All Asia Pacific articles – Page 13

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    Global round up: JAC to boost exports; Supply chain mapping tool; Renault renews with TNT; GM Supplier Awards

    2013-03-20T00:00:00Z

    JAC plans to boost global exportsChinese carmaker Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) said it intends to sell more than 1.6m cars by the end of the 2015 with exports accounting for 25% of the volume. The company’s largest market share is in South America and last year it reported exports there ...

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    Executives on the move: Conway Jeffress, Greg Henninger, Hiroto Saikawa, Anthony Laydon, Anthony Laydon, Connie Tang,

    2013-03-20T00:00:00Z

    Conway Jeffress has settled into his new role as global director of automotive at freight forwarding and logistics provider, Jas Forwarding Worldwide . Jeffress was previously vice-president of automotive at Panalpina but said that because of its restructuring of industry verticals and executive responsibilities, the time was right ...

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    Executives on the move: Karl May, Roland Gentsch, Craig Jasienski, Glenn Edvardsen, Reinhard Lange,

    2013-03-06T00:00:00Z

    As part of wider organisational changes at BMW , it has been confirmed that Dr Karl May , formerly head of logistics, design and supply networks, has taken up a new position in outbound logistics at the carmaker as head of Vehicle Distribution and VDCs (vehicle distribution centres). ...

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    Robert Strain, Eddie Wright, Frederick Beelaerts van Blokland, Petra Küster, Andreas Renschler

    2013-01-23T00:00:00Z

    Robert Strain has moved from his role as head of daily operations at General Motor’s Global Logistics and Containers division to become vice president of the Automotive Sector in Asia Pacific for Ceva Logistics . He fills the role left by Dave Dudek who moved to a new ...

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    Global round up

    2013-01-09T00:00:00Z

    AGCO chooses K+N for PDC Logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel has signed a contract with agricultural machinery maker AGCO to manage its new aftermarket parts distribution centre (PDC) in Johannesburg, South Africa. The centre, which started operations in December, supplies parts within South Africa as well as to ...

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    Executives on the move

    2013-01-09T00:00:00Z

    GM ’s logistics director in South America Fred Roldan has taken on additional supply chain responsibilities in a new role as South America supply chain and logistics director. The move follows the departure of Wlamir Giardini who was South America supply chain director but has decided ...

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    GM merges Africa operations

    2013-01-09T00:00:00Z

    General Motors has announced this week that it is combining its operations in Africa into a new business unit with immediate effect. GM Africa will now incorporate Sub-Saharan operations, including manufacturing in South Africa, with North Africa, including its production facilities in Egypt and Kenya. “Bringing our operations in ...

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    Paint repair: A work of body art

    2013-01-01T16:01:31Z

    Artisanal techniques for paintless dent repair are becoming more popular, with some experts suggesting they might replace more traditional bodywork repair, even in assembly plants. Paintless dent repair (PDR) – also known as smart or hail repair – is the name given to the processes that a number of specialist ...

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    Daimler expansion pushes distribution changes

    2013-01-01T15:06:27Z

    With a global onslaught of new models planned over the next three years, Daimler’s logistics team is anticipating an increase in transport demand for its main manufacturing bases in Europe and beyond. In November, Daimler once again gathered its vehicle logistics providers for its annual European Carrier Day, held at ...

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    Christine Krathwohl and the global power player that is GM

    2013-01-01T15:05:07Z

    GM’s intercontinental material shipments have risen dramatically, changing the dynamic of logistics management and purchasing at the carmaker. Christine Krathwohl, executive director of global logistics and supplier diversity, tells how she is looking for global logistics engineering from providers and increased visibility to keep costs and flows under control.General Motors’ ...

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    Work together through the uncertainty

    2012-12-12T00:00:00Z

    Last week’s Automotive Logistics India conference in Pune revealed that carmakers were willing to work together to make the best of a situation where market volatility, inching regulatory change and huge gaps in infrastructure continued to make things difficult for the automotive industry there to compete globally. Prem Verma, ...

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    Executives on the move

    2012-12-05T00:00:00Z

    Following last week’s news that Dr Detlef Trefzger has resigned as DB Schenker’s member of the Board for Contract Logistics/SCM , it has been announced that he will take up a new role on the management board for Kuehne + Nagel with global responsibility for the Contract Logistics ...

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    Global round up

    2012-11-28T00:00:00Z

    Auto Marine Transport to build PCTCs with Samjin Ro-ro and breakbulk operator Siem Car Carriers has helped establish a new ship tonnage provider Auto Marine Transport to build energy efficient pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) to meet demand over the next decade. The new company has now signed an ...

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    PT GAD will import Land Rover to Indonesia

    2012-11-28T00:00:00Z

    The Indonesian importer for Jaguar cars, PT Grandauto Dinamika (PT GAD), will also begin importing and distributing Land Rover vehicles to the country from the beginning of next year. PT GAD, a joint venture between Wearnes Automotive group and Hadi Widjaja Tanaga, president of Premium Automobiles, has been ...

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    Global round up

    2012-11-21T00:00:00Z

    Toyota to double capacity in Indonesia Toyota has announced it is planning to spend $1.35 billion over the next five years to boost production in Indonesia and will more than double capacity by 2014 with the introduction of a second plant in Karawang next year. It is also ...

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    Executives on the move

    2012-11-07T00:00:00Z

    As part of some widespread leadership changes at Ford , Joe Hinrichs is moving from his position as group vice president and president of the Asia Pacific Africa to take up a new role at the beginning of December this year as executive vice president and president of ...

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    Global round up

    2012-10-24T00:00:00Z

    Ford to close Genk plant in restructure of Euro operationsFord is has said it will close its Genk plant in Belgium at the end of 2014 and move Mondeo, S-Max and Galaxy minivan production to its Valencia plant in Spain pending the outcome of a consultation ...

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    Global round up

    2012-10-17T00:00:00Z

    Redesigned Nano could reach US shores in three years A redesigned version of Tata's low-cost Nano minicar will come to the United States in three years, according to Ratan Tata, chairmen of India's Tata Group. "The US is a very enticing market," Tata said in an ...

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    WWL buys controlling stake in ALS

    2012-10-17T00:00:00Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has bought a 60% stake in Abnormal Load Services Holding (ALS), a UK-based high-and-heavy-equipment logistics provider that specialises in ‘out of gauge’ transport and supply chain services. ALS will now become an integrated part of WWL, enhancing the Norwegian logistics provider’s services for existing ...

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    Global round up

    2012-10-10T00:00:00Z

    Yusen opens Russian Far East branch Yusen Logistics’ Russian division has opened a branch in the Russian port city of Nakhodka in response to “the growing demand for logistics services in the Far East”. Situated on the Trudny Peninsula, 85km east of Vladivostok, and near the Vostochny intermodal container ...