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  • FordCraiova2nd
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    Ford to make second model in Craiova

    2018-05-29T17:38:09Z

    Ford is investing up to €200m ($235m) to manufacture a second vehicle at its Craiova assembly plant in Romania, saying the planned expenditure is a sign of the company’s trust in government promises to deliver key upgrades infrastructure and logistics improvements. “Ford has discussed with the government the key infrastructure ...

  • 76379_Yves CARACATZANIS
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    Caracatzanis replacing Maure as CEO of Avtovaz

    2018-04-16T13:02:02Z

    Nicolas Maure is moving out of his role as CEO at Russian carmaker Avtovaz to take up a new position at the beginning of June as Renault Group senior vice-president alongside his role as chairman of the Eurasia region at the carmaker. Yves Caracatzanis will become the new CEO ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to invest $1bn in the US for EV production and logistics

    2017-09-27T10:22:09Z

    Mercedes-Benz has announced that most of the $1 billion it plans to invest in the US to expand its industrial footprint is slated for the future production of electric vehicles, alongside an expansion of its logistics activities in the country. The company plans to produce SUV models under its electric ...

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    Kössler heads Audi production and logistics in executive shakeup

    2017-08-29T17:19:56Z

    Peter Kössler (pictured) will be the new board of management member for production and logistics at Audi after a major reshuffling was announced at the German carmaker. He will replace Hubert Waltl, who held the position from April 2014. The appointment is part of a host of management board ...

  • Kirill Nikoda, analyst at Gazprombank’s Economic Forecasting Centre
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    Russia summit: Dealing with the reality of a slow recovery

    2017-07-11T15:51:00Z

    Confidence is gradually returning to the Russian automotive market with sales and production showing definite signs of life after a tough period of retrenching and divestment. Sanctions remain but many at this year’s Automotive Logistics Russia conference in Moscow felt that this was the time to invest in the market ...

  • 2017-Chevrolet-BoltEV-016
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    EV supply chains: Shifting currents

    2017-04-28T16:32:55Z

    Mass-market electric vehicles are coming. Global plug-in sales grew 42% in 2016, reaching to 773,600 units. Today, electric vehicles account for only about 0.1% of the global vehicle stock and less than 1% of sales; volume growth in SUVs and trucks, while lower in percentage terms, has had a bigger ...

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    Unipart invests in digital technology to meet 'disruptive and dislocating' pace of change

    2017-03-27T15:33:13Z

    UK parts manufacturer and logistics provider, Unipart Group, has used the announcement of its annual financial results to highlight a number of investments in digital technology covering inventory control, distribution and sequencing management. Last year the company's turnover was up 3.5% to £747.7m ($934m), up on £722.5m in 2015, and ...

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    Imperial secures internal factory contract with Audi in Hungary

    2017-03-08T06:03:57Z

    Imperial Logistics International has secured a contract with Audi to operate internal factory logistics for vehicle assembly at the carmaker's plant in Győr, Hungary, replacing an unnamed rival. The logistics company already held the contract to manage a logistics optimisation centre at the Győr car factory for three years through ...

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    Industry mourns loss of Frederico Roldan

    2016-08-02T12:16:58Z

    It is with great sadness that Automotive Logistics has learned of the death of Frederico Roldan, General Motors’ supply chain director for South America and a long-time executive in logistics roles. Roldan died suddenly on July 21st, aged 46. Roldan had over 20 years’ automotive experience with GM, working in ...

  • FatihKilinc
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    Ford Otosan appoints Fatih Kilinc to contract and vehicle logistics role

    2016-03-14T18:10:02Z

    Fatih Kilinc has taken up a new role as contract management and vehicle logistics team leader at Ford Otosan, the joint venture between the US carmaker and Turkish company, Koç Holding. In the role Kilinc will be handling all aspects of logistics service procurement and contract management of intermodal shipments, ...

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    MMU develops algorithm to solve vehicle routing problem

    2016-03-14T16:22:42Z

    Researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) in the UK have developed a quantum computing programme designed for logistics companies to calculate the best routes and times for the delivery of goods. According to a statement from the university, the Quantum Annealing Optimisation algorithm is one of the first in a ...

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    GM includes logistics providers in global supplier awards

    2016-03-14T16:05:15Z

    At its 24th Supplier of the Year awards, General Motors recognised 12 logistics providers in its list of 110 companies that have gone “above and beyond GM’s requirements” in providing services through 2015. The award ceremony was held at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. The number of companies recognised ...

  • Volker Vossler Seglo Logistics Mexico
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    Video interview: Volker Vossler, vice-president, operations, Mexico, Seglo Logistics

    2016-02-15T14:26:51Z

    At the 2016 Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, Volker Vossler, vice-president of operations, Mexico, Seglo Logistics, talks to Christopher Ludwig, editor, Automotive Logistics Group, about how business is developing for Seglo in Mexico.