All India articles – Page 4

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    VW expanding parts centre in Bangalore

    2017-09-20T02:25:43Z

    Volkswagen has expanded its regional parts distribution centre (PDC) in Bangalore, India with an investment of 12 crores ($1.8m). The recent work has enlarged the facility to 7,900 sq.m. The PDC, which opened in 2015 with an investment of $4.7m, now serves more than 100 VW Group dealerships across the ...

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    Indian vehicle sales bounce back post-GST but cess tax hike looms

    2017-09-05T11:37:41Z

    India’s light vehicle sales have rebounded, following a big drop in June ahead of the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1st.Based on wholesale transactions, official Indian sales surged by 16% year-on-year in July to 334,000 units, as dealerships replenished their inventories.The GST is a value-added ...

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    IRC handling end-to-end inbound services for Suzuki’s first plant in India

    2017-09-04T12:40:03Z

    Indian integrated logistics provider IRC Group has revealed details of its new Becharaji logistics centre, in the state of Gujarat, which is feeding inbound parts to the new Suzuki plant 10km away in Hansalpur that opened in February this year.IRC Group has invested more than 30 crore ($4.7m) in the ...

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    Keeping taxes and duties in mind

    2017-08-01T17:23:21Z

    For so many businesses, success can be attributed to how effectively the supply chain is managed and its impact on growth, costs and profitability. So many aspects including overall cost, supplier sourcing, manufacturing strategies and distribution network structure are impacted by the accelerating globalisation of business combined with taxes and ...

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    How finished vehicle logistics can shed its laggard reputation

    2017-08-01T10:17:36Z

    Vehicle logistics has long been accused of lagging other parts of the supply chain – notably inbound or in-plant logistics – in technology, precision and processes. OEMs and providers complain about the same problems, year in, year out, from poor visibility to a lack of common standards.That it is really ...

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    Kumar replaces Ramakrishnan as head of SCM at Honda Cars India

    2017-07-19T11:19:44Z

    PR Ramakrishnan (pictured) has retired from his role as general manager of supply chain management at Honda Cars India after almost 10 years in the company.Honda Cars India has not officially confirmed it but Automotive Logistics understands his replacement to be Udit Kumar, who moves from his role as divisional ...

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    Indian regulations: A rainbow of solutions

    2017-07-13T12:22:27Z

    The Indian vehicle logistics market is in the midst of major change and disruption, much of it in the name of modernisation and improvement. New dimension and safety requirements for car carriers came into force in April, with carmakers and logistics providers scrambling to make their fleets compliant and secure ...

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    SAIC to assemble MG cars in India from 2019

    2017-07-07T15:03:47Z

    [Updated July 11th] Chinese carmaker SAIC, which owns the MG Motor brand, is opening a subsidiary in India called MG Motor India with a view to assembling cars there in 2019.A spokesperson for the company told Automotive Logistics this week that it had yet to finalise the location of the ...

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    DICV exports 10,000th truck from India

    2017-05-31T12:52:59Z

    Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), part of Daimler Trucks Asia, has exported its 10,000th truck from the port of Karmarajar, near Chennai, on an MOL vessel. The vehicle in question was a 40-ton heavy-duty tractor destined for Indonesia and was part of a consignment of 250 trucks on the way ...

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    GM restricts production in India to exports and exits South Africa after 90 years

    2017-05-24T12:44:38Z

    General Motors has announced further restructuring of its international businesses, including moving to an export-only production model in India and exiting the South African market altogether.Poor sales, margins and a lack of scale in the supply chain have contributed to the decisions. They follow a recent pattern at GM of ...

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    Changes in supply chain leadership at Daimler India

    2017-05-03T09:22:52Z

    Daimler’s commercial vehicle division in India, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), has announced a number of senior level executive changes including the appointment of a new vice-president of supply chain management and logistics.Ralf Mungenast (pictured), previously head of supply chain planning at Mercedes-Benz Cars, headquartered in Germany, has taken up ...

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    Kia confirms investment in first Indian plant

    2017-04-26T14:46:05Z

    Kia Motors has confirmed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the State Government of Andhra Pradesh, India to build its first manufacturing facility in the country.“We are delighted to announce that Kia’s newest manufacturing facility will be here in Andhra Pradesh,” said Han-Woo Park, president of Kia ...

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    Indian car carriers protest latest penalty hike in Rajasthan

    2017-02-21T08:48:54Z

    Car carriers in India are currently staging a protest on the borders of Rajasthan following the local government’s decision to impose a border tariff (or challan) of 5,000 rupees ($75) for equipment travelling through the state.The amount now being asked is a significant hike on the previous fee of 1,500 ...

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    Indian car carriers protest latest penalty hike in Rajasthan

    2017-02-21T08:48:54Z

    Car carriers in India are currently staging a protest on the borders of Rajasthan following the local government’s decision to impose a border tariff (or challan) of 5,000 rupees ($75) for equipment travelling through the state.The amount now being asked is a significant hike on the previous fee of 1,500 ...

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    OIA Global buys out ACE and opens new site in India

    2017-02-08T12:15:36Z

    US-headquartered OIA Global, which provides transport, supply chain management and packaging services, has acquired American Cargo Express (ACE), a US-based provider of domestic and international freight forwarding, warehousing and trade management services, for an undisclosed sum.“Joining forces with ACE expands OIA’s footprint into the highly competitive Canadian market of Toronto ...

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    Emerging market growth overshadowed by protectionism concerns

    2017-01-25T12:06:35Z

    China topped the index once again, based on market size, ease of doing business and logistics infrastructureThe outlook for growth in emerging markets is decidedly mixed, according to a recent survey of logistics and supply chain professionals, with economic uncertainty compounded by worries over rising protectionism and restrictions to ...

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    PSA and CK Birla to start joint production operations in India

    2017-01-25T10:37:40Z

    Carlos Tavares, chairman of the managing board of PSA Group (left), and CK Birla, chairman of the CK Birla GroupFrench carmaker PSA Group and India’s CK Birla group have revealed plans to invest an initial €100m ($107m) for the production of vehicles and powertrains in the state of Tamil ...

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    Indian car carriers secure revised rate rises after January protest

    2017-01-17T17:32:52Z

    India’s car carriers have succeeded once again in negotiating higher rates with the majority of the country’s leading vehicle manufacturers for the transport of vehicles on car transporters conforming to the new 18.75-metre maximum trailer length.Rates for the movement of vehicles on such transporters have increased by 22-23%, a substantial ...

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    VW Group Logistics moves over 5m vehicles; record exports from India

    2017-01-04T14:24:45Z

    Volkswagen’s group logistics operation moved more than 5m vehicles and around 75m cu.m of parts around the globe during 2016, the German OEM has revealed.In a statement, VW said that Volkswagen Group Logistics, which is responsible for cross-brand planning and management of material and vehicle logistics, had played a key ...

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    Honda Cars India: ‘Delivery is the key to success’

    2017-01-03T16:42:45Z

    Honda Cars India’s head of supply chain management, PR Ramakrishnan (pictured), outlines his approach to meeting higher customer expectations in a changing regulatory landscapeHonda Cars India, like the country in general, has its eyes on growth, as it expands its plants, model line-up and dealer network. Also like India more ...