All Spain articles – Page 2

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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 ...

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    Catalan protests disrupt car assembly and port activity in Barcelona

    2019-10-22T09:48:00Z

    Protests and strike action in the Catalan region of Spain stopped production at Seat’s Martorell factory near Barcelona last week and affected activity at the port of Barcelona, as well as the airports and roads. There has been a week of protest around Barcelona, involving clashes with ...

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    No-deal Brexit fears taking toll on UK jobs and investment, says SMMT

    2019-10-16T09:00:00Z

    One in three automotive companies in the UK are cutting jobs to prepare for a no-deal Brexit, according to the results of a new survey from The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The results, based on responses from 158 of its members, also showed that ...

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    6 questions in 60 seconds…with Manuel Medina Burrull

    2019-10-15T08:57:00Z

    Manuel Medina Burrull, Seat’s finished vehicle distribution manager, talks to Victoria Johns about paperwork, promises and believing in yourself

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    Seat in control with new parts management system

    2019-10-01T15:36:00Z

    Spanish OEM Seat has a new control tower to manage the real-time location of more than 16m parts used every day at the company’s Martorell assembly plant near Barcelona, to make around 2,300 cars a day. A key feature is a videowall divided into different screens displaying ...

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    Grimaldi adds PCTC to North America service

    2019-09-17T13:39:00Z

    Grande Mirafiori Italian shipping line Grimaldi has taken delivery of the pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Grande Mirafiori – named after a Fiat car plant – at the Yangfan shipyard in Zhoushan, eastern China. With a service speed of 19 knots, length of 199.90 meters, beam ...

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    SCH seals Neptune ro-ro deal in Southampton

    2019-08-05T10:03:00Z

    Southampton-based terminal operator SCH has secured a contract to load and discharge all Neptune Lines ro-ro vessels calling at the English port…

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    Seat begins drone deliveries to assembly lines at Martorell

    2019-07-17T08:09:00Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat is trialling the use of drones to move parts lineside at its Martorell plant near Barcelona. Lightweight components are being flown 2km from a warehouse in Abrera run by compatriot logistics company Grupo Sesé. The journey time is 15 minutes.

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    Ford trials self-driving factory robot

    2019-05-17T08:21:00Z

    Ford is trialling an autonomous robot to deliver parts at its assembly and stamping plant in Valencia, Spain, with a view to using the machine at other factories.