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  • High Voltage_Electric Machine continental
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    Suppliers will charge the change: opportunities in the EV value chain

    2019-11-07T05:30:00Z

    While much focus is put on OEM plans to launch more electric vehicles, a great deal of the technology, value, production and services will come from both existing and emerging suppliers across the value chain. We expect many new opportunities for these companies over the next decade.

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    FCA to add battery hub to Mirafiori plant

    2019-10-28T16:02:00Z

    FCA is to build a new battery assembly plant next to its Mirafiori car factory in Turin that will supply future generations of fully electric models

  • Automotive powertrain forecast 2020-2030
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    Powertrain forecast to 2030: Navigating the road to electrification

    2019-10-24T19:21:00Z

    Download this report for forecasts of eight different powertrains across regions, including all degrees of hybridisation, electrification and internal combustion engines, which reveal changes that will have huge implications for the future of the automotive supply chain. The latest insight by the business intelligence unit of Automotive from Ultima Media

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    Bosch’s roadmap to a zero-carbon operation

    2019-10-16T15:22:00Z

    Christine Mezger-Behan, Bosch Much of the focus on sustainability in the automotive industry has been on the gases produced by vehicles themselves, but as Daniel Harrison, analyst at Ultima Media, noted at last week’s Automotive Logistics Central and Eastern European Summit , 18% of emissions are ...

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    CEE: At the heart of Europe’s electric future

    2019-10-16T13:54:00Z

    OEMs and tier suppliers are investing in Central and Eastern Europe with a particular focus on electric, connected and autonomous mobility. Delegates at the Automotive Logistics CEE Summit in Budapest heard about the latest challenges and opportunities.

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    Vitesco Technologies to supply electric axle drives to PSA and Hyundai

    2019-10-16T09:03:00Z

    Industry newcomer Vitesco Technologies has signed accords with carmakers Groupe PSA and Hyundai to provide what it said is the first fully integrated, electric axle drive system for volume-production models. “The agreement with two leading OEMs highlights Vitesco Technologies’ position as a pioneer of intelligent customised ...

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    GM strike brings widespread disruption to US supply chain

    2019-10-16T08:12:00Z

    Month-long strike action taken by GM workers is costing the carmaker dearly and is now impacting the inbound and outbound supply chains across North America

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    Suppliers will face squeeze as OEMs push to meet EU CO2 targets

    2019-10-02T09:58:00Z

    As carmakers strive to reach the more stringent CO2 emissions targets being phased in across the EU next year, we predict that many are likely to put more pressure on their supply base to help reduce emissions

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    Hunkering in a bunker for Brexit

    2019-09-30T10:16:00Z

    I type this surrounded by tins of baked beans, a stack of chocolate bars and a few bottles of merlot – not my usual ‘writing supplies’ (although, close), but the contents of my Brexit bunker in which I am waiting for the end of life as we know it. For it’s slightly over a month to go before the UK is due to leave the EU and what will happen next is still unclear. Deal? No deal? Riots in the streets? Right now, it is anyone’s guess…

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    OEMs’ profit strategies today could hurt them tomorrow

    2019-09-30T08:53:00Z

    Ahead of stringent EU emissions targets starting in 2020, some carmakers are pursuing strategies that actually go against what they will ultimately need to do to reduce hefty fines. This makes sense – but only for now

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    EU fines and electric future not entirely in the hands of OEMs

    2019-09-26T09:56:00Z

    In the face of government and citizens’ rising concern over climate change, vehicle emission regulations around the world are tightening, especially in Europe. In our latest business intelligence report, we forecast that carmakers will face hefty fines under tightening vehicle emission targets, driven largely by factors outside their control.

  • Future opportunities
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    Opportunities ahead for automotive OEMs and tier suppliers

    2019-09-25T06:00:00Z

    The downturn in automotive sales volume creates many challenges, but the transitional state of the industry also provides many business opportunities, according to a forecast and report from Ultima Media.

  • Future EV
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    Greater expectations: brighter days will return for the automotive industry

    2019-09-24T06:00:00Z

    Although automotive OEMs will face years of stagnant vehicle sales, a stronger recovery thereafter will bring growth back up to long run averages and herald a return to stronger profits. By then, however, the industry is likely to have undergone further consolidation.

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    Report: Climate Change vs. Carmakers

    2019-09-20T00:35:00Z

    In our second report from Ultima Media’s automotive business intelligence team, we focus on climate change mitigation policies around the world with a particular focus on the most stringent and imminent EU CO2 emissions targets predicting the financial consequences of the legislation upon the OEMs, the impact upon the wider supply chain and the opportunities that arise from the legislation.

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    Industry waits for USMCA to be finalised

    2019-09-17T13:05:00Z

    In North America a lot of investment is on hold as companies wait to see whether the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) is finally approved by Congress in October. Conflicting ideologies in the US and Mexico are causing some concern about whether that will actually happen, as delegates ...

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    Trade wars compound economic risks for automotive supply chain

    2019-09-13T19:24:00Z

    The impact on tariffs and especially of uncertainty in key trading regions including the US, China and Europe are having real impacts on the automotive supply chain, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media’s new business intelligence unit.

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    Auto industry faces lengthy decline in sales

    2019-09-10T21:42:00Z

    Global new vehicle sales could face years of falls or stagnation, hurting OEM profits and putting pressure on the supply chain, according to a forecast by Automotive from Ultima Media’s new business intelligence unit.

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    Report: Automotive headwinds align into a perfect storm

    2019-09-08T08:48:00Z

    Ultima Media’s new business intelligence team forecasts global vehicle sales by powertrain over the next decade, with analysis of the trends reshaping the automotive industry and supply chain. 

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    Hyundai Mobis retains Carousel as logistics provider

    2019-09-02T10:25:00Z

    Automotive parts manufacturer, Hyundai Mobis Parts Europe, has renewed its contract with Carousel Logistics to cover last-mile deliveries and vehicle-off-road (VOR) orders across the Republic of Ireland The arrangement includes Carousel collecting genuine parts and accessories by road each day from Hyundai Mobis’ UK distribution centre ...

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    Industry suffers blow with loss of Michael Druml, head of Magna Europe supply chain and purchasing

    2019-08-23T17:18:00Z

    Michael Druml, an influential supply chain management executive who played a major role in the logistics, supply chain and purchasing operations for divisions of Daimler and later Magna, died suddenly this week. He was 59 years old.