All OEMs articles – Page 8

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    American Honda: Looking for smart, sustainable solutions

    2016-12-19T14:23:09Z

    All photos of Chuck Kendig by: Walter SavinovichAmerican Honda’s head of sales planning and logistics, Chuck Kendig, reveals the philosophy behind his approach to managing the carmaker’s outbound flows and describes how the department operates to cope with changing model demand Since April 2015, when Chuck Kendig inherited vehicle ...

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    Kia celebrates a decade in Slovakia as it exceeds 2.5m car mark

    2016-12-14T13:53:05Z

    South Korea’s Kia Motors is celebrating 10 years in Slovakia, announcing total production of almost 2.58m vehicles since the first car rolled off the line in Žilina. Following an initial investment of €700m ($745m) to build the plant – its only one in Europe – the Hyundai subsidiary has ploughed ...

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    Mexico government deploys troops to address railway vandalism

    2016-12-14T10:57:04Z

    It has been revealed that the Mexican government has been deploying troops since the autumn at various troubled areas in response to rising vandalism and theft targeting both railway lines and automotive cargo. “The Mexican military is providing some short-term protection to the automotive industry in the state of Guanajuato,” ...

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    Carmakers get another chance to lay out Brexit priorities

    2016-12-13T16:45:35Z

    David Davis, the UK’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union ( pictured, left ), has met with leaders of the UK automotive sector to discuss the car sector’s priorities as the UK heads towards the start of negotiations over its departure from the EU. Monday’s event, organised by ...

  • SupplyChain
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    Pressure growing on UK supply chains

    2016-12-13T16:39:57Z

    Pressure on the UK’s logistics networks appears to be growing, according to the research behind a new index focusing on perceptions of resilience and funding in UK supply chains. Of 783 companies surveyed between late September and mid-October, around a third said pressure on their supply chain had worsened over ...

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    Robinson takes on logistics strategy for Mazda after Beyer’s exit

    2016-12-13T10:44:11Z

    MNAO's former manager of vehicle logistics, Michael Beyer, has now left the company Following a reorganisation of roles at Mazda North America Operations (MNAO) earlier this year, Michael Robinson has taken on a new role as logistics strategy manager. Robinson was previously logistics quality manager at the company. In ...

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    Russia car market up for first time in two years; exports also rise

    2016-12-13T09:58:02Z

    Domestic car sales in Russia grew in November for the first time in almost two years, data from the Association of European Business (AEB) have indicated. According to the AEB, sales grew 0.6% year-on-year in November, after falls of 2.6% in October, 10.9% in September and 18% in August. “November ...

  • Volkswagen Truck & Bus investiert in Brasilien
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    VW Truck & Bus commits to Brazil with €420m investment

    2016-12-09T16:14:52Z

    Andreas Renschler, CEO of Volkswagen Truck & Bus (left) with Roberto Cortes, CEO of Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus (right) and Brazil’s president, Michel Temer Volkswagen’s truck and bus division in Brazil – Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus (VWCO) – is to invest €420m ($446m) in its business in Brazil over ...

  • Gienia
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    Honda JV breaks ground on third production plant in China

    2016-12-09T12:59:46Z

    Honda’s joint venture company in China, Dongfeng Honda, has broken ground on construction of a third car production plant in the country. It is being built on a 1.2m sq.m piece of land just 8km southeast of the first plant in the Wuhan Economic & Technological Development District in Hubei ...

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    South America summit report: Never let a serious crisis go to waste

    2016-12-09T10:53:01Z

    The South American automotive landscape is looking bleak as sales and production continue to drag and excess capacity increases. But a crisis is also a turning point, as speakers at this year’s Automotive Logistics South America summit in São Paulo pointed out... Bleak outlook in Brazi l Exports ...

  • Hyundai
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    Hyundai to offer online car purchasing across the UK from January

    2016-12-07T14:00:46Z

    Carmaker Hyundai has announced the launch in January of a website in the UK allowing customers to purchase its vehicles and arrange finance online. While the company has provided smaller scale digital store options in the past, such as the one operated with Rockar and another in Madrid, this is ...

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    South America summit: A region in dire need of a defibrillator

    2016-12-07T10:50:25Z

    South America desperately needs the economic equivalent of a defibrillator to get its heart going again, delegates at this week’s Automotive Logistics South America summit in Brazil’s financial capital, São Paulo, were told. Automotive sales in the region continue to stagnate, with consumer confidence at rock bottom because of political ...

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    Nikola unveils first hydrogen-electric truck

    2016-12-06T17:24:29Z

    Salt Lake City, Utah-based Nikola Motor Company has unveiled its first hydrogen-electric truck, the Nikola One. Based on high-density lithium batteries, it is said to provide a 1,200-mile (1,920km) range and over 1,000hp of power.The company has also announced an agreement with Ryder to use its 800-plus locations in the ...

  • Nissan introduces driverless towing system at Oppama Plant
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    Nissan initiates automated towing system at Oppama plant

    2016-12-06T13:09:10Z

    Nissan has introduced an intelligent vehicle towing (IVT) system at its Oppama manufacturing plant in Japan that uses a modified, self-driving Leaf electric vehicle to pull a car-carrying trailer. Trials of the system began a year ago and over 1,600 test runs have been carried out since, the OEM has ...

  • BCG Factory of the Future
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    BCG report suggests the ‘factory of the future’ is still some way off

    2016-12-06T05:05:25Z

    A survey of over 750 production managers by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has revealed that while most recognise the potential benefits of the ‘factory of the future’ concept, only one in four are achieving targets actually related to the initiative. Of the respondents to the survey, which focused on the ...

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    Lucid Motors picks Arizona as electric vehicle manufacturing base

    2016-12-05T15:58:40Z

    Electric vehicle start-up Lucid Motors has announced Casa Grande, about 80km south of Phoenix, Arizona, as the location for its manufacturing centre, after evaluating over 60 sites in 13 US states. The facility will start producing the company’s first model in 2018 and by 2022, $700m will have been invested. ...

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    PSA to assemble pick-up trucks in Tunisia for local market

    2016-12-02T17:20:51Z

    PSA Group has announced a deal with its long-term partner in Tunisia, STAFIM, to assemble and sell a Peugeot pick-up truck in the North African country. The French carmaker said the assembly plant would start operations in mid-2018 and produce about 1,200 vehicles a year for the Tunisian market. PSA ...

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    Volkswagen to start assembly in Algeria in Sovac joint venture

    2016-11-30T15:40:06Z

    Pictured from left: Dr. Josef Baumert, member of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles board of management responsible for production and logistics; Abdesselam Bouchouareb, Algerian minister of industry; and Mourad Oulmi, CEO of Sovac Volkswagen is setting up a joint venture with its local partner in Algeria for the assembly of ...

  • Use of “ProGlove” scanner at Ingolstadt site
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    Audi embraces wearable scanning technology at Ingolstadt

    2016-11-30T12:32:27Z

    Audi has adopted a wearable scanner from ProGlove at its Ingolstadt plant in Germany in what it describes as the first step towards the widespread use of wearable technologies in its production process. Audi tested the handheld scanner replacement – which leaves both hands free for other handling operations unlike ...

  • 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
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    Alfa Romeo boosts staff at Cassino in advance of production push

    2016-11-29T10:00:00Z

    Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo expects to add 1,800 staff at its Cassino plant in Italy by 2018 as it gears up towards increased production of the Giulia model and Stelvio SUV. Currently the plant, which is located about 100km from Naples and has produced over 7m vehicles since 1972, employs ...