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Daimler Trucks North America inaugurates tenth PDC

2019-11-26T09:52:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has formally opened its tenth parts distribution centre in Arizona

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Global trade disputes could dim electric vehicle supply chain potential in key markets

2019-10-28T19:43:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

Trade uncertainties such as those between the US and China, or the UK and the EU, could put the brakes on growth in the electric vehicle and battery supply chain for some OEMs and countries, despite bullish forecasts for alternative powertrains 

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CATL to supply battery cells to Daimler Trucks & Buses

2019-09-24T14:41:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Chinese battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL) has signed up to providing lithium-ion battery cell modules worldwide to Daimler Trucks & Buses.

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Daimler tests automated trucks on public roads

2019-09-11T13:35:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Daimler Trucks and its newly acquired business, Torc Robotics, which specialises in automated driving technology, have moved to the next stage of their autonomous truck trials in the US. The companies announced that they have been trying out automated lorries with Level 4 technology on highways in southwest Virginia, where ...

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Daimler extends electric truck testing in US

2019-09-10T15:02:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Daimler Trucks North America is expanding field tests for its electric-powered trucks. This time the emphasis is on heavy-duty lorries.

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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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DICV exports 25,000th truck from Oragadam plant

2019-08-20T11:20:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) has exported its 25,000th truck from the Oragadam plant near Chennai and increased exports to more than 7,000 in 2018, an increase of 8% on the previous year 

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Data and the digitisation of the supply chain

2019-07-16T15:17:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The automotive industry is being transformed by new vehicle technology, but operational processes are also undergoing profound changes driven by unprecedented levels of data

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BharatBenz expands aftermarket network in India

2019-06-26T14:02:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) is supporting aftermarket services for the BharatBenz division with the inauguration this month of its first parts distribution and service centre in Coimbature, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The facility has been set up with Prabal Trucking and is part of BharatBenz’s network ...

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Trial truck deployed in Mercedes-Benz supply chain

2019-06-19T10:40:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

German logistics service provider Pfenning Logistics is using an electric Mercedes-Benz eActros to keep the truck maker’s Mannheim plant supplied with parts…

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Changes at the top of Daimler’s logistics and supply chain

2019-06-03T08:59:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Ewa Combach (pictured) has replaced Heiko Gaiser as head of worldwide transport logistics passenger cars, trucks, vans and buses, at Daimler and will be responsible for the vehicle maker’s transport networks, including planning and procurement. Combach was formerly head of transport planning and network management.

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Still got it: How reuse and recycling can give EV batteries a new lease of life

2019-04-15T11:40:00+01:00By Karen McCandless

As the EV trend continues, it raises the question of what to do with their hazardous lithium-ion batteries once they have reached the end of their useful life. Options include reuse and recycling, but both of these require special expertise in reverse logistics

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Mercedes-Benz to produce batteries in Poland

2019-01-28T17:34:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Mercedes-Benz Cars is to build a lithium-ion battery factory in Jawor, Poland, at the same site where the German OEM is building its new engine plant.

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Mercedes-Benz plans production in Egypt

2019-01-22T17:06:31+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Mercedes-Benz Cars is planning to build a car plant in Egypt with an as-yet-unnamed local business partner. Markus Schäfer, member of the divisional board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, production and supply chain (left) with Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi“Egypt is an attractive and competitive location for production and supporting logistics,” ...

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Stepping up the quality

2019-01-21T12:13:00+00:00By Victoria Johns

There are several advantages of shipping vehicles in kits rather than as completely built units, including lower costs for transport, better customs import conditions and the support of local government in exchange for providing employment to the workforce.

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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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Progress for all to CEE

2019-01-07T11:35:00+00:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

In past decades, international investment has flowed into the automotive industry in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) primarily due to it being a low-cost production centre. However, these days the region has much more to attract such investment, including a well-trained workforce, a wide-ranging supplier base and improving logistics infrastructure, ...

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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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Mapping for Mercedes

2018-11-19T15:58:00+00:00By Lem Bingley

In June this year, Mercedes-Benz US International (MBUSI) announced the outcome of its inaugural Innovation Challenge, a competition for start-ups which promised $50,000 in prize money as well as the alluring prospect of a contract with Mercedes-Benz in the US, and perhaps also its global parent, Daimler AG. 

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Energising the synergising

2018-10-26T17:02:49+01:00By Ian Henry

Renault and Nissan began their wide-ranging alliance and set up cross-shareholdings in each other back in 1999, and since then Daimler, Avtovaz and most recently Mitsubishi have also become part of this evolving structure. Numerous shared vehicle platforms, manufacturing and logistics operations and back-office functions have been developed. Furthermore, impressive ...

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