All north america articles – Page 5

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    FCA strikes new labour deal with Canadian union


    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has agreed a new four-year deal with Canadian union Unifor that includes a commitment to invest $325m in a rebuild of the carmaker’s Brampton assembly plant paint shop and a $6.4m investment in upgrading equipment at the Etobicoke casting plant.The contract also involves two wage increases of ...

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    Graniewicz becomes MD of Penske Mexico


    Alejandro “Alex” Graniewicz (pictured) has been appointed as managing director of Penske Logistics’ Mexico operations. He replaces Michael Casidy, who takes on the role of distribution centre management product line leader for the company’s western region in the United States.Graniewicz was most recently the chief operating officer at logistics company, ...

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    Schneider National confirms plans for IPO


    North American third party logistics firm Schneider National has confirmed it intends to conduct an initial public offering in 2017.According to data from SJ Consulting for 2015, the company’s third-party logistics business ranks 30th in the world with revenues of $2.4 billion. It is also the seventh largest (and largest ...

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    DSV sets up contract logistics division in North America


    Following its takeover of UTi at the beginning of this year and some substantial contract logistics business gains in North America, global transport and logistics provider DSV has set up a dedicated regional division incorporating the previous UTi business – DSV North America Solutions.From having just two warehouses covering 18,600 ...

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    Carriers welcome GM Canada’s rescue plan for Oshawa plant


    Vehicle carriers supporting outbound movements from GM Canada’s Oshawa plant in Ontario have welcomed the news that the latest threat to continued production there has been averted.“GM Oshawa has been a question mark for a number of years now as we have seen a major decline in production here with ...

  • AudiMexicoPlant

    Smooth logistics underpins assembly at Audi’s Mexican plant


    Audi has officially opened its $1.1 billion Mexican plant in San José Chiapa, in the state of Puebla, which is making the Q5 SUV model. Projected annual capacity at the plant is 150,000 units.At the same time the carmaker has opened a supplier park next to the plant that will ...

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    Anderson made president at United Road Services; McCann becomes chairman


    US finished vehicle haulier United Road Services has appointed Mark Anderson (pictured) as its president. He will take up the role alongside his existing position as chief operating officer, a role he has been in at the company since 2014.The presidency passes from Kathleen McCann, who remains CEO of the ...

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    Rose replaces Warrick in parts supply chain role at Toyota USA


    Mary Rose has taken over as general manager of North American parts operations and supply chain strategy at Toyota USA. She replaces Mamie Warrick (pictured), who has moved to become general manager at the Project Management Office at Toyota North America, ahead of her retirement next year.Warrick, who has worked ...

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    Mexico to develop port of Cuyutlán for automotive traffic


    The government of the state of Colima, in Mexico, has announced plans to develop the port of Cuyutlán, which lies adjacent to the port of Manzanillo, in an effort to cater for a predicted increase in automotive imports and exports in the run-up to 2020.Both the state governor, Ignacio Peralta, ...

  • Truck Transporting

    Volvo Trucks: High, heavy and smart


    [sta_anchor id="1"]Volvo Trucks North America is improving its complex delivery network across the US, including investments in new technology and in supporting its carriersReflecting continued strength in the US economy as well as sustained low oil prices, last year saw strong growth for sales of medium-and-heavy trucks in the US. ...

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    2015 North American port survey: Ports get an extra lift from a rise in imports


    [sta_anchor id="1"]Our annual survey found most ports are seeing strong imports across North America, leading (in some cases) to parking constraints and vessel bunching. The future may look different, but operators and OEMs need to get smart about spaceOur survey of North American ports for 2015 confirmed partly what we ...

  • Aerial-Perspective-Tesla-Gigafactory

    Tesla’s supply chain set for a surge


    Tesla has captured the car industry’s collective imagination in many ways since its start-up in 2008, including how it builds and sells its electric vehicles.Besides the novelty of the products themselves, the intrigue is partly down to co-founder Elon Musk, one of the great entrepreneurs of this generation, seen in ...

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    ThyssenKrupp expands in South Carolina


    German component supplier ThyssenKrupp has opened a new distribution centre in Charleston, South Carolina, to provide value-added kitting, sequencing, inspection, rework, export packaging, warehousing and transport to and from the Port of Charleston, mainly for vehicle and auto part producers.The US state already accommodates more than 250 automotive-related companies and ...

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    Logistics providers recognised in FCA Qualitas awards


    Four awards recognising excellence in logistics and supply chain management have been handed out by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in Detroit, Michigan as part of the OEM’s sixth annual Qualitas awards for North American suppliers.FCA said the 23 awards recognised both production and non-production suppliers that not only demonstrated operational ...

  • Audi México

    Volkswagen & Audi in Mexico part 2: Everything in its right place


    Audi Mexico’s upcoming plant at San José Chiapa has had logistics efficiency built into its core. Automotive Logistics talks to head of logistics and production control, Peter Koltai, about the evolution of the OEM’s first standalone factory outside Europe The 70km drive from Puebla to San José Chiapa takes ...

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    GM avoids plant shutdowns following court hearing


    [Updated July 14th] GM has avoided the threat of closure at 19 of its assembly plants across North America following a hearing at the US Bankruptcy Court for the State of Massachusetts on Wednesday (13th) related to its dispute with interiors supplier Clark-Cutler McDermott (CCM).According to a report in The ...

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    Volkswagen & Audi in Mexico part 1: Sharing logistics in a state of expansion


    Volkswagen Group has established new organisations and networks across VW and Audi in Mexico and North America. Automotive Logistics finds out more about this multi-brand, multi-country approach to purchasing and logistics

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    CDN reports big take-up in North America for ePOD app


    Car Delivery Network (CDN) has reported that its electronic proof of delivery (ePOD) application vinDeliver is now being used to handle 2.5m finished vehicles annually, giving it a market share in the US and Canada of 15%.The app, which is an online vehicle delivery transport management system, connects carriers with ...

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    Ford Mexico part 2: Accelerating the pace of vehicle logistics


    With a new plant set to open this summer and expansion plans for existing facilities, Ford Mexico could double its output in the next few years, as imports continue to rise. Automotive Logistics finds out how the OEM plans to strengthen its supply chain and infrastructure to cope Vehicle ...

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    Panama canal: Open locks free up trade


    After nine years of anticipation, the newly expanded Panama Canal is set to open to commercial traffic. Charlie Fiveash considers the implications for vehicle shipping Next week, the Panama Canal is poised to welcome the first commercial customer along its new expanded route. The container ship, COSCO China, was set ...