All BMW articles – Page 7

  • Fullers_Slough
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    BMW recognises Fullers for aftermarket services

    2017-05-03T15:57:50Z

    BMW has awarded warehousing and distribution provider Fullers Logistics with a Gold Award for the third consecutive year for services provided at its Dealer Metro Distribution Centre (DMDC) in Slough in the UK. Fullers Logistics operates the service parts centre on behalf of BMW and manages the dispatch up to ...

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    BMW to develop new $31m distribution centre in South Africa

    2017-03-29T20:31:45Z

    German carmaker, BMW has announced a R400m ($31m) investment in a South Africa regional distribution centre, about 55km from its Rosslyn plant near Pretoria. Local company, Attacq will be developing the 32,000sq.m distribution centre at the Waterfall mixed-use development in Midrand. Distribution is expected to start by mid-2018, for an ...

  • Vehicles
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    ABP investing £50m in Southampton port vehicle terminal

    2016-09-18T14:33:31Z

    Associated British Ports (ABP) is investing £50m ($66m) in its vehicle handling facilities at the port of Southampton. The investment will be applied in two phases beginning with a two new multi-story vehicle handling facilities that together will be able to store 7,600 vehicles on route to export markets. The ...

  • Magna Graz Austria complex
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    Magna to make BMW 5 Series under contract in Graz

    2016-09-16T15:59:52Z

    BMW has engaged Magna Steyr to make its new 5 Series sedan at the Austrian automotive supplier’s contract vehicle assembly plant in Graz (pictured). Production will begin in 2017 ready for the car’s market launch in the middle of next year and the contract will run for its full lifecycle. ...

  • Wackersdorf logistics centre
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    BMW: Flexing up for the fourth revolution

    2016-07-25T16:49:32Z

    BMW’s partnership with Fraunhofer has produced innovations in materials handling to support its global parts exports, but these are only a first step towards wider digitalisation and automation in logistics There’s nothing wrong with asking for a little help every now and then, especially when it comes to developing and ...

  • BMW_SanLuisPotosi
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    BMW to build 3 Series in Mexico and X3 in South Africa

    2016-06-22T13:26:59Z

    BMW has said it will produce the 3 Series at the new plant it is building in Mexico, in San Luis Potosi. At the same time, it will be phasing the 3 Series out of production at its plant in Rosslyn, South Africa, and instead building the X3 SUV model ...

  • Fullers_Slough
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    BMW extends contract with Fullers for dealer centre services

    2016-06-15T14:22:31Z

    BMW has extended its service parts warehousing contract with Fullers Logistics in the UK for a further five years. It builds on a contract first signed in 2014. Fullers is an integrated warehousing and distribution services provider operating in the UK and wider Europe. It is managing BMW’s Dealer Metro ...

  • shenyangGroundBreaking
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    DB Schenker breaks ground on Shenyang joint venture

    2016-05-25T16:05:17Z

    Following the announcement that it was setting up a joint venture with China’s Jinbei Automotive at the end of 2014 , DB Schenker has joined the company to break ground on the site of a warehouse facility in the Tiexi district of Shenyang, which will serve the automotive industry. Schenker ...

  • BMW_self-driving-robot-i
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    BMW and Schneider Electric make it to Gartner Supply Chain Top 25

    2016-05-24T16:50:23Z

    Research and advisory firm Gartner has published its annual list of the top 25 supply chain companies. The only carmaker to appear in the list is BMW, which makes its first appearance in the ranking at number 22. Toyota, which was at 24 last year, has dropped out of the ...

  • BMW automobiles at Pier 10 at the Port of Galveston
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    BMW opens VDC at port of Galveston

    2016-04-22T15:54:41Z

    BMW has opened a vehicle distribution centre (VDC) at the US port of Galveston, Texas, following a $12m investment. The centre, which has 4,000 sq.m of processing space on an 8 hectare site, will import and process 32,500 vehicles annually for onward distribution to 45 BMW and Mini dealers across ...

  • bmw-motorrad_1200GS
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    BMW’s Thailand division to increase exports to China

    2016-04-13T11:36:51Z

    BMW Group Thailand is planning to increase car exports over the next two years to 10,000 vehicles a year. The majority of that volume will be exported from the firm’s Rayong facility to China, but some units will also go to Malaysia. Last year, BMW announced a 1.1 billion baht ...

  • BMW_Korea_PDC
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    BMW starts work on second parts RDC in South Korea

    2016-04-13T11:12:44Z

    [Updated 14th April] BMW is investing 130 billion won ($110m) in a second regional distribution centre (RDC) in South Korea to better stabilise the supply of aftermarket parts to BMW, Mini and Motorrad service centres across the country. The facility is expected to create 600 jobs. The new facility ...

  • UTI Silk road
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    China-Europe rail: The road less travelled

    2016-04-12T16:48:52Z

    The old Silk Road that connected China to Europe rose to significant prominence during the seventh and eighth centuries, when not only was silk moved from China but also spices, paper and noodles across Eurasia. The route has been disrupted and dismantled many times during the last millennium or more, ...

  • BMW bike production line
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    Two wheels good?

    2016-04-08T14:09:45Z

    From sales drops to shifting uses in different markets, the outbound demands for two-wheelers are changing Vehicle logistics in Europe is, of course, not limited to passenger cars, SUVs, vans and trucks, even if collectively, these products account for a huge majority of the products that specialised car carriers, shipping ...

  • BMW autonomous trolley
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    BMW tests autonomous vehicles in factories to move parts

    2016-03-23T16:50:19Z

    BMW Group is testing a number of autonomous vehicles on its factory floors as part of an automation drive that is expected to help cut costs by 5% per vehicle annually. The project began this month at BMW’s logistics centre in Wackersdorf, Germany, where the suitcase-sized trolleys are being used ...

  • WWL_Elektra_Charleston
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    BMW hits 2m export milestone at port of Charleston

    2016-03-22T14:23:08Z

    BMW exported its two millionth vehicle through the US port of Charleston last week. The BMW X5 was loaded at the port’s Columbus Street Terminal for export to Germany on board the WWL-operated vessel, Elektra. The carmaker has been exporting vehicles from the port in cooperation with South Carolina Ports ...

  • Karl Friedrich-Koch BMW
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    Video interview: Karl-Friedrich Koch, vice-president, production control, logistics for BMW

    2016-02-09T16:55:39Z

    At this year’s Automotive Logistics Mexico conference in Mexico City, Karl-Friedrich Koch, vice-president of production control and logistics for BMW’s planned plant in San Luis Potosi, talks to Christopher Ludwig, editor of the Automotive Logistics Group, about planning logistics and production at the OEM's new Mexico plant, opening in 2019. ...