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    Seat: A megatruckload of progress

    2017-03-30T21:32:54Z

    Seat’s supply chain leaders open up about rail infrastructure, the carmaker’s use of automation and its service parts network In this story... Seat's European network Multimodal and connected Aftersales in motion Seat has been emblematic of Spain’s automotive ups and downs over the past decade. It suffered ...

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    Neptune Lines adds service between Europe, UK and Ireland following Renault contract

    2017-03-29T20:37:58Z

    Short-sea operator, Neptune Lines, is adding a new ro-ro service between northern Spain, France, the UK and Ireland following a contract with Renault. The company is dedicating two vessels to a direct, weekly service that it said would also serve all major customers in the region, covering vehicles, high and ...

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    Eddie Stobart estimates £550m-plus value post IPO

    2017-03-29T20:07:33Z

    UK transport and logistics provider, Eddie Stobart, has announced its intention to raise £130m ($163m) and list on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market, which supports smaller growing companies. The company is targeting a market capitalisation on admission in excess of £550m. CEO Alex Laffey said: "Eddie Stobart is widely ...

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    Steimler replaces Nakai as head of NYK Group Europe

    2017-03-29T17:23:03Z

    Global transport and logistics provider, NYK Group, has appointed Svein Steimler (pictured) as president and CEO of its European business. He succeeds Takuji Nakai, who is returning to NYK in Tokyo as a corporate officer on the board and taking on the role of an adviser for the container division ...

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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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    Two years for Brexit deal ‘optimistic’ as FTA calls for transitional trade measures

    2017-03-22T16:33:48Z

    With the official date now set for the UK to begin its exit negotiations with the EU, the focus has shifted onto how those discussions will progress and whether a deal can really be struck in just two years Rollo: UK will need to complete a number of separate ...

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    Gdansk increases car volumes as Nissan signs contract with Adampol

    2017-03-22T11:55:14Z

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance has signed a three-year contract with Polish logistics provider Adampol for the weekly import of Nissan vehicles through the port of Gdansk, in northern Poland. The vehicles are being imported from Japan, Spain and the UK for delivery to markets in central and eastern Europe (CEE) including ...

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    Toyota invests in UK plant but warns on post-Brexit tariffs

    2017-03-20T16:06:04Z

    Toyota has announced plans to invest £240m ($297m) in its UK-based car plant to enable vehicle production using its new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, while also promoting UK supply chain efficiencies. It is the latest new investment decision by a major carmaker following last year’s referendum in which ...

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    Mosolf reinitiates Kippenheim to Düsseldorf railway service

    2017-03-15T15:17:45Z

    After a five-year break, German multimodal vehicle logistics provider Mosolf has reactivated a regular railway service from Kippenheim to Düsseldorf. The decision should remove a significant portion of cars currently transported by road between the two. The Mosolf Group handled 67,000 vehicles at Düsseldorf last year, and there are plans ...

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    Groupe CAT takes over Sintax Logistica

    2017-03-15T14:35:55Z

    French transport and logistics provider Groupe CAT has acquired Spanish firm Sintax Logistica for an undisclosed sum. Sintax is an international vehicle logistics provider with a focus on Spain, France, Portugal and Morocco. Its services include new and used vehicle transport, multimodal distribution, compound management and technical services such as ...

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    Parts maker Gestamp takes 'next natural step' with Spanish IPO

    2017-03-15T11:30:16Z

    Spanish automotive parts maker Gestamp has announced its intention to list on the Spanish stock exchanges, putting certain existing shares currently held by the controlling shareholder, the Riberas family, up for sale. Founded in 1997, the company has 98 production facilities in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. It ...

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    Nissan outlines UK supply chain and Brexit concerns

    2017-03-01T16:49:40Z

    In a wide-ranging discussion with UK lawmakers, Nissan Europe’s head of supply chain spoke of the company’s preferred outcomes post-Brexit, as well as warning of the need to increase domestic supply Colin Lawther, Nissan’s senior vice-president for manufacturing, supply chain management and purchasing in Europe warned UK lawmakers in London ...

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    Sanden Manufacturing Poland centralises logistics in Polkowice

    2017-02-27T10:23:56Z

    The Polish division of Japanese automotive parts maker, Sanden Corporation, has leased a 6,500 sq.m warehouse next to its production facility in Polkowice for the handling of air conditioning compressor units. The warehouse was officially opened last week and Sanden Manufacturing Poland has leased it from property developer Panattoni Europe ...

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    Audi’s driverless transport system recognised with industry award

    2017-02-21T16:18:00Z

    The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) has awarded Audi with the annual Logistics Award for 2017. The award was made in recognition of the German carmaker’s driverless vehicle transport system. More specifically a parking robot, nicknamed ‘Ray’, is able to sort up to 2,000 ...

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    Strikes avoided as Spain attempts to overhaul stevedoring policy

    2017-02-21T11:43:36Z

    Threatened strikes by Spain’s port unions have been temporarily called off and talks resumed with the government as the country attempts to overhaul and liberalise stevedoring policy under pressure from the European Union (EU). The EU has called for a change to practices in the stevedoring sector in which all ...

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    DB Schenker invests $25m in uShip online shipping marketplace

    2017-02-20T14:47:11Z

    Deutsche Bahn’s freight wing, DB Schenker has taken a $25m minority stake in uShip, having signed a five-year deal with the US-based online freight-shipping marketplace last year. DB Schenker uses uShip’s platform software to run its own ‘Drive4Schenker’ (D4S) online service , which matches drivers and cargo. The service launched ...

  • Sochaux
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    PSA group details €200m plan to modernise Sochaux

    2017-02-17T14:41:12Z

    French carmaker PSA Group plans to modernise its Sochaux plant in the east of the country as part of a €200m ($213m) investment by 2022 that will include the installation of the first press line in France in two decades. A dedicated team has been on site for three years ...

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    Chemicals firm Ineos to start producing new 4x4 off-roader

    2017-02-15T15:19:49Z

    Chemicals company Ineos has confirmed it is to invest “many hundreds of millions” in producing a new 4x4 off-roader. Following a six-month feasibility study, the firm said this week that it saw a gap in the market for an “uncompromising” off-road vehicle, following Jaguar Land Rover’s decision to stop producing ...

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    VW starts making Taigun in Portugal; Neptune Lines takes it to Italy

    2017-02-15T15:10:47Z

    Volkswagen has started production of the Taigun subcompact SUV at its AutoEuropa plant in Palmela, Portugal. The carmaker announced last year that its was “significantly expanding” its range of SUVs in a variety of classes and the Taigun, which until now was reported to be in the development phase, is ...

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    Ritchie Kim takes over as CEO of Glovis Europe

    2017-02-15T15:03:46Z

    Glovis Europe, the logistics division of Hyundai Glovis established in 2006, has appointed Soo Chul Kim (Ritchie) as its new CEO. He replaces Suk Yong Kim (Sean), who steps down from the role after seven years and is retiring from the company. Ritchie Kim (pictured) moves from his role as ...