainability of its supply chain can be improved, especially for the raw materials used in electric vehicles. “We are engaging in intensive dialogue with companies from the mine through to our direct suppliers. ...

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    Siemens Financial Services calls for careful investment in digitalisation

    2017-12-13T13:00:37Z

    The automotive sector needs to invest carefully to reap the benefits of a potentially more efficient manufacturing and distribution model as the fourth industrial revolution – also referred to as industry 4.0 – takes hold, Siemens Financial Services (SFS) has warned.Advising the sector to get ready for “extended disruption” in ...

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    Holding on to the hard-won gains in Brazil

    2017-12-01T16:11:55Z

    The Brazilian economy has had it rough over the past few years, experiencing its deepest recession since the 1930s, with GDP growth shrinking for eight consecutive quarters. That contributed to a drought in new vehicle sales from 2013 through to 2016. This long crisis laid waste to many parts of ...

  • Achim Glass
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    Plugged in for progress

    2017-10-31T16:11:00Z

    Evolution of CCS charging technology for e-cars towards 350 kW" width="500" height="500">The last two decades have seen the emergence of the alternative propulsion vehicle market from almost nothing. According to PwC Autofacts data, sales in 1997 across all hybrid and electric vehicles numbered about 6,000 vehicles. This year, the ...

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    Service parts part 2: Next-generation service

    2017-10-27T14:49:00Z

    Executives we spoke to… BMW GroupWolfgang Baumann, vice-president of parts logistics management, has been with the company since 1985 and spent most of his career in sales planning and commercial operations in Germany, before moving into his current role in service parts logistics in 2010. While he claims ...

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    Production & logistics part 2: Questioning the future

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    This article is one of a series of pieces celebrating Automotive Logistics’ 20th anniversary issue that together take an extended look at the way top executives feel automotive production and logistics have changed in the last two decades – and where they see them heading in the future.

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    Northvolt picks Skellefteå in Sweden as home for battery factory

    2017-10-24T11:16:16Z

    Northvolt has announced a partnership with the two Swedish municipalities Skellefteå and Västerås for the establishment of Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant. After an initial assessment of eight Swedish and two Finnish municipalities , Northvolt narrowed its choice down to Västerås and Skellefteå. The company has since decided to ...

  • 20 year 2
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    This changing world…

    2017-10-17T10:36:00Z

    Click here to access more Automotive Logistics 20th anniversary featuresOver the past two decades a number of major global events have had a significant impact on global automotive supply chains, from new technologies, external disruptors entering the industry, catastrophes (both manmade and natural), and political earthquakes.There is little doubt ...

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    Living in interesting times

    2017-10-10T13:14:00Z

    With the shadow of a hard Brexit hanging over the UK, the question of how it will maintain a competitive automotive sector into the next decade is harder to answer than ever…

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    US car carriers: Driven to deliver

    2017-10-05T16:13:56Z

    The US car market is forecast to contract slightly over the next two to three years, with sales set to fall from a high of 17.8m this year to around 16.3m in 2019, according to figures from industry analyst PwC. As OEMs cope with swelling inventory, the car carrier sector ...

  • FUSO eCanter: Markteinführung des ersten vollelektrischen Lkw aus Serienproduktion
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    Daimler launches Fuso eCanter electric light-duty truck

    2017-09-20T13:02:01Z

    Daimler's Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has launched the Fuso eCanter, an all-electric, light-duty truck.The first vehicles will be delivered to customers in the US, Europe and Japan before the end of the year. The company is planning to produce a total of 500 trucks over the next ...