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    German automotive body warns on US trade tensions

    2019-01-16T12:54:00Z

    German sector association the VDA has warned that ongoing trade tensions between the US and Europe and, separately, the US and China should not be allowed to derail the mutually beneficial relationship its OEMs currently have with the North American country. The warning coincides with news that VW and Ford ...

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    Packing a punch

    2019-01-16T11:13:00Z

    Electric cars could revolutionise transport by providing a cheaper, safer and more environmentally friendly way to travel. The International Energy Agency forecasts that there will be 13m electric vehicles (EVs) on the road globally by 2020, while PwC Autofacts predicts that 55% of all new vehicle sales will be fully ...

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    BMW Regensburg named as ‘manufacturing lighthouse’

    2019-01-16T09:46:36Z

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) has named BMW’s Regensburg car assembly plant as a “manufacturing lighthouse” of the so-called fourth industrial revolution, thanks to the factory’s innovations in logistics. The plant, in south-eastern Germany, is one of just seven worldwide awarded the honour this year for successful implementation of industry ...

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    Scania trials first CNG truck in Lithuania

    2019-01-15T15:30:48Z

    Truck and engine manufacturer Scania has started trialling the use of trucks fuelled by compressed natural gas (CNG) in Lithuania. The Swedish company has partnered with Lithuanian logistics provider Vlantana and natural gas developer SG Dujos. Potential advantages for Vlantana following the successful adoption of CNG-fuelled lorries, include being able ...

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    Bysouth becomes logistics chief at IAC

    2019-01-15T11:45:13Z

    Kelly Bysouth (pictured) has joined International Automotive Components (IAC) as chief supply chain officer, with global responsibility and operational control of procurement and logistics . She brings 25 years of related experience to the company, which is based in Luxembourg. [mpu_ad]Bysouth moves from Adient, where she held a variety of ...

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    Honda to halt UK production during Brexit

    2019-01-14T17:42:21Z

    Japanese OEM Honda is to suspend production at its British plant for six days in April after the UK leaves the European Union on March 29. The decision follows an assessment of how best to prepare for any logistics and border problems following Brexit. “These contingency provisions have been put ...

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    US considers lifting sanctions against Gaz

    2019-01-14T14:51:38Z

    The US is planning to lift sanctions imposed on companies owned or controlled by Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska and has once again postponed the introduction of sanctions against the Russian carmaker Gaz Group, in which Deripaska has a controlling interest. The US Treasury department’s office for Foreign Assets Control (FAC) ...

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    Innovation and smart tech: Why BMW is driving both

    2019-01-11T16:52:00Z

    Handling 31m parts and producing almost 10,000 vehicles each day, BMW is increasingly looking to digitalisation and Industry 4.0 innovations to help it organise its logistics more flexibly…

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    Storrs replaces Clarke at Ford of Europe

    2019-01-11T10:27:56Z

    Chris Storrs (pictured) has replaced Helen Clarke at Ford of Europe as finished vehicle logistics manager. Clarke, who was in the role for more than six years after taking over from Bert Bong, has moved to a new role in material planning and logistics for the carmaker. She is now ...

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    Gianclaudio Neri new MD of Ceva in Italy

    2019-01-08T16:38:57Z

    Gianclaudio Neri has been appointed managing director of Ceva Logistics business in Italy, succeeding Christophe Poitrineau, who is leaving the logistics provider to pursue other career opportunities. According to Ceva, Neri brings more than 30 years' experience in senior roles across businesses in Italy to his new role, with a ...

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    Bergé Gefco JV in Spain gets the go-ahead

    2019-01-08T15:32:28Z

    Logistics providers Bergé and Gefco have gained regulatory approval for the merger of their finished vehicle operations in Spain into a 50:50 joint venture called Bergé Gefco, based in Madrid. Creation of the new company, which will handle new and second-hand vehicles, took place days after the European Commission approved ...

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    Autoeuropa clears backlog after strike at Setúbal

    2019-01-08T14:29:04Z

    Frenzied activity took place in the second half of December at the Autoeuropa Terminal at the port of Setúbal, Portugal, to free a backlog of vehicles trapped there by a stevedores strike that was finally brought to an end after more than a month. Additional vessels were brought in to ...

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    Q&A: Florian Huettl

    2019-01-07T12:08:00Z

    Can you outline your role in Renault’s approach to sales and operations planning (S OP)? I’m the vice-president of sales forecast and distribution. I work in sales and I run the S OP together with my colleagues from supply chain. That already tells you something about Renault’s approach to ...

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    Progress for all to CEE

    2019-01-07T11:35:00Z

    In past decades, international investment has flowed into the automotive industry in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) primarily due to it being a low-cost production centre. However, these days the region has much more to attract such investment, including a well-trained workforce, a wide-ranging supplier base and improving logistics infrastructure, ...

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    Stepping up the pace

    2019-01-02T17:30:02Z

    When Groupe PSA bought Opel/Vauxhall from GM in 2017 for €2.2 billion ($2.33 billion), Gefco was already providing logistics services for it. Then, when Opel/Vauxhall renewed its contract for fourth-party logistics (4PL) services with Gefco in October 2018 for a further four years, Gefco was tasked with finding ...

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    Russia keeps logistics subsidy in place

    2018-12-19T16:09:49Z

    The Russian government will not cancel logistics subsidies for the automotive industry, although all other “targeted subsidies” currently allocated to carmakers and components manufacturers will cease, Russian vice-prime minister Dmitry Kozak, revealed during an industry meeting in Moscow, December 7. Kozak explained that carmakers had asked the federal authorities to ...

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    Contrasting trends mark Mexico's car market

    2018-12-19T14:53:00Z

    Domestic sales of light vehicles are down, exports are up, while production is little changed. These are the key trends in recent months to emerge from the latest survey of the Mexican market by the country’s sector body AMIA. The 1.28m vehicles sold in the year to November represented ...

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    Ukraine sanctions risk Russian vehicle exports

    2018-12-12T13:57:39Z

    The growth in Russian vehicle exports during 2018 could be in jeopardy if a new bill to ban Russian vehicle imports is passed by the government in Ukraine, one of the biggest sales markets for Russian-made cars. According to figures from the Russian Federal Customs Service, in the first nine ...

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    Ground broken at new BMW logistics centre in Austria

    2018-12-12T11:54:38Z

    A ground-breaking ceremony was held this week to mark the official start of construction of a new logistics centre at Steyr, Austria, to serve BMW’s nearby engine plant. Contract logistics services provider Industrie-Logistik-Linz will rent the property and use it to consolidate activities from several of BMW Steyr’s external ...

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    Faurecia deploys AGVs in Spain

    2018-12-12T11:47:23Z

    Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are now working alongside workers and robots at Faurecia’s car seat manufacturing plant in Vitoria-Gasteiz, northern Spain. Through a weightless handling system, workers transfer the car seat from the end of the line to the AGV, which then delivers it to a loading robot. The vehicle ...