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    VW rolls out 3D smart glasses for picking operations at Wolfsburg


    Following a successful three-month pilot project to test the application of 3D smart glasses for in-plant logistics tasks at its plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, Volkswagen has now made the equipment standard across the plant. Plant logistics personnel are using the smart technology glasses, which are provided by UbiMax, for order ...

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    Arkas signs deal with Duisport for logistics services in Turkey


    [Updated 26 November] Turkish logistics provider Arkas Holding has signed a joint venture agreement worth $120m with Germany’s Duisport to develop multimodal logistics facilities in Turkey and multimodal services between there and the Central Europe.The announcement of the venture, the name of which is still being finalised, was made at ...

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    Höegh takes delivery of second post-panamax vessel


    Following the delivery of its first post-panamax vessel in June this year, Höegh Autoliners has taken delivery of the second of six such car carriers that are being delivered over the next 18 months, in what the company is describing as its New Horizon class. It was built by Xiamen ...

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    Renault’s Palencia plant launches production of latest Mégane model


    Renault’s Palencia plant in Spain has started making the fourth generation model of its popular Mégane, alongside the Kadjar, and is gradually phasing in full kitting for inbound parts delivered to the assembly line. The total number of parts used on the two vehicles made at the facility has now ...

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    Ewals Cargo Care invests in Euro 6 truck fleet


    European logistics service provider, Ewals Cargo Care, has invested an undisclosed sum in 189 new trucks that are compliant to the Euro 6 emissions standard. It will bring the company’s fleet to a total of 457 at the end of this year. The company has also announced it plans to ...

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    Honold opens logistics facility for Continental in Germany


    Honold Logistik has opened a 9,200 sq.m logistics facility in Handewitt, Germany, to handle goods for tyre and powertrain components maker Continental. The facility replaces an existing 6,000 sq.m facility that Honold had been managing for Continental since 2008, capable of storing 40,000 tyres. Since then, Continental has grown its ...

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    BMW: Getting connected for a new era of distribution


    BMW’s vice-president of vehicle distribution Ulrich Wieland (right) and head of global vehicle dispatch and transport Mathias Wellbrock (left) talk about how connected car technology could transform the OEM’s outbound operations over the next decade

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    Nissan to cut output in Russia but plans to localise Qashqai


    From the spring of 2016, Nissan has said it will almost halve production at its $200m plant in St Petersburg, Russia, moving from two shifts to one. The OEM is planning to cut 500 jobs, around a quarter of its total workforce there, and production of the Teana will stop. ...

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    DB Schenker makes top level appointments in Europe and India


    DB Schenker has detailed CEO appointments in Europe and India with Jürgen Wilder taking over as CEO of DB Schenker Rail this coming December and Oliver Bohm, recently appointed as CEO of Schenker India.Wilder joins the company from Siemens where he was most recently CEO of the company’s global unit ...

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    VDL Nedcar now making Mini Convertible


    BMW has confirmed that the VDL Nedcar plant in the Netherlands, which is already building the Mini 3-door model, has this month added production of the new Mini Convertible (Mini Hatch). It will be the only plant making that particular model.Dutch manufacturer VDL Groep bought the Nedcar plant, in Born, ...

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    Ekol opens warehouse in Hungary


    Turkish transport and logistics provider Ekol has opened a new 10,000 sq.m warehouse in Hungary that will provide cross dock and contract logistics services for customers across a number of sectors, including automotive parts provider Robert Bosch.“From this building Ekol has the possibility to organise transport via road, rail and ...

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    Last mile: Partners for success


    Collaborations between shippers and carriers can surpass the savings gained in tenders, writes Frank Verhoeven, CEO of Dutch provider, Vos LogisticsEvery company using transport and logistics services wants to drive down costs, with tenders typically the key tool being used. But a narrow focus on tendering brings only short-term gains. ...

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    Lagermax marks 25 years in Hungary


    Automotive transport and logistics provider, Lagermax, is celebrating 25 years of business in Hungary this week.Lagermax Autotransport Hungary now provides services at four locations in the country: its headquarters in Budaörs; a branch office in Port Cespel near Budapest; at the Suzuki plant in Esztergom; and the Mercedes-Benz assembly plant ...

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    Positive sales for JLR but slump in China has affected quarterly results


    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has reported its best ever October sales with year-to-date figures for 2015 also up on the same period in 2014. However, a dramatic drop of around 30% in China for the three months to September 30th has affected global results for the quarter.The carmaker’s sales for ...

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    Ford Sollers announces production cuts across plants in Russia


    From mid-November, Ford Sollers is cutting production at its plants in Vsevolozhsk in Leningrad Oblast and Naberezhnye Chelny in Tatarstan for almost two months, including over the festive holidays. The joint venture’s third site in Yelabuga, Tatarstan, meanwhile, will not be producing cars for a month. Representatives of the company ...

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    South America: holding out for better times


    Facing further declines and difficulties, OEM executives talk about their plans to survive the ongoing Brazilian storm For the Brazilian automotive industry, 2015 has been bad, and next year is expected to be even worse. However, despite the sharp declines and pessimism, executives are optimistic that things will eventually get ...

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    Renault: A new direction for parts supply


    Thomas Vernier, Renault’s vice-president of aftersales logistics (above), talks about the OEM’s attempts to make network cost savings while improving customer service around the world, as well as the opportunities to further integrate logistics and distribution within the Renault Nissan AllianceRenault has been setting, and achieving, ambitious sales growth, cost ...

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    South America conference: Taking control in a crisis


    The 7th Automotive Logistics South America conference, held in São Paulo, Brazil, may have brought together delegates experiencing recession, and suffering from declining volumes, but the Brazilians showed their resilience and creativity. Companies emphasised how to reshape supply chains in a crisis, and how they could move forward together stronger, ...

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    Local suppliers struggle to gain scale in Brazil's fragmented market


    Despite years of growth leading up to the current downturn, Brazil faces weaknesses in its tier supply chain following chronic underinvestment in equipment, tooling and logistics. High labour costs and stifling bureaucracy have also made imported parts more attractive than local ones in some cases despite customs issues and logistics ...

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    Telit secures further automotive tier one contracts


    Telit Communications, which provides products and services for Internet of Things applications, has recently secured deals with two tier one automotive suppliers for the supply of its cellular modules. The company would not disclose the suppliers but said that it expected revenue from the deal to reach $33m. The latest ...