Commercial vehicles

  • JCB Case Study 1
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    JCB adopts Apex system for better inventory control

    2018-04-16T23:34:24Z

    Construction equipment manufacturer JCB has adopted new software to better manage inventory at its main plant in Uttoxeter, UK. The system allows managers, via point-of-use devices, to control access to stock and know who uses what, when and where, according to its supplier, Apex Supply Chain Technologies of the US. ...

  • DICV_Karmarajar_port
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    DICV exports 10,000th truck from India

    2017-05-31T12:52:59Z

    Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), part of Daimler Trucks Asia, has exported its 10,000 th truck from the port of Karmarajar, near Chennai, on an MOL vessel. The vehicle in question was a 40-ton heavy-duty tractor destined for Indonesia and was part of a consignment of 250 trucks on ...

  • Ralf_Mungenast
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    Changes in supply chain leadership at Daimler India

    2017-05-03T09:22:52Z

    Daimler’s commercial vehicle division in India, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), has announced a number of senior level executive changes including the appointment of a new vice-president of supply chain management and logistics. Ralf Mungenast (pictured), previously head of supply chain planning at Mercedes-Benz Cars, headquartered in Germany, has taken ...

  • C32_DFSK_truck
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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 ...

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    Sharp decline in South African car exports to rest of Africa

    2017-04-05T23:05:59Z

    Exports from South Africa to the rest of Africa continued their downward trend in 2016, almost halving in number, according to the latest quarterly update from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa). Back in 2014, other African countries were together the second largest export destination behind ...

  • Ashwani Gupta, Senior Vice President of Renault Nissan LCV Business Unit, Renault Nissan Alliance_opt
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    Gupta chosen to lead new Renault-Nissan Alliance LCV unit

    2017-03-15T15:59:44Z

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance has created a business unit focused on light commercial vehicles (LCVs) as it looks to grow sales in the segment. Ashwani Gupta, vice-president of Renault’s LCV division since 2014, will lead the new unit. Mitsubishi, which became part of the Alliance following Nissan’s 34% share purchase last ...

  • Mercedes-Benz Vans adVANce
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    Mercedes-Benz Vans to help trial autonomous delivery robots

    2017-01-18T11:41:51Z

    Mercedes-Benz Vans has confirmed it will participate in a number of pilot projects in Europe this year to test the use ground-based, last-mile autonomous delivery robots with robot developer Starship Technologies. The OEM has been working with UK-based Starship Technologies since mid-2016 and together they introduced the idea of using ...

  • MAN Scania
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    Volkswagen to deepen common platform and component sharing across MAN and Scania

    2016-09-28T14:55:19Z

    Volkswagen’s commercial vehicle brands, led by MAN and Scania, have confirmed plans to deepen integration of component and powertrain development across various segments, with common platforms across the companies and cross-production of some components for other brands. The integration, which will not affect current plant capacities or locations, continues the ...

  • Mercedes-Benz Vans feiert ersten Spatenstich für neues Sprinter-Werk in North Charleston
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    Mercedes-Benz Vans starts work on US plant to cut lead times

    2016-08-01T11:38:41Z

    Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina, and Volker Mornhinweg, head of Mercedes-Benz Vans Mercedes-Benz Vans is to end supply of semi-knockdown (SKD) Sprinter van kits to the US from Germany and set up a new $500m plant in North Charleston, South Carolina before the end of the decade. The ...

  • Das CKD-Center des Mercedes-Benz Werkes Wörth verschifft unter anderem Fahrerhäuser als Bestandteil des Fahrzeugsatzes an weltweite Montagestandorte. // CKD-Center of the Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant shi
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    Mercedes-Benz Trucks celebrates 50 years at Wörth CKD facility

    2016-04-29T10:15:34Z

    Mercedes-Benz Trucks is celebrating the 50th anniversary of operations at its complete knockdown (CKD) centre at the Wörth plant in Germany, where more than 700,000 truck parts kits have been made since it opened in 1966. Last year the centre dispatched 13,000 kits for reassembly in facilities around the world, ...