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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 marque ...

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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, ...

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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 flows ...

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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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    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 materials ...

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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 ...