All Nissan articles – Page 3

  • TransportesMarva03
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    Road transport in Mexico: no time for reflection

    2018-01-11T14:12:00Z

    About three years ago, trucking capacity for the movement of finished vehicles in Mexico was a big concern. Trucks are used for the delivery of all finished vehicles for the domestic market there, as well as supporting rail in moving vehicles to and from ports, and there were simply not ...

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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 ...

  • Denis Le Vot
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    Nissan appoints Sakamoto and Le Vot to strengthen management team

    2018-01-03T16:19:32Z

    Nissan Motor is kicking off the new year with couple of top executive changes in Japan and North America to strengthen its management structure. Hideyuki Sakamoto (pictured, left), who was executive vice-president of product engineering, has been appointed executive vice-president of manufacturing and supply chain management, effective from January 1 ...

  • PortGdansk_Adampol
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    Kia makes spot shipment of Slovakian-made cars via Gdansk

    2017-11-27T09:50:43Z

    [UPDATED] Kia Motors has started moving spot shipments of passenger cars made at its Zilina factory in Slovakia through the port of Gdansk in Poland for delivery to the UK. The Korean carmaker is working with Polish transport and logistics provider Adampol for the transport and processing of the vehicles. ...

  • Fábrica da Nissan em Resende atinge a marca de 20 mil veículos exportados
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    Nissan hits 20,000 exports from Brazil following project launch last year

    2017-11-22T12:39:56Z

    Nissan has exported 20,000 vehicles from its plant in Resende, Brazil, since its export project began in March 2016, it has reported this week. What is more, the carmaker expects to increase exports by 50% in 2018. The carmaker is sending volumes of the March (43%) and Versa (57%) compact ...

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    The twilight of global trade?

    2017-11-06T14:16:00Z

    Globalisation and free trade may be reversing towards regional supply chains for a mix of policy and economic reasons

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    Subaru admits to inappropriate practices in its Japanese inspection process

    2017-10-31T17:21:39Z

    Subaru has confirmed that an internal investigation at its Japan-based production facilities has revealed inappropriate practices in connection with the final vehicle inspection process. The OEM said that among other things, its investigation had discovered cases where individuals were conducting final vehicle inspections prior to their formal promotion as final ...

  • Nissan Japan
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    Nissan halts production for local market in Japan after inspection issue

    2017-10-25T15:52:55Z

    Nissan has halted production of cars in Japan destined for the local market after it found that unaccredited inspectors were still conducting final vehicle checks at its assembly plants – despite the company being notified a month earlier by authorities that its inspection process was non-compliant. Speaking at the Tokyo ...

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    Kobe’s data manipulation halts shipments, ripples through Japanese industry

    2017-10-11T10:51:13Z

    Car manufacturers in Japan are checking the extent to which they are affected by using incorrectly certified parts from Kobe Steel that has brought a halt to its shipments and could have impacts across the supply chain in Japan. Internal quality and government-ordered safety checks are being carried out after ...

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    General strike in Catalonia hits assembly at plants around Barcelona

    2017-10-04T09:57:02Z

    This week’s general strike in the Spanish region of Catalonia has disrupted vehicle production in the region and distribution networks across the modes. Strike action began on Tuesday (October 3rd) in protest at the police violence that hit the region’s independence referendum on October 1st. Hundreds of people were injured ...

  • John-Martin
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    Top level changes at Nissan North America

    2017-09-19T21:19:24Z

    John Martin (pictured) is moving from his role at Nissan North America as senior vice president of manufacturing, supply chain management and purchasing to take up a new role as executive vice president, Alliance Manufacturing Engineering and Supply Chain Management at Renault-Nissan Alliance.From the beginning of October Martin will oversee ...

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    Renault-Nissan Alliance forms China electric car JV with Dongfeng

    2017-08-29T15:33:57Z

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance has formed a new joint venture (JV) with Dongfeng Motor Group in China to develop and manufacture electric vehicles in the country. Named eGT New Energy Automotive, the joint venture will be half owned by Dongfeng, with Renault and Nissan each taking a 25% stake. Renault has ...

  • The Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Daqing, China
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    Vehicle protection: Trying to cover all bases

    2017-08-09T12:44:13Z

    In June this year, upmarket Volvo S90 sedans built at Volvo Cars’ plant in Daqing, northern China, began arriving at a car terminal at the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium for European distribution. Travelling not by sea, but by rail , they are transported in containers across Russia along the China-Europe ...

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    Nissan sells global battery business to Chinese private equity firm

    2017-08-08T16:52:01Z

    Nissan Motor Company says it has sold its global electric battery business to Chinese private investment fund, GSR Capital, for an undisclosed sum. The sale includes Nissan’s battery subsidiary, Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC), as well as battery manufacturing operations in Smyrna, Tennessee and in Sunderland, England. GSR, with offices ...

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    Petrol and diesel ban raises questions over UK’s ability to adapt to electrification

    2017-08-02T12:15:02Z

    Last week’s proposal by the UK government to ban sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 raises some serious questions over the UK’s ability to adapt to greater electrification, senior industry observers have pointed out. Reacting to the joint announcement by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural ...

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    Further stark warnings issued over impact of Brexit on UK automotive sector

    2017-08-02T10:40:37Z

    The UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has warned that a sudden exit from the European Union in 2019 could knock the country’s production rate back to 2016 levels. Its warning was issued in the same week as separate analysis highlighting the risk of cost increases for the ...

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    UK to invest in battery technology as it targets 2040 diesel and petrol ban

    2017-07-26T10:11:36Z

    UK business and energy secretary Greg Clark (pictured) has announced the first phase of a £246m ($320m) government investment in battery technology in the country. Known as the Faraday Challenge, the four-year investment round is a part of the government’s Industrial Strategy . The investment was revealed just a day ...

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    Shift in powertrains drives strong growth in battery production

    2017-07-25T15:38:33Z

    Production of lithium-ion batteries, like these ones at Nissan's Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant, looks set to soar Accelerating growth in electric and hybrid vehicle production is opening up a range of new supply chains across all areas of the automotive industry – not least in battery cell production. With ...

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    Nissan using Kinaxis software to improve supply chain planning

    2017-07-07T12:23:25Z

    Nissan has begun using a software system from Kinaxis to improve the accuracy and speed of planning in its supply chain. Kinaxis said the RapidResponse supply chain management (SCM) application would enable Nissan to concurrently plan across different parts of its global supply chain and give it end-to-end visibility. Given ...

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    Nissan to combine warehousing in Australia with partner Mitsubishi

    2017-06-06T17:25:16Z

    Nissan has announced it will establish a joint parts warehousing and logistics operation in Australia with fellow Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi, making it one of the first projects under their recently formed strategic alliance. In completing a $2.3 billion investment in a 34% stake last October, Nissan made Mitsubishi the third ...