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  • Peugeot iOn
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    PSA joins forces with Nidec for electric motor production in France

    2017-12-06T14:30:30Z

    French carmaker Groupe PSA and Japan’s Nidec Corporation have agreed to form a joint venture and invest €220m in ($261m) in electric motor production in France for domestic and global distribution. Nidec makes electric motors through its subsidiary, Nidec Leroy-Somer Holding. In a joint statement, the companies said they would ...

  • Geely-Atlas
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    Geely joint venture opens biggest car plant in Belarus

    2017-12-04T11:03:17Z

    BelGee, a joint venture between the government of Belarus and Chinese carmaker Geely, has just opened the biggest vehicle assembly plant in Belarus. Total production capacity at the plant in Borisov will eventually be around 120,000 vehicles a year. Output will be gradually ramped up, it was revealed at the ...

  • Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket mit neuem Montage- und Verpackungszentrum in Sachsen-Anhalt (000A94D9)
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    Neovia to manage Schaeffler’s aftermarket kitting facility in Germany

    2017-11-15T12:15:51Z

    Automotive component supplier Schaeffler is investing €180m ($212m) in a 40,000 sq.m assembly and packaging centre in Halle, Germany, to support its aftermarket spare parts business. Once operational in 2019, it will be managed by third-party logistics provider, Neovia Logistics. Neovia will pick, pack and dispatch 40,000 different parts and ...

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    Seat looks to digital supply chain and connected cars with Telefónica deal

    2017-11-15T12:04:31Z

    Spanish telecommunications provider Telefónica is to become an IT supplier to carmaker Seat, following an agreement signed in the first week of November designed to develop connected car technology, as well as digitalise the supply chain and manufacturing process. Among the aims of the agreement is the application of 5G ...

  • Mercedes-Benz Cars Lieferantenforum Russland 2017
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    Mercedes-Benz holds first forum to attract local suppliers in Russia

    2017-11-15T11:00:54Z

    Mercedes-Benz held its first supplier network forum in Russia last week, part of its investment strategy into the Russian market, according to Axel Bense, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Rus. The forum is designed to expand the company’s supplier network in the country as it looks toward production in 2019 at ...

  • Ramakreshnan_opt
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    Indian state border barriers slowly coming down under GST regime

    2017-11-13T11:53:07Z

    Flows of goods across India’s state borders seem to be smoothing out slowly as toll barriers are removed, following implementation of the nationwide Goods and Services Tax (GST) several months ago. Speakers at this year’s Automotive Logistics India Summit last week gave examples of how the new federal taxation system, ...

  • Andy Moses Penske Logistics
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    IT implementation: Touching the cutting edge

    2017-11-10T14:45:31Z

    Twenty years ago, parts of today’s automotive supply chain would have seemed like science fiction – plants keeping just a few hours’ worth of highly traceable inventory, unmanned drones being used to monitor site activity, glasses with computer chips in them, self-driving vehicles, and management systems that predict the future, ...

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    Mines of information

    2017-11-09T17:08:03Z

    "I have seen the future – and it works,” observed American social commentator Upton Sinclair almost 100 years ago, after a visit to post-revolutionary Russia. At various points over the past 20 years, similar sentiments have echoed repeatedly through the pages of Automotive Logistics , as successive technologies have redefined ...

  • Draxlmaier_Livermore
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    Dräxlmaier starts operations in the Bay Area to cut transport costs

    2017-11-08T10:56:02Z

    German tier one interiors supplier Dräxlmaier has opened its second manufacturing facility in the US at Livermore, near San Francisco’s Bay Area, and brought the logistics operations formerly located in nearby Fremont onsite. Production will ramp up over the next few months. Dräxlmaier has invested $24m in the 27,000 sq.m ...

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    More UK and EU businesses looking to move supply chains due to Brexit

    2017-11-07T11:07:57Z

    The number of supply chain managers looking to localise their respective supply chains because of Brexit has grown, according to the latest survey from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS). Some 63% of EU businesses expect to move their supply chains out of the UK, while 40% ...

  • Opening_Sunet_container ship
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    The twilight of global trade?

    2017-11-06T14:16:17Z

    If there’s one word that sums up much of the last 20 years in terms of the world’s automotive industry, it’s ‘globalisation’. Driven by rising sales in emerging markets, low-cost country sourcing, and the search for economies of scale, carmakers have invested heavily in building international supply chains of finished ...

  • Autonomous
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    Real-Time Innovations officially joins Autosar development group

    2017-11-01T13:03:06Z

    Industrial IOT connectivity company Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has joined the Automotive Open Systems Architecture (Autosar) group as a development partner. Autosar is a partnership of car manufacturers, suppliers and other companies in the electronics and tech industries which aims to standardise software architecture for automotive electronic control units. Formed in ...

  • Getrag_MagnaLogistics_awards
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    Getrag scores a hat-trick at Magna Logistics awards

    2017-10-31T11:22:49Z

    Transmission system supplier Getrag has received three World Class Logistics awards for innovative supply chain projects. The awards were made by Magna Logistics Europe, a division of Getrag’s parent company Magna International, and were announced at the annual Magna Logistics Days in the second week of October. Getrag’s Supply Chain ...

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    Schaeffler sets up separate aftermarket division

    2017-10-25T15:29:06Z

    Component supplier Schaeffler is splitting its automotive aftermarket business into a separate division to cope with increased demand, following what it called a “prolonged period of growth”. From January 1 st , the newly created Automotive Aftermarket division will sit alongside the established Automotive OEM and Industrial divisions. “These steps ...

  • The Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Daqing, China
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    Production & logistics part 4: Logistics organisations and skills

    2017-10-25T09:45:00Z

    How has your company’s supply chain and logistics management organisation changed over the past 20 years?

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    Production & logistics part 3: Operations, packaging and IT

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    How have supply chain operations for logistics changed over the past 20 years?

  • Audi_Hauf
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    Production & logistics part 2: Questioning the future

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    This article is one of a series of pieces celebrating Automotive Logistics’ 20th anniversary issue that together take an extended look at the way top executives feel automotive production and logistics have changed in the last two decades – and where they see them heading in the future.

  • Christopher Ludwig
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    Still breaking down barriers in automotive supply chains...

    2017-10-24T16:50:01Z

    Automotive Logistics does not usually talk about itself. Our mission is to cover global automotive logistics, a $100 billion-plus industry whose centre is not a small media company in London. However, in reflecting on 20 years of automotive logistics ‘the industry’ in this issue, I can note a few ...

  • Cummins Brammo
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    Engine maker Cummins buys electric drive specialist Brammo

    2017-10-24T11:28:12Z

    US-based truck engine maker Cummins has acquired the assets of Brammo, an electric drive and battery specialist. “To be a leading provider of electrified power systems just as we are with diesel and natural gas driven powertrains, we must own key elements and subsystems of the electrification network,” said Tom ...

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    Northvolt picks Skellefteå in Sweden as home for battery factory

    2017-10-24T11:16:16Z

    Northvolt has announced a partnership with the two Swedish municipalities Skellefteå and Västerås for the establishment of Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant. After an initial assessment of eight Swedish and two Finnish municipalities , Northvolt narrowed its choice down to Västerås and Skellefteå. The company has since decided to ...