British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) said on Friday it had hired former BMW executive Barbara Bergmeier for a newly-created role overseeing supply chains and industrial operations, at a time when the industry faces persistent supply shortages. Bergmeier will become executive director of industrial operations, a new division at JLR merging responsibilities across its manufacturing, purchasing and supply chain teams, the company said in a statement.
Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp and India's Tata Motors have formed a strategic partnership to design, develop and make semiconductor solutions, the firms said on Wednesday. The move comes as a persistent global shortage of semiconductor chips has hobbled the automotive and electronics industries, among others, forcing production cutbacks, while highlighting global dependence on a few sources, such as Taiwan. Renesas will collaborate with Tata Motors, India's biggest manufacturer of electric cars, on developing "next-generation automotive electronics" to accelerate the growth of electric and connected vehicles, the companies said in a statement.
Jaguar Land Rover is battling to stop car dealers sending its cars to China and other hugely lucrative markets, which is compounding shortages in the west and widening price gaps globally.