All France articles – Page 3

  • ARS Altmann
    News

    ARS Altmann and ICL on track to China

    2019-06-12T11:46:00Z

    German vehicle transporter ARS Altmann and Intermodal Container Logistics (ICL), based in Austria, started running trains to transport cars between China and Europe this month

  • Valerie_Floridia_Gefco
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    Floridia to head Gefco’s Innovation Factory

    2019-04-15T11:24:00Z

    Logistics provider Gefco has appointed Valérie Floridia (pictured) as director of the company’s Innovation Factory. Launched last year, the internal incubator offers employees worldwide an opportunity to propose and develop innovative ideas to help drive the group’s growth. As director Floridia will be responsible for encouraging new ideas and helping ...

  • brexit-flag
    Article

    Brexit uncertainty causing concern for automotive

    2019-03-20T11:53:00Z

    With a reliance on just-in-time and just-in-sequence supply chains, the automotive industry is one of the most vulnerable sectors to disruption caused by a disorderly British exit from the EU

  • CEVA_Flag_High
    Article

    CMA CGM to acquire Ceva Logistics

    2019-03-20T11:35:36Z

    French shipping line CMA CGM is to take over Ceva Logistics after more than a third of the Swiss 3PL’s shareholders accepted CMA CGM’s friendly public offer.Almost 21.5m Ceva shares were tendered at 30 Swiss francs each, giving a transaction value of around $641m. Upon settlement of the offer, CMA ...

  • CP RETAIL E.BASSET
    Article

    Basset takes helm at PSA Retail

    2019-03-13T10:25:31Z

    Eric Basset became director of PSA Retail on March 11, taking charge of PSA Retail SAS, which manages the group’s car distribution assets in France.The business operates 138 sales outlets in France’s largest cities, marketing the Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles and Opel brands. It has nearly 5,000 employees dealing with ...

  • Jurgen Mues_2
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    Mues new COO at Imperial Logistics

    2019-02-25T12:06:04Z

    South Africa’s Imperial Logistics International has appointed Jürgen Mues from Swiss Railways as chief operating officer (COO) starting on March 15th.Imperial has strong operations with “unparalleled capabilities and track records” in their own fields, but few of them exploit their potential across all available locations, said CEO Hakan Bicil. “In ...

  • Genyuen_Lechantre_FengChe
    Article

    PSA invests in China’s used car sector

    2019-02-20T12:20:43Z

    Groupe PSA has invested in Chinese company FengChe, which provides supply chain management services, designed to improve used car dealers’ business operations.The OEM's investment has not been disclosed, but is significant, according to a spokesperson for the carmaker. Nevertheless, FengChe remains the majority shareholder and its management structure is unchanged.Used ...

  • Valentin Elistratov, Gefco
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    Five new faces to boost freight forwarding at Gefco

    2019-02-18T17:29:00Z

    Automotive transport and logistics provider Gefco has nominated five new managers in its global freight forwarding business with the goal of expanding the division to serve a growing portfolio of industrial customers with diverse requirements. Heading the appointees is Valentin Elistratov (pictured) as global commercial director. He joins the company ...

  • Ceva_European_truck_High
    Article

    EC approves CMA CGM takeover of Ceva

    2019-02-12T16:06:34Z

    The European Commission (EC) has approved a plan for French shipping company CMA CGM to acquire logistics provider Ceva of Switzerland.Under an agreement between the two companies, Ceva will take over the freight management business of CMA CGM, its major shareholder, for $105m (€92.9m), with closure expected in the second ...

  • Marcelo Turri, head of supply chain and IT, Alpargatas feature
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    Q&A: Marcelo Turri, Alpargatas

    2019-02-08T15:03:39Z

    Could you give an overview of the logistical operation which supports Havaianas?We have different models in different regions, so in Brazil, we operate our warehouses but we have third parties that do the transportation for us. In the US, Europe and Asia, we have third parties that operate our warehouses ...

  • PSA_Digital_Factory
    Article

    Groupe PSA tracks containers with IoT

    2019-02-05T15:21:30Z

    Groupe PSA is using a new track and trace technology provided by IBM and Sigfox to more accurately monitor and control the movement of packaged parts between its suppliers and assembly plants.The digital system, called Track&Trace, uses IBM’s cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, including Watson IoT, along with Sigfox’s ...

  • Finished vehicle logistics was disrupted this year in Poland feature
    Article

    Hanging in the balance

    2019-01-21T16:55:00Z

    Lower production output, slower growth in export markets and several regulatory and operational issues are threatening to unbalance Poland’s finished vehicle market

  • CEVA_Flag_web
    Article

    Gianclaudio Neri new MD of Ceva in Italy

    2019-01-08T16:38:57Z

    Gianclaudio Neri has been appointed managing director of Ceva Logistics business in Italy, succeeding Christophe Poitrineau, who is leaving the logistics provider to pursue other career opportunities.According to Ceva, Neri brings more than 30 years' experience in senior roles across businesses in Italy to his new role, with a particular ...

  • Florian Huettl-7
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    Q&A: Florian Huettl

    2019-01-07T12:08:00Z

    Can you outline your role in Renault’s approach to sales and operations planning (S&OP)?I’m the vice-president of sales forecast and distribution. I work in sales and I run the S&OP together with my colleagues from supply chain. That already tells you something about Renault’s approach to S&OP; we manage ...

  • Imperial Logistics Poznan3 feature
    Article

    Progress for all to CEE

    2019-01-07T11:35:00Z

    In past decades, international investment has flowed into the automotive industry in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) primarily due to it being a low-cost production centre. However, these days the region has much more to attract such investment, including a well-trained workforce, a wide-ranging supplier base and improving logistics infrastructure, ...

  • Antoine REDIER-LP
    Article

    Stepping up the pace

    2019-01-02T17:30:02Z

    When Groupe PSA bought Opel/Vauxhall from GM in 2017 for €2.2 billion ($2.33 billion), Gefco was already providing logistics services for it. Then, when Opel/Vauxhall renewed its contract for fourth-party logistics (4PL) services with Gefco in October 2018 for a further four years, Gefco was tasked with finding further cost ...

  • Gefco_Visuel-3
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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 partial ...

  • PSA_UAP_SIGNING
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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 participation, ...

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

    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 plans ...

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    Article

    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 location as ...