The latest logistics developments at OEMs.


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Nio to open battery swap manufacturing plant in Hungary

2022-08-09T08:23:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

To support its planned expansion of EV exports to Europe, Chinese carmaker Nio is opening a battery swap manufacuring plant in Hungary next month


Heavy rains hit Toyota production in Japan

2022-08-02T09:28:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Flooding has disrupted production at Toyota plants in Japan’s Aichi prefecture but the carmaker is rerouting semiconductors from those plants to minimise downtime elsewhere

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UK car output falls in H1 but EVs offer promise

2022-07-29T13:32:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The shortage in the supply of key components, including semiconductors, along with other supply chain disruption has hit UK passenger car production in the first half of 2022


Nissan imports first Ariya EVs through port of Tyne

2022-07-26T10:53:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Nissan has made its first volume delivery of Ariya pure-battery EVs to the UK via the port of Tyne. The vehicles were imported from Japan aboard the Nordic Ace car carrier


Oliver Blume to replace Diess as CEO of Volkswagen Group

2022-07-25T13:14:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Oliver Blume, a former head of production and logistics at Porsche, will take over from Herbert Diess as chief executive of VW Group from the beginning of September this year as the carmakers transforms its manufacturing and supply chain for electrification. 


VW increases deliveries of electric vehicles in Europe and China

2022-07-19T08:59:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

VW Group delivered more pure battery electric vehicles in the first half of this year and is building on efforts to make the global multimodal delivery of those vehicles cleaner


BMW assembly disrupted by train line damage

2022-07-18T16:49:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BMW has lost two shifts of production thanks to damage to rail lines connecting its Dingolfing plant in Germany

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China’s Nio to expand battery swap network, including overseas

2022-07-13T09:30:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Chinese EV maker Nio is boosting its lithium battery swap network over the next three years and will have almost 4,000 stations by the end of 2025, including in overseas markets

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VW Argentina signs Ceva for transmission logistics at Córdoba

2022-07-12T10:01:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Ceva Logistics is now providing contract logistics for transmission production at VW Group Argentina’s facility in Córdoba 

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Mercedes hampered by Q2 parts shortages

2022-07-11T16:53:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Supply chain disruption cause by Covid lockdowns and semiconductor shortages have hit Mercedes-Benz sales in Q2 but EV production is growing stronger


VW pulling out of production at Nizhny Novgorod

2022-07-11T12:17:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

VW Group has decided to permanently withdraw contract production from the Nizhny Novgorod plant in Russia because of the continued high level of uncertainty and disruption to the supply of components


Nissan opts for Agillence TMS to manage parts logistics

2022-07-04T07:38:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Nissan North America is now using software from Agillence to manage its inbound and aftersales parts logistics, which promises to reduce planning cycle times and help find cost-savings


VW opens US battery engineering lab to feed EV production

2022-06-28T11:44:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Volkswagen has opened a battery engineering lab in Chattanooga, Tennessee to make batteries for its electric vehicle production in the US


BMW introduces cloud-based autonomous logistics at Landshut

2022-06-21T10:35:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Following trials with the Technical University of Munich, BMW is rolling out its Robot in the Cloud project to manage autonomous logistics at the Landshut component plant in Germany


VinFast to open more than 50 stores across Europe

2022-06-20T13:48:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Vinfast, the Vietnamese EV maker, is to open 50 dealers in France, Germany and the Netherlands

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BMW streamlines steel press logistics at Swindon

2022-06-20T11:54:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BMW is using AGVs supplied by EK Robotics to move steel blanks and finished panels around its recently completed press shop in Swindon UK

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Toyota optimises finished vehicle deliveries with Inform

2022-06-07T00:58:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Toyota Logistics Services has been working with logistics software expert Inform on a network optimisation project for finished vehicle deliveries in North America that has already identified savings

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Kevin Austin expands supply chain management role at Toyota

2022-06-06T22:35:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Kevin Austin is expanding his role at Toyota Motor North America this month to become vice-president of demand and supply management, and supply chain transformation

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Skoda works with suppliers to secure cable harness production

2022-06-06T20:09:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Skoda is working with suppliers including PEKM Kabeltechnik to set up alternative production sites for cable harnesses outside Ukraine in an attempt to solve supply bottlenecks caused by the ongoing war


Toyota forced to revise global production on Shanghai lockdown

2022-05-31T09:59:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Toyota has had to revise its production plans globally for June becasue of restrictions on parts shipments from Shanghai caused by the Covid lockdown there

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