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    Local logistics and engineering partnership at Nissan Europe

    2014-02-05T13:31:14Z

    Nissan Europe has benefited from closer collaboration between engineers, suppliers and logistics during vehicle development, especially for its Sunderland plant The UK automotive industry has been the darling of Britain’s nascent economic recovery, praised equally by politicians, economists and union leaders. Vehicle sales have bucked the euro-zone crisis; production has ...

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    Better logistics help propel Nissan Sunderland

    2014-01-23T19:17:25Z

    Logistics costs in automotive are now often more expensive than manufacturing vehicles within a plant, according to Nissan Europe’s purchasing and manufacturing boss. As a result, the company’s efforts in recent years to reduce those costs have been important to the success of the carmaker’s plant in Sunderland, in the ...

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    Global ro-ro report: Moving with the trade winds

    2013-12-17T12:41:21Z

    The ro-ro industry has mostly balanced capacity to market demand, but there are regional variations, while changing trades and larger vessels will cause waves at sea. Additional reporting by Christopher Ludwig The global ro-ro shipping industry is one of the most complex – not to mention capital intensive – parts ...

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    Nissan turns over a new Leaf in UK

    2013-04-03T00:00:00Z

    Nissan launched production of its second generation Leaf electric vehicle at the Sunderland plant in the UK last Thursday, the first time the vehicle has been produced outside of Japan. The company revealed its global and regional sourcing strategy for the plant, including import of key electronic components from ...

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    Global round up

    2012-08-01T00:00:00Z

    DHL opens parts centre in Brazil DHL Global Forwarding has opened an automotive parts handling centre in São Paulo, Brazil that will process around 2,000 shipments per month for carmakers, commercial vehicle makers and their tier suppliers in the local market. According to the company, the Automotive Competence Center ...

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    Global round up

    2012-07-04T00:00:00Z

    Carmakers take action to avoid stockpiles in India Tata Motors and General Motors have suspended vehicle production at their factories in India to avoid a growing problem with vehicle stockpiling because of declining demand in the country. GM India said it was "aligning production on a ...

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    Toyota to shift Japan-made US Yaris exports to Europe

    2012-06-27T00:00:00Z

    Starting next May Toyota will build its Yaris models destined for the US, Canada and Puerto Rico in France rather than Japan. The Yaris model is already built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) near Valenciennes but models exported to North America are currently made at the ...

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    Global round up

    2012-03-21T00:00:00Z

    Groupe CAT wins Ssangyong contract in UKTransport and logistics provider Groupe CAT is providing Ssangyong with technical services for vehicle imports to the UK through the port of Bristol at Portbury following a contract signed in February. Onward distribution to the dealerships in the UK will be handled by CAT's ...

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    Global round up

    2011-07-13T00:00:00Z

    Ontime boosts fleet with £4m investment Ontime Automotive is making a £4m ($6.3m) investment in its Specialist Transport Division’s fleet of enclosed transporters over the next 12 months with the addition of 21 new enclosed vehicles. The UK-based finished vehicle transporter is working with manufacturing supplier Rolfo ...

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    DHL to distribute Renault's lithium-ion batteries

    2011-07-06T00:00:00Z

    DHL has signed an exclusive, three-year contract with Renault to handle the distribution of replacement lithium-ion batteries in Europe. The service, which begins September 1 st to coincide with the rollout of Renault’s electric vehicle range, will see DHL carry out logistics, including the storage and transport of batteries ...

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    Nissan turns over Leaf in US

    2011-04-27T00:00:00Z

    Nissan has made a delivery of Leaf electric vehicles to the US through the port of Long Beach in California, which are due to reach customers by June this year. The company has only delivered 500 of the vehicles since introducing them to the US market in December last year ...

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    Global news in brief

    2010-12-15T00:00:00Z

    Ford extends aftersales contract with Norbert Dentressangle Ford has signed a multi-million, two-year contract extension with Norbert Dentressangle Transport Services for the distribution of aftersales parts to the carmaker’s 300 UK dealers. The operation involves Norbert Dentressangle collecting orders from Ford’s Daventry facility for onward delivery directly to the ...

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    UK subsidy for EVs and plug-ins to benefit supply chain

    2010-07-28T00:00:00Z

    The announcement today by the UK government that it will offer initial incentives of up to £5,000 ($7,800) for consumers buying ultra-low carbon vehicles for around 15 months beginning in 2011 could work to bring forward the introduction and production of such vehicles and their components in the UK and ...

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    How to cope without a crystal ball

    2010-07-01T10:18:09Z

    General Motor’s head of logistics Susanna Webber talks to Christopher Ludwig about improving supplier relations and how a total enterprise cost approach could help the company understand how to react to future risk and changes in the global supply chainLooking back and learning from the painThe recession's silver liningBuilding a ...

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    Alliance and Daimler combine forces

    2010-04-07T00:00:00Z

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler have announced today that they are embarking on a wide-ranging strategic cooperation that will include considerable sharing and development in areas ranging from powertrain, component, light commercial vehicles and purchasing. While specific details around logistics and supply chain management have yet to emerge, there appears ...

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    Toyota and Nissan localise electric cars in Europe

    2009-07-22T00:00:00Z

    Pictured, left to right: Katsunore Kojima, MD Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK, Tadashi Arashima, President Toyota Motor Europe, Lord Peter Mandelson, UK Business Secretary Announcements last week that Toyota will begin its first hybrid production in Europe at its Burnaston factory in the UK, along with Nissan’s revelation that ...