Europe

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    GM Uzbekistan sets plant up in Kazakhstan

    2019-04-03T09:16:00Z

    GM Uzbekistan is to open a vehicle assembly line in Kazakhstan to take advantage of the shared customs space under the Eurasia Economic Union (EEU). The carmaker, which is now owned solely by state-owned corporation Uzavtosanoat following GM’s withdrawal from the joint venture , has signed a contract with ...

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    DSV reaches agreement to integrate Panalpina

    2019-04-02T14:17:00Z

    Danish logistics provider DSV has reached an agreement with rival Swiss firm Panalpina to merge operations following a takeover bid by the former worth $4.6 billion. If the offer meets regulatory approval in June, the combined company will take on the name DSV Panalpina and by the fourth quarter ...

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    VW reshuffles top managers in components operations

    2019-04-01T15:57:05Z

    Heiner Lanze (pictured) has taken over as head of procurement at VW’s newly independent business unit, Volkswagen Group Components. Most recently, Lanze was responsible for procurement at Volkswagen do Brasil and the South America region. Before that, he was vice-president of procurement at Scania in Brazil. His career in the ...

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    Mercedes-Benz test drives port in Canada

    2019-03-27T10:20:18Z

    German OEM Mercedes-Benz is testing the logistics of a new vehicle processing centre (VPC) at the port of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. It has been set up as an alternative to the much-used nearby port of Vancouver, and Mercedes-Benz will utilise the VPC to serve the Canadian province of British ...

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    Kia to expand UK distribution centre

    2019-03-26T16:51:51Z

    Kia Motors is to create additional capacity for 8,000 more cars at its UK import and distribution centre in Stallingborough, North Lincolnshire. The company has secured 16.8 hectares of extra land from Associated British Ports (ABP), adjoining Kia’s existing distribution centre which can hold up to 17,000 cars on 35.6 ...

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    DHL steps on the gas to cut emissions

    2019-03-26T15:35:08Z

    DHL Freight has begun using one of the first long-haul trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), which is capable of towing a mega trailer. During a year-long trial, an Iveco Stralis will operate a daily shuttle service between DHL’s logistics centre and a BMW Group production plant in southern ...

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    Ford customises European shake up

    2019-03-26T14:19:20Z

    US carmaker Ford is establishing three customer-focused business groups in Europe – imports, passenger vehicles, and commercial vehicles. “The new operating model will better enable the businesses to make fast decisions centred on customer needs,” a company spokesman told Automotive Logistics . "We are redesigning our business with a view ...

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    VW plans to expand output in Russia

    2019-03-26T10:51:07Z

    Volkswagen plans to invest Rub40 billion ($630 million) to develop its output in Russia under the terms of the special investment contract (SPIC) the carmaker is about to sign with the Russian government. VW intends to expand its production range in the finished vehicles sector and to significantly increase engine ...

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    Brexit uncertainty causing concern for automotive

    2019-03-20T11:53:16Z

    A major automotive parts manufacturer has postponed plans for a new headquarters in the UK, another is seeking non-UK producers for input materials, component suppliers are building up stock and companies’ Brexit taskforces continue their work as Britain’s political deadlock goes to the wire. With a reliance on just-in-time and ...

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    Little takes over as MD at Evolution Time Critical

    2019-03-20T10:08:02Z

    Graham Little (pictured) has taken over as MD at emergency logistics provider Evolution Time Critical, replacing Brad Brennan, who is moving to join a newly-formed advisory board set up by Evolution’s parent company, Metro Supply Chain Group, on April 1. The Canadian third-party logistics provider acquired Evolution Time Critical back ...