All OEMs articles – Page 19

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    Supply Chain Conference: Increasing recalls are a heavy burden for logistics

    2016-05-20T20:47:55Z

    The increase in vehicle recalls, from safety to emissions issues, is putting more pressure on OEM supply chains to find parts, store more inventory and manage expectations, write Marcus Williams and Christopher Ludwig in Atlanta (l to r) Toyota's Eduardo Huante, Ford's Helmut Nittmann and Volkswagen's Anu ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: Carmakers to benefit from greater use of intermodality

    2016-05-18T22:16:22Z

    The levelling out of car sales in North America and the reordering of production locations is giving carmakers the chance to make the delivery of their materials more efficient and sustainable, mainly through the greater use of intermodality, with rail as a core element.According to PWC Autofacts sales look to ...

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    Ford to start trials at Guaymas port

    2016-05-18T15:45:44Z

    Ford is to begin trials at the port of Guaymas (pictured) with a view to exporting vehicles through it from its Hermosillo plant, Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa, ports coordinator at Mexico's Transport and Communications Ministry, has revealed. The trials will be held to ascertain how badly its vehicles may be ...

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    First Nissan Kicks to be imported from Mexico

    2016-05-18T14:54:03Z

    The Nissan Kicks will go on sale in Brazil in August, followed by other Latin American countries later in the year. To meet the initial demand in Brazil, the Kicks will be produced at Nissan’s benchmark plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico and exported. Nissan has capacity to build 850,000 vehicles per ...

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    Nissan buys $2.2 billion stake in Mitsubishi

    2016-05-18T13:53:34Z

    Nissan is buying a 34% share in rival Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi for ¥237 billion ($2.2 billion) and will extend the strategic alliance the companies have had for the past five years. The two carmakers have agreed to cooperate in areas including purchasing, common vehicle platforms, technology sharing, joint plant activity ...

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    China’s Anji Automotive Logistics looks to overseas stock listing

    2016-05-17T11:05:13Z

    Anji Automotive Logistics, the logistics subsidiary of Chinese OEM SAIC Group and China’s largest automotive logistics provider, is studying the feasibility of an overseas stock listing. The move was revealed via a filing to the Shanghai Stock Exchange, though SAIC has offered no further detail. Anji Automotive Logistics already has ...

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    Former Audi exec to head up manufacturing at Tesla

    2016-05-17T10:18:06Z

    Tesla has announced that former Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger (pictured) is to take charge of manufacturing there. Hochholdinger will be vice-president of vehicle production and will be responsible for the Model S, Model X and upcoming Model 3, as Tesla tries to boost vehicle output roughly tenfold to 500,000 units ...

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    FAW-VW to build new plant in Tianjin

    2016-05-13T10:53:15Z

    FAW-Volkswagen, the joint venture between Volkswagen and China’s FAW Group, is to build a fifth vehicle plant in Tianjin. Construction of the plant, named North China Base, will begin in May with production scheduled to start in 2018. The plant will have an annual capacity of 300,000 vehicles and will ...

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    Tesla warns supply chain issues could scupper its growth plans

    2016-05-11T15:48:52Z

    Tesla has warned it may not be able to meet its growing vehicle production plans unless it manages to add manufacturing capacity and bolster its supply chain arrangements. The admission follows publication of plans to step up production substantially , including building 500,000 units annually by 2018, two years ahead ...

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    FCA appoints new heads of purchasing and quality

    2016-05-11T13:13:16Z

    Scott Thiele (pictured) has been appointed global chief purchasing officer (CPO) for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), with additional responsibility for the North America region. Tom Finelli, who previously headed North American purchasing, is moving to a new role in Italy as head of purchasing at Comau, the FCA integrated subsidiary ...

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    Toyota still dealing with parts disruption in Japan

    2016-05-11T12:51:12Z

    Toyota is still facing disruption in the supply of parts to its assembly facilities in Japan, following the Kumamoto earthquakes last month . The carmaker said this week that production would continue at all assembly lines in Japan to May 21st but that beyond that “decisions regarding production will continue ...

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    More short-sea initiatives emerge in India

    2016-05-11T10:24:40Z

    Automotive manufacturers in India are increasingly looking towards short-sea shipping to move finished vehicles around the country. Hyundai Motor has revealed it is exploring options to move cars north by sea to the east of the country, from its Chennai car plant to the city of Kolkata. It is also ...

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    Dana to build axle plant to supply FCA in Toledo

    2016-05-11T09:33:44Z

    US powertrain components supplier Dana Holding is to open a new axle manufacturing facility in Toledo, Ohio next year, near to Fiat-Chrysler’s plant, following a $70m investment. The tier one supplier said it planned to assemble “enhanced versions” of its Dana 30 and Dana 44 axles by late 2017 and ...

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    Top GM-Uzbekistan execs arrested over fraud allegations

    2016-05-10T15:10:02Z

    Tokhirjon Jalilov, the chief executive officer of GM-Uzbekistan, has been arrested along with nine other executives at the joint venture company, after an investigation by Uzbekistan’s General Prosecutor’s Office (GPO) alleging fraud in relation to the export of vehicles to Russia via Kazakhstan. National security services made the arrests on ...

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    Tesla: ramping up and stepping down

    2016-05-06T10:01:27Z

    Tesla has announced that it is stepping up its production plans substantially, with expectations to increase output by more than 50% in the second half of the year compared to its current rate, while also launching production of the first cells by the end of this year at its 'Gigafactory' ...

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    Chevrolet imports to Iran blocked by ministry

    2016-05-04T16:14:33Z

    An attempt by an unnamed Iranian importer to move 200 Chevrolet vehicles into the country has been blocked by Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade. The move ran counter to the US government’s Executive Order preventing business with Iran despite the lifting of sanctions in January this year. ...

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    Mercedes plans new engine plant in Poland, deepens supply chain in eastern Europe

    2016-05-04T15:23:03Z

    Daimler has announced it is planning to invest around €500m ($574m) in a new engine plant in Poland, expanding its powertrain footprint and its presence in eastern Europe. The new plant decision followed an earlier announcement that the carmaker would invest a further €560m to expand its plant in Kecskemét, ...

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    FCA realigns output in North America as Jeep heads south

    2016-04-29T11:58:13Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is making changes to its production pattern in North America as part of efforts to focus its plants on larger, more profitable vehicles. The changes, which include the shifting of some Jeep production from the US to Mexico, have some substantial implications for its supply base ...

  • Das CKD-Center des Mercedes-Benz Werkes Wörth verschifft unter anderem Fahrerhäuser als Bestandteil des Fahrzeugsatzes an weltweite Montagestandorte. // CKD-Center of the Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant shi
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    Mercedes-Benz Trucks celebrates 50 years at Wörth CKD facility

    2016-04-29T10:15:34Z

    Mercedes-Benz Trucks is celebrating the 50th anniversary of operations at its complete knockdown (CKD) centre at the Wörth plant in Germany, where more than 700,000 truck parts kits have been made since it opened in 1966. Last year the centre dispatched 13,000 kits for reassembly in facilities around the world, ...

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    Nissan unfazed by OEM plant closures in Australia

    2016-04-28T17:31:50Z

    Nissan Australia has said it is unconcerned by the imminent shutdown of Australia’s last remaining vehicle manufacturing facilities and that its castings operation there will not be affected by the looming closure of the Ford, Toyota and GM-Holden plants. Speaking to Automotive Logistics recently, Nissan Australia spokesman Peter Fadeyev ...