Service parts logistics

News and analysis into the distribution of spare parts and aftermarket parts from manufacturing or storage facilities to service centres and customers.

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Zufall Logistics consolidates tyre logistics services

2019-09-03T10:04:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Zufall Tire Logistics will take over the services previously handled by Zufall Logistics’ sister company Müller + Partner. Amongst the customers Zufall Tire Logistics will now serve are Korean suppliers Hankook Reifen Deutschland and Kumho Tire Europe

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BMW investing in South Korean aftermarket logistics

2019-09-02T16:21:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BMW’s division in South Korea is investing KRW 30 billion ($24.7m) to improve logistics at its Anseong parts distribution centre (PDC). The company is enlarging the existing facility to 88,000 sq.m, an expansion of more than 30,000 sq.m. In doing so it said it would build on the availability of ...

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Hyundai Mobis retains Carousel as logistics provider

2019-09-02T10:25:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Automotive parts manufacturer, Hyundai Mobis Parts Europe, has renewed its contract with Carousel Logistics to cover last-mile deliveries and vehicle-off-road (VOR) orders across the Republic of Ireland

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JLR to consolidate service parts distribution in UK

2019-09-02T10:02:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) plans to build a global aftermarket parts distribution centre (PDC) in central England to serve about 80 markets worldwide and meet JLR’s long-term business needs for parts distribution throughout the UK and other western markets.

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Nissan back to normal after IT systems crash in North America

2019-09-02T09:24:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Nissan has restored its communication system in North America after a power outage hit its data centre and took out the NNANet system controlling production, dealer and customer systems for five days

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Shifting sands of time: The changing nature of Saudi Arabia’s automotive industry

2019-08-21T15:18:00+01:00By Richard Brown

Changes to social and economic conditions, including the recent removal of a ban on female drivers, could give a welcome boost to the automotive industry in Saudi Arabia.

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Robert Christensen to manage parts operations for Zotye in US

2019-08-20T11:10:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Robert Christensen has been named vice-president of parts operations for Haah Automotive Holdings and Zotye USA

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Comment: In an age of disruptive change for the automotive industry, digital manufacturing technology is coming to the rescue

2019-08-20T10:57:00+01:00By Jeff Schipper

Demands from buyers for the latest vehicle technology and custom options are having a significant impact on automotive manufacturers and their partners. 

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Navistar to open PDC in Memphis

2019-08-13T11:00:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

US truck and bus manufacturer Navistar International is opening a new parts distribution centre (PDC) in Olive Branch, Memphis, on 26 August to cater to the demand for parts and quicker maintenance turnaround times.

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GM expands service parts distribution in Michigan

2019-08-07T13:02:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The vehicle-maker has officially opened a $65m service parts centre in Michigan that will pack 120m parts per year for the AC Delco and GM Genuine Parts brands. The new facility, which covers 102,000 sq.m in the suburb of Burton in Flint, is triple the size of the facility it is replacing and employs 800 people, according to GM.

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