OEMs – Page 7

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    Slovakia stays strong in straightened times

    2019-10-24T09:28:00Z

    The news announced earlier this year that Volkswagen (VW) was going to scrap 3,000 of the 15,000 jobs at its Slovakian plant came virtually out of the blue and sparked off speculation that the country’s authorities might have been so absorbed with labour reform during the ongoing election campaign that they have unintentionally made the domestic automotive sector less attractive for foreign investors.

  • Car and parts imports and exports, UK and EU
    Article

    Snapshot of UK automotive before Brexit

    2019-10-23T14:54:00Z

    As the UK approaches the decisive moment in its struggle to leave the EU, after three years of debate and negotiation, now seems like a very good time to take a look at the state of the country’s automotive industry in the run up to Brexit. No doubt there will be some changes – quite possibly drastic ones – to sales, production and export figures once the UK is finally out of the EU, so an update will surely be needed in the coming months.

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    Typhoon forces Subaru to halt production at Gunma

    2019-10-22T14:55:00Z

    Japanese OEM Subaru has suspended production for around a week at its Gunma assembly plant because parts suppliers suffered flooding and other damage as Typhoon Hagibis passed through the country. The carmaker shortened operating hours as the storm approached on October 12. The factory in Ota, ...

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    American Axle opens factory in Spain for European growth

    2019-10-22T10:09:00Z

    US-based tier supplier American Axle Manufacturing (AAM) has inaugurated a plant at Viladecans, close to Barcelona, which consolidates two smaller factories in nearby Gavà. The new, 15,600 sq.m manufacturing plant has a lean, efficient layout and optimised materials flow for delivery of components to ...

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    Russia confirms logistics subsidies for car deliveries from Far East

    2019-10-22T08:59:00Z

    The Russian federal government has introduced “long-term logistics subsidies” on vehicles transported to the European side of the country from the Far East, to be in place by December 1 this year. The latest development appears to repeal the decision announced by Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak in April of 2018 ...

  • AL CEE Summit, Budapest
    Article

    CEE: At the heart of Europe’s electric future

    2019-10-16T13:54:00Z

    OEMs and tier suppliers are investing in Central and Eastern Europe with a particular focus on electric, connected and autonomous mobility. Delegates at the Automotive Logistics CEE Summit in Budapest heard about the latest challenges and opportunities.

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    Vitesco Technologies to supply electric axle drives to PSA and Hyundai

    2019-10-16T09:03:00Z

    Industry newcomer Vitesco Technologies has signed accords with carmakers Groupe PSA and Hyundai to provide what it said is the first fully integrated, electric axle drive system for volume-production models. “The agreement with two leading OEMs highlights Vitesco Technologies’ position as a pioneer of intelligent customised ...

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    GPA expands vehicle handling space at Brunswick port

    2019-10-08T14:08:00Z

    The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has added 40 acres (16 hectares) of dedicated ro-ro space at Brunswick port’s Colonel’s Island Terminal. The additional dock space increases the car storage area at the vehicle terminal by 6,000 spaces and will help speed vessel turnaround

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    Stricter EU CO2 regulations will reshape vehicle platforms and car design

    2019-10-04T11:20:00Z

    As OEMs try to reduce CO2 and transition to electric vehicles in the face of the high fines, we expect a profound impact on vehicle design.

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    Navistar plans new truck plant in Texas

    2019-10-02T11:20:00Z

    US truck and bus manufacturer Navistar International says it will build an assembly works in San Antonio, Texas, subject to finalisation of incentive packages. The site’s attractions include it being on a “critical corridor” linking the company’s southern US and Mexican supply bases, which allows for ...

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    Suppliers will face squeeze as OEMs push to meet EU CO2 targets

    2019-10-02T09:58:00Z

    As carmakers strive to reach the more stringent CO2 emissions targets being phased in across the EU next year, we predict that many are likely to put more pressure on their supply base to help reduce emissions

  • Tanger Med, Morocco
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    Tangible progress: Morocco boosts automotive production and logistics

    2019-09-30T14:08:00Z

    There is no doubt that shipping professionals are familiar with the Moroccan city of Tangier, as it is ranked 50th among container ports worldwide. The first container terminal opened in 2007 and has since been joined by three others; two at Tanger Med port 1 and two at Tanger Med port 2.

  • Joanne Perry
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    Hunkering in a bunker for Brexit

    2019-09-30T10:16:00Z

    I type this surrounded by tins of baked beans, a stack of chocolate bars and a few bottles of merlot – not my usual ‘writing supplies’ (although, close), but the contents of my Brexit bunker in which I am waiting for the end of life as we know it. For it’s slightly over a month to go before the UK is due to leave the EU and what will happen next is still unclear. Deal? No deal? Riots in the streets? Right now, it is anyone’s guess…

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    OEMs’ profit strategies today could hurt them tomorrow

    2019-09-30T08:53:00Z

    Ahead of stringent EU emissions targets starting in 2020, some carmakers are pursuing strategies that actually go against what they will ultimately need to do to reduce hefty fines. This makes sense – but only for now

  • Joanne Perry
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    Teenage dreams and EVs – why it's not as simple as Thunberg thinks

    2019-09-30T08:51:00Z

    “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words… How dare you continue to look away and come here saying that you’re doing enough, when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight?” With such powerful language did 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg reproach world leaders at the UN’s Climate Action Summit last month. The ferocity of the pink-cheeked teenager provoked a tidal wave of reactions. I have a few observations myself….

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    EU fines and electric future not entirely in the hands of OEMs

    2019-09-26T09:56:00Z

    In the face of government and citizens’ rising concern over climate change, vehicle emission regulations around the world are tightening, especially in Europe. In our latest business intelligence report, we forecast that carmakers will face hefty fines under tightening vehicle emission targets, driven largely by factors outside their control.

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    Toyota to invest in Sao Paulo plant with focus on exports

    2019-09-25T11:48:00Z

    Japanese OEM Toyota has announced plans to spend 1 billion reals ($242m) on its Sorocaba car assembly plant in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The focus will be on adding a third model to the Etios and Yaris cars the factory already builds for domestic and foreign markets. ...

  • Ian Henry
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    Comment: It’s carmaking, Jim, but not as we know it – Grenadier turns industry logic on its head

    2019-09-25T11:11:00Z

    Led by Jim Ratcliffe, chemicals company Ineos – which also has interests in cycling and football – is now diversifying into the automotive industry. But the economics of its project to build a successor to the Land Rover Defender are questionable in terms of the logistics and also the current trading environment faced by Brexit Britain… 

  • Future opportunities
    Article

    Opportunities ahead for automotive OEMs and tier suppliers

    2019-09-25T06:00:00Z

    The downturn in automotive sales volume creates many challenges, but the transitional state of the industry also provides many business opportunities, according to a forecast and report from Ultima Media.

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    Renault rewarded for reducing freight emissions

    2019-09-24T15:28:00Z

    Source: Groupe Renault Communication French carmaker Renault has been recognised for lowering the volume of CO 2 emissions from its freight transport. It came third among companies making most progress in voluntarily reducing the environmental impact of their freight activities under the Fret21 programme ...