All France articles – Page 4

  • BertBong2
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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. Rail infrastructure ...

  • CEVA_Flag_High
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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, which has ...

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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 ...

  • GEFCO Corby-281
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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 by ...

  • CEVA_Flag_High
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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 month ...

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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 ...

  • IAS profile
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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%), ...

  • TractEasy_PSA_Sochaux
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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 ...

  • PSA_repair_AutoMechanika
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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 the ...

  • PSA_Souchaux
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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.Taking potential orders into account, the best solution was to temporarily halt the compact car’s assembly at the plant, a company spokesperson said.[mpu_ad]Though ...

  • Trigo_qm
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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 painting ...

  • Alliance_NPDC_Melbourne
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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 also ...

  • ECG_Madrid
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    Emissions legislation set to disrupt vehicle logistics

    2018-06-20T08:59:00Z

    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 ...

  • FordBadge
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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 ...

  • Gaz Next production
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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% on ...

  • smart Werk Hambach
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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) being spent ...

  • GEFCO Corby-180
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    Gefco: Full of get up and go

    2018-05-15T17:13:49Z

    French transport and logistics provider Gefco started 2018 with an announcement in Paris that it was looking to cooperate more closely with its partners and customers. At the same time, the company said it was looking for international growth and new business as it continued to move beyond the traditional ...

  • 76379_Yves CARACATZANIS
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    Caracatzanis replacing Maure as CEO of Avtovaz

    2018-04-16T13:02:02Z

    Nicolas Maure is moving out of his role as CEO at Russian carmaker Avtovaz to take up a new position at the beginning of June as Renault Group senior vice-president alongside his role as chairman of the Eurasia region at the carmaker. Yves Caracatzanis will become the new CEO of ...

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    Mercedes-Benz: Taking an end-to-end approach

    2018-04-12T17:23:00Z

    It may have taken Mercedes-Benz around 120 years to reach 1m cars per year, breaching the mark around the turn of the 21stcentury. However, the recent surge in growth of the brand has seen it rise by around 1m units in sales and production in just five years, with passenger ...

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    PSA Group to sell remaining stake in Gefco

    2018-03-28T09:56:10Z

    French carmaker PSA Group, which owns Peugeot, Citroën and Opel/Vauxhall, has said it will sell its remaining 25% stake in Gefco, its former logistics subsidiary.The carmaker said in a statement that “Gefco’s operational performance and the diversification of its client portfolio no longer [make] it necessary for [PSA Group] to ...