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    The way we buy cars has changed forever

    2021-04-16T08:18:00Z

    The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated a latent online sales trend, with more than 50% of vehicles across Europe currently sold across some form of online channels, according to new research. This has solidified automakers’ roll out plans for new sales structures across the continent and beyond.

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    German carmakers race to secure European battery cell production

    2021-02-15T12:41:00Z

    The millions of electric vehicles being produced also need millions of batteries. But where do the German manufacturers source their cells from?

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    Carmakers ramp up plans for North American BEV manufacturing

    2021-02-01T11:24:00Z

    As Europe develops an appetite for battery electric vehicles (BEVs), with Volkswagen’s ID.3 even becoming the second-best selling car overall in December, North America continues to lag behind. Although it is unlikely to catch up to Europe any time soon, things are beginning to move when it comes to local manufacturing, with some major OEMs and some credible start-ups announcing big investments for new models.

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    Ineos finalises supply for Hambach takeover

    2021-01-19T11:42:00Z

    Ineos Automotive has officially taken over operations of the Daimler plant in Hambach, France, after completing the purchase of the facility in December last year. It will start building the firm’s Grenadier off-roader in 2021, as well as continue to build the Smart EQ Fortwo until the end of its model cycle.

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    Daimler Kamaz Rus hits truck production milestone

    2020-12-14T11:23:00Z

    Daimler’s joint venture with Russian truck maker Kamaz celebrated the production of its 25,000th Mercedes-Benz truck at the Daimler Kamaz Rus (DK Rus) plant in Naberezhnye Chelny last week – a white Mercedes-Benz Actros 1845 LS.

  • Mercedes CO2 neutral supply chain
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    Mercedes-Benz demands carbon neutrality from supply base

    2020-12-07T13:30:00Z

    Mercedes-Benz is tasking its supply base with the supply of carbon-neutral battery cells and other parts as it strives toward a carbon-neutral vehicle fleet within the next 20 years, part of its Ambition 2039 environmental initiative.

  • Lynk & Co 01 Rear
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    More than one way to buy a car – subscription models and FVL

    2020-11-16T10:19:00Z

    The Covid-19 crisis has forced dealers faced with closure to adopt online sales and subscription models. We take a look at what it means for the logistics sector and how start-up Lynk & Co is going all-in on it.

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    Second Covid wave will cripple vehicle sales and distribution

    2020-11-02T15:04:00Z

    Carmakers are looking at a damaging month of sales as new lockdowns in Europe hit the dealer network. At the same time they are closely monitoring inbound supply chains ahead of a winter that could see continued disruption to automotive supply chains.

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    Mercedes-Benz to increase stake in Aston Martin

    2020-11-02T13:45:00Z

    Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz division is increasing its stake in Aston Martin Lagonda from 5% to 20% in what the carmakers are calling a ‘strategic technology agreement’. 

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    Watch: Keeping the metal moving in Europe

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    As the European vehicle logistics sector faces huge challenges and changes, senior logistics leaders from Daimler, Volvo Cars and Hyundai Glovis discuss capacity requirements, digitalisation and requirements from their logistics partners during a panel at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live.

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    Watch: How Daimler digitalised its damage claims process for vehicle logistics

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    In a case study presentation at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, Dr Monica Schmickler explains Mercedes-Benz’s new global quality management system, Q.DOME, and how the carmaker is gaining more visibility and data over vehicle transport damage in its global distribution network.

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    Managing a dynamic global service parts network from Germersheim

    2020-09-23T09:33:00Z

    Mercedes-Benz is using new ergonomic working principles and the latest digital technology to automate processes at its global parts logistics centre in Germersheim. Machine learning and cloud computing are also being used to help with demand planning for the high volume of parts the facility receives and distributes daily

  • ALSC Live Overview
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    Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live Overview

    The first Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live virtual conference is here, with more than 70 speakers and 30 sessions. Read this overview for insight into the key topics and theme, including electric vehicle and battery supply chains, sustainable supply chains, digital transformation and supply chain resilience. Featuring interviews and keynotes from leading carmakers, tier suppliers, logistics providers and supply chain and trade experts. 

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    Mercedes-Benz celebrates 30 years at Germersheim with high-tech warehouse

    2020-08-04T10:38:00Z

    Mercedes-Benz has invested €100m ($84m) in a new warehousing complex at its global spare parts logistics centre in Germersheim, Germany, which handles aftermarket parts for Mercedes-Benz, smart and Fuso vehicles…

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    INEOS in discussions with Daimler to produce Grenadier in Hambach

    2020-07-27T13:01:00Z

    British start-up INEOS Automotive may be making its new 4x4 vehicle in France instead of South Wales after German OEM Daimler announced it wanted to sell its Hambach factory in France. Head of supply chain management at INEOS, Marko Weisshaar (pictured), spoke about the possibility of a French connection during last week’s Livestream Hour

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    Land of opportunity: INEOS Automotive

    2020-07-20T17:01:00Z

    British company INEOS Automotive’s Grenadier is being developed as a resolute 4x4 from the ground up, but can the start-up’s lack of legacy and supply chain history cover new terrain and open up options for logistics?

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    Mexico parts shortage hits production at Mercedes-Benz in Vance

    2020-05-19T10:43:00Z

    Parts supply shortages from Mexico mean that Mercedes-Benz will temporarily suspend production at its US plant in Alabama – Mercedes-Benz US International (MBUSI) next week…

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    Germany allows car dealerships to reopen as assembly restarts

    2020-04-21T10:08:00Z

     German car dealerships have been given the go-ahead to reopen by the federal government as carmakers across the country restart production. The actual timing for reopening of the dealerships will be determined by individual states…

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    Buchner to step down as Mercedes-Benz Trucks chief

    2020-03-17T14:58:00Z

    Stefan Buchner (pictured) is to end his management board membership at Daimler Truck and role as the head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks on September 30…

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    6 questions in 60 seconds…with Rory Hepner

    2020-03-16T09:30:00Z

    Rory Hepner, general manager duty drawback and finished vehicles, logistics/customs, Mercedes-Benz USA, talks leadership, law and why you should never be afraid to ask questions