All localisation articles

  • Mercedes-Benz Werk Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
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    Mercedes-Benz highlights value of localised supply at US plant

    2017-05-31T17:08:54Z

    Mercedes-Benz has highlighted the value of a local supply base, following a meeting with its suppiers in Alabama last week. The Supplier Forum 2017 involved strategic discussions with selected suppliers for the future production programme at the Tuscaloosa plant. The company has been producing SUV models there since 1997 and ...

  • Gestamp_opt (2)
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    Gestamp announces Brazil plant to supply FCA

    2017-04-26T10:49:32Z

    Component manufacturer Gestamp has announced completion of its seventh plant in Brazil with the construction of a metal-stamping line in Betim.It will supply Fiat Chrysler’s (FCA) local facility in the region, which produces Fiat Palio and Siena models.The Spain-based company is already supplying General Motors, Volkswagen, Renault Nissan, PSA, Honda, ...

  • ALSA2016_final_panel
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    South America summit report: Never let a serious crisis go to waste

    2016-12-09T10:53:01Z

    The South American automotive landscape is looking bleak as sales and production continue to drag and excess capacity increases. But a crisis is also a turning point, as speakers at this year’s Automotive Logistics South America summit in São Paulo pointed out... Bleak outlook in Brazi l Exports ...

  • Vsevolozhsk_Ford_Sollers
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    Ford-Sollers to reform supplier arrangements in Russia

    2016-05-31T11:35:36Z

    Ford-Sollers is planning to increase localisation of inbound materials in Russia from 50% to 55% this year and review its arrangements with tier one suppliers in an effort to cut its logistics spend, the carmaker’s vice-president, Adel Sherinov, has revealed. Despite its 93% growth in sales in Russia in the ...