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    BMW: Getting connected for a new era of distribution


    BMW’s vice-president of vehicle distribution Ulrich Wieland (right) and head of global vehicle dispatch and transport Mathias Wellbrock (left) talk about how connected car technology could transform the OEM’s outbound operations over the next decade

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    DB Schenker makes top level appointments in Europe and India


    DB Schenker has detailed CEO appointments in Europe and India with Jürgen Wilder taking over as CEO of DB Schenker Rail this coming December and Oliver Bohm, recently appointed as CEO of Schenker India.Wilder joins the company from Siemens where he was most recently CEO of the company’s global unit ...

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    VDL Nedcar now making Mini Convertible


    BMW has confirmed that the VDL Nedcar plant in the Netherlands, which is already building the Mini 3-door model, has this month added production of the new Mini Convertible (Mini Hatch). It will be the only plant making that particular model.Dutch manufacturer VDL Groep bought the Nedcar plant, in Born, ...

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    Yusen Logistics opens parts warehouse in Indonesia


    Yusen Logistics has opened a 6,000 sq.m warehouse in Jakarta, Indonesia, that is providing storage and handling services mainly for automotive parts and materials. Yusen Logistics Solutions Indonesia said that its services include inventory management, distribution processing and cross docking, as well as milk run and just-in-time delivery services.Yusen did ...

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    Positive sales for JLR but slump in China has affected quarterly results


    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has reported its best ever October sales with year-to-date figures for 2015 also up on the same period in 2014. However, a dramatic drop of around 30% in China for the three months to September 30th has affected global results for the quarter.The carmaker’s sales for ...

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    Ford begins exports of Fiestas via Lázaro Cárdenas


    The Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas has handled its first ever consignment of Ford vehicles for export, which were despatched to Portland, in the US. The 68 Ford Fiesta vehicles were transported aboard NYK’s Hyperion Leader.The cars were built at the Ford plant at Cuautitlán Izcalli, in Mexico State, where ...

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    Renault: A new direction for parts supply


    Thomas Vernier, Renault’s vice-president of aftersales logistics (above), talks about the OEM’s attempts to make network cost savings while improving customer service around the world, as well as the opportunities to further integrate logistics and distribution within the Renault Nissan AllianceRenault has been setting, and achieving, ambitious sales growth, cost ...

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    South America conference: Taking control in a crisis


    The 7th Automotive Logistics South America conference, held in São Paulo, Brazil, may have brought together delegates experiencing recession, and suffering from declining volumes, but the Brazilians showed their resilience and creativity. Companies emphasised how to reshape supply chains in a crisis, and how they could move forward together stronger, ...

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    Local suppliers struggle to gain scale in Brazil's fragmented market


    Despite years of growth leading up to the current downturn, Brazil faces weaknesses in its tier supply chain following chronic underinvestment in equipment, tooling and logistics. High labour costs and stifling bureaucracy have also made imported parts more attractive than local ones in some cases despite customs issues and logistics ...

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    South America conference: Chery hibernating to come back stronger


    The sharp decline in growth in Brazil over the past several years has come at the same time as a number of manufacturers have invested or expanded operations in the country. Among those carmakers was China’s Chery. In 2010 it was riding a wave of expansion in Brazil and a ...

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    Telit secures further automotive tier one contracts


    Telit Communications, which provides products and services for Internet of Things applications, has recently secured deals with two tier one automotive suppliers for the supply of its cellular modules. The company would not disclose the suppliers but said that it expected revenue from the deal to reach $33m. The latest ...

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    Port of Koper begins processing Mercedes-Benz volumes


    Following the announcement in June this year that the Slovenian port of Koper will be handling Mercedes-Benz volumes from plants in parts of central Europe and south-eastern Europe, the port operator, Luka Koper, has confirmed that export shipments have now started to the Far East.The first shipment of 600 vehicles ...

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    BLG Logistics opens eighth multi-level car park to meet demand at Bremerhaven


    BLG Logistics has started operations on a new multi-level parking deck at its automotive terminal in Bremerhaven, Germany. The N3 facility, which has five levels, provides parking space for 6,000 vehicles over 144,000 sq.m, increasing capacity for BLG’s vehicle handling operations at the port. The company said it was one ...

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    Willi Betz equips fleet with Transics’ telematics technology


    Hot on the heels of the announcement that European finished vehicle carrier Hödlmayr has equipped its entire fleet with telematics from Wabco’s Transics International division, comes the news that German forwarder and transport provider, Willi Betz, is increasing the use of Transics’ fleet management technology to 370 of its commercial ...

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    Dürr Somac opens logistics facility in Stollberg


    Dürr Somac, which makes filling equipment for the automotive industry, has opened a warehouse and logistics centre in the German town of Stollberg following an investment of €1.5m ($1.6m). The company already has a manufacturing facility in the town and has been present in Stollberg for 10 years.“The new centre, ...

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    Hyundai upgrades Russian plant ahead of Creta assembly launch


    Korean automaker Hyundai has plans to invest $100m to expand and modernise its plant in St. Petersburg in preparation for the production launch of its Creta SUV along with the new model Solaris, both of which are due in 2016.“The investment will be spent on completion of facilities, expansion of ...

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    Faurecia: The power of four into one


    Tier one supplier Faurecia is consolidating its North American logistics network in a bid to reduce logistics costs, optimise its networks, and build better relationships with carriersFaurecia, based in Nanterre, France, is among the world’s largest tier suppliers, ranking seventh globally for 2014, according to the latest Automotive News list ...

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    North America: Staying flexible in a challenging landscape


    Against the backdrop of a recent rise in ground count and decrease in overall velocity, rail operators and equipment suppliers must innovate and invest to meet carmaker’s demands. Anthony Coia and Christopher Ludwig report.North America remains the world’s most dynamic and important market for vehicle logistics by rail. Although the ...

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    India: Chasing away the railroad blues


    Legislation and equipment design have brought Indian railways far down the track from where they were ten years ago, but infrastructure and standards still lag behind developed regionsIndia’s vehicle logistics has long been dominated by truck, with production growth over the past decade putting even more strain on the country’s ...

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    Anji-Ceva chooses JDA software to improve customer service in China


    Third party logistics provider, Anji-Ceva, is implementing a transport management system supplied by JDA Software to improve services for its automotive customers in China.Anji-Ceva provides transport and logistics services for finished vehicles, as well as inbound and aftermarket parts, to a number of carmakers and tier one suppliers in China. ...