All europe articles – Page 12

  • Lexus Plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, USA
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    Plant locations: Right place, right time

    2016-06-10T02:30:00Z

    Considerations such as market demand, time to market, regulations, supplier and infrastructure issues are essential in choosing new manufacturing locations.

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    Supply chain boost for the UK

    2016-06-07T01:38:55Z

    As efforts continue to boost localisation in Britain, automotive supply chain companies in the UK will invest £225m ($325m) in the next three years, figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show. The SMMT surveyed more than 100 of its supply chain member companies, with 94% ...

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    Franz Dederichs to head logistics and supply chain at Ford Europe

    2016-06-03T11:37:22Z

    Franz Dederichs has been appointed Ford of Europe’s new manager of material logistics and supply chain, following the recent departure of Dr Hans-Bert Bong after 26 years to set up his own consultancy. Dederichs, previously Ford’s production and material planning manager, has considerable operational and strategic expertise, with substantial ...

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    British carmakers prepare for possible steel supply disruption

    2016-06-03T10:35:48Z

    Vehicle manufacturers in the UK have begun drawing up contingency plans to cater for possible disruption to steel supplies in the wake of uncertainty over the future of Tata Steel UK. It follows a statement by the Tata Group at the end of March that it had decided to exit ...

  • Neckarsulm
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    Audi using emergency measures to deal with floods at Neckarsulm

    2016-06-01T12:54:06Z

    German carmaker Audi has confirmed it was forced to shut down production at its Neckarsulm plant near Stuttgart for the first shift on Monday, because of severe flooding in the south-western region of Germany. Parts of the plant were flooded and supply routes were cut off. However, production was up ...

  • Volkswagen Wolfsburg ride-along platform
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    Volkswagen introduces ‘ride-along platform’ to improve logistics

    2016-05-31T15:54:01Z

    Volkswagen has introduced a new handling system to support sequenced parts picking at its Wolfsburg plant in a move that should improve picking accuracy while boosting the ergonomics of the operation for its staff. Up to now, workers at the site have had to manoeuvre heavy trolleys when gathering together ...

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    MAN invests in freight management IT provider

    2016-05-31T10:33:27Z

    Commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus, part of the Volkswagen Group, has invested around $8.5m in a US technology firm called FR8 Revolution. The start-up company has developed an IT platform due for launch this quarter that is designed to optimise schedules to help shippers, carriers and truck drivers ...

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    Wolfgang Göbel appointed chief sales officer for Mosolf Group

    2016-05-18T15:09:01Z

    Wolfgang Göbel has been appointed to the position of chief sales officer at Mosolf Group. He will also join the board of management. The newly-created position is designed to ensure the long-term success of Mosolf and acknowledge the many years of service that Göbel has given the company. Göbel has ...

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    time:matters extends Sameday network to the US

    2016-05-18T13:59:38Z

    German freight expeditor time:matters is expanding its US operation with the integration of United Airlines into its Sameday 24-hour international delivery network. The company said customers would benefit from fast transport and handling times to and from the US. By way of example, it said urgently required spare parts from ...

  • Ian Carlisle
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    Paragon sets up dedicated division for EV remarketing

    2016-05-17T16:45:43Z

    UK transport and logistics provider Paragon Automotive has launched a new division to help carmakers and fleet operators manage electric and hybrid vehicles through the de-fleet and refurbishment process. To support shipment of electric vehicles to its facilities and back out again for remarketing, Paragon is putting a dedicated truck ...

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    Adampol supports classic car moves for the Tour Amical

    2016-05-09T14:41:54Z

    Polish car transporter, Adampol, has been involved in the transport of more than 250 classic cars for the Venice-Milan-Monte Carlo rally, otherwise known as the Tour Amical. The vehicles were moved from Antwerp’s two-day classic car event (ACCE), which ran between April 30th and May 1st . The ACCE is ...

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    Mercedes plans new engine plant in Poland, deepens supply chain in eastern Europe

    2016-05-04T15:23:03Z

    Daimler has announced it is planning to invest around €500m ($574m) in a new engine plant in Poland, expanding its powertrain footprint and its presence in eastern Europe. The new plant decision followed an earlier announcement that the carmaker would invest a further €560m to expand its plant in Kecskemét, ...

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    Magna snaps up Telemotive to expand into electronics

    2016-05-03T15:06:34Z

    Tier supplier Magna International is to buy Telemotive, a supplier of automotive electronics equipment and services, for an undisclosed sum. Subject to regulatory approval, the deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2016 and will allow Magna to integrate Telemotive’s five German facilities into its vehicle engineering ...

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    BLG begins parts handling at Düsseldorf logistics centre

    2016-05-03T15:02:22Z

    [Updated 6th May] Germany’s BLG Logistics has begun parts handling operations at its new facility at the port of Düsseldorf. The company is currently using 10,000 sq.m of a 32,000 sq.m building to provide logistics services and sub-assembly for Daimler. Its services there include vehicle marshalling, loading and unloading ...

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    Component makers start to invest as Ukraine’s economy picks up

    2016-05-03T11:55:08Z

    The first signs of a recovery in the Ukraine automotive industry have begun to appear after several electric automotive components manufacturers recently announced plans to invest in plants in the west of the country with a view to exporting across Europe. In the last few years, the automotive industry in ...

  • Das CKD-Center des Mercedes-Benz Werkes Wörth verschifft unter anderem Fahrerhäuser als Bestandteil des Fahrzeugsatzes an weltweite Montagestandorte. // CKD-Center of the Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant shi
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    Mercedes-Benz Trucks celebrates 50 years at Wörth CKD facility

    2016-04-29T10:15:34Z

    Mercedes-Benz Trucks is celebrating the 50th anniversary of operations at its complete knockdown (CKD) centre at the Wörth plant in Germany, where more than 700,000 truck parts kits have been made since it opened in 1966. Last year the centre dispatched 13,000 kits for reassembly in facilities around the world, ...

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    Ford’s Hans-Bert Bong to step down this week

    2016-04-27T16:01:16Z

    After more than 26 years with Ford, Dr Hans-Bert Bong (pictured), manager of material flow and supply chain management at Ford of Europe, has announced he is leaving the carmaker this Friday (April 29th). A replacement is expected to be announced in the coming days. Bong has spent nearly 20 ...

  • XuGuangqing
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    China conference: Debating which way to go from here

    2016-04-26T15:53:16Z

    At the end of Automotive Logistics China 2016, held in Chengdu, industry decisions makers and experts discussed the importance of better logistics planning and engineering, reducing costs to stay competitive, and adapting to new technology. China’s growth continues to push the automotive supply chain and distribution network across the country, ...

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    UECC launches first dual-fuel car carrier

    2016-04-26T15:27:08Z

    European short-sea operator UECC has formerly launched the first of its two dual-fuel car carriers at a ceremony held at the Nacks shipyard in Nantong, China. The TBN Auto Eco will be delivered to UECC in September this year following trials at sea to test the vessel’s operation on ...

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    BLG-Interrijn expands inland waterway service for Ford

    2016-04-26T14:44:21Z

    Left to right: Louis Kanters, Interrijn Group; Helen Clarke; Ford Europe; Markus Bangen, Duisport; Michael Blach, BLG BLG-Interrijn Automobiltransporte, the joint venture between Germany’s BLG Logistics and Dutch ro-ro provider Interrijn Autotransport, has christened its sixth inland waterway ro-ro vessel. The Fuerte is a 135-metre-long vessel with capacity ...