Herbert Steiner becomes SEAT’s new Vice-President for Production and Logistics

Sep 23, 2020    Supply Chain

SEAT has also appointed Herbert Steiner as the new Vice-president for Production and Logistics, effective November 1st. Steiner is taking over from Christian Vollmer, who moved to the Volkswagen brand as new Production Board Member.

ZEISS installs new shopfloor measuring solution for complete car body inspection in North America

Sep 21, 2020    Supply Chain

ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions will install ZEISS AICell trace at a premier electric vehicle manufacturer in North America in 2020. The correlation-free measuring cell is the most accurate, shopfloor car body robotic process and quality control system on the market. It achieves ISO 10360-8 stated accuracies while operating in extreme environments and offers the industry's widest temperature operating range.

Volkswagen ensures greater transparency in procurement of battery raw materials

Sep 11, 2020    Supply Chain

The Volkswagen Group is ensuring greater transparency and responsibility in its raw material supply chains for batteries.

ŠKODA AUTO wraps parts to be delivered to India in biodegradable film

Sep 9, 2020    Supply Chain

In a current pilot project, ŠKODA AUTO is testing biodegradable film for the packaging of vehicle components shipped to the Indian plant in Pune. The film protects the parts as effectively as conventional plastic film.

Volkswagen sets course for green electricity to power all freight carried on Deutsche Bahn

Sep 8, 2020    Supply Chain

Volkswagen Group Logistics is switching all Deutsche Bahn carriage of materials and vehicles within Germany to green electricity by the start of 2021. This will cut over 26,700 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year compared to the conventional electricity mix. 95% of all such transportation is already powered by green electricity. In addition even more freight is set to go by rail: Volkswagen aims to increase vehicle transportation by train from 53% today up to 605 by 2022.

Daimler Logistics: automatic communications process for inbound plant deliveries

Sep 7, 2020    Supply Chain

At the Mercedes-Benz lorry plant in Wörth, lorries now send out early status updates to announce their arrival – all without drivers lifting a finger.

First batch of ID.3 1ST Edition cars reach the UK through the Port of Grimsby

Sep 2, 2020    Supply Chain

A major milestone in Volkswagen’s latest chapter has been marked with the arrival of the ground-breaking Volkswagen ID.3 in the UK. The first shipment of customer cars – limited, ID.3 1ST Edition specification models – has reached British shores at port in Grimsby, ready to make its way to customers on the final stage of a journey which began on the production line in Zwickau, Germany.

DSV accelerates innovation through Plug and Play

Sep 1, 2020    Supply Chain

DSV has extended its participation in one of the largest innovation programmes in the world – Plug and Play. The programme matches start-ups with corporates to accelerate innovation for both.

Vehicle logistics at the Greek Port of Piraeus goes digital with INFORM

Aug 28, 2020    Supply Chain

To further expand the strategic importance of its port for the international vehicle trade, the Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) S.A., member of COSCO SHIPPING Group, has decided to invest into end-to-end digitisation and optimisation. The company has awarded a project to the well-known optimisation specialist INFORM from Aachen, Germany, to improve the efficiency and transparency of vehicle handling at the port's car terminal.

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