All Brexit articles

  • HalewoodJLR
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    Exports prop up UK car production despite trade uncertainty

    2018-08-01T15:17:31Z

    The number of cars made in the UK fell by 5.5% to 128,799 last month, with domestic demand plummeting by 47.2% to 15,647, according to figures from the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). However, production was bolstered by a 6% rise in exports to 113,152 units, with almost ...

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    A stormy year of negotiations, electric plans and cyber-attacks

    2017-12-20T15:03:48Z

    As the year draws to close, major uncertainty regarding both Nafta and Brexit remains, as well a lack of clarity on what any changes could mean for the global automotive sector and the logistics industry that supports it. During the past 12 months, OEMs have made major strides towards an ...

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    This changing world...

    2017-10-17T10:36:54Z

    Click here to access more Automotive Logistics 20th anniversary features Over 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 ...

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    Brexit casts shadow over outlook in automotive and logistics sectors

    2017-10-03T14:50:24Z

    A new report out this week from global law firm Baker McKenzie has suggested that annual revenues from UK automotive exports could fall by nearly £8 billion ($10.6 billion) if negotiations with the EU follow a ‘hard Brexit’ line. At the same time, a separate report from Barclays Corporate Banking ...

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    Stronger than ever

    2017-07-19T15:56:18Z

    ECG president Wolfgang Göbel sees plenty of things to celebrate this year – even if political turmoil and gridlock are getting in the way Last issue, I wrote that 2017 was on track to be ECG’s busiest year yet. In this edition I am happy to say that continues ...

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    Europe conference: Live poll results

    2017-06-13T17:53:34Z

    Live polling conducted at the Automotive Logistics Europe conference revealed that a third of delegates see implementing new technology and IT systems as their company's biggest challenge over the coming year and that reliability of service was the most sought after quality in a logistics service provider. Delegates ...

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    Europe conference: Two-thirds of UK car manufacturing ‘could move to EU within a year’

    2017-06-07T15:32:24Z

    Up to two-thirds of the UK's automotive manufacturing base could theoretically be relocated to the EU within a year after the country leaves the trading bloc, global lead analyst at Autofacts PwC, Christoph Stürmer, has warned. Speaking on the first day of the Automotive Logistics Europe conference in Bonn ...

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    UK and EU supply chain managers make early plans for Brexit

    2017-05-17T16:43:45Z

    Large numbers of supply chain managers in the UK and mainland Europe are already looking for local firms to work with ahead of Britain’s looming exit from Europe, a survey by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has shown. Almost a third (32%) of UK supply chain managers ...

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    In these uncertain days, supply chain reaction times are critical

    2017-04-05T16:52:01Z

    Given current political and economic uncertainties, there may be many twists and turns in the track ahead... making it all the more important that supply chains can plan and react with real efficiency Strip the global outlook to pure numbers, and the story for the automotive industry is quite positive. ...

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    Article 50 triggers worry over UK automotive supply chain

    2017-03-29T17:08:50Z

    As the UK officially kicked off the two-year process of leaving the European Union today (March 29th), a number of trade bodies, manufacturers and analysts have again issued warnings about the risks that would face the British and European automotive supply chains, should the UK leave without securing full access ...

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    Two years for Brexit deal ‘optimistic’ as FTA calls for transitional trade measures

    2017-03-22T16:33:48Z

    With the official date now set for the UK to begin its exit negotiations with the EU, the focus has shifted onto how those discussions will progress and whether a deal can really be struck in just two years Rollo: UK will need to complete a number of separate ...

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    Toyota invests in UK plant but warns on post-Brexit tariffs

    2017-03-20T16:06:04Z

    Toyota has announced plans to invest £240m ($297m) in its UK-based car plant to enable vehicle production using its new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, while also promoting UK supply chain efficiencies. It is the latest new investment decision by a major carmaker following last year’s referendum in which ...

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    Under PSA, Brexit and imported parts could put Vauxhall plants at risk

    2017-03-07T03:28:37Z

    The long-term fate of Vauxhall post-Brexit, and as a part of French carmaker PSA Group, has become less clear because of uncertainties over how trade barriers could impact its supply chain and its role in the combined PSA-Opel production network. PSA's €1.3 billion ($1.47 billion) acquisition from GM agreed ...

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    Nissan outlines UK supply chain and Brexit concerns

    2017-03-01T16:49:40Z

    In a wide-ranging discussion with UK lawmakers, Nissan Europe’s head of supply chain spoke of the company’s preferred outcomes post-Brexit, as well as warning of the need to increase domestic supply Colin Lawther, Nissan’s senior vice-president for manufacturing, supply chain management and purchasing in Europe warned UK lawmakers in London ...

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    PSA talks with labour and governments over Opel deal

    2017-02-22T17:35:30Z

    Senior management officials within PSA Group have made a number of commitments regarding jobs and plants in meetings with Opel stakeholders this week in Germany and the UK – promises that could impact the future shape of a combined PSA-Opel supply chain across Europe. Last week, PSA Group confirmed it ...

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    For UK carmakers, ‘Global Britain’ may not be enough

    2017-01-26T19:56:35Z

    Production of Nissan Juke and Qashqai at Nissan Sunderland Plant The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the UK automotive trade body, has welcomed the UK government’s ambitions to develop new free trade deals that could benefit the automotive industry, including with large markets like the US and ...

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    Record UK vehicle exports while Brexit weighs on investment and supply chain

    2017-01-26T19:54:57Z

    While UK ports would suffer if OEMs are eventually forced to shift production to other territories, shipping lines will most likely move with the flow UK car production reached its highest level this century in 2016, while vehicle exports surpassed an all-time record for the second year in a ...

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    It may not be popular, but collaboration is still the only smart option

    2017-01-26T12:35:01Z

    Despite the rise in populist protectionism so clearly underlined by the UK's recent vote to leave the EU and Donald Trump's surprising US election win, working together remains the only sensible way forward Supply chain experts will spend 2017 dealing with the aftermath of the protectionist sentiments that helped propel ...

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    Automotive and logistics in focus for UK industrialisation strategy

    2017-01-25T16:09:06Z

    UK prime minister Theresa May’s plan for the future of British industry following the country’s exit from the European Union (EU) has included guidance on the development of its “world-leading” automotive sector. However, while the 132-page plan gives an approximation of where its competitiveness should be enhanced, the real ...

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    Brexit: Why a nod of recognition is not enough to calm the nerves

    2017-01-18T17:44:54Z

    Insights from British prime minister Theresa May this week into how she sees the UK's exit from the European Union panning out have done little to address the main concerns of the automotive sector You might accuse the current British government of many things in its strategy for leaving the ...