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.
Ford to build battery and assembly plants in Kentucky and Tennessee for massive acceleration of EV output
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 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 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
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
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
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.
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
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
Tramosa is using autonomous robots provided by Stanley Robotics for the movement and parking of vehicles at its vehicle compound in Creutzwald, France.
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
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
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Ford’s former chairman of UK operations Dr Graham Hoare has taken on a new role as president of global operations at UK lithium-ion battery producer Britishvolt.
Ford has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with lithium-ion battery maker SK Innovation (SKI) for a joint venture to manufacture battery cells and finished packs in the US.
Ford has announced its engine plant in Dagenham, UK will export diesel engines for the next generation of Ford Transit Custom vans built in Turkey.
Ford and GM have been forced to extend assembly plant closures because of a shortage in the supply of semiconductors, a problem that continues to disrupt vehicle production globally.
After JLR, Ford has also announced that all its vehicles for sale in Europe will be pure-electric by 2030. It is investing $1 billion in its Cologne (Köln) plant to make that a reality. This move will be supported by the sharing of the VW Group’s MEB electric vehicle platform.