The latest logistics developments at OEMs.


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Improved chip supply helps JLR return to profit

2023-01-31T13:58:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

An improvement in the inbound supply of semiconductors has helped Jaguar Land Rover return to profit through increased output including of the new Range Rover models

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Merc Trucks to open global service parts centre in Halberstadt

2023-01-30T14:10:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is working on a Global Parts Center in Germany that will supply global dealers with service parts from 2026

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Volvo first to adopt VIN guidance from ECG and Odette

2023-01-10T15:15:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Volvo has taken up the latest recommendations from the Association of European Vehicle Logistics and Odette on correct VIN labelling


Dacia delivers latest models through Bristol port

2023-01-10T13:11:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Renault Group’s Dacia division has started importing its newest models through the UK port of Bristol with a healthy sales outlook expected for 2023

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Production downtime at Wolfsburg minimal says VW

2022-12-30T16:13:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell

Despite the ongoing semiconductor shortage, Volkswagen will only be cutting one in ten production shifts at its Wolfsburg plant during the second half of January this year

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Stellantis to invest in hydrogen alongside Faurecia and Michelin

2022-12-28T16:52:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell

Stellantis is in negotiations to be a stakeholder in French hydrogen fuel cell company Symbio. Symbio was originally set up in 2019 as a joint venture between tyre producer Michelin and automotive parts supplier Faurecia, with a joint investment of €140m. The move means Stellantis will become the third major ...


Renee Wawrzynski replaces Edgard Pezzo as GM’s head of global logistics

2022-12-21T18:38:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Renee Wawrzynski will take over General Motors’ top logistics job as the OEM invests in supply chain visibility and resilience following Edgard Pezzo’s retirement.

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Panasonic to supply Lucid with batteries from Japan and US

2022-12-16T11:24:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Panasonic Energy will be supplying Lucid with lithium batteries from its factory in Osaka and later from its second US plant in De Soto, Kansas


Stellantis to benefit from short-sea delivery of parts into Ellesmere Port

2022-12-16T09:47:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Suardíaz is providing a twice-weekly shipping service for Stellantis for van parts deliveries from Spain to the carmaker’s Ellesmere Port plant in the UK


Russian carmakers begin CKD assembly from Chinese imports

2022-12-15T15:36:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Avtotor, Avtovaz and Moskvitch are trying revive carmaking in Russia but are heavily reliant on assembling kits imported from China


Mitsubishi hits export milestone in Thailand

2022-12-13T11:54:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) has exported its 5 millionth vehicle from Thailand and is the biggest vehicle exporter based in the country


BMW begins SKD exports to Vietnam for local assembly

2022-12-06T16:34:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

BMW has signed a deal with its import partner in Vietnam – Truong Hai Auto – to build vehicle kits imported to the country from its global production network


Stellantis still looking for outbound transport capacity in France

2022-11-29T11:33:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Peugeot-brand vehicles are building up at the Stellantis plant in Sochaux, France because a Europe-wide shortage in finished vehicle transport capacity 

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BMW invests in local EV battery pack assembly for Hungary plant

2022-11-29T11:09:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

The carmaker is increasing investment at its new plant in Debrecen, Hungary to include onsite assembly of batteries with the aim of reducing logistics costs and supply chain complexity


Jaguar Land Rover adjusts assembly mix to manage chip shortage

2022-11-29T10:10:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Jaguar Land Rover is focusing production of more popular models that it can complete as a strategy to deal with the ongoing semiconductor shortage


Mercedes-Benz Trucks takes emissions out of deliveries in Germany

2022-11-25T13:12:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is aiming to convert all inbound truck deliveries to its Wörth assembly plant to electric vehicles by the end of 2026, including its own fleet and those of its freight forwarders


Vinfast begins global EV exports supported by Inform

2022-11-24T17:21:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Logistics software specialist Inform is providing transport and yard management software to Vietnamese EV maker Vinfast as it begins global exports


Crisis management is about better communication

2022-11-22T13:48:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell

Leading logistics experts from BMW, Audi and VW Truck and Bus, including the latter company’s Fabio Garcia (left), used this year’s ALSC Mexico conference to talk about proactive management based on closer communication

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Ford to cut carbon across supply chain with Manufacture 2030

2022-11-22T10:36:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Ford has joined the online cross-industry platform Manufacture 2030, which provides digital tools to measure, manage and help reduce carbon emissions produced in the supply chain


Volkswagen delivers half a million ID electric vehicles

2022-11-22T10:07:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Volkswagen has sold 500,000 ID electric vehicles globally, with production in Europe, the US and China, and a growing number of online sales

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