All OEMs articles – Page 4

  • Toyota_Burnaston
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    Toyota invests in UK plant but warns on post-Brexit tariffs

    2017-03-20T16:06:04Z

    Toyota has announced plans to invest £240m ($297m) in its UK-based car plant to enable vehicle production using its new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, while also promoting UK supply chain efficiencies. It is the latest new investment decision by a major carmaker following last year’s referendum in which ...

  • Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan
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    General Motors adds powertrain jobs in Michigan ahead of Trump visit

    2017-03-15T16:53:09Z

    General Motors has announced the addition of 220 new jobs and the retention of 680 that were previously under threat across three of its Michigan-based facilities over the next 12 months. The announcement was made on the same day that US president Donald Trump confirmed he would be visiting Detroit. ...

  • Ashwani Gupta, Senior Vice President of Renault Nissan LCV Business Unit, Renault Nissan Alliance_opt
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    Gupta chosen to lead new Renault-Nissan Alliance LCV unit

    2017-03-15T15:59:44Z

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance has created a business unit focused on light commercial vehicles (LCVs) as it looks to grow sales in the segment. Ashwani Gupta, vice-president of Renault’s LCV division since 2014, will lead the new unit. Mitsubishi, which became part of the Alliance following Nissan’s 34% share purchase last ...

  • Alex Meza, JC
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    FVL conference: Will big outbound visions ever happen in real-time?

    2017-03-14T18:13:54Z

    The eighth annual Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference discussed lots of potential for connected car and in-vehicle technology to transform transport and tracking. However, uncertainties over which technology to focus on, as well as regulatory and economic questions, may hold back important software and hardware updates. Marcus Williams reports ...

  • Franklin American Honda_opt
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    FVL conference: American Honda overcomes Mexican vandalism issue

    2017-03-10T20:02:24Z

    Honda has drastically reduced incidents of damage and vandalism on vehicles that it exports from Mexico beyond North America, as well as vehicles shipped to Mexico, thanks to a number of route and transport changes. Charles Franklin, manager of export logistics at American Honda (pictured), says his company had zero ...

  • WWL_opt
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    WWL implements RFID at Nissan's Mississippi plant

    2017-03-10T15:16:05Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has teamed up with technology company, Surgere, to implement a radio-frequency identification (RFID) project for managing finished vehicle stock at Nissan's assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi. Work on the Canton study has already begun, according to John Felitto, president of WWL Vehicle Services Americas, which operates ...

  • Mason image 2_opt (1)
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    FVL conference: OEMs with US capacity and flexibility best placed ahead of any Nafta changes

    2017-03-10T14:12:06Z

    Carmakers with excess US capacity, or those that haven't yet put significant investments into Mexico are best placed ahead of negotiations between the trading partners in the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). This is according to Brandon Mason, global automotive director at PwC, who highlighted a $60 billion trade ...

  • Vauxhall_Insignia_Grillplate_opt
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    Under PSA, Brexit and imported parts could put Vauxhall plants at risk

    2017-03-07T03:28:37Z

    The long-term fate of Vauxhall post-Brexit, and as a part of French carmaker PSA Group, has become less clear because of uncertainties over how trade barriers could impact its supply chain and its role in the combined PSA-Opel production network. PSA's €1.3 billion ($1.47 billion) acquisition from GM agreed ...

  • PSA General Motors_opt
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    PSA touts European scale and supply chain synergy in Opel/Vauxhall acquisition

    2017-03-07T02:15:58Z

    PSA Group and General Motors (GM) have come to an agreement over the sale of the latter's European business, specifically the Opel and Vauxhall brands, with the total price coming in at €2.2 billion ($2.33 billion), including a €900m deal for the financing division. The deal, which is expected to ...

  • Volkswagen Werk Emden
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    VW dealing with Passat glovebox problem following Czech fire

    2017-02-28T11:13:10Z

    Following a recent fire that shut down one of the Czech Republic plants owned by interior materials supplier Recticel, Volkswagen has been forced to store Passat cars made at its Emden plant until enough replacement glove compartment covers can be delivered. However, while the cost to Recticel’s business currently stands ...

  • Sanden_Logistics_Europe
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    Sanden Manufacturing Poland centralises logistics in Polkowice

    2017-02-27T10:23:56Z

    The Polish division of Japanese automotive parts maker, Sanden Corporation, has leased a 6,500 sq.m warehouse next to its production facility in Polkowice for the handling of air conditioning compressor units. The warehouse was officially opened last week and Sanden Manufacturing Poland has leased it from property developer Panattoni Europe ...

  • Carlos Tavares_opt
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    PSA talks with labour and governments over Opel deal

    2017-02-22T17:35:30Z

    Senior management officials within PSA Group have made a number of commitments regarding jobs and plants in meetings with Opel stakeholders this week in Germany and the UK – promises that could impact the future shape of a combined PSA-Opel supply chain across Europe. Last week, PSA Group confirmed it ...

  • Daimler plant neues Pkw-Werk für Mercedes-Benz in Russland
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    Daimler to start production at first Russian plant in 2019

    2017-02-22T13:58:12Z

    Having received preliminary approval for its first Russian production facility last year, Daimler has confirmed an investment of more than €250m ($263m) to begin manufacturing Mercedes-Benz cars in the country from 2019. Located at the Esipovo Industrial Park, about 40km northwest of Moscow, the flexible production facility will be capable ...

  • Sochaux
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    PSA group details €200m plan to modernise Sochaux

    2017-02-17T14:41:12Z

    French carmaker PSA Group plans to modernise its Sochaux plant in the east of the country as part of a €200m ($213m) investment by 2022 that will include the installation of the first press line in France in two decades. A dedicated team has been on site for three years ...

  • Ineos stock-photo-150932115
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    Chemicals firm Ineos to start producing new 4x4 off-roader

    2017-02-15T15:19:49Z

    Chemicals company Ineos has confirmed it is to invest “many hundreds of millions” in producing a new 4x4 off-roader. Following a six-month feasibility study, the firm said this week that it saw a gap in the market for an “uncompromising” off-road vehicle, following Jaguar Land Rover’s decision to stop producing ...

  • Volkswagen SUV-Studie Taigun
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    VW starts making Taigun in Portugal; Neptune Lines takes it to Italy

    2017-02-15T15:10:47Z

    Volkswagen has started production of the Taigun subcompact SUV at its AutoEuropa plant in Palmela, Portugal. The carmaker announced last year that its was “significantly expanding” its range of SUVs in a variety of classes and the Taigun, which until now was reported to be in the development phase, is ...

  • CEO_Richtie Kim cut out 2017-02
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    Ritchie Kim takes over as CEO of Glovis Europe

    2017-02-15T15:03:46Z

    Glovis Europe, the logistics division of Hyundai Glovis established in 2006, has appointed Soo Chul Kim (Ritchie) as its new CEO. He replaces Suk Yong Kim (Sean), who steps down from the role after seven years and is retiring from the company. Ritchie Kim (pictured) moves from his role as ...

  • Opel GM PSA
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    PSA may buy Opel to become Europe’s second largest carmaker

    2017-02-15T14:43:03Z

    French carmaker PSA Group has confirmed it may acquire General Motor’s European business, which includes the Opel and Vauxhall brands. The move could lead to further logistics synergies between the carmakers and logistics provider, Gefco. The deal may be the car industry’s biggest since the Fiat-Chrysler merger was completed post ...

  • GM-Uzbekistan
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    Growing exports lead GM-Uzbekistan to consider plant in Russia

    2017-02-14T15:05:58Z

    Uzbekistan managed to significantly expand its vehicle exports last year, the country’s Ministry of Economy has confirmed, with deliveries to Middle East and Africa markets including the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Ghana, Senegal, Somalia and Nigeria. The growth in exports was wholly accounted for by GM-Uzbekistan, the ...

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    Mercedes-Benz Trucks expands contract with Ceva in Brazil

    2017-02-14T11:57:17Z

    Mercedes-Benz has extended its contract with Ceva Logistics in Brazil covering inbound and aftermarket services for its Juiz de Fora assembly facility in Minais Gerais. The deal means a three-year extension to its existing contract with Ceva, which covers materials handling, line feeding and external warehousing. However, the latest deal ...