All Gefco articles – Page 3

  • Stefano Pollotti, MD, GEFCO Middle East
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    How to make the most of the quiet times

    2017-05-31T12:28:18Z

    Stefano Pollotti is the managing director of Gefco Middle East There is not much doubt that after five years of relatively solid growth in the Middle East, the automotive market has suffered over the past 18 months. This inevitably affects all aspects of the industry including traditional logistics, ultimately ...

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    Gefco reports strong growth in profitability

    2017-05-31T11:42:41Z

    French logistics provider Gefco has announced strong growth in operating profits for the year to the end of 2016 after a proactive policy to optimise purchases and reduce fixed costs. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation grew 32.1% to €172.8m ($193.3m). Revenues were up 1.3% to €4.23 billion. The ...

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    Gefco to ship CNH tractors from Austria to Australia

    2017-05-09T10:10:26Z

    European agricultural machinery maker Case New Holland (CNH) has contracted logistics provider Gefco to move a consignment of tractors to Australia for the first time. Gefco will move between 260 and 280 tractors in containers to three Australian ports this year: Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane. The tractors will be loaded ...

  • Gefco car carrier
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    Groupe PSA report: A partnership of choice for Gefco and PSA

    2017-03-31T22:15:00Z

    Having signed an €8 billion contract with its former owner PSA, Gefco is keen to emphasise its growing independence both within and outside the automotive sector

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    Groupe PSA special report: Refait à neuf

    2017-03-31T21:00:00Z

    A five-part feature assays the recent fortunes of Groupe PSA – and the effects on its logistics functions across PSA and its newly acquired Opel and Vauxhall brands – under the leadership of Carlos Tavares and senior vice-president of supply chain, Francesca Gamboni.

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    Groupe PSA report: Chef d’orchestre prepares to begin a new movement

    2017-03-31T20:59:00Z

    PSA’s vice-president of supply chain, Francesca Gamboni, is bringing a new vision of supply chain management inspired by the kind of cross-departmental responsibility found in the FMCG sector. She reveals how this could improve PSA’s supply versus demand balance

  • Chargement d'un camion Gefco dans la zone d'expÈdition
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    Groupe PSA report: Connecting a supply chain par excellence

    2017-03-31T20:58:00Z

    PSA’s vision of end-to-end supply chain planning will help support its global expansion and acquisition of Opel, as the combined operations roll out some 59 new model launches by 2021

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    Groupe PSA report: Engineering logistics partnerships

    2017-03-31T20:57:00Z

    PSA’s partnership of choice with Gefco aims to reap benefits in purchasing, pooling and packaging innovation, as well as bringing further intermodal options

  • Autonomous
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    Groupe PSA report: Full throttle towards pole position

    2017-03-31T20:56:00Z

    A look ahead to the technological developments and personnel requirements that will drive PSA’s analysis of supply and demand

  • PSA General Motors_opt
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    PSA touts European scale and supply chain synergy in Opel/Vauxhall acquisition

    2017-03-07T02:15:58Z

    PSA Group and General Motors (GM) have come to an agreement over the sale of the latter's European business, specifically the Opel and Vauxhall brands, with the total price coming in at €2.2 billion ($2.33 billion), including a €900m deal for the financing division. The deal, which is expected to ...

  • UTI Silk road
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    China-Europe rail: The road less travelled

    2016-04-12T16:48:52Z

    The old Silk Road that connected China to Europe rose to significant prominence during the seventh and eighth centuries, when not only was silk moved from China but also spices, paper and noodles across Eurasia. The route has been disrupted and dismantled many times during the last millennium or more, ...

  • BMW bike production line
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    Two wheels good?

    2016-04-08T14:09:45Z

    From sales drops to shifting uses in different markets, the outbound demands for two-wheelers are changing Vehicle logistics in Europe is, of course, not limited to passenger cars, SUVs, vans and trucks, even if collectively, these products account for a huge majority of the products that specialised car carriers, shipping ...

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    Pavel Ilichev moves to lead finance role at Gefco

    2016-04-06T11:17:05Z

    Transport and logistics provider Gefco has appointed Pavel Ilichev (pictured) as executive vice-president for strategy and finance, replacing Philippe Cossé who has retired after 15 years with the company. Ilichev moves to the role after six years as deputy head of corporate finance at Russian Railways (RZD), which owns a ...

  • Consolidation - Big fish small fish
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    Consolidation in logistics: Big fish eat the little fish...

    2016-04-04T08:00:06Z

    The big players in automotive logistics are getting bigger after a record year for mergers and acquisitions, with middle players at particular risk of being subsumed. So will this trend continue?There has been a growing trend for consolidation in the third party logistics sector over the past few years, including ...