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    Toyota and Panasonic form battery JV

    2019-01-28T18:18:00Z

    Toyota and battery producer Panasonic have agreed to establish a joint venture (JV) to develop prismatic (soft pack) batteries, with a view to sell them to OEMs through Panasonic. Toyota Motor president Akio Toyoda (left) and Panasonic president Kazuhiro Tsuga The lightweight batteries are seen to ...

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    Toyota merges production and service parts logistics in North America

    2019-01-28T12:09:00Z

    Toyota is comprehensively realigning its production and service parts organisation in North America with an integrated supply chain division as part of its overall One Toyota initiative, designed to improve customer service and cost efficiency. The carmaker is merging its Logistics Control function with Service Parts and Accessories in ...

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    Toyota and Kenworth work on zero-emission trucks

    2019-01-17T16:57:44Z

    Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) has begun working with Kenworth on the supply of ten zero-emission trucks to move freight in the Los Angeles Basin. As well as mixed loads to and from the port of LA, a number of the hydrogen fuel cell trucks will be dedicated to transporting ...

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    Driving into a Russian road block?

    2019-01-16T09:03:00Z

    Despite economic uncertainty in Russia, analysts expect new vehicle sales to grow further - putting increasing pressure on the nation’s already depleted fleet of car carriers

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    Toyota entrusts US vehicle handling to Corman

    2019-01-15T14:24:34Z

    Japanese carmaker Toyota has chosen RJ Corman Switching Company as the automotive loading provider at four of its locations in the US. Building on an existing contract which covers switching, preparing and loading railway wagons and providing track maintenance, Corman will now handle all new vehicles produced by Toyota in ...

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    Honda to halt UK production during Brexit

    2019-01-14T17:42:21Z

    Japanese OEM Honda is to suspend production at its British plant for six days in April after the UK leaves the European Union on March 29. The decision follows an assessment of how best to prepare for any logistics and border problems following Brexit. “These contingency provisions have been put ...

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    A problem shared

    2019-01-11T12:34:00Z

    Packaging experts working across the automotive industry are continually looking for better visibility when tracking the container and its contents to the point of delivery and back. Mismanagement of resources risks costly production downtime through misplacement or damage. To combat this, better connectivity is needed ...

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    Progress for all to CEE

    2019-01-07T11:35:00Z

    In past decades, international investment has flowed into the automotive industry in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) primarily due to it being a low-cost production centre. However, these days the region has much more to attract such investment, including a well-trained workforce, a wide-ranging supplier base and improving logistics infrastructure, ...

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    Toyota begins making transaxles in Poland

    2018-11-06T15:09:11Z

    Japanese OEM Toyota has started manufacturing the fourth generation of hybrid electric transaxles at its TMMP plant in Wałbrzych, Poland, the first factory outside Asia to make the component. Polish-made transaxles will be shipped to the company’s car plant near Derby, in central England, for use in the hatchback, wagon ...

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    Energising the synergising

    2018-10-26T17:02:49Z

    Renault and Nissan began their wide-ranging alliance and set up cross-shareholdings in each other back in 1999, and since then Daimler, Avtovaz and most recently Mitsubishi have also become part of this evolving structure. Numerous shared vehicle platforms, manufacturing and logistics operations and back-office functions have been developed. Furthermore, impressive ...

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    Bordering on Brexit – why it pays to be prepared

    2018-10-18T17:08:43Z

    The Eurotunnel has carried more than 26 million trucks and more than 340 million tonnes of freight goods since 1994. A total of 25% of trade in goods between the UK and continental Europe goes through the Channel Tunnel, representing a total value of around 115 billion euros per year. ...

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    Hitting the gas

    2018-10-18T16:20:03Z

    Environmental regulations covering the shipping industry are set to tighten across a range of parameters, from the sulphur content in fuel to CO 2 emissions. In response, some shipping operators have begun to explore the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in place of traditional marine fuel oil. ...

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    Car prices jump in Russia as fiscal pressure mounts

    2018-10-16T12:09:25Z

    The cost of most new cars in Russia rose sharply in September in response to a mix of factors including the recent devaluation of the Russian rouble, the introduction of higher duties on imported components and an upcoming increase in taxation. Research conducted by the Russian Gazette , the official ...

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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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    Taking cover from the heat

    2018-10-12T12:32:03Z

    In late August 2017, Hurricane Harvey – the storm that devastated the Caribbean, flattening Puerto Rico – made landfall on the Texas coast. The second-costliest tropical cyclone on record and the third hurricane of the exceptionally active 2017 hurricane season, it inflicted a reported $125 billion in damage and, ...

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    BMW and Toyota could leave UK after no-deal Brexit

    2018-10-03T15:52:15Z

    BMW and Toyota have said this week that they could withdraw from the UK if there is disruption to business caused by a no-deal Brexit. Speaking at the start of the Paris Motor Show, BMW’s CEO, Harald Krüger said the carmaker could shift production of the Mini from Oxford to ...

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    Toyota runs roadtrains to Buenos Aires port

    2018-09-19T09:57:21Z

    The port of Buenos Aires in Argentina has received its first ever roadtrain delivery of containers from the Toyota plant at Zárate. The delivery was part of a trial intended to demonstrate the benefits of such roadtrains, and involved a single tractive unit hauling two semi-trailers on a shared axle ...

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    Japanese carmakers count the cost of natural disasters

    2018-09-11T11:24:12Z

    The majority of OEMs in Japan appear to have missed the main brunt of a typhoon that hit Japan’s central region around Osaka last week and of an earthquake in Hokkaido, in the north of the country, that followed shortly after – though production at Toyota’s car assembly plants has ...

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    Suape to put vehicle terminal in private hands

    2018-08-28T09:53:08Z

    A public consultation has begun over plans for a new concession to run the finished vehicle terminal at the north-western Brazilian Port of Suape. The National Waterways Transport Agency (Antaq), the port authority currently running the terminal, plans to issue a tender for the concession in early September. The consultation ...

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    Dana McBrien takes lead role at AutoSphere

    2018-08-24T12:15:10Z

    Dana McBrien (pictured) has moved from his role as associate chief advisor at Honda North America to become ‘guiding architect’ for AutoSphere, a digital supply chain system (previously referred to as the Automotive Supply Chain Data Ecosystem) developed by US information technology and packaging specialist, Surgere. McBrien worked for Honda ...