All Mercedes-Benz articles – Page 2

  • Kecskemet_Merc
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    Mercedes-Benz starts work on new plant in Hungary

    2018-06-12T17:25:24Z

    Germany’s Mercedes-Benz Cars has broken ground on a €1 billion ($1.18 billion) ‘full-flex' plant at Kecskemét in Hungary. The full-flex concept – the model for all the OEM’s future car assembly lines – is designed to allow for flexible production of cars with a wide variety of body and drive ...

  • LandCruiserPrado
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    Vehicle imports to Russia increase in the first quarter

    2018-05-29T09:26:13Z

    Russia imported almost 67,000 finished vehicles during the first quarter 2018, up by just under 50% compared to the same period last year, according to a statement from the country’s Federal Customs Service. Imports over the period were equal to $1.65 billion. It is the first time in a decade ...

  • Boao_Forum
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    China cuts import tariffs on vehicles and parts

    2018-05-23T10:56:04Z

    China’s Ministry of Finance has announced that import duty on foreign-made cars will fall from 25% to 15% with effect from July 1, with tariffs on automotive parts dropping from around 10% to 6%. The move delivers on a promise by China’s president Xi Jinping last month that the country ...

  • smart Werk Hambach
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    Mercedes-Benz to build compact EV in France

    2018-05-23T09:38:23Z

    Germany’s Mercedes-Benz Cars has chosen the Hambach factory in France as its base for assembly of a compact electric car under its EQ brand, part of a wider expansion of the company’s electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing capabilities . Preparations for the new model will start shortly, with around €500m ($585m) ...

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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 ...

  • Pacifica_Windsor
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    Carmakers still dealing with fallout from Meridian fire

    2018-05-16T11:29:15Z

    Carmakers in North America are still being affected by inbound supply problems stemming from a fire that hit the Michigan facility run by a division of components supplier Meridian Lightweight Technologies at the beginning of May . The Magnesium Products of America plant makes instrument panel components. Ford’s output of ...

  • Human Rights Respect System
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    Daimler takes a systematic approach to human rights

    2018-05-09T14:16:53Z

    Daimler has announced implementation of its new Human Rights Respect System, in a move designed to ensure a systematic approach to human rights within its supply chain. The German group already has a long-established supplier sustainability standards system in place which states working conditions must respect human rights and explicitly ...

  • harman_Suzhou
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    Harman expands Suzhou factory

    2018-05-01T17:22:26Z

    Samsung Electronics subsidiary Harman International has expanded its plant in Suzhou, China, which produces audio and connected car products. Extra production lines have been added and the company said the extra space would allow it to optimise order handling and scheduling there as well as improve the layout of its ...

  • Brazil factfile
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    Waking up to a new dawn

    2018-04-27T15:51:03Z

    Brazilian vehicle manufacturers are increasingly optimistic that the country can claw its way out of a deep recession. The country is experiencing a period of low inflation, low interest rates, light GDP growth and a tentative recovery in employment, reflected in improving purchasing power and consumer confidence. Moreover, consumers with ...

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    The ethics of sourcing for electrics

    2018-04-27T11:11:38Z

    As the march towards mass-market take-up of electric vehicles continues, there is a growing focus on the sustainability of the raw materials used in the EV and battery supply chain, such as copper, nickel, cobalt and lithium. Generally speaking, the social and environmental impacts of raw material production will ...

  • Boao_Forum
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    China to slash car import tariffs and aid foreign JVs

    2018-04-13T14:49:47Z

    China’s president Xi Jinping has said the country will greatly reduce its current 25% duty on foreign-made cars as part of wider efforts to increase imports and reduce its trade surplus with other countries. “This year we will significantly lower import tariffs for vehicles and reduce import tariffs for some ...

  • 10C1051_12 lr
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    Mercedes-Benz: Taking an end-to-end approach

    2018-04-12T17:23:00Z

    It may have taken Mercedes-Benz around 120 years to reach 1m cars per year, breaching the mark around the turn of the 21 st century. However, the recent surge in growth of the brand has seen it rise by around 1m units in sales and production in just five years, ...

  • RandyBeggs_Proficient
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    Proficient Auto Transport appoints new president and CEO

    2018-04-11T12:01:03Z

    Randy Beggs (pictured) has moved from his role as COO at US-based finished vehicle haulier, Proficient Auto Transport, to become president and CEO. He will now handle the day-to-day running of the company. Beggs replaces Kirk Williams, who held the role since 2004 and has now become chairman of the ...

  • AGVs_Brazil
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    Mercedes-Benz starts up industry 4.0-based truck line in Brazil

    2018-04-04T09:44:11Z

    Mercedes-Benz do Brasil has started production on a new truck assembly line at its plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo that uses industry 4.0 technology to raise production line and inbound logistics efficiency. The move follows a three-year investment programme totalling 500m real ($150.6m). The company said the use of ...

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    What3words: Innovative addressing solution

    2018-02-06T10:29:42Z

    'Innovative addressing solution' aptly summarises the product the founders of a start-up came up with over three years ago. It also happens to be the co-ordinates of an exact 3m x 3m location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The original concept that would become What3words was born when ...

  • Pasaia
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    Pasajes suffers sharp drop in throughput

    2018-01-31T12:16:01Z

    The northern Spanish port of Pasajes (also known by its Basque name of Pasaia) experienced a sharp drop in vehicle traffic over the first 11 months of last year. The port handled 215,119 units during the period – a fall of 8.8% compared to the same period in 2016, according ...

  • Produktionsstart für die neue S-Klasse im Mercedes-Benz Werk Sindelfingen
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    Mercedes automates tool selection for CLS

    2018-01-30T16:24:15Z

    Mercedes-Benz has begun using an automated system to provide operation-specific screwdrivers to workers assembling the new, third-generation CLS at its Sindelfingen plant in Germany. The move is designed to provide staff with optimal support by supplying tools automatically along with the right order data and process parameters for the assigned ...

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    Russian regulation: Get local or get going

    2018-01-10T11:33:04Z

    The industrial assembly policy that Russia’s government has been pursuing since 2008 initially looked to have played out quite well, encouraging the world’s leading automotive manufacturers to build assembly plants in the country. But after several economic crises, including a sharp devaluation of the rouble in 2014 and subsequent market ...

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    Drone technology: Getting ready to take off?

    2018-01-08T14:57:26Z

    As global giants like Amazon continue to assess the viability of using unmanned aerial vehicles for deliveries, companies around the world are becoming ever more interested in the potential of drones. Aside from making consumer deliveries, drone technology has already emerged as an active area of research and development in ...