All VW articles – Page 5

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    Production & logistics part 3: Operations, packaging and IT

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    How have supply chain operations for logistics changed over the past 20 years?

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    Production & logistics part 2: Questioning the future

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    This article is one of a series of pieces celebrating Automotive Logistics’ 20th anniversary issue that together take an extended look at the way top executives feel automotive production and logistics have changed in the last two decades – and where they see them heading in the future.

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    P3 to build facility in Italy for Lamborghini and Ducati parts

    2017-10-11T12:52:11Z

    Logistics property developer, P3 Logistic Parks, has won a tender to build a 30,000 sq.m warehouse near Bologna in Italy for Lamborghini and Ducati. The logistics facility will be the central European storage and distribution hub for the sports car and motorcycle companies’ respective genuine parts. The facility is P3’s ...

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    Volkswagen pulls the plug on exports from Russia

    2017-10-02T14:55:41Z

    VW has announced it will cease exports of finished vehicles from Russia in a few weeks’ time, as a result of high raw materials costs, quality issues and differing emissions standards. Speaking to local news outlet Interfax recently, Oliver Grunberg, technical director of Volkswagen Group Rus, said: “The last batch ...

  • Thousands of imported VW diesel cars seized at harbour by Greenpeace volunteers
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    Greenpeace protestors board ro-ro vessel carrying VW diesel vehicles

    2017-09-27T10:31:23Z

    Greenpeace activists have boarded a ro-ro vessel in the UK’s Thames Estuary carrying Volkswagen diesel-engine passenger vehicles for the UK. A group of 25 volunteers in kayaks and boats surrounded the 23,000 tonne ship owned by K-Line’s European short-sea subsidiary, KESS, and attempted to stop the Volkswagen cars from entering ...

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    VW expanding parts centre in Bangalore

    2017-09-20T02:25:43Z

    Volkswagen has expanded its regional parts distribution centre (PDC) in Bangalore, India with an investment of 12 crores ($1.8m). The recent work has enlarged the facility to 7,900 sq.m. The PDC, which opened in 2015 with an investment of $4.7m, now serves more than 100 VW Group dealerships across the ...

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    Volkswagen Amarok production starts in Ecuador

    2017-09-13T16:14:52Z

    Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles says FISUM, its local contract partner in Ecuador, has started production of the new Amarok pick-up truck model at a facility in Quito. It is the first-ever production of VW vehicles in the South American country. The complete knock down (CKD) parts for production are being sourced ...

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    OEMs e provedores de logística avaliam danos causados pelo furacão Harvey

    2017-09-07T11:12:14Z

    Os efeitos devastadores do furacão Harvey nos EUA ainda estão sendo avaliados. O número de mortos já chega a 50, enquanto as estimativas são de que os danos excederão o valor de US$100 bilhões. A cidade texana de Houston parece ter sido a mais atingida, enquanto os portos e as ...

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    EDI to facilitate ever more sophisticated sequencing

    2017-09-05T12:00:40Z

    While few OEM plants run totally ‘make to order’, it is becoming more common that each successive vehicle build on an assembly line will be different. This requires the delivery of parts to line side in an exact order, planned in ‘time buckets’ of as little as four, or even ...

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    OEMs and logistics providers assess damage from Hurricane Harvey

    2017-09-04T15:10:53Z

    The devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey in the US are still being assessed. The death toll already stands at 50, while estimates are that damages will exceed a value of $100 billion. The Texan city of Houston seems to have taken the biggest hit, while ports and car plants were ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel wins inbound contract for VW-FAW engine plant in China

    2017-08-30T15:54:32Z

    Logistics services provider Kuehne + Nagel (KN) has secured a two-year deal to manage inbound logistics for Volkswagen-FAW Engine’s plants in Dalian and Changchun, China. According to KN, the new contract will use a sophisticated IT solution to address VW-FAW’s requirements for improved efficiency of its operations. Deliveries are made ...

  • 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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    Shift in powertrains drives strong growth in battery production

    2017-07-25T15:38:33Z

    Production of lithium-ion batteries, like these ones at Nissan's Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant, looks set to soar Accelerating growth in electric and hybrid vehicle production is opening up a range of new supply chains across all areas of the automotive industry – not least in battery cell production. With ...

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    Different digital paces

    2017-07-18T14:58:15Z

    The headline above might well have read ‘industry and logistics 4.0’, ‘the industrial internet of things’, ‘factories of the future’, ‘smart supply chains’ or ‘manufacturing 2025’.Or we might have turned to one of a growing number of acronyms used to outline the car industry’s future, like Mercedes-Benz Car’s CASE or ...

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    Kessler to retire after 38 years with VW Group of America

    2017-07-12T11:49:24Z

    Stuart Kessler (pictured), VW Group of America’s Houston port manager, will retire at the end of July after 38 years with the company. He spent the last 23 years in his role at the Houston port, where he managed all vehicle logistics functions and was responsible among other things for ...

  • VW VR Logistics
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    VW launches virtual reality hub for production and logistics applications

    2017-07-12T10:14:22Z

    The Volkswagen Group says it has bundled all of its virtual reality (VR) applications for production and logistics into a ‘Digital Reality Hub’. The OEM claims to be the first car manufacturer to roll out VR technology with the HTC VIVE-VR system. The move, which bundles all of VW’s existing ...

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    Hamburg Süd named as one of Volkswagen’s best suppliers

    2017-07-05T09:32:19Z

    Shipping line Hamburg Süd has been named as one of the 19 winners in the annual Volkswagen Group awards for suppliers. The company, which is currently in the process of being taken over by larger rival, Maersk Line , received its award in the Global Champion category. Speaking at the ...

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    Volkswagen confirms its return to Iran

    2017-07-04T17:20:12Z

    Volkswagen Group has confirmed it will be making a return to the Iranian market after a 17-year hiatus, initially importing Passat and Tiguan models into the country. In May, a spokesperson for the German carmaker declined to confirm to Automotive Logistics that VW had plans to re-enter the market ...

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    China approves JAC-VW electric vehicle production plan

    2017-05-24T14:52:31Z

    The China National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has given final approval for local carmaker JAC and Germany’s Volkswagen Group to jointly produce a new brand of passenger electric vehicles in the country. The two companies first signed a memorandum of understanding for an electric vehicle partnership back in September. ...

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    Porsche increases global deliveries in Q1

    2017-05-05T17:20:53Z

    Porsche has reported a 2% increase in revenue for the first quarter of the year to €5.5 billion ($6 billion), alongside a 7% increase in deliveries to almost 59,700 vehicles, compared to the same period last year. The US, China and Germany remain the premium carmaker’s top three markets for ...