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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 ...

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    DHL Supply Chain boosts UK capacity for OEMs and tier suppliers

    2016-11-30T13:25:29Z

    DHL has announced the opening of a new 13,000 sq.m facility in Fradley Park, near Birmingham, UK, that is expected to meet capacity requirements for suppliers and manufacturers for the next 5-10 years. The expansion of the Hams Hall facility doubles DHL Supply Chain’s capability in the Midlands region of ...

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    Audi embraces wearable scanning technology at Ingolstadt

    2016-11-30T12:32:27Z

    Audi has adopted a wearable scanner from ProGlove at its Ingolstadt plant in Germany in what it describes as the first step towards the widespread use of wearable technologies in its production process. Audi tested the handheld scanner replacement – which leaves both hands free for other handling operations unlike ...

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    JIS parts tracking at Magna Steyr set to hit full speed by spring

    2016-11-30T10:12:21Z

    A project by GateHouse Logistics and Schmitz Cargobull Telematics to set up a long-distance, just-in-sequence (LD-JIS) tracking solution for new vehicle programs at Magna International’s Steyr facility in Austria is on track to become fully operational by spring next year. In October, the project received third place at Magna International ...

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    SMMT highlights implications of post-Brexit tariffs and Industry 4.0

    2016-11-29T21:00:59Z

    The UK’s automotive trade association has estimated that tariffs on imported and exported finished vehicles could amount to £4.5 billion ($5.6 billion) a year, if Britain makes a clean break from the European Union. Earlier this evening, Gareth Jones, the outgoing president of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders ...

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    Alfa Romeo boosts staff at Cassino in advance of production push

    2016-11-29T10:00:00Z

    Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo expects to add 1,800 staff at its Cassino plant in Italy by 2018 as it gears up towards increased production of the Giulia model and Stelvio SUV. Currently the plant, which is located about 100km from Naples and has produced over 7m vehicles since 1972, employs ...