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Carmakers ramp up plans for North American BEV manufacturing

2021-02-01T11:24:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

As Europe develops an appetite for battery electric vehicles (BEVs), with Volkswagen’s ID.3 even becoming the second-best selling car overall in December, North America continues to lag behind. Although it is unlikely to catch up to Europe any time soon, things are beginning to move when it comes to local manufacturing, with some major OEMs and some credible start-ups announcing big investments for new models.

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Good things come in sustainable packages

2021-01-27T09:09:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) is an association of vehicle makers and suppliers that works with US government bodies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on projects designed to advance environmental sustainability while providing economic value to the automotive supply chain. At the end of 2020, the SP published guidance on sustainable packaging aimed at reducing waste in the automotive sector and increasing the amount of packaging that could be recycled

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Honda to import Cruise Origin AV to Japan this year

2021-01-25T11:30:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Honda will be importing test versions of the Cruise autonomous, electric vehicle from the US to Japan this year for use in its Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) business there. Meanwhile, Cruise and its owner GM have signed a deal with Microsoft to further commercialise autonomous vehicles through the computing giant’s Azure application.

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Semiconductor shortage will hit auto industry well into 2021

2021-01-19T11:23:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

An ongoing shortage in semiconductor supply is disrupting production of parts and vehicles around the world. The supply bottleneck, which is caused by a combination of factors, including the impact of Covid-19 on production in the first half of 2020 and on manufacturing investment, is affecting a number of major carmakers and their suppliers.

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Sustainable packaging a priority for the automotive sector

2020-12-13T18:20:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Carmakers and tier suppliers affiliated under the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) have published guidance on sustainable packaging aimed at reducing waste in the automotive sector and increasing the amount of packaging that can be recycled. 

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Watch: Spotlight on a changing North American automotive supply chain

2020-09-28T17:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

In a panel discussion held during Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, leading experts and decision makers unpick the immense operational, market and trade changes happening across North America and how companies like Honda and Carter Logistics are adapting their processes and networks.

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Watch: Livestream Hour Season Finale | Part 2: Update from North America with Honda and Benteler

2020-07-29T19:56:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Don’t miss the last Livestream Hour episode this season as our guests provide insight on how the coronavirus crisis is currently affecting the supply chain in North America, featuring Hector Martinez from Honda de Mexico and Maxim Serov from global tier 1 Benteler.

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Honda global operations hit by ransomware attack

2020-06-11T16:14:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Honda has confirmed that its IT network was subject to a cyber-attack on Monday last week (June 8) that hit production, sales and development activities, including customer and financial service operations…

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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 5 – Mexico Automotive Supply Chain in Focus

2020-05-13T16:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

In Episode 5 of the Livestream Hour, we discuss the key risks in the Mexican automotive supply chain, and strategies for successfully restarting manufacturing and supply chains, whilst preparing for USMCA implementation. With special guests from Volkswagen, Honda, the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce and CNW. Hosted by editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig.

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6 questions in 60 seconds…with George Grahovac

2020-04-09T10:41:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

George Grahovac, senior manager, Honda North America supply chain, talks welding, optimism and why Covid-19 provides an opportunity to be more efficient than ever…

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Ford extends European plant closures until May

2020-04-08T10:01:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

Ford has confirmed that the temporary closure of most of its European plants will be extended until May 4, following an announcement on March 17 that it would be for a number of weeks…

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Shutdown of Honda’s Philippines plant to cost parts makers millions

2020-03-04T10:18:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Honda’s announcement that it will close Santa Rosa car assembly plant in the Philippines this month will cost parts suppliers at least 240m Philippine pesos ($4.7m), according to Ferdi Raquelsantos, president of the country’s auto parts association PPMA.

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Interview with Hector Martinez, Honda Mexico

2020-02-28T23:09:00+00:00By Joanne Perry

At the Automotive Logistics Mexico 2020 conference, Hector Martinez, division manager export sales and CBU logistics at Honda Mexico, tells Joanne Perry about the OEM’s outbound logistics operation in the country, including key challenges such as security issues, congestion at ports and extreme weather events.

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Celadon collapses because of ‘legacy and market headwinds’

2019-12-18T11:17:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

North American trucking and logistics provider Celadon Group has entered into Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and has shut down its operations, which involve 25 affiliates…

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Honda adapts transport processes in North America as supply chain costs rise

2019-09-18T09:22:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

With 20 manufacturing centres across North America, 12 of them in the US, and 607 US-based suppliers, Honda has a highly complex supply chain in the region. Moreover, the volume of parts being transported to its assembly plants is on the increase; just last year, Honda purchased a record $29.2 ...

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Ford to import EcoSport to Canada via Vancouver

2019-08-21T11:18:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Ford will start importing EcoSports through the Canadian port of Vancouver next month for the first time. The carmaker has previously only used the port of Halifax on the east coast and used rail to distribute the vehicles to rest of the country.

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Indian automotive sector feels the heat

2019-08-06T14:36:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Slumping vehicle sales and production cuts are generating a sense of crisis for automotive part producers and their carmaker customers in India

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Amports expands footprint in Jacksonville

2019-07-16T08:51:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

North American vehicle processor Amports has signed two long-term agreements with Jacksonville Port Authority (Jaxport) in Florida to expand its leasing space…

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Honda turns to barge for container moves in Belgium

2019-06-26T13:00:00+01:00By Barry Cross

Honda Motor Europe Logistics (HMEL) has started using barges to transport containerised motorbikes, power products and replacement parts between the Belgian ports of Antwerp and Ghent. The goods are being imported to Antwerp from global markets, including Japan, USA, Thailand, Malaysia, Mexico and Turkey, and they are being distributed from ...

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Kasai UK looks for new customers amid changing markets

2019-06-19T12:58:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

The British arm of Japanese component manufacturer Kasai is seeking to expand its client base to reduce reliance on two key customers, Honda and Nissan. Honda plans to stop producing cars in Britain in 2021.

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