All Germany articles – Page 15

  • 2018_01_08_PM_Cuxport_Frejya
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    Trusting the market will stay afloat

    2018-04-26T09:42:00Z

    European vehicle-handling ports saw growth in vehicle vehicle volumes in 2017, however geo-political worries – not least Brexit – is causing concerns. Ports continue to invest but there are worries over future volumes and capacity levels. 

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    Mercedes-Benz: Taking an end-to-end approach

    2018-04-12T17:23:00Z

    It may have taken Mercedes-Benz around 120 years to reach 1m cars per year, breaching the mark around the turn of the 21stcentury. However, the recent surge in growth of the brand has seen it rise by around 1m units in sales and production in just five years, with passenger ...

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    PSA Group reorganises supply chain roles

    2018-04-11T10:11:09Z

    Etienne Jacob (pictured) has moved to become senior vice-president of supply chain at Opel/Vauxhall, based in Rüsselsheim, Germany. He moves from his role as vice-president of supply chain transport and packaging at PSA Group, which now owns the Opel and Vauxhall divisions following last years’ buyout by General Motors.Jacob has ...

  • VW_Taubaté_plant_web
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    VW cancels contracts with Prevent Group after supply problems

    2018-04-10T10:17:33Z

    Volkswagen has cancelled the majority of its contracts with parts and material supplier Prevent Group following a series of supply problems affecting production in Brazil between 2015 and 2016. The carmaker said the problems had cost it a total of €250m ($307m).Since the 1990s, Prevent Group, based in Bosnia, has ...

  • FerrocarrilPortBCN
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    DB Cargo sets up rail service for German deliveries to Barcelona port

    2018-03-28T09:44:27Z

    DB Cargo is running a rail service for finished vehicle transport between Germany and the Spanish port of Barcelona. The weekly service, for a prominent German carmaker (unconfirmed but thought to be Mercedes-Benz), is the only such link between the two countries and is organised in conjunction with the Spanish ...

  • Fred Schulze
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    Schulze lands new job at SAIC VW

    2018-03-21T14:54:34Z

    Fred Schulze (pictured) will take up a new role as executive vice-president at SAIC VW – the joint venture between Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation and Volkswagen Group – at the beginning of July this year.He moves from his role at Audi where he is responsible for the C-/ D-SUV and ...

  • Birte Schulz - Commercial Director Kerry Logistics © Sascha Moll Fotografie
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    Kerry appoints commercial director for Europe

    2018-03-13T17:06:05Z

    Birte Schulz (pictured) has joined third-party logistics provider Kerry Logistics as commercial director Europe, with responsibility for managing sales and key account management in ten countries.Based at the company’s head office in Hamburg, Germany, she will also be instrumental in strategic planning of customer development in line with the 3PL’s ...

  • VW_Packaging_centre
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    VW reveals details of new packaging centre

    2018-03-13T12:17:39Z

    Further details have been revealed this week about Volkswagen Group's plans for a packaging centre at Jade-Weser-Port in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, which is due to open in 2019.The centre will package up to 7,000 different part lines for Audi, Volkswagen and VW Commercial Vehicles and more than 12,000 containers a year ...

  • Krone_warehouse
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    Krone opens new spare parts DC in Germany

    2018-03-02T10:46:13Z

    Krone Commercial Vehicle Group has opened a central logistics centre in Herzlake, about 35km from the Dutch border in north-west Germany, to meet current and future demand for spare parts from the commercial vehicle sector.The new distribution centre (DC) expands the service offering to customers throughout Europe and is a ...

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    Schenker adds to automotive services

    2018-02-27T16:17:51Z

    DB Schenker has announced plans to introduce 3D printing as well as storage and transport of lithium batteries to its core services for the automotive industry.The German logistics provider said it wanted to devote its energy to meeting the technological requirements of additive production and maintaining progress in the field ...

  • ARS_Altmann_Iveco_LNG_Bild1 crop
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    ARS Altmann trials gas-powered car carrier

    2018-02-20T17:37:57Z

    German finished vehicle logistics provider ARS Altmann has taken delivery of its first car carrier powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).The Iveco Stralis NP truck was handed over in February to the company’s subsidiary AFT H. Altmann Fahrzeugtransporte and is currently being used on an in-house pilot project in southern ...

  • porsche_959_normal
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    Porsche turns to 3D printing

    2018-02-16T11:06:15Z

    The division of German luxury car manufacturer Porsche dedicated to classic vehicles has started using 3D printers to produce rare parts that are only required in small quantities.With the Porsche Classic range consisting of around 52,000 parts, the potential for saving storage space and cost is huge, stated the OEM. ...

  • Cuxport_vehicle_terminal
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    BMW extends contract at Cuxport

    2018-02-14T09:57:40Z

    BMW has extended its contract with Rhenus Worldwide at the northern German port of Cuxport for the processing of finished vehicles destined for export to the UK and Scandinavia.The vehicles are made at the premium carmaker’s plants in eastern and southern Germany, as well as in Austria under contract with ...

  • VW Braun and Schicke
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    Braun and Schicke to head VW’s digital logistics divisions

    2018-02-07T16:45:18Z

    Volkswagen has created two new departments supporting digital applications in the inbound and outbound logistics parts of its business and announced new roles for those leading them.Volkswagen Group Logistics said this week that Matthias Braun (pictured, left) was now heading the Digitalization and Concept Development department, associated with the Material ...

  • Forum Automobillogistik 2018
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    Bosch and MAN win VDA award

    2018-02-02T11:26:00Z

    Robert Bosch and MAN Truck & Bus have been announced as dual winners of this year’s VDA Logistics Award, with digital logistics solutions in intra-logistics and empty container scheduling, respectively. It is the first time the award has been shared between two companies. The award, from two of the country’s ...

  • Produktionsstart für die neue S-Klasse im Mercedes-Benz Werk Sindelfingen
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    Mercedes automates tool selection for CLS

    2018-01-30T16:24:15Z

    Mercedes-Benz has begun using an automated system to provide operation-specific screwdrivers to workers assembling the new, third-generation CLS at its Sindelfingen plant in Germany.The move is designed to provide staff with optimal support by supplying tools automatically along with the right order data and process parameters for the assigned vehicle, ...

  • BMW_Smart Transport Robot Wackersdorf
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    Automation: Paving the way for progress

    2018-01-25T17:26:00Z

    Ask automotive manufacturers what their primary concerns are today within warehouses and factories and they will probably allude to one of three key things – productivity, safety and waste. Although various solutions are available to help alleviate problems in these areas, one of the most important is materials handling technology. ...

  • HorizonAutoLogisticsMexico
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    Horizon and Höegh announce new services

    2018-01-24T09:58:27Z

    Horizon Auto Logistics (HAL), a division of Horizon Terminal Services set up last year in Mexico, has started full scale end-to-end operations this month out of its facility in Veracruz. The company is providing port operations, including stevedoring and the handling of all cars and services inside the port, as ...

  • Audi_Steffen_Potrafke
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    Potrafke replaces Hauf at Audi brand logistics

    2018-01-23T12:48:44Z

    Steffen Potrafke (pictured) has replaced Dr Michael Hauf as head of brand logistics at Audi. Hauf has retired after six years in the role and 33 years with the carmaker.Potrafke, who has been with the OEM since 1988, will manage logistics processes for the Audi brand across all of its ...

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    Disaster recovery: Prepared for the worst?

    2018-01-18T15:39:36Z

    As the scale of the destruction wrought by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated Japan’s north-eastern coastline in March 2011 became apparent, managers within BMW’s purchasing function were asked if it would affect the company. Their answer? No – because BMW had no suppliers in Japan.But that wasn’t quite ...