All Central America articles – Page 7

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    ZF and TRW’s supply chain mega deal


    In one of the biggest supplier takeovers for some time, it has been announced that parts and systems supplier ZF Friedrichshafen is acquiring safety systems provider TRW Automotive Holdings for $13.5 billion. The deal will lead to the creation of the second-largest automotive supplier in the world, with 138,000 employees, ...

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    Automotive Logistics launches first Mexico conference


    Automotive Logistics is holding its first conference in Mexico in January next year in association with the US Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG). The three-day event will take place in Mexico City, at the Marquis Reforma hotel, between the 27-29 January. Mexico is seeing a wave of new investment as ...

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    Renault-Nissan and Daimler focus on Manzanillo port


    Renault-Nissan’s alliance with Daimler is reported to be importing equipment for the construction of its recently announced plant in Aguascalientes in Mexico through the west coast port of Manzanillo. The choice of Manzanillo is a significant one because the port is expected to import Nissan parts and components from Asia ...

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    Parts supply problem stops Mitsubishi production in Venezuela


    MMC Automotriz, the company owned by commercial joint venture Sojitz Group that makes Mitsubishi vehicles under contract in Venezuela, is reported to have stopped operations at its plant in Venezuela for a month because of a delay in the import of parts for assembly. The factory in Barcelona, Anzoátegui State, ...

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    Volvo Cars introduces inventory management platform with Manheim


    In what is being described as an industry first, Volvo Cars is working with automotive fleet services provider Manheim on a common international platform for inventory management and the wholesaling of used vehicles to its franchised dealers. According to Manheim the platform will enable the Swedish car manufacturer to introduce ...

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    Horizon Lines makes Rubin permanent CEO and president


    US domestic ocean forwarder, Horizon Lines, has elected Steven Rubin as its permanent president and CEO. Rubin was has been filling the roles on an interim basis for the past two months. He is also director of the company, a position to which he was appointed in 2011. “Throughout this ...

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    On the right path


    With foreign investment and favourable legislation, Nigeria could spring from automotive stagnation to overtake South Africa as the continent’s lead car manufacturing country. But the supply chain will be a major challenge. Nigeria’s once thriving domestic car assembly industry may be soon be reborn after years of stagnation nearly brought ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...