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    News » Brexit uncertainty causing concern for automotive

    March 20th 2019 A major automotive parts manufacturer has postponed plans for a new headquarters in the UK, another is seeking non-UK producers for input materials, component suppliers are building up stock and companies’ Brexit taskforces continue their work as Britain’s political deadlock goes to the wire. With a reliance on just-in-time and just-in-sequence supply chains, the automotive […]
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  • Manufacturing moves

    News » Nissan ends Infiniti production in Europe

    March 19th 2019 Nissan is to cease assembly of its Infiniti luxury brand in the UK as part of a wider restructure that includes withdrawal from Western Europe, in order to focus on its largest growth markets in North America and China. Production of the Q30 and QX30 at the Sunderland plant in north-east England will end in […]
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  • International trade

    News » Russian vehicle imports hit a bump in the road

    March 13th 2019 Vehicle imports to Russia have been growing for almost two years alongside the recovery in sales in the domestic market. In 2018, the country imported 293,100 finished vehicles, up almost 10% compared with the same period the previous year, according to the Russian Federal Customs Service. The value of vehicles imported reached $7.6 billion last […]
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  • Manufacturing moves

    News » Honda starts production at Itirapina plant in Brazil

    March 6th 2019 Japanese carmaker Honda has begun operations at its Itirapina assembly plant, in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. Production is starting with the Fit model but over the next three years, the company will transfer production of other models from its Brazilian plant in Sumare, which makes the Civic, City, HR-V and WR-V, as well […]
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  • Manufacturing moves

    News » UK’s relevance to Honda in doubt after Swindon closure

    February 20th 2019 The long-term impact on the UK automotive supply chain of Honda’s decision to end production at its Swindon plant will take some time to assess, but the carmaker has admitted that Honda of the UK Manufacturing’s current role as a global manufacturing hub “may no longer be viable”. Despite assurances the carmaker made in 2017, […]
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  • Trade & tariffs

    News » Porsche warns Brexit could force prices up in the UK

    February 18th 2019 Porsche has warned its customers in the UK that they could face a 10% hike in the cost of cars delivered after the Brexit deadline, as a result of the duties that may be imposed. “As one potential outcome of the Brexit negotiations, there is a possibility that a duty of up to 10% may […]
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  • Electric vehicles

    News » Honda strikes deal with CATL on battery supply

    February 12th 2019 Japanese carmaker Honda has signed a cooperation agreement with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) under which the Chinese battery-maker will supply about 56 GWh of lithium-ion electric vehicle (EV) batteries by 2027. The accord, seen as way for Honda to diversify its supply sources, also provides for the companies to cooperate on the development of EV batteries […]
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  • Automotive Logistics Mexico conference

    News » Mexico stays strong in the face of adversity

    February 6th 2019 Mexico is holding onto its position as a top-ten global automotive manufacturer and exporter despite a variety of challenges, including the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the occurrence of severe weather events and a worsening domestic security situation. Eduardo Solis, executive president of the Asociación Mexicana de la Industria Automotriz (AMIA), told delegates at the […]
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  • Manufacturing moves

    News » Honda to halt UK production during Brexit

    January 14th 2019 Japanese OEM Honda is to suspend production at its British plant for six days in April after the UK leaves the European Union on March 29. The decision follows an assessment of how best to prepare for any logistics and border problems following Brexit. “These contingency provisions have been put in place to best mitigate the […]
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  • Packaging & container management

    Intelligence » A problem shared

    January 11th 2019 Packaging experts working across the automotive industry are continually looking for better visibility when tracking the container and its contents to the point of delivery and back.  Mismanagement of resources risks costly production downtime through misplacement or damage. To combat this, better connectivity is needed to improve tracking and monitoring, including the development of sensors […]
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