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  • PSA_Wuhan
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    Groupe PSA results show significant losses in China and Iran

    2019-07-30T13:41:00Z

    Groupe PSA has released worldwide sales results for the first half of the year that show a decline of 12.7% on the same period in 2018, down to 1.9m vehicles, principally caused by the suspension of the carmaker’s activity in Iran and losses in China…

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    Iran’s automotive industry left to rust

    2019-07-17T13:14:00Z

    US-led sanctions have devastated Iran’s automotive industry, disrupting its supply of components and causing production to fall. Automotive Logistics assesses the damage

  • Autoport_Turkey
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    Turkish exports bolster falling domestic sales

    2019-01-23T10:24:13Z

    Turkey’s automotive industry had a mixed year in 2018. Sales in its domestic market for passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) were down by 35%, according to the Automotive Distributors Association (ODD), at 621,000 compared to 956,000 in 2017. According to Turkey’s Automotive Manufacturers’ Association (OSD), production of passenger ...

  • IRAN MAP_0
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    Trump stamps on Iran’s automotive revival

    2018-06-20T12:42:54Z

    When Iran reached agreement with the global community in 2015 regarding denuclearisation, resulting in the lifting of sanctions in early 2016, almost immediately Renault and PSA announced their return to the country. Prior to Iran being ostracised, both companies had been active there via joint venture (JV) manufacturing operations, mostly ...

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    PSA suspends joint venture activity in Iran

    2018-06-06T09:28:46Z

    French carmaker Groupe PSA has said this week that it is suspending all joint venture activity in Iran, following the withdrawal of the US government from the Iran nuclear deal, otherwise known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The JCPOA was signed on July 14 2015 between Iran, ...

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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. 

  • LucNadal_Gefco
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    Gefco reveals latest developments in regional strategy

    2018-01-31T16:35:45Z

    Gefco has revealed a number of recent business developments at a meeting held in Paris this week to launch its new corporate direction, brand identity and the further development of its commercial activity. They include the purchase of rail and compound assets in Russia to support exports to neighbouring countries; ...

  • Renault JV
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    Renault adds local engine plant to Iran JV agreement

    2017-08-09T16:27:56Z

    Renault has announced the official formation of its joint venture in Iran with local partner Parto Negin Naseh (Negin Holdings) and the Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran (Idro). The joint venture follows on from the strategic partnership agreement announced at the Paris Motor Show last September , but ...

  • Volkswagen startet Automobilgeschäft im Iran
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    Volkswagen confirms its return to Iran

    2017-07-04T17:20:12Z

    Volkswagen Group has confirmed it will be making a return to the Iranian market after a 17-year hiatus, initially importing Passat and Tiguan models into the country. In May, a spokesperson for the German carmaker declined to confirm to Automotive Logistics that VW had plans to re-enter the market ...

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    Ekol sets up in Iran and looks to air freight

    2017-05-22T17:27:48Z

    Ekol Logistics has established a subsidiary in Iran with an initial investment of €20m ($22m) in a logistics facility in the northern city of Qazvin, 50km west of Tehran. The company is also looking at the feasibility of establishing a time-critical air freight service to Iran from Cologne in Germany ...

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    VW declines to confirm new import deal in Iran

    2017-05-03T14:14:10Z

    Volkswagen has sought to distance itself from reports that it has signed a new contract with Iranian commercial vehicle importer Khodro Sazi Sina (KSS) at the expense of its existing contract with rival company, Mammut Khodro. A spokesperson for VW told Automotive Logistics the company was “monitoring and examining ...

  • Article

    Logistics JV to connect Germany to Iran and Maghreb region

    2017-04-05T22:57:44Z

    From left: Herbert Robel (director, Andreas Schmid Logistik), Tom Rosman (managing director, Militzer & Münch), Alfred Kolb (owner and chairman, Andreas Schmid Logistik), Dr Lothar Thoma (CEO, Militzer & Münch) and Gianluca Crestani (director, Andreas Schmid Logistik) Logistics providers Militzer & Münch and Andreas Schmid Logistik have formed a ...

  • 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 ...

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    PSA and Saipa sign up to joint production in Iran

    2016-10-10T11:27:56Z

    Carmakers PSA Peugeot-Citroën and Saipa have agreed to form a new joint venture to build and sell Citroën vehicles in Iran. The joint venture will encompass everything from design and purchasing to vehicle marketing. The move comes just after rival French carmaker Renault announced at the Paris Motor Show that ...

  • Renault_IDRO
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    Renault to boost output in Iran via new joint venture

    2016-10-03T15:27:54Z

    Renault has signed an agreement with Iran’s Industrial Development and Renovation Organisation (IDRO) to create a joint venture that will add 150,000 units to the French OEM’s existing annual output capacity of 200,000 in the country. The agreement was signed in the presence of Renault’s CEO and chairman Carlos Ghosn ...

  • GebruderWeiss
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    Gebrüder Weiss sets up weekly freight link between Bulgaria and Iran

    2016-06-08T10:23:12Z

    Multimodal transport and logistics provider Gebrüder Weiss is expanding its transport network in the Middle East with a consolidated freight link between Sofia (Bulgaria) and the Iranian capital of Tehran. The company said integration of the Sofia site into the company's network meant its customers would benefit from direct daily ...

  • Bosch_Iran_map
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    Bosch back in business in Iran

    2016-05-10T16:23:39Z

    Tier one parts supplier Bosch is the latest company to announce its return to Iran, following the lifting of economic sanctions earlier this year , with the opening of a new regional office in Tehran. The German company said it saw “great potential in Iran’s growing vehicle market” where local ...

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    Chevrolet imports to Iran blocked by ministry

    2016-05-04T16:14:33Z

    An attempt by an unnamed Iranian importer to move 200 Chevrolet vehicles into the country has been blocked by Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade. The move ran counter to the US government’s Executive Order preventing business with Iran despite the lifting of sanctions in January this year. ...

  • Article

    Iran Khodro outlines export targets

    2016-04-20T15:44:17Z

    Following the lifting of economic sanctions against Iran in January, the country’s main carmaker, Iran Khodro Industrial Group (IKCO), has said it intends to export 30,000 vehicles to international markets in the next 12 months. “IKCO has already picked up one or more vehicles as its main items to ...