All OEMs articles – Page 14

  • Toyota executive portraits-Mamie Warrick
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    Rose replaces Warrick in parts supply chain role at Toyota USA

    2016-08-16T10:30:04Z

    Mary Rose has taken over as general manager of North American parts operations and supply chain strategy at Toyota USA. She replaces Mamie Warrick (pictured), who has moved to become general manager at the Project Management Office at Toyota North America, ahead of her retirement next year. Warrick, who has ...

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    FVL Import Export summit: Making sure bigger is also better in ports

    2016-08-12T20:16:20Z

    The third Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export summit revealed the need among vehicle-handling ports for more investment in space, berths and inland transport, at the same time that OEMs and logistics partners need to work together to improve the uneven flow of vehicles that 'vessel bunching' and larger ships are ...

  • GPA_Kia_rail
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    Kia switches to rail for parts shipments through Cordele

    2016-08-09T21:19:38Z

    Governor Deal, centre left, is joined at the rail yard by CIS president Jonathan Lafevers, Georgia Rep. Buddy Harden, KMMG chief administrative officer Stuart Countess, Georgia Ports Authority Board chairman Jimmy Allgood, and GPA executive director Griff LynchKia Motors America is moving the shipment of inbound parts through the ...

  • CarlosGhosn
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    Nissan says UK investment plans depend on Brexit deal

    2016-08-09T21:14:55Z

    Nissan's CEO, Carlos Ghosn, has said the company's future investment plans in the UK are on hold and will depend on the outcome of discussions between the UK and the European Union on how they will continue to trade in the wake of June's Brexit result. Those discussions are unlikely ...

  • David Went barrister
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    Automotive cartels: the inside story

    2016-08-09T16:59:30Z

    In July, a group of four truck manufacturers were hit with the highest ever cartel fine by the European Commission for fixing prices and colluding over the implementation of new emissions standards. Over a 14-year period, from 1997 to 2011, Volvo Trucks, Daimler, Paccar’s DAF and CNH Industrial’s Iveco conspired ...

  • GPA_Kia_rail
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    Ontario and Michigan working together to support auto industry

    2016-08-08T19:05:05Z

    The Canadian province of Ontario and its US neighbour Michigan have signed an agreement to promote regional competitiveness and innovation in the automotive industry through greater collaboration. The deal includes the provision to increase supply chain integration and transfer technology through business-to-business partnerships. Ontario and Michigan account for more than ...

  • Skoda_Pilous_container_innovation
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    Skoda recognised for body shell container innovation

    2016-08-04T17:44:29Z

    Škoda Auto has been recognised with a packaging award by the Czech Packaging Association SYBA for a recyclable wooden ‘cassette’ that can house four vehicle body shells in addition to various production parts. The ‘4-in-1’ innovation, which was developed with Czech packaging specialist Pilous, is being used to ship body ...

  • UniPart_fuel_rail
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    Unipart to start moving fuel rails to China for Ford

    2016-08-03T11:21:18Z

    Unipart Manufacturing has signed a seven-year contract with Ford to supply engine components to its joint venture Changan Ford plant in Chongqing, China. The components maker will supply the operation from its Unipart Powertrain Applications site in Coventry, UK, with fuel rails – part of the common rail fuel injection ...

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    MAN extends contract with Imperial

    2016-08-03T10:51:03Z

    German logistics company Imperial Logistics International has struck a deal to continue managing the MAN Truck and Bus trailer yard in Salzgitter, Germany, for at least another three years. MAN manufactures components for commercial vehicles at the site. Imperial, based in Duisburg, is responsible for moving trailers between the yard ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to build second plant in Kecskemét

    2016-08-03T10:20:03Z

    Mercedes-Benz is investing €1 billion ($1.1 billion) in a new assembly plant at Kecskemét in Hungary that will be making front- and rear-wheel drive cars on a more flexible production basis by the end of the decade. The announcement follows the German carmaker’s decision in April to invest a further ...

  • Volkswagen Group Rus Werk in Kaluga
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    VW begins exporting Polos from Russia to Mexico

    2016-08-02T14:46:14Z

    Volkswagen has confirmed it has begun exporting finished Polo sedan models from Russia to Mexico. A spokesperson for the carmaker said the current economic situation on the Russian market meant VW was “considering all possible export opportunities”. The initial export volume comes to just “a few hundred” he added. The ...

  • farrukhnagar_railway
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    Maruti Suzuki to benefit from intermodal investments

    2016-08-02T13:10:54Z

    Indian Railways has started work on a vehicle loading facility at Farrukhnagar, near Gurgaon (now Gurugram), close to Maruti Suzuki’s plant in Manesar. As reported in the Times of India , railways minister Suresh Prabhu said the aim of the facility was to transport up to 25% of output from ...

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    UK car output hits 16-year high amid 'Brexit' concerns

    2016-08-01T12:21:23Z

    The UK passenger car market has enjoyed its best half-year performance in terms of vehicle production since 2000, latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have shown, manufacturing more than 897,000 cars – a rise of 13% on the same period last year. June saw the ...

  • Mercedes-Benz Vans feiert ersten Spatenstich für neues Sprinter-Werk in North Charleston
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    Mercedes-Benz Vans starts work on US plant to cut lead times

    2016-08-01T11:38:41Z

    Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina, and Volker Mornhinweg, head of Mercedes-Benz Vans Mercedes-Benz Vans is to end supply of semi-knockdown (SKD) Sprinter van kits to the US from Germany and set up a new $500m plant in North Charleston, South Carolina before the end of the decade. The ...

  • Truck Transporting
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    Volvo Trucks: High, heavy and smart

    2016-07-31T16:11:50Z

    [sta_anchor id="1"]Volvo Trucks North America is improving its complex delivery network across the US, including investments in new technology and in supporting its carriersReflecting continued strength in the US economy as well as sustained low oil prices, last year saw strong growth for sales of medium-and-heavy trucks in the US. ...

  • San Diego ONE OH ONE_4
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    2015 North American port survey: Ports get an extra lift from a rise in imports

    2016-07-29T12:47:56Z

    [sta_anchor id="1"]Our annual survey found most ports are seeing strong imports across North America, leading (in some cases) to parking constraints and vessel bunching. The future may look different, but operators and OEMs need to get smart about space Our survey of North American ports for 2015 confirmed partly what ...

  • South Africa car plant
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    South Africa: Flagging but still fighting

    2016-07-28T12:36:08Z

    [sta_anchor id="1"]South Africa’s economy is battling problems, but its vehicle exports and role in global vehicle programmes mean it continues to attract investment South Africa’s economy is in the doldrums. A rout in commodity prices has damaged consumer spending power. The country is skirting perilously close to having its debt ...

  • China_Opening_rail
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    Chinese exports rise in June but finish half-year lower

    2016-07-27T12:06:11Z

    China exported 68,000 vehicles in June – up more than 21% on the previous month. While the overall figure was no higher than in June 2015, exports of passenger cars for the month saw an increase of 13.4% year on year, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). ...

  • Vectura_compound
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    Ford reveals five-year deal in Russia with Vectura

    2016-07-27T11:33:57Z

    [Updated July 28th] Uncertainty in the Russian automotive market has left many firms unwilling to enter into long-term agreements, but Ford and Vectura – the Russian branch of Polish finished vehicle logistics provider Adampol – have revealed a new five-year contract signed back in September that will see Vectura ...

  • GSP_terminal
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    BMW consolidates air freight shipments between US and Germany

    2016-07-27T09:45:01Z

    BMW’s division in North America has confirmed it will start using an air freight service for the regular import and export of parts between the US and Germany. Flights are due to start in November. The service, called the Senator Atlantic Bridge, is being set up by German distributor Senator ...