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  • JLR_Brazil
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    Jaguar Land Rover opens plant in Brazil for local supply

    2016-06-15T13:05:15Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has opened its 750m reais ($215m, £152m) manufacturing facility in Brazil. It is the first wholly-owned manufacturing plant the carmaker has set up outside of the UK (its plant in China is a joint venture with Chery), and the first automotive facility opened by a UK-based ...

  • Steve Carlisle addresses the Society of Automotive Analysts
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    GM chooses Ontario for engineering and software development centre

    2016-06-15T12:56:04Z

    GM's Steve Carlisle, vice-president, Global Product Planning GM has said it will expand its engineering and software development work at a facility in Ontario, Canada. The Canadian Technical Centre will play a leading role in the development of the next generation of connected, autonomous and alternative-fuel vehicles, according to ...

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    Storm halts Toyota production in Texas

    2016-05-19T16:11:31Z

    Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas (TMMTX), a subsidiary of Toyota, has suspended production at its manufacturing and assembly plant in San Antonio after storm damage. The plant, which makes the Tundra full-size and Tacoma mid-size pickup trucks, was battered by a storm which left up to four inches of rain in ...

  • Honda_Thai_plant
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    Honda officially opens latest Thai plant

    2016-05-18T12:40:37Z

    Honda has officially opened its new plant at the Rojana Industrial Park in Thailand, following the beginning of Civic assembly there in March this year. The industrial park is in Prachinburi province, where the OEM has invested 17.15 billion bahts ($465m) in a 214,000 sq.m facility that will have an ...

  • Automotive logistics China Wang Gencai
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    China conference: Using logistics to hold onto the spare parts business

    2016-04-27T14:54:08Z

    Wang Gencai, Dongfeng Nissan As the number of cars plying China’s road increases, demand for parts has also been rising across the length and breadth of the country. However, the current model of OEM spare parts sales and distribution in China is poised for disruption, both from independent and ...

  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA sunset
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    FCA: Making hay while the sun shines

    2016-03-29T11:29:19Z

    After six years basking in the glow of rising US sales, and now enjoying low fuel prices, Fiat Chrysler needs to improve productivity today before things change again, says Marc Brazeau, head of outbound and Mexico logistics in North America A team on a long winning streak can build momentum ...

  • B-MAX_Craiova_6_HR
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    Ford confirms plans for EcoSport assembly in Romania

    2016-03-23T10:18:51Z

    Following speculation last month that Ford could bring production of its EcoSport SUV to the Craiova plant in Romania , the carmaker has now confirmed that it is investing up to €200m ($223m) to do just that, along with its component tooling suppliers. It plans to begin assembly at the ...

  • Michael Gorny, Opel ALEurope
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    Europe conference: Leading the fourth industrial revolution

    2016-03-21T10:51:05Z

    Christian Schwede, head of department at Fraunhofer IML As Sam Cooke sang, “a change is gonna come.” While he may not have been singing about the possible fourth industrial revolution – or Industry 4.0 – everyone at this year’s Automotive Logistics Europe conference in Bonn was in agreement that ...

  • Aston Martin DBX concept
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    Aston Martin gives boost to UK supply chain

    2016-02-24T14:15:13Z

    Aston Martin has announced that it will build a new model in Wales, creating thousands of jobs across the supply chain. The OEM will build the crossover DBX (first shown as a concept in early 2015) in a facility in St Athan in Glamorgan. It will be Aston Martin’s second ...