Start-ups

  • Mexico factory2
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    Mexico hopes for a smoother road ahead

    2018-09-26T14:48:18Z

    After much uncertainty around trade talks between Mexico and the US and the former’s presidential election, Mexico’s economic and political conditions now seem clearer, leaving OEMs and LSPs in the country more optimistic about the future. Mexico, which is the world’s fourth biggest vehicle exporter, has enjoyed strong levels of ...

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    Thyssenkrupp plans €60m logistics facility in Rotenburg

    2018-09-12T09:37:38Z

    Thyssenkrupp Materials Services is building a €60m ($69.5m) logistics centre in the German town of Rotenburg, in Lower Saxony, for its subsidiary Thyssenkrupp Schulte, to store materials including aluminium and steel. The company makes steel tubes and pipes, non-ferrous metals and specialty materials, as well as providing materials and supply ...

  • BRIDGESTONE-Shaw
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    Bridgestone buys ETB to extend British retail reach

    2018-09-11T15:19:24Z

    Bridgestone has taken over UK tyre distributor ETB and will add 32 branches in the south of the UK to its distribution and service network. ETB (Exhaust Tyres Batteries) also trades under the name of Britannia Tyres. “The tyre sector is constantly evolving and, by partnering with ETB, we can ...

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    Russians drop US dollar for components purchases

    2018-09-11T14:54:18Z

    Russian Trade and Industry minister Denis Manturov (pictured) has revealed that many Russian automotive manufacturers are increasingly using national currencies, rather than the US dollar, to pay for imported components. The move has been prompted by recent US sanctions on Russia. Several companies have so far announced the policy, trade ...

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    Harring becomes Bridgestone’s logistics chief in EMEA

    2018-09-04T11:16:34Z

    Ulf Harring (pictured) has joined global tyre maker Bridgestone as chief operating officer (COO) for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He will be responsible for logistics, supply chain management and procurement, along with manufacturing, quality, IT, environment, and health and safety matters. He took up his new role ...

  • Magna_Druml
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    Michael Druml takes on purchasing role at Magna

    2018-09-04T09:58:59Z

    Michael Druml (pictured) has taken over as vice-president of purchasing for Magna International Europe replacing Klaus Iffland, who has retired from the company. Druml will continue to work as director of purchasing and logistics at Magna Steyr, the company division which provides contract manufacturing and engineering services. Here he oversees ...

  • ScaniaV8_engine
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    V8 engine production restarted at Scania

    2018-09-03T14:03:37Z

    Swedish truckmaker Scania is trying to reduce the order backlog for trucks, and industrial and marine V8 engines, because of a strike at an unnamed supplier of cast engine components , which began on June 14 and is reportedly continuing. However, last week the supplier started to produce engine blocks ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel joins forces with Sincero in China

    2018-08-28T16:05:45Z

    Kuehne + Nagel has agreed to create a new joint venture with Chinese firm Sincero that will provide contract logistics services to the automotive sector there. KN will take a majority stake in the new company. Kuehne + Nagel said the move would increase its automotive logistics business for ...

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    Dana McBrien takes lead role at AutoSphere

    2018-08-24T12:15:10Z

    Dana McBrien (pictured) has moved from his role as associate chief advisor at Honda North America to become ‘guiding architect’ for AutoSphere, a digital supply chain system (previously referred to as the Automotive Supply Chain Data Ecosystem) developed by US information technology and packaging specialist, Surgere. McBrien worked for Honda ...

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    Continental buys Australian tyre network

    2018-08-21T15:12:46Z

    German tyre manufacturer Continental is purchasing the 258-branch Kmart Tyre and Auto Service chain (KTAS) from Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers for 350m Australian dollars ($253m). Continental plans to drive forward what is already a strong network of outlets and expand the existing product portfolio, said Ferdinand Hoyos, head of Continental’s passenger ...