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    A stormy year of negotiations, electric plans and cyber-attacks

    2017-12-20T15:03:48Z

    As the year draws to close, major uncertainty regarding both Nafta and Brexit remains, as well a lack of clarity on what any changes could mean for the global automotive sector and the logistics industry that supports it.During the past 12 months, OEMs have made major strides towards an electric ...

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    The building blocks of demand

    2017-12-04T14:57:26Z

    China and Europe are far apart, not just in terms of distance, but also culturally, economically and politically. Yet they occupy the same Eurasian land mass and trade between the two regions has been growing strongly. That includes automotive freight, with parts and vehicles moving in greater numbers in both ...

  • Volvo Cars and Uber join forces to develop autonomous driving cars
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    Volvo to supply Uber with self-driving-compatible cars from 2019

    2017-11-21T17:10:42Z

    Volvo Cars and Uber have announced a framework agreement under which the ride-hailing company will receive a fleet of self-driving-compatible vehicles from the Sweden-based car company, starting in 2019.In August last year, the two companies announced a joint project to develop new base vehicles that would be able to incorporate ...

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    New awards celebrate excellence and innovation in automotive supply chains

    2017-11-17T15:31:38Z

    The Automotive Logistics Group, which publishes the highly respected Automotive Logistics magazine as well as organising a series of global logistics conferences, has today announced the launch of an exciting new awards scheme for the automotive supply chain management sector.The Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2018 will recognise and reward ...

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    Plugged in for progress

    2017-10-31T16:11:00Z

    Evolution of CCS charging technology for e-cars towards 350 kW" width="500" height="500">The last two decades have seen the emergence of the alternative propulsion vehicle market from almost nothing. According to PwC Autofacts data, sales in 1997 across all hybrid and electric vehicles numbered about 6,000 vehicles. This year, the ...

  • The Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Daqing, China
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    Production & logistics part 4: Logistics organisations and skills

    2017-10-25T09:45:00Z

    How has your company’s supply chain and logistics management organisation changed over the past 20 years?

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    Volvo planeja planta na China como parte do plano de desenvolvimento da Polestar

    2017-10-18T22:20:04Z

    O Volvo Car Group e sua empresa mae, Geely, formaram um empreendimento conjunto para investir 5 bilhões de renminbi (US$753 milhões) no desenvolvimento da marca de veículos elétricos Polestar, incluindo a construção de uma fábrica em Chengdu, China. No início deste ano, a Volvo disse que transformaria a marca de ...

  • Polestar
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    Volvo to build plant in China as part of Polestar development plan

    2017-10-18T15:58:02Z

    Volvo Car Group and its parent, Geely, have formed a joint venture to invest 5 billion renminbi ($753m) into developing the Polestar electric vehicle brand, including the construction of a manufacturing plant in Chengdu, China. Earlier this year, Volvo said it would turn the performance mark Polestar into a new, ...

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    Syncron forum discusses predictive analytics' role in aftersales

    2017-10-16T17:52:19Z

    Revenues from original automotive product sales have been shrinking for some time as customers keep assets longer but companies are embracing the latest technology to maintain a good aftersales service for the long-term financial viability of their businesses.Attendees at last week’s Aftersales Excellence Forum in London, UK, hosted by cloud-based ...

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    Beijing Changjiu Logistics: Independence, investment and internationalisation

    2017-10-16T15:42:00Z

    Beijing Changjiu Logistics has grown to become one of the largest third-party providers serving the automotive sector in China, both for handling parts and especially for finished vehicles, of which last year it moved 3.08m. The company began its life in 1992 as Jilin Changjiu Logistics but registered as Beijing ...

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    Rodrigo de Paula revelling in new Lynk & Co logistics role

    2017-08-16T14:42:58Z

    Former director of outbound operations at Volvo Cars, Rodrigo de Paula (pictured), has said he is looking forward to implementing a number of interesting projects and new ideas in his new role as director of logistics operations at Lynk & Co. The Brazilian national joined the carmaker in June on ...

  • The Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Daqing, China
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    Vehicle protection: Trying to cover all bases

    2017-08-09T12:44:13Z

    In June this year, upmarket Volvo S90 sedans built at Volvo Cars’ plant in Daqing, northern China, began arriving at a car terminal at the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium for European distribution. Travelling not by sea, but by rail , they are transported in containers across Russia along the China-Europe ...

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    North American ports: Slowdown after growth tests capacity to cope

    2017-07-05T17:20:21Z

    While seven years of consecutive sales growth in the North American automotive industry have put vehicle handling ports to the test in terms of throughput, many of them are now being tested further by the slowdown in sales in the US, with inventory build-ups in some ports, and slower throughput.Meanwhile, ...

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    Volvo to put electric motor in all its new models from 2019

    2017-07-05T16:20:01Z

    Geely-owned Volvo Cars has announced that all of the cars it launches from 2019 onwards will have an electric motor – a move it says marks the end of internal combustion engine-only cars. The company said it would introduce a portfolio of electrified cars across its model range, with options ...

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    BMW Group: Thinking big about outbound

    2017-07-03T11:44:47Z

    Alongside pictures of her family, Anita Pieper’s office is full of visual charts and signposts: value-stream maps, PDA circles for scheduling and a 3PS board outlining various projects and targets her teams are working on, from quality statistics to network studies or a plant launch years ahead.In the middle of ...

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    First block train of Volvo S90s arrives in Belgium from China

    2017-07-03T09:47:46Z

    The first dedicated rail shipment of China-made Volvo S90s rolled into the Wielingendok at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge on Friday last week, just 20 days after they had left Daqing in Heilongjiang province.The train, which carried the cars in 225 containers, marked the official start of the ‘New Silk ...

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    Volvo Cars China: A system built for growth

    2017-06-29T03:34:22Z

    [sta_anchor id="1"]Few carmakers have been moving as quickly as Volvo Cars to develop and expand their industrial footprint in China. In less than five years, the carmaker has launched two assembly plants and an engine factory, while ramping up production and more than doubling sales in the country. It has ...

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    Executive changes at Volvo Cars' new integrated logistics department

    2017-06-21T09:47:48Z

    Volvo Car Group has confirmed a number of key logistics appointments as part of a wider reorganisation and integration of its global logistics functions. Magnus Ödling (pictured left) has been appointed senior director for global core and car program, a role that will cover logistics engineering across the supply chain. ...

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    Europe conference: Automotive manufacturers could hitch a ride to China

    2017-06-13T14:14:12Z

    The automotive industry in Europe could benefit considerably from an imbalance of rail flows between the continent and China along the fast-growing China-Europe railway to ship goods to China in currently empty return capacity, according to one major Chinese logistics provider.Vegard Synnes (pictured), head of key accounts for CDC International, ...

  • Volvo Daqing train
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    Volvo kicks off China-Europe rail service for S90 exports

    2017-05-30T17:47:20Z

    An initial shipment of Chinese-built Volvo S90s arrived by train in Zeebrugge, Belgium this week, making Volvo Cars the first carmaker to export China-made vehicles to Europe using rail.The shipment, which will be followed by a regular service according to Volvo, is a significant development in turning the Geely-owned Swedish ...