All FCA articles – Page 2

  • F150_8287_HR
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    Ford restarts production after Meridian fire

    2018-05-22T10:07:07Z

    Ford has resumed production of the F-150 and Super Duty pick-up trucks at its facilities in the US, following inbound supply chain disruption caused by a fire at its components supplier Meridian Magnesium Products earlier this month.The fire, which was followed by a number of explosions, took place at the ...

  • Pacifica_Windsor
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    Carmakers still dealing with fallout from Meridian fire

    2018-05-16T11:29:15Z

    Carmakers in North America are still being affected by inbound supply problems stemming from a fire that hit the Michigan facility run by a division of components supplier Meridian Lightweight Technologies at the beginning of May. The Magnesium Products of America plant makes instrument panel components.Ford’s output of the F-150 ...

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    FCA to review security after pick-up thefts

    2018-05-09T12:32:41Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has said it will reassess security measures at a shipping yard in the Detroit suburb of Warren after thieves drove away with eight Ram pick-up trucks in an early morning raid. The theft is reported to have been carried out by a gang who drove up ...

  • F150CNG_2451
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    Meridian fire causes parts shortages in US

    2018-05-09T11:06:21Z

    [UPDATED] A fire last week at the Meridian Lightweight Technologies plant in Michigan has led to parts shortages at a number of carmakers’ plants in the US.The fire, followed by a number of explosions, ripped through the northern part of the Meridian plant in Eaton Rapids, which makes instrument panel ...

  • harman_Suzhou
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    Harman expands Suzhou factory

    2018-05-01T17:22:26Z

    Samsung Electronics subsidiary Harman International has expanded its plant in Suzhou, China, which produces audio and connected car products. Extra production lines have been added and the company said the extra space would allow it to optimise order handling and scheduling there as well as improve the layout of its ...

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    Strike at Lear plant hits seat supply at FCA Brampton

    2018-05-01T16:45:24Z

    Union-affiliated workers at the Lear seating plant in Ajax, Canada, went on strike over the weekend, disrupting production at the nearby Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) plant in Brampton (pictured) to which Lear supplies complete seats from Ajax on a just-in-time basis. In a statement, FCA admitted that the action taken ...

  • Brazil factfile
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    Waking up to a new dawn

    2018-04-27T15:51:03Z

    Brazilian vehicle manufacturers are increasingly optimistic that the country can claw its way out of a deep recession. The country is experiencing a period of low inflation, low interest rates, light GDP growth and a tentative recovery in employment, reflected in improving purchasing power and consumer confidence. Moreover, consumers with ...

  • 2018_01_08_PM_Cuxport_Frejya
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    Trusting the market will stay afloat

    2018-04-26T09:42:00Z

    European vehicle-handling ports saw growth in vehicle vehicle volumes in 2017, however geo-political worries – not least Brexit – is causing concerns. Ports continue to invest but there are worries over future volumes and capacity levels. 

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    Navigating uncharted waters

    2018-04-17T02:01:46Z

    At 04.00 on June 26 last year, Jim Hagemann Snabe, chairman of AP Moller-Maersk, was woken by a phone call from his office. That’s when he learned that the global shipping giant had fallen victim to a cyber-attack. Over the next few hours, the true severity of the incident became ...

  • fotoveiculos_Suape1
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    Suape reports strong start to 2018

    2018-04-04T10:07:29Z

    The Brazilian port of Suape, in the state of Pernambuco, has reported a 54% rise in the number of finished vehicles handled in the first two months of 2018. In total, 10,274 units moved across the docks in the period, with February alone accounting for 6,824 units – a month-on-month ...

  • Mexico rail
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    AMIA calls for government help with blockades

    2018-02-21T09:19:15Z

    The Mexican Association of the Automotive Industry (AMIA) has called for the government to intervene after a series of blockades that has left vehicle manufacturers in the country struggling for supplies and halted the movement of some finished vehicles.The blockades, which started in late January, have been carried out by ...

  • Volvo Daqing train
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    Outbound TMS: The search for a system that can't be beat

    2018-01-29T17:02:50Z

    In recent years, growing computer power, advanced software and algorithms for logistics planning have led to a rise in the use of the transport management system (TMS), which enables companies, among other things, to receive, plan, monitor and report on collections and deliveries. Some manufacturers and logistics providers have implemented ...

  • Trump-at-mobility-center
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    Auto sector urges caution in Nafta negotiations

    2018-01-24T11:21:51Z

    As the sixth round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) got underway in Montreal, Canada, this week, a number of OEMs and advocacy groups with links to the automotive industry have urged politicians to proceed with caution.Carmakers have begun to hedge their bets as negotiations ...

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    FCA opens $10.4m Mopar parts centre in Detroit

    2017-12-13T14:42:45Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has officially opened its new 46,450 sq.m parts distribution centre (PDC) in Detroit, Michigan, for its service parts and customer care brand, Mopar.The Romulus PDC, as it has been called, was built to address growth in sales and active part numbers by handling the fastest-moving parts ...

  • Alex Feijolo
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    Holding on to the hard-won gains in Brazil

    2017-12-01T16:11:55Z

    The Brazilian economy has had it rough over the past few years, experiencing its deepest recession since the 1930s, with GDP growth shrinking for eight consecutive quarters. That contributed to a drought in new vehicle sales from 2013 through to 2016. This long crisis laid waste to many parts of ...

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    Summit report: Indian industry must turn reforms into progress

    2017-11-14T18:49:30Z

    Discussions at this year’s Automotive Logistics India Summit in Chennai may have sounded remarkably familiar to those who attended the very first conference a decade earlier: infrastructure deficits, underdeveloped connections, a lack of rail transport options, a fragmented logistics market, a highly bureaucratic and unproductive customs regime, and the proliferation ...

  • Suape_shipyard_Brazil
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    Regulatory change in Brazil boosts exports and production

    2017-11-03T17:13:48Z

    Attempts to simplify and reduce the bureaucracy that has been hampering Brazil’s ability to trade with other countries in South America seem to be working, with export demand helping to drive up production in the country, along with stronger domestic sales.According to the Ministry of Industry, Overseas Trade and Services, ...

  • FCA complaint received
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    FCA seeks reparations from global ro-ro carriers for Shipping Act violations

    2017-10-25T16:21:08Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has sent a complaint to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) seeking damages from six shipping companies it says acted to suppress competition for ro-ro services it purchased along with other carmakers.The move follows action taken by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) after an investigation into ...

  • Syncreon_frames
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    Syncreon expands US warehouse facilities to support FCA

    2017-08-18T17:10:53Z

    3PL Syncreon is expanding its parts warehouse facilities in Temperance, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio to support inbound services for vehicle assembly at FCA’s plant in Toledo. The 3PL’s operations in Temperance and Toledo work together to handle parts from suppliers feeding the FCA plant, which makes the Jeep Wrangler. Syncreon ...

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    Pasha secures Grays Harbor deal to process FCA imports from Mexico

    2017-08-16T14:12:09Z

    Pasha Automotive Services has secured a contract starting this summer to process Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) finished vehicles imported into Grays Harbor, on the US west coast, from the port of Lázaro Cárdenas in Mexico.John Pasha, senior vice-president of Pasha Automotive Services, said: “FCA US has been a long-time customer, ...