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    Toyota’s fuel cell future rolls on


    In launching its new, hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai (left), Toyota had to work carefully with a number of chemical organisations, right through to the United Nations, to make sure the vehicles could be shipped in the most efficient way possible. In the push for alterative fuel vehicles, whether ...

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    Challenges and opportunities for automotive logistics in China


    “We look at the weather to see how we dress, so we should look at the macro-economic situation to see how we should do business. We should no longer resist change.” This was the key message from Zuo Xinyu, general secretary, China Automotive Logistics Association of CFLP at the recent ...

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    Nissan starts work on logistics park in Smyrna


    As part of newly announced plans to expand its production footprint in Smyrna, Tennessee, Nissan North America is building a 140,000 sq.m integrated logistics centre that will handle inbound production parts. The carmaker is investing $160m in the total expansion at Smyrna, which includes a supplier park designed to encourage ...

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    Europe conference: How to manage sustainability in the supply chain


    It’s getting there now but for many years sustainability has simply been viewed as an additional business cost to factor into the automotive logistics. However, it’s more than just compliance and helping to reduce the environmental impact of a company; sustainability can drive supply chain efficiency. This is something both ...

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    Taking a seat at theglobal negotiating table


    The European manufacturer’s association, ACEA, is a strong voice in Brussels and abroad, particularly in shaping regulations and trade deals. Erik Jonnaert (pictured) talks to Christopher Ludwig about how he would like the EU to help unlock innovation and export potential Erik Jonnaert is arguably one of the European Union’s ...

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    It's export or die for UK car industry


    Looking at the pattern of production and trade in the UK car industry there was one straightforward message that came out of the automotive industry meeting held today (November 5th) by Nissan and Sunderland City Council in London – export or die. Presenting the report he was commissioned to write ...

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    Nissan makes logistics improvements to Canton facility


    Japanese carmaker Nissan has finished improvement works on the logistics centre at its US plant in Canton, Mississippi. It is also constructing a new supplier park with an integrated logistics centre at the site. The existing centre just completed will create immediate space for suppliers. A spokesperson for Nissan ...

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    ​Tesla will source battery materials from North America


    While the location of Tesla’s new lithium battery facility in the US is still being decided, the premium electric vehicle maker has announced its decision to use only raw materials sourced in North America for the batteries produced at its proposed new facility in the southern US, making for shorter, ...

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    ​Tesla to invest $5 billion in southern US electric battery plant


    Electric carmaker Tesla Motors has announced plans to invest $5 billion in a car battery plant in an as-yet undecided location in a southern US state. “In cooperation with strategic battery manufacturing partners, we’re planning to build a large scale factory that will allow us to achieve economies of scale ...


    Local logistics and engineering partnership at Nissan Europe


    Nissan Europe has benefited from closer collaboration between engineers, suppliers and logistics during vehicle development, especially for its Sunderland plant The UK automotive industry has been the darling of Britain’s nascent economic recovery, praised equally by politicians, economists and union leaders. Vehicle sales have bucked the euro-zone crisis; production has ...

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    ​Wilhelm Automotive partners with hybrid repair group in Arizona


    Wilhelm Automotive has announced its partnership with hybrid vehicle construction and repair group The Hybrid Shop (THS). The alliance will bring hybrid-electric vehicle diagnostics, repair and maintenance services to locations in Arizona. The independently owned Wilhelm Automotive, which specialises in car repair operations, will partner with THS to bring services ...


    Better logistics help propel Nissan Sunderland


    Logistics costs in automotive are now often more expensive than manufacturing vehicles within a plant, according to Nissan Europe’s purchasing and manufacturing boss. As a result, the company’s efforts in recent years to reduce those costs have been important to the success of the carmaker’s plant in Sunderland, in the ...

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    Saab production restarts in Sweden


    Saab production has restarted at the Trollhättan plant in Sweden after two and half years, following its closure when the previous company went bankrupt in 2011. The plant is now being run by National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), which took over Saab in August last year. And NEVS has had ...

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    Russia removes duties for EV imports


    The Eurasian Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), the governing body of the Customs Union (Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan), has said it is ready to approve the complete removal of the 19% import duty levied on electric cars imported to the country so as to stimulate sales. According to ECE’s minister ...

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    Renault-Nissan and Mitsubishi will export sedan from South Korea


    As part of a new wide-ranging agreement between the Renault Nissan Alliance and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, which will involve shared products, technology and manufacturing capacity, the companies will export a D-segment sedan model from the Renault Samsung Motors (RMC) plant in Busan, South Korea for sale in the US and ...


    ​Nissan strikes a new Note in Sunderland


    Nissan has begun production of the new Note model at its Sunderland plant in the UK. The compact MPV is set to further boost revenues in Sunderland following an investment of £125m ($200m) by Nissan. These funds were secured with a £9.3m grant from the UK Government’s Regional Growth Fund. ...


    ​To Sunderland… and Infiniti!


    Nissan’s luxury vehicle division Infiniti will be making vehicles for the European market at the parent company’s plant in Sunderland, UK from 2015 and there are reported to be some unique considerations for logistics according to the company. It is the first time Infiniti has made vehicles in Europe and ...

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    DHL revamps the aftermarket


    DHL announced this week that it was overhauling its service for automotive spare parts delivery by adopting just-in-time delivery methods more usually associated with an inbound assembly service. At a meeting convened at the Renault ZE electric vehicle facility in Paris, France on Tuesday, the logistics provider ...

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    Micra production in France will mean logistics savings


    Renault-Nissan has announced it will produce the next generation Nissan Micra at its Renault Flins plant in France. Production will begin in 2016 with an estimated annual output of 82,000 vehicles. The vehicle is currently produced at the Renault Nissan Alliance plant in Orangadam, near Chennai, in southern India. ...

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    Global round up: Nissan temporary storage; VW exports parts from India to Malaysia; Euro Car Parts and Sator merge; K+N in Vladivostock; Jungheinrich turns 50 in UK;


    Nissan solves storage problem at Sunderland Nissan is using a temporary storage solution at its Sunderland plant in the UK to house axles being used on Juke and Qashqai vehicles made at the plant, as well as the new generation Leaf electric vehicle, production of which was officially launched at ...