All OEMs articles – Page 16

  • DANX_van
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    BMW signs up with Danx for spare parts deliveries

    2016-07-11T09:59:10Z

    BMW has signed a six-year contract with Swedish transport and logistics provider Danx for overnight delivery of spare parts to 300 dealers in seven Nordic and Baltic countries. From this month, deliveries will be carried out from Danx’s distribution centre in Malmö, Sweden to that country as well as to ...

  • Schild_BKartA
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    German authorities raid carmakers and tier suppliers

    2016-07-08T12:34:59Z

    Dawn raids have been carried out at the offices of a number of leading carmakers and tier suppliers in Germany as part of an investigation into suspected breaches of the country’s competition law. Firms including BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, Bosch and ZF Friedsrichshafen were raided on June 23rd by officials from ...

  • 2016 Ford Fusion
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    Ford Mexico part 2: Accelerating the pace of vehicle logistics

    2016-07-08T10:34:02Z

    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 ...

  • kontraktlogistik_schnellecke_1
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    Schnellecke takes on inbound parts for BMW motorcycles

    2016-07-06T12:26:05Z

    Schnellecke Logistics has won a contract with the motorcycle division of BMW (BMW Motorrad) to manage inbound and aftermarket packaging activity at the OEM’s supply centre in Berlin, Germany. Schnellecke said it was taking over responsibility for areas including handling incoming goods, storage of parts bins and empties management. The ...

  • 2016 Nissan Maxima
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    Nissan exports from Japan still struggling despite a boost in May

    2016-07-06T10:53:11Z

    Nissan has recorded its first increase for six months in vehicle exports from Japan, with a rise in May of 19.5% year-on-year to 41,321 units. During the first five months of the year, however, global exports from the country were still down to 186,679 units, a decline of 13.5% compared ...

  • PSA_aftermarket
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    PSA expands aftermarket service as part of ‘Push to Pass’ strategy

    2016-07-06T10:19:57Z

    French carmaker PSA Group has launched a new aftermarket business that extends its spare parts offering for international customers. Being launched worldwide, it will include parts from a range of rival OEMs along with an expanded version of its own Eurorepar multi-brand range featuring 9,000 parts. Eurorepar Car Service is ...

  • Volvo_Gothenburg_Port
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    Volvo doubles exports through Gothenburg as sales surge

    2016-07-05T11:18:38Z

    Sweden’s port of Gothenburg has reported a doubling in the number of Volvo vehicles exported during the past year. Between June 2015 and May this year, around 170,000 cars were sent out via the port. Volvo’s global sales have reached record levels. The carmaker said 2015 was “a record-breaking year”, ...

  • Porsche Leipzig GmbH
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    Porsche moves full production of Panamera to Leipzig

    2016-07-05T10:54:47Z

    Porsche’s plant in Leipzig, Germany is taking over complete production of the new generation Panamera sports saloon. Full production is ramping up already, according to the carmaker, and will initially involve 4S, 4S Diesel and Turbo models going on sale in Europe from November 5th. Vehicles for other market regions ...

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    Russia conference: Turkish exports still struggling to find their way into Russia

    2016-07-04T12:18:43Z

    Sanctions on Turkish imports imposed by Russia last year have eased, but difficulties still remain for those seeking to move goods across the border, delegates at last week's Automotive Logistics Russia conference were told. Despite some longstanding trade agreements, tensions replaced ties late last year as two Turkish F-16 ...

  • ALRussia16 conference
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    Russia conference: Light at the end of a long tunnel

    2016-07-01T16:38:27Z

    We've seen a lot of changes at the Automotive Logistics Russia conferences over the years. Currently, it's less a case of 'winter is coming', more 'winter is here'. However, despite the bleak outlook, if automotive companies can weather the storm, the country is eventually expected to recover, write Christopher Ludwig ...

  • Mexico factory2
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    Ford Mexico part 1: A landmark investment gradually coming into focus

    2016-07-01T12:12:02Z

    Aiming to double its engine and transmission capacity by 2018 and with ground to be broken on a $1.6 billion assembly plant, Ford Mexico is counting on a localised supply chain, closer logistics and reduced currency exposure to smooth its explosive growth plan By the second half of this year, ...

  • Lada_image_Avtovaz
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    Russian car exports to Ukraine pick up

    2016-07-01T09:57:55Z

    Despite continuing geopolitical tensions between the two countries, car exports from Russia to Ukraine have shown signs of improvement for the first time in three years, according to the latest statistics from the Association of Ukrainian Motor Vehicles Manufacturers (UkrAutoprom). Russian vehicle exports to Ukraine fell 57% last year compared ...

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    Russia conference: The long road to recovery

    2016-06-29T15:53:32Z

    For the past several years, Russia’s economy and automotive industry have been facing a 'perfect storm'. Practically everything that could happen to hurt the sector and its consumers has done so, whether it be the decrease in energy prices (upon which the Russian economy is highly dependent), a significant currency ...

  • PTKreasiAutoKencana
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    Indonesian dealers demand $75m compensation from Ford

    2016-06-29T10:07:58Z

    Ford in Indonesia could be facing a legal claim if it does not pay disgruntled dealers $75m in compensation for withdrawing all business from the country, which it plans to do by the end of this year. In January, Ford announced it was stopping all operations in Indonesia and Japan, ...

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    A foul stench for vehicle logistics

    2016-06-28T16:14:22Z

    Porsche’s new Macan models were grounded temporarily at some ports in the US after a stricter insistence on compliance led to certification delays The fallout from the diesel emissions test scandals at Volkswagen and Mitsubishi may soon find something of a resolution – at least officially, when a fix ...

  • DaimlerGirteka
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    Mercedes-Benz hands over 1,000 Actros trucks to Girteka Logistics

    2016-06-28T14:49:20Z

    Stefan Buchner (left), head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, hands over the symbolic key to Mindaugas Raila, chairman of Girteka Logistics, at the Mercedes-Benz Customer Center in Wörth. Lithuanian transport and logistics provider Girteka Logistics has begun taking delivery of 1,000 Actros trucks from Mercedes-Benz to support its business in Europe, ...

  • Archivnummer: D233572
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    Mercedes-Benz upgrades Dortmund bus plant

    2016-06-28T12:08:14Z

    Mercedes-Benz has invested €900,000 ($990,000) in upgrading its EvoBus minibus assembly plant in Dortmund, Germany. The modernisation and expansion project includes five new cutting, grinding and welding cabins along with an extended logistics area for storing dismantled components during the assembly process. The vehicle maker said that combined, the cabins ...

  • Hepner 2011
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    Mercedes-Benz USA: ‘One way or another, we always get the job done’

    2016-06-27T16:53:18Z

    Rory Hepner, general manager of vehicle logistics and distribution at Mercedes-Benz USA, reveals the premium carmaker’s measures to cope with growing volumes through plant yards, ports and across the transport network, despite limited physical expansion – whether by ‘valet’ services for truckers or working more carefully with plants and logistics ...

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    A mix of caution and commitment: carmakers react to UK Brexit result

    2016-06-24T14:41:44Z

    [Updated 16:40 GMT] The UK voted to withdraw from the European Union on Thursday (June 23 rd ) following a referendum result in which 52% of those that voted supported the Brexit campaign. The result is bound to have long-term consequences for the car sector. What those consequences are ...

  • UK_EU_web
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    Brexit shockwaves go through the supply chain

    2016-06-24T12:11:08Z

    For the automotive logistics sector, there was a cruel but telling irony in where the strength of the British vote to leave the EU on June 23rd first emerged. Around midnight, in one of the first areas to announce its results, the north-east city of Sunderland revealed that 61% of ...