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JLR moves into larger VPC in North America

2019-11-04T15:11:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

British OEM JLR has relocated to a larger, renovated vehicle processing centre (VPC) in Brunswick, Georgia, to cater for increasing demand for its vehicles…

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Global trade disputes could dim electric vehicle supply chain potential in key markets

2019-10-28T19:43:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

Trade uncertainties such as those between the US and China, or the UK and the EU, could put the brakes on growth in the electric vehicle and battery supply chain for some OEMs and countries, despite bullish forecasts for alternative powertrains 

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Slovakia stays strong in straightened times

2019-10-24T09:28:00+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The news announced earlier this year that Volkswagen (VW) was going to scrap 3,000 of the 15,000 jobs at its Slovakian plant came virtually out of the blue and sparked off speculation that the country’s authorities might have been so absorbed with labour reform during the ongoing election campaign that they have unintentionally made the domestic automotive sector less attractive for foreign investors.

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CEE: At the heart of Europe’s electric future

2019-10-16T13:54:00+01:00By Joanne Perry

OEMs and tier suppliers are investing in Central and Eastern Europe with a particular focus on electric, connected and autonomous mobility. Delegates at the Automotive Logistics CEE Summit in Budapest heard about the latest challenges and opportunities.

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JLR expands contract with DHL Supply Chain for inbound services in Slovakia

2019-10-02T12:01:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has extended its contract with DHL Supply Chain to include managing inbound supply chain transport for the company’s manufacturing plant in Slovakia, which opened last year and is making the Land Rover Discovery.

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Cuxport on a roll with 2m BMW exports

2019-09-04T08:55:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

German port services provider Cuxport, a joint venture between Rhenus Group and HHLA Container Terminals, exported its two millionth BMW to the UK last week. The company is looking ahead to build on that and other intercontinental trade, and while Brexit uncertainty is a challenge, Rhenus’ management believes that Cuxhaven ...

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JLR to consolidate service parts distribution in UK

2019-09-02T10:02:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) plans to build a global aftermarket parts distribution centre (PDC) in central England to serve about 80 markets worldwide and meet JLR’s long-term business needs for parts distribution throughout the UK and other western markets.

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Unipart picks up contract extension at JLR

2019-08-14T10:00:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Unipart Logistics has signed a contract with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to continue providing packing services to the OEM for a further four years.

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The facts don't support the idea of 'global Britain'

2019-08-07T10:31:00+01:00By Ian Henry

One of the claims repeated by proponents of Brexit is that ‘global Britain’ will be able to exploit the many opportunities of free trade open to it when the country leaves the EU, whether on World Trade Organization (WTO) terms or not. But this view fails to take into account how the global automotive industry works – and, specifically, the UK’s place in it. Let’s look at the facts.

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JLR supplier IAC signs lease at Prologis park

2019-07-29T14:07:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

International Automotive Components (IAC) has signed an 11-year lease at the Prologis Park Birmingham Interchange, in the UK…

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Samsung SDI to supply Volvo with truck batteries

2019-07-24T09:40:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

South Korea’s Samsung SDI has agreed to provide battery cells and modules to Volvo Group. The deal is part of an alliance the pair has signed to develop battery packs for Volvo’s electric-powered trucks…

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Amco awarded Webasto logistics contract

2019-07-16T15:40:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

German parts producer Webasto has appointed the Amco Group to manage and provide transport and logistics across Webasto’s British and European supplier base for its automotive roofing system…

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JLR announces EV assembly in UK and calls for giga-scale battery production

2019-07-09T16:50:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Along with announcing a commitment to make electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is urging the government and industry to work together to bring gigascale battery production to the country.

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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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Peel Ports on a roll at Sheerness

2019-06-19T09:36:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Peel Ports has spent £5.5m ($7m) replacing the Royal Bridge Pontoon to increase overall throughput capacity at Sheerness, part of the London Medway cluster of ports…

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Hard Brexit fear haunts UK's finished vehicle sector

2019-06-12T10:38:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

British vehicle transporter ECM has expressed concerns about implications for the automotive industry should the UK exit the European Union (EU) without an agreement on October 31

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The long way home

2019-01-22T12:24:00+00:00By Jonathan Ward

For inbound automotive supply chains, returnable packaging just makes sense. No carmaker wants to spend money on wood, paper and cardboard again and again, only to have to fork out straight away for costly waste disposal. Far better to pay once for a robust, reusable container that provides better protection ...

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Brexit: Why we need to get accustomed to digitalisation

2019-01-21T15:11:00+00:00By Iqubal Pannu

It’s been more than 30 months since the EU referendum, but if and when the UK stops being an EU member state and becomes what is known as a “third country”, the number of customs declarations is expected to increase from 50m to 350m a year.

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Q&A: Iain Lindsay

2019-01-17T16:37:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

What do you say to potential investors who are concerned about what Brexit may mean for trade, particularly with the flow of goods and material being so essential to the automotive industry?Brexit is an issue that is at the heart of business concerns: what will it mean in terms of ...

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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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