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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

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    VW lineside logistics reduces Golf production time by an hour

    2019-10-29T09:49:00Z

    Process improvements at VW’s Wolfsburg plant have reduced the time it takes to assemble a Golf by one hour

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    Global trade disputes could dim electric vehicle supply chain potential in key markets

    2019-10-28T19:43:00Z

    Trade uncertainties such as those between the US and China, or the UK and the EU, could put the brakes on growth in the electric vehicle and battery supply chain for some OEMs and countries, despite bullish forecasts for alternative powertrains 

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    Johan de Nysschen returns to VW as regional COO in North America

    2019-10-24T16:01:00Z

    Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) has appointed Johan de Nysschen as chief operating officer (COO) for its North America region.

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    Slovakia stays strong in straightened times

    2019-10-24T09:28:00Z

    The news announced earlier this year that Volkswagen (VW) was going to scrap 3,000 of the 15,000 jobs at its Slovakian plant came virtually out of the blue and sparked off speculation that the country’s authorities might have been so absorbed with labour reform during the ongoing election campaign that they have unintentionally made the domestic automotive sector less attractive for foreign investors.

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    VW halts plans for Turkish plant following Syrian offensive

    2019-10-16T09:16:00Z

    Volkswagen has confirmed this week that it is putting plans for an assembly plant in Turkey on hold following the country’s military campaign in Syria. “The decision for the new factory has been postponed by the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG,” said the carmaker in ...

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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 distribution planning

    2019-09-30T13:25:00Z

    Inadequate forecasting is one of the biggest causes of inefficiency in finished vehicle logistics, but ECG’s Project Caesar is setting new standards for distribution 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.