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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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    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 ...

  • Ford Starts European Production of the New EcoSport SUV in Romania to Meet Growing Customer Demand
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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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    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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    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. ...

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    Ceva strengthens partnership with CMA CGM

    2018-10-30T16:02:27Z

    Logistics provider Ceva is to take over the freight management business of its major shareholder and strategic partner, the CMA CGM shipping line. The agreement, part of a wider shake up in the relationship between the companies, comes days after Ceva rejected a takeover bid from Danish rival DSV , ...

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    Energising the synergising

    2018-10-26T17:02:49Z

    Renault and Nissan began their wide-ranging alliance and set up cross-shareholdings in each other back in 1999, and since then Daimler, Avtovaz and most recently Mitsubishi have also become part of this evolving structure. Numerous shared vehicle platforms, manufacturing and logistics operations and back-office functions have been developed. Furthermore, impressive ...

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    Gefco invests in Corby expansion

    2018-10-17T11:45:24Z

    Gefco’s UK division has invested in two additional paint booths at its 17-hectare vehicle processing centre in Corby, East Midlands to increase its refurbishment capacity for new and used vehicles. The company is also hiring 20 additional technical and mechanical staff. “The investment in our Corby site has been driven ...

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    Ceva rejects DSV bid and lifts CMA CGM share limit

    2018-10-17T10:03:29Z

    Ceva Logistics has rejected a takeover bid from Danish rival DSV and lifted a shareholding limit applying to CMA CGM, allowing the French-owned global container logistics giant to potentially increase its share capital in the company. DSV made an offer to buy Ceva for CHF27.75 ($28) per share earlier this ...

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    Testing times

    2018-10-16T13:11:19Z

    The start of September this year marked the point at which all new car registrations in the EU had to comply with the new CO2 emissions test – the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). This laboratory test is designed to introduce more realistic and stricter criteria when assessing ...

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    EU workers are key: don't close the UK's door

    2018-10-08T15:12:55Z

    According to the Department for Transport’s official statistics, more goods were imported by road into the UK than exported last year, with 10,000 lorries making their way through Dover Strait per day alone. Up to 86% of cargo exported from the UK went to the Irish Republic (23%), France (22%), ...

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    PSA trials driverless tractor for inbound at Sochaux

    2018-09-26T09:45:38Z

    Groupe PSA is trialling an autonomous tow tractor at its Sochaux car plant in eastern France. The aim, of what the company describes as a world first in the manufacturing sector, is to improve operational flexibility in getting parts to the assembly line.Following successful trials conducted in May, a connected ...

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    PSA pushes ahead with multi-brand parts strategy

    2018-09-18T17:02:00Z

    PSA is pressing ahead with a multi-brand aftermarket offering that includes selling rivals’ spare parts, as part of the group’s corporate Push to Pass growth strategy. The French OEM said the aim was to fulfill all customers’ aftersales expectations worldwide, regardless of their purchasing power or ...

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    Gearbox shortage halts Peugeot assembly

    2018-09-04T14:14:01Z

    Production of the Peugeot 308 was halted for a second day at the French carmaker's Sochaux plant in eastern France last week due to a shortage of gearboxes. T aking potential orders into account, the best solution was to temporarily halt the compact car ’s assembly at the plant, a ...

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    Trigo expands in the US with Lumbee buyout

    2018-07-24T16:58:42Z

    French quality management company Trigo has expanded in the US with the acquisition of Lumbee Enterprises, the US-based manufacturing, sorting, inspection and sub-assembly provider, for an undisclosed sum. Trigo works in the automotive and aerospace industries (among others) providing inspection and testing services. It also offers technical rework services, including ...

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    Alliance opens distribution centre in Melbourne

    2018-07-09T15:38:54Z

    The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has opened a warehouse in Melbourne, Australia for the distribution of aftermarket parts. The company said the 37,000 sq. m Alliance National Distribution Centre was designed to maximise productivity and accuracy, allowing manufacturers to enhance services to their national dealership networks across the country. The centre will ...

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    Emissions legislation set to disrupt vehicle logistics

    2018-06-20T08:59:27Z

    European legislation aimed at achieving more accurate monitoring of emissions from passenger cars could cause disruption to logistics operations involving the storage and delivery of new vehicles, the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) has warned. As manufacturers phase out non-compliant older models, dealers are looking to sell existing stock ...

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    Ford to close French transmission plant

    2018-06-18T10:53:13Z

    Ford has announced it will sell off its automatic transmission plant in France – Ford Aquitaine Industries (FAI) – in the face of a declining requirement for small automatic transmissions in Europe.According to the company, the plant has been underutilised for a number of years, no new products are planned ...

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    Turkish exports continue to rise

    2018-06-12T10:16:01Z

    Turkey’s automotive exports have risen 17% so far this year to reach a value of $13.9 billion, fresh figures from the Uludağ Automotive Industry Exporters' Association (OİB) have shown. In May – the country’s 28th month of continuous automotive export growth – automotive exports were worth $2.8 billion, up 8% ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to build compact EV in France

    2018-05-23T09:38:23Z

    Germany’s Mercedes-Benz Cars has chosen the Hambach factory in France as its base for assembly of a compact electric car under its EQ brand, part of a wider expansion of the company’s electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing capabilities . Preparations for the new model will start shortly, with around €500m ($585m) ...