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  • Market trends

    News » Turkish exports bolster falling domestic sales

    January 23rd 2019 Turkey’s automotive industry had a mixed year in 2018. Sales in its domestic market for passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) were down by 35%, according to the Automotive Distributors Association (ODD), at 621,000 compared to 956,000 in 2017. According to Turkey’s Automotive Manufacturers’ Association (OSD), production of passenger cars, light trucks and pick-ups amounted […]
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  • Autonomous vehicles

    News » Ford Otosan and AVL join forces on platooning

    January 8th 2019 The commercial vehicle arm of Ford’s joint venture in Turkey, Ford Otosan, has begun developing platooning technology for its trucks with Austrian research company AVL. The first phase of the project is due to be completed by June this year and will see Ford Otosan’s product development team work with AVL’s engineering teams in Istanbul […]
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  • European vehicle logistics

    Intelligence » Changes are the only certainty at Ford of Europe

    October 9th 2017 As Ford Motor continues a fourth year of solid recovery, with rising sales and profits across its main European markets, the complexity of its outbound vehicle distribution network for the region has also been increasing. Today, the carmaker must manage a network that is markedly more dispersed in terms of plant locations, origins and destination […]
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  • 20th anniversary features: OEM interviews

    Intelligence » Ford of Europe: A system of strength and complexity

    October 9th 2017 Dirk Willmann’s 25-year career with Ford has made him witness to the changing arc of the company’s supply chain in Europe and further afield, including more complicated material flows, new locations and footprint changes, as well as advances in technology. As a member of the material planning and logistics (MP&L) department since 2000, Willmann has […]
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