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    LEVC opens parts distribution centre in Germany with TVS

    2021-01-26T11:03:00Z

    The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has opened a parts distribution centre in Eisenach, Germany as part of a new five-year deal with TVS Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) to operate a parts distribution network in Europe.

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    VW reported to be seeking compensation from suppliers

    2021-01-26T10:02:00Z

    Volkswagen is reported to be in discussion with two of its top suppliers over possible compensation for losses caused to its output in Germany.

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    Stellantis announces top logistics and supply chain roles

    2021-01-25T16:41:00Z

    Following the completion of the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Groupe PSA into the newly formed Stellantis earlier this month, the company has appointed its top executive team, with Michelle Wen taking the lead role for purchasing and supply chain.

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    VW ends Golf production in Mexico in favour of Taos SUV

    2021-01-25T14:37:00Z

    Volkswagen has ended production of the Golf hatchback at its Puebla plant in Mexico. The performance versions of the new Golf will be imported from Germany while American production shifts to SUVs.

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    Honda to import Cruise Origin AV to Japan this year

    2021-01-25T11:30:00Z

    Honda will be importing test versions of the Cruise autonomous, electric vehicle from the US to Japan this year for use in its Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) business there. Meanwhile, Cruise and its owner GM have signed a deal with Microsoft to further commercialise autonomous vehicles through the computing giant’s Azure application.

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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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    Semiconductor shortage will hit auto industry well into 2021

    2021-01-19T11:23:00Z

    An ongoing shortage in semiconductor supply is disrupting production of parts and vehicles around the world. The supply bottleneck, which is caused by a combination of factors, including the impact of Covid-19 on production in the first half of 2020 and on manufacturing investment, is affecting a number of major carmakers and their suppliers.

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    VW Group reports success of Asia-Pacific PDC in Malaysia

    2021-01-18T17:53:00Z

    Volkswagen Group’s 50,000 sq.m regional parts distribution centre (PDC) in the Malaysian port of Tanjung Pelepas is processing aftersales parts for 21 markets in the wider Asia-Pacific region.

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    Ford cuts its losses in Brazil with closure of all production in 2021

    2021-01-12T09:54:00Z

    Ford will shut all three of its production facilities in Brazil this year and import vehicles from other markets in South America, including neighbouring Argentina and Uruguay, to meet demand in the country.

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    BMW’s purchasing strategy gets more sustainable for EVs

    2021-01-12T09:35:00Z

    BMW Group is more closely aligning its purchasing activity with goals for greater sustainability as it plans for greater vehicle electrification.

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    VW unveils EV charging robot with potential to support outbound logistics

    2021-01-05T16:06:00Z

    Volkswagen Group Components has presented a mobile robot that can autonomously charge electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids, offering a potential solution to keep EVs charged during storage in compounds.

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    Nissan denies cuts in Europe while Alliance continues with synergies

    2021-01-04T15:55:00Z

    Nissan has refuted reports circulated this week that it is cutting direct distribution and sales of models for eastern regions of Europe and moving them to Alliance partner Renault’s network.

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    AI and automation need people and quality data to succeed

    2020-12-23T16:22:00Z

    Experts from BMW, Ford, Symbio Robotics and Cosmo Tech discussed how artificial intelligence (AI) and automation in automotive production need fast ramp-up times and adoption by employees to succeed. High-quality data and use of simulation are also key.

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    JLR looks for supply chain transparency with Circulor investment

    2020-12-18T13:43:00Z

    The venture capital and mobility division of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) – InMotion Ventures – has invested an undisclosed sum in blockchain technology provider Circulor. 

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    Hyundai Motor buys controlling stake in Boston Dynamics

    2020-12-14T11:28:00Z

    Hyundai Motor Group is buying an 80% stake in robotics provider Boston Dynamics, worth $880m to develop and commercialise robotics, with applications ranging from component manufacturing to smart logistics.

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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.

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    GM Middle East to import more vehicles from China

    2020-12-14T10:26:00Z

    GM will be importing more vehicles from China to supply the Middle East following a re-evaluation of its sourcing strategy triggered by Covid-19, according to Sulaiman Pallak, head of purchasing and supply chain for GM Africa and Middle East.

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    Bentley switches to renewable fuel for logistics at Crewe

    2020-12-13T19:00:00Z

    Prestige carmaker Bentley is now using vegetable oil to run the trucks it uses to transfer inbound parts to its assembly UK plant in Crewe from its storage depot in Winsford. The carmaker has installed a 34,000-litre hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) tank at the Crewe site to fuel ten trucks with the recycled oil. It is also using the facility to fuel more than 20 smaller on-site security vehicles and delivery vans.

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    BMW to use AWS cloud computing software to improve supply chain visibility

    2020-12-11T16:22:00Z

    BMW and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have agreed to jointly develop applications to use AWS’ cloud computing platform to increase efficiency, performance and sustainability across the lifecycle of its vehicles, from design to aftersales services.

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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.