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    Fiat in talks with Iran Khodro; PSA reported to pay compensation


    Following the news that PSA Peugeot-Citroën and Renault are returning to make vehicles in Iran in two separate joint ventures with domestic producer, Iran Khodro, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is also reported to be in talks to set up a production facility with the company.According to the Mehr News Agency, Ahmad ...

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    BMW to expand UK parts distribution centre


    BMW’s division in the UK is expanding its Pineham regional parts distribution centre (PDC) near Northampton by 14,000 sq.m. The carmaker distributes parts to BMW, Mini and BMW Motorrad retailers throughout the UK and Ireland from the site, as well as globally for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.Last month the carmaker signed ...

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    Mexico Conference report: On the borderline of change


    The second Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, saw hundreds of executives and officials discuss how best to ensure that the country’s fast-growing automotive production and supply chain will be fit for purpose by 2020 and beyond. Christopher Ludwig reports on plenty of progress, as well as reasons ...

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    Mexico conference: Audi adapts logistics for San José Chiapa


    When Audi starts series production later this year of the Q5 SUV crossover at its new plant in San José Chiapa, in the state of Puebla, Mexico, it will begin one of the most complex operations for parts handling and logistics in the country, with tremendous variety and customisation in ...

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    Mexico conference: BMW’s global plans for San Luis Potosi


    BMW has mapped out its logistics plans so far for its upcoming plant in San Luis Potosi, in central Mexico, revealing a global supply chain, streamlined internal logistics and ambitions for a highly diverse outbound distribution. The plant is scheduled to come online in 2019 with an initial capacity for ...

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    BMW begins local engine supply to JV plants in China from new facility


    BMW’s joint venture with Brilliance China Automotive Holdings – BMW Brilliance Automotive – has opened a new engine plant in Shenyang to supply its assembly plants in the nearby districts of Dadong and Tiexi.This will be the first time that engines for those plants are supplied exclusively from China. Previously ...

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    Pasajes handles finished vehicles for southern French market


    The northern Spanish port of Pasaia (Pasajes) has begun handling imported Honda vehicles from the UK. The first consignment of almost 100 units arrived on board the car carrier Autostar on 13th January, operated by UECC. The vehicles were shipped from the port of Southampton. However, they were not bound ...

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    Gefco provides GefBox packaging service for Caterpillar


    Transport and logistics provider Gefco has extended its contract with construction equipment maker Caterpillar in the UK to include the provision of a reusable packaging programme that will use its GefBoxSystem.Gefco has been supplying a European road transport solution between the Caterpillar suppliers and its plants for a number of ...

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    Ford will stop all operations in Japan and Indonesia by end of year


    [Updated 26th January] Ford has confirmed that it is ceasing all operations in Japan and Indonesia, including sales and imports of Ford and Lincoln vehicles to the countries, in the face of weak market share.According to a statement on Monday (25th January) from Ford Asia Pacific’s vice-president of communications, Karen ...

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    XPO Logistics secures GM contract renewal


    General Motors UK has extended its long-term relationship with XPO Logistics in a three-year contract renewal.The contract involves the distribution of Vauxhall automotive aftermarket parts in the UK. XPO Logistics has secured the new supply chain agreement after the success of its ‘night distribution’ service, where the provider makes out-of-hours ...

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    Kia begins moving cars through Paragon’s Grimsby facility


    Kia Motors has started processing vehicles through its new UK facility at Stallingborough near the port of Immingham on the north-east coast, managed by transport and logistics provider Paragon Automotive.The start of operations follows the signing of a £115m ($176.5m) 10-year deal last year that will see Paragon receive, store ...

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    Russia pumps billions into subsidising export logistics


    The Russian government has announced that it will provide grants of 5 billion roubles ($62.6m) to support the export of cars from assembly plants in the country.Denis Manturov, Russia’s minister of industry and trade (left), said last week that the money would cover the costs incurred by OEMs when transporting ...

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    US car carrier rolls out CNG fleet for Honda shuttle service


    North American finished vehicle carrier, Virginia Transportation Corporation, has introduced a fleet of 30 compressed-natural gas (CNG)-fuelled transporters for the movement of Honda finished vehicles from the carmaker’s plant in Lincoln, Alabama.The transport provider has also worked with CNG Suppliers and Alabama Natural Gas on a CNG fuelling station in ...

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    Guenter Butschek named as new CEO of Tata Motors


    Guenter Butschek, a former Daimler executive who has held a number of roles in logistics, has been appointed as chief executive officer and managing director at India’s Tata Motors.Butschek will lead all Tata Motors operations in India, and in international markets including South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and South Africa.Butschek is ...

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    BMW’s Mathias Wellbrock to take in-plant role in Mexico; Peter Hoerndlein to take global outbound position


    Mathias Wellbrock (pictured), currently general manager for plant dispatch and vehicle distribution at the BMW Group, will take on a new role from March 1st in plant logistics for the carmaker’s upcoming new plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Wellbrock’s replacement in vehicle distribution will be Peter Hoerndlein, who currently ...

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    Markus Lange takes over Volkswagen Group’s outbound logistics; Andrea Eck leads Logistics Campus


    Volkswagen Group has a new head of global vehicle logistics, as Markus Lange has taken over the role from Andrea Eck (pictured), who is now responsible for the Logistics Campus at the Volkswagen Academy, a training and innovation centre.Markus Lange is now the head of outbound for Volkswagen Konzernlogistik (group ...

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    BLG takes over inbound parts management for BMW at Leipzig


    German transport and logistics provider, BLG Logistics, has taken over inbound parts logistics for BMW at its plant in Leipzig.Operations at a 200,000 sq.m facility at the Leipzig plant, started at the beginning of January and BLG’s Industrial Logistics unit is providing services including receiving and warehouse management, sequencing and ...

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    Brazeau expands role at FCA to include Mexico; Steunkel takes on inbound


    Marc Brazeau (left) has added a number of new responsibilities to his previous role as head of vehicle transportation at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Since the beginning of January he has become head of vehicle and Mexico logistics, MOPAR/International Procurement. At the same time, Wendi Gentry Steunkel, who is director ...

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    No one size fits all


    Close analysis of damage rates, transport efficiency and handling procedures are necessary to meet the complex and diverse packaging needs of aftermarket distributionPackaging for spare parts requires a multitude of different materials and equipment depending not only on the type of part being moved, but where it is in the ...

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    BMW NA chooses Neovia Logistics for PDC labour services


    Neovia Logistics, a US-based 3PL and supply chain management company, has announced that it has entered into a five-year agreement with BMW of North America.The agreement will see Neovia providing labour services for the OEM’s US regional parts distribution centres in Stockton, California, and Minooka, Illinois. Neovia began working with ...