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  • Jeff Schipper
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    In an age of disruptive change for the automotive industry, digital manufacturing technology is coming to the rescue

    2019-08-20T10:57:00Z

    Demands from buyers for the latest vehicle technology and custom options are having a significant impact on automotive manufacturers and their partners. 

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    Article

    Can Central Asia be transformed into an automotive hub?

    2019-08-14T11:32:00Z

    Two of the largest former soviet republics, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, have set their sights on growing an automotive sector as they industrialise and modernise their economies. These Cental Asian nations are now focusing on strengthening their supply bases to boost local production.

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    Why the UK’s aim to be a world leader in EVs is nothing but a dream

    2019-08-06T09:28:00Z

    We haven’t yet heard from members of the UK’s new, Boris Johnson government on its vision for EVs, but every time a member of Theresa May’s government spoke about the car industry, you were almost guaranteed to hear them say that the UK was going to be a world leader in electric vehicles (EVs). The idea is, in fact, laughable…

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    A letter to the UK’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson, from the SMMT

    2019-07-26T08:49:00Z

    Mike Hawes, CEO of the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) explains to the country’s new leader why the automotive industry should be one of his top priorities, especially in the drive to deliver Brexit.

  • Rusting car in warehouse
    Article

    Iran’s automotive industry left to rust

    2019-07-17T13:14:00Z

    US-led sanctions have devastated Iran’s automotive industry, disrupting its supply of components and causing production to fall. Automotive Logistics assesses the damage

  • ai-recognizes-box_BMW
    News

    BMW employs AI for logistics processes in Europe

    2019-07-17T09:33:00Z

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing an increasing role in the logistical aspects of production at BMW’s plants, with the first smart AI control application making its debut at the Steyr engine factory in Austria.

  • VW_ID.3_parts_supply
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    VW Group Components supply network supports ID.3 assembly

    2019-07-17T08:55:00Z

    Volkswagen Group Components, a relative newcomer within the German OEM’s corporate structure, is manufacturing numerous parts for the production of VW’s ID.3 electric vehicle. Pre-series production of the new EV has begun at the Volkswagen plant in Zwickau, which will be relying on a supply chain linking other VW factories ...

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    Seat begins drone deliveries to assembly lines at Martorell

    2019-07-17T08:09:00Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat is trialling the use of drones to move parts lineside at its Martorell plant near Barcelona. Lightweight components are being flown 2km from a warehouse in Abrera run by compatriot logistics company Grupo Sesé. The journey time is 15 minutes.

  • Digital supply chain
    Article

    Data and the digitisation of the supply chain

    2019-07-16T15:17:00Z

    The automotive industry is being transformed by new vehicle technology, but operational processes are also undergoing profound changes driven by unprecedented levels of data

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    Article

    Automotive Logistics to hold first Middle East and North Africa conference in Dubai

    2019-07-16T13:13:00Z

    Automotive Logistics is increasing its focus on the Middle East and Africa with a new conference and increased editorial coverage

  • AL Global Munich
    News

    Tariffs, trade and technology: A new era for European automotive industry

    2019-07-10T11:34:00Z

    The European logistics sector is undergoing unprecedented change. Britain’s exit from the EU and the red tape of regulation are among its biggest challenges, delegates heard at the Automotive Logistics Global Munich conference last week.

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    JLR announces EV assembly in UK and calls for giga-scale battery production

    2019-07-09T16:50:00Z

    Along with announcing a commitment to make electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is urging the government and industry to work together to bring gigascale battery production to the country. Domestic output would avoid the cost and safety risk of importing from abroad, ...

  • Blockchain
    Interview

    Blockchain: Potential unlocked?

    2019-07-04T11:30:00Z

    Vehicle-makers, tier supplies and logistics providers are progressing with ‘digital ledger’ technology that provides greater visibility and control over complex supply chains

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    News

    Equipment stolen from Avtovaz used to make parts for Russian market

    2019-06-30T14:22:00Z

    Russian vehicle maker AvtoVaz has said the level of theft at its plant complex in Togliatti has reached an unprecedented scale, with employees now stealing not only automotive parts and finished vehicles, but also equipment. Following an undercover operation carried out in early June 2019, Russian ...

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    Imperial Logistics doubles work for VDL Nedcar

    2019-06-30T11:10:00Z

    The European road transport arm of South Africa’s Imperial Logistics has greatly increased its business with Dutch independent car manufacturer VDL Nedcar following renewal of a contract. Imperial, which has worked with VDL since 2014, will now handle round trips of automotive parts between the company’s plant ...

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    Article

    Nissan North America: On track to cut container pool shrinkage

    2019-06-25T15:20:00Z

    Container pool shrinkage is an issue that has a costly impact on OEMs and tier suppliers across the automotive industry. At various points in the extended supply chains which support today’s vehicle manufacturing operations, containers go missing, are misused or are even stolen to be resold and used elsewhere

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    Auto industry welcomes suspension of Mexico tariffs

    2019-06-10T14:28:00Z

    President Donald Trump has suspended a threatened 5% tariff on US imports of Mexican goods, including vehicles and automotive parts, which was to be imposed on Monday (June 10). Trump initially said at the beginning of June that the US would start with a 5% tariff and escalate the levies ...

  • GAZ Group is the biggest manufacturers of LCVs in Russia, controlling 44% of the domestic market. Photo - GAZ Group's vehicles
    Article

    Gaz Group rolls towards bankruptcy

    2019-06-05T09:46:00Z

    The Russian carmaker is desperately urging the US government to abandon sanctions against it before the company falls into bankruptcy. Oleg Deripaska, owner of Gaz, warned that July 4, when the existing sanctions are due to come into full effect, could be the last functional day of its production operations.

  • Electric vehicles such as this Nissan Leaf in Johannesburg are a rare sight on South African roads
    Article

    South Africa's dream of an EV supply base

    2019-06-03T16:35:00Z

    Despite negligible EV sales at home, South Africa is looking to become an exporter of their components and is putting an incentives scheme into place. But can it succeed?

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    News

    Trump threatens escalating tariffs on Mexican imports

    2019-06-03T10:30:00Z

    The US administration is threatening to impose tariffs on imports from Mexico as early as June 10, in a surprise move aimed at curtailing illegal immigration. President Donald Trump said on Twitter that the US would start with a 5% tariff on all goods, including vehicles and parts, and would ...