All France articles – Page 5

  • PSAMEDIA USINE_0
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    PSA to move engine production closer to assembly plants

    2018-03-27T17:45:42Z

    French carmaker PSA Group is to reorganise operations across Europe to boost regional competitiveness by improving the performance of its powertrain plants. Some production will be transferred from Asia in line with company plans to make components as close as possible to its car plants, thus cutting supply times and ...

  • LucNadal_Gefco
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    Gefco reveals latest developments in regional strategy

    2018-01-31T16:35:45Z

    Gefco has revealed a number of recent business developments at a meeting held in Paris this week to launch its new corporate direction, brand identity and the further development of its commercial activity. They include the purchase of rail and compound assets in Russia to support exports to neighbouring countries; ...

  • Groupe CAT LV
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    Groupe Cat appoints two new directors

    2018-01-30T15:36:33Z

    Jean-Michel Floret has been made director of the vehicle logistics division at French finished vehicle logistics provider, Groupe Cat.His promotion to the executive committee follows the Paris-based company’s acquisition last year of STVA, the finished vehicle transport arm of French state-owned rail operator SNCF.Floret began his career at SNCF and ...

  • HorizonAutoLogisticsMexico
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    Horizon and Höegh announce new services

    2018-01-24T09:58:27Z

    Horizon Auto Logistics (HAL), a division of Horizon Terminal Services set up last year in Mexico, has started full scale end-to-end operations this month out of its facility in Veracruz. The company is providing port operations, including stevedoring and the handling of all cars and services inside the port, as ...

  • White Bendy road [Converted]
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    Twists and turns in the road ahead

    2018-01-05T12:36:01Z

    The European new vehicle market has showed strength in recent years, following a long decline after the global financial and subsequent Eurozone crises; sales have mostly recovered to pre-crisis levels and continued to rise in most major EU markets throughout 2017, with the exception of the UK.The outlook for the ...

  • expedite2016_btm
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    Expedite Plus sets up first office in EU

    2018-01-02T17:23:09Z

    Time-critical logistics provider Expedite Plus has opened its first office in the EU in Strasbourg, France.The Canadian company has been expanding its global presence over the last few years. Alongside its base in Milton, Canada, and the new office in Strasbourg, it now has offices in Hong Kong, China, and ...

  • Peugeot iOn
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    PSA joins forces with Nidec for electric motor production in France

    2017-12-06T14:30:30Z

    French carmaker Groupe PSA and Japan’s Nidec Corporation have agreed to form a joint venture and invest €220m in ($261m) in electric motor production in France for domestic and global distribution.Nidec makes electric motors through its subsidiary, Nidec Leroy-Somer Holding.In a joint statement, the companies said they would design, manufacture ...

  • GefcoTrain_Copyright Sébastien_Joly
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    Gefco handles first dedicated block train of auto parts from China to France

    2017-11-29T10:15:00Z

    Gefco has handled its first dedicated block train of containerised automotive parts between China and France. The transport and logistics provider coordinated the 11,000km journey of 40ft containers along the Silk Road trade corridor, negotiating with railway partners in different countries and deploying forwarding teams in Shanghai, Moscow and Paris. ...

  • GROUPE-CAT-BIG-1
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    Groupe Cat confirms buyout of rival STVA

    2017-11-08T12:44:36Z

    Finished vehicle logistics provider Groupe Cat has confirmed it will buy rival company STVA from French state-owned rail operator SNCF.The confirmation follows reports in May this year that Groupe Cat was in exclusive negotiations to take over the company, which generated a turnover of over €320m ($370m) last year.Neither company ...

  • AAG_Parts
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    Genuine Parts moves into European aftermarket with AAG buyout

    2017-10-18T12:07:52Z

    North American aftermarket parts distributor Genuine Parts Company is moving into the European region with the buyout of Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) for $2 billion.AAG supplies the aftermarket network in France, Germany and the UK and is the second largest parts distributor in Europe with 1,800 outlets. Its brands include ...

  • LucNadal_Gefco
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    Gefco considers a spending spree in Russia

    2017-09-13T10:28:42Z

    Transport and logistics company Gefco plans to spend up to €400m ($478m) on mergers and acquisitions over the next few years, including a possible €20-30m earmarked for Russia, according to CEO, Luc Nadal, in an interview with the Russian media outlet Vedomosti.Nadal revealed that the company, which is majority owned ...

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    JLR and Mercedes plan for electric motor options in all model lines

    2017-09-11T14:15:06Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz have announced that in coming years each will offer electrified versions of each model in their respective ranges.The news follows that of rival carmaker, Volvo, which in July said every new car it launches from 2019 onwards would have an electric motor.It also ...

  • MOSOLF
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    Stronger than ever

    2017-07-19T15:56:18Z

    ECG president Wolfgang Göbel sees plenty of things to celebrate this year – even if political turmoil and gridlock are getting in the wayLast issue, I wrote that 2017 was on track to be ECG’s busiest year yet. In this edition I am happy to say that continues to be ...

  • PSA helicopter_opt
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    PSA uses helicopters to circumnavigate blockade

    2017-07-12T16:13:37Z

    Groupe PSA was forced to use helicopters to transport parts to its car plants in France last week, after workers from financially troubled parts supplier GM&S, which is in receivership, travelled 200km from their base in La Souterraine to block access to PSA’s parts factory in Sept-Fons.A spokesman for the ...

  • RN_Alliance_Tangier
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    Renault-Nissan Alliance reports €5 billion gain in operational synergies

    2017-07-12T12:52:43Z

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance has reported that its business convergence plan, which began in 2009, brought it €5 billion ($5.7 billion) in annualised synergies last year, up on the €4.3 billion recorded in 2015. Alliance companies continue to deepen ties across engineering, manufacturing and supply chain management, purchasing and human resources. ...

  • Güterzüge des Rangierbahnhofes München Nord
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    DB Cargo recapitalises French subsidiary Euro Cargo Rail

    2017-07-12T11:19:43Z

    Blick über die in der Einfahrgruppe des Rangierbahnhofes München Nord wartenden Güterzüge. Rechts hinten fährt ein Containerzug mit einer Traxx-Lok der Baureihe 185 der DB Cargo ein." width="300" height="200">DB Cargo has invested €150m ($172m) in recapitalising its loss-making French subsidiary, Euro Cargo Rail (ECR), with a view to returning it ...

  • delachambre-emmanuel
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    Gefco announces changes to top executive roles

    2017-07-04T15:00:14Z

    Gefco has appointed Emmanuel Delachambre (pictured) as the new executive vice-president for its division in France and has also added responsibilties to the roles carried out by Emmanuel Cheremetinski and Pierre-Jean Lorrain.Delachambre, who replaces Marc Cahingt in the new role, has worked at Gefco France since 2013 when he moved ...

  • CTA_loop_junction_opt-1
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    In these uncertain days, supply chain reaction times are critical

    2017-04-05T16:52:01Z

    Given current political and economic uncertainties, there may be many twists and turns in the track ahead... making it all the more important that supply chains can plan and react with real efficiencyStrip the global outlook to pure numbers, and the story for the automotive industry is quite positive. China ...

  • Sintax Logistica
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    Groupe CAT takes over Sintax Logistica

    2017-03-15T14:35:55Z

    French transport and logistics provider Groupe CAT has acquired Spanish firm Sintax Logistica for an undisclosed sum. Sintax is an international vehicle logistics provider with a focus on Spain, France, Portugal and Morocco. Its services include new and used vehicle transport, multimodal distribution, compound management and technical services such as ...

  • Channel_Tunnel-1-m
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    Eurotunnel boss hails ‘best year in company's history’

    2017-03-08T05:55:09Z

    Groupe Eurotunnel, owner of the channel rail tunnel connecting the UK to France, has just reported on the best year in its history, according to chairman and CEO Jacques Gounon.The company's net profit of €200m ($211m) in the year to end-December, 2016, was over two-and-a-half times higher than the €75m ...