europe

  • Volkswagen SUV-Studie Taigun
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    VW starts making Taigun in Portugal; Neptune Lines takes it to Italy

    2017-02-15T15:10:47Z

    Volkswagen has started production of the Taigun subcompact SUV at its AutoEuropa plant in Palmela, Portugal. The carmaker announced last year that its was “significantly expanding” its range of SUVs in a variety of classes and the Taigun, which until now was reported to be in the development phase, is ...

  • CEO_Richtie Kim cut out 2017-02
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    Ritchie Kim takes over as CEO of Glovis Europe

    2017-02-15T15:03:46Z

    Glovis Europe, the logistics division of Hyundai Glovis established in 2006, has appointed Soo Chul Kim (Ritchie) as its new CEO. He replaces Suk Yong Kim (Sean), who steps down from the role after seven years and is retiring from the company. Ritchie Kim (pictured) moves from his role as ...

  • EF Express Flash
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    Flash Europe acquires EF-Express group

    2017-02-15T14:56:59Z

    Premium freight provider Flash Europe International has acquired German based EF-Express group for an undisclosed sum. Flash says the deal, the first since investor Eurazeo PME completed the purchase of a 43% share in Flash Europe International in September 2015, is a step towards the goal of at least ...

  • Opel GM PSA
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    PSA may buy Opel to become Europe’s second largest carmaker

    2017-02-15T14:43:03Z

    French carmaker PSA Group has confirmed it may acquire General Motor’s European business, which includes the Opel and Vauxhall brands. The move could lead to further logistics synergies between the carmakers and logistics provider, Gefco. The deal may be the car industry’s biggest since the Fiat-Chrysler merger was completed post ...

  • Mike Flewitt
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    McLaren to insource carbon fibre chassis production by 2020

    2017-02-14T11:06:47Z

    McLaren Automotive has announced the first details of its Composite Technology Centre, a £50m ($62.5m) investment in Sheffield, England, that will allow it to produce its own carbon fibre chassis by 2020. The centre will be responsible for the development and manufacturing of the Monocell and Monocage carbon fibre chassis ...

  • West Mid police_opt
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    Police recover stolen Jaguar Land Rover engines

    2017-02-13T16:49:32Z

    Police have recovered the engines stolen late last month from a Jaguar Land Rover facility in Solihull, UK. West Midlands police have also arrested four men on suspicion of conspiracy to steal, according to a statement. All four have been bailed pending further enquiries. The news comes just under two ...

  • Hirschmann2
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    Hirschmann Automotive adopts Axit digital procurement platform

    2017-02-10T12:04:27Z

    Hirschmann Automotive, a tier one supplier of wiring and cable technology, has adopted the AX4 platform from logistics IT provider Axit to manage procurement operations at its main production site in Rankwell, Austria. Axit specialises in cloud-based IT systems for the management of cross-company logistics processes. Up until now, Hirschmann ...

  • City of Rotterdam extensive bow damage
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    'Illusion and inadequate reactions' to blame for Humber collision

    2017-02-09T14:53:01Z

    A ‘compelling illusion’ coupled with the slow reaction of the two vessels involved was behind the collision between the car carrier City of Rotterdam (pictured) and the ro-ro freight ferry Primula Seaways , the official investigation into the incident has concluded. The City of Rotterdam , operated by Nissan ...

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    Danish project seeks to cut empty vehicle miles

    2017-02-08T11:47:36Z

    Innovation Fund Denmark (IFD) has announced it will part-finance a new, 15m kroner ($2.2m) project to develop an automated logistics system that will let shippers fill more empty miles. The project, called DiRectly, will help freight companies cut transport costs and carbon emissions by minimising empty journeys and help truck ...

  • thyssenkrupp_new_investment_springs_and_stabilizers_plant_in_china_thyssenkrupp
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    ThyssenKrupp adds to parts production in China and Hungary

    2017-02-08T10:34:15Z

    German tier supplier ThyssenKrupp has announced plans to build two new plants in China and Hungary to manufacture more than 11m springs and stabilisers a year. In China, the group will begin construction this year of a factory in Pinghu, near Shanghai, with output starting in 2018. The site will ...