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    Suppliers will face squeeze as OEMs push to meet EU CO2 targets

    2019-10-02T09:58:00Z

    As carmakers strive to reach the more stringent CO2 emissions targets being phased in across the EU next year, we predict that many are likely to put more pressure on their supply base to help reduce emissions

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    Industry disputes claim that LNG trucks emit more NOx than diesel

    2019-09-27T10:31:00Z

    Finished vehicle carriers that have been trialling equipment powered by liquified natural gas (LNG) in an effort to reduce pollution may have been wasting their time according to trial results from the European Federation for Transport and Environment (T E). Transport Environment (T E) ...

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    BMW charges up battery output in Thailand with Dräxlmaier

    2019-09-17T14:13:00Z

    German electronics company Dräxlmaier has launched a high-voltage battery production plant at Chonburi, Thailand, in partnership with BMW. The batteries are transported to the carmaker’s assembly lines at the Amata City industrial estate, in the manufacturing hub of Rayong, where they are fitted into the entire ...

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    Cuxport on a roll with 2m BMW exports

    2019-09-04T08:55:00Z

    Copyright: Rhenus SE Co. KG German port services provider Cuxport, a joint venture between Rhenus Group and HHLA Container Terminals, exported its two millionth BMW to the UK last week. The company is looking ahead to build on that and other intercontinental trade, and ...

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    BMW investing in South Korean aftermarket logistics

    2019-09-02T16:21:00Z

    BMW’s division in South Korea is investing KRW 30 billion ($24.7m) to improve logistics at its Anseong parts distribution centre (PDC). The company is enlarging the existing facility to 88,000 sq.m, an expansion of more than 30,000 sq.m. In doing so it said it would build on the availability of ...

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    Samsung SDI to supply Volvo with truck batteries

    2019-07-24T09:40:00Z

    South Korea’s Samsung SDI has agreed to provide battery cells and modules to Volvo Group. The deal is part of an alliance the pair has signed to develop battery packs for Volvo’s electric-powered trucks…

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    BMW Brilliance applies 5G network across China

    2019-07-22T13:32:00Z

    BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) said this week it has become the first carmaker to enable full 5G wireless at all of its plants. BBA has two assembly plants inTiexi and Dadong, along with an engine plantin Shenyang…

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    BMW employs AI for logistics processes in Europe

    2019-07-17T09:33:00Z

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing an increasing role in the logistical aspects of production at BMW’s plants, with the first smart AI control application making its debut at the Steyr engine factory in Austria. BMW is using a camera station at Steyr to identify whether a container ...

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    Amco awarded Webasto logistics contract

    2019-07-16T15:40:00Z

    German parts producer Webasto has appointed the Amco Group to manage and provide transport and logistics across Webasto’s British and European supplier base for its automotive roofing system…

  • VR, Seat
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    Logistics 4.0: How smart technologies are lifting logistics to another level

    2019-07-04T11:12:00Z

    After a period of exploration, OEMs, tier suppliers and logistics providers are getting serious about making their operations smarter and more connected – Logistics 4.0 is here

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    Russia confirms Khrabrovo as location for BMW plant in Kaliningrad

    2019-06-24T12:44:00Z

    Following February’s news that BMW planned to build a vehicle assembly plant in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad , which lies between Lithuania and Poland on the Baltic coast, the government’s official news source, Russian Gazette , has reported it will be in the Khrabrovo Industrial Park. ...

  • Kopernikus beide Autos
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    Steering the future using AI

    2019-06-18T10:29:00Z

    German start-up Kopernikus has developed self-driving technology that can be used to move vehicles inside production facilities and workshops, and potentially even at ports…

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    OEMs look forward to continued trade between UK and South Korea

    2019-06-12T13:16:00Z

    The UK and South Korea are on the brink of formalising a free trade agreement (FTA) following the conclusion of discussions and the signing this week of a joint statement by the two countries

  • Brexit flags
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    Hard Brexit fear haunts UK's finished vehicle sector

    2019-06-12T10:38:00Z

    British vehicle transporter ECM has expressed concerns about implications for the automotive industry should the UK exit the European Union (EU) without an agreement on October 31

  • Electric vehicles such as this Nissan Leaf in Johannesburg are a rare sight on South African roads
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    South Africa's dream of an EV supply base

    2019-06-03T16:35:00Z

    Despite negligible EV sales at home, South Africa is looking to become an exporter of their components and is putting an incentives scheme into place. But can it succeed?

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    BMW to collaborate with Braidy Atlas on US aluminium supply

    2019-05-14T15:25:00Z

    BMW has signed an agreement for the sustainable supply of aluminium to its US assembly plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, with Braidy Atlas, the joint venture between metal suppliers, Braidy Industries and Russia’s United Company Rusal. Following a $200m investment from Rusal, Braidy Atlas is building ...

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    Packing a punch

    2019-01-16T11:13:00Z

    Electric cars could revolutionise transport by providing a cheaper, safer and more environmentally friendly way to travel. The International Energy Agency forecasts that there will be 13m electric vehicles (EVs) on the road globally by 2020, while PwC Autofacts predicts that 55% of all new vehicle sales will be fully ...

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    BMW Regensburg named as ‘manufacturing lighthouse’

    2019-01-16T09:46:36Z

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) has named BMW’s Regensburg car assembly plant as a “manufacturing lighthouse” of the so-called fourth industrial revolution, thanks to the factory’s innovations in logistics. The plant, in south-eastern Germany, is one of just seven worldwide awarded the honour this year for successful implementation of industry ...

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    Honda to halt UK production during Brexit

    2019-01-14T17:42:21Z

    Japanese OEM Honda is to suspend production at its British plant for six days in April after the UK leaves the European Union on March 29. The decision follows an assessment of how best to prepare for any logistics and border problems following Brexit. “These contingency provisions have been put ...

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    Innovation and smart tech: Why BMW is driving both

    2019-01-11T16:52:00Z

    Handling 31m parts and producing almost 10,000 vehicles each day, BMW is increasingly looking to digitalisation and Industry 4.0 innovations to help it organise its logistics more flexibly…