All Asia Pacific articles – Page 12

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    Penske Automotive buys Australian commercial vehicle distributor


    US-based vehicle retailer, Penske Automotive, has signed a contract to buy Western Star Trucks Australia (WSTA), the commercial vehicles division of Australia’s Transpacific Industries, for $200m. The company primarily distributes heavy and medium-sized trucks, as well as spare and aftermarket parts, for Western Star Truck, MAN and Dennis Eagle ...

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    Blank takes up role at Agility in Europe


    Thomas Blank has taken up a new role at integrated logistics provider Agility as managing director of Area Central Europe. He replaces Thomas Peikert who has left the company after 23 years. Blank moves from his previous role as vice-president and managing director of Geodis Global Solutions for the Asia ...

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    Toyota's total supply chain vision


    Toyota’s North American Logistics Control division is taking a more centralised approach to managing its inbound logistics network in an effort to influence the carmaker’s purchasing decisionsThe Toyota Production System (TPS) demands similar processes for logistics wherever they may take place in the world. The emphasis on heijunka – the ...

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    Ford packs for home


    Ford Motor Company is looking to increase the percentage of returnable packaging and special racks that it owns by up to 50%, as the carmaker seeks to gain more control over its assets in a number of important markets around the globe Vehicle manufacturers rightly consider packaging to be a ...

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    Integrating men and machines for Chinese warehousing


    Cost, safety, efficiency and control must be considered for warehouse management and materials handing equipment as Chinese manufacturers work to balance manpower and automation in the supply chain As carmakers open new plants across China, and costs for labour and materials rise, the balance between automation and manual labour continues ...

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    North American vehicle ports - riding the waves


    Import and export growth trends; North American ports survey; Mapping out old and new shipping routes; Growth in the south and Mexico; Infrastructure developments; Future risks and rewards. Significant growth for both vehicle imports and exports continues throughout North American ports. T he numbers and trends are in ...

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    India ports – shaping up to ship out


    India must add services and new port infrastructure to keep up with growing exports Keeping up with exports OEM port preferences NYK: how to improve Indian ports Chennai holds strong Making the perfect port Although the Indian market has seen domestic sales decline this year, growth has remained stronger for ...

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    Global round up: Bochum PDC to stay open; Greenbrier railcar; Daimler uses PINC, Malaysia cuts duties, Ford Awards


    Opel Bochum PDC will remain open beyond plant closure GM’s Opel division has confirmed its spare parts distribution facility next to the Bochum assembly plant in Germany will remain open after the plant closes next year to fulfill contract obligations with Neovia Logistics Services. Neovia, previously Caterpillar Logistics Services, ...

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    Ford to close plants in Australia


    Ford will cease vehicle production in Australia in October 2016 citing high manufacturing costs and market fragmentation amongst the reasons for the withdrawal. It will bring to an end a period of almost 90 years of carmaking in the country but the company has lost approximately A$600m ($574m) over ...

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    Global round up: Rates dispute halts Renault Nissan; GM invests in Lansing; Metcash buys in Australia; Barcelona grows; Honda builds at logistics facility; Nissan van for GM


    Rates dispute halts Renault-Nissan deliveries in India All outbound movements of Renault Nissan Alliance vehicles from the Orangadam plant near Chennai in India are reported to have been suspended this week because of a dispute over freight handling rates. The automotive joint venture is reported to be demanding a ...

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    Jaguar starts deliveries of F-Type


    Jaguar has started shipping its F-Type sports car from the Castle Bromwich plant in the UK. The carmaker said that 75% of the vehicles will be exported and a percentage of these will be taken by rail twice weekly from its railhead on the Castle Bromwich site to ...

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    WWL bids for Melbourne auto terminal development


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has submitted a bid to redevelop the Webb Dock West automotive terminal at the port of Melbourne. If the bid is successful it will be the 12th automotive terminal that WWL operates around the world. The Port of Melbourne Corporation will be releasing the request ...

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    Krathwohl leaves GM amid reshuffle


    Christine Krathwohl has left her role as the executive director for global logistics and supplier diversity at General Motors as the company made changes to its senior executive staff. Edgard Pezzo, who was previously GM South America’s vice-president of global purchasing and supply chain, has already taken over as ...

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    Chinese logistics needs to enter a new phase


    With logistics costs in China now at an historic high, and posing a major challenge to the country’s expanding automotive industry, the government and private industry are now stressing the country’s need to shift to a more ‘sustainable growth’, it was revealed this week at the Automotive Logistics China ...

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    Prepared for take-off as airfreight carriers predict growth


    In this story... The uses of air freight C hina on the rise Scheduled growth Overcapacity With substantial overcapacity in scheduled services, air freight carriers are primed to take advantage of a return to growth in the automotive industry. When it comes to analysis of transport modes used in automotive ...

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    Nexteer steering a straight course


    An insight into steering supplier Nexteer’s drive for control and visibility over a supply chain is becoming more global and complex. For a medium-sized tier supplier, Nexteer Automotive has an impressive global footprint and pedigree. The company is headquartered in Saginaw, Michigan, but owned by a Chinese consortium of state-owned ...

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    Stacking the odds in favour of service parts in India


    A report on how best-in-class warehouse design and management, and a focus on efficient parts delivery, is making an impact on the Indian parts market despite labour, infrastructure and visibility difficulties Room for growth; Aftermarket goals; Labour, infrastructure and visibility; Warehouse evolution Transport networks Pankaj Chandak is elated. The ...

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    Developing with China's export demand


    China’s increasing export volume, particularly to low-cost markets, has resulted in a challenging, fragmented logistics sector. Anthony Coia reports. China's export destination ; Geely's expanding needs and Great Wall's ambition; Ro-ro shipping services ; Terminals and 3PLs ; Cars and containers . ​ ​ The links jump to sections of ...

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    Global round up: Civics export to Australia; Hail damage in Mississippi; JLR opens in Singapore; Bosch expands service parts in China; Ceva starts Euro-China rail link


    Honda starts Civic exports to Australia Honda has started shipments of the Civic diesel to Australia from its UK plant in Swindon, part of a wider Civic export programme to the country from the plant. The diesel version will go on sale in the country in April. The company ...

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    Ateco targets China imports to Australia


    The Ateco Group, Australia and New Zealand's largest locally based independent car importer, has said it plans to build a new core business around Chinese imports as well as beginning business with North American brands for the first time. The company is also intending to develop existing links ...