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    Comment: Why the UK’s aim to be a world leader in EVs is nothing but a dream

    2019-08-06T09:28:00Z

    We haven’t yet heard from members of the UK’s new, Boris Johnson government on its vision for EVs, but every time a member of Theresa May’s government spoke about the car industry, you were almost guaranteed to hear them say that the UK was going to be a world leader in electric vehicles (EVs). The idea is, in fact, laughable…

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    Nippon Express expands footprint in Morocco

    2019-07-24T08:45:00Z

    Logistics provider Nippon Express France has opened a second operation in Morocco, a logistics centre in the port of Tangiers… 

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    VW Group Components supply network supports ID.3 assembly

    2019-07-17T08:55:00Z

    Volkswagen Group Components, a relative newcomer within the German OEM’s corporate structure, is manufacturing numerous parts for the production of VW’s ID.3 electric vehicle. Pre-series production of the new EV has begun at the Volkswagen plant in Zwickau, which will be relying on a supply chain linking other VW ...

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    Rise of smart cars heralds supply chain disruption, says Alliance’s Mark Sutcliffe

    2019-07-09T14:56:00Z

    Despite the fact that global total industry volume (TIV) is likely to drop by 7% or 8% this year, longer term growth is forecast to be huge, said Mark Sutcliffe, senior vice president of industrial strategy and supply chain management (SCM) at the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi (RNM) Alliance…

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    Running out of juice – will demand for battery materials outstrip supply?

    2019-07-09T10:47:00Z

    As OEMs accelerate their EV programmes, there is growing concern that demand for battery materials will outstrip supply. Gavin du Venage considers the risks

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    Deal or no deal, the UK auto industry needs to invest now

    2019-07-04T12:01:00Z

    The best way for OEMs to prepare for Brexit is to act like it has already happened, delegates were told at the Automotive Logistics Global conference in Munich, this week. Christoph Stürmer, Autofacts Global lead analyst, PWC, revealed that vehicle production in the UK is down ...

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    Kasai UK looks for new customers amid changing markets

    2019-06-19T12:58:00Z

    The British arm of Japanese component manufacturer Kasai is seeking to expand its client base to reduce reliance on two key customers, Honda and Nissan. Honda plans to stop producing cars in Britain in 2021. Kasai’s RTek facility in Washington, UK Declining demand for diesel ...

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    MMK to build steel production and logistics facility in Togliatti

    2019-06-12T08:46:00Z

    Russian materials supplier, Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK), is building a 1.2 billion rouble ($18.4m) production and logistics facility in Togliatti following a deal signed with local government. The company said it was building the new plant because of high demand by the automotive industry for its metal products ...

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    A special case: how Russia hopes to boost local production with investment contracts

    2019-05-20T11:16:00Z

    Russia is attempting to boost tier supplier capacity via contracts with OEMs and logistics subsidies for parts makers, but it is unclear how successful this will be

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    Delivering a smarter factory

    2019-05-14T14:23:00Z

    Magna Steyr’s vehicle assembly plant in the Austrian city of Graz is not a typical automotive factory; the site, which in 2018 brought its cumulative total production tally to 3.5m vehicles, produces vehicles under contract for OEMs such as Daimler, BMW and Jaguar Land Rover. Efficiency is important in any ...