All Finished Vehicle articles

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    Volvo kicks off China-Europe rail service for S90 exports

    2017-05-30T17:47:20Z

    An initial shipment of Chinese-built Volvo S90s arrived by train in Zeebrugge, Belgium this week, making Volvo Cars the first carmaker to export China-made vehicles to Europe using rail. The shipment, which will be followed by a regular service according to Volvo, is a significant development in turning the Geely-owned ...

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    Plant yards & systems: Allowing space to grow

    2017-05-18T17:05:59Z

    The effective management of plant yards is an important component of finished vehicle supply chains because of the constant flow and high volume of products such manufacturing plants typically handle. As a number of OEMs re-examine the balance between in-house labour and outsourced providers, many have begun to devote more ...

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    Groupe PSA special report: Refait à neuf

    2017-03-31T21:00:00Z

    A five-part feature assays the recent fortunes of Groupe PSA – and the effects on its logistics functions across PSA and its newly acquired Opel and Vauxhall brands – under the leadership of Carlos Tavares and senior vice-president of supply chain, Francesca Gamboni.

  • Gefco_Gefbox
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    Groupe PSA report: Engineering logistics partnerships

    2017-03-31T20:57:00Z

    PSA’s partnership of choice with Gefco aims to reap benefits in purchasing, pooling and packaging innovation, as well as bringing further intermodal options

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    FVL Import Export summit: Making sure bigger is also better in ports

    2016-08-12T20:16:20Z

    The third Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export summit revealed the need among vehicle-handling ports for more investment in space, berths and inland transport, at the same time that OEMs and logistics partners need to work together to improve the uneven flow of vehicles that 'vessel bunching' and larger ships are ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to build second plant in Kecskemét

    2016-08-03T10:20:03Z

    Mercedes-Benz is investing €1 billion ($1.1 billion) in a new assembly plant at Kecskemét in Hungary that will be making front- and rear-wheel drive cars on a more flexible production basis by the end of the decade. The announcement follows the German carmaker’s decision in April to invest a further ...

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    Russia conference: Quality is more important than ever for Toyota

    2016-07-05T13:58:32Z

    The decline in Russian vehicles sales means a fewer of them are being moved around. That means there is now time to focus on installing better quality processes in transport services, according to Alexey Kokotkin, manager logistics, vehicles, Toyota Motor Russia (pictured), who was speaking at last week’s Automotive Logistics ...

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    EU Referendum: crunch time for the car sector

    2016-06-22T14:03:42Z

    On Thursday (June 23rd) this week the UK will vote on whether it is staying in the European Union (EU) or not. As the clock ticks down on the deadline, more carmakers have been voicing their concerns about what an exit could mean for their businesses and for the automotive ...

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    Changjiu and Lingang Group will use coastal shipping for BMW-Brilliance in China

    2016-06-09T20:21:24Z

    Changjiu Logistics is partnering with Lingang Modern Logistics to deliver vehicles for BMW-Brilliance Automotive (BBA) from Shenyang, in north-east China, to Shanghai via coastal waterways for further distribution in the important east China region. The two parties signed a partnership agreement this week in the kick-off ceremony held at Shanghai ...