The latest logistics developments at OEMs.


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Industrial action against Tesla in Sweden escalates

2023-11-28T08:41:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Tesla’s refusal in October to sign a collective agreement for repair centre mechanics has resulted in strike action taking place across the country

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Stellantis opens remanufacturing and recycling centre on 4R strategy

2023-11-27T15:37:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Stellantis commits to remanufacturing and recycling strategy with opening of €40m Sustainera Circular Economy Hub for parts and vehicle recycling


Slovenia’s port of Koper a gateway for Vinfast deliveries to Europe

2023-11-24T09:45:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Vietnamese EV maker Vinfast is shipping vehicles to Europe through the Slovienan port of Koper to reach markets in southern Europe


Hyundai to sell vehicles through Amazon and move supply chain operations to the cloud

2023-11-21T12:12:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Hyundai has signed a wide-ranging agreement with Amazon to sell its vehicles online and switch manufacturing and supply applications to the cloud

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Toyota pushes forward with Battery 3R circular economy strategy

2023-11-20T13:57:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Toyota is working with industry partners including Jera and Redwood Materials to find new uses for end-of-life EV batteries as well as sustainable recycling

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Peel Ports and Suardíaz set up sustainable logistics for EV parts deliveries to Stellantis

2023-11-17T14:29:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Suardíaz and Peel Ports have combined forces to support more sustainable parts movements from Spain to the Stellantis EV assembly plant in Ellesmere Port

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Core connections for quality output at JLR

2023-11-14T13:11:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

JLR has has a digitally supported strategy for product lifecycle management in its assembly plants that relies on a core IT infrastructure.


JLR battles service parts shortage

2023-11-09T12:50:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

JLR is suffering disruption to the distribution of parts to the retail network ahead of the opening of its global parts distribution centre in the UK


BMW’s digital strategy for better supply chain visibility

2023-11-07T13:08:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

At this week’s ALSC Digital Strategies conference BMW Group’s Michael Ströbel, outlined a number of areas where the company was improving supply chain visibility


VW Group steers production in line with dropping demand for EVs

2023-11-06T11:29:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Healthy EV sales across the VW Group in the first nine months of the year are giving way to a “general reluctance” among consumers to buy them


Toyota boosts investment in US battery plant with eight extra lines

2023-11-02T16:39:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Toyota has put a further $8 billion into its battery manufacturing in North Carolina and extended the number of lines to 14

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks using eActros for engine deliveries in Germany

2023-11-02T15:22:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has delivered the first of six eActros 300 semitrailer tractors to Logistik Schmitt which it will use to deliver engines to the Wörth truck plant in Germany


BMW battery cell centre integrates engineering, purchasing and production to scale supply chain

2023-10-31T14:48:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

BMW has opened a 15,000 sq.m pilot plant for battery cell production near Munich which is going to play a major role in its battery localisation strategy


Škoda opens CKD logistics hub in India

2023-10-30T12:06:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Škoda Auto has opened a facility in India to pack complete knockdown kits of the Kushaq and Slavia for export and assembly in Vietnam


Chery puts car exports in containers to Turkey with help from DP World

2023-10-16T09:05:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

A surge in vehicle volumes through Turkey’s ro-ro ports has led to congestion and Chery Automobile has turned to DP World for support with container services

Francesca Gamboni becomes head of Procurement and Supply Chain at Volvo Cars

Volvo Cars makes Francesca Gamboni head of Supply Chain

2023-09-13T13:51:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

She takes over from Kerstin Enochsson, who left the role in June to join Swedish manufacturer SFK.

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Logistics capacity crunch set to continue in Europe

2023-06-23T15:20:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Automotive Logistics’ exclusive new market intelligence reveals the considerable capacity challenges facing European logistics are set to continue.


A strategy for capacity at Stellantis

2023-05-30T16:08:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Nick Thompson, head of vehicle logistics – North America at Stellantis, talks about the different intiatives the carmaker is taking to tackle capacity constraints with greater efficiency, including dealer pick-ups from vehicle distribution centres 


Volkswagen chooses Acertus for railhead logistics in Illinois

2023-05-24T17:16:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

VW Group of America has started using the Centerville railhead ramp in Illinois for finished vehicle moves and is being supported by Acertus for onward road haulage in an initial three-year contract

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A picture paints a thousand words for Ford’s quality inspection

2023-05-23T16:50:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Benjamin Pohl told delegates at this year’s FVL North America conference that Ford is looking hard at digital tools for real-time information to better identify where and when damage is occurring

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