Europe – Page 9

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    CEE auto markets gear up for sustained growth

    2018-11-14T15:42:36Z

    Sustained growth, a shift from low-cost to high-tech manufacturing, plus an ambition to lead automotive market trends such as electromobility and autonomous driving are now characterising the key economies of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), delegates heard at the Automotive Logistics Central & Eastern Europe summit in Budapest today (Wednesday ...

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    WLTP hits tier suppliers’ bottom lines

    2018-11-14T11:39:23Z

    Two more tier suppliers have attributed declining financial performance to a drop-off in vehicle sales caused by the introduction of the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) for emissions standards in Europe. Michigan, US-based aluminium wheel manufacturer Superior Industries International has put a third-quarter loss down to the effects ...

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    GM poised to sell St Petersburg plant

    2018-11-14T10:18:53Z

    US carmaker GM is close to selling its plant in St Petersburg to another automotive manufacturer, with the final agreement due to be signed at the end of this year. According to Sergey Movchan, deputy governor of St Petersburg, the new owner plans to revive finished vehicle assembly at the ...

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    BMW produces its millionth 3D-printed part

    2018-11-13T16:28:54Z

    BMW has produced its millionth 3D-printed part since starting to use the manufacturing technology, also known as additive manufacturing, a decade ago. It is one of 200,000 parts the OEM will 3D-print this year – a 42% increase on the number produced last year. While the number is low ...

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    ZF trials drone deliveries at Friedrichshafen

    2018-11-13T13:32:50Z

    Component manufacturer ZF has started testing the use of a drone to distribute parts at its main plant in Friedrichshafen, south-west Germany. The prototype is being used to transport spare parts such as sensors and control cards from the plant’s central warehouse to various workshops, with the aim of proving ...

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    Watch the AL Central & Eastern Europe summit Live

    2018-11-13T09:53:56Z

    The Automotive Logistics Central & Eastern Europe summit takes place in Budapest, Hungary, this week. The summit sessions, offering insight from a wide range of leading industry figures, will take place on Wednesday November 14 th and will be streamed Live online. Click here to find out more ...

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    JLR to open engineering office in Budapest

    2018-11-07T10:46:47Z

    Jaguar Land Rover has announced it will open a technical engineering office in Budapest, Hungary, early next year to support the management of its European supply chain. It follows the official opening of its €1.4 billion ($1.6 billion) assembly plant in Nitra (pictured), in neighbouring Slovakia, on October 25. Nick ...

  • Solihull aluminium manufacturing
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    Novelis puts fresh focus on automotive sector

    2018-11-06T15:41:21Z

    Aluminium rolling company Novelis is setting up a network of bases to increase product development specifically for the automotive industry. Its customer solution centres (CSCs) will be located close to OEM plants in North America, China and Europe and will be used to encourage the use of aluminium in applications ...

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    Toyota begins making transaxles in Poland

    2018-11-06T15:09:11Z

    Japanese OEM Toyota has started manufacturing the fourth generation of hybrid electric transaxles at its TMMP plant in Wałbrzych, Poland, the first factory outside Asia to make the component. Polish-made transaxles will be shipped to the company’s car plant near Derby, in central England, for use in the hatchback, wagon ...

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    WLTP hits sales and profits in Germany

    2018-11-06T11:02:44Z

    Carmaker VW Group and parts supplier Schaeffler have both put weaker third-quarter financial performance down to the effects of the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). As manufacturers have phased out older passenger car models in advance of the more stringent emissions testing procedure coming into effect on ...

  • Anna Komarova
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    Rewriting the rules

    2018-11-05T12:11:23Z

    Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry wants OEMs to make huge investments in new production capacity in Russia over the coming decade, in order to continue qualifying for state aid. A bill laying down the basis of a new national localisation strategy was published in August that is designed to replace ...

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    Bigger vehicles, bigger challenges

    2018-11-02T16:56:00Z

    Last year, GM sold around 3m vehicles in the US, with roughly 775,000 imported from Canada and Mexico and the rest coming from around the world, mainly from South Korea, China and Europe. Combining deep-sea and short-sea volumes, the carmaker used seaports to receive close to 200,000 vehicles into the ...

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    Over 1,000 cars destroyed in Savona port blaze

    2018-11-01T15:32:18Z

    More than 1,000 vehicles were destroyed or damaged at the Italian port of Savona last week as storm flooding of the port’s automotive terminal triggered a fire that swept through the storage yard. (pic Vigili del Fuoco) According to the Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority, Savona was hit by ...

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    Ford starts shutdown at Bridgend engine plant

    2018-10-31T12:17:15Z

    Work at a production line at Ford’s engine plant in Bridgend, south Wales, has been put hold for five days, just as the company starts work on building a new engine. The halt is on the AJ line which is making an engine for Jaguar, the BBC reported. A Ford ...

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    Gaz could be sold to VW to avoid US sanctions

    2018-10-31T10:40:42Z

    Volkswagen may purchase a stake in Gaz Group to help the Russian carmaker avoid US sanctions, said Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Kozak, speaking during a press conference in Moscow on October 19. Negotiations have already taken place, but the final decision has not yet been made, Kozak added. The ...

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    Santander expands area for imported vehicles

    2018-10-31T10:06:18Z

    The port of Santander has opened a new Logistics Activities Zone (ZAL) that can accommodate up to 3,000 imported vehicles. The 52,258 sq.m facility is expected to handle around 30,000 units a year and is being used in conjunction with a further 27,100 sq.m area that was paved to hold ...

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    Seat renews rail deal at Martorell

    2018-10-30T16:38:27Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat has signed a new, three-year contract with Autometro to transport vehicles by rail from its Martorell plant to the port of Barcelona for export. Operating since 2008, the service run by Catalonia’s regional railway FGC transports an average of 105,000 vehicles a year. Under the renewed contract, ...

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    Ceva strengthens partnership with CMA CGM

    2018-10-30T16:02:27Z

    Logistics provider Ceva is to take over the freight management business of its major shareholder and strategic partner, the CMA CGM shipping line. The agreement, part of a wider shake up in the relationship between the companies, comes days after Ceva rejected a takeover bid from Danish rival DSV , ...

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    Imperial Logistics to run VW packaging centre in Wilhelmshaven

    2018-10-30T15:30:00Z

    Volkswagen Group has signed a contract with Imperial Logistics International to run its packaging centre at Jade-Weser-Port in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The centre is due to open next year. In a statement, Imperial Logistics said it would take over the operation in April. “We are happy ...

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    Škoda tests out drone for stocktaking

    2018-10-30T12:10:02Z

    Czech carmaker Škoda is trialling an autonomous drone to identify and count containers outside its factory in Mladá Boleslav. The goal is for drone-assisted stocktaking to become a regular feature of operations in the medium term. “We are continuously working on improving the efficiency of our everyday production processes and ...