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  • Trade dispute

    News » Trade wars contribute to Daimler’s lower profits

    February 11th 2019 Global trade disputes played a part in Daimler’s net profit falling by €3 billion to €7.6 billion ($8.7 billion) last year, compared with 2017. In addition, the decline in diesel car sales as well as disruption caused by the introduction of the new WLTP emissions test in Europe in September eroded the bottom line, said […]
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  • People moves

    News » Holger Wilhelm moves to Imperial Logistics

    February 8th 2019 Holger Wilhelm has taken up a newly created role at Imperial Logistics as executive vice-president of automotive. Wilhelm moves from Ceva Logistics where he was vice-president of business development automotive in North America. He will now be based in Zurich, Switzerland and responsible for developing Imperial’s automotive presence in existing and new markets. The company […]
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  • Mergers and acquisitions

    News » Bridgestone to buy TomTom Telematics

    January 28th 2019 Tyre manufacturer Bridgestone Europe has agreed to buy TomTom’s telematics business for €910m ($1.03 billion). Subject to closing conditions being met, Bridgestone says the transaction will bolster its goal of becoming a mobility solutions leader in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, a strategic priority for the Japanese-owned group. Data accessed via TomTom […]
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  • Technology

    News » Seat joins Alastria blockchain network

    January 25th 2019 Spanish carmaker Seat has joined the Alastria consortium to work on the development of blockchain-based products. Blockchain technology uses a distributed ledger platform, aimed at providing transparency for businesses, including supply chain monitoring. Seat is the first carmaker to join the network, which now involves 70 major businesses and institutions, including banks, telecom providers, energy companies […]
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  • Joint ventures

    News » BMW to raise stake in Chinese joint venture

    January 23rd 2019 Shareholders of Brilliance China Automotive Holdings (CBA) have approved the sale of a 25% stake in BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) to joint venture (JV) partner BMW. The German carmaker said it intended to increase its stake in BBA to 75% from 50% last year. CBA agreed to the change, with the companies extending their JV […]
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  • Production moves

    News » Mercedes-Benz plans production in Egypt

    January 22nd 2019 Mercedes-Benz Cars is planning to build a car plant in Egypt with an as-yet-unnamed local business partner. “Egypt is an attractive and competitive location for production and supporting logistics,” said Markus Schäfer, member of the divisional board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, production and supply chain “With the planned local assembly we are confident to be able […]
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  • International trade

    News » ACEA warns of EU steel import tariffs

    January 22nd 2019 European Union (EU) measures to protect the steel industry “pose a real risk” to the competitiveness of the region’s car sector, according to Erik Jonnaert, secretary-general of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA). A total of 26 categories of steel from all countries will be limited to a quota, based on the average of imports […]
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  • International trade

    Opinion » Brexit: Why we need to get accustomed to digitalisation

    January 21st 2019 It’s been more than 30 months since the EU referendum, but if and when the UK stops being an EU member state and becomes what is known as a “third country”, the number of customs declarations is expected to increase from 50m to 350m a year. British companies will be facing tariffs and customs checks, […]
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  • Alternative fuels

    News » Scania trials first CNG truck in Lithuania

    January 15th 2019 Truck and engine manufacturer Scania has started trialling the use of trucks fuelled by compressed natural gas (CNG) in Lithuania. The Swedish company has partnered with Lithuanian logistics provider Vlantana and natural gas developer SG Dujos. Potential advantages for Vlantana following the successful adoption of CNG-fuelled lorries, include being able to drive in restricted areas […]
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  • People moves

    News » Bysouth becomes logistics chief at IAC

    January 15th 2019 Kelly Bysouth (pictured) has joined International Automotive Components (IAC) as chief supply chain officer, with global responsibility and operational control of procurement and logistics. She brings 25 years of related experience to the company, which is based in Luxembourg. [mpu_ad]Bysouth moves from Adient, where she held a variety of leadership positions in North America and […]
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