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    Sovac starts assembling SKD kits for Audi in Algeria

    2018-12-12T09:40:18Z

    Audi has begun assembling vehicles at the Relizane plant run by its long-time Algerian partner, Sovac, from semi-knockdown (SKD) kits prepared at the OEM’s Ingolstadt plant in Germany. “[All models] are built at the main plant in Ingolstadt and transported to Barcelona, where they are knocked down into individual assembly ...

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    BMW ups the pace on industry 4.0 technology

    2018-12-11T17:49:00Z

    BMW Group is to expand its use of industry 4.0 innovations in its production logistics, it has revealed. In 2015, BMW Group joined forces with the Fraunhofer Institute IML to develop the first self-driving Smart Transport Robots (STR). Three years later, the carmaker is increasingly relying on innovations from ...

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    Gefco edges nearer flotation

    2018-12-05T11:56:15Z

    Gefco has reaffirmed it is looking to make a public offering on the Euronext Paris stock exchange in 2019. Russian Railways, which has a majority stake in the transport and logistics provider, said it was considering a partial reduction of its 75% stake to below 50%. Gefco’s former owner and ...

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    Mercedes-Benz takes to rail to move cars to China

    2018-12-05T11:29:51Z

    Russia’s railway monopoly RZD has delivered the first batch of finished Mercedes-Benz vehicles from Bremerhaven, in Germany, to Chongqing in China. The new route, which is informally referred to as the new Silk Road, has already proved a viable alternative to ocean shipping vehicles from Europe to China, which takes ...

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    PSA buys shares in China's UAP

    2018-12-04T16:54:59Z

    Carmaker Groupe PSA has purchased a stake in Chinese spare parts supplier UAP, based in Shandong province, as part of the French group’s expansion in China strategy. The latest acquisition is a first step and could lead to a greater interest in UAP, with several steps defined to increase PSA’s ...

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    BMW supports cobalt miners in Congo

    2018-12-04T16:10:23Z

    BMW has signed up to a pilot project to improve conditions for cobalt miners, their families and neighbouring communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). With batteries in high demand given the boom in electrical vehicles, global companies such as BMW have been turning their attention to how ...

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    VW Autoeuropa plant forced to ship via Leixões

    2018-12-04T11:33:05Z

    Strikes at the Portuguese port of Setúbal that are expected to continue into January have forced Volkswagen to switch exports of its T-Roc SUV, made at the Autoeuropa plant in Palmela, to the northern port of Leixões. According to the ports administration of Douro, Leixões and Viana do Castelo (APDL), ...

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    Russia continues to increase finished vehicle imports

    2018-11-28T13:09:20Z

    Russia imported 212,400 finished vehicles from January to November of 2018, which is an increase of 15.8% compared to the same period of last year, Russian Federal Customs Service (FCS) estimated. The overall value of finished vehicles imports during that period reached $5.2 billion, FCS added. Almost 33% of passenger ...

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    British automotive industry finds new markets

    2018-11-28T11:32:43Z

    Asia was the fastest growing foreign market for the UK’s automotive sector last year, with the value of exported goods up 21% on 2016, a new survey has shown. The Asian increase helped lift the sector’s total exports to £40 billion ($51.5 billion) – a 26% increase in two years ...

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    FCA to set up parts centre at Rivalta

    2018-11-28T09:39:43Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is to turn the historic Fiat plant at Rivalta, near Turin, into a parts distribution centre (PDC) serving Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), among other markets. The new PDC in Italy will support customers at more than 5,000 locations, significantly improving delivery time to ...

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    Gefco signs up for new inbound and outbound services

    2018-11-27T16:36:22Z

    Components supplier Plastic Omnium has signed a contract with Gefco for the management of inbound plastic components through the logistics provider’s Halewood facility in the UK and onto its plant in Warrington. Gefco has also announced partnerships with Actility and Wakeo to more accurately track the cradles used to deliver ...

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    Carlson adopts Effitrailer telematics system

    2018-11-27T12:56:14Z

    Carlson Vehicle Transfer has adopted Michelin's Effitrailer telematics system across its fleet of 150 finished vehicle carriers. Carlson, which is owned by Groupe Cat , transports finished vehicles across the UK and Europe. The Effitrailer system measures trailer tyre pressure, as well as providing an onboard data link and electronic ...

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    Scan Global to purchase IQS Group

    2018-11-26T15:02:24Z

    Copenhagen, Denmark-based supply chain management company Scan Global Logistics is acquiring 100% of German niche automotive logistics provider, International Quality Service Group (IQS). Founded in 1998, IQS specialises in delivering cars by air or sea to exhibitions and testing events worldwide. Its services include infrastructural support for operation of testing ...

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    Competing on a global stage – report from AL Central and Eastern Europe summit

    2018-11-21T17:09:21Z

    Over the last 15 years, the centre of investment in the European automotive industry has been shifting east. Delegates at the Automotive Logistics Central and Eastern Europe (ALCEE) summit in Budapest last week learned that the region now has a strong network of assembly and supplier plants, along with logistics ...

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    Auto tariffs pose biggest threat to US economy, warns OFII

    2018-11-21T14:51:21Z

    The possibility of Donald Trump placing duties on cars and automotive parts being imported into the US is the largest threat to the country’s economic competitiveness, according to the chief financial officers (CFOs) of international companies taking part in a recent survey. The US Department of Commerce is currently investigating ...

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    Russia increases component exports

    2018-11-21T11:29:00Z

    Several automotive manufacturers in Russia are increasing component exports in line with plans announced at the beginning of this year. Joint venture Ford Sollers has doubled the number of different part lines it exports to the EU to 100 this year (compared to 50 in late 2017) and said it ...

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    Economic nationalism to force a lane-change

    2018-11-20T14:38:46Z

    Typically, the world experiences waves of economic nationalism every three decades but these are often limited to one region each time. Today we’re experiencing a global wave of economic disruption across multiple regions simultaneously. In reaction, automotive manufacturers are having to increase the flexibility and agility of their supply chains ...

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    Mosolf to open second base in France

    2018-11-20T14:24:29Z

    German finished vehicle transporter Mosolf is setting up a technical and logistics centre near Paris-Vatry airport as part of a plan to expand in France. The new base at the ZAC business park, Bussy-Lettrée en Champagne, will officially be opened on December 12. Mosolf, based in Kirchheim, described the new ...

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    SCH to discharge Fords shipped into Liverpool

    2018-11-20T11:54:25Z

    Port and logistics services company SCH has signed a contract with Ford to discharge vehicles arriving at the port of Liverpool from the US and Europe. Full details of the contract remain confidential but SCH will unload and park vehicles delivered on shipments to the port twice a week. SCH ...

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    Chugging or changing?

    2018-11-19T11:50:18Z

    Demand for rail transport is growing faster than service providers can keep up with, according to Siegfried Jung, head of planning and steering vehicle dispatch and transport at BMW Group. [related_topics align="right" border="yes"] Jung says that increased demand for rail transport, from both public and industrial sectors, currently exceeds capacity. ...