The latest logistics developments at BMW.



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

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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

AvtoVaz was forced to stop its plants several times in recent years because of the problems with components

Russia struggles to repair its broken supply chain

2022-05-24T11:36:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Western sanctions against Russia have all but ended Russian automotive production and the country is struggling to source parts from other markets and set up new supply routes to feed the remaining plants in operation


Car industry looks for more vertical integration to avoid risk

2022-05-23T16:30:00+01:00By Namrita Chow

BMW, Tesla and Volkswagen Group are among the vehicle makers taking a vertical approach to integration as a means to secure supply of crucial components in the face of continued disruption


Ford signs up DHL for fleet services

2022-04-29T11:13:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Ford has signed a contract with DHL for the provision of logistics services for customers of its joint venture Ford Fleet Management offering


BMW Brilliance extends Dadong plant and integrates logistics

2022-04-20T10:51:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) has completed the extension of its Dadong plant in Shenyang, taking its footprint to 91 hectares. The upgraded facility now includes an integrated logistics and assembly hall with two production lines as well as greater rail access for more sustainable logistics

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CATL powers ahead with a regional, sustainable supply chain strategy

2022-04-11T23:21:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

With a new carbon-neutral gigafactory in China, and a plant set to start production this year in Germany, the Chinese battery cell producer is scaling its production and logistics to create secure and sustainable battery supply.


Automotive logistics in Russia is in tatters

2022-04-08T11:54:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Sanctions on Russia and the withdrawal of foreign carmakers has hit the automotive sector hard, with heavy losses felt by the transport provders

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Ukraine’s vital link in the European supply chain

2022-03-15T07:47:00+00:00By Namrita Chow

The closure of Ukraine’s supplier industry and the impact on logistics routes reveals how important the country is to European automotive production


​BMW opens US VDC at Sparrows Point with Tradepoint Atlantic

2022-02-15T10:52:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

BMW has opened a vehicle distribution centre (VDC) in the US port of Baltimore with logistics property developer Tradepoint Atlantic.


ICL appoints Gina Tovar as managing director of Europe

2022-01-13T16:07:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Gina Tovar has joined ICL Systems as managing director for Europe, a role she will share as the finished vehicle logistics software specialist with Rudolf Luttmann, who has been in the role since June 2021.


BMW signs second contract with ICL for outbound in Canada

2022-01-10T17:08:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

BMW in Canada has contracted ICL Systems to manage the track and trace, invoice auditing and freight claims management for the delivery of its finished vehicles to the sales network.


UK car output “incredibly worrying” says SMMT

2022-01-05T10:49:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Figures for November showed the lowest production for the month since 1984 but there were positive results for EV production, notably at the Mini plant in Oxford


BMW using autonomous parking system from Seoul Robotics

2022-01-05T10:11:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

The German carmaker is using the lidar-based technology supplied by Seoul Robotics to move finished vehicles from the factory floor to the point of pick-up for onward distribution

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Sallaum Lines adds BMW and Ford volumes to global shipments

2021-12-16T17:29:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Sallaum Lines is taking on new business with BMW and Ford shipments from South Africa to Europe


BMW signs chip supply deals with Inova and Global Foundries

2021-12-13T10:45:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

The OEM is building resilience into its supply chain thorough closer vertical integration for the supply of semiconductors to support its ambient lighting in the BMW iX

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BMW consolidates logistics facilities in Spartanburg with $100m investment

2021-11-23T10:45:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

BMW is expanding its logistics operations at its plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina with a $100m new logistics centre that will be nearly 1m sq. ft (93,000 sq.m), with room for expansion.


BMW aims at zero-emission transport logistics at Munich plant

2021-10-26T10:31:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

To coincide with the start of production of the fully electric BMW i4 at its Munich assembly plant in Germany, the carmaker has also launched a project to completely cut local emissions from the transport logistics used to feed parts into the plant.


BMW to cut carbon from Neue Klasse EV lifecycle

2021-09-13T11:20:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

BMW is cutting the emissions generated from the supply of parts and production of its Neue Klasse EV platform in an effort to meet strict sustainability targets by 2030


Changes at the top for BMW Manufacturing in Spartanburg

2021-09-07T09:07:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BMW Manufacturing in the US has appointed Dr Robert Engelthorn as its new president and CEO, replacing Knudt Flor who has retired. Jeffrey Gaudiano, vice-president of production control, logistics and VPS, has also retired from the division

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