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  • GM Breaks Ground on $65 million ACDelco and Genuine GM Parts Processing Facility
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    GM breaks ground on Michigan parts centre

    2018-06-27T15:01:39Z

    General Motors has stated construction of a $65m (€56m) parts processing centre (PPC) in Burton, Michigan. The development represents the company’s largest single investment in a US warehousing and logistics facility for almost 40 years and it is being managed by General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales (GMCCA). (left ...

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    GM invests in struggling South Korea division

    2018-05-16T10:26:31Z

    GM has revealed it is to invest $2.8 billion in two new global vehicle programmes for local and export markets in South Korea over the next decade as part of a plan to return its struggling division there to profitability. GM Korea plans to make a small SUV next year ...

  • Brazil factfile
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    Waking up to a new dawn

    2018-04-27T15:51:03Z

    Brazilian vehicle manufacturers are increasingly optimistic that the country can claw its way out of a deep recession. The country is experiencing a period of low inflation, low interest rates, light GDP growth and a tentative recovery in employment, reflected in improving purchasing power and consumer confidence. Moreover, consumers with ...

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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 . ...

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    GM calls for dialogue as US-China trade war looms

    2018-04-09T12:37:13Z

    General Motors has called on the US and China to pursue long-term, lasting trade policies in the face of threats by each country to impose a total of $50 billion in import tariffs on each other’s goods. China has said it would impose a 25% tariff on 106 US products, ...

  • PSAMEDIA USINE_0
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    PSA to move engine production closer to assembly plants

    2018-03-27T17:45:42Z

    French carmaker PSA Group is to reorganise operations across Europe to boost regional competitiveness by improving the performance of its powertrain plants. Some production will be transferred from Asia in line with company plans to make components as close as possible to its car plants, thus cutting supply times and ...

  • GM takes next step toward future with self-driving vehicle manufacturing in Michigan
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    GM starts producing self-driving Cruise in Michigan

    2018-03-21T11:34:36Z

    General Motors is beginning to manufacture production versions of its Cruise autonomous vehicle (AV) after building more than 200 test vehicles in the past 15 months to develop self-driving technology. The bulk of the assembly will take place in GM’s Orion Township factory in Michigan, which also makes the Chevrolet ...

  • BMW's being loaded at The Port of Charleston on 8/25/14.  File: 082414GR34
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    Trump’s tariffs condemned at home and abroad

    2018-03-06T21:02:02Z

    Automotive industry players, from parts makers through OEMs to dealers, have been unanimous in their condemnation of President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminium. If implemented, the duties could lead to more expensive components and vehicles, less investment in new products and car plants, and the loss of ...

  • TPR_Rosario_Port7
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    GM looks to expand volumes at Rosario

    2018-03-02T14:55:06Z

    General Motors (GM) is working on plans to increase imports and exports of cars through the port of Rosario in Santa Fe, Argentina, following a successful trial late last year. During the trial, the carmaker imported 1,162 Chevrolets, comprising Onix, its sedan variant, and Prisma from Brazil, as well as ...

  • Mexico rail
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    AMIA calls for government help with blockades

    2018-02-21T09:19:15Z

    The Mexican Association of the Automotive Industry (AMIA) has called for the government to intervene after a series of blockades that has left vehicle manufacturers in the country struggling for supplies and halted the movement of some finished vehicles. The blockades, which started in late January, have been carried out ...

  • Pasaia
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    Pasajes suffers sharp drop in throughput

    2018-01-31T12:16:01Z

    The northern Spanish port of Pasajes (also known by its Basque name of Pasaia) experienced a sharp drop in vehicle traffic over the first 11 months of last year. The port handled 215,119 units during the period – a fall of 8.8% compared to the same period in 2016, according ...

  • Volvo Daqing train
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    Outbound TMS: The search for a system that can't be beat

    2018-01-29T17:02:50Z

    In recent years, growing computer power, advanced software and algorithms for logistics planning have led to a rise in the use of the transport management system (TMS), which enables companies, among other things, to receive, plan, monitor and report on collections and deliveries. Some manufacturers and logistics providers have implemented ...

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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 ...

  • TransportesMarva03
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    Road transport in Mexico: no time for reflection

    2018-01-11T14:12:00Z

    About three years ago, trucking capacity for the movement of finished vehicles in Mexico was a big concern. Trucks are used for the delivery of all finished vehicles for the domestic market there, as well as supporting rail in moving vehicles to and from ports, and there were simply not ...

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    A stormy year of negotiations, electric plans and cyber-attacks

    2017-12-20T15:03:48Z

    As the year draws to close, major uncertainty regarding both Nafta and Brexit remains, as well a lack of clarity on what any changes could mean for the global automotive sector and the logistics industry that supports it. During the past 12 months, OEMs have made major strides towards an ...

  • Alex Feijolo
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    Holding on to the hard-won gains in Brazil

    2017-12-01T16:11:55Z

    The Brazilian economy has had it rough over the past few years, experiencing its deepest recession since the 1930s, with GDP growth shrinking for eight consecutive quarters. That contributed to a drought in new vehicle sales from 2013 through to 2016. This long crisis laid waste to many parts of ...

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    South America summit: Brazil faces ‘lost decade’ amid slow recovery

    2017-11-29T16:22:47Z

    Despite a 25% increase in production this year, the Brazilian automotive industry is forecast to grow only slowly in coming years, delegates at this week’s Automotive Logistics South America summit were warned. After four years of declining demand, including a dramatic drop in vehicle sales and production in ...

  • The President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, is guest at the Volkswagen Pacheco plant
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    VW to invest €560m in Argentina plant to serve South American markets

    2017-11-15T16:01:22Z

    Volkswagen has announced plans to invest €560m ($660m) in its Pacheco plant in Argentina over the next five years, as it prepares it for 2020 production of a new SUV targeting the South American market. The new vehicle project will create 2,500 jobs at the plant, which was first opened ...

  • IHS Gupta crop
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    Indian vehicle exports’ share of total production set to fall

    2017-11-10T16:41:58Z

    Vehicle exports’ share of total production in India is set to decline in coming years as carmakers use their manufacturing capacity to meet local market demand, which is forecast to continue growing at a healthy rate. Puneet Gupta (pictured), associate director for vehicle sales forecast for South Asia at research ...

  • Holden End of Manufacuring 6_opt
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    Car production ends in Australia as final Holden rolls off the line

    2017-10-25T10:34:25Z

    Just weeks after Toyota produced its final vehicle in Australia, General Motors (GM) has held a ceremony to mark the end of production at its Elizabeth plant in South Australia. GM’s move marks the end of car manufacturing in Australia, after OEMs decided that manufacturing there was no longer cost-effective. ...