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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 supply chain planning

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

Inadequate forecasting is one of the biggest causes of inefficiency in finished vehicle logistics. Victoria Johns finds out how ECG’s Project Caesar is setting the standard for supply chain 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

2018-09-11T11:24:12+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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MBUSI: In a state of contentment

2018-05-21T08:00:02+01:00By Greg Thompson

Why has Alabama become such a mecca for automotive manufacturing?I think there are a number of reasons. You have seen the automotive industry continue to push further south into areas where there is a good workforce available. You have infrastructure that is available. The supplier network has continued to migrate ...

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Trusting the market will stay afloat

2018-04-26T09:42:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

European vehicle-handling ports saw growth in vehicle vehicle volumes in 2017, however geo-political worries – not least Brexit – is causing concerns. Ports continue to invest but there are worries over future volumes and capacity levels. 

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Mazda and Toyota set up JV for Huntsville car plant

2018-03-12T17:59:56+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Japanese carmakers Mazda and Toyota have formally established a 50:50 joint venture (JV) company, Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA (MTMUS), which will be the legal entity behind an assembly plant to be built at a site in Huntsville, Alabama (pictured).

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Port users bemoan slow progress at Veracruz

2018-01-29T12:10:52+00:00By Marcus Williams

Carmakers and logistics providers have expressed frustration over the slow pace of expansion at the congested Mexican port of Veracruz.

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Mazda trebles Thai engine plant capacity

2018-01-23T16:45:07+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Mazda Motor has added an engine machining operation at its MPMT powertrain factory in Chomburi, Thailand, to increase engine production capacity there from 30,000 to 100,000 units a year.

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