All OEMs articles – Page 13

  • ALG16-D2_0276
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    Global conference: Building cars is one thing, getting them to market is another

    2016-09-22T00:10:46Z

    The infrastructure and logistics services underpinning the volume growth in emerging automotive markets will need investment, if carmakers are to make the most of the opportunities these markets hold in the face of a short term sales 'plateau' in the more developed parts of the world. Delegates at this week's ...

  • Opel in Gliwice
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    GM Poland assembles latest Astra for Australia and New Zealand

    2016-09-21T10:14:47Z

    GM's Opel plant in Gliwice, Poland, has started assembly of the new generation Astra five-door hatchback for Australia and New Zealand. The first car rolled off the assembly line last week and it will be the fifth model GM Europe is exporting to the two countries. “To date, in Europe ...

  • UK_EU_web
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    Brexit: Who’s in the driving seat... and where are we going?

    2016-09-20T15:07:31Z

    With the dust far from settled after a shock UK referendum result in favour of leaving the European Union, we assess the country’s future trade possibilities and their implications for the automotive logistics industry In this story... Shock to the system Gauntlet to government Cuts on the ...

  • DPCA_CHENGDU_CEREMONY
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    DCPA inaugurates fourth plant in China to meet SUV demand

    2016-09-14T13:22:05Z

    Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën Automobile (DPCA), PSA Group’s joint venture in China, has inaugurated a new plant in Chengdu dedicated to the assembly of SUVs. It has an annual capacity to build 300,000 vehicles for the Dongfeng Peugeot, Dongfeng Citroën and Dongfeng Fengshen brands using the PSA Group's EMP2 platform. The ...

  • GMAvtoVaz_Togliatti_plant
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    Supply problems hit Avtovaz production in Russia

    2016-09-13T09:18:30Z

    Russian carmaker Avtovaz is facing serious ongoing supply problems to its plants in the country. Last week (September 6th) it was forced to stop the line at its joint venture plant with GM in Togliatti because of disruption to inbound parts supply for the Chevrolet Niva. Two days later several ...

  • VW_signing_Nairobi
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    Volkswagen to start CKD assembly of Polo Vivo in Kenya

    2016-09-12T11:27:03Z

    Volkswagen has signed an agreement with the Kenyan government to start building the Polo Vivo at a facility in Thika, near Nairobi, by the end of this year. The plant is operated by Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers (KVM), which assembles buses, trucks and passenger vehicles under contract for a range of ...

  • HighTideFoundation
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    The High Tide Foundation launches automotive programme for students

    2016-09-12T10:37:50Z

    The Hide Tide Foundation, a UK charity based on Teeside in the northeast of England, has launched an ‘Automotive Cadetship’ programme aimed at supporting young local people looking for career opportunities in the region. The foundation was set up by PD Ports and Casper Shipping in 2012. The afterschool scheme, ...

  • VWB&T_Navistar
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    VW Truck & Bus and Navistar to share technology and procurement

    2016-09-07T14:41:48Z

    Volkswagen’s Truck & Bus division has formed an alliance with US commercial vehicle maker Navistar that will see the two companies share powertrain technology and parts supply, as well as the establishment of a joint procurement venture for global sourcing. VW Truck & Bus includes the brands MAN, Scania and ...

  • Paliwal_TML_Dist
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    Achal Paliwal moves to head TML Distribution

    2016-09-07T12:58:35Z

    Tata Motors’ outbound logistics and sales division – TML Distribution – has appointed Achal Palatal (pictured) as its new CEO. Paliwal moves from his position as country head in India for OTS Australia, the freight forwarding and logistics provider, and replaces Prem Verma, who has moved to a new position ...

  • Stratasys_3D_printer
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    Ford working with Stratasys on 3D printing of parts and tooling

    2016-09-01T14:04:42Z

    Ford has begun working with 3D printing and additive manufacturing provider Stratasys to test and develop automotive-grade 3D printed interior parts, such as side and ceiling panels, instrument panels and centre consoles.According to Stratasys, the parts being developed could not be made by this method previously because of limitations on ...

  • Wolfsburg_plant
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    VW resolves supplier dispute halting production across Germany

    2016-08-24T12:02:55Z

    Volkswagen has reached agreements with two of its suppliers to end the disruption to output at six of its assembly and component plants in Germany this week. The suppliers are reported to be recommencing the inbound supply of parts and the plants affected will gradually restart operations, though it remains ...

  • SkodaSmartGlove01
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    Skoda Logistics trials ‘smart glove’ at Mladá Boleslav

    2016-08-24T10:47:07Z

    Škoda workers at the carmaker’s Mladá Boleslav plant in the Czech Republic are trialling an industrial glove that includes a data capture device designed to help them work more efficiently and avoid errors in the handling of components. The company said the ProGlove helped to optimise the supply of parts ...

  • ToyotaRAV4__mid
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    Toyota begins RAV4 production in St Petersburg

    2016-08-23T12:23:49Z

    Toyota has begun producing the RAV4 compact SUV at its plant in St Petersburg alongside its ongoing production of the Camry sedan there, following an investment of 9.7 billion roubles ($149m) to double plant capacity. The move was originally announced in March . Previously the RAV4 was imported into Russia ...

  • Veronika_Nikishina
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    Eurasian Economic Union slashes import duties on electric vehicles

    2016-08-22T15:10:10Z

    The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), which comprises Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, has lowered duties on the import of electric vehicles (EVs) for a year, running from September 2nd this year to August 31st, 2017. Currently the duty on light electric passenger vehicles stands at 17% of their value ...

  • coega
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    China’s BAIC to invest $800m in South African plant

    2016-08-22T14:47:06Z

    Beijing Automobile International Corporation (BAIC) has signed a deal with the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) in South Africa to build an 11 billion rand ($800m) plant for the assembly of complete knockdown (CKD) kits of pick-up trucks, SUVs and sedans. The plant is expected to open toward the end of ...

  • AudiTransmissionPlant
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    Audi starts making transmissions in Tianjin

    2016-08-22T14:09:32Z

    Audi is working with VW Automatic Transmission Tianjin (VWATJ) in China to supply seven-speed S tronic transmissions to the FAW-Volkswagen plant in Changchun, which makes the Audi A4L. The two companies have set up a new €577m ($654m) facility in Tianjin to make the transmissions. It is the first time ...

  • Opel-Insignia-284992-medium
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    Brexit vote leads Opel to cut output in Germany

    2016-08-22T10:21:37Z

    GM’s Opel division is cutting production at two of its plants in Germany as a consequence of the UK’s vote in June to leave the European Union (EU). The company said it was anticipating slower sales of the Corsa and Insignia models and that this would affect production at the ...

  • BMW Import FPOR[1]
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    Anita Pieper takes over BMW’s global vehicle logistics; Ulrich Wieland to lead design of production system

    2016-08-18T10:25:00Z

    Anita Pieper is to take over as vice-president of vehicle distribution and vehicle distribution centres (VDCs) at BMW Group from September 1 st . She will be responsible for global vehicle logistics, plant yard and port terminal operations. Pieper replaces Dr Ulrich Wieland, who has moved to a new role ...

  • MOL_car carrier service launch
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    Toyota signs deal with MOL for exports from Argentina

    2016-08-17T15:06:29Z

    [Updated August 19th] Toyota has signed a multi-year contract with ocean forwarder Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) for the movement of vehicles from Argentina to other west coast ports in South America, as well as those to the north in central American countries. Vehicles produced at Toyota Argentina’s Zarate plant, ...

  • New Honda Civic hatchback heads stateside
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    Honda begins exports of Civic hatchback from UK to US

    2016-08-17T14:29:07Z

    Honda’s division in the UK has started exports of the new generation Civic hatchback from its plant in Swindon to the US via the port of Southampton. The Civic is due to arrive at dealers in the US by September this year via an ocean service provided by K-Line. Honda ...