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    Ford and Deutsche Post team up on larger electric van

    2017-06-14T16:59:07Z

    Deutsche Post is to use the Ford Transit chassis as the basis for a new all-electric van to be built at the logistics company’s existing StreetScooter manufacturing plant in Aachen, Germany. Last November, Deutsche Post said that due to strong customer demand, it would be increasing production of its StreetScooter ...

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    Europe conference: Using logistics to compete across a digitalised aftermarket

    2017-06-13T10:00:28Z

    Consolidation among parts retailers and changing consumer habits are transforming Europe’s aftermarket, with logistics services both at risk and able to provide a competitive edge, writes Marcus Williams The European automotive aftermarket and service parts business is in the midst of tremendous change, prompted by consolidation among major suppliers and ...

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    Daimler agrees to buy share in BAIC's Chinese electric vehicle subsidiary

    2017-06-07T10:13:44Z

    Daimler has signed a framework agreement with its partner BAIC to work together on the development and manufacture of electric vehicles in China, as part of which the German carmaker will take a minority interest in BAIC's subsidiary, Beijing Electric Vehicle Company (BJEV). The agreement also involves investment in the ...

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    Mercedes-Benz’s Rastatt plant to produce compact EQ model

    2017-05-31T15:29:25Z

    Mercedes-Benz has announced that its Rastatt plant in Germany will produce the compact class of the EQ range of electric vehicles. The 25-year old facility is the lead plant worldwide for the production of Mercedes-Benz compact cars. More than 300,000 A-Class, B-Class and compact SUV GLAs rolled off its production ...

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    Ford announces further leadership changes

    2017-05-31T14:19:06Z

    Ford has announced a swathe of further global leadership changes, just days after Jim Hackett was named as the carmaker’s new president and CEO. The changes have also been made to support the newly appointed leaders of the revamped organisational structure, which includes global markets, global operations and mobility . ...

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    Volvo kicks off China-Europe rail service for S90 exports

    2017-05-30T17:47:20Z

    An initial shipment of Chinese-built Volvo S90s arrived by train in Zeebrugge, Belgium this week, making Volvo Cars the first carmaker to export China-made vehicles to Europe using rail. The shipment, which will be followed by a regular service according to Volvo, is a significant development in turning the Geely-owned ...

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    Daimler breaks ground on new battery factory

    2017-05-24T16:18:10Z

    Daimler has held the groundbreaking ceremony for a new €500m ($559m) battery factory in Kamenz, Germany as the company targets the inclusion of more than 10 all-electric passenger cars in its portfolio by 2022. “The automotive industry is facing a fundamental transformation and we see ourselves as the driving force ...

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    China approves JAC-VW electric vehicle production plan

    2017-05-24T14:52:31Z

    The China National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has given final approval for local carmaker JAC and Germany’s Volkswagen Group to jointly produce a new brand of passenger electric vehicles in the country. The two companies first signed a memorandum of understanding for an electric vehicle partnership back in September. ...

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    Yara and Kongsberg to launch autonomous electric container ship

    2017-05-17T14:31:55Z

    Norwegian chemical and fertilizer producer Yara International has announced plans for the first all-electric, autonomous container ship. It is being developed in partnership with digital technology group, Kongsberg, and will ship products from Yara's Porsgrunn production plant to Brevik and Larvik in Norway. Named Yara Birkeland after the Norwegian ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: Service parts logistics try to keep up with e-commerce

    2017-05-12T19:45:33Z

    The service parts sector is among the first distribution channels in the automotive market to feel disruption from the digital economy, as consumers increasingly buy goods and services online. Indeed, within the wider aftermarket, including the large share of the market held by independent distributors, consumers already make significant use ...

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    DHL in the UK: staying ahead of automotive change

    2017-05-11T12:20:48Z

    Despite uncertainty surrounding the UK’s departure from the EU, planned investments in new models and manufacturing should keep the country’s vehicle production networks competitive and growing. Overall investment has fallen since the ‘Brexit’ vote last June, but volume has, at least until very recently, grown strongly. Light vehicle sales reached ...

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    The end of the line?

    2017-05-03T13:04:00Z

    As the vehicle industry and market moves towards higher levels of electrification and connectivity, production experts anticipate a change from the traditional assembly line layout that has dominated the industry for nearly a century. Instead, OEMs are expected to increasingly orientate their plants and supply chains around more flexible, digitally ...

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    EV supply chains: Shifting currents

    2017-04-28T16:32:55Z

    Mass-market electric vehicles are coming. Global plug-in sales grew 42% in 2016, reaching to 773,600 units. Today, electric vehicles account for only about 0.1% of the global vehicle stock and less than 1% of sales; volume growth in SUVs and trucks, while lower in percentage terms, has had a bigger ...

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    Train car carrying used batteries bursts into flames

    2017-04-26T12:12:31Z

    A rail car carrying spent lithium-ion batteries burst into flames in the US city of Houston on Sunday. No one was injured. An official from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) within the Department of Transportation told Automotive Logistics that both it and the Federal Railroad Administration ...

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    Reinventing itself to keep abreast of changing demand

    2017-04-25T14:10:31Z

    Despite uncertainty surrounding the UK’s departure from the European Union, carmakers in the country have announced a number of investments in the past 12 months that should, in the medium term at least, keep the country’s vehicle production networks competitive and growing. According to data from the Society of Motor ...

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    China conference: Fast lane to the future

    2017-04-18T23:20:37Z

    Looking to 2025 and beyond: (left to right) Automotive Logistics' Louis Yiakoumi; CFLP's Ma Zengrong; Continental's Andreas Subbe; Volvo Cars' Magnus Ödling; Automotive Logistics' Christopher Ludwig The Chinese automotive industry continues to climb to new heights both in quantity of volume and in quality of service. After a red-hot ...

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    Borgward edges closer to Bremen return with assembly site deal

    2017-04-18T18:58:25Z

    Andreas Heyer (left), chairman of Bremen Invest, and Ulrich Walker, CEO of Borgward Group German car brand Borgward and Bremen Invest have signed a deal over the purchase of a future assembly site in the German city. The memorandum of understanding covers a 140,000 sq.m piece of land in ...

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    In-house competence propels Volvo and Continental’s logistics

    2017-04-18T18:55:12Z

    The inbound supply chain in China continues to develop at a fast pace, and getting to grips with the complexity around supply locations, regulations and production shifts is a significant task. For some manufacturers, including Volvo Cars and tier one supplier Continental, increasing in-house management resources and tools have been ...

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    Trump’s campaigning ignores supply chain might

    2017-03-20T16:46:13Z

    The president’s relentless criticism of trade terms and regulation often ignores some of the automotive industry’s most important developments for the future Since his election victory, many have wondered about the extent to which Donald Trump, the president, would resemble Donald Trump, the presidential candidate. For the automotive industry and ...

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    Former Tesla CPO plans gigafactory-style European battery plant in Scandinavia

    2017-03-08T15:25:59Z

    Peter Carlsson, who was chief purchasing officer (CPO) at electric carmaker Tesla until 2015, is seeking investment to build Europe's largest electric battery manufacturing plant to to serve carmakers and other industries. While the exact location has yet to be determined, the Swedish executive has plans for a plus-32GWh production ...