All Germany articles – Page 13

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    WLTP hits sales and profits in Germany

    2018-11-06T11:02:44Z

    Carmaker VW Group and parts supplier Schaeffler have both put weaker third-quarter financial performance down to the effects of the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP).As manufacturers have phased out older passenger car models in advance of the more stringent emissions testing procedure coming into effect on September ...

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    Imperial Logistics to run VW packaging centre in Wilhelmshaven

    2018-10-30T15:30:00Z

    Volkswagen Group has signed a contract with Imperial Logistics International to run its packaging centre at Jade-Weser-Port in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The centre is due to open next year. In a statement, Imperial Logistics said it would take over the operation in April. “We are happy and proud ...

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    VW starts making Seat Tarraco at Wolfsburg

    2018-10-24T14:38:48Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat, part of the VW Group, has begun producing its Tarraco SUV on assembly lines at VW’s Wolfsburg factory – the first time in 20 years a non-VW vehicle has been built at the plant in northern Germany.Designed and developed in Barcelona, the Tarraco is built on the ...

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    Deficit in Brazil’s automotive parts sector worsens

    2018-10-16T15:36:47Z

    Brazil’s automotive parts industry posted a trade deficit of $4.48 billion over the first eight months of this year – a 22.4% increase compared to the deficit over the same period last year.Figures released by the National Association of Brazilian Auto Parts Manufacturers (Sindipeças) show exports of auto parts to ...

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    WLTP causes sharp shift in German car sales

    2018-10-16T13:55:42Z

    New passenger car registrations in Germany fell 31% year-on-year to an estimated 200,100 in September. In August, the figure was a 25% increase to 316,400.German automotive industry association, the VDA, said the volatility was because of distortions caused by the new Worldwide Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), which is intended ...

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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 ...

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    Gefco adapta o fornecimento de peças para a Audi

    2018-10-11T10:43:59Z

    A Gefco descreveu os detalhes de um contrato recente assinado com a Audi para o fornecimento de peças da Áustria para suas fábricas de automóveis na Alemanha. A divisão da Gefco na Áustria está carregando vários componentes de fornecedores no país e distribuindo-os em cinco pistas nas fábricas da Audi ...

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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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    Wendt takes on key supplier role at BMW

    2018-10-08T16:11:48Z

    Andreas Wendt (pictured) has become BMW’s new management board member for purchasing and supplier network. He was previously director of the group’s largest car assembly plant in Germany at Dingolfing.Wendt was appointed to his new role on 1 October by the supervisory board, whose chairman Norbert Reithofer said: “The purchasing ...

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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%), ...

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    P3 to develop warehouse near Mercedes-Benz

    2018-10-03T14:05:33Z

    European logistics property developer P3 is expanding its business in Germany with the acquisition of a 6.5-hectare site in Horb am Neckar, near Stuttgart.P3, which is based in Prague, Czech Republic, plans to build a new 33,900 sq.m warehouse there by the end of 2019.The site is near Mercedes-Benz’s ...

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    Copart expands business in Germany

    2018-09-26T15:43:50Z

    US online vehicle auction company, Copart, has extended its business in Germany with the opening of a second location near Leipzig, which the company said would serve both Germany and countries in eastern Europe. The latest facility can store up to 4,500 vehicles and hosts bi-weekly auctions on Thursdays."We are ...

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    Thyssenkrupp plans €60m logistics facility in Rotenburg

    2018-09-12T09:37:38Z

    Thyssenkrupp Materials Services is building a €60m ($69.5m) logistics centre in the German town of Rotenburg, in Lower Saxony, for its subsidiary Thyssenkrupp Schulte, to store materials including aluminium and steel.The company makes steel tubes and pipes, non-ferrous metals and specialty materials, as well as providing materials and supply chain ...

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    Ford cancels Focus imports to US from China

    2018-09-04T10:12:09Z

    Ford has scrapped plans to export the Focus Active model from China to the US because of tariffs of 25% being imposed by the US government. Exports from China were due to begin next year following plans first announced in 2017, when the carmaker decided to supply the car from ...

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    Hella starts to reorganise its business

    2018-08-22T11:51:46Z

    German components supplier Hella has embarked on a company-wide reorganisation to take advantage of growth opportunities in a European aftermarket sector undergoing extensive changes.“On the one hand, we see an increasing consolidation within the wholesale business in Europe, which has given rise to increasingly bigger market players,” group spokesman Markus ...

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    VW to increase Wolfsburg output to 1m

    2018-08-22T09:37:38Z

    Volkswagen plans to increase annual production at its German plant in Wolfsburg to a million units by 2020, meaning an additional 210,000 vehicles will be assembled at the plant. The carmaker will shift Golf production from its Zwickau (Germany) and Puebla (Mexico) plants, and add production of the forthcoming Seat ...

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    Continental buys Australian tyre network

    2018-08-21T15:12:46Z

    German tyre manufacturer Continental is purchasing the 258-branch Kmart Tyre and Auto Service chain (KTAS) from Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers for 350m Australian dollars ($253m).Continental plans to drive forward what is already a strong network of outlets and expand the existing product portfolio, said Ferdinand Hoyos, head of Continental’s passenger and ...

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    Battling a perfect storm

    2018-08-14T15:08:51Z

    The finished vehicle sector in North America is dealing with a lot of challenges at the moment. There is a basic imbalance in the number of vehicles that the US imports and exports with its global trading partners, which contributes to ongoing problems involving congestion and limited capacity on hinterland ...

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    Hella disposes of two operations

    2018-08-08T10:08:36Z

    German automotive components and services firm Hella Group is selling its wholesale companies in Denmark and Poland to Swedish aftermarket company Mekonomen to concentrate its activities on the independent spare parts business and develop workshop equipment.“As part of this, we are accelerating the interaction between the divisions and opening up ...

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    Ceva appoints Terry Carter as senior VP

    2018-07-27T11:32:26Z

    Ceva Logistics has appointed Terry Carter to the newly created position of senior vice president of transportation for contract logistics. He will report to Brett Blissell, chief operating officer contract logistics and is tasked with coordinating transport for Ceva's business worldwide, including its third party contractors.Carter brings more than 25 ...