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    Foxconn confirms it is considering Michigan investment

    2017-08-15T13:02:23Z

    Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer by revenue, has confirmed it is considering Michigan in the US as another investment location – just weeks after announcing a major project in the state of Wisconsin.The South China Morning Post recently reported that the Taiwan-based company was considering growing ...

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    Ukraine’s automotive industry on its way to a revival

    2017-08-08T17:31:10Z

    Ukraine’s automotive market is building on the recovery that started at the end of last year, when the three-year slump in the passenger car market levelled off and a rebound began. Latest figures show that in the first half of 2017, the number of cars sold there rose 36% to ...

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    Michael Silvio moves to head Logistics Innovation unit at Surgere

    2017-08-04T10:37:31Z

    Michael Silvio has moved from his role as senior director of supply chain management at tier one supplier, Cooper Standard Automotive, to take up a newly created position as vice-president of logistics innovation at packaging management and supply chain intelligence provider, Surgere. Cooper Standard has yet to announce a replacement ...

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    Further stark warnings issued over impact of Brexit on UK automotive sector

    2017-08-02T10:40:37Z

    The UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has warned that a sudden exit from the European Union in 2019 could knock the country’s production rate back to 2016 levels.Its warning was issued in the same week as separate analysis highlighting the risk of cost increases for the aftermarket ...

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    Keeping taxes and duties in mind

    2017-08-01T17:23:21Z

    For so many businesses, success can be attributed to how effectively the supply chain is managed and its impact on growth, costs and profitability. So many aspects including overall cost, supplier sourcing, manufacturing strategies and distribution network structure are impacted by the accelerating globalisation of business combined with taxes and ...

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    Bo Andersson named as president of Yazaki Europe

    2017-07-26T15:43:22Z

    Bo Andersson (pictured) has replaced Horst Rudolph as president of parts supplier, Yazaki Europe. The former CEO at Russian carmaker Avtovaz officially took on the role in mid-July.Amongst its products, Japan-headquartered Yazaki says it is the world’s largest producer of wiring harnesses.Last year, Andersson stepped down as CEO at Avtovaz, ...

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    Report warns of costs and jobs threat from border adjustment tax

    2017-07-26T14:33:44Z

    A new report by the Boston Consulting Group has estimated a border adjustment tax, encapsulated within the broader corporate tax reform being pursued by US politicians, would result in US carmakers and suppliers paying $34 billion in annual import taxes while recouping only just over a third of that on ...

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    UK to invest in battery technology as it targets 2040 diesel and petrol ban

    2017-07-26T10:11:36Z

    UK business and energy secretary Greg Clark (pictured) has announced the first phase of a £246m ($320m) government investment in battery technology in the country. Known as the Faraday Challenge, the four-year investment round is a part of the government’s Industrial Strategy.The investment was revealed just a day before the ...

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    Shift in powertrains drives strong growth in battery production

    2017-07-25T15:38:33Z

    Production of lithium-ion batteries, like these ones at Nissan's Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant, looks set to soarAccelerating growth in electric and hybrid vehicle production is opening up a range of new supply chains across all areas of the automotive industry – not least in battery cell production.With vehicle manufacturers ...

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    Liberty House buys parts supplier Amtek UK out of administration

    2017-07-24T12:41:46Z

    Liberty House has acquired the assets of manufacturer Amtek Aluminium Castings and King Automotive Systems (Amtek UK) from administrators PWC in a rescue deal for an undisclosed sum.Amtek UK, a cast aluminium engine and components supplier to carmakers, has two plants in the West Midlands and one at Witham, in ...

  • Christopher Ludwig
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    Digitalisation: for better or for worse, you can't just ignore it

    2017-07-24T10:51:39Z

    Disruption or continuous improvement? That is the question over what digitalisation, autonomy and electrification will do to automotive logistics. Will new players swipe away older ones as though deleting undesirables on an app, or will technology improve efficiency and customer reach?The stock market drives the bleaker outlook for some. With ...

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    New UK customs system may not be ready in time for Brexit

    2017-07-19T16:05:56Z

    The UK Audit Office has warned in a report this week that while progress has been made in designing and developing the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS), there is a risk its full functionality and scope will not be in place by the time the UK leaves the EU in ...

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    Nafta document shows US wants to retain tariff-free trade

    2017-07-19T10:13:43Z

    A summary of the US’s objectives in upcoming negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) has highlighted a clear desire to retain tariff-free trade arrangements with Canada and Mexico.Though the summary highlights a reduction of the country’s two large trade deficits with its North American partners as the ...

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    Different digital paces

    2017-07-18T14:58:15Z

    The headline above might well have read ‘industry and logistics 4.0’, ‘the industrial internet of things’, ‘factories of the future’, ‘smart supply chains’ or ‘manufacturing 2025’.Or we might have turned to one of a growing number of acronyms used to outline the car industry’s future, like Mercedes-Benz Car’s CASE or ...

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    Michelin opens £10m distribution centre in Stoke-on-Trent

    2017-07-18T12:55:05Z

    Michelin has opened its £10m European distribution centre (EDC) in Stoke-on-Trent in the UK. The 53,500 sq.m facility, which will also host a national distribution centre (NDC) for Michelin’s tyre service company, ATS Euromaster, has been redeveloped to include 26 loading bays. Together, the two sites can handle more than ...

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    EU-Japan trade deal dubbed a ‘positive signal’ for automotive sector

    2017-07-12T17:13:31Z

    An economic partnership agreed in principle between EU and Japan that would see duties removed on a large amount of goods traded between two regions has been welcomed by the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA).Significantly, the agreement – which covers goods accounting for a third of global GDP – has ...

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    PSA uses helicopters to circumnavigate blockade

    2017-07-12T16:13:37Z

    Groupe PSA was forced to use helicopters to transport parts to its car plants in France last week, after workers from financially troubled parts supplier GM&S, which is in receivership, travelled 200km from their base in La Souterraine to block access to PSA’s parts factory in Sept-Fons.A spokesman for the ...

  • Kirill Nikoda, analyst at Gazprombank’s Economic Forecasting Centre
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    Russia summit: Dealing with the reality of a slow recovery

    2017-07-11T15:51:00Z

    Confidence is gradually returning to the Russian automotive market with sales and production showing definite signs of life after a tough period of retrenching and divestment. Sanctions remain but many at this year’s Automotive Logistics Russia conference in Moscow felt that this was the time to invest in the market ...

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    Hirotec introduces self-driving robot for parts dipping

    2017-07-05T10:45:39Z

    Hirotec America, a supplier of weld assembly equipment to major OEMs, has introduced an automated machine in its production operation in Michigan.A Yaskawa Motoman dual-arm manipulator has been integrated into an OTTO 1500 self-driving vehicle from OTTO Motors to pick up and dip parts in black oxide for corrosion protection.The ...

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    Sentech to close Port Elizabeth site in wake of GM’s exit from South Africa

    2017-07-04T10:48:04Z

    The Sentech automotive parts plant in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, is to close by the end of September. The move follows General Motors’ (GM) recent announcement that it would cease manufacturing and selling Chevrolets in the country by the end of the year.Describing the OEM’s recent announcement as “sudden”, Treve ...