All China articles – Page 17

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    Volvo to put electric motor in all its new models from 2019

    2017-07-05T16:20:01Z

    Geely-owned Volvo Cars has announced that all of the cars it launches from 2019 onwards will have an electric motor – a move it says marks the end of internal combustion engine-only cars.The company said it would introduce a portfolio of electrified cars across its model range, with options for ...

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    First block train of Volvo S90s arrives in Belgium from China

    2017-07-03T09:47:46Z

    The first dedicated rail shipment of China-made Volvo S90s rolled into the Wielingendok at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge on Friday last week, just 20 days after they had left Daqing in Heilongjiang province.The train, which carried the cars in 225 containers, marked the official start of the ‘New Silk ...

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    Volvo Cars China: A system built for growth

    2017-06-29T03:34:22Z

    [sta_anchor id="1"]Few carmakers have been moving as quickly as Volvo Cars to develop and expand their industrial footprint in China. In less than five years, the carmaker has launched two assembly plants and an engine factory, while ramping up production and more than doubling sales in the country. It has ...

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    Ceva adds China-Europe rail link between Shilong and Hamburg

    2017-06-28T14:30:14Z

    Ceva Logistics is building on its China-Europe rail service with the launch of a new route linking Shilong, in southern China's Guangdong province, to Hamburg in Germany.The logistics provider is working with the Chinese state railway company on the new regular block train route that runs between Shilong, Manzhouli (China), ...

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    SF Motors to buy AM General’s assembly plant in Indiana for $110m

    2017-06-28T12:09:48Z

    SF Motors, an electric vehicle company funded by China’s Chongqing Sokon Industry Group, has agreed to buy contract manufacturer AM General’s commercial assembly plant in the US State of Indiana, for a reported $110m.SF Motors will use the South Bend based facility to produce electric vehicles and said it expects ...

  • Ford Focus_opt (1)
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    Ford to import next Focus model into the US from China instead of Mexico

    2017-06-21T17:07:13Z

    Ford’s new leadership team has announced the company will import the new Focus model into the US from China, a shift from its previous plan to produce the car across the border in Mexico, and becoming the first OEM to import major volumes from China to North America.Joe Hinrichs, the ...

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    Executive changes at Volvo Cars' new integrated logistics department

    2017-06-21T09:47:48Z

    Volvo Car Group has confirmed a number of key logistics appointments as part of a wider reorganisation and integration of its global logistics functions.Magnus Ödling (pictured left) has been appointed senior director for global core and car program, a role that will cover logistics engineering across the supply chain. Starting ...

  • Rui_Zhu_Schaeffler
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    Zhu moves to new role at Schaeffler Greater China

    2017-06-19T11:07:28Z

    Rui (Richard) Zhu has moved from his role as senior director of supply chain at Chery Jaguar Land Rover (CJLR) to take up a new position (effective June 16th) at the China division of tier one engine and drivetrain parts supplier, Schaeffler, as vice president of logistics.Zhu was at the ...

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    Europe conference: Automotive manufacturers could hitch a ride to China

    2017-06-13T14:14:12Z

    The automotive industry in Europe could benefit considerably from an imbalance of rail flows between the continent and China along the fast-growing China-Europe railway to ship goods to China in currently empty return capacity, according to one major Chinese logistics provider.Vegard Synnes (pictured), head of key accounts for CDC International, ...

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    Daimler agrees to buy share in BAIC's Chinese electric vehicle subsidiary

    2017-06-07T10:13:44Z

    Daimler has signed a framework agreement with its partner BAIC to work together on the development and manufacture of electric vehicles in China, as part of which the German carmaker will take a minority interest in BAIC's subsidiary, Beijing Electric Vehicle Company (BJEV).The agreement also involves investment in the production ...

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    UPS joins forces with China’s SF Holding

    2017-05-31T15:04:18Z

    Global courier company UPS and China’s SF Holding have agreed to establish a joint venture for international delivery services, initially from China to the US.“This joint venture will support products that provide competitive benefits to our Chinese customers who trade or seek to trade internationally,” said Ross McCullough, president of ...

  • Volvo Daqing train
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    Volvo kicks off China-Europe rail service for S90 exports

    2017-05-30T17:47:20Z

    An initial shipment of Chinese-built Volvo S90s arrived by train in Zeebrugge, Belgium this week, making Volvo Cars the first carmaker to export China-made vehicles to Europe using rail.The shipment, which will be followed by a regular service according to Volvo, is a significant development in turning the Geely-owned Swedish ...

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    Part shortage limits BMW production around the world

    2017-05-30T17:20:31Z

    BMW has been forced to limit or stop vehicle production at several of its facilities globally this week after tier one supplier Bosch was unable to provide a sufficient number of steering gears to the German carmaker.Various plants in Germany were affected, while the Tiexi plant in China and Rosslyn ...

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    Audi agrees to sell future SAIC production through existing dealer network

    2017-05-24T15:54:00Z

    Audi has agreed to sell any vehicles produced under its deal with SAIC through its existing sales network, after dealers expressed fears the new partnership would increase competition and lose them access to key new products.The company already has a 29-year partnership with FAW Group in China and last year ...

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    BMW Brilliance puts technology first in China plant expansion

    2017-05-24T15:14:25Z

    New technology is at the centre of a €1 billion ($1.1 billion) expansion of BMW’s joint venture plant with Brilliance Automotive in Dadong, China. The expansion includes a networked production system based on industry 4.0 applications, as well as mobile smart devices and supporting ‘exoskeletons’ for workers.BMW Brilliance Automotive opened ...

  • Electric vehicle Plug in_opt
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    China approves JAC-VW electric vehicle production plan

    2017-05-24T14:52:31Z

    The China National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has given final approval for local carmaker JAC and Germany’s Volkswagen Group to jointly produce a new brand of passenger electric vehicles in the country.The two companies first signed a memorandum of understanding for an electric vehicle partnership back in September.A statement ...

  • BeltRoadForum
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    China pushes Belt and Road investment as European rail link booms

    2017-05-17T15:16:00Z

    Source: Chatham HouseInvestment plans announced earlier this week for China’s ambitious Belt and Road economic and trade plan look set to support strong growth in rail services between China and Europe, which has seen rising use and interest among automotive manufacturers and logistics providers.At the Belt and Road Forum ...

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    4flow to help digitise AGCO's supply chain in China

    2017-05-09T10:47:39Z

    Following a successful partnership in Europe, agricultural equipment manufacturer AGCO is to team up again with supply chain software and services provider 4flow to digitise its supply chain in China.In October last year, the two companies became the 33rd winner of BVL’s German Award for Supply Chain Management for successfully ...

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    CDN announces key leadership changes

    2017-05-09T09:40:04Z

    Car Delivery Network (CDN), which provides cloud technology for the movement of finished vehicles, has made two key leadership changes in North America and the Asia Pacific region.In North America, Derric Hicks has been named as general manager (GM), following the departure of Greg May; while Rob Julian (pictured) has ...

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    Rail used in first shipment of commercial vehicles from China to UK

    2017-04-26T14:12:22Z

    A trial shipment of commercial vehicles from Dongfeng Sokon (DSFK) arrived in Portbury, UK, last week all the way from Chengdu in China.While the shipment was modest – including just seven containerised vehicles being delivered to the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham – the mode of delivery was significant because ...