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    Taking cover from the heat

    2018-10-12T12:32:03Z

    In late August 2017, Hurricane Harvey – the storm that devastated the Caribbean, flattening Puerto Rico – made landfall on the Texas coast. The second-costliest tropical cyclone on record and the third hurricane of the exceptionally active 2017 hurricane season, it inflicted a reported $125 billion in damage and, ...

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    Mazda opens new engine plant in Russia

    2018-09-26T14:17:53Z

    Vladimir Putin and Shinzo Abe recently attended the opening ceremony of a new engine plantat Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus in Vladivostok, which was launched officially on September 10. The plant is designed to manufacture 50,000 Sky Activ-G engines per year in accordance with the Euro-5 emission standard. Investors plan to ...

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    Japanese carmakers count the cost of natural disasters

    2018-09-11T11:24:00Z

    The majority of OEMs in Japan appear to have missed the main brunt of a typhoon that hit Japan’s central region around Osaka last week and of an earthquake in Hokkaido, in the north of the country, that followed shortly after – though production at Toyota ’s car assembly plants ...

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    Manta reports huge increase in vehicle traffic

    2018-08-28T11:09:31Z

    The port of Manta, in northern Ecuador, has reported a doubling in the volume of finished vehicles it handled over the first seven months of this year to 42,056 units, compared to 20,691 units in the same period last year. Roberto Salazar, president of Manta Port Terminals (TPM) – the ...

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    Cracking under sanctions

    2018-08-20T10:22:58Z

    The re-imposition of sanctions by the US on Iran has dealt a hammer blow to the country’s emerging automotive industry. The threat of retaliation by the US against those whom it deems to have broken those sanctions has, once again, prompted vehicle-makers and logistics companies to pull out of the ...

  • Autos
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    A rising tide – with political undercurrents

    2018-07-17T12:17:00Z

    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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    Japanese floods disrupt automotive supply chain

    2018-07-10T15:52:08Z

    Catastrophic flooding and landslides in the west of Japan have disrupted production and supply at some of the country’s leading vehicle makers. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the second meeting of the Emergency Response Headquarters While the flooding did not cause damage to its production plants, Mazda had to ...

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    When will services be back on track?

    2018-07-09T14:12:23Z

    The state of the rail freight service in the US has been a leading topic of conversation for several months within vehicle supply chains, with discussions still ongoing between OEMs and rail providers. Questions around the availability of capacity and transit delays that have disrupted the timing of finished vehicle ...

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    Trump stamps on Iran’s automotive revival

    2018-06-20T12:42:54Z

    When Iran reached agreement with the global community in 2015 regarding denuclearisation, resulting in the lifting of sanctions in early 2016, almost immediately Renault and PSA announced their return to the country. Prior to Iran being ostracised, both companies had been active there via joint venture (JV) manufacturing operations, mostly ...

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    Automotive in the firing line as Trump extends tariffs

    2018-06-06T13:09:29Z

    Cars and automotive parts are becoming enmeshed in intensifying global trade wars, with the automotive sector facing increased shipping, supply, manufacturing and cost uncertainty for some time to come. The catalyst has been the US president imposing import tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminium, two key input ...

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    Sweet home Alabama

    2018-05-21T08:00:59Z

    One of the most popular songs about the US state of Alabama, ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, opens with the line “Big wheels keep on turning” – and indeed the number doing so is set to grow after the January announcement that a $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda joint-venture manufacturing plant is scheduled ...

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    MBUSI: In a state of contentment

    2018-05-21T08:00:02Z

    Why has Alabama become such a mecca for automotive manufacturing? I think there are a number of reasons. You have seen the automotive industry continue to push further south into areas where there is a good workforce available. You have infrastructure that is available. The supplier network has continued to ...

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    Mazda and Toyota set up JV for Huntsville car plant

    2018-03-12T17:59:56Z

    Japanese carmakers Mazda and Toyota have formally established a 50:50 joint venture (JV) company, Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA (MTMUS), which will be the legal entity behind an assembly plant to be built at a site in Huntsville, Alabama (pictured). The two OEMs are spending $1.6 billion on a factory that ...

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    Port users bemoan slow progress at Veracruz

    2018-01-29T12:10:52Z

    Carmakers and logistics providers have expressed frustration over the slow pace of expansion at the congested Mexican port of Veracruz. The port is working to install new infrastructure to support growing automotive volumes, which reached 1.03m units last year (up 13.5% on 2016). The project includes a completely new landside ...

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    Mazda trebles Thai engine plant capacity

    2018-01-23T16:45:07Z

    Mazda Motor has added an engine machining operation at its MPMT powertrain factory in Chomburi, Thailand, to increase engine production capacity there from 30,000 to 100,000 units a year. The move, which has involved a 22.1 billion yen ($200m) investment, will support the Japanese carmaker's plan to make the facility ...

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    Toyota and Mazda choose Alabama for US joint venture plant

    2018-01-10T14:54:33Z

    [UPDATE] Toyota and Mazda have chosen Alabama for a new $1.6 billion plant they will run together, which will make 300,000 vehicles a year. The investment will be split evenly between the two Japanese carmakers. The plant in Huntsville, where Toyota already has a large engine plant, will benefit ...

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    The twilight of global trade?

    2017-11-06T14:16:17Z

    If there’s one word that sums up much of the last 20 years in terms of the world’s automotive industry, it’s ‘globalisation’. Driven by rising sales in emerging markets, low-cost country sourcing, and the search for economies of scale, carmakers have invested heavily in building international supply chains of finished ...

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    Mexico rail vs sea: No easy route for exports

    2017-10-06T11:25:07Z

    Figures from the Mexican Automotive Industry Association (AMIA) show that between January and June this year, more than 85% of the passenger cars and light trucks made in the country were exported to the US and Canada – equal to almost 1.3m units out of a production total of nearly ...

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    Toyota and Mazda form ‘capital alliance’ to build $1.6 billion US plant

    2017-08-04T12:15:49Z

    Japanese carmakers Toyota and Mazda have formed a ‘capital alliance’ that will see them jointly build a $1.6 billion plant in the US with a capacity of 300,000 units a year. Revealing the plan today, Toyota president Akio Toyoda (pictured, left) and Mazda president and CEO Masamichi Kogai (right) said ...

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    Yusen starts building automotive logistics centre in Mexico

    2016-03-18T09:22:55Z

    Yusen Logistics has begun building a facility to serve automotive customers near Celaya, in Mexico. The 5,000 sq.m warehouse is located on a 6.9-hectare location in the Amistad Industrial Park, in the Bajio region. At a groundbreaking ceremony in Apaseo el Grande, Guanajuato, on March 11th, Kunihiko Miyoshi, chief regional ...