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US car market stable as trade and tech change

2019-04-25T10:25:00+01:00By Joanne Perry

The US economy is in good health, consumer confidence is high and vehicle sales are expected to total 16.6m this year, delegates were told at this week’s Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference. The bad news is that the market is saturated, there is limited room for growth and the ...

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Bridgestone to buy TomTom Telematics

2019-01-28T21:07:16+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Tyre manufacturer Bridgestone Europe has agreed to buy TomTom’s telematics business for €910m ($1.03 billion).

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Seat joins Alastria blockchain network

2019-01-25T15:29:41+00:00By Marcus Williams

Spanish carmaker Seat has joined the Alastria consortium to work on the development of blockchain-based products.

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Innovation and smart tech: Why BMW is driving both

2019-01-11T16:52:00+00:00By Victoria Johns

Handling 31m parts and producing almost 10,000 vehicles each day, BMW is increasingly looking to digitalisation and Industry 4.0 innovations to help it organise its logistics more flexibly…

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Q&A: Florian Huettl

2019-01-07T12:08:00+00:00By Victoria Johns

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Window of opportunity

2019-01-04T17:12:00+00:00By Victoria Johns

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Daimler to spend €20 billion on battery cells

2018-12-19T10:48:12+00:00By Steve Garnsey

German carmaker Daimler says it will buy battery cells costing more than €20 billion ($22.6 billion) over the next decade as it prepares to introduce 130 electrified variants of Mercedes-Benz cars by 2022.The group is investing €10 billion to make the models, plus another €1 billion on an in-house global ...

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Faurecia deploys AGVs in Spain

2018-12-12T11:47:23+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are now working alongside workers and robots at Faurecia’s car seat manufacturing plant in Vitoria-Gasteiz, northern Spain.

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Brazil needs investment and talent to flip the recession

2018-12-04T09:00:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

While the automotive sector in Brazil waits for political reform under its new president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, including investment in transport and infrastructure, logistics providers need to be creative in overcoming the existing poor state of the roads and ports. That is if the country is to exploit returning growth, including ...

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British automotive industry finds new markets

2018-11-28T11:32:43+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Asia was the fastest growing foreign market for the UK’s automotive sector last year, with the value of exported goods up 21% on 2016, a new survey has shown.

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Bordering on Brexit – why it pays to be prepared

2018-10-18T17:08:43+01:00By Nick Turner

The Eurotunnel has carried more than 26 million trucks and more than 340 million tonnes of freight goods since 1994. A total of 25% of trade in goods between the UK and continental Europe goes through the Channel Tunnel, representing a total value of around 115 billion euros per year. ...

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Deficit in Brazil’s automotive parts sector worsens

2018-10-16T15:36:47+01:00By Barry Cross

Brazil’s automotive parts industry posted a trade deficit of $4.48 billion over the first eight months of this year – a 22.4% increase compared to the deficit over the same period last year.

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Brazilian auto association adjusts forecast

2018-10-16T15:15:43+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Brazil’s National Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea), has adjusted predictions for how the year will end for the finished vehicle sector in the country – upwards for domestic registrations and production, downwards for exports.

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EU workers are key: don't close the UK's door

2018-10-08T15:12:55+01:00By Olivia Bridge

According to the Department for Transport’s official statistics, more goods were imported by road into the UK than exported last year, with 10,000 lorries making their way through Dover Strait per day alone. Up to 86% of cargo exported from the UK went to the Irish Republic (23%), France (22%), ...

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Blockchain can disrupt the auto industry

2018-10-01T15:11:37+01:00By Ben Riley

Blockchain has built its reputation as a distributed ledger platform, which provides a framework for securely using and trading cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin. However, its potential extends far beyond financial services.

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A crisis in human capital

2018-09-26T16:52:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

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Argentinian economic downturn hits Brazil

2018-09-11T13:01:35+01:00By Barry Cross

Brazil’s National Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea) has confirmed it is lowering its forecast for automotive exports this year, after warnings that the economic crisis in neighbouring Argentina is impacting on that country’s ability to import finished vehicles.

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A rising tide – with political undercurrents

2018-07-17T12:17:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Mexican production and exports continued to grow through 2017, both to the US and globally. At the same time, US sales remained strong and were fed by an increase in imports from established and emerging markets. It is only in Canada that both sales and assembly are showing a decline. ...

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Grappling with the capacity crunch

2018-07-17T12:16:41+01:00By Malcolm Ramsay

With demand for automotive exports via North American ports rising again last year, OEMs face a number of new challenges in handling vehicles in 2018. With capacity already strained at many hubs, the threat of increased regulatory restrictions on trade is adding further uncertainty for manufacturers moving forward.

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Twinning talent with technology

2018-06-19T16:03:52+01:00By Marcus Williams

The rate at which emerging digital technologies are transforming the automotive logistics supply chain is hard to keep up with. As both an enabler of everything from platform design to procurement, finance and planning, and a disruptor of traditional supply chain operations, digital technology associated with industry 4.0 is driving ...

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