The latest logistics developments at BMW.



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


BMW deploys more hydrogen fuel cell trucks for logistics in Leipzig

2021-07-30T12:29:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BLG Logistics is deploying 37 hydrogen fuel cell trucks to manage parts movements at BMW’s Leipzig plant in Germany


BMW chooses ICL Systems for business and IT support

2021-07-06T10:45:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Using BMW’s existing technology, ICL Systems will manage adjustments to vehicle routes, handling of special transport and maintenance of master data

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EV battery supply chains on the move

2021-06-08T11:30:00+01:00By Illya Verpraet, Daniel Harrison

As electric vehicles become serious business for OEMs, they are reassessing their battery supply and manufacturing bases, putting their eggs in multiple baskets and taking more control of the process.

OEM battery cell supplier database

OEM and lithium-ion battery cell supplier database

2021-06-03T18:33:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Keep up with changing supplier relationships between electric vehicle manufacturers and battery cell suppliers in this database.

EV and hybrid EV assembly plant database

Electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle plant database

2021-06-03T17:33:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Track factory locations for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles by manufacturer, model and location


BMW i Ventures invests in Plus One Robotics

2021-05-07T14:39:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BMW’s venture capital fund – BMW i Ventures – has invested an undisclosed sum in Plus One Robotics, which provides vision software for logistics robots. The investment is aimed at driving automation across the supply chain and logistics industry, said BMW i Ventures. 

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How the European automotive industry aims to build back semiconductor and chip supply

2021-05-04T10:24:00+01:00By Namrita Chow

OEMs, suppliers and EU officials are considering how best to develop Europe’s semiconductor supply bases to mitigate current and future shortages, but the broad gaps at many levels – including for older, larger chips – mean there will be no magic bullet

Building Europe’s battery supply base

Watch: Building a viable and sustainable European battery supply base

2021-04-23T15:25:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The huge demand for lithium-ion batteries is requiring massive investments and new supply sources across Europe, and experts from BMW Group, EV battery startup Britishvolt and packaging supplier ORBIS Europe reveal the supply chain opportunities and changes ahead.

BMW Gen5 High-Voltage-Battery for BMW iX3

European carmakers need a circular approach to EV production

2021-04-23T10:09:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

To meet ambitious goals to cut vehicle emissions in Europe, carmakers are focusing all their efforts on increasing the number of battery electric vehicles (EVs) they make and sell. There were more than 1m EVs and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) sold in Europe last year but by 2030 that number is expected to hit 5m in annual sales. That will put a big demand on lithium-ion battery production as carmakers seek to localise supply.


Bernd Pischetsrieder elected chairman of Daimler

2021-04-05T16:55:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Daimler has elected Bernd Pischetsrieder as chairman of its supervisory board, replacing Manfred Bischoff who is stepping down from the role after 14 years. 

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