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Arrival’s Van Microfactory Moving to North Carolina

Arrival, an electric vehicle startup with headquarters in the US and UK, has decided to move all of its Van production to Charlotte, North Carolina.

Instead of investing in mega production facilities, Arrival uses a microfactory model that installs assembly cells in existing facilities to build its all-electric vans.  Arrival cited federal tax credit incentives, large market size, and better margins as factors in its decision to focus on the US market.


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By |2022-11-13T07:18:35+00:00November 15, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

Whirlpool to Spin Up in Argentina

Whirlpool is investing $52 million to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Argentina.

The plant will export 70% of its washing machines to neighboring countries such as Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Chile.  Whirlpool’s facility location decision in Latin America reflects a near-shoring practice that utilizes local resources to produce output close to the final destination.


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By |2022-11-13T05:23:27+00:00November 12, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Fully-Autonomous Restaurant in San Francisco

Mezli, which just opened its first restaurant in August 2022, utilizes technology to bring healthy Mediterranean grain bowls to the market.

The initial restaurant is fully-autonomous and housed in a 20-foot shipping container. Their Mediterranean bowls are priced to be affordable, with the flagship bowls starting at $6.99. A Michelin-starred chef assisted with the creation of their menu.

The process begins each day at Mezli’s central kitchen with food preparation. Food is then delivered to the restaurant. Robots at the restaurant receive customer […]

By |2022-09-25T23:56:43+00:00September 27, 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |
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