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Ford signs up DHL for fleet services

2022-04-29T11:13:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Ford has signed a contract with DHL for the provision of logistics services for customers of its joint venture Ford Fleet Management offering


Ford looks for more sustainability through Catena-X and RSCI initiatives

2022-04-25T16:35:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Ford is looking to improve the sustainablity of its supply chain and drive in more efficiency in dealing with disruption in its membership of both Catena-X Automotive network and he Responsible Supply Chain Initiative 

Responsible Lithium Partnership

Ford signs deal for clean lithium supply from Lake Resources

2022-04-12T12:06:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Ford has signed an agreement with Lake Resources for the supply of highly pure lithium from Argentina with which to build its EV batteries


Ford appoints Jonathan Jennings vice-president of supply chain

2022-03-22T10:53:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Jennings moves from his role as vice-president of the Global Commodity Purchasing and Supplier Technical Assistance division


Ford looks at India as export production hub for EVs

2022-02-25T13:00:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Ford is considering making a U-turn on its decision to pull manufacturing out of India and looking at EV production for exports following a successful application for support through India’s Champion OEM Incentive Scheme


Ford says Lincoln is among the fastest-growing luxury brands in China

2022-01-18T10:03:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Deliveries of the luxury Lincoln brand in China passed 91,000 in 2021 meaning Ford sold more in China than it did in the US for the first time

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Sallaum Lines adds BMW and Ford volumes to global shipments

2021-12-16T17:29:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Sallaum Lines is taking on new business with BMW and Ford shipments from South Africa to Europe

Courtney Harvath (Ryder), Richard Deboer (Carter Logistics), Douglas Cantriel (Ford)

Optimise to thrive: how Ford, Carter Logistics and Ryder are redefining freight networks

2021-10-18T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Leaders from the North American automotive logistics market share insights, including on Ford’s service parts and customer service network, as well as lead logistics provider strategies from Ryder and Carter.

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Ford to build battery and assembly plants in Kentucky and Tennessee for massive acceleration of EV output

2021-09-28T12:12:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Together with South Korean battery maker SK Innovation (SKI), Ford is investing $11.4 billion on new plants, which aim to significantly increase regional battery supply and production capacity.


Ford and Redwood Materials form EV battery recycling partnership

2021-09-24T15:56:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Ford has announced that it will be working with Redwood Materials to localise the production and recycling of lithium-ion batteries for its electric vehicles (EVs). The companies aim to achieve the “best approach” for collecting and disassembling end-of-life batteries from Ford EVs to produce all-new batteries in a closed-loop supply chain.


Ford to end car production in India after decade of loss

2021-09-14T09:53:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Ford is ending vehicle production in India for domestic sales and exports because of ongoing losses and weaker demand for new vehicles, though engine production will continue for the Ranger in export markets


Clarity drives focus in the battery supply chain

2021-09-06T15:00:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The increasing demand from the automotive industry for lithium battery materials could be the next big disruption unless OEMs adopt better risk and contingency analysis says Rekha Menon-Varma, co-founder and managing partner at Vertaeon


Semiconductor shortage disrupts production at Ford and Volvo

2021-09-01T08:48:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The shortage in the supply of semiconductors along with ongoing disruption caused by the Covid pandemic is hitting production at Ford and Volvo in the US and Europe this week

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Taking charge of battery supply at Ford

2021-08-09T23:36:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Ford has some very ambitious targets for pure battery electric vehicle production in the US through to 2030 and that includes a more vertically integrated battery supply chain.


AL FVL Summer 2021 Digital Edition – Gearing up the supply chain for sustainable growth

2021-07-23T16:23:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The summer digital edition of Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics magazine is out now features interviews with Ford and VW, as well as an overview of activity at the North American vehicle handling ports


Automotive partnership offers guidance on carbon reporting

2021-07-19T13:55:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

As part of the The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment, Ford, GM, Honda, Stellantis and Toyota have drawn up five KPIs for the industry to follow designed to cut carbon from the inbound supply chain

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Tramosa using robots for vehicle yard management

2021-07-12T11:50:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Tramosa is using autonomous robots provided by Stanley Robotics for the movement and parking of vehicles at its vehicle compound in Creutzwald, France.


Low vehicle inventory pushes up prices in US

2021-07-01T15:29:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Carmakers are fighting hard to meet strong demand for their vehicles in the US because of production shortfalls, meaning inventory is at its lowest point for ten years and average transaction prices are rising


Making the best of it at Mazatlán

2021-06-18T11:29:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Terminal Marítima Mazatlán (TMAZ) runs the finished vehicle terminal at the Mexican port of Mazatlán and over the last decade the company has invested $20m in infrastructure and technology to increase volumes. While Covid has hit throughput Nissan remains committed and TMAZ is gearing up for a return in trade 

OEM battery cell supplier database

OEM and lithium-ion battery cell supplier database

2021-06-03T18:33:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Keep up with changing supplier relationships between electric vehicle manufacturers and battery cell suppliers in this database.

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