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Automotive Coatings 2020 digital edition featuring Toyota, Mazda, GM, Dürr and more

2020-08-20T14:53:00+01:00

Read the latest AMS interactive digital on automotive coating and paint innovations, featuring General Motors, Toyota, Mazda, Dürr and more.

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Watch: Livestream Hour Season Finale Part 1: Global logistics lessons with the Volkswagen Group

2020-07-23T23:40:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

As part of our finale for this season’s Livestream Hour, watch this exclusive interview with our special guest Matthias Braun, who leads digitalisation and concept development for group logistics at the Volkswagen Group, on how the carmaker has managed its supply chain through all phases of the coronavirus crisis so far, and lessons for the future

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Transforming a field into a factory – Jaguar Land Rover in Slovakia

2020-07-21T09:27:00+01:00By Mark Parody – Plant launch specialist

Plant launch specialist Mark Parody reflects on the approach he took when set the daunting task of launching production at Jaguar Land Rover’s state-of-the-art factory at Nitra, Slovakia, including putting together a new team and coordinating significant complexity at each stage of manufacturing

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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 11 – Rebuilding greener supply chains

2020-07-08T16:30:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

In this episode of the Livestream Hour, we look at the how the automotive industry is using new technology to design and execute greener, more sustainable supply chains including reduced emissions and responding to changing legislation. With insight from Kuehne + Nagel, University of Applied Science Stuttgart and CSR Europe.

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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 10 – The Rise of AI & Analytics in Logistics

2020-07-01T16:20:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

In this episode of the Livestream Hour, we discuss the technology and processes that are accelerating more connected, data-driven supply chains, and the greater role they will play in the post-coronavirus automotive industry. With special guests from Volkswagen, research institute Fraunhofer ISST and tech startup SYNAOS.

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Watch: Automotive Supply Chain June Update with Volkswagen and Visteon – Leadership in a Crisis

2020-06-25T09:18:00+01:00

Our coronavirus series provide critical information and strategic insight to help design more resilient automotive supply chains. In our June update, key decision makers, including from Volkswagen Group and Visteon, share insight on the challenges of leadership in a crisis and how to respond to build stronger supply chains.

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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 9 – Automotive Supply Chain in Focus – Europe

2020-06-18T00:40:00+01:00

In this episode of the Livestream Hour, we discuss key challenges facing Europe’s automotive manufacturers and suppliers with electronics and wiring harness supplier LEONI and with PWC, covering the strategies required to continue to restart and recover, as well as the structural changes that may change the shape of the supply chain. Hosted by editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig. Register or login to watch.

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Coronavirus and beyond: Europe vehicle demand and finished vehicle logistics outlook 2020-2030

2020-06-04T19:07:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

Download this report for a forecast of European new vehicle demand from 2020-2030 across the region and the top five markets, and analysis of impacts and changes for the European finished vehicle logistics sector. This report is the latest from ECG Business Intelligence, a collaboration between the Association of European Vehicle Logistics and Automotive from Ultima Media

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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 7 - Finished Vehicle Logistics: Restarting the network

2020-06-03T15:35:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

This special livestream episode focuses on the finished vehicle logistics network and how it is preparing to restart for the new normal, with insights from Hyundai Glovis, ProAct and more. Hosted by Christopher Ludwig and featuring updates and insights from the crisis and beyond for automotive supply chain and manufacturing.

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Renault assembly network future under review as management announce cost-saving programme

2020-05-29T14:59:00+01:00By Gareth Price

Renault has launched a business transformation plan which includes a 18% cut in production capacity 

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VIDEO: Nissan outlines major overhaul of global production base

2020-05-28T17:53:00+01:00By Gareth Price

Vehicle assembly at Barcelona and Indonesia to end as Nissan pursues a 20% drop in production capacity

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Watch: Livestream Coronavirus Series – Automotive Supply Chain May Update

2020-05-27T17:35:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig, Daniel Harrison

Our monthly supply chain updates provide critical information for automotive production, purchasing and logistics professionals in the current crisis, and strategic insight to help companies design more resilient supply chains for the future. Watch the May update for the latest market forecasts from our automotive analyst and insight on how supply chains could be made more resilient from automotive supply chain expert Peter Weiss from Gartner.

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VIDEO: Views from the assembly line at the home of the Range Rover

2020-05-22T12:17:00+01:00By Gareth Price

Assembly workers give their reaction as Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull plant reopens under new social distancing measures

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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 6 – Aftermarket and Service Parts: Keeping the wheels moving

2020-05-20T21:26:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

In this episode of the Livestream Hour, we discuss the pandemic’s potential impact on aftersales supply and the aftermarket, including the long-term effects on supply chains and what this means for managing inventory. With special guests from Toyota North America, LKQ Europe and CLEPA. Hosted by editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig. 

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Watch: Kia maintains investment, launches and stability in Europe

2020-05-12T11:19:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

In this video interview, Kia Motors Europe chief operating officer, Emilio Herrera, and director of marketing, Carlos Lahoz, outline how the Korean brand is learning from supply chain and production disruptions, digitalising sales channels and maintaining investment in electrification to chart a route towards recovery in Europe.

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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 4 – Tier Suppliers on the Road to Recovery

2020-05-06T00:01:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Hosted by Christopher Ludwig, Editor-in-Chief at Ultima Media, the Livestream Hour will take place each week on Wednesdays. It will also be part of other Livestream special episodes and guests, including previews and follow-ups from our series of live and digital events for Automotive Logistics, Automotive Manufacturing Solutions and Car Design News. In Episode 4, we discuss the key areas that suppliers especially need to consider as the automotive industry stirs back into action, including supply chain and logistics processes, sourcing considerations, digital tools and collaboration. 

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Coronavirus pandemic could force consolidation amongst automotive suppliers

2020-05-04T17:00:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

The Covid-19 pandemic will exact a heavy toll on automotive manufacturers and suppliers, who will face mounting financial losses and growing debt. Some may not survive, at least in their current form or without further government bailouts. Such financial fallout, and the need for companies to reduce costs and consolidate investments, could prompt more consolidation at all levels of the automotive industry in the coming years.

Brembo is now starting to reactivate some of its activities in the Curno, Mapello and Sellero plants.

Brembo gradually reopens sites in Italy

2020-04-30T09:01:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Having suspended production at its Curno, Mapello and Sellero plants since March 16, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, Brembo is now resuming some of its operations at these facilities

Ducati is starting a phased return to production at its Borgo Panigale factory

Production resumes at Ducati Borgo Panigale

2020-04-30T08:31:00+01:00By Nick Holt

The company says operations are being restarted with the minimum number of employees needed to resume production and research activities

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Ford confirms 4 May restart date for manufacturing sites in Europe

2020-04-28T16:58:00+01:00By Gareth Price

Stuart Rowley, President Ford of Europe, published an announcement this afternoon confirming the 4 May restart: “We will begin our reintegration, with vehicle and engine production resuming at our main manufacturing facilities. Production will start at a low level, prioritising sold customer vehicle orders from dealers, and will gradually be ...