Kion expands operations in Germany with PDC and plant expansion
Kion Group is opening a service parts distribution centre in Aschaffenburg in 2025 for its Dematic and Linde brands, as well as expanding its Reutlingen plant
Pirelli to invest €114m in Mexico plant
The plant in Silao, Mexico will increase production up to 8.5m pieces with the investment, announced after ten years of manufacture at the site.
Schuler opens Göppingen service centre for its own and third-party presses
Schuler’s new service centre will store more than 10,000 spare parts for its presses and have turnarounds of less than 24 hours.
Together in electric dreams: lessons for EV supply chain collaboration
Electrification requires links between OEMs, logistics providers and energy giants, said Nissan, Ryder and Cirba at Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Global.
Watch: Equipping vehicle logistics networks for EVs
Glovis America and EV charging provider Chargie discuss how vehicle logistics facilities and providers should prepare for EV growth.
MAN’s energy division uses synthetic gas in commercial shipping
MAN Energy Solutions has implemented a blend of synthetic natural gas to achieve emission reductions on a containership, which could pave the way for greener fuels to reduce emissions in global shipping.
Electric car carriers promise to pack a punch
Kässbohrer is developing a pure battery-powered car transporter with Swiss engineering firm Designwerk Technologies, which is being trialled by Galliker Transport as a step toward the cleaner delivery of finished vehicles by road
Delivering on net carbon zero in vehicle logistics
Reducing emissions in finished vehicle logistics is increasingly an imperative, and stakeholders need to take ownership. Learn how technology and equipment providers are offering new solutions, and hear about innovations and targets at the Port of Los Angeles
FVL North America returns to California in November!
Finished Vehicle Logistics North America will be returning to California for a three-day event held in November focused on what needs to be done to mitigate supply chain disruption and ensure future success in outbound logistics
Protecting vehicle delivery quality, sustainably
Prevention is better than the cure when it comes to vehicle damage and insurance. Experts from ABI Tape, Trinity Rail and Horizon Auto Logistics discuss key strategies and data to maintain quality across North American vehicle logistics.
Cottrell to build second trailer plant in Georgia
Finished vehicle equipment maker, Cottrell, is building a second manufacturing facility worth $125m in the US state of Georgia. CEO Danny Zink told Automotive Logistics that the company expected the expansion to double its current manufacturing capacity, allowing Cottrell to make up to 400 units per month from both facilities when the new facility is complete in 2023.
Watch: Rise of the robots
What can automotive logistics learn from other industries when it comes to automation and robotics? Experts from Locus Robotics, GE Appliances and i9 Sports compare notes on how robotics can help efficiency as well as those working in logistics.
Watch: Supporting production through automation – from AI to cobots (Ep.4)
This Livestream Hour episode discusses how automation and AI can support automotive manufacturing with technology leaders from BMW and Ford, together with systems and software specialists.
Geek+ teams up with Körber to improve warehouse robotics supply
Advanced robotics supplier Geek+ has signed a partnership agreement with material handling and automation provider Körber through which it will provide its autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) to the German company’s global customer base. The new deal builds on an existing regional collaboration between the companies in Asia-Pacific
Watch: Your questions answered | Restarting automotive production in the new normal
In a follow up to our Livestream Hour episode on restarting production, we bring our guest panel back together to answer audience that we couldn’t get to during the live session, including topics on automation, inventory and future sourcing. Featuring Ralf Bechmann from ROI Management Consulting, and Automotive Manufacturing Solutions editor Nick Holt, hosted by Christopher Ludwig
You gotta carry that weight: how bigger vehicles and EVs will challenge logistics
With forecasts for strong growth in marketshare for electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle sales over the next decade, moving parts and vehicles will require new equipment, processes and standards across OEMs and logistics providers
Distribution Down Under: How AIVs are smartening up Toyota’s new parts centre
Japanese carmaker Toyota has now commissioned what it describes as “the most advanced automotive distribution centre in Australia” as part of its strategy of transitioning from manufacturing to purely logistical operations in the country. Intelligent robots and sophisticated design are helping the carmaker to achieve new levels of warehousing efficiency…
Wood you believe it? Materials handling with a difference
A new company based in Chemnitz is seeking to overturn conventional wisdom when it comes to material handling equipment – by using wood as a construction material
Logistics 4.0: how smart technologies are lifting logistics to another level
After a period of exploration, OEMs, tier suppliers and logistics providers are getting serious about making their operations smarter and more connected – Logistics 4.0 is here
CNH Industrial produces its first 3D-printed spare parts
Commercial and agricultural vehicle manufacturer, CNH Industrial, has created its first components using 3D printing.