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  • Trump’s campaigning ignores supply chain might

    March 20, 2017

    The president’s relentless criticism of trade terms and regulation often ignores some of the automotive industry’s most important developments for the future Since his election victory, many have wondered about the extent to which Donald Trump, the president, would resemble Donald Trump, the presidential candidate. For the automotive industry and its supply chain, the questions …

  • Under PSA, Brexit and imported parts could put Vauxhall plants at risk

    March 7, 2017

    The long-term fate of Vauxhall post-Brexit, and as a part of French carmaker PSA Group, has become less clear because of uncertainties over how trade barriers could impact its supply chain and its role in the combined PSA-Opel production network. PSA’s €1.3 billion ($1.47 billion) acquisition from GM agreed this week of Opel and Vauxhall’s …

  • PSA touts European scale and supply chain synergy in Opel/Vauxhall acquisition

    March 7, 2017

    PSA Group and General Motors (GM) have come to an agreement over the sale of the latter’s European business, specifically the Opel and Vauxhall brands, with the total price coming in at €2.2 billion ($2.33 billion), including a €900m deal for the financing division. The deal, which is expected to close by the fourth quarter of this …

  • E-commerce automation: Ocado bags a revolution

    February 23, 2017

    Many in automotive logistics like to think they’re at the cutting edge of automation and information technology. But as grocery e-retailer Ocado demonstrates, those in the car sector could learn a lot from the way other products are being handled and distributed In this story… Hatfield sets the standard Busy bees in a smart hive Grocery supplier …

  • Daimler to start production at first Russian plant in 2019

    February 22, 2017

    Having received preliminary approval for its first Russian production facility last year, Daimler has confirmed an investment of more than €250m ($263m) to begin manufacturing Mercedes-Benz cars in the country from 2019. Located at the Esipovo Industrial Park, about 40km northwest of Moscow, the flexible production facility will be capable of producing SUVs and the …

  • For UK carmakers, ‘Global Britain’ may not be enough

    January 26, 2017

    The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the UK automotive trade body, has welcomed the UK government’s ambitions to develop new free trade deals that could benefit the automotive industry, including with large markets like the US and China, after it leaves the European customs union. However, the group warned that such deals might …

  • Record UK vehicle exports while Brexit weighs on investment and supply chain

    January 26, 2017

    UK car production reached its highest level this century in 2016, while vehicle exports surpassed an all-time record for the second year in a row, according to UK automotive trade body, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). However, following years of high investment in plants, new models and across the supply chain, spending …

  • Electric vehicle firm Rivian buys former Mitsubishi plant in Illinois

    January 11, 2017

    Rivian Automotive, the US-based electric car hopeful, has agreed a deal to purchase Mitsubishi’s former manufacturing plant in Normal, Illinois. In July 2015, Mitsubishi confirmed it would end production of the Outlander model at the near 80,000 sq.m facility (pictured), its only plant in the US, switching production to Japan. Mitsubishi originally established the Normal …

  • India makes big gains in competitiveness indices

    October 3, 2016

    The mood music coming out of prime minister Narendra Modi’s government with its ‘Make in India’ campaign seems to be borne out with real improvements on the ground. The latest World Economic Forum’s rankings of country competitiveness see India as one of the big climbers, with a jump of 16 places to 39th among the …

  • UK sets Brexit timetable as carmakers worry about market access

    October 3, 2016

    The UK government has laid out a timetable for exiting the European Union, which may come as early as the first quarter of 2019. It has also reaffirmed that it is willing to put control of immigration and regulation over retaining full access to the European single market – a situation that may lead to …