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    Calling stop on automotive supply chains: how long can companies survive the Covid-19 crisis?

    2020-03-20T13:48:00Z

    With the coronavirus pandemic causing a level of automotive plant shutdowns not seen since the second world war, suppliers and logistics providers will face failures without direct support from government, and close collaboration with OEMs and industry.

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    Coronavirus latest: mandated lockdowns in Italy are impacting automotive output

    2020-03-11T17:45:00Z

    The sharp increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Italy has led the government to extend strict quarantine measures to the whole country. The restrictions are the toughest outside of China and affect 60m people. Health and safety measures being taken by OEMs are now affecting production with FCA announcing temporary closures as it puts in measures to minimise the risk of contagion. The situation is changing rapidly and automotive companies across Italy are reviewing production, supply and logistics contingencies on a daily basis.

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    Coronavirus latest: Europe puts a brave face on supply chain problems in China and Italy

    2020-03-04T15:06:00Z

    While European vehicle makers appear resilient in the face of supply chain disruption caused by the coronavirus, there are a number of factors coming into play that could see production affected over the coming weeks.

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    Coronavirus forces OEMs in China to extend shutdowns

    2020-02-11T10:07:00Z

    Continued disruption to the automotive supply chain caused by the coronavirus outbreak in China is leading many OEMs, including VW, Toyota, BMW and FCA, to extend plant closures by two weeks beyond the average ten days allocated for closure over the Chinese New Year holiday…

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    FCA and Groupe PSA agree terms of merger

    2019-12-18T14:58:00Z

    Following initial statements made in November, Groupe PSA and Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) have signed a 50:50 merger agreement that will create the fourth largest carmaker by volume, based on a current annual combined production of 8.7m units…

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    FCA joins blockchain network to ensure ethical sourcing for EVs

    2019-12-17T14:57:00Z

    Global carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has become a member of the Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network (RSBN) for sustainable and accountable sourcing and production practices from mine-to-market…

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    Finished vehicle volumes return to Sepetiba in pilot operation

    2019-12-17T11:41:00Z

    CSN has confirmed trial operations for the processing of finished vehicles movements through its Tecon facility in the Sepetiba, the first time in 15 years cars have been moved through the facility

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    Groupe PSA and FCA merger has precedent for supply chain impact

    2019-11-06T14:58:00Z

    Discussions that seem to be moving quickly between Groupe PSA and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) on a possible merger have raised questions about how supply chain and logistics at the respective carmakers would be affected, including on consolidated vehicle platforms and suppliers, costs, as well as on major logistics providers, notably Gefco.

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    FCA–PSA fusion: first of the electric shock waves?

    2019-11-04T05:00:00Z

    The merger attempt by FCA and PSA will be complicated but makes economic and operational sense, including for supply chain management and logistics. Whether or not it goes ahead, more consolidation is likely as the automotive industry gears up for electrification

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    FCA to add battery hub to Mirafiori plant

    2019-10-28T16:02:00Z

    FCA is to build a new battery assembly plant next to its Mirafiori car factory in Turin that will supply future generations of fully electric models

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    FCA stalwart Solomon joins AAM

    2019-08-05T14:15:00Z

    Fred Solomon has been appointed vice-president global procurement and supplier quality engineering (SQE) at American Axle & Manufacturing (AMM), ending a 32-year association with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and predecessor companies… 

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    Samsung SDI to supply Volvo with truck batteries

    2019-07-24T09:40:00Z

    South Korea’s Samsung SDI has agreed to provide battery cells and modules to Volvo Group. The deal is part of an alliance the pair has signed to develop battery packs for Volvo’s electric-powered trucks…

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    Amports expands footprint in Jacksonville

    2019-07-16T08:51:00Z

    North American vehicle processor Amports has signed two long-term agreements with Jacksonville Port Authority (Jaxport) in Florida to expand its leasing space…

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    Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2019 launched

    2019-01-23T12:52:00Z

    Last year’s Automotive Logistics Awards winners Automotive Logistics is proud to announce the return of the Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe. Following in the footsteps of last year’s highly successful inaugural event, the Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2019 will once again recognise excellence ...

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    Hanging in the balance

    2019-01-21T16:55:00Z

    Lower production output, slower growth in export markets and several regulatory and operational issues are threatening to unbalance Poland’s finished vehicle market

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    Mexican car industry calls for action on fuel shortage

    2019-01-16T12:15:00Z

    Mexico’s new federal government has launched a radical strategy to combat the country's long-term problem of fuel theft. However, this has led to fuel shortages in central regions, which have closed gas stations, and is now threatening the transport and logistics supporting the automotive sector. States including Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacan, ...

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    FCA combines purchasing and supply chain in new roles

    2019-01-09T11:28:14Z

    Carl Smiley (pictured) has moved from electronics supplier TE Connectivity to take the newly created role of chief purchasing and supply chain officer at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). At the same time, Scott Thiele adds head of supply chain in North America to his responsibilities as head of purchasing for ...

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    German OEMs meet Trump amid tariff confusion

    2018-12-05T12:51:10Z

    Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW executives have this week outlined a series of planned investments in the US to administration officials, after meeting with President Donald Trump. Their meetings took place amid uncertainty over trade conditions, after the president’s tweet that China had agreed to end 40% duties on imports of ...

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    FCA to set up parts centre at Rivalta

    2018-11-28T09:39:43Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is to turn the historic Fiat plant at Rivalta, near Turin, into a parts distribution centre (PDC) serving Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), among other markets. The new PDC in Italy will support customers at more than 5,000 locations, significantly improving delivery time to ...

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    Shifting gear

    2018-11-26T09:26:49Z

    Brazilian vehicle sales have been gathering pace recently, as the country tentatively recovers from its long recession. Light vehicle sales have shown some growth, while bus and truck sales have positively motored ahead. Vehicle sales this year, however, have been tarnished somewhat by stalling exports – especially to Argentina, which ...