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
BMW is using AGVs supplied by EK Robotics to move steel blanks and finished panels around its recently completed press shop in Swindon UK
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
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 has signed a contract with DHL for the provision of logistics services for customers of its joint venture Ford Fleet Management offering
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
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.
Sanctions on Russia and the withdrawal of foreign carmakers has hit the automotive sector hard, with heavy losses felt by the transport provders
The closure of Ukraine’s supplier industry and the impact on logistics routes reveals how important the country is to European automotive production
BMW has opened a vehicle distribution centre (VDC) in the US port of Baltimore with logistics property developer Tradepoint Atlantic.
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 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.
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
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
Sallaum Lines is taking on new business with BMW and Ford shipments from South Africa to Europe
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
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.
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 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
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