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    Brexit: Why a nod of recognition is not enough to calm the nerves

    2017-01-18T17:44:54Z

    Insights from British prime minister Theresa May this week into how she sees the UK's exit from the European Union panning out have done little to address the main concerns of the automotive sector You might accuse the current British government of many things in its strategy for leaving the ...

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    Latin America: The good, the bad & the uncertainty

    2017-01-10T18:02:54Z

    Governments, carmakers, processors and carriers will all have their roles to play in establishing greater economic and logistical integration across Latin America, as Automotive Logistics finds out. In this story... Trade deal ups and downs Mexico sets gold standard Exports save Brazil Recovery in Argentina ...

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    Robert Bosch 4.0: Keeping a close eye on technology

    2017-01-09T12:02:41Z

    Tier one supplier Robert Bosch is broadening the role of IT and automation in its operations to boost supply chain efficiency Information technology continues to find new applications in handling the complexities of the automotive supply chain. Among other things, IT is playing an enhanced role in rationalising the automotive ...

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    Russian component exports: Shaping up to ship out

    2017-01-04T17:25:24Z

    OEMs and tier suppliers in Russia have plans to support their flagging domestic business with more components exports With vehicle assembly in Russia operating well below capacity, over the past two years carmakers have tried to increase vehicle exports to other regions, including eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin ...

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    Bradford opens packaging facility for automotive sector in Mexico

    2017-01-04T15:19:31Z

    The Mexican division of US packaging firm Bradford – Bradford de Mexico (BdM) – has opened a plant for the supply of automotive packaging in Querétaro, in the central region of the country. The company said the newly built facility, which has room for expansion, would make custom returnable packaging ...

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    Mann+Hummel to open aftermarket logistics centre in South Africa

    2016-12-22T11:49:48Z

    Mann+Hummel, the German filtration parts supplier, is to open an aftermarket logistics centre in Johannesburg in January, following the establishment of its office there in November. It is the first time the company has had its own premises in Africa. The firm said the establishment of business in Africa was ...

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    2016 in review: takeovers, disputes and political upheaval

    2016-12-21T11:18:25Z

    The year 2016 may well go down as one of the most significant in recent history – not just politically but also for the automotive supply chain. Surprise voting results in the US and Europe have created significant uncertainty regarding global trade that may go on for years and is ...

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    ThyssenKrupp centralises Chinese steering system production

    2016-12-20T15:37:49Z

    German tier supplier ThyssenKrupp has confirmed it will move all of its Chinese steering system production activities to its new manufacturing facility in Changzhou (pictured), in central eastern China’s Jiangsu province. The German conglomerate is spending €200m ($213m) on the plant, which will have an annual capacity of around 4m ...

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    Pressure growing on UK supply chains

    2016-12-13T16:39:57Z

    Pressure on the UK’s logistics networks appears to be growing, according to the research behind a new index focusing on perceptions of resilience and funding in UK supply chains. Of 783 companies surveyed between late September and mid-October, around a third said pressure on their supply chain had worsened over ...

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    South America summit report: Never let a serious crisis go to waste

    2016-12-09T10:53:01Z

    The South American automotive landscape is looking bleak as sales and production continue to drag and excess capacity increases. But a crisis is also a turning point, as speakers at this year’s Automotive Logistics South America summit in São Paulo pointed out... Bleak outlook in Brazi l Exports ...

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    South America summit: A region in dire need of a defibrillator

    2016-12-07T10:50:25Z

    South America desperately needs the economic equivalent of a defibrillator to get its heart going again, delegates at this week’s Automotive Logistics South America summit in Brazil’s financial capital, São Paulo, were told. Automotive sales in the region continue to stagnate, with consumer confidence at rock bottom because of political ...

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    Siam Motors Industries sets up joint venture with JWD Infologistics

    2016-12-06T10:28:04Z

    Thai automotive parts maker Siam Motors Industries has set up a joint venture with logistics service provider JWD Infologistics to provide integrated automotive parts logistics services to customers including Nissan and Honda, in Thailand and the wider Asean region. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) area includes 10 nations: ...

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    BCG report suggests the ‘factory of the future’ is still some way off

    2016-12-06T05:05:25Z

    A survey of over 750 production managers by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has revealed that while most recognise the potential benefits of the ‘factory of the future’ concept, only one in four are achieving targets actually related to the initiative. Of the respondents to the survey, which focused on the ...

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    JIS parts tracking at Magna Steyr set to hit full speed by spring

    2016-11-30T10:12:21Z

    A project by GateHouse Logistics and Schmitz Cargobull Telematics to set up a long-distance, just-in-sequence (LD-JIS) tracking solution for new vehicle programs at Magna International’s Steyr facility in Austria is on track to become fully operational by spring next year. In October, the project received third place at Magna International ...

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    KKR offers $4.5 billion for Calsonic Kansei after agreeing to buy Nissan’s stake

    2016-11-22T12:16:47Z

    American private equity group KKR has agreed to purchase Nissan’s 41% in Calsonic Kansei and, at the same time, offered to buy the remaining shares in the Tokyo-listed parts manufacturer, valuing it at almost ¥500 billion ($4.5 billion). Nissan will receive about $1.85 billion for its interest and KKR’s offer ...

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    Gefco confirms £10m logistics centre near Halewood, UK

    2016-11-15T14:27:41Z

    Gefco’s division in the UK is investing £10m ($12.4m) in a logistics solutions centre close to Halewood, near Liverpool, in the north-west of England. A spokesperson for the company confirmed that the 12,000 sq.m site would serve tier one UK customers and OEMs but said that, as per the terms ...

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    Tesla buys automated manufacturing specialist Grohmann

    2016-11-08T16:39:32Z

    Electric vehicle producer Tesla has agreed to acquire Grohmann Engineering, an automated manufacturing specialist, for an undisclosed sum. Located in Prüm, Germany, Grohmann will be renamed Tesla Grohmann Automation and is expected to design and produce several critical elements of Tesla’s automated manufacturing systems, as the electric car company targets ...

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    Constellium invests in new line to serve a changing auto landscape

    2016-10-27T11:07:14Z

    The growing penetration of aluminium in vehicle manufacture is changing the landscape in the automotive industry, Arnaud Jouron (pictured), president of Constellium’s packaging and automotive rolled products business unit, has suggested. Speaking to Automotive Logistics soon after the Dutch company inaugurated a €180m ($196m) integrated aluminium rolling, finishing and ...

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    VW ramps up Brazil output following assembly disruption

    2016-10-25T17:15:22Z

    Volkswagen is accelerating its production in Brazil to 50,000 vehicles a month, following a widespread shutdown across its four plants in the country because of a parts supply problem. The stoppage is thought to be related to seat supplier Keiper, owned by Prevent DEV Group, though Volkswagen do Brasil (VW ...

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    Slovakian plant wins Magna World Class Logistics awards

    2016-10-12T15:47:40Z

    Magna International Europe has recognised three plants in its inaugural World Class Logistics awards, with Magna Slovteca, which produces mirrors, taking the top prize for a transformation project across its internal and external logistics operations. Magna Exteriors’ plant in Meerane, in eastern Germany, took second place in the awards for ...