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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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 

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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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Lithium-ion battery gigafactory database

2021-06-03T17:33:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Track electric vehicle lithium battery gigafactories by manufacturer, location, manufacturer, current and planned gigawatt (GWh) capacity.

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Electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle plant database

2021-06-03T17:33:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Track factory locations for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles by manufacturer, model and location

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Graham Hoare to head global operations at Britishvolt

2021-05-24T14:12:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

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.

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Ford to form joint venture with SKI to localise battery supply in US

2021-05-24T10:59:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

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.

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Ford to export Transit Custom diesel engines from UK to Turkey

2021-04-06T10:36:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

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.

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Carmakers forced to extend shutdowns because of microchip shortage

2021-03-09T10:31:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

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.

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Ford Europe invests $1 billion in Cologne for EV production

2021-02-22T18:05:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

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.

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