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    Honda adapts transport processes in North America as supply chain costs rise

    2019-09-18T09:22:00Z

    Honda of America Manufacturing has 12 US production centres With 20 manufacturing centres across North America, 12 of them in the US, and 607 US-based suppliers, Honda has a highly complex supply chain in the region. Moreover, the volume of parts being transported to its assembly ...

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    US automotive market to struggle against backdrop of global challenges

    2019-09-17T17:37:00Z

    US light vehicle sales forecast by PWC, covering 2015-2025 Vehicle sales in the US are predicted to slow down from next year, and with a possible recession on the way carmakers and their suppliers could face a difficult few years, delegates heard at last week’s 20 ...

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    Daimler tests automated trucks on public roads

    2019-09-11T13:35:00Z

    Daimler Trucks and its newly acquired business, Torc Robotics, which specialises in automated driving technology, have moved to the next stage of their autonomous truck trials in the US. The companies announced that they have been trying out automated lorries with Level 4 technology on highways in ...

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    VinFast ramps up production in Vietnam

    2019-09-11T13:19:00Z

    LUX SA2.0, VinFast Vietnamese carmaker VinFast is now in the third month of production at its $3.5 billion assembly plant in the northern port city of Hai Phong, with two models now being distributed to the domestic market: the Lux A2.0 saloon and an SUV called ...

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    Delivery of Mercedes-Benz imports blocked by bottleneck

    2019-09-10T15:23:00Z

    Supply problems have been hampering the delivery of imported Mercedes-Benz GLEs in Germany. Daimler is using the former military airport at Ahlhorn in northern Germany to store an unspecified number of the SUVs because of a supply chain bottleneck in the US that has left the vehicle ...

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    BMW investing in South Korean aftermarket logistics

    2019-09-02T16:21:00Z

    BMW’s division in South Korea is investing KRW 30 billion ($24.7m) to improve logistics at its Anseong parts distribution centre (PDC). The company is enlarging the existing facility to 88,000 sq.m, an expansion of more than 30,000 sq.m. In doing so it said it would build on the availability of ...

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    Alfonso Sancha takes lead purchasing role at Seat

    2019-08-27T13:02:00Z

    Alfonso Sancha (pictured) will take over as Seat’s executive vice-president for purchasing effective September 1, moving from his current position as head of purchasing of metal parts for parent company, the Volkswagen Group. His goals in the new role include developing Seat’s electric strategy within the ...

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    DPCA to close plant and cut workforce in China as market slows

    2019-08-20T10:47:00Z

    French carmaker Groupe PSA and Chinese partner Dongfeng Motor are reported to be making cuts at their Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobiles (DPCA) joint venture that include halving the workforce, closing a plant and selling another.

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    VW takes electric Silk Road train to put ID.R at Heaven’s Gate

    2019-08-20T10:39:00Z

    German OEM Volkswagen (VW) has opted to use the new Silk Road rail route to China to transport its prototype electric ID.R car – and all the ancillary equipment – for a motoring challenge in Tianmen.

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    Mercedes-Benz truck trial reveals positive results

    2019-08-07T11:16:00Z

    A battery electric Mercedes-Benz eActros run by logistics provider Logistik Schmitt has become an established part of the German truck manufacturer’s supply chain