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    A race against time for the UK car sector

    2018-10-17T12:26:24Z

    It is still very uncertain what the UK’s exit from the European Union is going to look like at the end of March 2019 but it is going to have a big impact on the automotive industry whatever it looks like. At this year’s Automotive Logistics UK summit, major carmakers ...

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    Lobby group clashes with VW over ‘car mountain’

    2018-05-04T09:27:21Z

    A national consumer group in the US has urged Donald Trump not to allow Volkswagen (VW) to “dump its mountainous inventory” of bought-back vehicles on to local market, three years on from a diesel emissions’ testing scandal . “Flooding our streets with heavily discounted or below-cost vehicles could lead to ...

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    Syncron forum discusses predictive analytics' role in aftersales

    2017-10-16T17:52:19Z

    Revenues from original automotive product sales have been shrinking for some time as customers keep assets longer but companies are embracing the latest technology to maintain a good aftersales service for the long-term financial viability of their businesses. Attendees at last week’s Aftersales Excellence Forum in London, UK, hosted by ...

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    KBRW providing aftermarket OMS support for PSA Group across Europe

    2017-10-11T16:15:17Z

    French carmaker PSA Group has chosen an order management system (OMS) provided by supply chain management expert KBRW to support aftermarket deliveries of out-of-stock parts to its Distrigo distribution hubs in Europe. Distrigo is PSA’s service parts brand, which was launched in Europe last year and the carmaker expects to ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel running PDC for Federal-Mogul in Hungary

    2017-10-11T15:25:38Z

    Kuehne + Nagel has signed a contract to run a newly built automotive service parts distribution facility near Budapest, Hungary for Federal-Mogul’s aftermarket division, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. The parts distribution facility (PDC), which is located in Páty, will supply service outlets in southern, eastern and central Europe in conjunction with Federal-Mogul’s ...

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    P3 to build facility in Italy for Lamborghini and Ducati parts

    2017-10-11T12:52:11Z

    Logistics property developer, P3 Logistic Parks, has won a tender to build a 30,000 sq.m warehouse near Bologna in Italy for Lamborghini and Ducati. The logistics facility will be the central European storage and distribution hub for the sports car and motorcycle companies’ respective genuine parts. The facility is P3’s ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to invest $1bn in the US for EV production and logistics

    2017-09-27T10:22:09Z

    Mercedes-Benz has announced that most of the $1 billion it plans to invest in the US to expand its industrial footprint is slated for the future production of electric vehicles, alongside an expansion of its logistics activities in the country. The company plans to produce SUV models under its electric ...

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    VW expanding parts centre in Bangalore

    2017-09-20T02:25:43Z

    Volkswagen has expanded its regional parts distribution centre (PDC) in Bangalore, India with an investment of 12 crores ($1.8m). The recent work has enlarged the facility to 7,900 sq.m. The PDC, which opened in 2015 with an investment of $4.7m, now serves more than 100 VW Group dealerships across the ...

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    Building trust with blockchain

    2017-09-19T19:16:44Z

    Car clocking is a trend that is on the rise, with HPI Check reporting that in 2016, one in 16 cars were affected, an increase of 20% from 2014. While EU legislation slated for 2018 will make the practice illegal in that jurisdiction, laws are unlikely to solve the problem. ...

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    JLR chooses Kuehne + Nagel to support aftermarket strategy in Europe

    2017-06-14T17:11:03Z

    [Updated June 16th] Jaguar Land Rover has contracted logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel to manage three service parts warehouses in France, Spain and Italy serving the European region. Kuehne + Nagel will also be providing transport management from a control tower in the UK and managing customer contact centres ...

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    Europe conference: Using logistics to compete across a digitalised aftermarket

    2017-06-13T10:00:28Z

    Consolidation among parts retailers and changing consumer habits are transforming Europe’s aftermarket, with logistics services both at risk and able to provide a competitive edge, writes Marcus Williams The European automotive aftermarket and service parts business is in the midst of tremendous change, prompted by consolidation among major suppliers and ...

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    Uni-Select acquires The Parts Alliance to break into UK aftermarket

    2017-06-07T10:51:41Z

    North American aftermarket parts distributor, Uni-Select, is making a foray into the UK market by purchasing The Parts Alliance from private equity group HgCapital in a transaction valued at £205m ($263m). According to Uni-Select, the Solihull-headquartered company is the number two distributor in the UK with about 7% of the ...

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    Icahn Automotive Group to buy Precision Auto Care

    2017-06-07T09:43:21Z

    Icahn Automotive Group has offered $37m to buy US-based aftermarket service company, Precision Auto Care. Icahn Automotive Group, controlled by billionaire investor Carl Icahn's investment company, will add more than 250 corporate-owned and franchised full service shops in the US via the acquisition. “Coupled with our existing footprint of more ...

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    Nissan to combine warehousing in Australia with partner Mitsubishi

    2017-06-06T17:25:16Z

    Nissan has announced it will establish a joint parts warehousing and logistics operation in Australia with fellow Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi, making it one of the first projects under their recently formed strategic alliance. In completing a $2.3 billion investment in a 34% stake last October, Nissan made Mitsubishi the third ...

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    Russia reveals plan to deal with counterfeit parts

    2017-05-19T16:36:57Z

    Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development has revealed it plans to force components makers to microchip their products to help crack down on the counterfeit parts trade in the country. Speaking at a recent meeting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, ministry spokesman Pavel Fink said that around half ...

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    Watch The Supply Chain Conference Live

    2017-05-08T11:48:35Z

    The Supply Chain conference takes place in Atlanta, Georgia this week. Two days of sessions begin on Tuesday May 9 th and will be streamed Live online. Log in or register free of charge to watch OEMs, service providers and other industry experts discuss the best ways ...

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    Mercedes-Benz Trucks expands contract with Ceva in Brazil

    2017-02-14T11:57:17Z

    Mercedes-Benz has extended its contract with Ceva Logistics in Brazil covering inbound and aftermarket services for its Juiz de Fora assembly facility in Minais Gerais. The deal means a three-year extension to its existing contract with Ceva, which covers materials handling, line feeding and external warehousing. However, the latest deal ...

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    Ford officially enters spare parts market with Omnicraft brand

    2017-01-25T16:16:27Z

    Carmaker Ford has launched its own brand of replacement parts for all makes of vehicles, including those not made by the company, as it officially enters the lucrative $500 billion a year aftermarket segment. It already offers its Motorcraft line of replacement parts specifically for its own vehicles. In March ...

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    ZF establishes world’s second largest supplier of aftermarket parts

    2017-01-25T10:56:38Z

    Germany’s ZF has established a dedicated new aftermarket division – ZF Aftermarket – which it says is the second largest supplier of premium aftermarket parts in the world. ZF Aftermarket will supply global customers with five product brands and associated services. The move stems from ZF’s takeover of rival parts ...

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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 ...