Middle East and Africa – Page 8

  • ZFAftermarket
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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 need ...

  • Mercedes Benz apprentice
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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 ...

  • BCA_car_carrier_UK
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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 ...

  • Theresa May
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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 ...

  • Infor
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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 spokesman for ...

  • GM_rail_Spain
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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 of ...

  • Rolls logistics
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    Rolls-Royce to expand its technology and logistics centre

    2017-01-10T12:53:12Z

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has decided to expand its technology and logistics centre (TLC) in the UK, having first opened the 30,000 sq.m facility a year ago. Construction of the centre – located in Bognor Regis, eight miles from the company’s manufacturing base in Goodwood – was announced in September 2014 ...

  • UPS Freightex
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    UPS acquires UK-based road transport broker Freightex

    2017-01-10T10:52:08Z

    Global freight forwarding and logistics giant UPS has acquired UK-based Freightex for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition gives UPS a presence in the UK and European third-party logistics (3PL) road transport brokerage market.Freightex provides brokerage for truckload, less-than-truckload, specialised and refrigerated road transport services.In August 2015, UPS acquired North American ...

  • TGV Eurostar Velaro E320
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    Cross-Channel freight: Trucks, tariffs and tunnel vision

    2017-01-06T17:24:24Z

    Automotive Logistics reports on vehicle and component movements between the UK and the rest of Europe in the post-Brexit climate The past year has brought freight movements between the UK and mainland Europe sharply into focus, including for automotive parts and finished vehicles. Britain’s vote to leave the European ...

  • JLRXESolihullweb
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    JLR plans logistics centre near Solihull plant in the UK

    2017-01-04T16:11:24Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is planning to build a 90,000 sq.m logistics centre in Solihull, in the UK, to manage inbound parts to its facility at Lode Lane. The Lode Lane assembly plant –which makes Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover Sport, along with the Jaguar XE and F-Pace – ...

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    Mann+Hummel to open aftermarket logistics centre in South Africa

    2016-12-22T11:49:48Z

    Mann+Hummel, the German filtration parts supplier, is to open an aftermarket logistics centre in Johannesburg in January, following the establishment of its office there in November. It is the first time the company has had its own premises in Africa. The firm said the establishment of business in Africa was ...

  • RenaultDealer
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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 ...

  • Year in review
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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 ...

  • Kia Slovakia_opt (1)
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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 a ...

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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 ...

  • SupplyChain
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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 ...