All OEM news articles – Page 18

  • Hambach Ineos Daimler Smart
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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.

  • Microchip semiconductor shortage automotive industry
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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.

  • Tanjung Pelapas port Malaysia Volkswagen
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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.

  • Ford Ka+ Camaçari
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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.

  • BMW sourcing battery materials
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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.

  • VW Charging Robot connected to ID.3
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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.

  • Nissan Ariya
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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.

  • Ford Fiesta Cobots Cologne
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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. 

  • BostonDynamics OttoMotors Handle
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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.

  • MercActrosTruck
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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.

  • GM Egypt Assembly
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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.

  • HVO Bio fuel 1
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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.

  • AWS_BMW_cloud
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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.

  • Mercedes CO2 neutral supply chain
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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.

  • Audi Augmented Reality
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    Audi using augmented reality for logistics and production planning

    2020-12-03T17:26:00Z

    Audi is using 3D holograms to better plan production logistics processes at its vehicle assembly plants. The use of augmented reality technology removes the need to produce prototypes of equipment or containers, making planning more cost and time efficient, according to the carmaker.

  • Scania_EVs
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    Sustainability at the core of Scania’s strategy for the future

    2020-12-03T13:46:00Z

    Scania has a strategy-focused approach to sustainability in its inbound supply chain according to Mathias Wijkström, head of the global Scania Production System (SPS) Office. That strategy encompasses the packaging the commercial vehicle maker uses for inbound parts and is informing its management of the batteries used to power its Scania Citywide electric bus.

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    VW boosts green credentials of lithium battery supply to Zwickau

    2020-11-30T15:13:00Z

    Volkswagen is using a combination of rail and automated unloading to move batteries to its plant in Zwickau, Germany, its first plant dedicated to electric vehicle production, which is currently making the ID.3 and ID.4. The move further reduces the carbon footprint of the plant and is another step closer to its zero-emission sustainability strategy – goTOzero.

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    VW switches to recycled oil to power ro-ro vessels

    2020-11-27T15:28:00Z

    In an innovative response to lowering emissions in European maritime freight transport, Volkswagen Group Logistics has set up an initiative for ro-ro vessels carrying its vehicles to use vegetable oil, including oil recycled from restaurants and the food industry.

  • Simon_Motter_VWGroupLogistics
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    Motter to replace Zernechel as head of VW Group Logistics

    2020-11-26T17:21:00Z

    Volkswagen’s Thomas Zernechel is retiring at the end of 2020 after 16 years as head of VW Group Logistics. He will be replaced on January 1 next year by Simon Motter, previously head of supply chain at Audi’s Ingolstadt plant, who joined VW Group Logistics at the beginning of November in preparation for the new role.