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    Arconic-Köfém starts work on new wheel plant

    2018-03-12T12:16:40Z

    Arconic-Köfém has broken ground on a €105m ($130m) truck wheel factory in Székesfehérvár, Hungary. Operations are scheduled to begin at the end of 2019 and the new factory should create around 200 jobs. The new plant will allow parent company Arconic to double its production capacity, over time, of European-made ...

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    Schick to lead Schaeffler's production, logistics and purchasing from next month

    2018-03-07T01:26:55Z

    Andreas Schick is to become chief operating officer (COO) at the supplier of components and systems for engines, transmissions and chassis. From April 1st, Schick will replace Oliver Jung, who has decided to leave the company after ten years. “With the appointment of Andreas Schick we have again promoted an ...

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    Trump’s tariffs condemned at home and abroad

    2018-03-06T21:02:02Z

    Automotive industry players, from parts makers through OEMs to dealers, have been unanimous in their condemnation of President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminium. If implemented, the duties could lead to more expensive components and vehicles, less investment in new products and car plants, and the loss of ...

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    Continental to build seventh factory in Hungary

    2018-03-06T20:22:00Z

    Tier one parts manufacturer Continental is to construct a plant in Hungary to expand its presence in the country and its overall produc tion of sensors , actuators and transmission control units. The ground-breaking ceremony at a greenfield site in Debrecen is scheduled for the third quarter of this ...

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    Krone opens new spare parts DC in Germany

    2018-03-02T10:46:13Z

    Krone Commercial Vehicle Group has opened a central logistics centre in Herzlake, about 35km from the Dutch border in north-west Germany, to meet current and future demand for spare parts from the commercial vehicle sector. The new distribution centre (DC) expands the service offering to customers throughout Europe and is ...

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    Hella plans mini-load facility in China

    2018-03-02T10:27:39Z

    Automotive lighting system and electronic equipment producer Hella has announced it will be adding a warehouse to its base in Shanghai to bolster operations in China. The new unit will be an automated, six-aisle mini-load based facility with seven workstations and around 120,000 storage locations for inbound and outbound small ...

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    EC fines shippers and parts suppliers for price-fixing

    2018-02-28T10:25:32Z

    The European Commission has issued fines for price-fixing totalling €546m ($668.7m) to a group of four shipping companies handling finished vehicles and, in three further cases, three tier suppliers of spark plugs and braking systems. Four of the major providers of ocean services to the automotive and commercial machinery sectors ...

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    Faurecia to set up third plant in Missouri

    2018-02-21T09:43:07Z

    French automotive parts maker Faurecia is building a new interiors production factory in Blue Springs, Missouri. Production of door panels and instrument panels is slated to begin later this year, ramping up to full production by the end of 2020. The new US plant will cost more than $60m to ...

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    Gestamp plans joint venture plant in Morocco

    2018-02-20T15:51:07Z

    Spanish automotive parts manufacturer Gestamp has signed a joint venture agreement with Moroccan components manufacturer Tuyauto to set up a factory in the north African country. The companies plan to build the plant in the Kenitra free trade zone, next to the car assembly factory PSA is building there. ...

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    Think macro, not micro

    2018-02-16T17:19:48Z

    Modern consumer habits are constantly changing. As technology evolves and demand increases, supply chain managers face new challenges, as they attempt to compete on a global level. In the automotive industry, in particular, where production is highly time-sensitive, operations must be streamlined to drive productivity and meet demand. Traditional supply ...

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    Bridgestone launches sustainable procurement policy

    2018-02-07T09:42:34Z

    Tyre manufacturer Bridgestone has introduced a global sustainable procurement policy to ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations, respect for human rights and other considerations. The guidelines, announced on February 5 th , are applicable to all purchased materials and services and to all suppliers globally, the Japanese company said. ...

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    Bosch and MAN win VDA award

    2018-02-02T11:26:00Z

    Robert Bosch and MAN Truck Bus have been announced as dual winners of this year’s VDA Logistics Award, with digital logistics solutions in intra-logistics and empty container scheduling, respectively. It is the first time the award has been shared between two companies. The award, from two of ...

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    Mexico conference: Uncertainty well-balanced with optimism

    2018-01-31T15:55:30Z

    While a degree of uncertainty over the future of free trade between Mexico and its Nafta neighbours to the north once again hung over discussions at this year’s Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, it was more than matched by confidence in the future of the automotive sector. That confidence is being ...

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    Logistics IT: Is there an app for that?

    2018-01-26T12:18:25Z

    At US finished vehicle logistics specialist Jack Cooper Logistics, recounts president Andrea Amico, as part of a contract for carrying out the collection and inspection of ex-fleet vehicles on behalf of a US carmaker, the need to supply seven images of each inspected vehicle was suddenly upped to a requirement ...

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    Nafta renegotiation ‘will not hold back investment in Mexico’

    2018-01-25T10:41:08Z

    Following a 30% tax imposed by the Trump Administration on solar panels imported to the US last week and another 20% tax put on imported washing machines, vehicle and parts makers are wondering if the automotive industry is next on the list for high tariffs, as Nafta is renegotiated – ...

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    Auto sector urges caution in Nafta negotiations

    2018-01-24T11:21:51Z

    As the sixth round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) got underway in Montreal, Canada, this week, a number of OEMs and advocacy groups with links to the automotive industry have urged politicians to proceed with caution. Carmakers have begun to hedge their bets ...

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    Disaster recovery: Prepared for the worst?

    2018-01-18T15:39:36Z

    As the scale of the destruction wrought by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated Japan’s north-eastern coastline in March 2011 became apparent, managers within BMW’s purchasing function were asked if it would affect the company. Their answer? No – because BMW had no suppliers in Japan. But that wasn’t ...

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    Russian regulation: Get local or get going

    2018-01-10T11:33:04Z

    The industrial assembly policy that Russia’s government has been pursuing since 2008 initially looked to have played out quite well, encouraging the world’s leading automotive manufacturers to build assembly plants in the country. But after several economic crises, including a sharp devaluation of the rouble in 2014 and subsequent market ...

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    Dr Jeffrey Richards moves to logistics and supply chain role at Aptiv

    2018-01-05T16:47:00Z

    Following the division of tier one automotive parts and systems technology provider Delphi Automotive into two separate companies – Aptiv and Delphi Technologies – Dr Jeffrey Richards (pictured) has become global director of logistics and supply chain operations at Aptiv. Richards has been with Delphi for 27 years and ...

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    Avoiding supply chain disruptions with effective legal planning

    2017-12-22T12:00:08Z

    Even the greatest logisticians at the world’s most prestigious automotive companies can’t predict the future. Economic downturns occur, suppliers falter and disputes occur that endanger just-in-time manufacturing. While these disruptions in the supply chain are inevitable, they do not have to be catastrophic. Although the strategies shown here are written ...