All OEMs articles – Page 7

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    Mercedes-Benz switches from one to three LSPs in Alabama

    2017-01-12T10:07:19Z

    Mercedes Benz US International (MBUSI) recently announced three new logistics providers to support logistics operations at an on-site warehouse for its plant in Vance, Alabama. Two of the providers – Celadon and Penske Logistics – begin service operations officially on November 28th 2016; Schnellecke Logistics began operations officially January 1st ...

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    FCA invests in US Jeep output; warns over withdrawal from Mexico

    2017-01-11T17:20:31Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has revealed plans to invest $1 billion in its Michigan and Ohio plants, generating 2,000 jobs in the US. The move will create the capacity to extend its Jeep product line-up in response to a continued shift by consumers to SUVs and pickup trucks, and will ...

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    WWL reveals new route for imports of Haval vehicles into Russia

    2017-01-11T11:46:16Z

    WWL has begun importing Haval vehicles into Russia via the port of Kotka in Finland (pictured). The new route should help cut warehousing costs and be more efficient than importing finished vehicles via St Petersburg, said general director of WWL’s Russian division, Dmitry Vostrikov. “A significant advantage of using the ...

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    Electric vehicle firm Rivian buys former Mitsubishi plant in Illinois

    2017-01-11T10:40:51Z

    Rivian Automotive, the US-based electric car hopeful, has agreed a deal to purchase Mitsubishi’s former manufacturing plant in Normal, Illinois. In July 2015, Mitsubishi confirmed it would end production of the Outlander model at the near 80,000 sq.m facility (pictured), its only plant in the US, switching production to ...

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    Latin America: The good, the bad & the uncertainty

    2017-01-10T18:02:54Z

    Governments, carmakers, processors and carriers will all have their roles to play in establishing greater economic and logistical integration across Latin America, as Automotive Logistics finds out. In this story... Trade deal ups and downs Mexico sets gold standard Exports save Brazil Recovery in Argentina Return to peace in Colombia ...

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    Able secures BMW deal at Humber Port

    2017-01-10T16:08:04Z

    Able UK, which runs a vehicle storage and logistics terminal in the UK’s Humber Estuary, has signed a nine-year contract with the BMW Group. The deal will see the development of facilities including a 4,300 sq.m pre-delivery and inspection facility at the Able Humber Port. When completed at the end ...

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    Rolls-Royce to expand its technology and logistics centre

    2017-01-10T12:53:12Z

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has decided to expand its technology and logistics centre (TLC) in the UK, having first opened the 30,000 sq.m facility a year ago. Construction of the centre – located in Bognor Regis, eight miles from the company’s manufacturing base in Goodwood – was announced in September 2014 ...

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    Trump turns on Toyota over vehicle imports from Mexico

    2017-01-06T12:43:42Z

    Following recent attacks on Ford and GM for existing and planned imports of vehicles into the US from Mexico, US president-elect Donald Trump has now turned his attention to Toyota. In a tweet posted on Thursday (January 5 th ) Trump said: “Toyota Motor said will build a new plant ...

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    Russian component exports: Shaping up to ship out

    2017-01-04T17:25:24Z

    OEMs and tier suppliers in Russia have plans to support their flagging domestic business with more components exports With vehicle assembly in Russia operating well below capacity, over the past two years carmakers have tried to increase vehicle exports to other regions, including eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin ...

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    JLR plans logistics centre near Solihull plant in the UK

    2017-01-04T16:11:24Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is planning to build a 90,000 sq.m logistics centre in Solihull, in the UK, to manage inbound parts to its facility at Lode Lane. The Lode Lane assembly plant –which makes Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover Sport, along with the Jaguar XE and F-Pace – ...

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    Ford cancels plans for plant in Mexico as GM defends its position

    2017-01-04T15:55:26Z

    Ford has confirmed it is cancelling plans to build a $1.6 billion assembly plant in San Luis Potosi, in north-central Mexico, citing slowing demand for the smaller vehicles intended for the plant for the move, rather than recent criticism from president-elect Donald Trump over production in Mexico for export to ...

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    VW Group Logistics moves over 5m vehicles; record exports from India

    2017-01-04T14:24:45Z

    Volkswagen’s group logistics operation moved more than 5m vehicles and around 75m cu.m of parts around the globe during 2016, the German OEM has revealed. In a statement, VW said that Volkswagen Group Logistics, which is responsible for cross-brand planning and management of material and vehicle logistics, had played a ...

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    Honda Cars India: ‘Delivery is the key to success’

    2017-01-03T16:42:45Z

    Honda Cars India’s head of supply chain management, PR Ramakrishnan (pictured), outlines his approach to meeting higher customer expectations in a changing regulatory landscape Honda Cars India, like the country in general, has its eyes on growth, as it expands its plants, model line-up and dealer network. Also like India ...

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    General Motors: The new law of supply & demand

    2016-12-29T12:46:38Z

    GM has restructured its order fulfilment, supply chain and logistics to share more common objectives, grouping them together in a department reporting to James BovenziThe size and complexity of General Motors’ supply chain mean that designing and sourcing the most effective logistics and distribution network for the carmaker is a ...

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    What to watch in 2017

    2016-12-27T09:00:56Z

    The automotive supply chain could take several knocks in 2017 from rising protectionism and regulatory changes. Automotive Logistics consults its crystal ball to highlight some of the potential hotspots… North America Which way will Trump blow? There will be worries, especially in Mexico, about overhauls to Nafta or ...

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    BMW's 'connected' logistics part 2: Towards a sustainable supply chain

    2016-12-22T10:14:59Z

    BMW is looking to reduce its use of air freight while increasing its use of rail freight to ensure its future vision of a 'Connected Supply Chain' is truly sustainable In the search for emissions savings, a fully electric 40-tonne truck from logistics provider Scherm is being used to ...

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    BMW's 'connected' logistics: Shaping a self-steering supply chain

    2016-12-22T10:01:47Z

    BMW’s senior vice-president of logistics, Jürgen Maidl, and other executives talk to Automotive Logistics about the carmaker’s drive towards a decentralised and fully connected logistics flow Carmakers do not typically issue strategy statements about logistics. Their board members are usually more preoccupied with vehicle sales, product development, manufacturing stability ...

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    Renault and GCR move to develop aftermarket supply in France

    2016-12-21T12:02:04Z

    French carmaker Renault and its dealership association GCR are investing in a 35% stake in the Exadis subsidiary of Groupe Laurent, the aftermarket parts and services supplier. Exadis provides a range of aftermarket parts including brake, clutch, wheel and injection components. Under the proposed agreement, which is close to being ...

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    2016 in review: takeovers, disputes and political upheaval

    2016-12-21T11:18:25Z

    The year 2016 may well go down as one of the most significant in recent history – not just politically but also for the automotive supply chain. Surprise voting results in the US and Europe have created significant uncertainty regarding global trade that may go on for years and is ...

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    Gaskell named head of outbound logistics at Volvo Cars in China

    2016-12-20T10:37:03Z

    Jaime Gaskell, former general manager for marketing and sales at NYK Automotive Logistics in China, has joined Volvo Cars as head of outbound logistics in the country. The new role includes responsibility for imported and domestic cars, as well as the warehouse and inland distribution business. Gaskell started out as ...