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    INEOS in discussions with Daimler to produce Grenadier in Hambach

    2020-07-27T13:01:00Z

    British start-up INEOS Automotive may be making its new 4x4 vehicle in France instead of South Wales after German OEM Daimler announced it wanted to sell its Hambach factory in France. Head of supply chain management at INEOS, Marko Weisshaar (pictured), spoke about the possibility of a French connection during last week’s Livestream Hour

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    BMW signs deal with Northvolt for battery cell supply

    2020-07-22T11:45:00Z

    BMW has signed a deal worth €2 billion with Northvolt for supply of battery cells from 2024…

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    Groupe PSA and FCA merger will be called Stellantis

    2020-07-20T14:05:00Z

    Following last year’s announcement of the 50:50 merger between Group PSA and Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA), the two companies have announced that the merged company will be called Stellantis. The word derives from the Latin ‘to brighten with stars’…

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    Skoda’s CNC machines now ordering their own parts

    2020-07-20T13:40:00Z

    Skoda has taken another step in the digitalisation of logistics processes at its transmission plant in Vrchlabí in the Czech Republic with the autonomous ordering and delivery of parts for the CNC processing line at the facility..

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    Audi introduces smart logistics with Supermarket 2.0 system

    2020-07-20T11:29:00Z

    Audi has introduced a logistics system in which automated guided vehicles (AGVs) move containers of parts in sequence to manned pick stations on the assembly line…

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    Ford facing shutdowns in US because of engine shortage

    2020-07-13T10:32:00Z

    Ford is reported to be facing assemly shutdowns in the US this week because of engine supply problems out of Mexico caused by the coronavirus. Output at the carmaker’s engine plant in Chihuahua has been halved because of restrictions on production and supply caused by the virus, while its plants in the US are running at full production

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    VW transports car volumes to North America on Siem LNG vessel

    2020-06-22T11:56:00Z

    Volkswagen is sending 4,800 vehicles from Germany to North America on board a ro-ro vessel powered by liquified natural gas (LNG). The Siem Confuciuswhich was delivered to Siem Car Carriers in March this year, is headed for Mexico but will be making stops in Canada and the US..

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    Bad news for VW and Audi as Puebla rules out restart

    2020-06-15T11:20:00Z

    Ongoing health and safety concerns related to Covid-19 mean the planned restart for VW and Audi production in the Mexican state of Puebla have been delayed further, despite previous assurances they could restart under strict conditions on June 15

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    Skoda back in production in India as coronavirus challenges diminish

    2020-06-10T11:21:00Z

    Skoda has resumed vehicle manufacturing in India as coronavirus disruption eases, following improvements in supply chain activities and staff availability. Like other OEMs, Skoda had experienced difficulty sourcing parts and finding enough drivers because of restrictions on imports and the movement of people within India. ...

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    Audi confirms it will restart operations in Puebla on June 15

    2020-06-08T16:00:00Z

    German carmaker Audi will return to making the Q5 SUV in Puebla next week following the Mexican state’s move to open up manufacturing under strict health and safety protocols. It follows more than two months of shutdown because of disruptions to the supply chain caused by the coronavirus

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    VW gets the green light to reopen in Puebla on June 15

    2020-05-28T10:30:00Z

    Olivia Salomón, economic secretary of the Mexican state of Puebla, has just announced that German carmaker Volkswagen can reopen its plant there from June 15. However, it can only use 30% of its workforce in staggered shifts…

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    Mexico parts shortage hits production at Mercedes-Benz in Vance

    2020-05-19T10:43:00Z

    Parts supply shortages from Mexico mean that Mercedes-Benz will temporarily suspend production at its US plant in Alabama – Mercedes-Benz US International (MBUSI) next week…

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    BMW now working with NVIDIA to advance AI in logistics

    2020-05-18T13:24:00Z

    BMW is prioritising intelligent logistics robots in its stated objective of using higher performance computer technology across vehicle making operations..

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    USMCA will go ahead in July but automotive approval could take 18 months

    2020-05-18T11:25:00Z

    The new free trade agreement between the US, Canada and Mexico automotive sector will not have full consensus from the automotive industry by July 1 according to Al Zapanta, CEO, US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, because agreement on labour and vehicle content still need approval

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    Kia UK opens online sales and provides maintenance services

    2020-05-11T10:13:00Z

    Kia dealers in the UK have been given the go-ahead to take remote orders from customers (though dealer showrooms remain closed) and some are reopening workshops to carry out aftermarket services, including repairs and MOTs…

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    Coronavirus pandemic could force supplier consolidation

    2020-05-04T11:14:00Z

    The Covid-19 pandemic will exact a heavy toll on automotive manufacturers and suppliers, who will face mounting financial losses and growing debt. Some may not survive, at least in their current form or without further government bailouts. Such financial fallout, and the need for companies to reduce costs and consolidate investments, could prompt more consolidation at all levels of the automotive industry in the coming years.

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    Start-stop production part of the new normal for OEMs

    2020-05-04T09:36:00Z

    Carmakers are potentially hostage to a halting series of restarts as the automotive industry tries to gradually restart production across Europe in regions seeing a lowering of coronavirus infections. During last week’s Livestream event from Ultima Media Matteo Fini, executive director, automotive supply chain and technology, at market analyst IHS Markit said start and stop operations, such as Kia has recently experienced, are definitely part of the new normal

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    Seat to restart production this week

    2020-04-27T09:18:00Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat has announced it will restart production gradually from April 27 after agreeing testing procedures on employees with union representatives. Seat aims to use polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing on its employees to screen for the coronavirus…

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    Kia suspends production in Slovakia on supply shortages

    2020-04-21T21:38:00Z

    Kia has had to halt the assembly lines two weeks after restarting them, demonstrating the challenges that OEMs face in restarting vehicle production during the ongoing lockdown and coronavirus crisis.

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    Skoda’s Mladá Boleslav parts centre supporting global aftermarket

    2020-04-21T11:49:00Z

    Czech carmaker Skoda is ensuring the global delivery of service parts from its genuine parts centre in Mladá Boleslav, which is now once again operating on three shifts. The 180,000 sq.m parts centre, which is the biggest such facility in the Czech Republic, is one of three European master depots in the VW Group, of which Skoda is a subsidiary….