Nissan appoints new Chairman of its Africa, Middle East and India region

Apr 1, 2020    People

Nissan has appointed Guillaume Cartier as Senior Vice President and Chairman of its Africa, Middle East, and India region (AMI) and Head of the Global Datsun Business Unit, effective from April 1st 2020.

Imperial appoints Robert Berganus to new key contract logistics role

Apr 1, 2020    Supply Chain

Imperial Logistics International has appointed Robert Berganus to the newly-created post of Chief Operating Officer (COO) Contract Logistics, with effect from 1 April 2020.

Volkswagen extends suspension of production

Apr 1, 2020    OEM

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Volkswagen Group Components are extending the suspension of production at their German plants for a further five working days especially as a result of the continued fall in demand for vehicles and the challenges still faced by the supply chain.

GAC Motor resumes operations in China

Apr 1, 2020    OEM

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, GAC Motor has introduced various preventative measures to protect its customers and employees, while working with partners from all regions to assist in the global effort against the epidemic.

Yanfeng and SemsoTec partner to enhance in-vehicle HMI

Apr 1, 2020    Technology

Yanfeng, a leading global automotive supplier, and SemsoTec, an expert in displays and control units, have announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding for collaboration in display and sensor technologies, components and products for automotive applications.

Kia Motors Europe appoints Won-Jeong Jeong as President

Apr 1, 2020    People

Kia Motors Europe announced that Won-Jeong Jeong has been appointed to President, overseeing the brand’s European operations.

Henrik Wenders to be responsible for the Audi brand, Sven Schuwirth to focus on the Digital Business

Apr 1, 2020    People

Henrik Wenders is taking over responsibility for the realignment and global marketing of the brand with the Four Rings. As Senior Vice President Audi Brand he will be in charge of Brand Strategy, Customer Insights and Brand Communication as well as Digital, Experiential and Sports Marketing. Sven Schuwirth, who previously held the position, will be responsible for the area “Digital Experience and Business“.

2020 North American International Auto Show cancelled

Mar 31, 2020    OEM

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced it will cancel its June 2020 show in Detroit in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeping across the world and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s expected plans to repurpose TCF Centre into a temporary field hospital.

ABP invests in a fleet of electric forklifts at the Port of Hull

Mar 31, 2020    Supply Chain

A fleet of new, electric four-wheel forklift trucks have arrived at the Port of Hull. The investment of nearly £200,000 ($248,000) is part of an ongoing effort to reduce emissions and make more use of renewable energy generated at the port.

UVeye providing vehicle-safety inspections for emergency fleets

Mar 31, 2020    Supply Chain

An Israeli company has developed contact-free, emergency-vehicle inspection systems equipped with thermal sensors that not only can detect critical vehicle-safety problems, but also can identify drivers and passengers with fevers through car windshields.

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