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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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    SMMT calls for end to Brexit uncertainty

    2018-06-27T10:40:00Z

    The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has joined major manufacturers in calling for the British government to end uncertainty over the UK’s trading relationship with the European Union after Brexit, and to ensure the frictionless flow of parts and vehicles. Speaking at a press conference during the ...

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    Continental raises sensor output at Trutnov

    2018-06-20T10:37:09Z

    German technology company Continental has expanded its Trutnov plant in the north-east of the Czech Republic to meet increasing demand for nitrogen oxide (NOx) sensors. The sensors are used to measure the NOx content in exhaust emissions and provide data for its effective conversion into harmless substances.Among the features of ...

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    Radical shift to drive more cellular supply chains

    2018-06-13T15:30:31Z

    Vehicle manufacturers, parts-makers and logistics service providers need to develop more adaptable systems if they are to deal with a radical shift in consumer demand for products and services driven by the exponential development of digital services, delegates at this week's Automotive Logistics Europe conference in Bonn, Germany, were told.According ...

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    Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe winners announced

    2018-06-12T21:30:00Z

    The winners of the first ever Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe were revealed in Bonn, Germany, this week. During the event on June 12 – held on the eve of this year’s Automotive Logistics Europe conference – former Opel, Fiat and BMW vehicle designer Chris Bangle handed out a total ...

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    Mercedes-Benz starts work on new plant in Hungary

    2018-06-12T17:25:24Z

    Germany’s Mercedes-Benz Cars has broken ground on a €1 billion ($1.18 billion) ‘full-flex' plant at Kecskemét in Hungary.The full-flex concept – the model for all the OEM’s future car assembly lines – is designed to allow for flexible production of cars with a wide variety of body and drive variants, ...

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    Škoda puts autonomous robot to work at Vrchlabí

    2018-06-11T15:01:43Z

    Škoda Auto is deploying a fully autonomous transport robot from this month to move parts around its component plant in Vrchlabí in the Czech Republic. Use of the robot is part of the carmaker’s digitalisation of production processes under its 2025 Strategy, which embraces industry 4.0 technology.According to the VW-owned ...

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    BBA expands battery factory in China

    2018-06-06T11:35:42Z

    Seven months after opening a battery factory in north-east China, BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) has already started enlarging the facility. The expansion by the joint venture between BMW and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings will enable production of more powerful batteries for fifth-generation eDrive technology to be used in the fully-electric ...

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    Keeping up with the pace of change

    2018-06-05T11:43:00Z

    The automotive industry used to be thought of as slow moving. Until fairly recently, it was not much of a stretch to say that the motor car, for all its improvements in safety and technology, had not fundamentally changed in a century. Vintage car owners could easily point to hundreds ...

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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 Automotive ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to build compact EV in France

    2018-05-23T09:38:23Z

    Germany’s Mercedes-Benz Cars has chosen the Hambach factory in France as its base for assembly of a compact electric car under its EQ brand, part of a wider expansion of the company’s electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing capabilities.Preparations for the new model will start shortly, with around €500m ($585m) being spent ...

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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 ...

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    MBUSI: In a state of contentment

    2018-05-21T08:00:02Z

    Why has Alabama become such a mecca for automotive manufacturing?I think there are a number of reasons. You have seen the automotive industry continue to push further south into areas where there is a good workforce available. You have infrastructure that is available. The supplier network has continued to migrate ...

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    Schnellecke and Core Focus open new eyes to logistics

    2018-05-14T17:48:06Z

    Logistics provider Schnellecke and recruitment agency Core Focus Personnel have revealed a new work experience pilot for students taking place this month at Schnellecke’s site in McCalla, near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. McCalla-based Core Focus Personnel, which specialises in providing staff and training services to tier one and two suppliers around central ...

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    Škoda develops logistics resource at Kvasiny

    2018-05-14T16:56:27Z

    Škoda has added an up-to-date logistics base and logistics training centre in the latest round of modernisation at its Kvasiny assembly plant in the Czech Republic. The logistics centre is home to the parts required for construction of pre-series vehicles, while at the training centre workers are being trained in ...

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    Bringing the IoT to the automotive supply chain

    2018-04-30T17:25:00Z

    Since Toyota first pioneered its innovative Lean production system in the 1930s, the automotive industry has been a trailblazer in developing data-driven strategies to optimise manufacturing processes

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    Being Pragmatic about tracking

    2018-04-30T16:05:37Z

    Assigning materials and components an individual identity that can be tracked easily and reliably from the goods-inward stage through production to delivery to the customer, and even throughout their lifespan, is a fundamental element of effective logistics. In a high-volume environment such as mainstream automotive manufacturing, this will mean that ...

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    JCB adopts Apex system for better inventory control

    2018-04-16T23:34:24Z

    Construction equipment manufacturer JCB has adopted new software to better manage inventory at its main plant in Uttoxeter, UK.The system allows managers, via point-of-use devices, to control access to stock and know who uses what, when and where, according to its supplier, Apex Supply Chain Technologies of the US. Workers ...

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    Mercedes-Benz: Taking an end-to-end approach

    2018-04-12T17:23:00Z

    It may have taken Mercedes-Benz around 120 years to reach 1m cars per year, breaching the mark around the turn of the 21stcentury. However, the recent surge in growth of the brand has seen it rise by around 1m units in sales and production in just five years, with passenger ...

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    Finalists for Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2018 revealed

    2018-04-11T14:51:08Z

    The shortlist of finalists for the inaugural Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe has been revealed, with 73 entries competing in 14 different categories. The shortlist forms a cross-section of the industry’s leading carmakers, suppliers and logistics providers (see the full list of finalists here).The finalists were chosen from a large ...