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    WLTP hits tier suppliers’ bottom lines

    2018-11-14T11:39:23Z

    Two more tier suppliers have attributed declining financial performance to a drop-off in vehicle sales caused by the introduction of the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) for emissions standards in Europe. Michigan, US-based aluminium wheel manufacturer Superior Industries International has put a third-quarter loss down to the effects ...

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    ZF trials drone deliveries at Friedrichshafen

    2018-11-13T13:32:50Z

    Component manufacturer ZF has started testing the use of a drone to distribute parts at its main plant in Friedrichshafen, south-west Germany. The prototype is being used to transport spare parts such as sensors and control cards from the plant’s central warehouse to various workshops, with the aim of proving ...

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    Novelis puts fresh focus on automotive sector

    2018-11-06T15:41:21Z

    Aluminium rolling company Novelis is setting up a network of bases to increase product development specifically for the automotive industry. Its customer solution centres (CSCs) will be located close to OEM plants in North America, China and Europe and will be used to encourage the use of aluminium in applications ...

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    WLTP hits sales and profits in Germany

    2018-11-06T11:02:44Z

    Carmaker VW Group and parts supplier Schaeffler have both put weaker third-quarter financial performance down to the effects of the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). As manufacturers have phased out older passenger car models in advance of the more stringent emissions testing procedure coming into effect on ...

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    Rewriting the rules

    2018-11-05T12:11:23Z

    Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry wants OEMs to make huge investments in new production capacity in Russia over the coming decade, in order to continue qualifying for state aid. A bill laying down the basis of a new national localisation strategy was published in August that is designed to replace ...

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    Maersk invests in freight-booking startup Loadsmart

    2018-10-24T11:15:38Z

    Digital freight broker, Loadsmart, has received funding worth a total of $21.6m from the venture investment arm of container shipping giant, AP Møller-Maersk, and two other leading investment firms. Maersk Growth, along with Connor Capital and Chromo Invest, are investing to increase Loadsmart’s operations team and support product development and ...

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    Apollo's Rivallant named European president

    2018-10-24T09:54:39Z

    Apollo Tyres has promoted Benoit Rivallant to be p resident of its European o per ations . Rivallant has been with the tyre manufacturer since 2014, during which time, successful ly introduc ed commercial vehicle tyres in to Europe as group head, global product management for commercial vehicle tyres , ...

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    Opel tasks Gefco with further cost reduction

    2018-10-24T09:17:37Z

    Opel/Vauxhall has renewed its fourth-party logistics (4PL) contract with Gefco for a further four years, starting in January, tasking it with finding further cost reduction measures and intensifying its optimisation and network engineering activities. Gefco’s 4PL Solutions division provides services for Opel/Vauxhall across Europe and Turkey, including the management of ...

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    Gielen to become CEO at Schoeller Allibert

    2018-10-23T15:48:00Z

    Copyright: Debby Termonia Former entrepreneur Ludo Gielen is to become the new CEO of Schoeller Allibert on 1 November , 14 years after selling them his company. Gielen joined the Dutch returnable transit packaging company when it bought BiPP Plastic Pallets from him in 2004. ...

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    ACEA and CLEPA highlight dangers of ‘no-deal’ Brexit

    2018-10-19T12:13:08Z

    Europe’s OEMs and tier suppliers have issued a stark warning at the Brexit summit in Brussels this week about the potentially far-reaching impacts of the UK leaving Europe without a deal in place. Drawing attention to the fact that more than 1,000 EU trucks cross the Channel to deliver to ...

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    A race against time for the UK car sector

    2018-10-17T12:26:24Z

    It is still very uncertain what the UK’s exit from the European Union is going to look like at the end of March 2019 but it is going to have a big impact on the automotive industry whatever it looks like. At this year’s Automotive Logistics UK summit, major carmakers ...

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    Deficit in Brazil’s automotive parts sector worsens

    2018-10-16T15:36:47Z

    Brazil’s automotive parts industry posted a trade deficit of $4.48 billion over the first eight months of this year – a 22.4% increase compared to the deficit over the same period last year. Figures released by the National Association of Brazilian Auto Parts Manufacturers (Sindipeças) show exports of auto parts ...

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    Testing times

    2018-10-16T13:11:19Z

    The start of September this year marked the point at which all new car registrations in the EU had to comply with the new CO 2 emissions test – the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). This laboratory test is designed to introduce more realistic and stricter criteria ...

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    Pressing a point

    2018-10-15T10:31:14Z

    Slightly to the north of Wolverhampton in the UK’s industrial Midlands – and perhaps more crucially just a few miles off a key transport route, the M6 motorway – lies one of the latest additions to the worldwide roster of production facilities for stamped automotive metal parts. In mid-September, Spanish-owned ...

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    Varroc Lighting Systems expands Czech plant

    2018-10-10T11:37:44Z

    Varroc Lighting Systems has opened a fifth production hall at its Rychvald factory in the Moravia region of the Czech Republic. Features of the new assembly area include advanced material flow monitoring and intelligent logistics management equipment, said the US-based firm. “The hall will produce both rear lamps and smart ...

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    Sika sets up plant in Mexico with integrated logistics

    2018-10-03T16:14:45Z

    German components supplier Sika is opening a manufacturing plant in Querétaro, Mexico to supply acoustic treatments and body structural products to carmakers operating in the country. The new factory includes an integrated logistics centre and will also house the Mexican subsidiary of Faist ChemTec, which makes sound abatement and weight ...

  • First produced CIDD at new Suzhou site
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    Delphi delivers converter to Geely in China

    2018-10-03T11:42:26Z

    Delphi Technologies is producing a new vehicle propulsion device in China and has commenced deliveries to OEM Geely. The Suzhou plant set up by Delphi has started fully localised production of a combined inverter and DC/DC converter (CIDD), used in electric vehicles and hybrids to manage their electric drive systems. ...

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    A crisis in human capital

    2018-09-26T16:52:00Z

    As the automotive logistics sector continues to automate and let technology take the lead, there are some important human factors to resolve if such plans are to succeed – as delegates at this year’s Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit found out While the US car market may ...

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    Mexico hopes for a smoother road ahead

    2018-09-26T14:48:18Z

    After much uncertainty around trade talks between Mexico and the US and the former’s presidential election, Mexico’s economic and political conditions now seem clearer, leaving OEMs and LSPs in the country more optimistic about the future. Mexico, which is the world’s fourth biggest vehicle exporter, has enjoyed strong levels of ...

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    Thyssenkrupp plans €60m logistics facility in Rotenburg

    2018-09-12T09:37:38Z

    Thyssenkrupp Materials Services is building a €60m ($69.5m) logistics centre in the German town of Rotenburg, in Lower Saxony, for its subsidiary Thyssenkrupp Schulte, to store materials including aluminium and steel. The company makes steel tubes and pipes, non-ferrous metals and specialty materials, as well as providing materials and supply ...