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    AD Ports’ Noatum enters European FVL market through Sesé acquisition


    Noatum said the strategic move is part of its goal to be a leading supplier of FVL services in Europe.

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    Škoda begins exports from Europe to Vietnam


    Škoda is delivering the vehicles via ro-ro vessels from Bremerhaven port to Ho Chi Minh City and Hai Phòng in Singapore.

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    Škoda partners with Allur in return to Kazakhstan


    Škoda Auto will start assembling vehicles in Kazakhstan again from early 2024 following a partnership deal signed with local producer Allur Company

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    Maersk opens battery logistics warehouse in the Czech Republic


    Maersk has opened a logistics facility for handlng electric vehicle batteries and is providing a range of services for carmakers based in central Europe

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    Ukraine struggles to restart auto production and supply


    Vehicle assembly has resumed in Ukraine and sales show signs of recovery but the ongoing Russian hostilities in the country continue to threaten production and supply, with the production of key materials and components severely constrained.

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    Skoda works with suppliers to secure cable harness production


    Skoda is working with suppliers including PEKM Kabeltechnik to set up alternative production sites for cable harnesses outside Ukraine in an attempt to solve supply bottlenecks caused by the ongoing war

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    Toyota makes major shift to rail for vehicle moves in Europe


    Toyota has started exporting vehicles made at its Burnaston plant in the UK to Europe on rail via the Channel Tunnel. It is also importing vehicles produced at the Valenciennes plant in France to the UK along the same route.

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    Skoda trials e-trucks for in-plant logistics at Mladá Boleslav


    Czech carmaker Skoda Auto is using two electric trucks to transport goods within its Mladá Boleslav assembly plant in the Czech Republic. The company said the use of the vehicles would save 60 tonnes of CO2 a year compared to diesel trucks and that more e-trucks were planned.

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    German border controls threaten inbound parts supply


    Germany’s decision to suddenly impose travel restrictions across borders with Austria and the Czech Republic, and to those travelling from Slovakia, has drawn criticism from across the automotive industry as freight queues threaten to delay parts deliveries.

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    Skoda using biodegradable packaging for parts exports to India


    Skoda Auto is testing biodegradable film for the packaging of vehicle components shipped from its main plant in Mladá Boleslav, in the Czech Republic, to its Indian plant in Pune. The carmaker said the packaging will save around 500kg of conventional plastic film each month.

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    Skoda’s CNC machines now ordering their own parts


    Skoda has taken another step in the digitalisation of logistics processes at its transmission plant in Vrchlabí in the Czech Republic with the autonomous ordering and delivery of parts for the CNC processing line at the facility..

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    Skoda’s Mladá Boleslav parts centre supporting global aftermarket


    Czech carmaker Skoda is ensuring the global delivery of service parts from its genuine parts centre in Mladá Boleslav, which is now once again operating on three shifts. The 180,000 sq.m parts centre, which is the biggest such facility in the Czech Republic, is one of three European master depots in the VW Group, of which Skoda is a subsidiary….

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    Shifting gears: How Skoda automated Vrchlabí


    The smallest of Skoda’s production plants, the Vrchlabí site in the Czech Republic has been producing direct shift transmissions for the Volkswagen Group since 2012..

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    Mosolf expands services in Germany


    Car transporter Mosolf has moved into an office at Jade-Weser-Port, Wilhelmshaven, northern Germany, with a view to expanding its vehicle logistics operations as well as starting the production of electric utility vehicles…

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    Flight club: Why more logistics operations are signing up to drone technology


    Impressive advancements have been made in drone technology over the last few years and many believe that drones will play a key role in the logistics of the future, for internal business functions as well as deliveries to consumers. In fact, NASA estimates that there will be 7m drones in ...

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    Reality check: How AR can improve efficiency in logistics


    A growing number of companies in the automotive industry are embracing the use of augmented and virtual reality technology for tasks such as part picking and inventory management, as well as for training. We look at some of the latest applications

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    VW plans to expand output in Russia


    Volkswagen plans to invest Rub40 billion ($630 million) to develop its output in Russia under the terms of the special investment contract (SPIC) the carmaker is about to sign with the Russian government.VW intends to expand its production range in the finished vehicles sector and to significantly increase engine production ...

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    Škoda’s CKD centre puts AR on the map


    Škoda Auto has begun a large-scale trial of augmented reality (AR) technology to support logistics in the complete knockdown (CKD) centre at its Mladá Boleslav plant in the Czech Republic.The video mapping system is being used to help staff load sets of semi-knockdown components onto pallets for export, and consists ...


    Basset takes helm at PSA Retail


    Eric Basset became director of PSA Retail on March 11, taking charge of PSA Retail SAS, which manages the group’s car distribution assets in France.The business operates 138 sales outlets in France’s largest cities, marketing the Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles and Opel brands. It has nearly 5,000 employees dealing with ...

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    Mues new COO at Imperial Logistics


    South Africa’s Imperial Logistics International has appointed Jürgen Mues from Swiss Railways as chief operating officer (COO) starting on March 15th.Imperial has strong operations with “unparalleled capabilities and track records” in their own fields, but few of them exploit their potential across all available locations, said CEO Hakan Bicil. “In ...