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  • 2016 Ford Fiesta ST
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    In-depth analysis: strong logistics and supply base central to Ford’s new Mexico plant

    2016-04-06T16:34:40Z

    Ford is the latest carmaker to plan a new assembly plant in Mexico with the announcement that it will invest $1.6 billion in a factory in San Luis Potosi to produce compact cars from 2018. The plant is aimed at making the assembly of smaller cars more profitable for the ...

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    Indonesia needs reform to compete with Thailand

    2016-04-05T14:08:18Z

    Indonesia must overhaul a number of regulations including its sales tax regime to stimulate domestic vehicle manufacturing and allow it to challenge Thailand as the preferred choice for OEMs operating in the ASEAN region, the Association of Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers (Gaikindo), has warned. Yohannes Nangoi, new head of Gaikindo, said ...

  • Montage der C-Klasse Limousine im Mercedes-Benz Werk Iracemápolis im Großraum Sau Paulo, Brasilien // Assembly of the C-Class Saloon at the Mercedes-Benz plant Iracemápolis in the metropolitan area Sa
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    Mercedes-Benz pushes ahead in Brazil despite downturn

    2016-03-30T17:15:59Z

    Mercedes-Benz has started production at a new 600m reais ($165m) plant at Iracemápolis in Brazil, about 170km north west of the capital São Paulo. The plant, which was officially opened last week, is making the C-Class Saloon and, from this summer, the GLA compact SUV. The new plant follows ...

  • Employees at Volkswagen Pune Plant
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    Volkswagen India boosts output at Pune plant to meet rising demand

    2016-03-30T16:37:59Z

    [Updated April 1st] Rising demand from export markets and anticipated domestic appetite for the forthcoming Ameo model are behind Volkswagen India’s plans to add a third shift to its plant in Chakan, near Pune (pictured). The move will produce 800 new jobs there. “In 2016, we are expecting growth ...

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    Europe Conference: Planning for more than the Zeitgeist in the supply chain

    2016-03-21T23:04:35Z

    The Automotive Logistics Europe conference set out to capture the Zeitgeist of logistics in terms of technology and skills – and it found that now may be a perfect time to invest in equipment, transport engineering and smart systems. Christopher Ludwig reports from in Bonn, Germany Additional ...

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    Russian carmakers set to create new assembly hub in Egypt

    2016-03-09T16:21:59Z

    A preliminary agreement has been reached with the Russian authorities for the creation of a new industrial park in Egypt, where several countries’ carmakers will be invited to assemble vehicles. According to deputy head of Russian Industry and Trade, Georgy Kalmanov, the park will initially accommodate Russian OEMs including Gaz, ...

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    Exports soar but production plummets in Brazil

    2016-03-09T14:51:28Z

    Brazilian finished vehicle exports have risen dramatically so far this year, according to the National Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea). In February, 36,400 light vehicles, trucks and buses were exported – up 16.7% on the corresponding period in 2015 and up 53.1% on January. For the first two months ...

  • Aston Martin DBX concept
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    Aston Martin gives boost to UK supply chain

    2016-02-24T14:15:13Z

    Aston Martin has announced that it will build a new model in Wales, creating thousands of jobs across the supply chain. The OEM will build the crossover DBX (first shown as a concept in early 2015) in a facility in St Athan in Glamorgan. It will be Aston Martin’s second ...

  • Ford Unleashes New Wave of Vehicles at Geneva Motor Show
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    Ford to build Ka/Figo model in Europe

    2016-02-17T12:33:34Z

    Following press speculation that Ford could be starting production of its Ka and EcoSport models at its plant in Romania, the carmaker has confirmed that it will begin assembly of a minicar model in Europe. However, it would not confirm where. The news of a possible transfer of Ka production ...