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BMW selects tough tablets for logistics operations

2020-01-22T10:41:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

German car manufacturer BMW has opted to buy a new batch of rugged mobile devices from Getac Technology of Taiwan, a supplier for six years…

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Explaining EU vehicle emissions targets: can OEMs avoid heavy fines?

2020-01-16T06:00:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

The new average fleet targets that came into force in Europe on January 1st 2020 are having big impacts on the supply chain, pushing OEMs to produce and sell more hybrids and EVs. But the rules are complex and varied by brands, volume and sales. Here we provide a summary of the key rules and terminology.

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BMW’s balance of power

2020-01-14T13:12:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

BMW already has a 6% share of the market for new registered battery electric and photovoltaic electric vehicles but to meet the increase in demand in the coming years it has plans to have 1m fully electric and hybrid vehicles on the road by the end of 2021. In preparation it is moving battery production closer to its main areas of global assembly 

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German domestic car market expands, but exports and output fall

2020-01-14T10:25:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Registrations for new passenger cars in Germany last year grew by 5% year-on-year to 3.607m vehicles…

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Damage control: How technology can assist vehicle inspection

2019-12-19T10:36:00+00:00By Victoria Johns

With approximately 80m new cars being produced globally each year, the automotive industry has a big job to do when it comes to checking the condition of finished vehicles, something that has long relied on human labour…

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BMW signs five-year lithium deal with Ganfeng

2019-12-17T11:45:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

As part of its electromobility expansion, BMW has signed a 540m euro ($598m) supply contract with Ganfeng Lithium of Jiangxi province, China. The deal will guarantee 100% of the OEM’s lithium hydroxide needs for fifth-generation battery cells in its high-voltage batteries, according to the carmaker…

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BMW joins climate coalition

2019-12-11T09:52:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

German OEM BMW claims it is the first carmaker to join the Getting to Zero Coalition, which has the goal of using zero-emission cargo vessels from 2030… 

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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.

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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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