Gefco has expanded its Wiesbaden service parts centre in Germany and will be introducing cobot technology in the coming months. It has also made investment in finished vehicle compounds in Austria and France, including a pilot project for faster vehicle body inspection
Monika Thielemann-Hald joined Hellmann Worldwide Logistics just as Covid started disrupting manufacturing for east to west. But as global head of automotive logistics she has helped steer the company through the crisis with the right mix of teamwork and smart technology
AvtoVaz has opened a 25,000 sq.m aftermarket parts distribution centre (PDC) for the Lada brand in Tver, which will help with same-day and next-day service parts deliveries to dealerships in the central federal region
Unipart Logistics is building on the services it provides for Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) in the UK with the signing of a new five-year contrarct to run the carmaker’s global parts logistics centre in Appleby Magna in the UK Midlands
Daimler Buses and its aftersales service brand Omniplus have set up a mobile 3D printing centre that fits in a container for the local production of spare parts. The 36 sq.m facility will speed the delivery of spare parts to bus customers and cut down on the transport of those parts from fixed production and storage centres.