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    BMW celebrates double milestone at Mini Oxford plant

    2014-09-09T16:23:15Z

    BMW’s Mini division has reached an export milestone from the UK of 2m vehicles this week, 13 years after the brand was relaunched in 2001. At the same time the company reported that the three millionth vehicle has come off the production line at the Oxford plant in the UK. ...

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    Ford’s Kolkata PDC to enable faster parts distribution in east

    2014-08-20T12:31:19Z

    Ford’s fourth parts distribution centre in India, which is located in Kolkata, is expected to be fully operational by the fourth quarter of this year. The company also has regional PDCs in Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi. The 3,200 sq.m centre was officially opened at the end of July and Ford ...

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    Norfolk Southern train carrying Ford vehicles derails in Virginia

    2014-07-16T15:56:01Z

    [This story was updated on 18 July] A 33-wagon Norfolk Southern train including a consignment of vehicles, including Ford trucks, has derailed in south-western Virginia, US. The incident, which took place on Monday evening (14 July) in the town of Wytheville, resulted in 12 Autorack wagons and two double-stacked containers ...

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    Union Pacific joins Ford’s list of preferred suppliers

    2014-07-15T09:41:13Z

    North American rail provider Union Pacific Railroad has become one of Ford’s preferred suppliers as part of its Aligned Business Framework (ABF).“Union Pacific Railroad has demonstrated a high level of collaboration and have not only embraced but integrated the ABF principals into their day to day operations and interaction with ...

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    Ford will help India become major export hub

    2014-07-02T15:55:11Z

    According to data compiled by India's engineering exporters' body, the Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC), the combined value of the country's exports of finished vehicles and auto parts increased by 25% in April 2014. This figure includes exports of cars, as well as two- and three-wheel vehicles. The latter group ...

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    Ceva picks up contract for Ford Coldwater ODC

    2014-07-02T10:15:44Z

    Ceva Logistics has expanded its service offering for Ford with the provision of inbound transport services to the carmaker’s new Coldwater Origin Distribution Center (ODC) in Michigan. The company, which has been working with Ford for 20 years, will provide pickup and delivery of parts to the ODC, which handles ...

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    Ford works with rail providers for Transit shipments

    2014-06-25T13:32:02Z

    Ford has developed a rail car with some of North America’s leading rail providers for delivery of its new full-size Transit van in region. The rail cars have an elevated lower deck able to accommodate the van, which measures almost 2.8m in height and is therefore too tall to fit ...

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    Ford recognises LSPS in World Excellence Awards

    2014-06-04T15:29:51Z

    Ford has announced the winners of its annual World Excellence awards, which recognises top global suppliers for outstanding performance, and amongst the 51 global suppliers that were recognised for services in 2013 were three logistics companies: finished vehicle carrier Jack Cooper Transport and lead logistics provider Penske Logistics took silver ...

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    Caterpillar hangs onto Gartner ranking; Ford drops out

    2014-05-28T16:31:19Z

    Ford has dropped out of this year’s annual list of the top 25 supply chain companies compiled by research and advisory firm Gartner. Last year it was ranked at 22, the first time it had made it into the top 25, and was the only passenger car manufacturer to be ...

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    ‘End of an era’ as Steve Harley retires from Ford

    2014-04-23T17:52:38Z

    A renowned executive across the carmaker and the industry for more than four decades, Stephen Harley is moving on. He talks to Automotive Logistics about what has changed in logistics as well as his last project at Ford Europe. [This story was updated on 12 May 2014] Stephen ...

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    ​Ford’s Harley named board president of ELUPEG

    2014-04-09T11:20:24Z

    ELUPEG, the European cross-industry organisation dedicated to achieving sustainable logistics through supply chain collaboration, has appointed Stephen Harley, Ford’s director of C-MAX and C/D product transition, as its president. Harley will head a new board of governors at the organisation, with further appointments soon to be announced. Once announced the ...

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    Logent starts vehicle distribution for Ford

    2014-01-29T10:55:55Z

    Swedish logistics provider Logent has taken on the distribution of Ford vehicles in the country. The group’s subsidiary, Logent Automotive Logistics, is now moving vehicles from ports in Gothenburg, Malmö, Wallhamn and Södertälje to dealerships around Sweden. The company is using both rail and road, and employing dedicated terminals at ...

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    Spain's market recovering but logistics is lagging says Ford

    2014-01-08T10:35:29Z

    The president of Ford’s Spanish division, José Manuel Machado (left), has said that logistics remains the main "unfinished business" to ensure the future of vehicle manufacturing in the country, which is showing a marked improvement. He stressed that, to be more competitive, vehicle factories in Spain needed to become ever ...

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    Ford's DeMuro to retire; Laurila to replace him in Asia Pacific

    2014-01-08T08:16:50Z

    Rick DeMuro is leaving his position as director of material planning and logistics at Ford Asia Pacific after eight years in the job and retiring from the company. He is being replaced by Robert Laurila, currently Ford Asia Pacific regional MP&L manager based in Thailand, who Ford said would continue ...

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    Ford appoints McKelvey director of parts supply and logistics

    2014-01-06T14:12:36Z

    Ford has appointed Steve McKelvey as its new director of parts supply and logistics at the group’s headquarters in Cologne. Raymond Damerow, who formerly held the position, has moved over to a sales position in Europe. Educated at Michigan State University, McKelvey has been active in the role since September, ...

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    RZD Logistics opens control centre for Ford Sollers

    2013-12-16T17:10:32Z

    Russian Railways Logistics (RZD Logistics) has launched a dispatch control centre for Ford Sollers at the Alabuga special economic zone (SEZ) in the central Russian region of Tartarstan. Ford Sollers is RZD Logistics’ first client in the zone and the services supplied by the centre are designed to enhance inbound ...

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    ​Ford to expand Chinese operations to meet domestic demand

    2013-10-23T12:46:00Z

    Amidst ever-climbing sales figures in the Chinese market, Ford is likely to expand its projects and production platforms in China, said David Schoch, president of Ford’s Asia Pacific region, in a statement last week. The automaker’s presence in the ASEAN region included 14 vehicle assembly and powertrain plants in ...

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    ​Ford opens first Myanmar dealership

    2013-10-09T12:23:19Z

    Ford Motor Company celebrated the official opening of its first Ford dealership in Yangon, Myanmar last week. Located in the country’s commercial business centre, the new facility firmly places a Ford platform in the ever-expanding Asean region. Ford vehicles sold in Myanmar will be imported from Ford’s global production facilities ...

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    Portland boosts exports with Ford

    2013-10-09T11:33:48Z

    Ford will begin export shipments of vehicles from the US to China through the port of Portland in Oregon in the next few weeks. It is the first time that Ford has used the port for exports to China, although it established shipments to South Korea from there last year. ...

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    ​Ford signs $10m deal for AGVs

    2013-09-18T14:50:21Z

    Ford has ordered more than $10m worth of automated guided systems (AGVs) from provider JBT Corporation. The orders include expanding existing AGV installations and integrating AGVs into new manufacturing areas that have not previously used automated material delivery. They will be delivered through the third quarter of 2014, according to ...