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Supplier network puts spotlight on Mini’s new plant in China

2019-12-03T14:58:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

BMW Group is to expand global production of the Mini with Chinese partner Great Wall Motor by setting up an assembly plant in Zhangjiagang in eastern China…

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Bergé Gefco secures BMW distribution contract in Spain

2019-12-02T14:37:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Finished vehicle logistics provider Bergé Gefco will be responsible for the Spanish disribution of 75,000 new and 15,000 used vehicles for the BMW group on average each year…

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Markus Duesmann to move to Audi’s top job

2019-11-18T15:56:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Markus Duesmann will become CEO of Audi on April 1 next year and will also join the board of management of German parent company Volkswagen Group

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BMW and shipping companies look to develop low-carbon fuel

2019-11-12T14:31:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

German carmaker BMW, shipping lines Wallenius Wilhelmsen (WW) and Maersk and other international companies have formed the LEO Coalition to discover if LEO, a blend of lignin and ethanol, could be used in cargo vessels…

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BMW gets smarter at vehicle distribution

2019-11-06T16:24:00+00:00By Joanne Perry

The German OEM, which makes and distributes around 2.5m vehicles per year, is using smart technologies and new strategies to improve its outbound logistics, and to move to a customer-centric approach. Ulrich Kick, senior expert, Vehicle Distribution at BMW Group, outlined these methods at the Automotive Logistics Central and Eastern ...

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BMW takes BVL prize for logistics innovation in Germany

2019-10-28T12:14:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

BMW won this year’s German Logistics Award, which is given by BVL, the German logistics association, at an event at last week’s German Logistics Congress in Berlin…

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CEE: At the heart of Europe’s electric future

2019-10-16T13:54:00+01:00By Joanne Perry

OEMs and tier suppliers are investing in Central and Eastern Europe with a particular focus on electric, connected and autonomous mobility. Delegates at the Automotive Logistics CEE Summit in Budapest heard about the latest challenges and opportunities.

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Suppliers will face squeeze as OEMs push to meet EU CO2 targets

2019-10-02T09:58:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

As carmakers strive to reach the more stringent CO2 emissions targets being phased in across the EU next year, we predict that many are likely to put more pressure on their supply base to help reduce emissions

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Industry disputes claim that LNG trucks emit more NOx than diesel

2019-09-27T10:31:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Finished vehicle carriers that have been trialling equipment powered by liquified natural gas (LNG) in an effort to reduce pollution may have been wasting their time according to trial results from the European Federation for Transport and Environment (T&E).

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BMW charges up battery output in Thailand with Dräxlmaier

2019-09-17T14:13:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

German electronics company Dräxlmaier has launched a high-voltage battery production plant at Chonburi, Thailand, in partnership with BMW.

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Cuxport on a roll with 2m BMW exports

2019-09-04T08:55:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

German port services provider Cuxport, a joint venture between Rhenus Group and HHLA Container Terminals, exported its two millionth BMW to the UK last week. The company is looking ahead to build on that and other intercontinental trade, and while Brexit uncertainty is a challenge, Rhenus’ management believes that Cuxhaven ...

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BMW investing in South Korean aftermarket logistics

2019-09-02T16:21:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BMW’s division in South Korea is investing KRW 30 billion ($24.7m) to improve logistics at its Anseong parts distribution centre (PDC). The company is enlarging the existing facility to 88,000 sq.m, an expansion of more than 30,000 sq.m. In doing so it said it would build on the availability of ...

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Samsung SDI to supply Volvo with truck batteries

2019-07-24T09:40:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

South Korea’s Samsung SDI has agreed to provide battery cells and modules to Volvo Group. The deal is part of an alliance the pair has signed to develop battery packs for Volvo’s electric-powered trucks…

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BMW Brilliance applies 5G network across China

2019-07-22T13:32:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) said this week it has become the first carmaker to enable full 5G wireless at all of its plants. BBA has two assembly plants inTiexi and Dadong, along with an engine plantin Shenyang…

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BMW employs AI for logistics processes in Europe

2019-07-17T09:33:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing an increasing role in the logistical aspects of production at BMW’s plants, with the first smart AI control application making its debut at the Steyr engine factory in Austria.

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Amco awarded Webasto logistics contract

2019-07-16T15:40:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

German parts producer Webasto has appointed the Amco Group to manage and provide transport and logistics across Webasto’s British and European supplier base for its automotive roofing system…

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Logistics 4.0: How smart technologies are lifting logistics to another level

2019-07-04T11:12:00+01:00By Andrew Williams

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

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Russia confirms Khrabrovo as location for BMW plant in Kaliningrad

2019-06-24T12:44:00+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Following February’s news that BMW planned to build a vehicle assembly plant in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, which lies between Lithuania and Poland on the Baltic coast, the government’s official news source, Russian Gazette, has reported it will be in the Khrabrovo Industrial Park.

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Steering the future using AI

2019-06-18T10:29:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

German start-up Kopernikus has developed self-driving technology that can be used to move vehicles inside production facilities and workshops, and potentially even at ports…

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OEMs look forward to continued trade between UK and South Korea

2019-06-12T13:16:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The UK and South Korea are on the brink of formalising a free trade agreement (FTA) following the conclusion of discussions and the signing this week of a joint statement by the two countries

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