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  • Jon_Nicholas_Llamasoft
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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 ...

  • Bo Andersson
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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 ...

  • Boston Consulting US manufacturing
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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 ...

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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 soar Accelerating 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 ...

  • Liberty House Group acquires Amtek UK (2)[1]_opt
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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, ...

  • 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. ...

  • Amyas Morse
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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 ...

  • Audi TechDay Smart Factory
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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 ...

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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 – ...

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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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Hirotec Otto
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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 ...

  • GM Argent
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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 ...

  • Maersk
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    Maersk resumes online orders as port operations recover after cyber-attack

    2017-06-30T12:25:17Z

    AP Moller-Maersk has resumed taking online bookings and said operations at all of the ports it has terminals at were now running “close to normal” after Tuesday’s cyber-attack. Earlier this week, Maersk, one of the world’s biggest ocean carriers with 600 vessels, said the ransomware attack had brought down IT ...

  • Russia Rail
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    Russia: Ready for a recovery?

    2017-06-28T11:44:08Z

    Vehicle sales in Russia have shown modest rises in recent months, raising hopes that this year will finally return to growth and kick off a longer-term recovery. Following several months of increases , sales of new light vehicles in the first five months of the year had risen by 5.1% ...

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    Alonzo takes senior supply chain logistics role at Yokohama Tire

    2017-06-27T10:43:35Z

    Yokohama Tire Corp in the US has appointed Rick Alonzo as its new senior director of supply chain and logistics. He replaces Jeremy Kahrs who has moved to a new role as chief strategy officer. Alonzo moves from biotechnology company, Roche Diagnostics, where he was director of global supply chain ...

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    UK cars now more British but local content still lags behind Europe

    2017-06-20T08:52:21Z

    The percentage of local content in UK manufactured passenger cars continued to increase in 2016, but ‘anecdotal reports’ suggest the country has a way to go to reach levels achieved by other major European carmaking countries. The latest Local Vehicle Content Analysis report from the Automotive Council, a joint ...