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    Mercedes-Benz to produce batteries in Poland

    2019-01-28T17:34:00Z

    Markus Schäfer (left), Mercedes-Benz Cars divisional board member with responsibility for production and supply chain, with Polish prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki Mercedes-Benz Cars is to build a lithium-ion battery factory in Jawor, Poland, at the same site where the German OEM is building its new engine ...

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    Stepping up the quality

    2019-01-21T12:13:00Z

    There are several advantages of shipping vehicles in kits rather than as completely built units, including lower costs for transport, better customs import conditions and the support of local government in exchange for providing employment to the workforce. A major disadvantage, however, is that defective, damaged or lost goods ...

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    Daimler to spend €20 billion on battery cells

    2018-12-19T10:48:12Z

    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 ...

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    Mercedes-Benz takes to rail to move cars to China

    2018-12-05T11:29:51Z

    Russia’s railway monopoly RZD has delivered the first batch of finished Mercedes-Benz vehicles from Bremerhaven, in Germany, to Chongqing in China. The new route, which is informally referred to as the new Silk Road, has already proved a viable alternative to ocean shipping vehicles from Europe to China, which takes ...

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    Mapping for Mercedes

    2018-11-19T15:58:00Z

    In June this year, Mercedes-Benz US International (MBUSI) announced the outcome of its inaugural Innovation Challenge, a competition for start-ups which promised $50,000 in prize money as well as the alluring prospect of a contract with Mercedes-Benz in the US, and perhaps also its global parent, Daimler AG. ...

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    Technology to prove key to evolution of supply chains

    2018-11-13T14:20:42Z

    The automotive industry is being reshaped by the rise of electric and autonomous vehicles but will only stay ahead of the curve in an age of greater supply chain complexity by adopting wider digitalisation as part of its routine operations, delegates at the JDA conference in Barcelona were told last ...

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    JLR to open engineering office in Budapest

    2018-11-07T10:46:47Z

    Jaguar Land Rover has announced it will open a technical engineering office in Budapest, Hungary, early next year to support the management of its European supply chain. It follows the official opening of its €1.4 billion ($1.6 billion) assembly plant in Nitra (pictured), in neighbouring Slovakia, on October 25. Nick ...

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    WLTP causes sharp shift in German car sales

    2018-10-16T13:55:42Z

    New passenger car registrations in Germany fell 31% year-on-year to an estimated 200,100 in September. In August, the figure was a 25% increase to 316,400. German automotive industry association, the VDA, said the volatility was because of distortions caused by the new Worldwide Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), which is ...

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    Looking to technology to tackle looming disruption

    2018-10-10T15:33:56Z

    The automotive industry in the UK is in the shadow of looming disruption brought about not just by the uncertainties of Brexit but a host of other issues that will be made more problematic if the country leaves Europe without a deal on March 29 next year. Given that the ...

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    Auto industry still assessing impact of hurricane

    2018-09-19T10:34:49Z

    It is still too early to determine the full impact on the North American automotive supply chain of last week's Hurricane Florence, which hit the east coast of the US over the weekend and brought destruction to large areas of North and South Carolina. The hurricane, which caused damage to ...

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    Fuso to build CKD plant in Thailand

    2018-09-18T17:26:06Z

    Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has announced it will construct a complete knockdown (CKD) assembly plant in Thailand. In a first stage, the unit will put together Fuso’s heavy-duty FJ 2528C trucks, launched in Thailand earlier this year and designed for the rapidly growing construction sector. Work on ...

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    Smart logistics behind Mercedes-Benz US van plant

    2018-09-11T09:06:30Z

    Production of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van range has now begun at an expanded assembly plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, after a two-year construction period. Plans for the $500m Sprinter-focused expansion to the North Charleston site date back to March 2015 . The investment there has included a body shop, ...

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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 ...

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    Nissan opens up new production Frontier

    2018-08-07T17:36:17Z

    Japanese OEM Nissan has started manufacturing the Frontier pick-up truck in Argentina – the fifth country to make the vehicle. Known as the Nissan Navara elsewhere in the world, the vehicle is already produced in Mexico, Spain, China and Thailand. The company has opted to produce the truck in Alliance ...

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    BLG expands US services for Mercedes-Benz

    2018-07-25T10:22:21Z

    BLG Logistics is expanding its core operations in the US, where it acts as a supplier for Mercedes-Benz. The company is making its largest investment ever outside Germany at its US base in Vance, Alabama, where a total of $7.1m is being spent on setting up an automated small-parts warehouse ...

  • Dritter Anlauf im globalen Produktionsnetzwerk: Produktionsstart der Mercedes-Benz A-Klasse in Finnland
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    Valmet starts production of new Mercedes-Benz

    2018-07-18T11:18:31Z

    Finnish contract manufacturer Valmet Automotive has begun making the new A-class for Mercedes-Benz at Uusikaupunki in Finland, the third plant to make the latest version. The move to include contract production at Valmet was first announced last year. Pasi Rannus senior vice president manufacturing, Valmet Automotive, and the Valmet ...

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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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    Mercedes-Benz boosts local sourcing in South Africa

    2018-07-16T12:43:46Z

    Mercedes-Benz is enlarging its supply chain within South Africa as it expands production at its plant in East London, on the country’s east coast. The OEM has added 35 new suppliers based in South Africa to the plant’s supply chain, with seven being tier one suppliers and three sequencing suppliers. ...

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    Opening up the angles for multimodal

    2018-07-06T11:23:02Z

    Now in its 15th year, BMW’s joint venture with Brilliance China Automotive – BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) – is adopting a more multimodal approach to its outbound vehicle logistics in the country, and there are a number of reasons for that, according to the company’s vice-president of logistics and strategy, ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to expand South African plant

    2018-07-04T14:57:16Z

    German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz Cars is to spend €600m ($697m) on the assemb ly of the next generation of C-Class models at its plant in East London, South Africa. Factory space for passenger vehicle production will increase by two-thirds and include new logistic warehouses, paint and body shop s and an ...