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    Mexico conference: BMW’s global plans for San Luis Potosi


    BMW has mapped out its logistics plans so far for its upcoming plant in San Luis Potosi, in central Mexico, revealing a global supply chain, streamlined internal logistics and ambitions for a highly diverse outbound distribution. The plant is scheduled to come online in 2019 with an initial capacity for ...

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    Mexico conference: reaching the exponential phase


    Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal (pictured), Mexico’s secretary of the economy under its president Enrique Peña Nieto, gave a brief history of the country’s automotive industry while speaking at Automotive Logistics Mexico 2016. First there was the ‘construction phase’ that started in the 1960s with several automotive decrees that led to the ...

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    Mark Boucher takes over outbound logistics at Volkswagen Group of America


    Mark Boucher (left) is now general manager of vehicle logistics for the Volkswagen Group of America, based in Herndon, Virginia. Boucher leads the company’s outbound logistics team and has responsibility for the finished vehicles supply chain from factories through to dealer delivery in the US.Boucher, who has been with the ...

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    BMW begins local engine supply to JV plants in China from new facility


    BMW’s joint venture with Brilliance China Automotive Holdings – BMW Brilliance Automotive – has opened a new engine plant in Shenyang to supply its assembly plants in the nearby districts of Dadong and Tiexi.This will be the first time that engines for those plants are supplied exclusively from China. Previously ...

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    UK hits vehicle export milestone; engine production boosted by overseas demand


    The UK exported a record number of vehicles in 2015 – at more than 1.2m – equal to more than 77% of the country’s total production for the year, which stood at more than 1.5m units according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). That production ...

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    Ford will stop all operations in Japan and Indonesia by end of year


    [Updated 26th January] Ford has confirmed that it is ceasing all operations in Japan and Indonesia, including sales and imports of Ford and Lincoln vehicles to the countries, in the face of weak market share.According to a statement on Monday (25th January) from Ford Asia Pacific’s vice-president of communications, Karen ...

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    Telematics: The simple solution?


    Is it finally time for onboard telematics technology to take the crown from barcodes and RFID tags? Now more than 40-years-old, the humble barcode label underpins many, if not most, finished vehicle supply chains. Generally attached to vehicles as they leave the assembly line, or in the plant compound, the ...

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    Taking ownership of the supply chain


    The acquisition of UTi Worldwide looks set to substantially boost DSV’s already impressive growth in the automotive sectorWhen DSV’s chief executive officer, Jens Bjørn Andersen, spoke to Automotive Logistics in September 2015 at the opening of its 168,000 sq.m Krefeld-Fichtenhain logistics centre, near Düsseldorf in Germany, he said that the ...

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    Audi to restructure production network


    Audi has announced that it is restructuring its international production network to accommodate what it calls ‘mobility of the future’. The moves will have a significant impact on logistics and supply chains. From 2018, large series production of the first purely electric driven Audi SUV will begin at its ...

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    Iran back on the map as a contender in the car market


    Last week’s official lifting of many international economic sanctions against Iran could mark a major step forward for both its domestic car producers and those international brands eager to make the most of pent up demand in the Iranian market. Carmakers and global shipping lines are among those companies who ...

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    Guenter Butschek named as new CEO of Tata Motors


    Guenter Butschek, a former Daimler executive who has held a number of roles in logistics, has been appointed as chief executive officer and managing director at India’s Tata Motors.Butschek will lead all Tata Motors operations in India, and in international markets including South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and South Africa.Butschek is ...

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    Jérôme Lorrain to lead Ceva’s new Ground Transportation division


    Ceva Logistics has added a fourth business division to its operations that will focus on ground transport services and run alongside its existing air, ocean and contract logistics units. The new division will be headed by Jérôme Lorrain, who is taking up the position of chief operating officer (COO).The services ...

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    UTi shareholders approve DSV acquisition


    Shareholders at UTi Worldwide have voted overwhelmingly to agree to the merger agreement between DSV and UTi Worldwide.The transaction is still subject to regulatory approval by competition authorities in South Africa, but this is not expected to present a problem.DSV has said that the company still expects to close in ...

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    BMW’s Mathias Wellbrock to take in-plant role in Mexico; Peter Hoerndlein to take global outbound position


    Mathias Wellbrock (pictured), currently general manager for plant dispatch and vehicle distribution at the BMW Group, will take on a new role from March 1st in plant logistics for the carmaker’s upcoming new plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Wellbrock’s replacement in vehicle distribution will be Peter Hoerndlein, who currently ...

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    Markus Lange takes over Volkswagen Group’s outbound logistics; Andrea Eck leads Logistics Campus


    Volkswagen Group has a new head of global vehicle logistics, as Markus Lange has taken over the role from Andrea Eck (pictured), who is now responsible for the Logistics Campus at the Volkswagen Academy, a training and innovation centre.Markus Lange is now the head of outbound for Volkswagen Konzernlogistik (group ...

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    GM adds second China import to the US


    Following the announcement that it will be importing the Buick Envision from China to the US this year, GM now also plans to import the plug-in hybrid version of its Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan. The plug-in CT6 model, which will launch in the US in the last quarter of this ...

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    Myanmar concede a Kerry Logistics la gestión de sus puertos internos


    Kerry Logistics ha anunciado que su filial, KLN (Singapur) ha obtenido la concesión para operar los puertos internos en Yangon y Mándala, se trata de los principales puertos comerciales de Myanmar, en el sudeste asiático. Anteriormente el propio gobierno gestionaba los puertos. Según Kerry Logistics, el gobierno de Myanmar estaría ...

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    Honda moving CR-V production from Mexico to US


    Honda has announced that it plans to move production of the CR-V from Guadalajara in Mexico, to the company’s Indiana plant in the US. Production of the new HR-V, meanwhile, which is already built at the carmaker's plant in Celaya, Mexico, will also be added to Guadalajara. Both moves are ...

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    Suzuki looking to export cars from India to Russia


    Suzuki is currently considering exporting cars from its Indian division, Maruti Suzuki, to Russia.“Our promising Russian model lineup includes cars that are currently assembled in India. Therefore, we are working on this issue in terms of logistics, delivery time and price,” said Irina Zelentsova, sales and marketing director, Suzuki Motor ...

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    China’s CMG to merge with Sinotrans CSC


    China’s government has approved the multi-billion dollar merger of its state-owned shipping and logistics giant CMG with rival Sinotrans & CSC Holdings, also a state-owned firm.According to Reuters the merger places brings together CMG’s assets worth an estimated 624 billion yuan ($96 billion) with those owned by Sinotrans & CSC ...