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  • Audi México
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    Volkswagen & Audi in Mexico part 2: Everything in its right place

    2016-07-19T12:25:00Z

    Audi Mexico’s upcoming plant at San José Chiapa has had logistics efficiency built into its core. Automotive Logistics talks to head of logistics and production control, Peter Koltai, about the evolution of the OEM’s first standalone factory outside Europe The 70km drive from Puebla to San José ...

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    China’s BAIC Motors begins export sales in Mexico

    2016-07-13T11:59:21Z

    Wei Huacheng (second from left), vice chairman of BAIC Group and executive director of BAIC International, at the launch ceremony for BAIC’s first dealership in Mexico last month Chinese carmaker BAIC Motor has sold its first exported car in Mexico and revealed plans to build an assembly plant in ...

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    Simpson takes over Nissan SCM role in Europe as Holtz moves to production position in US

    2016-07-06T13:38:33Z

    Heath Holtz is taking up a new role at Nissan's Smyrna plant as deputy managing director Nissan has appointed Michael Simpson as it vice-president of supply chain management for Europe replacing Heath Holtz, who has moved to a new role at Nissan North America as deputy managing director at ...

  • Porsche Leipzig GmbH
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    Porsche moves full production of Panamera to Leipzig

    2016-07-05T10:54:47Z

    Porsche’s plant in Leipzig, Germany is taking over complete production of the new generation Panamera sports saloon. Full production is ramping up already, according to the carmaker, and will initially involve 4S, 4S Diesel and Turbo models going on sale in Europe from November 5th. Vehicles for other market regions ...

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    Mercedes-Benz upgrades Dortmund bus plant

    2016-06-28T12:08:14Z

    Mercedes-Benz has invested €900,000 ($990,000) in upgrading its EvoBus minibus assembly plant in Dortmund, Germany. The modernisation and expansion project includes five new cutting, grinding and welding cabins along with an extended logistics area for storing dismantled components during the assembly process. The vehicle maker said that combined, the cabins ...

  • JACT8Brasil
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    Brazil says JAC out of Inovar-Auto but carmaker moves ahead with plans

    2016-06-14T10:44:22Z

    [Update June 15] The Brazilian Ministry of Industry, Overseas Trade and Services (MDIC) has revoked the licence it earlier awarded to JAC Motors, which had allowed it to become part of the country’s vehicle technology and supply chain incentive scheme, Inovar-Auto (Incentive Programme for Innovation and Optimisation of the ...

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    Schoeller Allibert opens new Poland production plant

    2016-06-01T13:18:50Z

    Schoeller Allibert, a supplier of reusable packaging, has opened a new production plant in Zabrze, Poland. The facility, which opened last month, covers more than 28,000sq.m and is located in the Katowice Special Economic Zone in the city. Within the facility, there is a 6,350sq.m production plant, where Schoeller Allibert ...

  • Neckarsulm
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    Audi using emergency measures to deal with floods at Neckarsulm

    2016-06-01T12:54:06Z

    German carmaker Audi has confirmed it was forced to shut down production at its Neckarsulm plant near Stuttgart for the first shift on Monday, because of severe flooding in the south-western region of Germany. Parts of the plant were flooded and supply routes were cut off. However, production was up ...

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    FAW-VW to build new plant in Tianjin

    2016-05-13T10:53:15Z

    FAW-Volkswagen, the joint venture between Volkswagen and China’s FAW Group, is to build a fifth vehicle plant in Tianjin. Construction of the plant, named North China Base, will begin in May with production scheduled to start in 2018. The plant will have an annual capacity of 300,000 vehicles and will ...

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    Mercedes plans new engine plant in Poland, deepens supply chain in eastern Europe

    2016-05-04T15:23:03Z

    Daimler has announced it is planning to invest around €500m ($574m) in a new engine plant in Poland, expanding its powertrain footprint and its presence in eastern Europe. The new plant decision followed an earlier announcement that the carmaker would invest a further €560m to expand its plant in Kecskemét, ...

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    In-depth analysis: strong logistics and supply base central to Ford’s new Mexico plant

    2016-04-06T16:34:40Z

    Ford is the latest carmaker to plan a new assembly plant in Mexico with the announcement that it will invest $1.6 billion in a factory in San Luis Potosi to produce compact cars from 2018. The plant is aimed at making the assembly of smaller cars more profitable for the ...

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    Unpacking conventional wisdom

    2016-04-01T09:00:31Z

    Whether one-way or returnable, owned by OEMs and tier suppliers or rented from specialist providers, current packaging models are being re-evaluated in the search for efficiency and cost-savings. Within the North American manufacturing operations of global automotive supplier Magna International, a fascinating pilot project is underway. After a year-long study ...

  • Montage der C-Klasse Limousine im Mercedes-Benz Werk Iracemápolis im Großraum Sau Paulo, Brasilien // Assembly of the C-Class Saloon at the Mercedes-Benz plant Iracemápolis in the metropolitan area Sa
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    Mercedes-Benz pushes ahead in Brazil despite downturn

    2016-03-30T17:15:59Z

    Mercedes-Benz has started production at a new 600m reais ($165m) plant at Iracemápolis in Brazil, about 170km north west of the capital São Paulo. The plant, which was officially opened last week, is making the C-Class Saloon and, from this summer, the GLA compact SUV. The new plant follows ...

  • Employees at Volkswagen Pune Plant
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    Volkswagen India boosts output at Pune plant to meet rising demand

    2016-03-30T16:37:59Z

    [Updated April 1st] Rising demand from export markets and anticipated domestic appetite for the forthcoming Ameo model are behind Volkswagen India’s plans to add a third shift to its plant in Chakan, near Pune (pictured). The move will produce 800 new jobs there. “In 2016, we are expecting growth ...

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    Binding ambition at Toyota Manufacturing UK

    2016-03-25T12:12:43Z

    TMUK is developing its logistics efficiency even more closely in line with the Toyota Production System and proving it can manage complex supply chain changes, writes Ian Henry The UK is an important manufacturing hub for Toyota within its European operations, and a prime example of how carmakers have tightly ...

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    Ford confirms plans for EcoSport assembly in Romania

    2016-03-23T10:18:51Z

    Following speculation last month that Ford could bring production of its EcoSport SUV to the Craiova plant in Romania , the carmaker has now confirmed that it is investing up to €200m ($223m) to do just that, along with its component tooling suppliers. It plans to begin assembly at the ...

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    Toyota to start production of RAV4 at St Petersburg plant

    2016-03-16T15:12:35Z

    Japanese carmaker Toyota has shown some rare evidence of confidence in the Russian market with the announcement that it will begin production of its RAV4 SUV there from August this year. It will be made alongside the Camry, which Toyota has been making at its plant in St Petersburg since ...