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    Setram deploys megatruck for Seat vehicle shipments

    2021-07-12T10:54:00Z

    Setram is helping Seat deliver vehicles more efficiently to the port of Barcelona by adding capacity to road shipments with the deployment of a 11-car megatruck

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    Priority Freight secures emergency parts shipment from China to Spain

    2021-05-25T09:28:00Z

    Priority Freight has transported two tons of automotive parts from suppliers in China to an unnamed OEM customer in Spain. The time-critical logistics provider had to ensure the delivery of the parts, which came from two different manufacturing sites in Tianjin, in 48 hours.

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    Seat adds logistics cobots at Martorell

    2021-05-10T14:35:00Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat has started using two autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) at its plant in Martorell for the picking of parts from its onsite storage warehouses.

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    A game of two halves at Europe’s vehicle ports

    2021-04-08T14:27:00Z

    Volatility at Europe’s leading finished vehicle handling ports was made worse in 2020 by the impact of restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in the first half of the year and then by resurgent demand in the second half. Marcus Williams reports

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    Christian Friedl takes over as director of Seat Martorell

    2020-12-08T11:52:00Z

    Christian Friedl is moving from Porsche to become director of Seat’s Martorell plant in Spain, starting from January 1. He replaces Rainer Fessel, who is moving to take over the management of the VW factory in Wolfsburg.

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    Griffiths becomes president of Seat; Steiner takes over as VP of production and logistics

    2020-09-28T12:03:00Z

    Wayne Griffiths is taking over as CEO of Spanish carmaker Seat, while Herbert Steiner has been named the new vice-president for production and logistics. Griffiths replaces Luca de Meo, who left earlier this year to head up Renault. Griffiths has been the CEO of Seat’s performance brand Cupra since January 2019, which he will continue to lead. Steiner, meanwhile, has been the head of the motor and foundry business area at Volkswagen Group Components since 2018

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    Setting the scope for recovery and resilience at Seat

    2020-09-02T16:12:00Z

    Well before coronavirus became top of everyone’s mind, Seat had been implementing a range of supply chain and logistics technologies at its Martorell plant near Barcelona that supported better control, planning and handling of parts and material in its supply chain. These systems have helped Seat to restart production and to avoid a single stoppage as a result of material shortages, according to Juan Vivas, inbound manager of the Martorell plant 

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    RNM Alliance extends contract with Groupe Cat in France and Belgium

    2020-08-10T11:07:00Z

    The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi (RNM) Alliance has extended its contract with Groupe Cat for the distribution of vehicles in France and Belgium. The new three-year contract will see around 350,000 vehicles delivered per year, including across international borders…

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    Spain’s auto industry to get billion-euro boost from government

    2020-06-24T08:45:00Z

    The Spanish government has announced a €3.75 billion ($4.2 billion) stimulus programme for the country’s automotive sector, designed to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus and boost the sale of low-emission vehicles.

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    Seat to restart production this week

    2020-04-27T09:18:00Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat has announced it will restart production gradually from April 27 after agreeing testing procedures on employees with union representatives. Seat aims to use polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing on its employees to screen for the coronavirus…

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    Production could resume at end of April, says Seat

    2020-04-14T14:05:00Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat could restart operations at its Martorell and Componentes plants near Barcelona by the end of April, in view of the latest government announcements and the negotiations the carmaker has had with its union representatives…

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    Seat claims AGV first with Slam

    2020-02-10T16:13:00Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat says it is the first industrial manufacturer in Europe to use automated guided vehicles (AGVs) with the Slam navigation system outdoors…

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    Seat expands use of duo and giga trailers

    2020-01-21T15:15:00Z

    Spanish car maker Seat now has four supply routes for transport of components using duo and giga trailers, which it says it expects to increase in the future…

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    Seat production in Spain hit by fire at Faurecia plant

    2019-11-27T14:02:00Z

    A fire which broke out last week at Faurecia’s plant in Abrera, Spain has impacted production at the Seat assembly plant at Martorell and the wider supply chain. Faurecia was supplying dashboards to Seat on a just-in-time basis for all the models made at Martorell, which is located near Barcelona…

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    Michelin rolls forward contract with Ceva

    2019-11-26T09:36:00Z

    Michelin has renewed an agreement with Ceva Logistics for a further three years covering a range of logistics services at the tyremakers warehouse in Valladolid, north-western Spain

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    Barcelona and Santander ports expand car storage capacity

    2019-11-19T16:00:00Z

    The Spanish ports of Barcelona and Santander have each made recent moves to provide more space for vehicle handling as ports in northern Europe face capacity constraints

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    Seat drone delivery project takes flight

    2019-11-12T16:48:00Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat has begun employing drones to deliver steering wheels and airbags at its Martorell site near Barcelona…

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    XPO Logistics expands automotive service in Spain

    2019-11-05T16:20:00Z

    Transport and logistics provider XPO Logistics has opened a new multimodal transport hub in Vigo, Galicia…

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    American Axle opens factory in Spain for European growth

    2019-10-22T10:09:00Z

    US-based tier supplier American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) has inaugurated a plant at Viladecans, close to Barcelona, which consolidates two smaller factories in nearby Gavà. The new, 15,600 sq.m manufacturing plant has a lean, efficient layout and optimised materials flow for delivery of components to the production ...