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    Honda to halt UK production during Brexit

    2019-01-14T17:42:21Z

    Japanese OEM Honda is to suspend production at its British plant for six days in April after the UK leaves the European Union on March 29. The decision follows an assessment of how best to prepare for any logistics and border problems following Brexit. “These contingency provisions have been put ...

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    A problem shared

    2019-01-11T12:34:00Z

    Packaging experts working across the automotive industry are continually looking for better visibility when tracking the container and its contents to the point of delivery and back. Mismanagement of resources risks costly production downtime through misplacement or damage. To combat this, better connectivity is needed ...

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    Bigger vehicles, bigger challenges

    2018-11-02T16:56:20Z

    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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    Gestamp opens first plant in Japan

    2018-10-30T17:40:17Z

    Spanish automotive parts manufacturer Gestamp has inaugurated a manufacturing unit in Matsusaka, central Japan, the company’s first in the country. Gestamp Hot Stamping Japan will work for Japanese OEMs, starting with Honda. The tier supplier said the new plant would improve its knowledge of the needs of Japanese car manufacturers ...

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    Pressing a point

    2018-10-15T10:31:14Z

    Slightly to the north of Wolverhampton in the UK’s industrial Midlands – and perhaps more crucially just a few miles off a key transport route, the M6 motorway – lies one of the latest additions to the worldwide roster of production facilities for stamped automotive metal parts. In mid-September, Spanish-owned ...

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    Taking cover from the heat

    2018-10-12T12:32:03Z

    In late August 2017, Hurricane Harvey – the storm that devastated the Caribbean, flattening Puerto Rico – made landfall on the Texas coast. The second-costliest tropical cyclone on record and the third hurricane of the exceptionally active 2017 hurricane season, it inflicted a reported $125 billion in damage and, ...

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    Japanese carmakers count the cost of natural disasters

    2018-09-11T11:24:12Z

    The majority of OEMs in Japan appear to have missed the main brunt of a typhoon that hit Japan’s central region around Osaka last week and of an earthquake in Hokkaido, in the north of the country, that followed shortly after – though production at Toyota’s car assembly plants has ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel joins forces with Sincero in China

    2018-08-28T16:05:45Z

    Kuehne + Nagel has agreed to create a new joint venture with Chinese firm Sincero that will provide contract logistics services to the automotive sector there. KN will take a majority stake in the new company. Kuehne + Nagel said the move would increase its automotive logistics business for ...

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    Dana McBrien takes lead role at AutoSphere

    2018-08-24T12:15:10Z

    Dana McBrien (pictured) has moved from his role as associate chief advisor at Honda North America to become ‘guiding architect’ for AutoSphere, a digital supply chain system (previously referred to as the Automotive Supply Chain Data Ecosystem) developed by US information technology and packaging specialist, Surgere. McBrien worked for Honda ...

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    Standoff between the US and Turkey raises questions for OEMs

    2018-08-22T14:36:37Z

    The collapse in the value of the Turkish lira and the political stand-off between Turkey and the US have some potentially serious consequences for the continued growth of the automotive sector in the country. Car and light van production in Turkey has grown steadily in recent years, to around 1.4-1.5m ...

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    Honda’s Celaya plant out of action until mid-November

    2018-08-04T13:26:18Z

    Damage caused by the flooding of Honda’s car assembly and engine plant in Celaya, Mexico, which happened at the end of June this year, has forced the carmaker to suspend production there until November. The company said that expert teams had completed an investigation of the damage to the ...

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    Celaya flood now affects Honda output in US

    2018-07-17T16:53:15Z

    Honda has confirmed that production of the Fit and HR-V models at the Celaya plant in Mexico will remain suspended this month, after the facility was hit by flooding at the end of June . The impact of the flood on the production of an engine component at the transmission ...

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    A rising tide – with political undercurrents

    2018-07-17T12:17:00Z

    Mexican production and exports continued to grow through 2017, both to the US and globally. At the same time, US sales remained strong and were fed by an increase in imports from established and emerging markets. It is only in Canada that both sales and assembly are showing a decline. ...

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    Grappling with the capacity crunch

    2018-07-17T12:16:41Z

    With demand for automotive exports via North American ports rising again last year, OEMs face a number of new challenges in handling vehicles in 2018. With capacity already strained at many hubs, the threat of increased regulatory restrictions on trade is adding further uncertainty for manufacturers moving forward. Congestion continues ...

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    Reaping the benefits of collaborating on containers

    2018-07-16T17:14:26Z

    When an OEM orders parts from its tier suppliers, it can find itself with limited visibility over just where containers of parts are within the supply chain and how soon they will arrive. Tracing containers can be a complex business – and if a problem does occur, the vehicle-maker needs ...

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    Japanese floods disrupt automotive supply chain

    2018-07-10T15:52:08Z

    Catastrophic flooding and landslides in the west of Japan have disrupted production and supply at some of the country’s leading vehicle makers. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the second meeting of the Emergency Response Headquarters While the flooding did not cause damage to its production plants, Mazda had to ...

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    Flooding in Celaya halts Honda assembly

    2018-07-03T10:17:59Z

    Flooding has stopped production at Honda’s plant in Celaya, Mexico. The carmaker confirmed that floodwater had gotten into the plant on June 28 (Thursday) because of an overflow of a channel connected to the Laja River. “Honda decided to suspend all production from the evening of June 28,” said the ...

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    Brexit’s unaccustomed burdens

    2018-06-27T11:50:56Z

    Nine months before the UK’s planned departure from the European Union, uncertainty over customs arrangements is emerging as one of the major concerns of manufacturers – perhaps just as much, if not more so, than the prospect of tariffs and taxes. The risks and impacts from delays in logistics flows ...

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    Automotive in the firing line as Trump extends tariffs

    2018-06-06T13:09:29Z

    Cars and automotive parts are becoming enmeshed in intensifying global trade wars, with the automotive sector facing increased shipping, supply, manufacturing and cost uncertainty for some time to come. The catalyst has been the US president imposing import tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminium, two key input ...

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    Carmakers and suppliers collaborate on containers

    2018-05-23T12:05:04Z

    Honda, Toyota, GM, Nissan and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have joined forces with 12 medium to large tier suppliers, two logistics providers and the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) on a data system providing accurate visibility over returnable containers at every stage of their movement between supplier and OEM. The ...