All Integrated LSPs articles – Page 6

  • Car hauler capacity

    Deliveries are feeling the crunch


    If you can’t get your product to market, every other competitive advantage is lost – a problem Europe’s OEMs could face as transport capacity tightens for moving finished vehiclesNew vehicle registrations across Europe have been rising, including double-digit sales increases in recent months across the EU. ACEA, the European carmaker’s ...

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    ARS Altmann begins finished vehicle services in the UK


    German finished vehicle logistics provider ARS Altmann will begin road-based deliveries in the UK in August, following the delivery of its first 20 car transporters this month. The move follows the company’s establishment of a subsidiary in the UK last year.The first 20 transporters are made up of trailers provided ...

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    Ford reveals five-year deal in Russia with Vectura


    [Updated July 28th] Uncertainty in the Russian automotive market has left many firms unwilling to enter into long-term agreements, but Ford and Vectura – the Russian branch of Polish finished vehicle logistics provider Adampol – have revealed a new five-year contract signed back in September that will see Vectura handling ...

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    China: Cutting costs and creating efficiency


    The evolution of inbound and outbound networks is reflecting Chinese economic slowdown and reforms, as well as opportunities for stronger, more advanced automotive logistics services[sta_anchor id="1"]China’s passenger car market has been in a period of hyper-growth, rising more than fourfold over the past decade. However, with sales slowing to single ...

  • Grenzübergreifende Auftragsabwicklung mit internationalem

    Ekol signs €12m order with Mercedes-Benz Trucks


    Till Oberwörder, head of marketing, sales and services, Mercedes-Benz Trucks (left), hands over 150 trucks to Ahmet Musul, chairman of Ekol LogisticsTurkish transport and logistics provider Ekol Logistics has increased its European truck fleet with the purchase of 150 trucks from Mercedes-Benz. The Actros Lowliner models have been bought ...

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    Brazil: Life in the narrow margins


    [sta_anchor id="1"]OEMs and their LSPs are grappling with collapsing sales in Brazil even as new plants come online. As a result, they are looking for new ways to slash costs and boost exportsBrazil’s economy is facing crippling political and economic challenges, with the general outlook poor and vehicle sales crumbling. ...

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    Inventory inversed


    Changes in technology, economics and attitudes are driving a resurgence of interest in vendor managed inventory programmes among automotive manufacturersProduction lines need availability, not inventory. Manufacturers’ primary concern is that each individual part is a good one and that it is ready by the line when the assembly robot or ...

  • Components supplies remain crucial for Russian carmakers

    Russia: Too little, too late?


    [sta_anchor id="1"]Russia’s softening of localisation requirements for carmakers is a welcome step forward but it may not help the country’s flagging automotive sector as much the government would likeUntil recently, the Russian government was standing firm on the localisation requirements it had agreed with carmakers, even as the market virtually ...

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    Is the digital future now history?


    [sta_anchor id="1"]Electronic consignment notes were given the green light by the EU in 2011 but their implementation across European countries remains patchy. Has their time finally come… or gone? So far, only eight EU member states and Switzerland have ratified the so-called e-CMR protocol – the digital addition to the ...

  • Guido box throwing

    Packaging: Thinking smarter outside the box


    [sta_anchor id="1"]Tracking technology is playing an ever greater role in the effectiveness of returnable packaging, but still has some way to go before it becomes ubiquitousTracking returnable containers, racks and pallets has come a long way during the past few years, and while barcoding is still the dominant technology, radio ...

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    Gefco appoints managers for PSA contract and East Asia area


    Gefco has announced that Anne Lambusson (pictured) will be appointed to the position of PSA contract executive vice-president. She will replace Paul-Henri Fréret, who will take over the ASOR area management (East Asia) as executive vice-president.Lambusson has experience in both the automotive and rail sectors. In 1988, her automotive career ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel expands on spare parts services for BMW


    BMW has signed a contract with logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel for the management of its service parts facility at Bruckberg–Gündlkofen (pictured), near Landshut, northeast of Munich, Germany. From the 144,000 sq.m centre, Kuehne + Nagel will support car and motorcycle spare parts distribution.The facility includes more than 610,000 storage ...

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    BCA continues buyout spree by snapping up Paragon


    UK-based automotive service group BCA has bought rival UK transport and logistics provider Paragon Automotive for £105m ($138.5m). The buyout is subject to further 'earn-out payments' of up to £30m, based on the achievement of financial and market targets, according to BCA.BCA said the latest buyout was an important step ...

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    Logistics providers recognised in FCA Qualitas awards


    Four awards recognising excellence in logistics and supply chain management have been handed out by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in Detroit, Michigan as part of the OEM’s sixth annual Qualitas awards for North American suppliers.FCA said the 23 awards recognised both production and non-production suppliers that not only demonstrated operational ...

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    C4 Logistics wins Europe-wide contract with Cooper Standard


    Time critical logistics provider C4 Logistics has signed a contract with automotive parts supplier Cooper Standard for expedited services across Europe. Operations began at the beginning of this month and cover Cooper Standard’s 22 factories in Europe, which include sites in Germany, the Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, Poland, France, Serbia ...

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    DB Schenker signs deal with uShip for digital freight network in Europe


    Deutsche Bahn’s freight wing, DB Schenker, has signed a five-year deal “worth tens of millions” of euros with US-based online freight shipping marketplace uShip, a platform that matches shippers and carriers through mobile and internet devices.Later this year DB Schenker will launch its own ‘Drive4Schenker’ (D4S) online platform to match ...

  • Dennis Manns - Road and Rail

    Video interview with Dennis Manns, chief commercial officer, Road and Rail Services


    At this year's Finished Vehicle Logistics conference in Newport Beach, California, Dennis Manns, chief commercial officer at Road and Rail Services, talks to Rachael Hogg, assistant editor, Automotive Logistics, about making the move from OEM to logistics service provider.  

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    BMW signs up with Danx for spare parts deliveries


    BMW has signed a six-year contract with Swedish transport and logistics provider Danx for overnight delivery of spare parts to 300 dealers in seven Nordic and Baltic countries.From this month, deliveries will be carried out from Danx’s distribution centre in Malmö, Sweden to that country as well as to Norway, ...

  • Zsolt Vecsera

    Vecsera replaces Balayn as MD of Gefco UK


    Zsolt Vecsera (pictured) has taken over as managing director of Gefco UK. He replaces Tristan Balayn, who has moved to a new role at the transport and logistics company as director of international development for the EuroMed zone.Vecsera has moved to the UK from his role as managing director of ...

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    Schnellecke takes on inbound parts for BMW motorcycles


    Schnellecke Logistics has won a contract with the motorcycle division of BMW (BMW Motorrad) to manage inbound and aftermarket packaging activity at the OEM’s supply centre in Berlin, Germany.Schnellecke said it was taking over responsibility for areas including handling incoming goods, storage of parts bins and empties management. The scope ...