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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

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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Hard Brexit fear haunts UK's finished vehicle sector

2019-06-12T10:38:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

British vehicle transporter ECM has expressed concerns about implications for the automotive industry should the UK exit the European Union (EU) without an agreement on October 31

Electric vehicles such as this Nissan Leaf in Johannesburg are a rare sight on South African roads

South Africa's dream of an EV supply base

2019-06-03T16:35:00+01:00By Gavin du Venage

Despite negligible EV sales at home, South Africa is looking to become an exporter of their components and is putting an incentives scheme into place. But can it succeed?

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BMW to collaborate with Braidy Atlas on US aluminium supply

2019-05-14T15:25:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

BMW has signed an agreement for the sustainable supply of aluminium to its US assembly plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, with Braidy Atlas, the joint venture between metal suppliers, Braidy Industries and Russia’s United Company Rusal.

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BMW to raise stake in Chinese joint venture

2019-01-23T11:35:27+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Shareholders of Brilliance China Automotive Holdings (CBA) have approved the sale of a 25% stake in BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) to joint venture (JV) partner BMW.

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Packing a punch

2019-01-16T11:13:00+00:00By Karen McCandless

Electric cars could revolutionise transport by providing a cheaper, safer and more environmentally friendly way to travel. The International Energy Agency forecasts that there will be 13m electric vehicles (EVs) on the road globally by 2020, while PwC Autofacts predicts that 55% of all new vehicle sales will be fully ...

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BMW Regensburg named as ‘manufacturing lighthouse’

2019-01-16T09:46:36+00:00By Steve Garnsey

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has named BMW’s Regensburg car assembly plant as a “manufacturing lighthouse” of the so-called fourth industrial revolution, thanks to the factory’s innovations in logistics.

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Honda to halt UK production during Brexit

2019-01-14T17:42:21+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Japanese OEM Honda is to suspend production at its British plant for six days in April after the UK leaves the European Union on March 29.The decision follows an assessment of how best to prepare for any logistics and border problems following Brexit.“These contingency provisions have been put in place ...

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Innovation and smart tech: Why BMW is driving both

2019-01-11T16:52:00+00:00By Victoria Johns

Handling 31m parts and producing almost 10,000 vehicles each day, BMW is increasingly looking to digitalisation and Industry 4.0 innovations to help it organise its logistics more flexibly…

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A problem shared

2019-01-11T12:34:00+00:00By Tony Danby

Packaging experts working across the automotive industry are continually looking for better visibility when tracking the container and its contents to the point of delivery and back. 

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Dealing with change

2019-01-03T17:16:00+00:00By Andrew Williams, Andrew Williams

In recent years, a number of shifts in the industry have begun to affect traditional dealership models, changing the types of relationships that exist between dealers, OEMs and customers.

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China to cut tariffs on US vehicle imports

2018-12-18T17:15:52+00:00By Steve Garnsey

The Chinese government says it will suspend additional duties of 25% on US-made vehicles and automotive parts for three months starting January 1, amid signs China and the United States are de-escalating their trade dispute.“This is a good signal that [they] are on track to solve the trade war,” Wang ...

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Ground broken at new BMW logistics centre in Austria

2018-12-12T11:54:38+00:00By Steve Garnsey

A ground-breaking ceremony was held this week to mark the official start of construction of a new logistics centre at Steyr, Austria, to serve BMW’s nearby engine plant. 

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BMW ups the pace on industry 4.0 technology

2018-12-11T17:49:00+00:00By Victoria Johns

BMW Group is to expand its use of industry 4.0 innovations in its production logistics, it has revealed.

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German OEMs meet Trump amid tariff confusion

2018-12-05T12:51:10+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW executives have this week outlined a series of planned investments in the US to administration officials, after meeting with President Donald Trump. Their meetings took place amid uncertainty over trade conditions, after the president’s tweet that China had agreed to end 40% duties on imports of ...

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BMW supports cobalt miners in Congo

2018-12-04T16:10:23+00:00By Steve Garnsey

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Shifting gear

2018-11-26T09:26:49+00:00By Tony Danby

Brazilian vehicle sales have been gathering pace recently, as the country tentatively recovers from its long recession. Light vehicle sales have shown some growth, while bus and truck sales have positively motored ahead. Vehicle sales this year, however, have been tarnished somewhat by stalling exports – especially to Argentina, which ...

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Chugging or changing?

2018-11-19T11:50:18+00:00By Andrew Williams

Demand for rail transport is growing faster than service providers can keep up with, according to Siegfried Jung, head of planning and steering vehicle dispatch and transport at BMW Group.

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