All OEMs articles – Page 2

  • Audi
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    Audi’s first quarter sales in China drop 22% after dealer dispute

    2017-04-19T23:37:53Z

    Audi’s dealer dispute in China seems to have affected the company’s first quarter sales figures, which were released this week and showed a 22.1% year-on-year drop in its biggest market during the first three months of 2017.The company’s dealers in the country have expressed opposition to the OEM’s plans to ...

  • Mopar Parts Distribution Center
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    FCA opens $12.2m Mopar parts distribution centre in Winchester

    2017-04-19T23:30:46Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in the US has invested $12.2m to open a parts distribution centre (PDC) in Winchester, Virginia. The 37,000 sq.m facility will handle 9.2m items annually across 50,000 part numbers and serve 200 dealers, mainly in the Mid-Atlantic region.The 37,000 sq.m facility is the first of two ...

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    DHL Supply Chain to handle in-plant logistics for JLR in Brazil

    2017-04-19T23:26:17Z

    DHL Supply Chain has been awarded the contract to manage in-plant logistics at Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR’s) new manufacturing plant in Itatiaia, Brazil (pictured).JLR opened its 750m reais ($215m) manufacturing facility last June. It is the first wholly-owned manufacturing plant the carmaker has set up outside of the UK (its ...

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    Top moves at Nissan’s logistics business in the US

    2017-04-19T23:23:44Z

    [Updated April 27] There has been an executive shift around at Nissan Motor in the US, following Scott Mize’s move to become senior general manager at Nissan Trading Corporation USA.Mize (pictured) was senior manager of purchasing, transportation and logistics at the carmaker, a role he held for almost two years, ...

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    China conference: Fast lane to the future

    2017-04-18T23:20:37Z

    Looking to 2025 and beyond: (left to right) Automotive Logistics' Louis Yiakoumi; CFLP's Ma Zengrong; Continental's Andreas Subbe; Volvo Cars' Magnus Ödling; Automotive Logistics' Christopher LudwigThe Chinese automotive industry continues to climb to new heights both in quantity of volume and in quality of service. After a red-hot year ...

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    Renault steps up exports of vehicles and components from Russia

    2017-04-18T19:04:27Z

    Renault is looking to conduct its first exports of Russian-made vehicles to six Gulf countries this year, Andrey Pankov, director general of Renault Russia, has revealed.Speaking at a press conference in early April, Pankov said the company was continuously seeking to develop exports of both finished vehicles and components to ...

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    McLaren Automotive appoints Ludmann as new COO

    2017-04-18T19:00:01Z

    Jens Ludmann (pictured) has been named as McLaren Automotive’s first chief operating officer since Mike Flewitt, the supercar maker’s current CEO, was promoted from the position almost three years ago.Ludmann was most recently executive vice-president at FEV, the powertrain and vehicle engineering company, where he was responsible for the company’s ...

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    In-house competence propels Volvo and Continental’s logistics

    2017-04-18T18:55:12Z

    The inbound supply chain in China continues to develop at a fast pace, and getting to grips with the complexity around supply locations, regulations and production shifts is a significant task. For some manufacturers, including Volvo Cars and tier one supplier Continental, increasing in-house management resources and tools have been ...

  • Michael-Tian_BMWBrill
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    China conference: Brilliant strategy positions BMW JV for change

    2017-04-18T18:47:45Z

    BMW’s joint venture in China with Brilliance Auto, BMW Brilliance, has said it does not expect to feel any impact from the ongoing changes to maximum car carrier dimensions in the country – even though it has seen a huge increase in vehicle production and sales volumes.That is because the ...

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    Turkey’s auto sector grows in the midst of political turmoil

    2017-04-13T18:45:14Z

    Representatives of Turkey’s automotive industry and the government’s investment support agency met in London, UK, last month to discuss the challenges the country faces in getting back on track toward production and export growth, following a politically turbulent two years. Despite the disruption, it seems the Turkish automotive sector is ...

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    China conference: Looking ahead to a more multimodal future

    2017-04-12T18:42:49Z

    According to industry forecasts from China’s State Information Centre, the country can expect vehicles sales to hit 40m by 2025. However, the 28m vehicles that were moved between the factory and the dealer last year – a 14.5% increase on the previous year – and the parts being moved into ...

  • Lada
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    Further signs of nascent recovery in Russian car market

    2017-04-12T17:46:03Z

    After the first month of year-on-year growth in two years last November, Russian car sales recorded a positive first quarter in 2017 – a further sign that the market may have turned a corner. According to the Association of European Businesses (AEB), sales in March grew by 9.4% from a ...

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    ANT Lojistik invests in fleet to support Mercedes contract in Turkey

    2017-04-12T17:43:18Z

    The Turkish division of German carmaker Mercedes-Benz – Mercedes-Benz Türk – has signed a deal with domestic finished vehicle logistics provider ANT Lojistik for the delivery of cars to dealerships across the country. Under the contract, which will run for a five and a half years, ANT will be the ...

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    Daimler, VW and BLG Logistics recognised in ‘elogistics’ awards

    2017-04-12T17:41:04Z

    German automotive industry body AKJ Automotive has recognised Daimler and Volkswagen in its annual elogistics awards for digital-based initiatives. In addition, BLG Logistics has been given AKJ’s Tool Award for its work on the use of drones in the logistics space. AKJ Automotive is made up of a group of ...

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    Hungary and Slovakia to produce Audi’s new Q models

    2017-04-11T17:36:24Z

    Audi has launched two new cars in its Q range of utility vehicles which it will build at its facilities in Hungary and Slovakia. The Q4, a compact utility vehicle, will be built at the company’s Győr facility in Hungary from 2019. Last year, the carmaker indicated production of the ...

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    Buchhauser joins Volvo Cars as head of procurement

    2017-04-10T17:23:13Z

    Martina Buchhauser (pictured) has joined Volvo Cars as senior vice president of procurement. She joins the Geely-owned carmaker from BMW where, from 2012 until her departure, she was in charge of quality and supply for all interior components at the carmaker’s vehicle manufacturing plants around the globe. Håkan Samuelsson, president ...

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    Changan Ford: The long and short of it

    2017-04-07T17:07:25Z

    With new regulations leading to price rises and capacity shortages in road transport, Changan Ford is seeking rail and water alternatives where it can, as well as investment by its 3PL The recent breakaway growth of vehicle production and sales in China – which accelerated in 2016 and has continued ...

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    Groupe PSA to consider restarting Opel assembly in Russia

    2017-04-06T17:04:53Z

    Groupe PSA CEO Carlos Tavares has suggested the firm’s acquisition of GM’s European division could bring about a return of the Opel brand to the Russian market. The French carmaker announced the $2.3 billion deal to acquire GM’s European division , which includes Opel and Vauxhall, last month. GM pulled ...

  • Article

    Sharp decline in South African car exports to rest of Africa

    2017-04-05T23:05:59Z

    Exports from South Africa to the rest of Africa continued their downward trend in 2016, almost halving in number, according to the latest quarterly update from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa). Back in 2014, other African countries were together the second largest export destination behind ...

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    Caterpillar plant closures prompt global changes in supply pattern

    2017-04-05T23:00:07Z

    Construction and mining equipment maker Caterpillar is closing plants in the US and Europe with a combined loss of around 2,800 jobs, in reaction to a drop in demand in the construction, mining and energy industries. Products made at the plants, in Aurora, Illinois and Gosselies, Belgium, will be shifted ...