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    VW sets up new components division to drive efficiency

    2019-01-28T15:23:04Z

    Volkswagen has established a new division – Volkswagen Group Components – tasked with reducing costs by €2 billion ($2.27 billion) while improving efficiency and taking on board the increasing importance of electric vehicles. Thomas Schmall (right), chairman of VW’s new Group Components division, with Stefan Sommer, VW Group board ...

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    Renault plans home delivery for online sales in Russia

    2019-01-25T12:56:22Z

    Renault has announced plans to start a home delivery service in Russia for vehicles sold via its online showroom. The French carmaker told Russian newspaper Vedomosti that the start of the home delivery service would coincide with the release of the Renault Arkana (pictured) in May this year. It will ...

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    Ukraine sanctions risk Russian vehicle exports

    2018-12-12T13:57:39Z

    The growth in Russian vehicle exports during 2018 could be in jeopardy if a new bill to ban Russian vehicle imports is passed by the government in Ukraine, one of the biggest sales markets for Russian-made cars. According to figures from the Russian Federal Customs Service, in the first nine ...

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    Sovac starts assembling SKD kits for Audi in Algeria

    2018-12-12T09:40:18Z

    Audi has begun assembling vehicles at the Relizane plant run by its long-time Algerian partner, Sovac, from semi-knockdown (SKD) kits prepared at the OEM’s Ingolstadt plant in Germany. “[All models] are built at the main plant in Ingolstadt and transported to Barcelona, where they are knocked down into individual assembly ...

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    ZF trials drone deliveries at Friedrichshafen

    2018-11-13T13:32:50Z

    Component manufacturer ZF has started testing the use of a drone to distribute parts at its main plant in Friedrichshafen, south-west Germany. The prototype is being used to transport spare parts such as sensors and control cards from the plant’s central warehouse to various workshops, with the aim of proving ...

  • Russia to introduce new utilization fee on finished vehicles in 2018
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    Russian tax hike to fund higher outbound subsidies

    2018-11-07T10:14:08Z

    Russia’s deputy prime minister, Dmitry Kozak, has announced plans to raise the utilisation fee on imported vehicles by 30%, to help fund an increase in the subsidies provided to export projects in the automotive sector. Both Russian assembly plants and importers have been subject to the utilisation fee since 2014. ...

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    Škoda tests out drone for stocktaking

    2018-10-30T12:10:02Z

    Czech carmaker Škoda is trialling an autonomous drone to identify and count containers outside its factory in Mladá Boleslav. The goal is for drone-assisted stocktaking to become a regular feature of operations in the medium term. “We are continuously working on improving the efficiency of our everyday production processes and ...

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    VW starts making Seat Tarraco at Wolfsburg

    2018-10-24T14:38:48Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat, part of the VW Group, has begun producing its Tarraco SUV on assembly lines at VW’s Wolfsburg factory – the first time in 20 years a non-VW vehicle has been built at the plant in northern Germany. Designed and developed in Barcelona, the Tarraco is built on ...

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    Unipart signs aftersales deal with VW

    2018-09-26T15:38:04Z

    Unipart Logistics has won a new five-year contract with Volkswagen Group to run its UK aftermarket supply chain. More than 450 workers at Volkswagen's Tamworth logistics hub were transferred to Unipart Logistics after it signed a deal with the carmaker. The operation will service more than 900 retailers and trade ...

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    Russia's car exports fail to meet forecasts

    2018-07-30T09:34:44Z

    Russian vehicle exports are behind government expectations, despite being up 3% on last year’s figures. The country exported 34,200 finished vehicles between January and May this year, according to the country’s Federal Custom Service, but due to the logistics subsidies and other state support measures that have been made, the ...

  • Several Russian carmakers were exporting products in 2017
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    Russia's fresh focus on exports

    2018-07-05T14:23:40Z

    In recent years, Russia has put considerable resources into encouraging recovery in its domestic automotive industry. Last year, the federal budget included 62.3 billion roubles ($1 billion) in state aid for carmakers. Such sums have been spent primarily on boosting demand in the domestic market, which has been under pressure ...

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    Skoda reveals plans for Indian market

    2018-07-04T12:36:03Z

    From left to right: Skoda member of the board for sales and marketing, Alain Favey; CEO Bernhard Maier; managing director of Skoda Auto India, Gurpratap Boparai; and member of the board for finance and IT, Klaus-Dieter Schürmann Its parent company VW Group is investing €1 billion between 2019 and ...

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    Škoda puts autonomous robot to work at Vrchlabí

    2018-06-11T15:01:43Z

    Škoda Auto is deploying a fully autonomous transport robot from this month to move parts around its component plant in Vrchlabí in the Czech Republic. Use of the robot is part of the carmaker’s digitalisation of production processes under its 2025 Strategy, which embraces industry 4.0 technology. According to the ...

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    Škoda develops logistics resource at Kvasiny

    2018-05-14T16:56:27Z

    Škoda has added an up-to-date logistics base and logistics training centre in the latest round of modernisation at its Kvasiny assembly plant in the Czech Republic. The logistics centre is home to the parts required for construction of pre-series vehicles, while at the training centre workers are being trained in ...

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    Trusting the market will stay afloat

    2018-04-26T09:42:00Z

    European vehicle-handling ports saw growth in vehicle vehicle volumes in 2017, however geo-political worries – not least Brexit – is causing concerns. Ports continue to invest but there are worries over future volumes and capacity levels. 

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    Skoda restores vehicle assembly in Ukraine

    2018-04-11T11:21:29Z

    Skoda is reintroducing volume assembly in Ukraine, making it the first foreign carmaker to produce cars in significant numbers there since 2014. The VW-owned company has boosted production at the joint-venture facility it set up with Atoll Holding Group subsidiary Eurocar back in 2001 at Solomonovo, just 2km from the ...

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    VW localises Skoda Kodiaq assembly in Russia

    2018-02-21T10:30:26Z

    Volkswagen’s division in Russia has started local production of the Skoda Kodiaq SUV at the Gorky plant owned by Russian vehicle-maker Gaz Group in Nizhny Novgorod. Michael Oeljeklaus, head of production and logistics at Škoda Auto, which is owned by VW, said the move was an important step in implementation ...

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    Škoda opens automated warehouse at Czech plant

    2017-07-26T16:34:44Z

    Škoda Auto has opened an automated small parts warehouse at its Kvasiny plant in the Czech Republic. The company said the €8m ($9.3m) investment was one of the biggest logistics projects in its modern history, adding that it would improve efficiency and make its on-site logistics processes more flexible. “With ...

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    Volkswagen Group Logistics: Come together, right now

    2017-06-29T01:53:00Z

    All carmakers are [sta_anchor id= 1 ]grappling with how to plan and respond to the technological, social and economic changes that are expected to affect their products and businesses. Manufacturers must simultaneously manage rising demand for both traditional and alternative fuels, while exploring new models for mobility that might, in ...

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    Looking for the human-machine touch

    2017-05-03T11:26:37Z

    Digital technology is fast changing the way vehicles are built, with labour, data and engineering management set for new levels of automation, according to experts speaking at the recent automotiveIT Forum Production and Logistics. But while automotive plants and their supply chains adapt new concepts and equipment, including for ...