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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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  • Materials sustainability

    News » BMW supports cobalt miners in Congo

    December 4th 2018 BMW has signed up to a pilot project to improve conditions for cobalt miners, their families and neighbouring communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). With batteries in high demand given the boom in electrical vehicles, global companies such as BMW have been turning their attention to how cobalt is sourced. In the […]
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  • Government policy

    Uncategorized » Bordering on Brexit

    December 4th 2018 Brexit continues to cause some serious headaches for those involved in the UK’s automotive sector. With the publication of a draft withdrawal agreement on November 14, UK prime minister, Theresa May, affirmed her commitment to a continued customs territory. Whether that intent will be realised is as much in doubt as ever, however. Although the […]
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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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  • Finished vehicles

    News » Mosolf to open second base in France

    November 20th 2018 German finished vehicle transporter Mosolf is setting up a technical and logistics centre near Paris-Vatry airport as part of a plan to expand in France. The new base at the ZAC business park, Bussy-Lettrée en Champagne, will officially be opened on December 12. Mosolf, based in Kirchheim, described the new location as conveniently being on […]
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  • Port developments

    News » SCH to discharge Fords shipped into Liverpool

    November 20th 2018 Port and logistics services company SCH has signed a contract with Ford to discharge vehicles arriving at the port of Liverpool from the US and Europe. Full details of the contract remain confidential but SCH will unload and park vehicles delivered on shipments to the port twice a week. SCH said it would be taking […]
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  • Supply chain disruption

    News » Ford starts shutdown at Bridgend engine plant

    October 31st 2018 Work at a production line at Ford’s engine plant in Bridgend, south Wales, has been put hold for five days, just as the company starts work on building a new engine. The halt is on the AJ line which is making an engine for Jaguar, the BBC reported. A Ford spokeswoman told Automotive Logistics the company initiated […]
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  • Mergers and acquisitions

    News » Ceva strengthens partnership with CMA CGM

    October 30th 2018 Logistics provider Ceva is to take over the freight management business of its major shareholder and strategic partner, the CMA CGM shipping line. The agreement, part of a wider shake up in the relationship between the companies, comes days after Ceva rejected a takeover bid from Danish rival DSV, which has since withdrawn its offer, […]
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  • Technology developments

    News » Škoda tests out drone for stocktaking

    October 30th 2018 Czech carmaker Škoda is trialling an autonomous drone to identify and count containers outside its factory in Mladá Boleslav. The goal is for drone-assisted stocktaking to become a regular feature of operations in the medium term. “We are continuously working on improving the efficiency of our everyday production processes and making work easier for our employees,” said […]
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  • Government policy

    Opinion » Stockpiling strategies to survive Brexit

    October 29th 2018 The prospect of Brexit in just a few months, deal or no deal, has focused minds on the inevitable consequence of supply chain interruption. The British media have begun to report the likelihood of stockpiling goods and even panic buying of certain products such as pharmaceuticals and food – although fresh produce can’t be stockpiled […]
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