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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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Daimler to spend €20 billion on battery cells

2018-12-19T10:48:12+00:00By Steve Garnsey

German carmaker Daimler says it will buy battery cells costing more than €20 billion ($22.6 billion) over the next decade as it prepares to introduce 130 electrified variants of Mercedes-Benz cars by 2022.The group is investing €10 billion to make the models, plus another €1 billion on an in-house global ...

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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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Russian carmakers appeal for a stop to state aid

2018-10-24T12:49:07+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Leading carmakers in Russia have appealed to the government’s Industry and Trade Ministry to stop providing state aid to companies investing in new vehicle assembly plants in the country.

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Fuso to build CKD plant in Thailand

2018-09-18T17:26:06+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has announced it will construct a complete knockdown (CKD) assembly plant in Thailand.

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Cracking under sanctions

2018-08-20T10:22:58+01:00By Nick Gibbs, ams_nickgibbs

The re-imposition of sanctions by the US on Iran has dealt a hammer blow to the country’s emerging automotive industry. The threat of retaliation by the US against those whom it deems to have broken those sanctions has, once again, prompted vehicle-makers and logistics companies to pull out of the ...

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Nissan opens up new production Frontier

2018-08-07T17:36:17+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Japanese OEM Nissan has started manufacturing the Frontier pick-up truck in Argentina – the fifth country to make the vehicle. Known as the Nissan Navara elsewhere in the world, the vehicle is already produced in Mexico, Spain, China and Thailand.The company has opted to produce the truck in Alliance partner ...

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Grappling with the capacity crunch

2018-07-17T12:16:41+01:00By Malcolm Ramsay

With demand for automotive exports via North American ports rising again last year, OEMs face a number of new challenges in handling vehicles in 2018. With capacity already strained at many hubs, the threat of increased regulatory restrictions on trade is adding further uncertainty for manufacturers moving forward.

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Trump’s tariffs attract worldwide disapproval

2018-07-04T10:08:39+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Carmakers, parts manufacturers, trade bodies and the European Union have all sharply criticised the Trump administration’s proposed import tariffs on vehicles and auto parts.

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Trump stamps on Iran’s automotive revival

2018-06-20T12:42:54+01:00By Ian Henry

When Iran reached agreement with the global community in 2015 regarding denuclearisation, resulting in the lifting of sanctions in early 2016, almost immediately Renault and PSA announced their return to the country. Prior to Iran being ostracised, both companies had been active there via joint venture (JV) manufacturing operations, mostly ...

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Daimler Trucks opens ninth parts centre in North America

2018-05-23T10:01:32+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has inaugurated its ninth parts distribution centre (PDC) in Grimes, Iowa, with the aim of providing a faster next-day delivery service for the aftermarket and a stronger focus on the customer.

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