The latest logistics developments at Stellantis, including previous coverage of PSA and FCA.


UAW big three

UAW strikes latest news: Ford and GM targeted plants expand

2023-09-19T09:24:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The strikes are targeting one facility from each OEM to begin with, but the union said this could increase as time goes on. 


UAW workers start strike against GM, Ford and Stellantis

2023-09-15T06:53:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Union members begin their strike following failed negotiations with the OEMs for a new contract.

Francesca Gamboni becomes head of Procurement and Supply Chain at Volvo Cars

Volvo Cars makes Francesca Gamboni head of Supply Chain

2023-09-13T13:51:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

She takes over from Kerstin Enochsson, who left the role in June to join Swedish manufacturer SFK.

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ICL CEO steps down, firm acquired by Valsoft

2023-09-12T12:01:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The acquisition comes as ICL’s founder and CEO retires. 

UAW big three

Big three strikes ’could lead to automotive supplier redundancies’

2023-09-06T12:16:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Potential strike action by UAW members who work at the ‘big three’ carmakers in the US - Ford, GM and Stellantis - could have far-reaching effects across the automotive supply chain. 

ACC Stellantis EV Battery Gigafactory BBD France

Stellantis and Samsung plan to build second US gigafactory

2023-07-25T11:21:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The battery gigafactory will have an initial annual production capacity of 34 GWh. 


Mercedes Figueroa returns to Stellantis to lead North America logistics

2023-07-20T16:50:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Mercedes Figueroa is now VP logistics for North America at Stellantis, leading logistics functions for the carmaker across the region and for international parts and vehicle flows.

ACC Stellantis EV Battery Gigafactory BBD France

Stellantis France appoints head of ‘Car Flow’ logistics division

2023-07-11T13:27:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

In the role, François Leclercq will oversee logistics and report into the French division’s director. 

Mike Hawes, chief executive, SMMT speaking at the SMMT summit

UK automotive supply chain demands support in EV transition

2023-07-04T12:28:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The industry is calling for an industrial strategy and support in the transition to electric vehicles ahead of rules of origin tariffs being implemented.


Christopher Mattingly to leave transport role at Stellantis

2023-06-02T13:30:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Christopher Mattingly has retired from his role as vice-president of transportation in North America for the carmaker after a 30-year commitment to the company that began at Chrysler 


A strategy for capacity at Stellantis

2023-05-30T16:08:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Nick Thompson, head of vehicle logistics – North America at Stellantis, talks about the different intiatives the carmaker is taking to tackle capacity constraints with greater efficiency, including dealer pick-ups from vehicle distribution centres 

Vauxhall cars Ellesmere Port

Stellantis warns rules of origin threaten production and raise logistics costs

2023-05-26T14:59:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Stellantis, which has manufacturing plants in Luton and Ellesmere Port, said competitiveness in the UK needs to be reinforced by establishing more battery production in the UK


UK car output driven by exports but trade rules could hurt EV future

2023-05-26T10:30:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

As supply chain disruption eases, UK carmakers have increased production and export volumes, but Stellantis and Ford have added to SMMT calls for a review of trade rules on localised content for EV production


Suppliers demand OEM accountability on EV plans to support supply chain investment

2023-05-22T17:31:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Suppliers need “accountability” from OEMs across departments on EV strategy and purchasing, according to a major North America OEM-supplier relations index

Nick Thompson, Stellantis on the FVL red sofa

Stellantis: Opportunities everywhere in North America to invest in outbound capacity

2023-05-15T22:19:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Nick Thompson explains how Stellantis is looking for more vehicle logistics capacity across the region, especially for Mexico.

Christopher Ludwig at FVL North America

The FVL party has started: capacity, ETA, standards and network changes

2023-05-15T22:19:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Halfway through this year’s conference on the sidelines of the evening reception, Christopher Ludwig sums up the highlights so far.

Ron Starch, Lucid at FVL

That’s a wrap, but the conversation is just getting started for finished vehicle logistics

2023-05-15T22:19:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

At the end of FVL North America 2023, Christopher Ludwig reflects on the top themes of the event, with one thing clear: things are changing faster in vehicle logistics than ever before.

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Shared standards for an electric future

2023-05-11T15:27:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

At this week’s FVL North America conference in California, carmakers and their logistics providers discussed how greater collaboration was needed across the sector to establish shared safety and charging standards in the distribution of EVs


US vehicle inventory highest in two years

2023-04-17T14:16:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

US carmakers are working hard to increase available inventory of vehicles, with an emphasis on bigger passenger vehicles and pickups, which is now recovered to its highest level since 2021

US Senate Committee Finance

US Senate investigates forced labour in auto supply chain

2023-04-11T07:54:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The US Senate Committee on Finance is questioning car manufacturers and suppliers about the suspected use of forced labour by tier suppliers based in Xinjiang, China

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