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    Stellantis to benefit from short-sea delivery of parts into Ellesmere Port


    Suardíaz is providing a twice-weekly shipping service for Stellantis for van parts deliveries from Spain to the carmaker’s Ellesmere Port plant in the UK

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    Gestamp ups sustainability effort with stake in Gescrap


    Tier one supplier Gestamp is building a stronger circular economy by taking a 33.3% stake Gescrap, one of Europe’s leading scrap recovery and waste management providers to the automotive industry

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    Markus Haupt leads production and logistics at Seat


    Spanish carmaker Seat has appointed Markus Haupt executive vice-president of production and logistics to help drive forward its goals for electrification 

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    Evolution Time Critical opens control centre in Portugal


    Evolution Time Critical has opened a logistics control centre in Porto, Portugal to serve a growing automotive market with emergency logistics services

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    Toyota cuts transport emissions in Europe with support from Gefco


    Toyota is pushing forward on its plans to cut emissions from the supply chain by using a new service provided by logistics provider Gefco that ships parts inbound to France twice a day using a combination of road and rail.

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    Setram deploys megatruck for Seat vehicle shipments


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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…