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Bolloré to take over as head of Jaguar Land Rover

2020-07-29T13:29:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Thierry Bolloré will take over as CEO of Jaguar Land Rover on September 10 this year, replacing Ralf Speth, who is retiring from the role after ten years and moving to become non-executive vice-chairman…

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Calling stop on automotive supply chains: how long can companies survive the Covid-19 crisis?

2020-03-20T13:48:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

With the coronavirus pandemic causing a level of automotive plant shutdowns not seen since the second world war, suppliers and logistics providers will face failures without direct support from government, and close collaboration with OEMs and industry.

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Unipart leads the charge with JLR battery contract

2020-03-03T15:34:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

More than 100 Unipart employees will provide production logistics at Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) battery assembly centre, currently being built in Hams Hall, central England…

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Trade barriers threaten automotive sector after Brexit

2020-02-18T11:35:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

The UK government has confirmed that almost all imports from Europe will be the subject of trade barriers when the UK leaves the EU at the end of this year. All imported goods will need customs declarations and mandatory safety and security certificates..

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Explaining EU vehicle emissions targets: can OEMs avoid heavy fines?

2020-01-16T06:00:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

The new average fleet targets that came into force in Europe on January 1st 2020 are having big impacts on the supply chain, pushing OEMs to produce and sell more hybrids and EVs. But the rules are complex and varied by brands, volume and sales. Here we provide a summary of the key rules and terminology.

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VW reveals concept for autonomous EV charging robot

2020-01-07T14:55:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Volkswagen Group Components (VW Components) is developing an autonomous mobile charging robot for electric vehicles (EV)…

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Damage control: How technology can assist vehicle inspection

2019-12-19T10:36:00+00:00By Victoria Johns

With approximately 80m new cars being produced globally each year, the automotive industry has a big job to do when it comes to checking the condition of finished vehicles, something that has long relied on human labour…

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Blowing the footprint at Castle Bromwich

2019-12-10T14:47:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

 

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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 

Logistics industry complains that cargo flows may be down

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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