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    Stricter EU CO2 regulations will reshape vehicle platforms and car design

    2019-10-04T11:20:00Z

    As OEMs try to reduce CO2 and transition to electric vehicles in the face of the high fines, we expect a profound impact on vehicle design.

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    VW expands digital platform to improve connectivity

    2019-10-02T13:38:00Z

    Volkswagen Group’s commercial vehicle division, Traton, is expanding the application of its cloud-based logistics platform Rio to support the carmaker’s group logistics function across 13 brands in Europe. Rio will be used by VW Group Logistics to more efficiently coordinate both the inbound supply of parts ...

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    Navistar plans new truck plant in Texas

    2019-10-02T11:20:00Z

    US truck and bus manufacturer Navistar International says it will build an assembly works in San Antonio, Texas, subject to finalisation of incentive packages. The site’s attractions include it being on a “critical corridor” linking the company’s southern US and Mexican supply bases, which allows for ...

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    Große-Loheide becomes procurement chief at VW

    2019-10-02T08:52:00Z

    Dirk Große-Loheide (pictured) joined the board of management of Volkswagen Passenger Cars on October 1, responsible for procurement. He was previously head of group operations procurement, a post he has held since April. A trained banker, Große-Loheide started working for VW in 1990 in the field ...

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    Hail, Caesar: How ECG’s template is giving power to supply chain planning

    2019-09-30T13:25:00Z

    Inadequate forecasting is one of the biggest causes of inefficiency in finished vehicle logistics. Victoria Johns finds out how ECG’s Project Caesar is setting the standard for supply chain planning

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    VW AutoEuropa back on track to Setúbal

    2019-09-18T10:10:00Z

    Volkswagen Autoeuropa has reintroduced a rail connection to the port of Setúbal. The daily service will transport 250 finished vehicles, resulting in a decrease in carbon emissions of 400 tonnes annually, according to a company statement. The company claims that by using rail, carbon emissions ...

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    VW hosts hackathon to develop digital supply chain

    2019-09-11T10:33:00Z

    German vehicle maker Volkswagen (VW) held a hackathon to develop computer-based systems to make it easier to monitor compliance with human rights and environmental protection along complex supply chains. Goods and services involved can pass through up to nine stages in various countries in Latin America, ...

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    Alfonso Sancha takes lead purchasing role at Seat

    2019-08-27T13:02:00Z

    Alfonso Sancha (pictured) will take over as Seat’s executive vice-president for purchasing effective September 1, moving from his current position as head of purchasing of metal parts for parent company, the Volkswagen Group. His goals in the new role include developing Seat’s electric strategy within the ...

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    VW takes electric Silk Road train to put ID.R at Heaven’s Gate

    2019-08-20T10:39:00Z

    German OEM Volkswagen (VW) has opted to use the new Silk Road rail route to China to transport its prototype electric ID.R car – and all the ancillary equipment – for a motoring challenge in Tianmen.

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    Collaboration and communication needed for finished vehicle logistics

    2019-08-16T10:08:00Z

    A vehicle distribution network is only as good as the lines of communication between the OEM and its logistics partners, and given the pressures the industry is currently under – ageing infrastructure, sub-optimised networks and uncertainty over trade – better communication and closer collaboration are more important than ever.

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    Samsung SDI to supply Volvo with truck batteries

    2019-07-24T09:40:00Z

    South Korea’s Samsung SDI has agreed to provide battery cells and modules to Volvo Group. The deal is part of an alliance the pair has signed to develop battery packs for Volvo’s electric-powered trucks…

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    VW Group Components supply network supports ID.3 assembly

    2019-07-17T08:55:00Z

    Volkswagen Group Components, a relative newcomer within the German OEM’s corporate structure, is manufacturing numerous parts for the production of VW’s ID.3 electric vehicle. Pre-series production of the new EV has begun at the Volkswagen plant in Zwickau, which will be relying on a supply chain linking other VW ...

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    Puerto Bahía to distribute Porsche brands in Colombia

    2019-07-16T16:18:00Z

    Puerto Bahía, the terminal operator at the Colombian port of Cartanega, has signed a three-year contract with Porsche Colombia to import vehicles under the VW Group brands, including Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen. As part of the agreement, Puerto Bahía will handle vessel calls, offer reception ...

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    Wood you believe it? Materials handling with a difference

    2019-07-16T13:55:00Z

    A new company based in Chemnitz is seeking to overturn conventional wisdom when it comes to material handling equipment – by using wood as a construction material 

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    Amports expands footprint in Jacksonville

    2019-07-16T08:51:00Z

    North American vehicle processor Amports has signed two long-term agreements with Jacksonville Port Authority (Jaxport) in Florida to expand its leasing space…

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    VW commits suppliers to sustainability with worldwide rating system

    2019-07-10T08:55:00Z

    VW Group has introduced a worldwide sustainability rating for suppliers. They will be excluded from contracts if they breach the code. Sustainability_Rating The system will enable the German OEM to assess the conduct of supply chain partners for risks relating to human rights, environmental protection, ...

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    VW opens IT centre in Dresden

    2019-06-26T10:41:00Z

    German carmaker Volkswagen (VW) has opened a new production software development centre (SDC) at its showcase Gläserne Manufaktur site in Dresden…

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    Mosolf expands services in Germany

    2019-06-26T08:42:00Z

    Car transporter Mosolf has moved into an office at Jade-Weser-Port, Wilhelmshaven, northern Germany, with a view to expanding its vehicle logistics operations as well as starting the production of electric utility vehicles…

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    Centre of the world: How the Middle East is growing in importance for automotive

    2019-06-21T08:59:00Z

    With vehicle sales on the rise and multiple free trade zones under development, the Middle East is attracting greater attention from the automotive industry than ever before

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    Peel Ports on a roll at Sheerness

    2019-06-19T09:36:00Z

    Peel Ports has spent £5.5m ($7m) replacing the Royal Bridge Pontoon to increase overall throughput capacity at Sheerness, part of the London Medway cluster of ports…