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    Wolfspeed ahead for GM’s Ultium Drive supply

    2021-10-04T14:14:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

    GM has signed supplier agreement with US electronic subcomponents supplier Wolfspeed (formerly Cree) to secure the supply of silicon carbide devices that the carmaker said will enable it to install more efficient propulsion systems for its electric vehicles (EVs).

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    Gefco invests in UK sequencing centre to support Jaguar Land Rover

    2021-10-04T10:22:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

    Gefco has expanded its operations in the Merseyside region of the UK with the opening of a 16,350 sq.m logistics sequencing centre next to its existing facility in Speke.

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    Daimler installs automated parts warehouse in Düsseldorf

    2021-09-27T16:43:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

    Mercedes-Benz has a new automated parts warehouse at its Sprinter van assembly plant in Düsseldorf supplied by Stöcklin Logistik

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    XPO spinoff GXO could see big gains in warehouse automation

    2021-08-03T11:48:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

    GXO Logistics has debuted on the New York Stock Exchange, with around 5% of the contract logistics market in North America and Europe. It has its eyes set on warehouse automation growth, with automotive as a potential growth area.

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    BMW deploys more hydrogen fuel cell trucks for logistics in Leipzig

    2021-07-30T12:29:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

    BLG Logistics is deploying 37 hydrogen fuel cell trucks to manage parts movements at BMW’s Leipzig plant in Germany

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    Toyota chooses network optimisation tool from Agillence

    2021-07-22T15:39:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

    Toyota has started using a software tool from optimisation expert Agillence to plan its inbound and service parts logistics networks

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    Gefco opts for Blue Yonder cloud technology

    2021-07-12T13:24:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

    Gefco is continuing its strategy to digitalise supply chain services with the adoption of warehouse and transport management software provided by Blue Yonder

  • Responsible Lithium Partnership

    Cross-sector partnership to promote sustainable materials sourcing in Chile

    2021-06-11T11:34:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

    Daimler, VW, BASF and Fairphone have set up the Responsible Lithium Partnership to to promote sustainable development and tackle the negative impacts of material sourcing, beginning with a multi-stakeholder initiative into the impact of lithium mining in Chile

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    BMW i Ventures invests in Plus One Robotics

    2021-05-07T14:39:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

    BMW’s venture capital fund – BMW i Ventures – has invested an undisclosed sum in Plus One Robotics, which provides vision software for logistics robots. The investment is aimed at driving automation across the supply chain and logistics industry, said BMW i Ventures. 

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