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    Improved performance at a lower cost

    2014-12-16T16:23:08Z

    PSA Peugeot Citroën’s director for finished vehicle supply chain Guy Lederer (left) describes how his goals to reduce stock and delivery lead times are at the heart of efforts to put the OEM ‘Back in the Race’ The past year has been a transformative one for PSA Peugeot Citroën. Many ...

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    Gefco targets automotive in Algeria

    2014-12-16T11:12:43Z

    Gefco is expanding its North African network by establishing itself in Algeria and targeting services for the automotive and energy sectors. The transport and logistics provider said the Algerian automotive sector was growing rapidly, with sales of new vehicles reaching 423,000 units in 2013, up more than 20% compared to ...

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    Symbols for better days ahead

    2014-12-15T14:08:44Z

    The 2014 Automotive Logistics India conference, held in Gurgaon, revealed that despite years of lacklustre growth, the Indian automotive logistics industry has not lost its hope in its own potential. Buoyed by the reforms expected from the recently elected government, executives are now looking forward to ‘acche din’ Rachael Hogg ...

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    Collins Amendment makes it through Congress

    2014-12-15T13:44:19Z

    The American Trucking Association (ATA) has welcomed the suspension of a provision in the US trucking industry’s hours-of-service (HoS) rule following its attachment to a $1.1 trillion spending bill that was passed by the US Congress last week.The suspension, also known as the Collins Amendment after the Maine Republican senator ...

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    India Conference: Ford switches to LLP model for inbound and export logistics

    2014-12-14T16:24:20Z

    As it prepares to open its second Indian plant next month, Ford has switched its inbound logistics outsourcing in the country from the use of a third party logistics provider (3PL), which managed transport through a mix of its own assets and other carriers, to a ‘lead logistics provider’ concept ...

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    India Conference: Indian logistics cost a disadvantage versus China

    2014-12-10T13:14:00Z

    Ford intends to make India a global centre of excellence for small car production and export, with expectations to ship around 50% of its production volume from the country overseas. While the carmaker is seeing success, including strong demand for the Ford Ecosport both in India and for export demand, ...

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    Ports benefit from increase in Spanish exports

    2014-12-08T16:47:16Z

    According to statistics released by the National Association of Automotive and Truck Manufacturers (ANFAC), Spanish vehicle exports were up in October, reaching more than 201,400 vehicles and equivalent to growth of almost 11%. The picture overall – from January to October – shows that more than 1.7m units were exported, ...

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    Renault Trucks distributes latest range in Africa and Middle East

    2014-12-08T13:37:06Z

    Renault Trucks is extending the distribution of its latest trucks to Africa and the Middle East, including the C, D and K ranges, as it seeks to increase market share in the regions. The vehicles, which are being built at the truckmaker’s plants in Bourg en Bresse and Blainville in ...

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    Honda boosts Acura exports through Jaxport to Middle East

    2014-12-03T14:58:54Z

    American Honda Motor has started exporting its new Acura MDX and TLX models via the US East Coast port of Jacksonville to the Middle East. It is first time new Acura models are being made available in the Middle East through a dealership network in the region. Kuwait will be ...

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    Gareth Jones to head the SMMT in 2015

    2014-12-02T15:45:41Z

    The UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has announced that its new president will be Gareth Jones, managing director of ebm-papst Automotive and Drives UK (pictured left), a German-owned global manufacturing company. He replaces Tim Abbot, managing director, BMW South Africa (right), who has been in the role ...

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    Improving the dotted line

    2014-11-27T15:52:00Z

    Many would characterise contracts between OEMs and vehicle logistics providers as being highly price focused and short term. But executives on both sides of the negotiating table are interested in agreeing terms that would encourage investment and deeper collaboration in the outbound supply chain. Many executives at finished vehicle ...

  • Thomas Schmall Mitglied des Markenvorstands Volkswagen fuer den Geschaeftsbereich Komponente ab 1 Januar 2015
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    Neubauer retirement at VW leads to global reshuffle

    2014-11-26T13:22:58Z

    Thomas Schmall (left) is moving from his position as president and CEO of Volkswagen do Brasil to take up a new role as Board of Management member responsible for Components. Schmall is replacing Prof. Dr Werner Neubauer who is retiring but will continue at the Group in an advisory capacity. ...

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    The unexpected rise of Hambantota port

    2014-11-25T18:29:35Z

    While it may seem an unlikely destination, the Sri Lankan port is a growing automotive hub for transhipments from Asia to global markets. The right mix of incentives, capacity and shipping links have been catching OEMs' attention. Sri Lanka, the island nation off the southeast coast of southern India doesn’t ...

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    WWL takes full control of Thai sales and customer service functions

    2014-11-24T15:21:29Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has revealed that it is bringing its sales and customer service operations in Thailand in house to “better coordinate its business in a growing market”. Those functions have been handled by Wilhelmsen Ship Service (WSS) for the past two decades. WWL said that the move should ...

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    Ford reorganises Africa and Middle East business

    2014-11-19T15:11:48Z

    Ford will combine its African and Middle East divisions into one business unit from the beginning of January next year. Ford Middle East and Africa will be managed in two sub-regions – South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East and North Africa. The carmaker said that while regional ...

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    Mercedes-Benz deepens global procurement footprint

    2014-11-19T12:01:16Z

    Mercedes-Benz Cars has announced it is expanding the international reach of its procurement organisation in an effort to safeguard its 2020 growth strategy. The move will see a closer integration of procurement and supplier quality functions, with locations in China, North America and South Africa playing a more important role ...

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    Moving into an up-and-coming neighbourhood

    2014-11-15T09:28:57Z

    While comparisons have been made between Australia and South Africa’s automotive industry, and concerns are growing, experts in the country believe the country has to take advantage of logistics and proximity to potential markets such as Nigeria. South Africa’s automotive industry could share a similar fate to Australia, where OEMs ...

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    Hunter appointed head of DHL Industrial Projects for Europe

    2014-11-10T16:24:12Z

    DHL’s air and ocean freight division, Global Forwarding, has appointed Graham Hunter as the new head of its Industrial Projects division in Europe. He moves over from his role as vice-president of Industrial Projects in the Middle East. DHL Industrial Projects delivers a broad range of services for heavyweight and ...

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    Renault opens Algerian SKD assembly plant for Symbol production

    2014-11-10T15:34:44Z

    Renault has inaugurated a new €50m ($62m) plant near Oran in Algeria, Africa’s second-largest automotive market. It is the company’s first assembly plant in the country. The facility will make the new Renault Symbol for the local market and will begin with a production capacity of 25,000 vehicles a year, ...

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    Emirates SkyCargo expands to Budapest

    2014-11-05T15:55:05Z

    Emirates’ freight division, Emirates SkyCargo, has recently launched cargo services to Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Budapest has one of the largest economies in Central and Eastern Europe, and Emirates SkyCargo is hoping to strengthen its operations in central Europe with the new service. The company has a network of ...