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  • Manufacturing moves

    News » PSA buys shares in China’s UAP

    December 4th 2018 Carmaker Groupe PSA has purchased a stake in Chinese spare parts supplier UAP, based in Shandong province, as part of the French group’s expansion in China strategy. The latest acquisition is a first step and could lead to a greater interest in UAP, with several steps defined to increase PSA’s participation, a group spokeswoman told Automotive […]
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  • Road transport

    News » Ceva trials truck route from China to Europe

    December 4th 2018 Ceva Logistics has sent what it says is the first-ever TIR truck from Khorgos, in the far west of China, to Europe via Kazakhstan. “The trial proves that the TIR carnet issued in China is accepted in the transit countries en route to Europe,” said Torben Bengtsson, executive vice-president of Ceva Logistics Greater China. Though automotive parts […]
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  • Sales and production

    News » JLR commits to UK supplier base for Evoque

    November 28th 2018 Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has used the launch of its new Range Rover Evoque SUV to confirm its commitment to the supplier base in the UK by awarding more than £4 billion ($5.1 billion) in contracts to support production of the model. The carmaker did not say whether any of the contracts increased UK domestic […]
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  • International trade

    News » Ford appoints Chen to tackle sales slump in China

    October 30th 2018 Ford is turning its business in China into a stand-alone business unit, Ford China, headed by Anning Chen (pictured). The move is part of a general reorganisation of the OEM’s Asia-Pacific operations designed to return the company to profitable growth. The change takes place against a background of falling sales in recent years. According to […]
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  • People moves

    News » Vegard Synnes moves to Kar-Tainer

    October 30th 2018 Vegard Synnes has moved from his role as global key account manager at Changjiu International Logistics to take up a new position as director of marketing in Asia for Kar-Tainer International, a global provider of containerised vehicle transport systems. Synnes, who will be based in Shanghai, has been working in China since 2012 and played […]
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  • Manufacturing moves

    News » Mitsubishi starts Chinese engine production

    October 24th 2018 The GAC Mitsubishi Motors (GMMC) joint venture between Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC) and Mitsubishi Motors has started making engines in Changsha, Hunan province, southern China. The new plant will produce the 4J1 powertrain for Mitsubishi’s Outlander SUV, already manufactured at the adjacent assembly plant, and the new 1.5L direct-injection petrol engine (4B4) to be fitted […]
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  • Manufacturing moves

    News » China’s BYD invests in US bus plant

    October 15th 2018 Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD has invested $5m in a 9,300 sq.m warehouse to free up space at its electric bus plant in Lancaster, California. The new building currently stores around 15,000 different parts and will further streamline the handling of materials and supplies into the 41,800 sq.m manufacturing plant, the company said. The facility […]
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  • International trade

    News » European ro-ro providers to gain from Africa interest

    October 9th 2018 European ro-ro providers could benefit from fresh investment in Africa by Chinese and European automotive manufacturers, delegates at the Euro-Med convention, held by Grimaldi Group in the Greek capital of Athens at the beginning of October, were told. Chinese manufacturing investment in Africa, in particular, could provide a boost to business for ro-ro-providers, said Ennio Cascetta, […]
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  • Supplier focus

    News » Delphi delivers converter to Geely in China

    October 3rd 2018 Delphi Technologies is producing a new vehicle propulsion device in China and has commenced deliveries to OEM Geely. The Suzhou plant set up by Delphi has started fully localised production of a combined inverter and DC/DC converter (CIDD), used in electric vehicles and hybrids to manage their electric drive systems. “Combining the inverter and DC/DC converter […]
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  • Joint venture

    News » VW opens SUV plant in Tianjin

    September 5th 2018 Volkswagen has officially opened an assembly plant with FAW at the port city of Tianjin, China. The FAW-VW Tianjin Plant will make VW and Audi brand SUVs, including PHEV models, with chassis parts and transmissions supplied from two other Tianjin-based facilities. The carmaker said that daily production was set for 1,200 units. The new $1.9 […]
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