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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. ...

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    Stubborn EU member states holding back digitalisation in logistics

    2016-04-26T12:08:25Z

    The majority of EU member states are still dragging their heels when it comes to the adoption of digital freight transport documents, despite the signing of a protocol back in 2011 that paved the way for their adoption, attendees at a dinner debate on digitalisation in logistics were told last ...

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    China conference: preparing for the new and the old, for growth and decline

    2016-04-25T20:26:37Z

    The 11 th annual Automotive Logistics China conference was held for the first time in the south-western city of Chengdu, a symbol of the automotive industry’s westward development and the centre of the revival of the old ‘Silk Road’ trade routes emphasised by the government’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ ...

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    Strike action hits XPO Logistics sites in France

    2016-04-20T16:22:02Z

    Logistics employees affiliated with the French trade union CFDT are taking strike action at a number of XPO Logistics facilities across France. The strike, which started at a site in the Ile-de-France area last week, has since been extended to 20 of the company’s 75 supply chain locations in the ...

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    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 ...

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    China conference: New Silk Road gets back on the rails

    2016-04-20T11:17:12Z

    Updated April 24th to correct a quote misattributed to Gefco Long-distance rail freight between China and Europe is coming on apace, delegates at this week’s Automotive Logistics China 2016 conference, held in Chengdu, have heard. Over the past few years, the Chinese government has been ambitious in promoting its 'One ...

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    Analysis: PSA ‘product blitz’ will put the focus on its supply chain

    2016-04-13T15:31:40Z

    'Push to Pass' plan will involve the launch of 26 new cars by 2021 with more local manufacturing in some areas PSA Peugeot-Citroën has announced some big organisational changes recently, both in terms of its group divisions and its approach to customer trends, with some big consequences for its ...

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    BMW starts work on second parts RDC in South Korea

    2016-04-13T11:12:44Z

    [Updated 14th April] BMW is investing 130 billion won ($110m) in a second regional distribution centre (RDC) in South Korea to better stabilise the supply of aftermarket parts to BMW, Mini and Motorrad service centres across the country. The facility is expected to create 600 jobs. The new facility ...

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    Yanfeng Automotive Interiors opens second Czech plant

    2016-04-13T10:30:08Z

    Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is setting up a new 20,000 sq.m interiors production plant in the Czech Republic. Construction of the new plant at Planá nad Luznici – which will produce car instrument panels and door panels, predominantly for Daimler – will begin in late May, a spokeswoman for the Chinese ...

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    China-Europe rail: The road less travelled

    2016-04-12T16:48:52Z

    The old Silk Road that connected China to Europe rose to significant prominence during the seventh and eighth centuries, when not only was silk moved from China but also spices, paper and noodles across Eurasia. The route has been disrupted and dismantled many times during the last millennium or more, ...

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    Daimler invests €300m in Romania for automatic transmission production

    2016-04-12T16:21:09Z

    Star Assembly, Daimler’s subsidiary in Romania, has started production of the 9G-Tronic automatic transmission at its facility in Sebes, following a €300m ($341m) investment in the expansion of its production capacity. Components are being fed to the Romanian plant for assembly from Heidelfingen, part of Daimler’s Untertürkheim plant in Germany, ...

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    Ford continues to invest in South Africa

    2016-04-12T14:30:47Z

    Ford has announced an investment of $170m (R2.5 billion) to expand operations at its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, South Africa. The OEM will produce the new Ford Everest SUV (pictured) and increase output of the Ford Ranger at the site. Production of the Ranger at the Silverton plant has ...

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    Making the most of the Dubai hub

    2016-04-08T09:51:48Z

    Stefano Pollotti is managing director, Gefco Dubai Thanks to its location, its infrastructure and its relative ease of business, it is no surprise Dubai has been hailed so often as the crossroads of East and West, one of the most strategic commercial hubs in the world and an essential ...

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    Russia and Vietnam reach agreement on duty-free exports

    2016-04-07T15:07:51Z

    Russia’s industry and trade minister Denis Manturov and his counterpart in Vietnam, Vu Huy Hoang, have signed an agreement for the establishment of several assembly lines in Vietnam that will make Russian cars from imported vehicle kits and spare parts. The agreement also involves duty-free supply of cars under this ...

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    Automotive alarm over prospects for UK steel mills

    2016-04-06T14:10:45Z

    Tata Steel’s decision to exit the UK – raising the spectre of the country’s steel producing plants shutting down – has set off a number of alarms in the UK automotive sector. Vauxhall, whose parent General Motors has a policy of sourcing products locally where possible and which has increased ...

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    UK commercial vehicle exports up a third

    2016-04-06T12:24:39Z

    British-built commercial vehicle (CV) exports were up by more than a third in 2015, with around nine in ten destined for EU countries, figures by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows. Of the 94,479 CVs manufactured in Britain in 2015, 47,052 were exported, a rise of 34.7% ...

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    Russia and Vietnam reach agreement on duty-free exports

    2016-04-06T10:07:16Z

    Russia’s industry and trade minister Denis Manturov (right) and his counterpart in Vietnam, Vu Huy Hoang, have signed an agreement for the establishment of several assembly lines in Vietnam that will make Russian cars from imported vehicle kits and spare parts. The agreement also involves duty-free supply of cars under ...

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    BAIC sends trial consignment via port of Lázaro Cárdenas

    2016-04-05T13:49:11Z

    Chinese carmaker BAIC has made use of the Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas for the first time to import its D20 model cars into the country. A modest 163 units were dispatched from Beijing to dealers in Mexico city via the port in a successful trial last month. The operation ...

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    Unpacking conventional wisdom

    2016-04-01T09:00:31Z

    Whether one-way or returnable, owned by OEMs and tier suppliers or rented from specialist providers, current packaging models are being re-evaluated in the search for efficiency and cost-savings. Within the North American manufacturing operations of global automotive supplier Magna International, a fascinating pilot project is underway. After a year-long study ...