South America

The latest logistics developments in South America.

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Gigafactory database

Lithium-ion battery gigafactory database

2021-06-03T17:33:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Track electric vehicle lithium battery gigafactories by manufacturer, location, manufacturer, current and planned gigawatt (GWh) capacity.

EV and hybrid EV assembly plant database

Electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle plant database

2021-06-03T17:33:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Track factory locations for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles by manufacturer, model and location

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Brazil deliveries hit by Q1 decline but exports are a silver lining

2021-04-19T16:20:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Domestic Brazilian vehicle sales stood at 527,900 for the first quarter of this year, a decline of 5.4% on the same period in 2020 but down 23% on the previous quarter (Q4 2020), according to the National Association of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (ANFAVEA).

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Horizon Auto Logistics restructures business in the Americas

2021-03-08T14:55:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Following a realignment of operations last year, Horizon Auto Logistics (HAL), has restructured its business and will operate the following group divisions: Horizon Auto Logistics in Mexico, Fast Terminal International in Colombia, and Fast Auto Logistics in the US and Dominican Republic.

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Ford cuts its losses in Brazil with closure of all production in 2021

2021-01-12T09:54:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Ford will shut all three of its production facilities in Brazil this year and import vehicles from other markets in South America, including neighbouring Argentina and Uruguay, to meet demand in the country.

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Watch: How Daimler digitalised its damage claims process for vehicle logistics

2020-09-28T17:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

In a case study presentation at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, Dr Monica Schmickler explains Mercedes-Benz’s new global quality management system, Q.DOME, and how the carmaker is gaining more visibility and data over vehicle transport damage in its global distribution network.

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VW extends contract for Brazilian spare parts logistics with Ceva

2020-07-06T14:19:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Volkswagen has signed an extension to its contract with Ceva Logistics for the operation of its 132,000 sq.m spare parts centre in Vinhedo, Brazil, north of São Paulo..

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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 10 – How Volkswagen is transforming plant logistics with AI, analytics and cloud technology

2020-07-01T16:14:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

In this episode of the Livestream Hour, we discuss the technology and processes that are accelerating more connected, data-driven supply chains, and the greater role they will play in the post-coronavirus automotive industry. With special guests from Volkswagen, research institute Fraunhofer ISST and tech startup SYNAOS.

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Watch: Automotive Supply Chain June Update with Volkswagen Group and Visteon – Leadership in a Crisis

2020-06-25T10:11:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Our coronavirus series provide critical information and strategic insight to help design more resilient automotive supply chains. In our June update, key decision makers, including from Volkswagen Group and Visteon, share insight on the challenges of leadership in a crisis and how to respond to build stronger supply chains.

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Watch: How Ford digitalised and insourced global supply chain processes | Your Questions Answered Part II with Amlan Bose

2020-06-24T22:08:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Ford is transforming its supply chain and logistics processes in a number of key regions, including creating an in-house 4PL and rolling out a dynamic transport management system. Following discussion on our popular Livestream Hour edition focused on digitalisation in supply chain and logistics, Ford’s Amlan Bose rejoins Christopher Ludwig to address audience questions on topics including challenges to rollout, whether the system and insourcing will spread to other regions, and how digital control towers are helping Ford in the Covid-19 crisis.

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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 8 – Ford’s insourcing of logistics through technology

2020-06-10T18:30:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Join this special digital transformation livestream session on how IT and technology solutions are supporting supply chain during the crisis, including a major digitalisation project for Ford’s logistics and supply chain management across key regions. Hosted by Christopher Ludwig.

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WW Ocean provides direct service to Chilean mining hub

2020-06-03T08:24:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Maritime logistics provider Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean) is providing a direct monthly service from the US and Mexico to the mining hub of Puerto Angamos in Chile.

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Watch: Livestream Coronavirus Series – Automotive Supply Chain May Update

2020-05-27T18:35:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig, Daniel Harrison

Our monthly supply chain updates provide critical information for automotive production, purchasing and logistics professionals in the current crisis, and strategic insight to help companies design more resilient supply chains for the future. Watch the May update for the latest market forecasts from our automotive analyst and insight on how supply chains could be made more resilient from automotive supply chain expert Peter Weiss from Gartner.

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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 4 – Tier Suppliers on the Road to Recovery

2020-05-06T00:38:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Hosted by Christopher Ludwig, Editor-in-Chief at Ultima Media, the Livestream Hour will take place each week on Wednesdays. It will also be part of other Livestream special episodes and guests, including previews and follow-ups from our series of live and digital events for Automotive Logistics, Automotive Manufacturing Solutions and Car Design News. In Episode 4, we discuss the key areas that suppliers especially need to consider as the automotive industry stirs back into action, including supply chain and logistics processes, sourcing considerations, digital tools and collaboration. 

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Watch: Livestream Coronavirus Series – Automotive Supply Chain April Update

2020-04-30T00:47:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Part of our ongoing Livestream series, the monthly supply chain update provides insight on what the coronavirus crisis will mean for automotive manufacturing and logistics. In this episode, hear from Matteo Fini from IHS Markit; Fathi Tlatli from DHL together with host Christopher Ludwig.

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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 2 – Restarting Automotive Production in the New Normal

2020-04-16T08:01:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig, Nick Holt

In this Livestream episode, we share insights with special guest Ralf Bechmann from ROI Management Consulting, and AMS editor Nick Holt into the supply chain and manufacturing strategies that OEMs and suppliers are pursuing as companies like Daimler and Volkswagen are set to restart some plants in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. Hosted by Christopher Ludwig, Editor-in-Chief, the Livestream Hour features weekly insights and live interactions with the global automotive industry 

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Brazil’s automotive industry paralysed in the second half of March

2020-04-15T10:57:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Robust growth in Brazil’s automotive market for the first two weeks of March has been sharply undermined by the collapse of the industry in the second two weeks because of coronavirus, according to National Association of Automobile Manufacturers (Anfavea)…

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Watch: Your Questions Answered | The Coronavirus Series: Automotive Supply Chain March Update

2020-04-01T18:13:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig, Daniel Harrison

Following our first Livestream Coronavirus Automotive Supply Chain Update, our panellists reconvene to discuss audience questions that were not answered during the broadcast. Watch this exclusive video recording of the discussion covering the long-term impacts of the coronavirus crisis on global vehicle demand, economic and environmental policy, logistics and manufacturing operations.

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Watch: Livestream | The Coronavirus Series – Automotive Supply Chain March Update

2020-03-27T15:14:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig, Daniel Harrison

Presented by Automotive from Ultima Media, hear from our analysts as they share insight on how the coronavirus crisis will impact global vehicle sales and what it will mean for automotive manufacturing and logistics.