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    BMW's 'connected' logistics part 2: Towards a sustainable supply chain

    2016-12-22T10:14:59Z

    BMW is looking to reduce its use of air freight while increasing its use of rail freight to ensure its future vision of a 'Connected Supply Chain' is truly sustainable In the search for emissions savings, a fully electric 40-tonne truck from logistics provider Scherm is being used to ...

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    BMW's 'connected' logistics: Shaping a self-steering supply chain

    2016-12-22T10:01:47Z

    BMW’s senior vice-president of logistics, Jürgen Maidl, and other executives talk to Automotive Logistics about the carmaker’s drive towards a decentralised and fully connected logistics flow Carmakers do not typically issue strategy statements about logistics. Their board members are usually more preoccupied with vehicle sales, product development, manufacturing stability ...

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    Renault and GCR move to develop aftermarket supply in France

    2016-12-21T12:02:04Z

    French carmaker Renault and its dealership association GCR are investing in a 35% stake in the Exadis subsidiary of Groupe Laurent, the aftermarket parts and services supplier. Exadis provides a range of aftermarket parts including brake, clutch, wheel and injection components. Under the proposed agreement, which is close to being ...

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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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    Kia celebrates a decade in Slovakia as it exceeds 2.5m car mark

    2016-12-14T13:53:05Z

    South Korea’s Kia Motors is celebrating 10 years in Slovakia, announcing total production of almost 2.58m vehicles since the first car rolled off the line in Žilina. Following an initial investment of €700m ($745m) to build the plant – its only one in Europe – the Hyundai subsidiary has ploughed ...

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    Carmakers get another chance to lay out Brexit priorities

    2016-12-13T16:45:35Z

    David Davis, the UK’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union ( pictured, left ), has met with leaders of the UK automotive sector to discuss the car sector’s priorities as the UK heads towards the start of negotiations over its departure from the EU. Monday’s event, organised by ...

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    Pressure growing on UK supply chains

    2016-12-13T16:39:57Z

    Pressure on the UK’s logistics networks appears to be growing, according to the research behind a new index focusing on perceptions of resilience and funding in UK supply chains. Of 783 companies surveyed between late September and mid-October, around a third said pressure on their supply chain had worsened over ...

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    Ekol buys majority stake in Trieste terminal operator

    2016-12-12T17:48:35Z

    Turkish transport and logistics provider Ekol Logistics has bought a majority 65% stake in Europa Multipurpose Terminals for an undisclosed sum. The company operates a ro-ro terminal at the port of Trieste, in Italy, served by ocean and rail. The other stakeholders are forwarding company, Casa di Spedizioni, and regional ...

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    Schenker announces management board reorganisation

    2016-12-12T17:35:31Z

    Deutsche Bahn’s (DB) logistics subsidiary, Schenker, has announced a restructuring of its management board, including the consolidation of certain board divisions and the addition of a new one. From January, the company will combine its air and ocean freight and land transport board divisions into a new ‘Freight’ division. Ewald ...

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    New MD of warehousing and distribution at Broekman Logistics

    2016-12-12T16:29:02Z

    Willem Jan van Amersfoort (pictured) has been appointed managing director of warehousing and distribution at Broekman Logistics. After joining the Rotterdam-headquartered company earlier this year, van Amersfoort was already operationally responsible for all warehouse locations, but following the departure of Jacques Klein Kramer, he has now taken on commercial responsibility ...

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    Limited damage to vehicles after surprise hailstorm in Valencia

    2016-12-12T09:51:21Z

    An unexpected hailstorm on the last weekend of November in Valencia seems to have caused limited damage to finished vehicles at the Spanish port. “We’re handling 1,500 to 2,000 vehicles at the moment, but we know of other OEMs with losses that we’re not dealing with,” one insurer told Automotive ...

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    DSV secures distributor rights for Westlake tyres in Scandinavia

    2016-12-08T17:11:45Z

    Global logistics provider DSV has secured exclusive distribution rights for Westlake Tyres in the Scandinavian region. DSV has been using the tyre brand on its own fleet since 2012 and will now offer the truck and trailer tyres to all subcontracted hauliers and to the commercial vehicle market more generally. ...

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    Hyundai to offer online car purchasing across the UK from January

    2016-12-07T14:00:46Z

    Carmaker Hyundai has announced the launch in January of a website in the UK allowing customers to purchase its vehicles and arrange finance online. While the company has provided smaller scale digital store options in the past, such as the one operated with Rockar and another in Madrid, this is ...

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    Horst Mosolf announces name change and new structure

    2016-12-07T13:52:50Z

    Automotive logistics specialist Horst Mosolf has announced a reorganisation and name change as part of what it says is a more intense focus on its customers in a rapidly changing market. The company’s official operating name has changed to Mosolf SE & Co. Separate subsidiaries have been created for the ...

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    Grimaldi Group confirms vertical storage unit at Valencia

    2016-12-05T17:30:23Z

    Grimaldi Group has reaffirmed a commitment to build a vertical storage facility at its Valencia Terminal Europa, on Dique del Este, at the Mediterranean port of Valencia. Mario Massarotti, MD of the group’s Spanish operation, said the new facility was required to improve the quality of service it offered in ...

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    PSA to assemble pick-up trucks in Tunisia for local market

    2016-12-02T17:20:51Z

    PSA Group has announced a deal with its long-term partner in Tunisia, STAFIM, to assemble and sell a Peugeot pick-up truck in the North African country. The French carmaker said the assembly plant would start operations in mid-2018 and produce about 1,200 vehicles a year for the Tunisian market. PSA ...

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    Acumen Distribution leases Merc trucks for inbound contracts

    2016-11-30T16:11:18Z

    Acumen Distribution, which provides transport and logistics services for the UK automotive industry, has taken delivery of 25 Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units to support growth in its inbound business. Acumen now has 40 tractor units specifically engaged in moving inbound parts for the automotive industry, confirmed a spokesperson for the ...

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    Mosolf appoints Dr Kersten Ruoss as CFO

    2016-11-30T15:49:42Z

    Dr Kersten Ruoss (pictured) has joined German multimodal vehicle logistics provider, Mosolf Group, as its new chief financial officer (CFO). He replaces Friedbert Maul who is leaving the company this week after two years in the job. Dr Ruoss, who also joins the management board, has been with Mosolf since ...

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    Volkswagen to start assembly in Algeria in Sovac joint venture

    2016-11-30T15:40:06Z

    Pictured from left: Dr. Josef Baumert, member of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles board of management responsible for production and logistics; Abdesselam Bouchouareb, Algerian minister of industry; and Mourad Oulmi, CEO of Sovac Volkswagen is setting up a joint venture with its local partner in Algeria for the assembly of ...

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    Dyer takes on CEO role at DHL Supply Chain UK as Watts retires

    2016-11-30T13:43:09Z

    Paul Dyer (pictured) will take over from Perry Watts as CEO of DHL Supply Chain UK from the beginning of next year. Dyer moves to the new role in January from his current position at DHL Supply Chain as president of global automotive and managing director at UKI Automotive and ...