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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

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

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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Dealing with change

2019-01-03T17:16:00+00:00By Andrew Williams, Andrew Williams

In recent years, a number of shifts in the industry have begun to affect traditional dealership models, changing the types of relationships that exist between dealers, OEMs and customers.

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JLR commits to UK supplier base for Evoque

2018-11-28T11:28:06+00:00By Marcus Williams

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has used the launch of its new Range Rover Evoque SUV to confirm its commitment to the supplier base in the UK by awarding more than £4 billion ($5.1 billion) in contracts to support production of the model.

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Shifting gear

2018-11-26T09:26:49+00:00By Tony Danby

Brazilian vehicle sales have been gathering pace recently, as the country tentatively recovers from its long recession. Light vehicle sales have shown some growth, while bus and truck sales have positively motored ahead. Vehicle sales this year, however, have been tarnished somewhat by stalling exports – especially to Argentina, which ...

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CEE auto markets gear up for sustained growth

2018-11-14T15:42:36+00:00By Joanne Perry

Sustained growth, a shift from low-cost to high-tech manufacturing, plus an ambition to lead automotive market trends such as electromobility and autonomous driving are now characterising the key economies of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), delegates heard at the Automotive Logistics Central & Eastern Europe summit in Budapest today (Wednesday ...

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JLR to open engineering office in Budapest

2018-11-07T10:46:47+00:00By Marcus Williams

Jaguar Land Rover has announced it will open a technical engineering office in Budapest, Hungary, early next year to support the management of its European supply chain. It follows the official opening of its €1.4 billion ($1.6 billion) assembly plant in Nitra (pictured), in neighbouring Slovakia, on October 25.

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Ford starts shutdown at Bridgend engine plant

2018-10-31T12:17:15+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Work at a production line at Ford’s engine plant in Bridgend, south Wales, has been put hold for five days, just as the company starts work on building a new engine.

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BMW and Toyota could leave UK after no-deal Brexit

2018-10-03T15:52:15+01:00By Marcus Williams

BMW and Toyota have said this week that they could withdraw from the UK if there is disruption to business caused by a no-deal Brexit.

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No-deal Brexit could cost car industry billions

2018-09-26T11:58:41+01:00By Steve Garnsey

While the political debate and negotiations continue, two car plants in the UK plan production changes and the SMMT has warned a no-deal Brexit could add at least £5 billion ($6.6 billion, €5.6 billion) in tariffs for the EU’s automotive industry.

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La Luz Autoport Terminal seeks concession at Las Palmas

2018-08-22T09:42:24+01:00By Barry Cross

Las Palmas Port Authority, in the Canary Islands, has confirmed it is processing a request from La Luz Autopost Terminal to operate a new concession on a 14,820 sq.m area at Cabulloneros Quay, involving a new multilevel storage facility in Functional Area 6, in the port’s service area.

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JLR threatens to pull investment over ‘bad’ Brexit

2018-07-06T12:55:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has warned its plans to invest £80 billion ($105 billion) over the next five years in the UK are in jeopardy, due to continuing uncertainty over the terms of the nation’s exit from the EU.

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JLR to move Discovery assembly to Slovakia

2018-06-13T10:07:53+01:00By Marcus Williams

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced it will move assembly of the Land Rover Discovery from its Solihull plant in the UK’s West Midlands to its soon-to-be-opened plant in Nitra, Slovakia.

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A hard look at software risks

2018-05-24T15:24:16+01:00By Lem Bingley

Few people realise how much software runs today’s cars, observes Les Hatton, emeritus professor of forensic software engineering at Kingston University, UK. “We sit at home and can’t work out why the printer isn’t working, and then we’ll get in a car where there’s probably more software underneath,” he says. ...

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Waking up to a new dawn

2018-04-27T15:51:03+01:00By tony, Tony Danby

Brazilian vehicle manufacturers are increasingly optimistic that the country can claw its way out of a deep recession. The country is experiencing a period of low inflation, low interest rates, light GDP growth and a tentative recovery in employment, reflected in improving purchasing power and consumer confidence. Moreover, consumers with ...

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