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    Koopman Logistics trials blockchain in the Netherlands

    2018-04-04T16:09:26Z

    Koopman Logistics Group has successfully completed a shipment of finished vehicles using blockchain digital technology to accurately track each unit in real time and automate administrative transactions.In an ongoing trial involving its Dutch customer PON Logistics, Koopman is moving vehicles from the PON compound in Leusden to dealers across the ...

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    Volvo to produce Lynk & Co cars at Ghent

    2018-04-03T13:16:27Z

    Lynk & Co cars will be produced for the first time in Europe at Volvo’s plant in Ghent, Belgium, from late 2019, signifying closer collaboration between two companies within the Zhejiang Geely Holding group of China. “By providing Lynk & Co with production capacity at its Ghent plant, Volvo Cars ...

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    Volvo Cars: Leaning towards greater stability

    2018-04-03T09:57:00Z

    Since Geely Holdings acquired it from Ford Motor Company in 2010, Volvo Cars has been reinventing itself, from product development through to its industrial base and supply chain. Today, with a refreshed model line-up and amidst several new launches, sales have grown to record levels, with further expansion still to ...

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    Siemens to boost 3D printing in UK

    2018-03-28T12:17:49Z

    German technology and engineering giant Siemens plans to more than treble 3D printing hardware at its British operation, Materials Solutions in Worcester, opening up the possibility of serial production of printed parts. The company is investing £27m ($38.3m) in a new building, due to open in September, that will let ...

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    Ford partners with fashion chain Next on UK car sales

    2018-03-28T11:50:46Z

    Ford’s UK operation has signed a partnership with fashion retailer Next to increase the range of sales outlets for its vehicles.The carmaker will open a five-car showroom at a refurbished Next store in the Arndale shopping centre in Manchester. Test drives will be available and new cars can be handed ...

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    WWL restructures to meet changes in car market

    2018-03-28T11:33:35Z

    Finished vehicle services provider, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), has been restructured into two divisions. Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean) will focus on the movement of vehicles and rolling stock by sea and will operate alongside a separate land-based logistics entity named Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions (WW Solutions). “The new branding reflects ...

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    EU emissions rules leave Russia’s carmakers in a quandary

    2018-03-28T11:18:01Z

    Russian carmakers may be forced to cut exports to the European Union as a result of the latter’s latest carbon emissions regulations, it has emerged. In a statement released earlier this month, Avtovaz said the latest EU legislation required finished vehicles to have CO 2 emissions of under 120g/km, ...

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    PSA Group to sell remaining stake in Gefco

    2018-03-28T09:56:10Z

    French carmaker PSA Group, which owns Peugeot, Citroën and Opel/Vauxhall, has said it will sell its remaining 25% stake in Gefco, its former logistics subsidiary. The carmaker said in a statement that “Gefco’s operational performance and the diversification of its client portfolio no longer [make] it necessary for [PSA Group] ...

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    DB Cargo sets up rail service for German deliveries to Barcelona port

    2018-03-28T09:44:27Z

    DB Cargo is running a rail service for finished vehicle transport between Germany and the Spanish port of Barcelona. The weekly service, for a prominent German carmaker (unconfirmed but thought to be Mercedes-Benz), is the only such link between the two countries and is organised in conjunction with the Spanish ...

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    PSA to move engine production closer to assembly plants

    2018-03-27T17:45:42Z

    French carmaker PSA Group is to reorganise operations across Europe to boost regional competitiveness by improving the performance of its powertrain plants. Some production will be transferred from Asia in line with company plans to make components as close as possible to its car plants, thus cutting supply times and ...

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    Schulze lands new job at SAIC VW

    2018-03-21T14:54:34Z

    Fred Schulze (pictured) will take up a new role as executive vice-president at SAIC VW – the joint venture between Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation and Volkswagen Group – at the beginning of July this year. He moves from his role at Audi where he is responsible for the C-/ D-SUV ...

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    ACEA warns of assembly line stoppages after Brexit

    2018-03-21T12:59:16Z

    Whole production lines could come to halt in the automotive industry, if customs checks are introduced after Britain leaves the EU, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has warned. The sector body issued its warning ahead of a summit on March 22nd at which EU leaders (minus the UK), are ...

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    Kerry appoints commercial director for Europe

    2018-03-13T17:06:05Z

    Birte Schulz (pictured) has joined third-party logistics provider Kerry Logistics as commercial director Europe, with responsibility for managing sales and key account management in ten countries. Based at the company’s head office in Hamburg, Germany, she will also be instrumental in strategic planning of customer development in line with the ...

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    Russia seeks to revive vehicle assembly in Syria

    2018-03-13T15:03:54Z

    Russian companies are considering starting up a number of automotive assembly plants in Syria, Vladimir Padalko, the vice-president of the Russian Trade and Industry Chamber, has revealed. Speaking at the Russia-Syria Investment Forum in Moscow recently, he said the idea of setting up assembly of finished vehicles there by Russian ...

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    VW reveals details of new packaging centre

    2018-03-13T12:17:39Z

    Further details have been revealed this week about Volkswagen Group's plans for a packaging centre at Jade-Weser-Port in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, which is due to open in 2019. The centre will package up to 7,000 different part lines for Audi, Volkswagen and VW Commercial Vehicles and more than 12,000 containers a ...

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    Dana and GKN to combine powertrain operations

    2018-03-13T10:40:39Z

    US tier one supplier Dana and British engineering company GKN have agreed to bring their two powertrain businesses together in a $6.1 billion deal. Dana and GKN said the combined business, which had pro forma sales of $13.4 billion last year, would be the global leader in vehicle drive systems ...

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    Trump’s tariffs draw further fire

    2018-03-13T09:14:36Z

    Further criticism has been voiced over President Donald Trump’s plans to impose import tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminium from other countries, except Nafta partners Canada and Mexico.Following widespread condemnation of the plans last week – which saw concerns raised by groups such as the Motor & ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel launches sea freight platforms

    2018-03-12T17:23:40Z

    Logistics services provider Kuehne + Nagel (KN) has launched two new platforms this month that is said would let its customers manage their global ocean-bound supply chains more effectively.The KN ESP supply chain management system lets customers connect with their own vendors, buyers and sellers, and cargo flows, as well ...

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    Arconic-Köfém starts work on new wheel plant

    2018-03-12T12:16:40Z

    Arconic-Köfém has broken ground on a €105m ($130m) truck wheel factory in Székesfehérvár, Hungary. Operations are scheduled to begin at the end of 2019 and the new factory should create around 200 jobs. The new plant will allow parent company Arconic to double its production capacity, over time, of European-made ...

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    Krone opens new spare parts DC in Germany

    2018-03-02T10:46:13Z

    Krone Commercial Vehicle Group has opened a central logistics centre in Herzlake, about 35km from the Dutch border in north-west Germany, to meet current and future demand for spare parts from the commercial vehicle sector. The new distribution centre (DC) expands the service offering to customers throughout Europe and is ...