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Industry suffers blow with loss of Michael Druml, head of Magna Europe supply chain and purchasing

2019-08-23T17:18:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Michael Druml, an influential supply chain management executive who played a major role in the logistics, supply chain and purchasing operations for divisions of Daimler and later Magna, died suddenly this week. He was 59 years old.

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Shifting sands of time: The changing nature of Saudi Arabia’s automotive industry

2019-08-21T15:18:00+01:00By Richard Brown

Changes to social and economic conditions, including the recent removal of a ban on female drivers, could give a welcome boost to the automotive industry in Saudi Arabia.

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Russian trade ministry proposes record-breaking state aid for parts suppliers

2019-08-20T11:03:00+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry is proposing to fund the country’s automotive parts suppliers with a bailout package worth $3 billion to secure supply in the face of US sanctions

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Comment: Why the UK’s aim to be a world leader in EVs is nothing but a dream

2019-08-06T09:28:00+01:00By Ian Henry

We haven’t yet heard from members of the UK’s new, Boris Johnson government on its vision for EVs, but every time a member of Theresa May’s government spoke about the car industry, you were almost guaranteed to hear them say that the UK was going to be a world leader in electric vehicles (EVs). The idea is, in fact, laughable…

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Nippon Express expands footprint in Morocco

2019-07-24T08:45:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Logistics provider Nippon Express France has opened a second operation in Morocco, a logistics centre in the port of Tangiers… 

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VW Group Components supply network supports ID.3 assembly

2019-07-17T08:55:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Volkswagen Group Components, a relative newcomer within the German OEM’s corporate structure, is manufacturing numerous parts for the production of VW’s ID.3 electric vehicle.

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Rise of smart cars heralds supply chain disruption, says Alliance’s Mark Sutcliffe

2019-07-09T14:56:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

Despite the fact that global total industry volume (TIV) is likely to drop by 7% or 8% this year, longer term growth is forecast to be huge, said Mark Sutcliffe, senior vice president of industrial strategy and supply chain management (SCM) at the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi (RNM) Alliance…

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Running out of juice – will demand for battery materials outstrip supply?

2019-07-09T10:47:00+01:00By Gavin du Venage

As OEMs accelerate their EV programmes, there is growing concern that demand for battery materials will outstrip supply. Gavin du Venage considers the risks

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Deal or no deal, the UK auto industry needs to invest now

2019-07-04T12:01:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

The best way for OEMs to prepare for Brexit is to act like it has already happened, delegates were told at the Automotive Logistics Global conference in Munich, this week.

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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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MMK to build steel production and logistics facility in Togliatti

2019-06-12T08:46:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Russian materials supplier, Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK), is building a 1.2 billion rouble ($18.4m) production and logistics facility in Togliatti following a deal signed with local government. The company said it was building the new plant because of high demand by the automotive industry for its metal products ...

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A special case: how Russia hopes to boost local production with investment contracts

2019-05-20T11:16:00+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia is attempting to boost tier supplier capacity via contracts with OEMs and logistics subsidies for parts makers, but it is unclear how successful this will be

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Delivering a smarter factory

2019-05-14T14:23:00+01:00By Malcolm Ramsay

Magna Steyr’s vehicle assembly plant in the Austrian city of Graz is not a typical automotive factory; the site, which in 2018 brought its cumulative total production tally to 3.5m vehicles, produces vehicles under contract for OEMs such as Daimler, BMW and Jaguar Land Rover. Efficiency is important in any ...

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Maersk launches digital customs clearance

2019-05-07T15:38:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Shipping line Maersk has launched a digital customs clearance platform, to help customers deal with complex shipping regulations. It claims to be the first container shipping company to offer the service. Various rules must be followed to ensure traded goods enter and exit a country legally. But if a delay ...

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Flight club: Why more logistics operations are signing up to drone technology

2019-05-03T11:06:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

Impressive advancements have been made in drone technology over the last few years and many believe that drones will play a key role in the logistics of the future, for internal business functions as well as deliveries to consumers. In fact, NASA estimates that there will be 7m drones in ...

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ITC report outlines pros and cons of USMCA

2019-05-01T09:43:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

The proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is likely to lead to an increase in automotive components production within the US, which will also increase the automotive sector’s net employment by more than 28,000 full-time jobs, according to new report from the International Trade Commission (ITC) looking into the likely effects ...

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A transformation for China's automotive landscape

2019-04-29T18:45:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Carmakers, logistics providers and tier suppliers joined the heads of China’s leading trade associations in Shanghai this year to assess the sweeping changes taking place in the country’s automotive market. As regulators seek to support business during the slowdown, trade upheaval continues but so does the growth in digitalisation and ...

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Seat looks to buy parts beyond Spain

2019-04-23T16:02:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Though Seat sources the majority of its parts from domestic suppliers in Spain, the Spanish carmaker has just announced that it plans to buy more components from outside the country.

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FCA renews contract with Ceva in Brazil

2019-04-16T15:16:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has extended its aftermarket contract with Ceva Logistics in Brazil for a further four and a half years.

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Goodpack and Ceva roll out Tyrecube container

2019-04-15T14:54:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

 

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