Southeast Asia

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Southeast Asia

Automotive powertrain forecast 2020-2030

Powertrain forecast to 2030: Navigating the road to electrification

2019-10-24T19:21:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Download this report for forecasts of eight different powertrains across regions, including all degrees of hybridisation, electrification and internal combustion engines, which reveal changes that will have huge implications for the future of the automotive supply chain. The latest insight by the business intelligence unit of Automotive from Ultima Media


VinFast ramps up production in Vietnam

2019-09-11T13:19:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Vietnamese carmaker VinFast is now in the third month of production at its $3.5 billion assembly plant in the northern port city of Hai Phong, with two models now being distributed to the domestic market: the Lux A2.0 saloon and an SUV called the LUX SA2.0. The OEM is using ...


Thyssenkrupp to establish 3D printing centre in Singapore

2019-04-10T11:28:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

German conglomerate Thyssenkrupp will set up an additive manufacturing facility in Singapore this year to serve as a regional base for the company’s existing TechCenter in Germany. The materials and components maker said it aims to unlock 3D printing’s potential for customers in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region. The centre ...


Scania opens Thai factory to better serve Southeast Asia

2019-03-06T09:20:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Swedish truckmaker Scania has moved production closer to sales in Southeast Asia with the opening of a factory in Thailand to assemble truck and bus chassis from complete knockdown (CKD) kits shipped in from Europe, as well as manufacturing truck cabs locally.

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Nissan marks millionth export from Thailand

2019-01-22T09:34:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Nissan has marked its millionth vehicle export from Thailand, 20 years after exports first began from the South-East Asian country. The millionth vehicle exported was a Terra premium SUV.

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Mitsubishi aims to expand production in Vietnam

2018-11-20T16:27:44+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi Motors is looking to start building vehicles from the ground up in Vietnam, rather than just assembling knockdown kits there, its CEO, Osamu Masuko, has announced.


GM starts exporting Chevrolet Sail from China to Mexico and Caribbean

2017-11-08T10:23:54+00:00By Marcus Williams

GM has started exporting the Chevrolet Sail from its joint venture plant with SAIC in China to Mexico and the Caribbean.


Kuehne + Nagel expands Eurasia Express services with rail to Europe

2017-10-18T15:28:49+01:00By Marcus Williams

There has been strong interest over the last few years in rail services between China and Europe, and use among automotive manufacturers and logistics providers is rising.


DICV exports 10,000th truck from India

2017-05-31T12:52:59+01:00By Marcus Williams

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), part of Daimler Trucks Asia, has exported its 10,000th truck from the port of Karmarajar, near Chennai, on an MOL vessel. The vehicle in question was a 40-ton heavy-duty tractor destined for Indonesia and was part of a consignment of 250 trucks on the way ...


OIA Global buys out ACE and opens new site in India

2017-02-08T12:15:36+00:00By Marcus Williams

US-headquartered OIA Global, which provides transport, supply chain management and packaging services, has acquired American Cargo Express (ACE), a US-based provider of domestic and international freight forwarding, warehousing and trade management services, for an undisclosed sum.

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Bill Villalon takes up role as president of APL Logistics

2017-01-04T14:40:50+00:00By Marcus Williams

Following the news that Bill Villalon (pictured) had taken on the role of acting president at global cargo transport and logistics provider, APL Logistics, the company confirmed this week that he will now permanently take up the role of president.


Villalon takes on acting president role at APL Logistics following Simon's departure

2016-11-22T08:07:16+00:00By Marcus Williams

William Villalon (left), who was senior vice president at APL Logistics, the global cargo transport and logistics provider, has taken on additional responsibilities as acting president at the company.


Oscar de Bok takes up CEO role at DHL Supply Chain

2016-06-29T10:20:01+01:00By Marcus Williams

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Subaru starts Forester CKD production in Malaysia

2016-03-01T16:42:54+00:00By rachaelhogg

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the company that manufactures Subaru cars, has announced that it has, along with TC Subaru (TCS), a subsidiary of Tan Chong, started production of the Subaru Forester vehicle at the Malaysian assembly plant of Tan Chong Motor Assemblies (TCMA). The vehicles are being assembled from complete ...


Cummins opens global aftermarket logistics hub in Singapore

2015-07-29T15:09:57+01:00By Marcus Williams

Tier one engine maker, Cummins, has opened a $5.4m global logistics hub in Singapore that it said will enhance its delivery of aftermarket products. The company said the Singapore Global Logistics Hub will serve markets including the US, Europe, China, India, as well as customers across the Northeast and Southeast ...


Cheaper imports crushing Vietnamese auto manufacturing

2015-04-17T10:30:03+01:00By Barry Cross

Carmakers in Vietnam are switching to imported vehicles to satisfy consumer demand, which is reported to be threatening the existence of domestic manufacturing in the country.


Cheaper imports crushing Vietnamese auto manufacturing

2015-04-14T09:06:37+01:00By Barry Cross

Carmakers in Vietnam are switching to imported vehicles to satisfy consumer demand, which is reported to be threatening the existence of domestic manufacturing in the country.


APL Logistics to establish regional hub in Sri Lanka this year

2015-04-08T11:45:19+01:00By Marcus Williams

Integrated supply chain provider, APL Logistics, has said it plans to establish a regional consolidation hub for South Asia in Sri Lanka by the second half of 2015. It will support APL Logistics’ existing cargo hubs in North and Southeast Asia and connect with as many as 18 container freight ...

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UAZ looks at new export markets to recover sales

2015-02-17T12:44:56+00:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian carmaker UAZ has announced plans to target new markets to increase vehicle exports this year following a sharp drop in exports to established markets last year. The company said it would aim at a 40% increase on last year’s figures to markets in South America, the Middle East, Southeast ...


Thai rail link to benefit automotive shipments in region

2015-01-09T12:39:37+00:00By Marcus Williams

China has signed an agreement with Thailand to build a double track rail link stretching more than 870km between Nong Khai on the Laos border with Thailand, to the Thai industrial zone in the east of the country. According to industry analysts in the region, the development bodes well for ...