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    Groupe PSA introduces second service parts network in UK

    2020-06-29T12:29:00Z

    Groupe PSA is extending its Distrago multi-brand parts distribution service in the UK with the introduction of Distrago Relay…

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    Honda global operations hit by ransomware attack

    2020-06-11T16:14:00Z

    Honda has confirmed that its IT network was subject to a cyber-attack on Monday last week (June 8) that hit production, sales and development activities, including customer and financial service operations…

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    The supply and demand of power

    2020-05-19T14:05:00Z

    The UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) was set up in 2013 to support research and development (R&D) projects into low-carbon emission powertrain technologies. It is headquartered at the University of Warwick in Coventry and sits at the heart of a £1 billion programme that is funded 50% by industry and 50% by the UK government. Jon Beasley, director of technology and projects at the UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre talks to Daniel Harrison about the technology pushing the sector forward

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    Kia UK opens online sales and provides maintenance services

    2020-05-11T10:13:00Z

    Kia dealers in the UK have been given the go-ahead to take remote orders from customers (though dealer showrooms remain closed) and some are reopening workshops to carry out aftermarket services, including repairs and MOTs…

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    Decline in UK car sales worse than financial crisis, says SMMT

    2020-05-04T11:37:00Z

    The UK new car market declined by just over 44% in March this year, according to figures published last month by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)…

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    Challenges in store for UK supply chain

    2020-04-23T08:42:00Z

    The coronavirus crisis is having a major impact on the storage options available to UK companies, according to a recent survey from the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA), which revealed warehousing space in the country is now approaching maximum capacity with a potential for zero scope within weeks…

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    Covid-19 and Brexit – a double whammy for UK automotive

    2020-04-08T12:20:00Z

    Following the Automotive Supply Chain March update, broadcast on March 27, there were a number of questions from viewers relating to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the automotive industry that still needed to be answered…

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    Next step into the unprecedented

    2020-03-31T15:16:00Z

    The disruption to the global automotive supply chain caused by the coronavirus pandemic is being exacerbated by uncertainty fed by a lack of accurate information. At last week’s Automotive Supply Chain update webinar, presented by Ultima Media’s business intelligence unit, analysts tried to provide some clarity on the current situation and what lay ahead for the industry

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    Mahle opens test centre for EV batteries

    2020-03-25T11:27:00Z

    Engineering services company Mahle Powertrain has opened a new test base for electric vehicle (EV) battery modules at its technical centre in Northampton, UK…

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    Marsh to take up manufacturing and supply chain role at Nissan NA

    2020-03-18T10:42:00Z

    Following the departure of Heath Holz from Nissan North America, the carmaker has announced that Steve Marsh (pictured) is replacing him as senior vice president, manufacturing, supply chain management and purchasing..

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    XPO Logistics to manage Mercedes-Benz parts network in UK

    2020-03-10T11:16:00Z

    Third party logistics (3PL) provider XPO will manage distribution for Mercedes-Benz Parts Logistics throughout the UK under a long-term partnership agreement the companies have signed.

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    DHL expands contract with Aston Martin at St Athan

    2020-03-09T16:07:00Z

    DHL Supply Chain has secured an extension and expansion of its existing logistics contract with Aston Martin to include the British luxury car maker’s new assembly plant in St Athan, south Wales…

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    Unipart leads the charge with JLR battery contract

    2020-03-03T15:34:00Z

    More than 100 Unipart employees will provide production logistics at Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) battery assembly centre, currently being built in Hams Hall, central England…

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    Port of Tyne picks new COO

    2020-02-18T16:15:00Z

    Mel Brockhouse has joined the Port of Tyne in northeast England as chief operating officer, where he will be responsible for engineering, infrastructure, rail freight, transport, warehousing and other aspects of the port’s operational activity…

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    Trade barriers threaten automotive sector after Brexit

    2020-02-18T11:35:00Z

    The UK government has confirmed that almost all imports from Europe will be the subject of trade barriers when the UK leaves the EU at the end of this year. All imported goods will need customs declarations and mandatory safety and security certificates..

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    Supply shortage hits Jaguar I-Pace assembly in Graz

    2020-02-14T17:00:00Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has been forced to halt production of the I-Pace electric SUV because of “supplier scheduling issues”, thought to be related to battery supply. The I-Pace, which was JLR’s first electric vehicle (EV), is built under contract with Magna Steyr at its plant in Graz, Austria. 

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    Al-air: a better battery for EVs?

    2020-02-03T10:04:00Z

    A long-range, lightweight, cost-efficient, recyclable and ethically sourced battery is, arguably, the Holy Grail of the EV market. Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are currently the main focus of multibillion-dollar investments by OEMs and tier suppliers, but there are other contenders that could offer a breakthrough with alternative technology. One of them is the aluminium-air (Al-air) battery.

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    Decline in UK car production a grave concern, says SMMT

    2020-01-31T11:46:00Z

    On the point of the UK leaving the EU, British car manufacturing was revealed to be at its lowest level since 2010, falling for a third consecutive year to 1.3m units in 2019 (-14.2%), according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on Wednesday..

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    UK tax on US tech firms could backfire on car industry

    2020-01-29T09:31:00Z

    The UK government’s commitment to a 2% tax on the sales of US technology giants, including Apple, Amazon and Facebook, could lead to retaliatory taxes on the UK automotive industry, which exported more than 221,000 finished vehicles to the US last year, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)…

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    Fighting back against fake parts

    2020-01-28T11:46:00Z

    Counterfeit parts in the automotive industry will soon be worth more than the annual gross domestic product of Canada, Brazil or Italy. According to World Trademark Review, the estimated global economic cost of counterfeiting in the automotive industry could reach $2.3 trillion by 2022. In Europe, it is estimated that €2.2 billion ($2.4 billion) is lost annually to counterfeit tyre sales alone, while counterfeit battery sales effectively steal €180m ($198m) from OEMs. Furthermore, the rise of e-commerce is making it ever easier for consumers to knowingly or unknowingly access counterfeit, possibly dangerous vehicle parts.