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    Mann+Hummel to open aftermarket logistics centre in South Africa

    2016-12-22T11:49:48Z

    Mann+Hummel, the German filtration parts supplier, is to open an aftermarket logistics centre in Johannesburg in January, following the establishment of its office there in November. It is the first time the company has had its own premises in Africa. The firm said the establishment of business in Africa was ...

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    2016 in review: takeovers, disputes and political upheaval

    2016-12-21T11:18:25Z

    The year 2016 may well go down as one of the most significant in recent history – not just politically but also for the automotive supply chain. Surprise voting results in the US and Europe have created significant uncertainty regarding global trade that may go on for years and is ...

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    PSA to assemble pick-up trucks in Tunisia for local market

    2016-12-02T17:20:51Z

    PSA Group has announced a deal with its long-term partner in Tunisia, STAFIM, to assemble and sell a Peugeot pick-up truck in the North African country. The French carmaker said the assembly plant would start operations in mid-2018 and produce about 1,200 vehicles a year for the Tunisian market. PSA ...

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    Volkswagen to start assembly in Algeria in Sovac joint venture

    2016-11-30T15:40:06Z

    Pictured from left: Dr. Josef Baumert, member of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles board of management responsible for production and logistics; Abdesselam Bouchouareb, Algerian minister of industry; and Mourad Oulmi, CEO of Sovac Volkswagen is setting up a joint venture with its local partner in Algeria for the assembly of ...

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    SA government incentive review “nothing extraordinary”, says Naamsa

    2016-11-02T15:52:41Z

    The announcement of a review of government incentives within the South African finance ministry’s recent mid-term budget statement is “nothing extraordinary”, according to the country’s automobile manufacturing body. A section of the budget statement released on Wednesday October 26th said: “Given increased pressures on the fiscus, these incentives, including direct ...

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    VW chief warns of ‘immediate end to South Africa’s motor industry’ if incentives are reduced and ownership targets are enforced

    2016-10-25T12:19:18Z

    Motor manufacturers will leave South Africa if the government reduces the current incentive scheme while moving to penalise them for a lack of black equity holders and suppliers, the head of Volkswagen’s operation in the country has warned. Volkswagen South Africa MD Thomas Schäfer said recent discussions with the government ...

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    NYK extends its scope in East Africa and Asia

    2016-10-18T12:59:42Z

    NYK Group has signed an agreement with Bolloré Transport & Logistics Kenya and Toyota Tsusho to establish Bolloré NYK Auto Logistics, a new joint venture in Kenya to handle imported vehicles. By the end of this year, the new joint venture will offer a variety of services at the port ...

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    UK summit: Electric vehicles to change current supply chain models

    2016-10-07T17:38:12Z

    Electric vehicles will replace the internal combustion engine as the dominant vehicle type by 2030 in a shift expected to have substantial implications for the supply chain. Speaking at the first Automotive Logistics UK summit yesterday (October 6 th ), Philippe Funda, lead analyst for the EU, Middle East ...

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    Alternative logistics in Africa: The sky's the limit

    2016-10-03T17:14:12Z

    Africa’s underdeveloped infrastructure and dangerous conditions are leading it to leapfrog other countries in adopting alternative freight technologies which might one day serve automotive logistics Africa’s infrastructure gap, which significantly hinders the movement of goods between and within countries on the continent, could soon be substantially filled through the use ...

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    Volkswagen to start CKD assembly of Polo Vivo in Kenya

    2016-09-12T11:27:03Z

    Volkswagen has signed an agreement with the Kenyan government to start building the Polo Vivo at a facility in Thika, near Nairobi, by the end of this year. The plant is operated by Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers (KVM), which assembles buses, trucks and passenger vehicles under contract for a range of ...

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    China’s BAIC to invest $800m in South African plant

    2016-08-22T14:47:06Z

    Beijing Automobile International Corporation (BAIC) has signed a deal with the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) in South Africa to build an 11 billion rand ($800m) plant for the assembly of complete knockdown (CKD) kits of pick-up trucks, SUVs and sedans. The plant is expected to open toward the end of ...

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    APL Logistics sets up joint venture with Arab Global Logistics

    2016-08-16T11:32:35Z

    Integrated supply chain services provider APL Logistics has signed a deal with Arab Global Logistics in Oman to form a new joint venture, APL Logistics Oman. The company said the joint venture would “spearhead efforts to develop Oman as a regional logistics hub to serve local and international customers in ...

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    Oscar de Bok takes up CEO role at DHL Supply Chain

    2016-06-29T10:20:01Z

    DHL Supply Chain has appointed Oscar de Bok (pictured) as its new CEO for mainland Europe, Middle East and Africa. He moves from his previous role as CEO of Asia Pacific at DHL Supply Chain and replaces Paul Graham, who has left the company for personal reasons. With the company ...

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    Kenyan legislation boosts local vehicle assembly

    2016-06-06T16:09:52Z

    Government incentives have helped boost vehicle production in Kenya with more than 10,000 finished vehicles assembled there last year, according to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Its Economic Survey 2016 reported a 6.8% rise in 2015 compared to the previous year in Kenya’s production of cars, trailers and semi-trailers. ...

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    Stubborn EU member states holding back digitalisation in logistics

    2016-04-26T12:08:25Z

    The majority of EU member states are still dragging their heels when it comes to the adoption of digital freight transport documents, despite the signing of a protocol back in 2011 that paved the way for their adoption, attendees at a dinner debate on digitalisation in logistics were told last ...

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    Iran Khodro outlines export targets

    2016-04-20T15:44:17Z

    Following the lifting of economic sanctions against Iran in January, the country’s main carmaker, Iran Khodro Industrial Group (IKCO), has said it intends to export 30,000 vehicles to international markets in the next 12 months. “IKCO has already picked up one or more vehicles as its main items to ...

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    China conference: New Silk Road gets back on the rails

    2016-04-20T11:17:12Z

    Updated April 24th to correct a quote misattributed to Gefco Long-distance rail freight between China and Europe is coming on apace, delegates at this week’s Automotive Logistics China 2016 conference, held in Chengdu, have heard. Over the past few years, the Chinese government has been ambitious in promoting its 'One ...

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    Analysis: PSA ‘product blitz’ will put the focus on its supply chain

    2016-04-13T15:31:40Z

    'Push to Pass' plan will involve the launch of 26 new cars by 2021 with more local manufacturing in some areas PSA Peugeot-Citroën has announced some big organisational changes recently, both in terms of its group divisions and its approach to customer trends, with some big consequences for its ...

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    BMW starts work on second parts RDC in South Korea

    2016-04-13T11:12:44Z

    [Updated 14th April] BMW is investing 130 billion won ($110m) in a second regional distribution centre (RDC) in South Korea to better stabilise the supply of aftermarket parts to BMW, Mini and Motorrad service centres across the country. The facility is expected to create 600 jobs. The new facility ...

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    Yanfeng Automotive Interiors opens second Czech plant

    2016-04-13T10:30:08Z

    Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is setting up a new 20,000 sq.m interiors production plant in the Czech Republic. Construction of the new plant at Planá nad Luznici – which will produce car instrument panels and door panels, predominantly for Daimler – will begin in late May, a spokeswoman for the Chinese ...