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Mazda curbs production during coronavirus crisis

2020-03-24T16:32:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Mazda is suspending output in Japan, Mexico and Thailand, because of difficulties procuring parts, plummeting sales and uncertainty of future sales amid the Covid-19 pandemic..

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Hirotec deploys AVs to handle Mazda parts in Hiroshima

2020-02-12T10:47:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Tier one parts supplier Hirotec has started using autonomous vehicles (AVs) provided by Otto Motors at its manufacturing plant in Hiroshima. The vehicles are delivering Mazda door panels to welding cells at the facility…

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Mazda changes Californian ports of entry for finished vehicles

2020-01-28T11:34:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Carmaker Mazda is now dividing dispatch of its vehicles from Japan to California between Benicia and Los Angeles ports, instead of sending them all to National City port, San Diego, in the state’s far south…

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WW Solutions starts processing Mazda vehicles in California

2020-01-15T12:46:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Mazda vehicles arriving from Japan into the US West Coast are now being prepared at WW Solutions’ processing centre (VPC) in Los Angeles before delivery to dealers…

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Russia confirms logistics subsidies for car deliveries from Far East

2019-10-22T08:59:00+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The Russian federal government has introduced “long-term logistics subsidies” on vehicles transported to the European side of the country from the Far East, to be in place by December 1 this year. The latest development appears to repeal the decision announced by Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak in April of 2018 ...

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Stretching to the limit: How Sollers and Lorus move finished vehicles across Russia

2019-10-11T11:03:00+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

For the Russian carmaker Sollers the importance of effective logistics hardly can be overemphasised. With a distance of up to 8,000km (4,971 miles) between its main production assets in European Russia and the Far East, a widespread network of more than 100 tier one suppliers both in and outside Russia, plus worldwide export operations, costs and lead times within the supply chain clearly make a big difference to the company.

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Hail, Caesar: How ECG’s template is giving power to distribution planning

2019-09-30T13:25:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

Inadequate forecasting is one of the biggest causes of inefficiency in finished vehicle logistics, but ECG’s Project Caesar is setting new standards for distribution planning.

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Mazda left without logistics subsidies in Russia

2019-05-22T09:21:00+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The Russian government has cancelled logistics subsidies for finished vehicle transportation from the Far East to the European part of the country, leaving Mazda Sollers bereft of support…

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Russia continues to increase finished vehicle imports

2018-11-28T13:09:20+00:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia imported 212,400 finished vehicles from January to November of 2018, which is an increase of 15.8% compared to the same period of last year, Russian Federal Customs Service (FCS) estimated. The overall value of finished vehicles imports during that period reached $5.2 billion, FCS added.

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Mazda opens new engine plant in Russia

2018-09-26T14:17:53+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Vladimir Putin and Shinzo Abe recently attended the opening ceremony of a new engine plantat Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus in Vladivostok, which was launched officially on September 10. The plant is designed to manufacture 50,000 Sky Activ-G engines per year in accordance with the Euro-5 emission standard. Investors plan to ...

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Japanese carmakers count the cost of natural disasters

2018-09-11T11:24:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The majority of OEMs in Japan appear to have missed the main brunt of a typhoon that hit Japan’s central region around Osaka last week and of an earthquake in Hokkaido, in the north of the country, that followed shortly after – though production at Toyota’s car assembly plants has ...

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Manta reports huge increase in vehicle traffic

2018-08-28T11:09:31+01:00By Barry Cross

The port of Manta, in northern Ecuador, has reported a doubling in the volume of finished vehicles it handled over the first seven months of this year to 42,056 units, compared to 20,691 units in the same period last year.

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Victor Arabe leaves VW for Nationwide

2018-08-22T11:14:23+01:00By Marcus Williams

Victor Arabe (pictured), previously port manager for Volkswagen's business at the port of San Diego, in the US, has moved to Nationwide Auto Services (NAS) as director of business development. NAS provides paint and hail damage repair services but is widening the scope of its operations by working directly with ...

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A rising tide – with political undercurrents

2018-07-17T12:17:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Mexican production and exports continued to grow through 2017, both to the US and globally. At the same time, US sales remained strong and were fed by an increase in imports from established and emerging markets. It is only in Canada that both sales and assembly are showing a decline. ...

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Japanese floods disrupt automotive supply chain

2018-07-10T15:52:08+01:00By Marcus Williams

Catastrophic flooding and landslides in the west of Japan have disrupted production and supply at some of the country’s leading vehicle makers.

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When will services be back on track?

2018-07-09T14:12:23+01:00By Greg Thompson

The state of the rail freight service in the US has been a leading topic of conversation for several months within vehicle supply chains, with discussions still ongoing between OEMs and rail providers. Questions around the availability of capacity and transit delays that have disrupted the timing of finished vehicle ...

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Trump stamps on Iran’s automotive revival

2018-06-20T12:42:54+01:00By Ian Henry

When Iran reached agreement with the global community in 2015 regarding denuclearisation, resulting in the lifting of sanctions in early 2016, almost immediately Renault and PSA announced their return to the country. Prior to Iran being ostracised, both companies had been active there via joint venture (JV) manufacturing operations, mostly ...

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Automotive in the firing line as Trump extends tariffs

2018-06-06T13:09:29+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Cars and automotive parts are becoming enmeshed in intensifying global trade wars, with the automotive sector facing increased shipping, supply, manufacturing and cost uncertainty for some time to come.

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Sweet home Alabama

2018-05-21T08:00:59+01:00By Greg Thompson

One of the most popular songs about the US state of Alabama, ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, opens with the line “Big wheels keep on turning” – and indeed the number doing so is set to grow after the January announcement that a $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda joint-venture manufacturing plant is scheduled to ...

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