China’s CATL has announced a strategic partnership with German chemicals firm BASF in battery materials solutions that will support recycling of batteries and CATL’s plans for the production of battery cells in Europe.
Most OEMs have met demand through existing vehicle inventory, but worsening chip shortages are now choking off new vehicle registrations, with impacts likely across the supply chain for years.
As Faraday Future future looks eastward to expand the production and rollout of its flagship FF 91 EV, the firm is making a series of appointments to its team of experts to oversee this process.
The increasing demand from the automotive industry for lithium battery materials could be the next big disruption unless OEMs adopt better risk and contingency analysis says Rekha Menon-Varma, co-founder and managing partner at Vertaeon
Lotus Group has reorganised its supply chain management, with Mike Dickinson leading purchasing and supply chain, and Marcelo Wilson Navarro on logistics.
DSV Panalpina has bought Agility’s Global Integrated Logistics, with significant gains for its Road, Solutions and Sea & Air divisions, and making it one of the top three logistics providers globally
Sean Bricknell (pictured) has moved from BLG Logistics to take up a new role as head of inbound logistics and packaging at Volvo Cars
In the face of material shortages across the board, carmakers and their suppliers are looking a range of radical alternatives as part of drive toward more sustainable closed-loop supply chains
Nissan Motor will reportedly build a lithium-ion battery plant in Japan to support EV production as part of a joint investment project with battery manufacturer Envision AESC.
SKI will split off its battery business as an independent company, following a trend of other manufacturers creating separate firms to hone in on battery production.
Renault has agreed a framework with Geely to share production and supply chains for hybrid vehicles in Asia, including using Geely plants in China and localising Lynk & Co platforms in South Korea.
The US automotive market is bouncing back but faces further constraints in the supply chain, while OEMs are investing in an increasingly diverse powertrain and model mix. AutoForecast Solutions’s Joe McCabe analyses the risks and opportunities.
Monika Thielemann-Hald joined Hellmann Worldwide Logistics just as Covid started disrupting manufacturing for east to west. But as global head of automotive logistics she has helped steer the company through the crisis with the right mix of teamwork and smart technology
As electric vehicles become serious business for OEMs, they are reassessing their battery supply and manufacturing bases, putting their eggs in multiple baskets and taking more control of the process.
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