All VW articles – Page 4

  • BMW_Smart Transport Robot Wackersdorf
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    Automation: Paving the way for progress

    2018-01-25T17:26:00Z

    Ask automotive manufacturers what their primary concerns are today within warehouses and factories and they will probably allude to one of three key things – productivity, safety and waste. Although various solutions are available to help alleviate problems in these areas, one of the most important is materials handling technology. ...

  • VW_Shanghai_plant
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    VW seeks to boost presence in emerging markets with exports from China

    2018-01-17T11:04:45Z

    Volkswagen Group China has revealed plans to begin shipping cars from the country to emerging markets, beginning with South-East Asia. A pilot shipment is being made to the Philippines this month. The announcement follows similar moves by other carmakers over the last year, as China shifts towards becoming a global ...

  • Thomas Ulbrich
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    Volkswagen appoints Thomas Ulbrich as head of new e-mobility division

    2018-01-16T18:00:11Z

    Thomas Ulbrich (pictured), currently management board member for production and logistics at Volkswagen, is to take charge of e-mobility at the German carmaker. From February 1st , Ulbrich will head a newly created division covering the e-mobility series and production of vehicles on the group’s new modular electric drive kit ...

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    Mosolf buys out vehicle releasing agent AFG in Germany

    2018-01-16T16:39:16Z

    German finished vehicle transporter Mosolf has acquired its compatriot AFG (Allgemeine Fahrzeugübernahme-Gesellschaft), a releasing agent operating between vehicle manufacturers and freight forwarders. Announcing the move, Mosolf’s CEO, Dr Jörg Mosolf, said the company had gained “an experienced, reliable and innovative” service provider in outbound logistics. AFG coordinates the handling of ...

  • Manuel Medina (SEAT)
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    Seat: Delivering improvement

    2018-01-05T12:35:40Z

    After reinventing much of its vehicle logistics following a severe reduction in output in the wake of the financial crisis, Volkswagen Group’s Spain-based Seat has since seen strong growth in production, exports and sales. That has put even more pressure on space and capacity at its main assembly location in ...

  • Audi.Vorsprung - Production
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    Audi’s logistics part 2: Pursuing practical progression

    2018-01-04T12:41:00Z

    There is little question that finished vehicle logistics has been among the least automated segments of the overall automotive production and supply chain process. From loading and unloading vehicles to and from trucks, ships and rail wagons to inspection and parking, as well as scanning vehicles into inventory and tracking systems, outbound logistics has remained, by and large, a manual, labour-intensive operation

  • Audi pic compilation
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    Audi’s logistics part 1: Prepared for a new reality

    2018-01-04T12:41:00Z

    The recent history of the Audi brand is written deeply into the company’s supply chain and logistics, and can be read across the carmaker’s expanding geography, plant and parts handling operations

  • VW supply chain Sanz
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    VW pushes its suppliers to raise supply chain sustainability

    2017-12-13T15:20:24Z

    Volkswagen Group has said it is engaging in “intensive” discussions with its suppliers to determine how the sustainability of its supply chain can be improved, especially for the raw materials used in electric vehicles. “We are engaging in intensive dialogue with companies from the mine through to our direct suppliers. ...

  • VW Wolfsburg plant
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    Volkswagen earmarks €22.8 billion for modular and electric vehicle future

    2017-11-22T14:57:05Z

    Volkswagen has announced a major €22.8 billion ($26.7 billion) investment programme in its plants around the world to prepare them for modular production and for an electric vehicle offensive in the coming years. The main focus will be on Germany, which will account for investments totalling €14 billion. A big ...

  • The President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, is guest at the Volkswagen Pacheco plant
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    VW to invest €560m in Argentina plant to serve South American markets

    2017-11-15T16:01:22Z

    Volkswagen has announced plans to invest €560m ($660m) in its Pacheco plant in Argentina over the next five years, as it prepares it for 2020 production of a new SUV targeting the South American market. The new vehicle project will create 2,500 jobs at the plant, which was first opened ...

  • IHS Gupta crop
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    Indian vehicle exports’ share of total production set to fall

    2017-11-10T16:41:58Z

    Vehicle exports’ share of total production in India is set to decline in coming years as carmakers use their manufacturing capacity to meet local market demand, which is forecast to continue growing at a healthy rate.Puneet Gupta (pictured), associate director for vehicle sales forecast for South Asia at research firm ...

  • Ionity_opt
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    OEMs join forces to create pan-European fast charging network

    2017-11-07T10:02:10Z

    Four major carmakers have formed a joint venture to build a network of electric vehicle fast charging stations around Europe.The Ionity joint venture plans to build a total of 400 High-Power-Charging (HPC) stations in the region by 2020. The level of investment has not been disclosed.The four carmakers involved are ...

  • Suape_shipyard_Brazil
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    Regulatory change in Brazil boosts exports and production

    2017-11-03T17:13:48Z

    Attempts to simplify and reduce the bureaucracy that has been hampering Brazil’s ability to trade with other countries in South America seem to be working, with export demand helping to drive up production in the country, along with stronger domestic sales. According to the Ministry of Industry, Overseas Trade and ...

  • Autonomous
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    Real-Time Innovations officially joins Autosar development group

    2017-11-01T13:03:06Z

    Industrial IOT connectivity company Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has joined the Automotive Open Systems Architecture (Autosar) group as a development partner.Autosar is a partnership of car manufacturers, suppliers and other companies in the electronics and tech industries which aims to standardise software architecture for automotive electronic control units. Formed in 2003, ...

  • Achim Glass
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    Plugged in for progress

    2017-10-31T16:11:00Z

    img class="wp-image-127584 alignright wp-inline-image" src="https://d2hkn54fqqmadw.cloudfront.net/web/AL/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/16C1093_2.jpg" alt="Weiterentwicklung des CCS Ladestandards für Elektrofahrzeuge auf bis zu 350 kW 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 ...

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    Service parts part 4: Skills and service providers

    2017-10-27T14:50:00Z

    Have you changed your outsourcing strategy for service parts operations? As with other parts of the automotive supply chain, outsourcing strategies tend to vary by OEM, region and operation. Transport services, of course, remain outsourced, although some carmakers – such as Toyota on the west coast of the US ...

  • Toyota NAPCC-Ontario, Ca.
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    Service parts part 3: Aftermarket operations and network

    2017-10-27T14:50:00Z

    20 years of change in automotive service parts logistics

  • anu_c_goel_6320
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    Service parts part 2: Next-generation service

    2017-10-27T14:49:00Z

    Executives we spoke to… BMW Group Wolfgang Baumann, vice-president of parts logistics management, has been with the company since 1985 and spent most of his career in sales planning and commercial operations in Germany, before moving into his current role in service parts logistics in 2010. While ...

  • LAPDC TQPE
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    Service parts part 1: Moving fast towards the customer

    2017-10-27T14:48:00Z

    Twenty years of automotive service parts logistics

  • 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?