All Central America articles – Page 8

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    Kia to build Mexico plant and tackle global supply shortage


    Kia has become the latest carmaker to set up production in Mexico with the announcement it will start work this month on a $1 billion facility in Monterrey in the northeast of the country. The carmaker stated that it expects the plant to play a major role in alleviating current ...

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    Ukraine’s Kraz to launch SKD assembly of vehicles in Bolivia


    Ukrainian vehicle maker Kraz is planning to launch production in Bolivia from semi-knocked down (SKD) imports according to representatives at the company. The plant will assemble trucks, passenger vehicles and vehicles for the military. The project is currently in the final stage of negotiations according to Kraz.During bilateral talks between ...

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    Hyundai to start assembling LCVs in South Africa


    South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai is investing R110m ($146m) in a new factory in Gauteng, South Africa to assemble light commercial vehicles; the branch will be fully operational after its launch at the beginning of September next year.The facility will build 500 to 600 delivery vans each month, initially from ...

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    Getting the North American network in ship shape


    The inaugural Import Export North America conference, a joint AIAG and Finished Vehicle Logistics event, saw executives and lawmakers debate how best to prepare the region to meet the logistics challenges of changing import and export flows and rising production. Executives gathered at the port of Baltimore, Maryland The recovery ...

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    Nissan inaugurates VDC at Aguascalientes A2 plant


    Nissan has officially opened a vehicle distribution centre (VDC) at second plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico following an investment of $31m. The carmaker said the facility would accelerate the export of the Sentra vehicles made at the plant and push the daily number sent to the US to 720. Currently 100% ...

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    Altair Melo moves from BMW to Chery in Brazil


    [This story was updated on 15 August] Altair Melo has taken up a new role as aftersales and logistics manager at Chinese carmaker Chery Motors, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has moved over from being parts manager with BMW do Brasil, a role he held for more than eight ...

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    JAC signs major order to supply Venezuela with trucks


    Chinese vehicle maker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) has signed a $274m contract with Venezuela’s Ministry of Transport and national foreign trade company Corpovex S.A. for the supply of more than 10,000 heavy trucks and tractors.More than 5,000 of the trucks will be delivered over the course of the next year, ...

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    Alabama port to develop finished vehicle terminal


    The director of the Alabama State Port Authority, Jimmy Lyons, has revealed plans for the development of a $54m finished vehicle terminal at the port of Mobile. The authority has secured the property already and is in talks with carmakers and vehicle processors. The initial project will see the development ...

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    Honda to use India as export hub


    Honda has said it will make India a manufacturing base for the supply of manual transmissions to emerging markets across Asia and South America. It also plans to export its new Mobilio MPV, which is being made at the Greater Noida plant in Utter Pradesh, to South Africa.The carmaker said ...

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    BMW’s Mexico plant will use advanced logistics and localisation


    BMW has joined the race for a production footprint in Mexico with the announcement that it is building a plant near the city of San Luis Potosi. The company said that a large number of free trade agreements, a solid network of suppliers and a well-developed infrastructure, with access to ...

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    Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz will build together in Mexico


    The rush to Mexico continues apace, with the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler the latest to announce plans for a joint-venture factory in the country. The carmakers, which have had a global alliance since 2010, will divide investment of €1 billion ($1.36 billion) for a new assembly plant in Aguascalientes, in ...

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    Schöner takes up director role at Geodis Wilson in Brazil


    Karin Schöner has taken up a new role as director of strategic development at Geodis Wilson in Brazil. She has moved from her role at Panalpina in the country where she was senior vice president and district manager central. She will remain based in São Paulo. Schöner will be directly ...

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    BMW do Brasil appoints Filho to logistics manager in São Paulo


    BMW has replaced its aftersales parts and logistics manager in São Paulo, Brazil. Marcio Fonseca Filho, formerly parts and logistics manager for the carmaker, has taken over from João Guerin, who left the company in May.Filho will report to Antonio Gomes de Sá, logistics director, who is responsible for all ...

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    Ceva appoints Bissell to Contract Logistics role


    Ceva Logistics has appointed Brett Bissell as chief operating officer (COO), Contract Logistics.Bissell joined Ceva in 2011 as executive vice president, Latin America. He is a senior executive with more than 20 years of extensive international experience and previously served in executive positions with supply chain services provider Flextronics International, ...

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    Fiat Chrysler's automotive melting pot


    *This article is part of a special focus on Mexico. For other features related to finished vehicle logistics in Mexico click here. For features on the automotive supply chain in Mexico click here.Mercedes Figueroa (below) has taken over Fiat Chrysler’s logistics at a time of supply chain and sales integration. ...

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    The home frontier


    *This article is part of a special focus on Mexico. For other features related to finished vehicle logistics in Mexico click here. For features on the automotive supply chain in Mexico click here.Mexico’s domestic market has been stagnant and yet it is complex, including a high number of used sales ...

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    Special outbound report: For the rápido go the spoils in Mexico


    Logistics providers that don’t act quick could fall behind in the race to handle rising volume out of Mexico. Our special Mexico report continues by exploring the opportunities for vehicle logistics Reporting from south of the borderThe finished vehicle logistics portion of this multi-part report, written by editor Christopher ...

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    All systems ‘go’ at Nissan


    *This article is part of a special focus on Mexico. For other features related to the automotive supply chain in Mexico click here; for more on finished vehicle logistics in Mexico click here.In fifth part of our Automotive Logistics Mexico special, Nissan Mexicana's logistics specialists explain how the carmaker, together ...

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    Right at the heart of it all


    *This article is part of a special focus on Mexico. For other features related to the automotive supply chain in Mexico click here; for more on finished vehicle logistics in Mexico click here.Part three of our Automotive Logistics special report on Mexico: the rise of ‘global’ products means the country ...

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    Special report: Many shades of Mexico


    Logistics is part of what has helped carmakers succeed in Mexico’s historically difficult economy, but will it be an advantage or pitfall in future?Reporting from south of the borderThis special multi-part report, by editor Christopher Ludwig, explores Mexico’s historic and developing supply chain as well as the logistics challenges connected ...