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  • Nissan Japan
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    Nissan halts production for local market in Japan after inspection issue

    2017-10-25T15:52:55Z

    Nissan has halted production of cars in Japan destined for the local market after it found that unaccredited inspectors were still conducting final vehicle checks at its assembly plants – despite the company being notified a month earlier by authorities that its inspection process was non-compliant. Speaking at the Tokyo ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel expands Eurasia Express services with rail to Europe

    2017-10-18T15:28:49Z

    Kuehne + Nagel (KN) has expanded its Eurasia Express rail service to take shipments between China, South Korea and other Southeast Asian countries to Europe. It said its service from Changchun in northern China, which connects weekly to Hamburg in Germany, would be attractive to automotive customers, and that the ...

  • 20 year 2
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    This changing world…

    2017-10-17T10:36:00Z

    Click here to access more Automotive Logistics 20th anniversary featuresOver the past two decades a number of major global events have had a significant impact on global automotive supply chains, from new technologies, external disruptors entering the industry, catastrophes (both manmade and natural), and political earthquakes.There is little doubt ...

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    Kobe’s data manipulation halts shipments, ripples through Japanese industry

    2017-10-11T10:51:13Z

    Car manufacturers in Japan are checking the extent to which they are affected by using incorrectly certified parts from Kobe Steel that has brought a halt to its shipments and could have impacts across the supply chain in Japan.Internal quality and government-ordered safety checks are being carried out after the ...

  • EV battery
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    KN launches lithium-ion battery logistics service out of Asia

    2017-09-17T23:30:08Z

    This year’s IAA motor show in Frankfurt, Germany was notable for the continued focus on vehicle electrification, with carmakers committing to more electric vehicle (EV) models and options in the coming years. Governments, meanwhile, from the UK and France to China, have recently announced plans to shift away from combustion ...

  • Bo Andersson
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    Bo Andersson named as president of Yazaki Europe

    2017-07-26T15:43:22Z

    Bo Andersson (pictured) has replaced Horst Rudolph as president of parts supplier, Yazaki Europe. The former CEO at Russian carmaker Avtovaz officially took on the role in mid-July. Amongst its products, Japan-headquartered Yazaki says it is the world’s largest producer of wiring harnesses. Last year, Andersson stepped down as CEO ...

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    EU-Japan trade deal dubbed a ‘positive signal’ for automotive sector

    2017-07-12T17:13:31Z

    An economic partnership agreed in principle between EU and Japan that would see duties removed on a large amount of goods traded between two regions has been welcomed by the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA). Significantly, the agreement – which covers goods accounting for a third of global GDP – ...

  • Nissan_XTrain
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    Nissan using Kinaxis software to improve supply chain planning

    2017-07-07T12:23:25Z

    Nissan has begun using a software system from Kinaxis to improve the accuracy and speed of planning in its supply chain.Kinaxis said the RapidResponse supply chain management (SCM) application would enable Nissan to concurrently plan across different parts of its global supply chain and give it end-to-end visibility.Given that Nissan ...

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    Suzuki debunks reports of assembly plans in Russia

    2017-06-21T15:02:53Z

    [UPDATE 29th June] Japanese carmaker Suzuki has refuted claims in the Russian press that it is planning to build an assembly plant in Russia. The reports followed a speech given by Alexey Vorobyev, the governor of the Moscow administrative region, at the St Petersburg Economic Forum in early June in ...

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    Gestamp to build parts stamping plant closer to customers in Japan

    2017-02-23T17:39:28Z

    Spanish automotive parts maker Gestamp is investing an initial €37m ($39m) to build its first plant in Japan for the supply of hot stamped parts to the domestic market. Hot stamping is a method of forming ultra high strength steel into complex shapes using heated blanks resulting in lighter components. ...

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    Ghosn relinquishes Nissan CEO role, replaced by Saikawa

    2017-02-23T16:58:50Z

    After 16 years as CEO of Nissan, Carlos Ghosn will be replaced by Hiroto Saikawa (pictured) on April 1st this year. Ghosn will remain as chair of the Nissan board, and continue as CEO and chairman of Renault Group, as well as the Alliance entity, which includes the two companies ...

  • Honda Hitachi
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    Honda and Hitachi announce plans for electric motor joint venture

    2017-02-07T16:59:35Z

    Honda has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hitachi Automotive Systems for the joint production of electric vehicle motors, just a week after announcing a hydrogen fuel cell partnership with General Motors (GM) in the US. Hitachi has been selling motors for electric vehicles since 1999 to a number of ...

  • Toyota Suzuki
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    Toyota and Suzuki firm up partnership talk

    2017-02-07T15:35:19Z

    Toyota president Akio Toyoda (left) and Suzuki chairman Osamu Suzuki at the October 2016 announcementToyota and Suzuki have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore potential cooperation in various business areas including the supply of products and components.In October last year, the two Japanese companies first announced an intention ...

  • Year in review
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    2016 in review: takeovers, disputes and political upheaval

    2016-12-21T11:18:25Z

    The year 2016 may well go down as one of the most significant in recent history – not just politically but also for the automotive supply chain. Surprise voting results in the US and Europe have created significant uncertainty regarding global trade that may go on for years and is ...

  • Nissan introduces driverless towing system at Oppama Plant
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    Nissan initiates automated towing system at Oppama plant

    2016-12-06T13:09:10Z

    Nissan has introduced an intelligent vehicle towing (IVT) system at its Oppama manufacturing plant in Japan that uses a modified, self-driving Leaf electric vehicle to pull a car-carrying trailer.Trials of the system began a year ago and over 1,600 test runs have been carried out since, the OEM has revealed.The ...

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    Nissan closes Fukushima engine plant following ‘aftershock’

    2016-11-23T10:28:58Z

    Following Tuesday’s 7.4-magnitude earthquake on Japan’s northeast coast Nissan took the precaution of temporarily closing its Iwaki engine plant in Fukushima prefecture. A spokesperson for the carmaker said that there had been no reports of injuries and “only minimal damage” at the plant following the earthquake. “Due to precautionary safety ...

  • RNmitsuishi_opt
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    Nissan seeks synergies as it adds Mitsubishi to its alliance

    2016-10-21T17:08:13Z

    In completing its $2.3 billion investment in a 34% stake in Mitsubishi this week, Nissan has added a third company to its 17 year-old global alliance with Renault. Not only will the deal make the combined group the world’s third largest car producer with an anticipated 10m vehicles this year, ...

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    Nissan exports from Japan still struggling despite a boost in May

    2016-07-06T10:53:11Z

    Nissan has recorded its first increase for six months in vehicle exports from Japan, with a rise in May of 19.5% year-on-year to 41,321 units. During the first five months of the year, however, global exports from the country were still down to 186,679 units, a decline of 13.5% compared ...

  • PTKreasiAutoKencana
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    Indonesian dealers demand $75m compensation from Ford

    2016-06-29T10:07:58Z

    Ford in Indonesia could be facing a legal claim if it does not pay disgruntled dealers $75m in compensation for withdrawing all business from the country, which it plans to do by the end of this year. In January, Ford announced it was stopping all operations in Indonesia and Japan, ...

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    Kobelco goes local to remain global

    2016-06-27T12:16:06Z

    Japanese metal products manufacturer Kobelco is adopting a new strategy as it seeks to keep its automotive parts supply chain as quick and slick as possible... Japanese industrial group Kobelco is ‘moving abroad’ along with its carmaker and other customers by increasingly investing overseas, cutting time and cost out of ...