All OEMs articles – Page 26

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    China to confirm new trailer standard for car carriers

    2015-12-16T11:20:05Z

    A strange era in China’s vehicle logistics industry may finally be on the verge of ending. In a country where 80% or more of passenger cars move by truck, and around which an industry of 30,000 or more car-carrier trucks has developed, the vast majority of equipment in use is ...

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    Venezuela imports Chery taxis

    2015-12-08T12:38:07Z

    Chinese carmaker Chery has delivered a first volume instalment of 2,500 taxis to Venezuela through the port of Cabello. The delivery follows an initial shipment of 400 vehicles last month. The Venezuelan Minister of People Power for Aquatic and Air Transport (MPPTAA), Giuseppe Yoffreda, supervised the unloading as part of ...

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    GM to import Buick Envision to US from China

    2015-12-08T11:54:42Z

    General Motors has confirmed it will import volumes of its Buick Envision SUV to the US from its joint venture plant in China from next year. The model, which is made at the Shanghai-GM plant in Yantai, Shandong – one of the plants GM runs with Chinese carmaker SAIC. Hoegh ...

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    Valmet to build Mercedes-Benz GLC in Finland

    2015-12-02T10:51:40Z

    Mercedes-Benz has revealed that it will contract out supplementary assembly of its GLC model to Finnish contract manufacturer Valmet Automotive at its plant in Uusikaupunki. Annual build is estimated to be around 100,000 when production begins in 2017. Valmet already builds the Mercedes-Benz A-Class at the plant. Valment is restructuring ...

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    Mixed results for Renault-Nissan and AvtoVaz exports

    2015-11-30T11:13:47Z

    In the first eight months of 2015, Renault exported 9,500 vehicles from Russia, up 20% on the same period in 2014, but vehicle and parts exports from other Renault-Nissan Alliance partners in Russia are lagging, notably Russian carmaker AvtoVaz. The Renault-Nissan Alliance owns a controlling 74.5% of AvtoVaz, after its ...

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    US carmakers roll out CNG technology for inbound and outbound deliveries

    2015-11-30T09:24:51Z

    A number of carmakers in the US are working with their logistics providers and equipment makers in an effort to reduce carbon emissions in the inbound delivery of parts and the outbound delivery of vehicles. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Toyota and Honda have all recently unveiled trials on more environmentally ...

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    Jaguar Land Rover to double capacity at UK engine plant

    2015-11-25T15:06:49Z

    [Updated November 27th] Following the opening of its Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC) in the UK last November, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has this week announced plans to double the size of the facility as part of a £450m ($677.5m) expansion programme. It will see the site increase its operational ...

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    Peter Carlsson leaves Tesla for Elementum

    2015-11-25T09:28:44Z

    Peter Carlsson has left his role as chief purchasing officer (CPO) and head of supply chain at prestige electric vehicle maker, Tesla Motors, and moved to a new role on the advisory board at Elementum, the supply chain software provider. Carlsson was with Tesla for more than four years, having ...

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    Renault expands dealership network in India

    2015-11-23T11:56:03Z

    Renault’s division in India has inaugurated a new dealership in Telangana, in southern state of Andra Pradesh. It brings the number of dealerships the carmaker has across of country to 190, alongside 151 aftersales outlets across 120 cities. The company said it aims to have 240 dealers by the end ...

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    Video interview with Orlando Moral, operations director, Chery Brazil

    2015-11-11T16:43:54Z

    After his presentation at the recent Automotive Logistics South America conference in Brazil on how Chery is currently hibernating in order to come back stronger , Orlando Moral, operations director at Chery Brazil spoke with Christopher Ludwig, editor, Automotive Logistics Group about the difficulties, challenges and opportunities for the OEM ...

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    Lagermax marks 25 years in Hungary

    2015-11-11T14:44:07Z

    Automotive transport and logistics provider, Lagermax, is celebrating 25 years of business in Hungary this week.Lagermax Autotransport Hungary now provides services at four locations in the country: its headquarters in Budaörs; a branch office in Port Cespel near Budapest; at the Suzuki plant in Esztergom; and the Mercedes-Benz assembly plant ...

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    Ford begins exports of Fiestas via Lázaro Cárdenas

    2015-11-11T11:43:18Z

    The Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas has handled its first ever consignment of Ford vehicles for export, which were despatched to Portland, in the US. The 68 Ford Fiesta vehicles were transported aboard NYK’s Hyperion Leader. The cars were built at the Ford plant at Cuautitlán Izcalli, in Mexico State, ...

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    South America: holding out for better times

    2015-11-10T13:50:03Z

    Facing further declines and difficulties, OEM executives talk about their plans to survive the ongoing Brazilian storm For the Brazilian automotive industry, 2015 has been bad, and next year is expected to be even worse. However, despite the sharp declines and pessimism, executives are optimistic that things will eventually get ...

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    Local suppliers struggle to gain scale in Brazil's fragmented market

    2015-11-04T17:09:28Z

    Despite years of growth leading up to the current downturn, Brazil faces weaknesses in its tier supply chain following chronic underinvestment in equipment, tooling and logistics. High labour costs and stifling bureaucracy have also made imported parts more attractive than local ones in some cases despite customs issues and logistics ...

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    Hyundai upgrades Russian plant ahead of Creta assembly launch

    2015-11-02T10:45:51Z

    Korean automaker Hyundai has plans to invest $100m to expand and modernise its plant in St. Petersburg in preparation for the production launch of its Creta SUV along with the new model Solaris, both of which are due in 2016. “The investment will be spent on completion of facilities, expansion ...

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    Audi deploys hybrid rail engine to cut emissions at Ingolstadt plant

    2015-10-30T17:19:16Z

    Audi has started using a plug-in hybrid locomotive to move components and finished vehicles to loading stations at its Ingolstadt plant in Germany. The company said the use of the engine will cut emissions by half compared to a conventional train, making a saving of 60 tons of CO2 a ...

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    GM says stamping facility will save $14m in logistics costs

    2015-10-28T14:58:35Z

    General Motors has received the first delivery of stamping press equipment to its Lansing Grand River Assembly plant in Michigan, which will be used to stamp parts for the Camaro, Cadillac ATS and CTS range of vehicles. The presses are being installed at a new $174m stamping facility on site ...

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    Flash Europe on target for growth with investment from Eurazeo PME

    2015-10-28T09:39:20Z

    Financial investor Eurazeo PME has bought a 43% share in European premium freight provider Flash Europe International. The company provides time critical services to the automotive sector and has a number of leading automotive OEM and tier one customers, including VW, GM, Renault, Continental, Hella, Caterpillar, Delphi, Faurecia and Bosch. ...

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    Höegh now transporting buses to Martinique from Belgium

    2015-10-27T16:04:09Z

    Höegh Autoliners has started moving hybrid buses produced by Belgian manufacturer Van Hool from the port of Antwerp to the island of Martinique on its bi-weekly service between Europe and the Caribbean. The government on Martinique is currently engaged in a project to reduce the impact that private transport is ...

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    Anji-Ceva chooses JDA software to improve customer service in China

    2015-10-27T12:40:55Z

    Third party logistics provider, Anji-Ceva, is implementing a transport management system supplied by JDA Software to improve services for its automotive customers in China. Anji-Ceva provides transport and logistics services for finished vehicles, as well as inbound and aftermarket parts, to a number of carmakers and tier one suppliers in ...