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    VW Autoeuropa to import gearboxes through port of Sines

    2020-03-25T09:59:00Z

    Volkswagen is to start shipping gearboxes made at its components plant in Córdoba, Argentina, to its Autoeuropa assembly plant in Portugal. Containers are being shipped from the Argentine port of Buenos Aries to the Portuguese port of Sines for onward shipment by road to the plant in Palmela

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    Siem Car Carriers using LNG vessels for VW volumes

    2020-03-24T15:16:00Z

    Vessel leasing company Seven Yield has delivered LNG-powered car carrier Siem Confucius to affiliated company Siem Car Carriers. Sister ship Siem Aristotle will follow…

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    Calling stop on automotive supply chains: how long can companies survive the Covid-19 crisis?

    2020-03-20T13:48:00Z

    With the coronavirus pandemic causing a level of automotive plant shutdowns not seen since the second world war, suppliers and logistics providers will face failures without direct support from government, and close collaboration with OEMs and industry.

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    VW employs AR to improve lineside logistics at Chattanooga

    2020-03-17T16:03:00Z

    Engineers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga factory are using specially developed augmented reality (AR) goggles to help spot potential problems with new production lines they are designing for the next set of vehicles at the Tennessee plant…

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    Volkswagen contracts Tablogix for PDC in Russia

    2020-03-11T11:50:00Z

    Russian warehousing and distribution provider Tablogix has a new five-year contract with VW to provide same-day and next-day parts deliveries from the carmaker’s parts distribution centre in Chekov to dealers and service centres in Russia, and neighbouring countries

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    Watch: Susanne Lehmann outlines VW’s goals for stable production in Mexico

    2020-03-06T16:58:00Z

    Susanne Lehmann, Volkswagen’s senior director of production for North America, is in charge of pulling production and supply chain together in the region, including in areas such as programme planning, production steering, design for manufacturing and digitalisation. VW is already seeing results in productivity and supplier management but, as she ...

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    Watch: Lars Bäumann outlines VW’s project to digitalise global production and supply chain

    2020-03-06T16:10:00Z

    Lars Bäumann, director of information management and digitalisation for production and logistics across VW brands, tells Christopher Ludwig about his problem-solving mission to synthesise the various production and supply chain processes at VW’s plants across the world into one digitalised system. Together with its global partner Amazon Web Services (AWS), ...

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    Coronavirus forces OEMs in China to extend shutdowns

    2020-02-11T10:07:00Z

    Continued disruption to the automotive supply chain caused by the coronavirus outbreak in China is leading many OEMs, including VW, Toyota, BMW and FCA, to extend plant closures by two weeks beyond the average ten days allocated for closure over the Chinese New Year holiday…

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    Fleet Logistics selects Schick as new CEO

    2020-02-10T16:24:00Z

     Steffen Schick has been selected as the new CEO of the Fleet Logistics Group.

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    Taking the assault out of the battery

    2020-01-14T13:12:00Z

    The traceability of raw materials used in the production of lithium-ion batteries, such as lithium and cobalt, is one of the main sustainability challenges faced by carmakers who are investing to meet the consumer demand and regulatory pressures behind the electric vehicle revolution

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    Suppliers set CEE on firm foundations

    2020-01-08T10:52:00Z

    In the decades since the end of the Cold War, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) has been attracting automotive components suppliers by virtue of its cheap labour, low taxes and convenient geographical location. Now, the region is aiming to maintain or even build on its gains in the face of vehicle electrification, rising global competition and other challenges.

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    VW reveals concept for autonomous EV charging robot

    2020-01-07T14:55:00Z

    Volkswagen Group Components (VW Components) is developing an autonomous mobile charging robot for electric vehicles (EV)…

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    Damage control: How technology can assist vehicle inspection

    2019-12-19T10:36:00Z

    With approximately 80m new cars being produced globally each year, the automotive industry has a big job to do when it comes to checking the condition of finished vehicles, something that has long relied on human labour…

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    FCA joins blockchain network to ensure ethical sourcing for EVs

    2019-12-17T14:57:00Z

    Global carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has become a member of the Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network (RSBN) for sustainable and accountable sourcing and production practices from mine-to-market…

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    VW pushes the boat out with LNG-fuelled car transport

    2019-11-26T10:13:00Z

    Volkswagen Group Logistics (VW Logistics) says it will be the first company to use car carriers powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) in overseas traffic. The vessels, chartered from Siem Car Carriers, will be deployed in the new year

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    Galvanising the aftermarket for an electric future

    2019-11-19T17:15:00Z

    The rise in EVs in Europe will have an impact on the aftermarket and the logistics supporting it, not least in the management of replacement lithium batteries

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    Markus Duesmann to move to Audi’s top job

    2019-11-18T15:56:00Z

    Markus Duesmann will become CEO of Audi on April 1 next year and will also join the board of management of German parent company Volkswagen Group

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    Volkswagen begins ID.3 electric vehicle assembly at Zwickau

    2019-11-06T14:28:00Z

    Volkswagen has begun production of the ID.3 electric vehicle (EV) at its Zwickau plant in Germany following a €1.2 billion ($1.3 billion) investment…

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    Traton and Hino sign procurement JV

    2019-11-05T14:21:00Z

    Volkswagen Group’s commercial vehicle division, Traton, has signed a joint venture (JV) with Japanese truck and bus maker, Hino Motors, aimed at sharing procurement of a wide range of parts and technologies…

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    Puerto Bahía increases PDI services for vehicle import

    2019-10-31T17:35:00Z

    The Colombian port of Bahia is increasing its provision of PDI services for inbound finished vehicles