All OEMs articles – Page 10

  • Steve_Twydell_3T
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    Brexit: Are you ready for the impact?

    2016-11-04T12:03:20Z

    In light of the recent Brexit vote and looming technology advances, those in the UK’s automotive logistics sector would be well advised to take some bold decisions to prepare themselves for the future... Analysing trends and predicting change in the logistics industry has been relatively simple over the last few ...

  • SA production_opt
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    SA government incentive review “nothing extraordinary”, says Naamsa

    2016-11-02T15:52:41Z

    The announcement of a review of government incentives within the South African finance ministry’s recent mid-term budget statement is “nothing extraordinary”, according to the country’s automobile manufacturing body. A section of the budget statement released on Wednesday October 26th said: “Given increased pressures on the fiscus, these incentives, including direct ...

  • -VW Slovakia Logistics_opt
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    VW to build €150m logistics centre to support Slovakian production

    2016-11-02T14:58:08Z

    Volkswagen (VW) last week laid the foundation for a new €150m ($167m) logistics centre to support its manufacturing plant in Bratislava, Slovakia. The 125,000 sq.m logistics hall will be the main feature of the overall planned facility, which spans 300,000 sq.m and will be completed in late 2017. “The new ...

  • Pre-production of the new Volvo S90 in the Daqing manufacturing plant
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    Volvo Cars plans to make China a global export hub

    2016-11-02T12:19:29Z

    Volvo Cars is starting production of a number of new model series at its facilities in China as part of plans to increase production capacity there and turn China into its global manufacturing and export hub. A spokesperson for the carmaker said it expected China to eventually account for between ...

  • Ford-of-Canada-celebrates-the-all-new-Canadian-built-Ford-Edge_opt
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    Ford and Unifor reach tentative labour agreement in Canada

    2016-11-01T16:34:47Z

    Ford and Canada’s Unifor labour union have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year national labour contract covering more than 6,400 employees. The deal comes after similar recent agreements between Canada’s largest union and carmakers General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), completing the round of wage negotiations ...

  • AndreyGryzev_AgilityRussia
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    Russian overcapacity forces some strategic changes in logistics

    2016-11-01T12:05:09Z

    Overcapacity in the Russian automotive market looks set to be a long-term problem, the Russian Economic Development Ministry has admitted, and is starting to prompt changes to supply chain strategy. By 2020, the gap between production capacity across Russia’s automotive plants and sales volumes there will remain at 1m cars ...

  • FCA US LLC has announced a $10.4 million investment in a new Mop
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    FCA invests over $10m in Mopar PDC in Michigan

    2016-10-31T16:46:22Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is investing $10.4m in a parts distribution centre (PDC) that will handle aftermarket parts for its service, parts and customer-care brand, Mopar. Work has already begun on the 46,500 sq.m facility, which is located in Romulus, Michigan, and is scheduled to open in the third quarter ...

  • Production of Nissan Juke and Qashqai at Nissan Sunderland Plan
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    Nissan UK commits to Qashqai and X-Trail at Sunderland plant

    2016-10-31T10:03:31Z

    Months of doubt over Nissan’s plans for investment in its Sunderland plant following the UK’s decision to exit the European Union (EU) seem to have been resolved with the announcement that the carmaker will make the next model Qashqai there as well as adding the X-Trail, which is currently made ...

  • Oakhurst wedding between Bob and Jennifer at their home.
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    Service parts distribution: Less distance, more speed

    2016-10-27T10:15:41Z

    Aftersales service is critical to a car buyer’s satisfaction and brand perception. We find out how OEMs are dealing with the growing pressures on North American parts distribution networks Identifying efficiencies in service parts distribution is a key issue for OEMs – servicing retail outlets is the primary goal of ...

  • Lynk
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    Geely ‘redesigning every link in the chain’ with Lynk & Co

    2016-10-26T12:41:39Z

    Chinese carmaker Geely’s launch of the Lynk & Co brand this week is not just the launch of a fully connected digital vehicle, nor an attempt to penetrate western markets from China; it is also an attempt to change the way cars are bought, owned, serviced and used – and ...

  • India look back_maruti
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    Ten years in India part 2: MM Singh from Maruti Suzuki

    2016-10-26T12:17:54Z

    Continuing our celebrations ahead of the 10 th Automotive Logistics India conference on November 8th-10th, we look back at our past decade of exclusive interviews and coverage of the Indian automotive supply chain. After reviewing Tata Motors from ten years ago in part 1 , Today, we’re ...

  • Iveco_LNG_truck
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    Iveco supplies i-Fast with LNG tractor units

    2016-10-25T17:39:31Z

    Truckmaker Iveco has supplied ten Stralis tractor units powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to i-Fast Automotive Logistics, the car carrier division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) based in Italy and operating across Europe. Neither company disclosed the value of the deal. According to Iveco, it is the first delivery ...

  • Volkswagen do Brasil Werk Anchieta Brasilien
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    VW ramps up Brazil output following assembly disruption

    2016-10-25T17:15:22Z

    Volkswagen is accelerating its production in Brazil to 50,000 vehicles a month, following a widespread shutdown across its four plants in the country because of a parts supply problem. The stoppage is thought to be related to seat supplier Keiper, owned by Prevent DEV Group, though Volkswagen do Brasil (VW ...

  • Okinawa Scooters_opt
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    AWL takes on warehousing role for Okinawa Scooters

    2016-10-25T16:13:07Z

    Indian electric scooter manufacturer Okinawa Scooters has awarded a contract for managing warehousing at its Bhiwadi plant in Rajasthan to AWL India. The deal will allow Okinawa to focus on service quality and product management, according to a company statement. It will also reduce lead times and improve stock accuracy. ...

  • Volkswagen Werk Uitenhage Suedafrika
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    VW chief warns of ‘immediate end to South Africa’s motor industry’ if incentives are reduced and ownership targets are enforced

    2016-10-25T12:19:18Z

    Motor manufacturers will leave South Africa if the government reduces the current incentive scheme while moving to penalise them for a lack of black equity holders and suppliers, the head of Volkswagen’s operation in the country has warned. Volkswagen South Africa MD Thomas Schäfer said recent discussions with the government ...

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    European vehicle logistics could get left behind in the digital dust

    2016-10-24T20:16:59Z

    Experts at this year’s ECG Conference in Hamburg pointed to the risks and rewards for outbound logistics of the automotive industry’s shift towards digital technology and e-commerce[sta_anchor id="1"]Despite its recent run of economic recovery and relatively strong growth, the European finished vehicle logistics industry could become a victim of technological ...

  • Daimler baut globalen Produktionsverbund für Lithium-Ionen-Batterien auf
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    Daimler to quadruple battery production footprint at Kamenz plant

    2016-10-24T17:00:05Z

    Daimler has started construction of a second lithium-ion battery factory in Kamenz, south-east Germany, which will quadruple the size of the existing production and logistics site to 80,000 sq.m. The €500m ($544m) investment forms part of a €1 billion injection of capital into the carmaker’s overall global battery production compound ...

  • 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor
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    Damage limitation: Reducing damage drawn by design

    2016-10-24T10:30:23Z

    Trends in vehicle evolution can add to the likelihood of damage in transit. While this can be partly mitigated by routing and planning, the vehicle logistics industry can struggle to adapt fast enough... A substantial increase in popular vehicle sizes in recent years has fuelled some of the logistics ...

  • Trustford
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    TrustFord expanding Long Marston site to create national fleet hub

    2016-10-21T17:21:33Z

    TrustFord, the world’s largest dedicated Ford dealer group with 65 branches in the UK, has announced a significant expansion of its Long Marston fleet distribution site in Warwickshire. The site will expand from 7 acres to 22.5 acres and will have capacity for around 7,000 vehicles, the intention being to ...

  • RNmitsuishi_opt
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    Nissan seeks synergies as it adds Mitsubishi to its alliance

    2016-10-21T17:08:13Z

    In completing its $2.3 billion investment in a 34% stake in Mitsubishi this week, Nissan has added a third company to its 17 year-old global alliance with Renault. Not only will the deal make the combined group the world’s third largest car producer with an anticipated 10m vehicles this year, ...