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  • AGVs_Brazil
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    Mercedes-Benz starts up industry 4.0-based truck line in Brazil

    2018-04-04T09:44:11Z

    Mercedes-Benz do Brasil has started production on a new truck assembly line at its plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo that uses industry 4.0 technology to raise production line and inbound logistics efficiency. The move follows a three-year investment programme totalling 500m real ($150.6m).The company said the use of the ...

  • Volvo_Cars_plant_Ghent
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    Volvo to produce Lynk & Co cars at Ghent

    2018-04-03T13:16:27Z

    Lynk & Co cars will be produced for the first time in Europe at Volvo’s plant in Ghent, Belgium, from late 2019, signifying closer collaboration between two companies within the Zhejiang Geely Holding group of China. “By providing Lynk & Co with production capacity at its Ghent plant, Volvo Cars ...

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    Volvo Cars: Leaning towards greater stability

    2018-04-03T09:57:00Z

    Since Geely Holdings acquired it from Ford Motor Company in 2010, Volvo Cars has been reinventing itself, from product development through to its industrial base and supply chain. Today, with a refreshed model line-up and amidst several new launches, sales have grown to record levels, with further expansion still to ...

  • ForkliftFuelCellToyota
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    Toyota acelera el uso de hidrógeno en Motomachi

    2018-03-22T12:06:54Z

    Toyota empleará 20 carretillas elevadoras más con pilas de combustible en su planta de ensamblado de Motomachi en Japón junto con una estación de hidrógeno para repostaje. Las horquillas se utilizarán para el transporte de componentes y materiales en la fábrica y se suman a otras dos carretillas elevadoras con ...

  • ForkliftFuelCellToyota
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    Toyota accelerates use of hydrogen at Motomachi

    2018-03-21T13:11:10Z

    Toyota has deployed 20 more fuel cell forklifts at its Motomachi assembly plant in Japan, along with a hydrogen station for refuelling. Used to move parts and goods around the factory, the lift trucks join two older fuel cell forklifts with a lift capacity of 2.5 tonnes that were introduced ...

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    ACEA warns of assembly line stoppages after Brexit

    2018-03-21T12:59:16Z

    Whole production lines could come to halt in the automotive industry, if customs checks are introduced after Britain leaves the EU, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has warned. The sector body issued its warning ahead of a summit on March 22nd at which EU leaders (minus the UK), are ...

  • Kentucky Truck Plant
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    Ford invests to meet surging demand for SUVs

    2018-02-13T11:36:52Z

    Ford has invested a further $25m to increase line speed at its plant in Louisville, Kentucky to meet a 25% increase in output of the Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition SUV models as retail sales surge in the US.Its investment there includes 400 new robots and a data analytics hub ...

  • Forum Automobillogistik 2018
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    Bosch and MAN win VDA award

    2018-02-02T11:26:00Z

    Robert Bosch and MAN Truck & Bus have been announced as dual winners of this year’s VDA Logistics Award, with digital logistics solutions in intra-logistics and empty container scheduling, respectively. It is the first time the award has been shared between two companies. The award, from two of the country’s ...

  • Produktionsstart für die neue S-Klasse im Mercedes-Benz Werk Sindelfingen
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    Mercedes automates tool selection for CLS

    2018-01-30T16:24:15Z

    Mercedes-Benz has begun using an automated system to provide operation-specific screwdrivers to workers assembling the new, third-generation CLS at its Sindelfingen plant in Germany.The move is designed to provide staff with optimal support by supplying tools automatically along with the right order data and process parameters for the assigned vehicle, ...

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    Logistics IT: Is there an app for that?

    2018-01-26T12:18:25Z

    At US finished vehicle logistics specialist Jack Cooper Logistics, recounts president Andrea Amico, as part of a contract for carrying out the collection and inspection of ex-fleet vehicles on behalf of a US carmaker, the need to supply seven images of each inspected vehicle was suddenly upped to a requirement ...

  • BMW_Smart Transport Robot Wackersdorf
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    Automation: Paving the way for progress

    2018-01-25T17:26:00Z

    Ask automotive manufacturers what their primary concerns are today within warehouses and factories and they will probably allude to one of three key things – productivity, safety and waste. Although various solutions are available to help alleviate problems in these areas, one of the most important is materials handling technology. ...

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    Disaster recovery: Prepared for the worst?

    2018-01-18T15:39:36Z

    As the scale of the destruction wrought by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated Japan’s north-eastern coastline in March 2011 became apparent, managers within BMW’s purchasing function were asked if it would affect the company. Their answer? No – because BMW had no suppliers in Japan.But that wasn’t quite ...

  • Thomas Ulbrich
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    Volkswagen appoints Thomas Ulbrich as head of new e-mobility division

    2018-01-16T18:00:11Z

    Thomas Ulbrich (pictured), currently management board member for production and logistics at Volkswagen, is to take charge of e-mobility at the German carmaker. From February 1st , Ulbrich will head a newly created division covering the e-mobility series and production of vehicles on the group’s new modular electric drive kit ...

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    Vauxhall to cut a further 250 jobs as it moves to a single shift at Ellesmere Port

    2018-01-09T10:24:48Z

    Vauxhall Motors has announced it is making a further 250 redundancies at its Ellesmere Port plant in the UK, following a meeting it held on January 4 th with union Unite. The latest announcement comes on top of the 400 redundancies announced in October last year, at which point ...

  • Audi.Vorsprung - Production
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    Audi’s logistics part 2: Pursuing practical progression

    2018-01-04T12:41:00Z

    There is little question that finished vehicle logistics has been among the least automated segments of the overall automotive production and supply chain process. From loading and unloading vehicles to and from trucks, ships and rail wagons to inspection and parking, as well as scanning vehicles into inventory and tracking systems, outbound logistics has remained, by and large, a manual, labour-intensive operation

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    Audi’s logistics part 1: Prepared for a new reality

    2018-01-04T12:41:00Z

    The recent history of the Audi brand is written deeply into the company’s supply chain and logistics, and can be read across the carmaker’s expanding geography, plant and parts handling operations

  • SFS_Productivity_Bonus_digital
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    Siemens Financial Services calls for careful investment in digitalisation

    2017-12-13T13:00:37Z

    The automotive sector needs to invest carefully to reap the benefits of a potentially more efficient manufacturing and distribution model as the fourth industrial revolution – also referred to as industry 4.0 – takes hold, Siemens Financial Services (SFS) has warned.Advising the sector to get ready for “extended disruption” in ...

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    Seat builds tallest warehouse in Spain to support Martorell assembly

    2017-12-06T11:09:06Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat has revealed it is building an automated logistics centre at its Martorell factory outside Barcelona that will include the tallest warehouse in Spain. The facility is expected to be completed by the last quarter of next year.The logistics centre will cover a total area of 5,700 sq.m ...

  • VW Wolfsburg plant
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    Volkswagen earmarks €22.8 billion for modular and electric vehicle future

    2017-11-22T14:57:05Z

    Volkswagen has announced a major €22.8 billion ($26.7 billion) investment programme in its plants around the world to prepare them for modular production and for an electric vehicle offensive in the coming years. The main focus will be on Germany, which will account for investments totalling €14 billion. A big ...

  • Women Holding award web
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    New awards celebrate excellence and innovation in automotive supply chains

    2017-11-17T15:31:38Z

    The Automotive Logistics Group, which publishes the highly respected Automotive Logistics magazine as well as organising a series of global logistics conferences, has today announced the launch of an exciting new awards scheme for the automotive supply chain management sector. The Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2018 will ...