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    Recticel ‘working with OEMs’ after fire shuts down Czech plant

    2017-02-03T17:12:06Z

    Interior parts manufacturer Recticel Group has said it is cooperating with carmakers after a recent fire and subsequent shutdown at its plant in Most, in the Czech Republic. The Belgian company declared force majeure at the plant on January 22 nd after a serious fire broke out in ...

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    Shawn Crouch heads general operations for Evolution Time Critical

    2017-02-01T14:59:00Z

    Emergency and time-sensitive logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical has announced the appointment of Shawn Crouch (pictured) to the newly created position of general operations manager. Crouch, who took up the role at the beginning of the year, is an automotive logistics expert with over 17 years’ supply chain and ...

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    P3 predicts a buoyant 2017 after surge in developments last year

    2017-02-01T10:51:27Z

    Pan-European logistics property developer P3 has reported a surge in new property developments last year, leaving it with a portfolio of 165 buildings across nine countries totalling 3.5m sq.m. During 2016, the firm completed 15 new warehouses totalling 320,000 sq.m – nearly three times the amount of the previous year. ...

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    Scania welcomes plans to promote electrified road technology

    2017-02-01T10:04:44Z

    Truckmaker Scania has welcomed plans by Sweden and Germany to speed up the development of electrified road technology. The plans are part of a new innovation partnership between the two countries launched on Tuesday (January 31 st ) during a visit to Sweden by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The partnership ...

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    Finished vehicles boost trade through Copenhagen Malmö Port

    2017-02-01T08:31:27Z

    Nordic port and terminal operator Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) has revealed growth of over 12% in the number of finished vehicles it handled last year. “We’re seeing a clear upturn in volumes in several business segments, which is of course pleasing,” said CEO Johan Röstin. “The strongest segment has been ...

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    Direct train service links Baltic and Adriatic sea

    2017-01-31T11:25:10Z

    A direct train connection has been established between the port of Kiel, in Germany, and the port of Trieste, in Italy, creating a link for rapid freight transport between the Baltic and Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Operations began on the route on January 25 th , initiated by Turkish transport and ...

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    ECG column: More of the same or all change?

    2017-01-27T10:29:00Z

    This year will be one of substantial change, but change brings opportunity including the opportunity to treat our drivers better Wolfgang Göbel is president of the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) Welcome to a new and probably rather interesting year. We entered 2017 in ...

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    It may not be popular, but collaboration is still the only smart option

    2017-01-26T12:35:01Z

    Despite the rise in populist protectionism so clearly underlined by the UK's recent vote to leave the EU and Donald Trump's surprising US election win, working together remains the only sensible way forward Supply chain experts will spend 2017 dealing with the aftermath of the protectionist sentiments that helped propel ...

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    Automotive and logistics in focus for UK industrialisation strategy

    2017-01-25T16:09:06Z

    UK prime minister Theresa May’s plan for the future of British industry following the country’s exit from the European Union (EU) has included guidance on the development of its “world-leading” automotive sector. However, while the 132-page plan gives an approximation of where its competitiveness should be enhanced, the real ...

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    Intelligent logistics supports Bremen output for Mercedes-Benz

    2017-01-25T13:03:12Z

    Intelligent logistics and a flexible supply chain are being used to underpin the recently launched production of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé at the OEM’s plant in Bremen, Germany, Daimler has claimed ­­– helping to maintain the site as the most complex globally for its number of variants. Markus Schäfer, member ...

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    BMW to subcontract additional X1 output to the Netherlands

    2017-01-25T12:37:47Z

    The VDL Nedcar contract manufacturing plant in the Netherlands will start assembly of the BMW X1 this August to serve local and global export markets, sharing output with BMW’s plant in Regensburg in south-east Germany, the carmaker has confirmed. By sharing production of the model at the Dutch plant, close ...

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    ZF establishes world’s second largest supplier of aftermarket parts

    2017-01-25T10:56:38Z

    Germany’s ZF has established a dedicated new aftermarket division – ZF Aftermarket – which it says is the second largest supplier of premium aftermarket parts in the world. ZF Aftermarket will supply global customers with five product brands and associated services. The move stems from ZF’s takeover of rival parts ...

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    Peugeot launches online car sales in UK

    2017-01-23T18:01:46Z

    Peugeot has decided to launch a comprehensive online car-buying service in the UK. The company claims it is the first time every step of the buying process – including financing and establishing a guaranteed price for part exchanges – can be completed in one go over the internet. “With no ...

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    Mercedes-Benz UK recognised for apprenticeship programme

    2017-01-23T14:50:44Z

    Mercedes-Benz UK has been recognised as the Large Employer of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards in London. The awards, now in their 13 th year, took place on January 20 th and recognise businesses that grow their own talent via apprenticeships. Apprentices who have made significant ...

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    BCA unveils new supply chain structure

    2017-01-23T10:24:36Z

    UK-based finished vehicle services provider BCA has restructured its supply chain operations to improve support for manufacturers and fleet operators. The new structure consists of four divisions: BCA Vehicle Services, which provides new vehicle services; BCA Fleet Solutions, which delivers fleet management, defleet and refurbishment services; BCA Automotive, which handles ...

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    Brexit: Why a nod of recognition is not enough to calm the nerves

    2017-01-18T17:44:54Z

    Insights from British prime minister Theresa May this week into how she sees the UK's exit from the European Union panning out have done little to address the main concerns of the automotive sector You might accuse the current British government of many things in its strategy for leaving the ...

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    UK car industry needs to avoid ‘cliff-edge’ in hard Brexit

    2017-01-18T15:45:48Z

    Fresh insights into prime minister Theresa May’s plans for the UK’s exit from the European Union have reignited concerns over just what deal can be struck and what terms of international trade will apply... Confirmation this week by UK prime minister Theresa May (pictured) that the country would leave the ...

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    Ford to implement Infor’s cloud-based WMS in Europe

    2017-01-18T15:22:37Z

    Ford is to implement new cloud-based warehouse management software (WMS) from Infor at its cross-docking centres in seven European countries. The Infor SCE software will automate the process of transferring goods at Ford’s ten cross-docking centres in Germany, Italy, France, Spain, the Czech Republic, Hungary and the United Kingdom. A ...

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    Carmakers to benefit from renovated Sagunto port rail line

    2017-01-18T12:30:52Z

    Spain’s national ports authority, Puertos del Estado, has committed €40m ($42.6m) to upgrade the railway line linking Zaragoza, Teruel and the port of Sagunto on the Mediterranean coast. Of this, €13.6m is earmarked for sidings and €23m for the rail access into the port. The government said that it wanted ...

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    Able secures BMW deal at Humber Port

    2017-01-10T16:08:04Z

    Able UK, which runs a vehicle storage and logistics terminal in the UK’s Humber Estuary, has signed a nine-year contract with the BMW Group. The deal will see the development of facilities including a 4,300 sq.m pre-delivery and inspection facility at the Able Humber Port. When completed at the end ...