OEMs – Page 12

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    BMW’s balance of power

    2020-01-14T13:12:00Z

    BMW already has a 6% share of the market for new registered battery electric and photovoltaic electric vehicles but to meet the increase in demand in the coming years it has plans to have 1m fully electric and hybrid vehicles on the road by the end of 2021. In preparation it is moving battery production closer to its main areas of global assembly 

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    Article

    Taking the assault out of the battery

    2020-01-14T13:12:00Z

    The traceability of raw materials used in the production of lithium-ion batteries, such as lithium and cobalt, is one of the main sustainability challenges faced by carmakers who are investing to meet the consumer demand and regulatory pressures behind the electric vehicle revolution

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    Article

    Weighing the cost of the EV revolution

    2020-01-14T13:10:00Z

    The rise in the number of electric vehicles being transported in Europe is bringing with it some significant challenges for those carriers tasked with volume shipments. They are having to deal with heavier and higher voltage vehicles that need charging on routes that cross countries with differing regulations on load dimensions

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    German domestic car market expands, but exports and output fall

    2020-01-14T10:25:00Z

    Registrations for new passenger cars in Germany last year grew by 5% year-on-year to 3.607m vehicles…

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    Article

    Is Sony’s Vision S a scary sight, or a revelation for carmakers and suppliers?

    2020-01-14T06:00:00Z

    Should automotive manufacturers and the supply chain fear or embrace this surprise announcement from the consumer technology giant?

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    Interview

    Mena aftermarket: Playing a bigger part

    2020-01-13T09:21:00Z

    Overall economic growth may be lacklustre, but automotive aftermarket sales are on the increase in the Middle East and North Africa…

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    Interview

    Q&A: Sulaiman Pallak, GM Middle East and North Africa

    2020-01-13T09:12:00Z

    In the absence of a production hub, OEMs operating in the Middle East must import both vehicles and parts. GM’s head of purchasing and supply chain for Africa and the Middle East tells Automotive Logistics about the challenges and opportunities in the region…

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    Article

    Pairing up for progress: The advance of digital twins

    2020-01-10T15:32:00Z

    A computer-based tool for process planning, quality checking, monitoring systems and a wide range of other uses, digital twinning is increasingly making its presence felt across the automotive industry. In essence, this is a version of something in real life, such as a piece of machinery, a production line or a supply chain operation, which is recreated on a desktop computer or a tablet. Digital twins are now used across manufacturing and warehouse operations to manage material flow, complete the order-to-delivery process and make efficiency and quality improvements in vehicle production.

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    News

    Shifting gears: How Skoda automated Vrchlabí

    2020-01-09T12:11:00Z

    The smallest of Skoda’s production plants, the Vrchlabí site in the Czech Republic has been producing direct shift transmissions for the Volkswagen Group since 2012..

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    Article

    Suppliers set CEE on firm foundations

    2020-01-08T10:52:00Z

    In the decades since the end of the Cold War, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) has been attracting automotive components suppliers by virtue of its cheap labour, low taxes and convenient geographical location. Now, the region is aiming to maintain or even build on its gains in the face of vehicle electrification, rising global competition and other challenges.

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    Daimler Buses to start 3D printing of spare parts

    2020-01-08T10:35:00Z

    German OEM Daimler Buses enters the new year looking to develop a new business model: directly producing spare parts in-house for customers via 3D printing… 

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    News

    Russia to help fund localisation of parts production

    2020-01-03T17:24:00Z

    The Russian government will allocate state support over the next five years to companies investing in the latest technology who agree to produce parts for more than one OEM, according to a new automotive industry development strategy

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    Toyota to pick up parts from suppliers in Tokai

    2019-12-24T10:17:00Z

    Toyota Motor Corp is to start collecting parts from suppliers, instead of the usual practice of each component manufacturer delivering them, in the Tokai region of Japan from next September…

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    News

    Carmakers ignore the critical source of EV battery materials

    2019-12-23T11:30:00Z

    OEMs and companies in the automotive supply chain show a lack of comprehension of how serious the situation is in accessing key metals required for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, according to Scott Williamson, managing director of Australian mineral explorer and mine developer Blackstone Minerals…

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    Article

    Running short: US trucking sector battles driver deficit

    2019-12-19T16:39:00Z

    Car transporters across the US are feeling the effects of a significant shortage of drivers across the finished vehicle logistics sector – and are searching for the best solutions to tackle the continuing difficulties it poses to operations…

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    FCA and Groupe PSA agree terms of merger

    2019-12-18T14:58:00Z

    Following initial statements made in November, Groupe PSA and Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) have signed a 50:50 merger agreement that will create the fourth largest carmaker by volume, based on a current annual combined production of 8.7m units…

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    Exoskeletons to support lineside employees at Audi

    2019-12-18T10:31:00Z

    German carmaker Audi is trialling two types of exoskeletons to see if they can lessen the load for production workers…

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    Audi to start recycling cobalt and nickel with Umicore

    2019-12-17T16:00:00Z

    Audi is to begin taking cobalt and nickel from end-of-life batteries of its e-tron electric vehicle (EV) so partner Umicore can use the recovered materials in new battery cells…

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    News

    Sato sets up auto-ID services in Guanajuato

    2019-12-17T15:12:00Z

    Labelling provider Sato has set up a division in Guanajuato, Mexico focused on the automotive industry…

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    FCA joins blockchain network to ensure ethical sourcing for EVs

    2019-12-17T14:57:00Z

    Global carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has become a member of the Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network (RSBN) for sustainable and accountable sourcing and production practices from mine-to-market…