OEMs – Page 9

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    Article

    GM expands service parts distribution in Michigan

    2019-08-07T13:02:00Z

    The vehicle-maker has officially opened a $65m service parts centre in Michigan that will pack 120m parts per year for the AC Delco and GM Genuine Parts brands. The new facility, which covers 102,000 sq.m in the suburb of Burton in Flint, is triple the size of the facility it is replacing and employs 800 people, according to GM.

  • brexit-flag-jigsaw
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    The facts don't support the idea of 'global Britain'

    2019-08-07T10:31:00Z

    One of the claims repeated by proponents of Brexit is that ‘global Britain’ will be able to exploit the many opportunities of free trade open to it when the country leaves the EU, whether on World Trade Organization (WTO) terms or not. But this view fails to take into account how the global automotive industry works – and, specifically, the UK’s place in it. Let’s look at the facts.

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    Why the UK’s aim to be a world leader in EVs is nothing but a dream

    2019-08-06T09:28:00Z

    We haven’t yet heard from members of the UK’s new, Boris Johnson government on its vision for EVs, but every time a member of Theresa May’s government spoke about the car industry, you were almost guaranteed to hear them say that the UK was going to be a world leader in electric vehicles (EVs). The idea is, in fact, laughable…

  • Interior, Toyota Parts Centre, Sydney
    Interview

    Distribution Down Under: How AIVs are smartening up Toyota’s new parts centre

    2019-08-02T11:34:00Z

    Japanese carmaker Toyota has now commissioned what it describes as “the most advanced automotive distribution centre in Australia” as part of its strategy of transitioning from manufacturing to purely logistical operations in the country. Intelligent robots and sophisticated design are helping the carmaker to achieve new levels of warehousing efficiency…

  • Ian Henry, Crop
    News

    Non-EU markets will not save UK automotive in a no-deal Brexit

    2019-07-30T11:05:00Z

    One of the regular mantras repeated by proponents of Brexit is that ‘global Britain’ will be able to exploit the many opportunities of free trade open to it when the country leaves the EU, whether on World Trade Organization (WTO) terms or not. As far as the ...

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    A letter to the UK’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson, from the SMMT

    2019-07-26T08:49:00Z

    Mike Hawes, CEO of the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) explains to the country’s new leader why the automotive industry should be one of his top priorities, especially in the drive to deliver Brexit.

  • New_Nissan_LEAF AUS
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    Nissan Sunderland exports new Leaf to Australia and South America

    2019-07-24T10:13:00Z

    Nissan has started delivering volumes of the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle (EV) to Australia and South America. The cars are being exported from the carmaker’s Sunderland plant in the UK…

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    Hödlmayr shipping Dacia vehicles to Germany

    2019-07-18T13:55:00Z

    German finished vehicle carrier Hödlmayr has taken over the contract to ship Dacia volumes from parent company Renault’s plant in Pitesti, Romania, to dealers in Germany. Hödlmayr Logsitics Romania will move between 250-300 Dacia vehicles per week by blocktrain in conjunction with road transport services ...

  • Rusting car in warehouse
    Article

    Iran’s automotive industry left to rust

    2019-07-17T13:14:00Z

    US-led sanctions have devastated Iran’s automotive industry, disrupting its supply of components and causing production to fall. Automotive Logistics assesses the damage

  • ai-recognizes-box_BMW
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    BMW employs AI for logistics processes in Europe

    2019-07-17T09:33:00Z

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing an increasing role in the logistical aspects of production at BMW’s plants, with the first smart AI control application making its debut at the Steyr engine factory in Austria.

  • Drone_Seat_Martorell
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    Seat begins drone deliveries to assembly lines at Martorell

    2019-07-17T08:09:00Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat is trialling the use of drones to move parts lineside at its Martorell plant near Barcelona. Lightweight components are being flown 2km from a warehouse in Abrera run by compatriot logistics company Grupo Sesé. The journey time is 15 minutes.

  • VW_Taubate_Brazil
    News

    Brazilian car market on the up but drop in exports is hitting production

    2019-07-16T15:33:00Z

    Brazil’s automobile manufacturers’ association, Anfavea, posted higher production and sales figures for May but the dramatic fall in exports is predicted to continue, mainly because of the economic crisis in neighbouring Argentina. Anfavea reported that 275,700 vehicles were built in Brazil through May while sales amounted ...

  • Digital supply chain
    Article

    Data and the digitisation of the supply chain

    2019-07-16T15:17:00Z

    The automotive industry is being transformed by new vehicle technology, but operational processes are also undergoing profound changes driven by unprecedented levels of data

  • AL Global Munich
    News

    Tariffs, trade and technology: A new era for European automotive industry

    2019-07-10T11:34:00Z

    The European logistics sector is undergoing unprecedented change. Britain’s exit from the EU and the red tape of regulation are among its biggest challenges, delegates heard at the Automotive Logistics Global Munich conference last week.

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    Ukraine introduces embargo on vehicle imports from Russia

    2019-07-10T10:31:00Z

    Since the beginning of July Ukraine’s government has prohibited the import of any vehicles or parts made in Russia, regardless of from where the shipment is coming or whether it is staying in Ukraine. The move is part of wider retaliatory sanctions on a range of products from Russia. ...

  • Itajai_port_Cruze
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    GM boosts Cruze imports through Itajaí over first year

    2019-07-09T17:10:00Z

    In one year of handling finished vehicles on behalf of GM, the Brazilian port of Itajaí reported throughput of almost 25,800 units by June 8, 2019. By the end of June, that figure had risen to more than 27,000 units. Trials began on 9 June 2018, ...

  • JLR_Castle_Bromwich_Electrification_050719
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    JLR announces EV assembly in UK and calls for giga-scale battery production

    2019-07-09T16:50:00Z

    Along with announcing a commitment to make electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is urging the government and industry to work together to bring gigascale battery production to the country. Domestic output would avoid the cost and safety risk of importing from ...

  • Mike Yang, Changjiu Logistics
    News

    China offers opportunities and risk for European carmakers

    2019-07-09T16:28:00Z

    Mike Yang, vice-president, Changjiu Logistics The Chinese market has become more complicated for many global OEMs over the past two years, with impacts for how logistics and exports are organised. But logistics experts are anticipating deeper manufacturing ties and trade growth between European and Chinese automotive ...

  • 2017-Chevrolet-BoltEV-016
    Article

    Running out of juice – will demand for battery materials outstrip supply?

    2019-07-09T10:47:00Z

    As OEMs accelerate their EV programmes, there is growing concern that demand for battery materials will outstrip supply. Gavin du Venage considers the risks

  • AL_Munich_session1
    News

    Deal or no deal, the UK auto industry needs to invest now

    2019-07-04T12:01:00Z

    The best way for OEMs to prepare for Brexit is to act like it has already happened, delegates were told at the Automotive Logistics Global conference in Munich, this week. Christoph Stürmer, Autofacts Global lead analyst, PWC, revealed that vehicle production in the UK is down ...