All Gefco articles – Page 9

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    Gefco ready to buy and expand


    Gefco, the logistics division of the PSA Peugeot-Citroën Group, is pushing to expand and diversify its vehicle logistics operations and is targeting further acquisitions in European and global markets. The company, which has experienced record growth and profits this year, is aiming to reduce the proportion of PSA business in ...

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    Gefco to begin operations in Bulgaria


    The logistics subsidiary of PSA Peugeot Citroën, Gefco, will begin automotive logistics operations in Bulgaria from this September and establish relations with current and prospective suppliers as well as small- and medium-size transport firms in the country. Gefco Bulgaria will be based in the capital Sophia and will be headed ...

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    Gefco gets EC grant for PSA rail link


    Gefco’s rail service for Peugeot Citroën, which is moving semi-knockdown kits (SKDs) from the carmaker’s Vesoul plant in France, on route to the new €470m ($630m) production facility the French carmaker has set up with Mitsubishi in Kaluga, Russia has gained the support of the European Commission’s Marco Polo programme. ...

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    Gefco UK gets good news at Sheerness


    The UK arm of French logistics operator Gefco received some good news this week related to the long-running dispute it has had with the UK’s Valuation Office Agency (VOA). Gefco UK, which uses land at Sheerness Docks on the south-east coast for vehicle storage, was hit with a bill for ...

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    Gefco widens reach with Mercurio stake


    Peugeot-Citroën’s logistics arm Gefco is acquiring a controlling 70% share in Italian transport and distribution company Gruppo Mercurio following an agreement signed with Venice European Investments (VEI), the investment fund controlled by holding company Palladio Finanziaria. The figure of the transaction has not been released, though Palladio is reported to ...

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    Gefco announces JVs with Russian operators


    The Russian division of French logistics provider Gefco used an event alongside last week’s Automotive Logistics Russia conference to announce two new joint ventures in the country – one with full service logistics provider Russian Transport Lines (RTL) and one with rail freight container operator, Transcontainer. The partnership with RTL ...

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    Gefco moves PSA parts to Russia


    Gefco has launched an exclusive rail freight service for Peugeot Citroën between the carmaker’s Vesoul plant in France and the new production facility the French carmaker is setting up with Mitsubishi in Kaluga, Russia. Production at the €470m ($630m) plant is reported to be starting at the end of April. ...

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    Gefco extends support for PSA in Portugal


    Gefco has invested €350,000 ($467,000) in a new facility in Mangualde, Portugal to externalise inbound logistics operations for the neighbouring PSA Peugeot Citroën plant which makes Citroën Berlingo First and Peugeot Partner Origin vehicles. The new activity builds on distribution of finished vehicles from the plant, which Gefco has been ...

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    Gefco secures BIFA award and signals business in Russia


    Gefco UK has been recognised as ‘Best in Industry’ in the European Logistics category at this year’s British International Freight Association (BIFA) awards for enhancements to its 2Wheeler Development Project. The awards, which were recently held in London, recognised Gefco’s expansion of the project beyond the UK into a number ...

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    Gefco helps PSA target German market


    Gefco’s German division has opened a new logistics facility in Kelheim, Lower Bavaria, to shorten lead times for the delivery of Peugeot and Citroën vehicles to dealerships in the region. It is the 16th German location for the global Gefco network and the facility is planned to handle 14,000 Peugeot ...

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    Gefco integrates South America service for PSA


    Following the announcement that Gefco Brazil is opening a new 6,200m2 logistics hub in Guarulhos, northeast São Paulo to consolidate multi-modal services for PSA Peugeot Citroën, the company’s Director of Transport Logistic Automotive, André Bortolotto (pictured), has told Automotive Logistics this week how the facility will provide a more rapid ...

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    Gefco 'justified' in UK port threat over taxes


    Gefco is threatening to scale back its automotive business at the UK port of Sheerness in the face of a retrospective rates bill for £3m. In a letter to Sir Peter Westmacott, the British Ambassador in Paris, and seen by The Telegraph, Gefco’s Vice President for Vehicle Transport and Logistics, ...

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    PSA unlikely to sell Gefco


    The fate of Peugeot-Citroën’s logistics arm Gefco is now in the hands of former Corus CEO Phillipe Varin (pictured) following the company’s unprecedented decision to oust CEO Christian Strieff on Monday. While no firm plans will be put in place until Varin’s official start date on the June 1, analysts ...

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    Gefco receives new UK trailer fleet


    Lohr has provided Gefco with a fleet of ten car carrier trailers from its factory in Strasbourg, France that will enable more efficient vehicle transport from the company’s regional distribution centre in Corby, in the English Midlands. The Eurolohr 3.53 UK Hybrid trailers, which allow mixed loads for up to ...

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    Gefco provides packaging solution for Ford


    Ford has outsourced its materials handling management for engine production at Dagenham in the UK to European logistics provider Gefco UK. The LSP is now helping manage Ford’s container logistics through its GefBoxSystem, which provides reusable plastic boxes, pallets and covers for parts required by engine plant in southeast England ...

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    Gefco sets up vehicle storage facility in Chile


    Gefco is setting up a subsidiary to provide automotive and logistics activity in Chile following demand there and in the wider South American region. The new business will be based at a storage centre to be developed in Noviciado, near Santiago and will have capacity for 3,500 vehicles from carmakers ...

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    Gefco eyes Ford activity in Romania


    French logistics provider Gefco is strengthening its position in Central and Eastern Europe and showing interest in supporting Ford activity at the former Daewoo plant in Craiova, Romania, according to the Business Standard Daily.Ford intends to start production there in 2009 following its purchase of 72 per cent of Daewoo ...

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    Gefco remains upbeat during the downturn


    Gefco’s Chairman and CEO Yves Fargues (pictured left) shrugged off the financial meltdown in the traditional car consumption markets last week, announcing that the PSA-owned logistics service provider is aiming for substantial growth in all its main sectors of business.At a press conference in Deauville he announced plans to hit ...