All Germany articles – Page 14

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    Continental expands PDC in Germany

    2018-07-25T12:01:07Z

    Tier one supplier Continental is expanding its aftermarket parts distribution centre (PDC) in Southern Hesse, Germany by almost 7,000 sq.m in response to growth in the independent aftermarket.Property manager Prologis is carrying out the expansion work for Continental Aftermarket at the facility in Gross-Rohrheim, increasing the logistics space to 34,000 ...

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    BLG expands US services for Mercedes-Benz

    2018-07-25T10:22:21Z

    BLG Logistics is expanding its core operations in the US, where it acts as a supplier for Mercedes-Benz.The company is making its largest investment ever outside Germany at its US base in Vance, Alabama, where a total of $7.1m is being spent on setting up an automated small-parts warehouse for ...

  • Dritter Anlauf im globalen Produktionsnetzwerk: Produktionsstart der Mercedes-Benz A-Klasse in Finnland
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    Valmet starts production of new Mercedes-Benz

    2018-07-18T11:18:31Z

    Finnish contract manufacturer Valmet Automotive has begun making the new A-class for Mercedes-Benz at Uusikaupunki in Finland, the third plant to make the latest version. The move to include contract production at Valmet was first announced last year. Pasi Rannus senior vice president manufacturing, Valmet Automotive, and the Valmet team ...

  • Rene Eisbrich, Chief Operations Officer, Lagermax Autologuistik Gruppe.
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    Lagermax makes top management appointments

    2018-07-11T09:41:09Z

    Austrian transport provider Lagermax Autologistik has made changes to its management this month with the promotion of Rene Eisbrich (pictured), former vice-president of customer services at the company, moving to the role of chief operations officer (COO), and the appointment of Konrad Zwirner to the position of chief commercial officer ...

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    Digital lineside technology key to BMW’s 8 Series model

    2018-07-10T17:08:50Z

    This week BMW began producing the luxury 8 Series coupé at its Dingolfing plant in Germany and the digitalisation of production and lineside logistics is playing a central role in the manufacturing of the new model, according to the carmaker. That includes in the delivery of parts to the factory ...

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    Stefan Sommer to head procurement at VW

    2018-07-10T16:33:06Z

    Stefan Sommer is moving to Volkswagen Group at the beginning of next year as head of procurement. He replaces Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz, who left the company in April.Sommer, who was CEO of German parts supplier ZF Friedrichshafen until the end of last year, began his career as a development ...

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    VW realigns global components business

    2018-07-05T11:47:56Z

    Volkswagen is reorganising its global components business into a separate corporate division in an effort, it said, to improve efficiency, become more flexible and prepare for growth in electric vehicles. Group Components will sit under the aegis of Volkswagen AG alongside VW Passenger Cars and VW Commercial Vehicles.“We are preparing ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to expand South African plant

    2018-07-04T14:57:16Z

    German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz Cars is to spend €600m ($697m) on the assembly of the next generation of C-Class models at its plant in East London, South Africa.Factory space for passenger vehicle production will increase by two-thirds and include new logistic warehouses, paint and body shops and an upgrade of the ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel expands services for BMW

    2018-07-04T11:37:39Z

    Kuehne + Nagel and BMW have expanded their partnership in Europe and Asia.In a phased development, the logistics company set up a regional distribution centre in Kleinaitingen (Germany) last April and one in Słubice (Poland) a month later. It is also establishing dealer distribution centres in Beijing and Shanghai, China, ...

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    PSA to develop new engines in Germany

    2018-06-20T12:17:52Z

    Following its takeover by Groupe PSA last year, Opel/Vauxhall’s engineering centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany, will take on global responsibility for development of the next generation of high-efficiency petrol engines for all Groupe PSA brands.The engines will be used in the Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Vauxhall and Opel marques in China, ...

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    Emissions legislation set to disrupt vehicle logistics

    2018-06-20T08:59:00Z

    European legislation aimed at achieving more accurate monitoring of emissions from passenger cars could cause disruption to logistics operations involving the storage and delivery of new vehicles, the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) has warned. As manufacturers phase out non-compliant older models, dealers are looking to sell existing stock ...

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    Koltai moves to head transport logistics at Audi

    2018-06-19T15:48:36Z

    Peter Koltai (pictured) has taken up a new role at Audi this month as head of transport logistics, based in Germany. He replaces Heiko Schulz, who has resigned under a retirement arrangement.In his new position, Koltai is responsible for driving Audi Group’s entire transport logistics strategy, including inbound material and ...

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    Watch the Automotive Logistics Europe Conference Live

    2018-06-13T11:11:20Z

    The Automotive Logistics Europe Conference takes place in Bonn, Germany this week. Two days of sessions begin on Wednesday June 13 and will be streamed Live online.Click here to find out more about the event, which will look at how to achieve innovation through technology and excellence through digitalisation in ...

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    NYK sets up direct service between Europe and South America

    2018-06-13T09:47:39Z

    Ro-ro line NYK has set up a direct monthly service for ocean vehicle shipments from Europe to South America.The first departure left the port of Bremerhaven, Germany, on May 19 before calling at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge. Cargo from Spain is also being taken on-board by NYK through several ...

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    Turkish exports continue to rise

    2018-06-12T10:16:01Z

    Turkey’s automotive exports have risen 17% so far this year to reach a value of $13.9 billion, fresh figures from the Uludağ Automotive Industry Exporters' Association (OİB) have shown.In May – the country’s 28th month of continuous automotive export growth – automotive exports were worth $2.8 billion, up 8% on ...

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    A hard look at software risks

    2018-05-24T15:24:16Z

    Few people realise how much software runs today’s cars, observes Les Hatton, emeritus professor of forensic software engineering at Kingston University, UK. “We sit at home and can’t work out why the printer isn’t working, and then we’ll get in a car where there’s probably more software underneath,” he says. ...

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    Gefco: Full of get up and go

    2018-05-15T17:13:49Z

    French transport and logistics provider Gefco started 2018 with an announcement in Paris that it was looking to cooperate more closely with its partners and customers. At the same time, the company said it was looking for international growth and new business as it continued to move beyond the traditional ...

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    Daimler takes a systematic approach to human rights

    2018-05-09T14:16:53Z

    Daimler has announced implementation of its new Human Rights Respect System, in a move designed to ensure a systematic approach to human rights within its supply chain. The German group already has a long-established supplier sustainability standards system in place which states working conditions must respect human rights and explicitly ...

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    Mosolf continues expansion with buyout of German rival

    2018-05-08T11:43:42Z

    German-based vehicle transporter Mosolf Group is taking over German rival firm Autokontor Bayern to reinforce its position “in an environment where markets are becoming more specialist and consolidating,” said the company’s CEO, Jörg Mosolf.The ownership change means Autokontor Bayern’s main shareholder and joint managing director Bernd Sauter will leave the ...

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    Continental extends inbound deal with Kerry Logistics

    2018-05-02T11:50:35Z

    Kerry Logistics has secured a four-year extension to its contract with the tyre-making division of tier supplier Continental.The third-party logistics provider’s division in Germany will handle international ocean freight export of tyres and provide logistics services for Continental’s procurement of raw materials to production sites worldwide, mainly from Asia.Kerry Logistics’ ...