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  • AkioToyoda
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    Toyota and Suzuki look at India and export markets

    2018-05-29T17:52:33Z

    Japanese OEMs Toyota and Suzuki are to consider extending their 15-month-old business partnership to work together on sales, production and technological development, with a focus on India and its export markets. Ideas to be further evaluated include using Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private (TKM) to produce models developed by Suzuki for ...

  • VW_parts_india
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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 ...

  • CTA_loop_junction_opt-1
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    In these uncertain days, supply chain reaction times are critical

    2017-04-05T16:52:01Z

    Given current political and economic uncertainties, there may be many twists and turns in the track ahead... making it all the more important that supply chains can plan and react with real efficiency Strip the global outlook to pure numbers, and the story for the automotive industry is quite positive. ...

  • car_carrier_protest_Rajasthan
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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 ...

  • OIA-Global-sede
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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 ...

  • BLG-China1-300x200
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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 infrastructure The 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 ...

  • PSA CK Birla_opt
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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 Group French 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 ...

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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 ...

  • Volkswagen_Pune_Plant
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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 ...

  • PR_Ramakrishnan02b
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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 landscape Honda 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 ...

  • Modestrip
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    What to watch in 2017

    2016-12-27T09:00:56Z

    The automotive supply chain could take several knocks in 2017 from rising protectionism and regulatory changes. Automotive Logistics consults its crystal ball to highlight some of the potential hotspots… North America Which way will Trump blow? There will be worries, especially in Mexico, about overhauls to Nafta or ...

  • Year in review
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    2016 in review: takeovers, disputes and political upheaval

    2016-12-21T11:18:25Z

    The year 2016 may well go down as one of the most significant in recent history – not just politically but also for the automotive supply chain. Surprise voting results in the US and Europe have created significant uncertainty regarding global trade that may go on for years and is ...

  • Chennai_Int_Terminal
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    Chennai port expedites automotive consignment clearance

    2016-11-23T11:12:33Z

    Pressure from the automotive industry in India has finally resulted in the Chennai Customs Zone agreeing to adopt a faster system for container clearance at the port of Chennai. Chennai will now permit direct port delivery of containerised automotive parts using bills of entry under the Risk Management System (RMS). ...

  • MAHINDRA World City
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    Mahindra launches $22m warehouse in Jaipur

    2016-11-22T17:15:16Z

    India’s Mahindra has officially inaugurated its first spare-parts warehouse in north India. The 4.5-hectare facility is situated within the 1,200-hectare Mahindra World City (MWC) industrial hub in Jaipur and will provide parts for the company’s automotive and farm equipment businesses in the north and northwest regions. A total of 150 ...

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    Krishnakumar joins GAC Shipping India

    2016-11-16T11:14:52Z

    The Indian division of logistics and marine services provider GAC Shipping has recently appointed C Krishnakumar (pictured) as the general manager of logistics services at its Chennai office. Krishnakumar moves there from Caravel Logistics and will be responsible for the growing demands for services in the automotive and pharmaceutical industries ...

  • Ford innovation centre
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    Ford boosts design and development with $195m Chennai hub

    2016-11-16T10:14:21Z

    Ford has announced plans to bolster its engineering, IT and supply chain skills in India with a new product development and business centre in Chennai. The $195m investment is expected to increase India’s role as an export centre, as well as a stronghold for data and analytics – including in ...

  • Vipul_Nanda_CCA_meeting
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    India’s Car Carrier Association vows to support new restrictions

    2016-11-15T13:06:16Z

    India’s Car Carrier Association (CCA) has passed a resolution calling for all 65 of its independent car haulier members across the country to comply with the new Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) on car transporters. The CCA’s membership accounts for 95% of the 15,000-plus car transporter fleet in the country. ...

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    India conference report: Looking for the next leap forward

    2016-11-14T19:07:00Z

    India’s automotive industry is set to become the third biggest in the world but its growth is testing the infrastructure to the limit and bringing a high level of complexity to the supply chain. There are also big changes ahead related to tax policy and equipment legislation, which bring their ...

  • Arnaud Cauchy, Gefco
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    India conference: From stockyards to value-added hubs – at a price

    2016-11-11T19:26:36Z

    For nearly a decade, manufacturers and logistics providers in India have anticipated that the eventual implementation of a Goods and Service Tax (GST) would open up opportunities for ‘hub-and-spoke’ distribution patterns, including more efficient transport to dealers and the use of more multimodal transport. With GST finally on the horizon ...

  • Chandra Mishra, Ashok Leyland
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    India conference: Ashok Leyland gets rational about logistics

    2016-11-11T19:12:27Z

    Indian commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland has not been waiting until the Goods and Service Tax (GST) comes into effect next year across India to make major changes to its logistics and distribution network. Over the past two years, the truckmaker has rationalised its distribution centres and logistics provider ...