All OEMs articles – Page 5

  • Mike Flewitt
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    McLaren to insource carbon fibre chassis production by 2020

    2017-02-14T11:06:47Z

    McLaren Automotive has announced the first details of its Composite Technology Centre, a £50m ($62.5m) investment in Sheffield, England, that will allow it to produce its own carbon fibre chassis by 2020. The centre will be responsible for the development and manufacturing of the Monocell and Monocage carbon fibre chassis ...

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    Police recover stolen Jaguar Land Rover engines

    2017-02-13T16:49:32Z

    Police have recovered the engines stolen late last month from a Jaguar Land Rover facility in Solihull, UK. West Midlands police have also arrested four men on suspicion of conspiracy to steal, according to a statement. All four have been bailed pending further enquiries. The news comes just under two ...

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    Mercedes-Benz Trucks looks to double exports from Brazil to the Arab world

    2017-02-09T11:40:56Z

    Mercedes-Benz Trucks in Brazil has said it expects to more than double its exports of trucks to the Middle East and North Africa during 2017. Last year it exported 348 units to the region, consisting of 202 medium-weight Atego trucks and 146 light and medium-weight Accelo trucks. In 2016, the ...

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    Jaguar Land Rover falls prey to engine theft at UK plant

    2017-02-08T09:54:04Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has had two semi-trailers loaded with engines stolen from its manufacturing plant in Solihull, UK. “We can confirm that we are working closely with West Midlands police to investigate the theft of engines from the Solihull manufacturing plant,” said a company spokesperson. A statement from the ...

  • Honda Hitachi
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    Honda and Hitachi announce plans for electric motor joint venture

    2017-02-07T16:59:35Z

    Honda has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hitachi Automotive Systems for the joint production of electric vehicle motors, just a week after announcing a hydrogen fuel cell partnership with General Motors (GM) in the US. Hitachi has been selling motors for electric vehicles since 1999 to a number of ...

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    PSA Group to start assembling cars in Kenya again

    2017-02-07T16:00:11Z

    The signing ceremony took place at the Kenyan State House, the president's official residence in Nairobi French carmaker PSA Group is to begin producing Peugeot vehicles in Kenya from June this year. The news marks a return to the East African country for the company, which last assembled Peugeot ...

  • Toyota Suzuki
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    Toyota and Suzuki firm up partnership talk

    2017-02-07T15:35:19Z

    Toyota president Akio Toyoda (left) and Suzuki chairman Osamu Suzuki at the October 2016 announcement Toyota and Suzuki have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore potential cooperation in various business areas including the supply of products and components. In October last year, the two Japanese companies first announced ...

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    Mexico conference: Nafta concerns slow supply chain investment

    2017-02-06T12:53:32Z

    Carmakers, tier suppliers and logistics providers are becoming increasingly cautious about investment in Mexico, downgrading some plans or holding back on decisions amid the uncertainty of Mexico’s future trade relations with the United States and potential changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). Mexico has been one of ...

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    Recticel ‘working with OEMs’ after fire shuts down Czech plant

    2017-02-03T17:12:06Z

    Interior parts manufacturer Recticel Group has said it is cooperating with carmakers after a recent fire and subsequent shutdown at its plant in Most, in the Czech Republic. The Belgian company declared force majeure at the plant on January 22 nd after a serious fire broke out in ...

  • AL_Zapanta
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    Mexico conference: Trump’s taxes and tariffs ‘a negotiating ploy’

    2017-02-01T17:16:52Z

    The past week has seen tensions escalate between the US and Mexico over trade terms, with a number of tariff and tax proposals suggested by the administration of Donald Trump that would have significant impacts on the automotive supply chain, both in North America and globally. However, while the administration ...

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    EU and Mexico to accelerate trade talks

    2017-02-01T15:57:12Z

    The European Union and Mexico have announced an intention to accelerate trade talks and are planning two additional rounds of discussion on a “reformed free trade agreement” before the northern hemisphere summer. In a joint statement on the move, EU commissioner for trade, Cecilia Malmström (pictured), and Mexico’s minister of ...

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    GM job cuts loom in Canada as overlap of Equinox production ends

    2017-02-01T11:24:57Z

    General Motors has issued a notice at its CAMI plant in Canada that could result in the laying off of about 600 employees, according to labour union Unifor. The union said it was informed of the decision by company management earlier this week. The CAMI assembly plant in Ontario has ...

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    P3 predicts a buoyant 2017 after surge in developments last year

    2017-02-01T10:51:27Z

    Pan-European logistics property developer P3 has reported a surge in new property developments last year, leaving it with a portfolio of 165 buildings across nine countries totalling 3.5m sq.m. During 2016, the firm completed 15 new warehouses totalling 320,000 sq.m – nearly three times the amount of the previous year. ...

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    Scania welcomes plans to promote electrified road technology

    2017-02-01T10:04:44Z

    Truckmaker Scania has welcomed plans by Sweden and Germany to speed up the development of electrified road technology. The plans are part of a new innovation partnership between the two countries launched on Tuesday (January 31 st ) during a visit to Sweden by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The partnership ...

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    Finished vehicles boost trade through Copenhagen Malmö Port

    2017-02-01T08:31:27Z

    Nordic port and terminal operator Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) has revealed growth of over 12% in the number of finished vehicles it handled last year. “We’re seeing a clear upturn in volumes in several business segments, which is of course pleasing,” said CEO Johan Röstin. “The strongest segment has been ...

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    GM and Honda plan joint hydrogen fuel cell production by 2020

    2017-01-31T17:11:20Z

    Global carmakers General Motors (GM) and Honda have taken their co-development agreement for fuel cell systems to another level, announcing an agreement targeting production by the start of the next decade. The two companies, which first signed a ‘master collaboration agreement’ in 2013, are to invest a total of $85m ...

  • EraGlonass
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    New Russian import rules lead to cars being stopped at customs

    2017-01-31T10:24:00Z

    Several car shipments have been blocked on their way into Russia by its Federal Customs Service because they are not equipped with the Era-Glonass accident emergency response system. According to Yuri Ladygin, head of the Customs Service’s Far East Department, amendments to Russia’s customs regulations require all cars imported into ...

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    Priority Freight recognised for crisis-management project

    2017-01-30T12:56:30Z

    Time-critical logistics provider Priority Freight has been recognised with a Specialist Services Award from the British International Freight Association (BIFA) after a complex crisis-management project that involved moving a component production operation from the UK to the US to prevent supplies to numerous carmakers from being suspended. Priority Freight MD ...

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    Armour replaces Toyota veteran Moore in Canada

    2017-01-27T17:15:31Z

    It has recently emerged that Lee Armour (pictured) has succeeded Ernie Moore as national manager of the vehicle logistics division at Toyota Canada. Moore, who has retired, joined Toyota Canada over 26 years ago. He held a variety of senior management and executive positions within the customer services and logistics ...

  • Christopher Ludwig
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    Vehicle logistics: Why the only certainty is uncertainty

    2017-01-27T11:28:48Z

    Constantly shifting political, industrial and logistical currents will ensure change remains the only constant in vehicle logistics Finished vehicle logistics, perhaps more than other supply chain disciplines, is focused on operations at hand and responding flexibly to changes rather than speculating about future trends. While 2017 could be a year ...