All VW articles – Page 3

  • Passat_TDI_with_1.8T_Diesel_Engine
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    Lobby group clashes with VW over ‘car mountain’

    2018-05-04T09:27:21Z

    A national consumer group in the US has urged Donald Trump not to allow Volkswagen (VW) to “dump its mountainous inventory” of bought-back vehicles on to local market, three years on from a diesel emissions’ testing scandal . “Flooding our streets with heavily discounted or below-cost vehicles could lead to ...

  • Brazil factfile
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    Waking up to a new dawn

    2018-04-27T15:51:03Z

    Brazilian vehicle manufacturers are increasingly optimistic that the country can claw its way out of a deep recession. The country is experiencing a period of low inflation, low interest rates, light GDP growth and a tentative recovery in employment, reflected in improving purchasing power and consumer confidence. Moreover, consumers with ...

  • 2018_01_08_PM_Cuxport_Frejya
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    Trusting the market will stay afloat

    2018-04-26T09:42:00Z

    European vehicle-handling ports saw growth in vehicle vehicle volumes in 2017, however geo-political worries – not least Brexit – is causing concerns. Ports continue to invest but there are worries over future volumes and capacity levels. 

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    Trump sanctions leave Gaz exports in doubt

    2018-04-25T13:02:29Z

    The production and export operations of Gaz Group in Russia remain up in the air, after the US first imposed and then delayed sanctions against its owner Oleg Deripaska this month.Deripaska was as one of seven Russian businessmen and 12 companies targeted by the US in early April in response ...

  • CaiJin_pres_ALCHina_1
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    Opportunities grow as China opens its market

    2018-04-18T11:36:04Z

    China is committed to opening its market to global competition, as shown by the announcement last week that it will lower import tariffs and remove a two-decade old regulation restricting foreign carmakers to making cars there only as part of a joint venture with a Chinese company. And according ...

  • Herbert_Diess_VW
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    Diess to lead VW Group while Blume heads production

    2018-04-13T16:05:26Z

    As part of an extensive revision of VW Group’s management structure, Herbert Diess (pictured) is taking over from Matthias Müller as chairman of the board. Diess will also be responsible for VW Group development and research, as well as Vehicle IT. Hans Dieter Pötsch, chairman of the supervisory board, said ...

  • RandyBeggs_Proficient
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    Proficient Auto Transport appoints new president and CEO

    2018-04-11T12:01:03Z

    Randy Beggs (pictured) has moved from his role as COO at US-based finished vehicle haulier, Proficient Auto Transport, to become president and CEO. He will now handle the day-to-day running of the company. Beggs replaces Kirk Williams, who held the role since 2004 and has now become chairman of the ...

  • skoda-kodiaq-580934216-700
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    Skoda restores vehicle assembly in Ukraine

    2018-04-11T11:21:29Z

    Skoda is reintroducing volume assembly in Ukraine, making it the first foreign carmaker to produce cars in significant numbers there since 2014. The VW-owned company has boosted production at the joint-venture facility it set up with Atoll Holding Group subsidiary Eurocar back in 2001 at Solomonovo, just 2km from the ...

  • VW_Taubaté_plant_web
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    VW cancels contracts with Prevent Group after supply problems

    2018-04-10T10:17:33Z

    Volkswagen has cancelled the majority of its contracts with parts and material supplier Prevent Group following a series of supply problems affecting production in Brazil between 2015 and 2016. The carmaker said the problems had cost it a total of €250m ($307m). Since the 1990s, Prevent Group, based in Bosnia, ...

  • fotoveiculos_Suape1
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    Suape reports strong start to 2018

    2018-04-04T10:07:29Z

    The Brazilian port of Suape, in the state of Pernambuco, has reported a 54% rise in the number of finished vehicles handled in the first two months of 2018. In total, 10,274 units moved across the docks in the period, with February alone accounting for 6,824 units – a month-on-month ...

  • VW_Siem_LNG_car carrier
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    Work begins in China on LNG vessels for VW

    2018-03-28T12:30:42Z

    The Xiamen shipyard in China has begun work on the first of two pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) for Volkswagen Group Logistics, which will be operated under charter by Siem Car Carriers and will run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The vessels will be in service by 2019, moving ...

  • Fred Schulze
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    Schulze lands new job at SAIC VW

    2018-03-21T14:54:34Z

    Fred Schulze (pictured) will take up a new role as executive vice-president at SAIC VW – the joint venture between Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation and Volkswagen Group – at the beginning of July this year. He moves from his role at Audi where he is responsible for the C-/ D-SUV ...

  • VW_Packaging_centre
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    VW reveals details of new packaging centre

    2018-03-13T12:17:39Z

    Further details have been revealed this week about Volkswagen Group's plans for a packaging centre at Jade-Weser-Port in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, which is due to open in 2019. The centre will package up to 7,000 different part lines for Audi, Volkswagen and VW Commercial Vehicles and more than 12,000 containers a ...

  • Volkswagen_Group_of_America_Benicia-Large-7947
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    VW opens new base in California

    2018-02-27T16:38:00Z

    Volkswagen Group of America has officially opened a second finished vehicle distribution centre in California, at the port of Benicia in San Francisco Bay. Vehicles will be staged there for 81 VW, Audi, Bentley and Porsche dealers in northern California, enhancing customer service and delivery times, the company said. Among ...

  • Skoda_Kodiaq_Gaz_Russia_
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    VW localises Skoda Kodiaq assembly in Russia

    2018-02-21T10:30:26Z

    Volkswagen’s division in Russia has started local production of the Skoda Kodiaq SUV at the Gorky plant owned by Russian vehicle-maker Gaz Group in Nizhny Novgorod. Michael Oeljeklaus, head of production and logistics at Škoda Auto, which is owned by VW, said the move was an important step in implementation ...

  • Volkswagen Group Rus Werk Kaluga Russland
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    VW signs tax exemption deal with Russia

    2018-02-08T15:46:26Z

    Volkswagen has become the first carmaker to sign a tax exemption deal with the Russian government, according to a recent statement on its website. Under the agreement, the German carmaker is exempt from payment of VAT and excise rates on automotive components, whether imported or produced in Russia, where they ...

  • VW Braun and Schicke
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    Braun and Schicke to head VW’s digital logistics divisions

    2018-02-07T16:45:18Z

    Volkswagen has created two new departments supporting digital applications in the inbound and outbound logistics parts of its business and announced new roles for those leading them. Volkswagen Group Logistics said this week that Matthias Braun (pictured, left) was now heading the Digitalization and Concept Development department, associated with the ...

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    Port users bemoan slow progress at Veracruz

    2018-01-29T12:10:52Z

    Carmakers and logistics providers have expressed frustration over the slow pace of expansion at the congested Mexican port of Veracruz. The port is working to install new infrastructure to support growing automotive volumes, which reached 1.03m units last year (up 13.5% on 2016). The project includes a completely new landside ...

  • Auto Rack Train
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    Third-party logistics: Future fields of opportunity?

    2018-01-26T17:13:24Z

    As with most things in life, change is a constant in automotive logistics, but in finished vehicle distribution that doesn’t seem to hold as true. As one observer wryly comments about vehicle logistics: “The way of doing things is cemented because that’s how it’s always been done.”Being asset heavy, fewer ...

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    Logistics IT: Is there an app for that?

    2018-01-26T12:18:25Z

    At US finished vehicle logistics specialist Jack Cooper Logistics, recounts president Andrea Amico, as part of a contract for carrying out the collection and inspection of ex-fleet vehicles on behalf of a US carmaker, the need to supply seven images of each inspected vehicle was suddenly upped to a requirement ...