All BMW articles – Page 3

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    Brexit’s unaccustomed burdens

    2018-06-27T11:50:00Z

    Nine months before the UK’s planned departure from the European Union, uncertainty over customs arrangements is emerging as one of the major concerns of manufacturers – perhaps just as much, if not more so, than the prospect of tariffs and taxes. The risks and impacts from delays in logistics ...

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    SMMT calls for end to Brexit uncertainty

    2018-06-27T10:40:00Z

    The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has joined major manufacturers in calling for the British government to end uncertainty over the UK’s trading relationship with the European Union after Brexit, and to ensure the frictionless flow of parts and vehicles. Speaking at a press conference during the ...

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    Emissions legislation set to disrupt vehicle logistics

    2018-06-20T08:59:27Z

    European legislation aimed at achieving more accurate monitoring of emissions from passenger cars could cause disruption to logistics operations involving the storage and delivery of new vehicles, the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) has warned. As manufacturers phase out non-compliant older models, dealers are looking to sell existing stock ...

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    Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe winners announced

    2018-06-12T21:30:00Z

    The winners of the first ever Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe were revealed in Bonn, Germany, this week. During the event on June 12 – held on the eve of this year s Automotive Logistics Europe conference – former Opel, Fiat and BMW vehicle designer Chris Bangle handed ...

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    Inbound supply chains subject to growing disruption

    2018-06-12T17:50:46Z

    Interruptions to the smooth flow of parts to assembly plants are becoming more commonplace, according to research from global insurance broker JLT Specialty. Recorded incidents last year – typically factory fires, hurricanes and labour strikes – increased by more than 30% compared with 2016 to reach 1,699 , affecting 5,585 ...

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    Automotive in the firing line as Trump extends tariffs

    2018-06-06T13:09:29Z

    Cars and automotive parts are becoming enmeshed in intensifying global trade wars, with the automotive sector facing increased shipping, supply, manufacturing and cost uncertainty for some time to come. The catalyst has been the US president imposing import tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminium, two key input ...

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    BBA expands battery factory in China

    2018-06-06T11:35:42Z

    Seven months after opening a battery factory in north-east China, BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) has already started enlarging the facility. The expansion by the joint venture between BMW and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings will enable production of more powerful batteries for fifth-generation eDrive technology to be used in the fully-electric ...

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    China cuts import tariffs on vehicles and parts

    2018-05-23T10:56:04Z

    China’s Ministry of Finance has announced that import duty on foreign-made cars will fall from 25% to 15% with effect from July 1, with tariffs on automotive parts dropping from around 10% to 6%. The move delivers on a promise by China’s president Xi Jinping last month that the country ...

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    Sweet home Alabama

    2018-05-21T08:00:59Z

    One of the most popular songs about the US state of Alabama, ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, opens with the line “Big wheels keep on turning” – and indeed the number doing so is set to grow after the January announcement that a $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda joint-venture manufacturing plant is scheduled ...

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    Clark seeks to reassure automotive sector on Brexit

    2018-05-16T17:15:00Z

    British business minister Greg Clark (pictured) has suggested the UK government wants to avoid any new trade friction over the processing and transporting of automotive products with the European Union after Brexit, despite open disagreement among cabinet ministers over what sort of customs arrangement should be put in place. ...

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    Carmakers still dealing with fallout from Meridian fire

    2018-05-16T11:29:15Z

    Carmakers in North America are still being affected by inbound supply problems stemming from a fire that hit the Michigan facility run by a division of components supplier Meridian Lightweight Technologies at the beginning of May . The Magnesium Products of America plant makes instrument panel components. Ford’s output of ...

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    BMW unveils personal mover

    2018-05-10T16:37:40Z

    BMW Group has unveiled a tailor-made electric one-person mover designed to help staff cover short distances within large logistics centres and assembly plants. Suitable for carrying small parts and work materials as well as its human cargo, the personal mover (PMC) will save staff from walking up to 12km per ...

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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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    Meridian fire causes parts shortages in US

    2018-05-09T11:06:21Z

    [UPDATED] A fire last week at the Meridian Lightweight Technologies plant in Michigan has led to parts shortages at a number of carmakers’ plants in the US. The fire, followed by a number of explosions, ripped through the northern part of the Meridian plant in Eaton Rapids, which makes instrument ...

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    BMW Brilliance further localises production in China

    2018-05-02T12:55:24Z

    BMW has announced it will be making the X3 SUV in China this year and will add the iX3 electric crossover to production in 2020. The vehicles will be made in Shenyang for the domestic market and, in the case of the iX3, for possible export to Europe and the ...

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    Prologis buys DCT Industrial

    2018-05-02T11:04:13Z

    Prologis is buying rival US-based logistics real estate developer DCT Industrial for $8.4 billion. The acquisition gives Prologis more than 65 hectares of additional industrial project space and almost 80 hectares of land in pre-development, predominantly in Seattle, Atlanta, South Florida and Southern California. “For some time, we have considered ...

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    Harman expands Suzhou factory

    2018-05-01T17:22:26Z

    Samsung Electronics subsidiary Harman International has expanded its plant in Suzhou, China, which produces audio and connected car products. Extra production lines have been added and the company said the extra space would allow it to optimise order handling and scheduling there as well as improve the layout of its ...

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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 ...

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    Trusting the market will stay afloat

    2018-04-26T09:42:00Z

    European vehicle-handling ports saw growth in vehicle vehicle volumes in 2017, however geo-political worries – not least Brexit – is causing concerns. Ports continue to invest but there are worries over future volumes and capacity levels. 

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    Russia to halt parts imports during Fifa World Cup

    2018-04-25T12:11:08Z

    Russia is likely to cease importing almost all automotive components and spare parts for two months from May 25 to July 25, as the federal government seeks to impose unprecedented security measures in the country for the duration of the Fifa World Cup 2018 football tournament. The government is planning ...