All Kia articles – Page 7

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    Slovakian plant wins Magna World Class Logistics awards


    Magna International Europe has recognised three plants in its inaugural World Class Logistics awards, with Magna Slovteca, which produces mirrors, taking the top prize for a transformation project across its internal and external logistics operations.Magna Exteriors’ plant in Meerane, in eastern Germany, took second place in the awards for an ...

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    Kia West Point: Midnight freight trains to Georgia


    In this story... The need for precision A multi-party approach Paving the way A model for automotive Keeping a distanceThe use of an inland port in Cordele is helping carmaker Kia to achieve the reliable, transparent supply chain it requires at its 24-hour production operation in West Point, Georgia ...

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    Colombia’s Santa Marta port to benefit from Kia’s Mexican plant


    The opening in May this year of Kia Motor’s plant at Pesqueria in the Mexican state of Nuevo León is helping to consolidate a key commercial route along the Atlantic Ocean, where the Colombian port of Santa Marta is a direct beneficiary. For the rest of this year, the port ...

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    VW opens group consolidation centre in Slovakia


    Volkswagen Group has officially opened a new group consolidation centre near Bratislava, in Slovakia, to handle inbound goods for 28 production plants across Europe.The 19,000 sq.m ‘KCC’ consolidation centre at Malacky, around 35km north of Bratislava, was officially inaugurated on August 24th but has been fully operational since March. It ...

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    Kia switches to rail for parts shipments through Cordele


    Governor Deal, centre left, is joined at the rail yard by CIS president Jonathan Lafevers, Georgia Rep. Buddy Harden, KMMG chief administrative officer Stuart Countess, Georgia Ports Authority Board chairman Jimmy Allgood, and GPA executive director Griff LynchKia Motors America is moving the shipment of inbound parts through the ...

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    Amports to start handling Kia volumes through Altamira port


    North American ports processor, Amports, will begin handling volumes of Kia vehicles for export through the Mexican port of Altamira on the Gulf coast this month. The vehicles are being made at Kia’s new plant in Pesqueria, Nuevo Leon, which recently began production of the Forte model.Amports’ vehicle terminal has ...


    Glovis Europe goes short-sea for Hyundai and Kia exports to Spain


    Hyundai Glovis’s division in Europe has begun using a short-sea route from Slovenia to Spain for the export of vehicles made at Hyundai-Kia’s production plants in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.Previously the logistics provider moved the volumes, which add up to 50,000 vehicles a year, over land. Following a trial ...

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    Kia begins moving cars through Paragon’s Grimsby facility


    Kia Motors has started processing vehicles through its new UK facility at Stallingborough near the port of Immingham on the north-east coast, managed by transport and logistics provider Paragon Automotive.The start of operations follows the signing of a £115m ($176.5m) 10-year deal last year that will see Paragon receive, store ...

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    Kia to export 80% cars from recently completed Mexican plant


    Kia has said that 60% of the vehicles produced at its recently completed plant in Mexico will be for export to the US with the remaining 40% divided between Mexico and markets in Latin America.The Korean carmaker said last week that it had completed construction on the $3 billion plant ...

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    Kia UK reveals further details of vehicle handling contract with Paragon


    Following Kia Motors’ announcement that is has signed a £115m ($176.5m), 10-year deal with Paragon for vehicle processing in the UK, the companies have revealed more details about the investment being made at Paragon’s new Stallingborough site near Immingham in the Humber region of England.To support the new contract Paragon ...

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    Kia appoints Paragon to support growth


    Kia Motors has awarded two new contracts worth £115m ($174m) to finished vehicle services provider Paragon Automotive in the UK. Paragon will support both new car storage and preparation, and de-fleet storage and preparation for the Korean carmaker.Paragon will handle Kia vehicles through its operation in Immingham and the company ...

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    Kia installs logistics infrastructure for Mexico plant


    The beginning of full production at Kia Motors’ plant in Mexico next May will be supported by a logistics upgrade in the Pesquería region that will facilitate volume exports by 2017.The arrival of Kia Motors Mexico at its plant in the state of Nuevo León has resulted in a major ...

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    JLR targets Slovakia for plant, citing supply chain and logistics benefits


    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has signed a letter of intent with the Slovak government to build its next assembly facility in Nitra, choosing the central European location over others in Europe, the US and Mexico for a 300,000-unit per year factory.In a statement, JLR confirmed that it had chosen the ...

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    Kia to hit 15m export milestone in June


    This month South Korean carmaker Kia Motors expects to hit the milestone of exporting 15m vehicles from the country. It started exporting in 1975 when the first ten Brisa pick up trucks were sent to Qatar. Exports to overseas markets now account for 70% of domestic production, which in 2014 ...

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    Kia starts roll out of import volumes in Mexico


    In Mexico, the first Kia Motors' Sportage SUV models, which are due to be made available for sale as of July 1, have begun to arrive at the port of Veracruz.Small volume consignments have been shipped from Kia’s Zilina plant in Slovakia. They were delivered by Hoëgh Autoliners' Beijing and ...

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    Kia looks to export from Russia as profit collapses in domestic market


    Kia Motors has said it will begin to export vehicles from its Russian facility in St Petersburg to surrounding states, in an effort to offset falling sales and the effects of the depreciated Russian currency on the domestic market.The Korean carmaker is targeting Belarus, Kazakhstan, the Baltic States, Trans-Caucasus and ...

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    Kia to build Mexico plant and tackle global supply shortage


    Kia has become the latest carmaker to set up production in Mexico with the announcement it will start work this month on a $1 billion facility in Monterrey in the northeast of the country. The carmaker stated that it expects the plant to play a major role in alleviating current ...

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    Kia to open logistics centre in Sri Lanka


    Kia Motors is to invest $4.58m in the development of a 14,000-square-metre site at Malabe in Sri Lanka, which will become a fully-fledged logistics centre. It will incorporate a showroom, a fully equipped vehicle care centre and centralised stores, and will accommodate vehicles brought into Sri Lanka from the port ...

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    Kia hits 1m delivery milestone in US


    Kia Motors has delivered its one millionth vehicle to the US through the West Coast port of Tacoma, Washington state. The 2011 Optima Hybrid rolled off a K-Line vessel at the port's Blair Terminal earlier this month. It was manufactured at the carmaker’s Hwasung plant in South Korea. The vehicle ...

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    Kia makes 10m milestone


    Kia has exported its 10 millionth vehicle from South Korea with the shipment of an Optima sedan from Pyeontaek port to the US. The milestone vehicle was carried to the US by Eukor Car Carriers as part of a shipment of 6,000 vehicles due to make a further call in ...