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    Mazda curbs production during coronavirus crisis

    2020-03-24T16:32:00Z

    Mazda is suspending output in Japan, Mexico and Thailand, because of difficulties procuring parts, plummeting sales and uncertainty of future sales amid the Covid-19 pandemic..

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    Buchner to step down as Mercedes-Benz Trucks chief

    2020-03-17T14:58:00Z

    Stefan Buchner (pictured) is to end his management board membership at Daimler Truck and role as the head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks on September 30…

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    Opel opens the doors to Japan

    2020-02-25T09:47:00Z

    German brand Opel is to start exporting vehicles to Japan after a break of more than a decade as part of a wider effort to sell to more markets. The recent return to Russia and planned entry into Columbia and Ecuador are other examples of the ongoing export offensive.

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    Hirotec deploys AVs to handle Mazda parts in Hiroshima

    2020-02-12T10:47:00Z

    Tier one parts supplier Hirotec has started using autonomous vehicles (AVs) provided by Otto Motors at its manufacturing plant in Hiroshima. The vehicles are delivering Mazda door panels to welding cells at the facility…

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    Mazda changes Californian ports of entry for finished vehicles

    2020-01-28T11:34:00Z

    Carmaker Mazda is now dividing dispatch of its vehicles from Japan to California between Benicia and Los Angeles ports, instead of sending them all to National City port, San Diego, in the state’s far south…

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    WW Solutions starts processing Mazda vehicles in California

    2020-01-15T12:46:00Z

    Mazda vehicles arriving from Japan into the US West Coast are now being prepared at WW Solutions’ processing centre (VPC) in Los Angeles before delivery to dealers…

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    Toyota to pick up parts from suppliers in Tokai

    2019-12-24T10:17:00Z

    Toyota Motor Corp is to start collecting parts from suppliers, instead of the usual practice of each component manufacturer delivering them, in the Tokai region of Japan from next September…

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    UECC goes green with new PCTCs

    2019-12-10T10:05:00Z

    United European Car Carriers (UECC) has secured around $70m of funds from Swedish government agency Svenska SkeppsHypotek towards the cost of three pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) with battery hybrid LNG power…

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    Nissan gears up for future mobility

    2019-12-03T15:48:00Z

    Lineside workers at Nissan’s Tochigi plant in Japan are now learning a series of innovative production techniques as the company prepares for an electric,connected generation of cars…

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    Second Jatco China facility gains from logistics advantage

    2019-11-13T11:28:00Z

    Nissan’s transmission making subsidiary Jatco has highlighted the logistics advantages of its latest plant in China – Jatco (Suzhou) Automatic Transmission – which was officially opened on November 8…

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    Traton and Hino sign procurement JV

    2019-11-05T14:21:00Z

    Volkswagen Group’s commercial vehicle division, Traton, has signed a joint venture (JV) with Japanese truck and bus maker, Hino Motors, aimed at sharing procurement of a wide range of parts and technologies…

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    Johan de Nysschen returns to VW as regional COO in North America

    2019-10-24T16:01:00Z

    Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) has appointed Johan de Nysschen as chief operating officer (COO) for its North America region.

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    Typhoon forces Subaru to halt production at Gunma

    2019-10-22T14:55:00Z

    Japanese OEM Subaru has suspended production for around a week at its Gunma assembly plant because parts suppliers suffered flooding and other damage as Typhoon Hagibis passed through the country. The carmaker shortened operating hours as the storm approached on October 12. The factory in Ota, ...

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    US-Japan trade deals ignore automotive tariffs for now

    2019-10-09T08:55:00Z

    The US signed two trade deals with Japan at the beginning of this week but neither addressed the contentious issue of potential tariffs on vehicles and automotive parts traded between the two countries, a sticking point in the discussions leading up this week’s agreements.

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    UECC wins Bremenports’ Greenports award

    2019-10-01T10:36:00Z

    Source: UECC United European Car Carriers’ (UECC) pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Auto Energy has been recognised as the most environmentally friendly vessel calling at the ports of Bremen, northern Germany. Its sister ship, Auto Eco , was runner-up. Dual-fuelled LNG (liquid natural ...

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    Toyota to invest in Sao Paulo plant with focus on exports

    2019-09-25T11:48:00Z

    Japanese OEM Toyota has announced plans to spend 1 billion reals ($242m) on its Sorocaba car assembly plant in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The focus will be on adding a third model to the Etios and Yaris cars the factory already builds for domestic and foreign markets. ...

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    DHL Supply Chain appoints automotive lead in Thailand

    2019-09-17T14:35:00Z

    Toshihiro Koyama, senior director automotive, DHL Thailand Toshihiro Koyama (pictured) has taken the role of senior director, automotive for DHL Supply Chain Thailand. He began the job at the beginning of September and is overseeing the expansion of DHL Supply Chain’s automotive business in Thailand, with ...

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    Daimler extends electric truck testing in US

    2019-09-10T15:02:00Z

    Daimler Trucks North America is expanding field tests for its electric-powered trucks. This time the emphasis is on heavy-duty lorries. Customers Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries have acquired the first heavy-duty Freightliner eCascadia trucks (class 8), which have a range of up to 400km (250 ...

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    South Korean trade body fines Japanese auto parts providers

    2019-08-07T09:03:00Z

    Denso, Diamond Electric Mfg, Hitachi Automotive Systems and Mitsubishi Electric have been fined a total of $76m by South Korea’s fair trade commission..

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    Distribution Down Under: How AIVs are smartening up Toyota’s new parts centre

    2019-08-02T11:34:00Z

    Japanese carmaker Toyota has now commissioned what it describes as “the most advanced automotive distribution centre in Australia” as part of its strategy of transitioning from manufacturing to purely logistical operations in the country. Intelligent robots and sophisticated design are helping the carmaker to achieve new levels of warehousing efficiency…