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    How the European automotive industry aims to build back semiconductor and chip supply

    2021-05-04T10:24:00Z

    OEMs, suppliers and EU officials are considering how best to develop Europe’s semiconductor supply bases to mitigate current and future shortages, but the broad gaps at many levels – including for older, larger chips – mean there will be no magic bullet

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    News

    Skoda uses AI application to optimise container usage

    2020-10-02T15:22:00Z

    Škoda has developed the Optikon artificial intelligence app to automatically calculate how pallets should be loaded in containers to maximise capacity. The OEM claims the software has saved it 151 container shipments and 80 tonnes of CO2 in the first six months of 2020.

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    Skoda using biodegradable packaging for parts exports to India

    2020-09-14T13:32:00Z

    Skoda Auto is testing biodegradable film for the packaging of vehicle components shipped from its main plant in Mladá Boleslav, in the Czech Republic, to its Indian plant in Pune. The carmaker said the packaging will save around 500kg of conventional plastic film each month.

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    VW to use sustainable electricity for all shipments by rail in Germany

    2020-09-14T10:25:00Z

    Volkswagen Group aims to switch all of the material, parts and vehicles it moves in Germany with state-run rail provider Deutsche Bahn to ‘green electricity’ by 2021 and also wants to increase the number of vehicles it moves by rail in Germany to 60% by 2022, an 8% increase on the number currently moved 

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    Skoda’s CNC machines now ordering their own parts

    2020-07-20T13:40:00Z

    Skoda has taken another step in the digitalisation of logistics processes at its transmission plant in Vrchlabí in the Czech Republic with the autonomous ordering and delivery of parts for the CNC processing line at the facility..

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    Skoda back in production in India as coronavirus challenges diminish

    2020-06-10T11:21:00Z

    Skoda has resumed vehicle manufacturing in India as coronavirus disruption eases, following improvements in supply chain activities and staff availability. Like other OEMs, Skoda had experienced difficulty sourcing parts and finding enough drivers because of restrictions on imports and the movement of people within India. ...

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    Decline in UK car sales worse than financial crisis, says SMMT

    2020-05-04T11:37:00Z

    The UK new car market declined by just over 44% in March this year, according to figures published last month by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)…

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    Skoda’s Mladá Boleslav parts centre supporting global aftermarket

    2020-04-21T11:49:00Z

    Czech carmaker Skoda is ensuring the global delivery of service parts from its genuine parts centre in Mladá Boleslav, which is now once again operating on three shifts. The 180,000 sq.m parts centre, which is the biggest such facility in the Czech Republic, is one of three European master depots in the VW Group, of which Skoda is a subsidiary….

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    Shifting gears: How Skoda automated Vrchlabí

    2020-01-09T12:11:00Z

    The smallest of Skoda’s production plants, the Vrchlabí site in the Czech Republic has been producing direct shift transmissions for the Volkswagen Group since 2012..