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    Japan-UK free trade deal will benefit automotive industry

    2020-09-21T12:42:00Z

    Japan and the UK have secured a free trade agreement estimated to increase trade between the two countries by £15.2 billion ($19.25 billion). It will give UK companies exporting to Japan a competitive advantage in a number of areas as and promises to reduce duties and regulatory barriers on imported vehicles and parts from Japan. According to the UK government’s Department for International Trade, UK businesses will benefit from tariff-free trade on 99% of exports to Japan and government analysis shows that a deal with Japan would deliver a £1.5 billion boost to the UK economy

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    Spain’s auto industry to get billion-euro boost from government

    2020-06-24T08:45:00Z

    The Spanish government has announced a €3.75 billion ($4.2 billion) stimulus programme for the country’s automotive sector, designed to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus and boost the sale of low-emission vehicles.

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    Honda global operations hit by ransomware attack

    2020-06-11T16:14:00Z

    Honda has confirmed that its IT network was subject to a cyber-attack on Monday last week (June 8) that hit production, sales and development activities, including customer and financial service operations…

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    Maersk offers weekly rail service from China to Turkey

    2020-05-04T09:54:00Z

    Maersk has set up a weekly rail service running between Turkey and China which it said stands to benefit the automotive and industrial sectors..

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    Decisive action needed for realignment of India’s supply chain

    2020-05-03T15:21:00Z

    There are opportunities to be had for automotive companies that survive the coronavirus pandemic. However, those companies need to take decisive action on restarting, reshaping and reimagining a supply chain that will change quite significantly and is likely to be characterised by greater localisation…

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    Toyota revises production in Japan as sales decline and supply is disrupted

    2020-04-15T12:14:00Z

    As part of wider adjustments to production schedules at its Japanese plants, Toyota has announced it will halt production for three days between April 20-22 at its Takaoka plant (line 2) and at two production lines of the Toyota Industries division..

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    6 questions in 60 seconds…with George Grahovac

    2020-04-09T10:41:00Z

    George Grahovac, senior manager, Honda North America supply chain, talks welding, optimism and why Covid-19 provides an opportunity to be more efficient than ever…

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    Yamaha sets up autonomous vehicle JV with Tier IV in Japan

    2020-04-01T09:32:00Z

     Yamaha Motor has started trials using autonomous vehicles to move parts to assembly lines at its Hamakita production plant in Hamamatsu…

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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…