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    Scott Goodwin moves to VW of America


    Scott Goodwin has left his role as director of Business Development and Operations at US haulier The Waggoners Trucking to take up a position as senior manager, Transportation at Volkswagen of America (VWoA).Goodwin was with The Waggoners Trucking for just over a year and a half and moved there from ...

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    ​Wilhelm Automotive partners with hybrid repair group in Arizona


    Wilhelm Automotive has announced its partnership with hybrid vehicle construction and repair group The Hybrid Shop (THS). The alliance will bring hybrid-electric vehicle diagnostics, repair and maintenance services to locations in Arizona. The independently owned Wilhelm Automotive, which specialises in car repair operations, will partner with THS to bring services ...

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    Hueneme signs contract extension with GAPS


    The port of Hueneme in California has signed a five-year extension to its contract with Global Auto Processing Services (GAPS), the vehicle port processor that has been operating there since 2007. It is the fifth extension to the contract signed between Hueneme and GAPS.“The renewal is a critical part of ...

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    Grammer expands Serbian and North American production


    German vehicle components supplier Grammer has announced plans to expand its production base in Serbia, through the launch of its second plant in the south east of the country. The plans include the construction of a production hall, expansion of the existing parts warehouse, and procurement of new equipment for ...

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    United Road appoints Anderson to new COO role


    North American vehicle hauler, United Road Services, has appointed Mark Anderson as its chief operating officer (COO) with immediate effect.The COO role is newly-created at United Road and Anderson will be responsible for the company’s daily operations. It is now the second largest car-hauler in North America, following its takeover ...

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    BMW enhances aftermarket services with Dallas PDC


    BMW has officially opened a new regional parts distribution centre (RDC) in Texas to serve the Southern US region of its dealer network. The facility, which is located in Lancaster on the outskirts of Dallas, currently covers approximately 26,000 square metres, with room for expansion. Investment in the facility stands ...

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    GM-AvtoVaz to boost Niva exports from Russia


    General Motors will increase the export of vehicles from its joint venture with Russian carmaker AvtoVaz by 25% in 2014, according to the management of the company. Annual volumes of the Chevrolet Niva, made at the Togliatti plant, for delivery to foreign markets will now be increased to 5,000 units, ...

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    Argentina plans to restrict vehicle imports in 2014


    Carmakers exporting vehicles to Argentina are facing restrictions on the number of vehicles they can send to the country in the early part of 2014. The Argentine government is looking to cut imports by 27.5% based on volumes in 2013 because of a perceived imbalance in automotive trade.During the first ...

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    American Honda now exports more than it imports from Japan


    American Honda has announced it now exports more vehicles from the US than it imports from Japan. Figures for last year show that the Japanese carmaker’s US division exported more than 108,700 Honda and Acura vehicles of a total production figure of more than 1.3m units (and almost 1.8m for ...


    Better logistics help propel Nissan Sunderland


    Logistics costs in automotive are now often more expensive than manufacturing vehicles within a plant, according to Nissan Europe’s purchasing and manufacturing boss. As a result, the company’s efforts in recent years to reduce those costs have been important to the success of the carmaker’s plant in Sunderland, in the ...

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    Global car making will be based on a risk-benefit model


    Emerging markets are expected to account for 50% of global vehicle production by 2020 and, to remain competitive and reduce risk in the face of stiffening international legislation, carmakers are looking at co-location and the sourcing of components closer to the final consumerStiffening legislation, increased competition and a focus on ...

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    GM announces moves in executive aftersales


    Steve Hill (left) is leaving his position at GM as vice president of Customer Care and Aftersales to take up a new role as vice president of US Sales and Service, where he will lead US Sales Operations, as well as GMC Sales and Service. He will also head Fleet ...

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    ​Chinese auto-glass makers to invest $200m in Ohio facility


    Chinese auto-glass maker Fuyao Group is planning to invest $200m in a new facility in the US state of Ohio in a long term plan to provide a better service to its North American customers while cutting logistics and transport costs. The decision, which the group hopes will expand US-China ...

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    Duclos replaces Davies as head of US vehicle logistics for Toyota


    D’anne M. Duclos (pictured left) has replaced Nancy Davies as vice-president of Toyota Logistics Services (TLS), the outbound logistics and vehicle processing arm of Toyota Motor Sales USA (TMS). Davies, who has held the role since 2008, has moved over to a position in sales and production planning at TMS ...

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    Pearlman takes over US rail for Toyota as Nelson retires


    Missy Pearlman (pictured left) is now the national rail strategy and operations manager for Toyota Logistics Services, the outbound logistics and vehicle processing arm of Toyota Motor Sales USA (TMS) based in Torrance, California. Pearlman has replaced Michael Nelson, who retired last week following a 40-year career in automotive logistics, ...

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    Auto sector hit hard by US winter storms


    The record adverse winter conditions that hit the US and Canada at the beginning of this month, travelling from the Midwest through the north central states to the East Coast, have taken their toll on manufacturing facilities and automotive shipments during the last couple of weeks. Staff shortages and the ...

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    ​Maruti Suzuki to introduce dedicated rail wagons in India


    Maruti Suzuki has announced that it will implement India’s first specially designed wagons for vehicle rail logistics operations. The move will allow up to 310 vehicles to be transported per rail rake, compared with about 125 vehicles for the current rakes used in India – or up to only ten ...

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    Neovia signs global contracts with Daimler


    Neovia Logistics has announced a three-year contract win with Daimler in Canada, as well as a renewal of its contract with the carmaker in South Africa. The addition of the business in Canada brings the number of global facilities Neovia operates for the carmaker to eight. The value of the ...

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    XPO Logistics looks to grow automotive with Pacer purchase


    XPO Logistics has announced plans to buy Pacer International for $335m in a deal that is expected to close in the second quarter of this year subject to regulatory clearance. The move, which will make it the third largest provider of intermodal services in North America, follows a commitment from ...

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    Ford's DeMuro to retire; Laurila to replace him in Asia Pacific


    Rick DeMuro is leaving his position as director of material planning and logistics at Ford Asia Pacific after eight years in the job and retiring from the company. He is being replaced by Robert Laurila, currently Ford Asia Pacific regional MP&L manager based in Thailand, who Ford said would continue ...