All Gefco articles

  • Opel_Russelsheim_web
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    LSPs eye potential cut at Opel’s Rüsselsheim plant

    2019-01-29T12:24:43Z

    Logistics service providers (LSPs) catering to Opel’s Rüsselsheim plant in Germany may need to be ready to adapt to lower volumes, after the OEM was reported to be halving output there in the Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper. The plant builds the Insignia Grand Sport and Sports Tourer, as well as the ...

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    Gefco supplies rail wagons to PSA in Morocco

    2019-01-28T11:15:00Z

    Transport and logistics provider Gefco has delivered two vehicle-carrying rail wagons to serve Groupe PSA’s new car assembly plant at Kenitra, in Morocco. A further 45 will be delivered by the end of this year. Gefco said the complex operation involved routing wagons from Saint Nazaire port in France, refurbishing ...

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    Stocker takes on strategic role at DHL Supply Chain

    2019-01-22T11:16:44Z

    John Stocker (pictured) has moved to DHL Supply Chain as director of strategic development. He was previously commercial director at Gefco’s UK division and had been with the company for more than six years. DHL Supply Chain provides contract logistics services for a range of sectors, including automotive. “John has ...

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    Driving into a Russian road block?

    2019-01-16T09:03:00Z

    Despite economic uncertainty in Russia, analysts expect new vehicle sales to grow further - putting increasing pressure on the nation’s already depleted fleet of car carriers

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    Bergé Gefco JV in Spain gets the go-ahead

    2019-01-08T15:32:28Z

    Logistics providers Bergé and Gefco have gained regulatory approval for the merger of their finished vehicle operations in Spain into a 50:50 joint venture called Bergé Gefco, based in Madrid. Creation of the new company, which will handle new and second-hand vehicles, took place days after the European Commission approved ...

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    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, ...

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    Dealing with change

    2019-01-03T17:16:00Z

    In recent years, a number of shifts in the industry have begun to affect traditional dealership models, changing the types of relationships that exist between dealers, OEMs and customers. As OEMs move increasingly towards selling more vehicles directly to customers, there are growing indications of significant impacts for traditional ...

  • Antoine REDIER-LP
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    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 ...

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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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    Mercedes-Benz takes to rail to move cars to China

    2018-12-05T11:29:51Z

    Russia’s railway monopoly RZD has delivered the first batch of finished Mercedes-Benz vehicles from Bremerhaven, in Germany, to Chongqing in China. The new route, which is informally referred to as the new Silk Road, has already proved a viable alternative to ocean shipping vehicles from Europe to China, which takes ...

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    Gefco signs up for new inbound and outbound services

    2018-11-27T16:36:22Z

    Components supplier Plastic Omnium has signed a contract with Gefco for the management of inbound plastic components through the logistics provider’s Halewood facility in the UK and onto its plant in Warrington. Gefco has also announced partnerships with Actility and Wakeo to more accurately track the cradles used to deliver ...

  • Anna Komarova
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    Rewriting the rules

    2018-11-05T12:11:23Z

    Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry wants OEMs to make huge investments in new production capacity in Russia over the coming decade, in order to continue qualifying for state aid. A bill laying down the basis of a new national localisation strategy was published in August that is designed to replace ...

  • Insignia-Fertigung im Opel-Werk Rüsselsheim, Februar 2017
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    Opel tasks Gefco with further cost reduction

    2018-10-24T09:17:37Z

    Opel/Vauxhall has renewed its fourth-party logistics (4PL) contract with Gefco for a further four years, starting in January, tasking it with finding further cost reduction measures and intensifying its optimisation and network engineering activities. Gefco’s 4PL Solutions division provides services for Opel/Vauxhall across Europe and Turkey, including the management of ...

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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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    Looking to technology to tackle looming disruption

    2018-10-10T15:33:56Z

    The automotive industry in the UK is in the shadow of looming disruption brought about not just by the uncertainties of Brexit but a host of other issues that will be made more problematic if the country leaves Europe without a deal on March 29 next year. Given that the ...

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    Gefco tailors the supply of parts to Audi

    2018-10-10T12:26:06Z

    Gefco has outlined the details of a recent contract signed with Audi for the supply of parts from Austria to its car plants in Germany. Gefco’s division in Austria is loading various components from three suppliers across four locations in the country and delivering them into Audi’s plants in Neckarsulm ...

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    Gefco completes buyout of GLT

    2018-09-10T17:27:56Z

    Gefco has finalised its purchase of Moroccan transport company GLT, after European regulatory approval was granted for the takeover. As announced at the beginning of the year , Gefco’s division in Spain will own and manage GLT. The move is designed to improve services between Europe and Morocco, including for ...

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    Driving predictive maintenance

    2018-08-30T17:27:00Z

     Gefco’s SYNCHRO hub is using connected technology and AI to optimise service parts inventory and distribution, writes Karen McCandless

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    Opening up the angles for multimodal

    2018-07-06T11:23:02Z

    Now in its 15th year, BMW’s joint venture with Brilliance China Automotive – BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) – is adopting a more multimodal approach to its outbound vehicle logistics in the country, and there are a number of reasons for that, according to the company’s vice-president of logistics and strategy, ...

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    Gefco and Bergé join forces in Spain

    2018-07-04T12:58:34Z

    Gefco is setting up a joint venture with Spanish logistics provider Bergé to strengthen finished vehicle operations in Spain. The new company will be called Bergé Gefco and combine the fleets and resources of both companies’ divisions in the country to offer customers a complete range of finished vehicle services, ...