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    BMW produces its millionth 3D-printed part

    2018-11-13T16:28:54Z

    BMW has produced its millionth 3D-printed part since starting to use the manufacturing technology, also known as additive manufacturing, a decade ago. It is one of 200,000 parts the OEM will 3D-print this year – a 42% increase on the number produced last year. While the number is low ...

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    JLR to open engineering office in Budapest

    2018-11-07T10:46:47Z

    Jaguar Land Rover has announced it will open a technical engineering office in Budapest, Hungary, early next year to support the management of its European supply chain. It follows the official opening of its €1.4 billion ($1.6 billion) assembly plant in Nitra (pictured), in neighbouring Slovakia, on October 25. Nick ...

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    WLTP hits sales and profits in Germany

    2018-11-06T11:02:44Z

    Carmaker VW Group and parts supplier Schaeffler have both put weaker third-quarter financial performance down to the effects of the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). As manufacturers have phased out older passenger car models in advance of the more stringent emissions testing procedure coming into effect on ...

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    Ford highlights the high cost of US-made steel

    2018-10-24T10:51:58Z

    Ford has highlighted the high cost of US-made steel, in the aftermath of the 25% import duties on the metal imposed by President Donald Trump. Speaking about the cost of key input materials at a recent event to mark the start of Ranger pick-up production at the Wayne assembly plant ...

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    WLTP causes sharp shift in German car sales

    2018-10-16T13:55:42Z

    New passenger car registrations in Germany fell 31% year-on-year to an estimated 200,100 in September. In August, the figure was a 25% increase to 316,400. German automotive industry association, the VDA, said the volatility was because of distortions caused by the new Worldwide Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), which is ...

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    Testing times

    2018-10-16T13:11:19Z

    The start of September this year marked the point at which all new car registrations in the EU had to comply with the new CO 2 emissions test – the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). This laboratory test is designed to introduce more realistic and stricter criteria ...

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    Pressing a point

    2018-10-15T10:31:14Z

    Slightly to the north of Wolverhampton in the UK’s industrial Midlands – and perhaps more crucially just a few miles off a key transport route, the M6 motorway – lies one of the latest additions to the worldwide roster of production facilities for stamped automotive metal parts. In mid-September, Spanish-owned ...

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    Wendt takes on key supplier role at BMW

    2018-10-08T16:11:48Z

    Andreas Wendt (pictured) has become BMW’s new management board member for purchasing and supplier network. He was previously director of the group’s largest car assembly plant in Germany at Dingolfing. Wendt was appointed to his new role on 1 October by the supervisory board, whose chairman Norbert Reithofer said: “The ...

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    BMW and Toyota could leave UK after no-deal Brexit

    2018-10-03T15:52:15Z

    BMW and Toyota have said this week that they could withdraw from the UK if there is disruption to business caused by a no-deal Brexit. Speaking at the start of the Paris Motor Show, BMW’s CEO, Harald Krüger said the carmaker could shift production of the Mini from Oxford to ...

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    Emissions test and product recalls hit BMW

    2018-10-03T11:31:06Z

    New emission tests, product recalls and trade wars have forced BMW to warn it anticipates a poorer financial performance this year. The shift to the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) has led to significant supply distortions in several European markets and unexpectedly intense rivalry, the German luxury ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel joins forces with Sincero in China

    2018-08-28T16:05:45Z

    Kuehne + Nagel has agreed to create a new joint venture with Chinese firm Sincero that will provide contract logistics services to the automotive sector there. KN will take a majority stake in the new company. Kuehne + Nagel said the move would increase its automotive logistics business for ...

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    BMW to build €1 billion assembly plant in Hungary

    2018-08-01T13:44:28Z

    BMW has announced it will build an assembly plant in Hungary next year, near the town of Debrecen in the east of the country. The German carmaker said it had chosen Debrecen because of the advantages it offered in terms of infrastructure, logistics connections and proximity to the supplier network. ...

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    VW takes Duesmann from BMW and creates new role for Brandstätter

    2018-07-31T10:15:55Z

    Volkswagen has offered Markus Duesmann (pictured) a position on the group’s management board. He is currently on the management board of rival OEM BMW, where he is responsible for its supplier network and purchasing. The carmaker has also created a new role for its head of procurement, Ralf Brandstätter, who ...

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    BMW renews contract with DHL Freight

    2018-07-26T16:07:59Z

    BMW has renewed its contract with DHL Freight to handle overland transport services in 17 European countries. It has also added a digital supply chain management service in a number of key markets. DHL Freight moves inbound parts to BMW factories as well as providing spare parts deliveries for the ...

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    Trigo expands in the US with Lumbee buyout

    2018-07-24T16:58:42Z

    French quality management company Trigo has expanded in the US with the acquisition of Lumbee Enterprises, the US-based manufacturing, sorting, inspection and sub-assembly provider, for an undisclosed sum. Trigo works in the automotive and aerospace industries (among others) providing inspection and testing services. It also offers technical rework services, including ...

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    BMW set to raise stakes in China

    2018-07-17T16:13:45Z

    BMW is reported to be increasing its 50% stake in Brilliance China Automotive, making it the first foreign carmaker in the country to take majority control of a joint venture. Newspaper reports, including the China Daily and South China Morning Post, cite comments from premier Li Keqiang during a visit ...

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    Digital lineside technology key to BMW’s 8 Series model

    2018-07-10T17:08:50Z

    This week BMW began producing the luxury 8 Series coupé at its Dingolfing plant in Germany and the digitalisation of production and lineside logistics is playing a central role in the manufacturing of the new model, according to the carmaker. That includes in the delivery of parts to the factory ...

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    JLR threatens to pull investment over ‘bad’ Brexit

    2018-07-06T12:55:00Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has warned its plans to invest £80 billion ($105 billion) over the next five years in the UK are in jeopardy, due to continuing uncertainty over the terms of the nation’s exit from the EU. Brexit could erode more than £1.2 billion from JLR’s bottom line ...

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    Africa awakes

    2018-07-05T17:24:00Z

    Africa’s vehicle production and distribution sector still trails much of the rest of the world, but the signs are that this is beginning to change

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    Kuehne + Nagel expands services for BMW

    2018-07-04T11:37:39Z

    Kuehne + Nagel and BMW have expanded their partnership in Europe and Asia. In a phased development, the logistics company set up a regional distribution centre in Kleinaitingen (Germany) last April and one in Słubice (Poland) a month later. It is also establishing dealer distribution centres in Beijing and Shanghai, ...