• News » Massive cyber-attack hits global shipping companies

    June 28th 2017 AP Moller-Maersk and TNT Express are among a rapidly growing number of companies so far affected by this week’s global cyber-attack, which has also hit Ukraine’s power network, transport services and banks, as well as the Rosneft oil company in Russia. Security experts said a malicious software called Petya and a similar strain of the […]
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  • News » Brazil posts best ever export figures

    June 15th 2017 Brazilian finished vehicles exports reached a new peak in May. Taking cars, light commercial vehicles, trucks and bus chassis together, a total of 73,400 units were shipped abroad during the month, according to the National Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea). The figure was up nearly 22% on the previous month and over 51% compared […]
  • News » Audi to hold second Smart Factory hackathon at Ingolstadt facility

    May 31st 2017 Audi’s production division will be holding its second Smart Factory hackathon at its Ingolstadt facility in October. The goal for the students and young professionals that participate is to work out practical solutions for future production processes during the 25-hour event. Specialised knowledge will include IT, mathematics, business administration and communication design. Participants in groups […]
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  • News » Gartner rankings highlight trend towards digitalisation

    May 31st 2017 This year’s supply chain rankings from research and advisory firm Gartner have shown little change as far as the automotive sector is concerned but highlight digitalisation as one of the key trends accelerating companies’ capabilities.
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  • News » ECG highlights the opportunities and threats of a digital future

    May 23rd 2017 The looming arrival of self-driving cars could be a serious threat to the future of finished vehicle logistics providers, those attending the Spring Congress and General Assembly of the Association of Europe Vehicle Logistics (ECG) were warned. Speaking at the event in Malta last week, Pavel Haidai, president of Ukrainian vehicle transport provider, Avtologistika, pointed […]
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  • News » EU truckmakers set out roadmap for platooning

    May 10th 2017 European truck manufacturer body ACEA has provided a roadmap for EU-wide truck platooning calling for a wide range of regulatory change as well as upgrades to EU roads. Speaking at the European Parliament on May 9th, Erik Jonnaert, secretary general of ACEA, said the roadmap provided an overview of the steps required to implement multi-brand […]
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  • News » Mitsubishi becomes top exporter in Thailand

    May 3rd 2017  Mitsubishi Motors has become the largest vehicle exporter in Thailand for the first time, according to results for the year ending March 31st. The carmaker’s total export volume during the year was 309,915. The Laem Chabang factory – one of four plants it has in Thailand – exported more than 80% of its production. Mitsubishi’s […]
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  • News » Report suggests US is reviewing its trade deal with South Korea

    April 19th 2017 US vice-president Mike Pence (pictured) has indicated during his visit to South Korea that the trade deal between the two countries is under review and could be reformed, according to a Reuters report. The deal, which came into effect in 2012, has had a positive impact on US vehicle exports to South Korea, with volumes […]
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  • Data » Turkey’s auto sector grows in the midst of political turmoil

    April 13th 2017 Representatives of Turkey’s automotive industry and the government’s investment support agency met in London, UK, last month to discuss the challenges the country faces in getting back on track toward production and export growth, following a politically turbulent two years. Despite the disruption, it seems the Turkish automotive sector is recovering well – both domestically […]
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  • News » Further signs of nascent recovery in Russian car market

    April 12th 2017 After the first month of year-on-year growth in two years last November, Russian car sales recorded a positive first quarter in 2017 – a further sign that the market may have turned a corner. According to the Association of European Businesses (AEB), sales in March grew by 9.4% from a year earlier, to 137,894 units. This was […]
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