All OEMs articles – Page 28

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    WWL now moving Toyotas from Japan to US east coast


    Toyota has chosen Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) to move its passenger vehicles to North America from Japan on new direct service. The latest contract is in addition to the finished vehicle ocean and land-based services that WWL provides for the carmaker between Japan and Europe.WWL also provides services for Toyota ...

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    Seat to spend €3.3 billion on new model development


    Spanish carmaker, Seat, has announced a €3.3 billion ($3.6 billion) investment plan for the development of new products that will run between now and 2019.The spending will be directed toward equipment and facilities, along with research and design projects at Seat’s technical centre in Martorell. It is the largest spending ...

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    One Network Enterprises signs deal with Synoptima in Asia Pacific


    One Network Enterprises, which provides cloud-based supply chain services, has signed a joint strategic partnership with Synoptima, an expert in supply chain optimisation and logistics packages, for the provision of services in the Asia Pacific region.The partnership will combine technologies and cloud-based software with expertise in analytics, supply chain engineering, ...

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    GM to halt production in Argentina in face of low demand in Brazil


    General Motors has confirmed it will stop production at its plant in Argentina for four days this month because of low demand from Brazil, which is GM Argentina’s biggest export market, and the biggest vehicle export market for the country as a whole.GM makes the Chevrolet Classic model for export ...

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    VW investment doubles capacity in South Africa; exports to play key role


    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has announced that it will invest more than R4.5 billion ($340m) to produce new models at the OEM’s Uitenhage factory.The investment will include more than R3 billion for production facilities and quality, around R1.5 billion for local supplier capacity, and around R22m to develop training ...

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    Toyota to restart manufacturing near Tianjin


    Toyota has announced plans to ‘gradually’ restart its production at its two joint venture plants near Tianjin port, China, from today.The plants are run by Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor Co.The OEM’s manufacturing operations have been suspended since the huge explosions at the port on August 12th, which killed more than ...

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    Industry mourns passing of Horst Mosolf, founder of the Mosolf Group


    Horst Mosolf, the founder of automotive logistics specialist, Mosolf Group, has sadly died, aged 87.The founder remained in his position as the senior manager of the Mosolf Group until his last day.Dr Jörg Mosolf, managing partner and chief executive manager of the Mosolf Group said, “My father was a man ...

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    Port of Vancouver USA opens ‘the Trench’; Subaru to benefit


    The US port of Vancouver in Washington State has officially opened a $30m rail project designed to improve the flow of goods by train to and from regional locations along the West Coast and between Portland, Oregon, and Chicago, Illinois.Known as ‘the Trench’, the development, which began in 2012, aims ...

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    OEMs could share single system for import and export logistics


    Carmakers already share numerous resources: they use the same ships, the same port terminals, the same infrastructure and logistics providers. However, should they be sharing more? Speakers at this year’s Import Export North America conference in Baltimore raised the idea that carmakers could put considerable amounts of data – from ...

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    Panel discussion: working out the efficiency equation


    This year’s Import Export North American conference covered a lot of territory, from managing changes in export and import patterns, new flows from Mexico, capacity limits and increasing safety and quality holds. To close the conference, a panel of vehicle logistics executives from Ford, BMW, Nissan and Honda discussed their ...

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    AV Dawson managing quality steel supply to Nissan Sunderland


    The flow of steel coil into Nissan’s UK plant in Sunderland (NMUK) is under tighter quality and service level control than ever, thanks to a new automotive steel warehouse opened this year by multimodal logistics contractor AV Dawson of Middlesbrough.AV Dawson is a third-generation family-owned company with logistics assets ranging ...

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    Skoda overhauls Kvasiny plant and adds logistics hall


    Skoda used its three-week summer shutdown to optimise and expand its production facilities in its Czech facilities at Mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny, and Vrchlabí, with a focus on converting the plant at Kvasiny, which produces the Skoda Superb, Superb Estate and Yeti. Plans at Kvasiny include the construction of a new ...

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    Aston Martin opens warehouse and logistics hub near Gaydon assembly facility


    Aston Martin is opening of a new multi-million pound warehouse and logistics hub in the UK. Located at Wellesbourne, close to the company's headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, the facility will provide inbound parts handling for the carmaker’s adjacent assembly facility. The 23,000 sq.m logistics centre is the largest storage and ...

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    Infor to buy GT Nexus for $675m in Q3


    US supply chain software provider, Infor, has announced it is buying GT Nexus, the world's largest cloud-based global commerce platform, for $675m. The buyout is expected to be complete by the end of September this year and will create the first global commerce cloud with end-to-end control and visibility for ...

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    Recalls issued on BMW vehicles damaged by winter conditions at Halifax


    Following the report earlier this year that harsh winter conditions had resulted in a snow storm burying vehicles at the Autoport facility in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, near the port of Halifax, Transport Canada – the government body that monitors transport safety – has now announced a recall on around ...

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    Lifan Motors breaks ground on Russian plant


    Chinese carmaker, Lifan Motors, has broken ground on a new $300m facility near the Russian city of Lipetsk, just over 400km southeast of the capital Moscow. The plant, which is planned to be operational by 2017, will make vehicles, initially from complete knockdown (CKD) kits, shipped in from Lifan’s Chongqing ...

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    Honda lands first HR-V volume from Mexico in the UK


    Following the news that Honda had exported its first consignment of HR-V vehicles from Mexico destined for the UK market the carmaker confirmed this week that the vehicles have now landed in the UK through the port of Bristol.The vehicles were made at Honda’s Celaya plant in Mexico and exported ...

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    Ted Boudalis moves from Mercedes to WWL VSA


    Ted Boudalis has taken up a new role as senior general manager of strategy and operations at WWL Vehicle Services America (WWL VSA), the US-based division of Norwegian provider Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics.Boudalis was, until the beginning of August, manager of strategic VPC operations at Mercedes-Benz USA, a role he had ...

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    WWL ALS shifts heavy loads to South Africa from France and China


    WWL’s Abnormal Loads Services division has recently made a couple of substantial construction equipment moves to South Africa from France and China.In the first move the division moved an 810-tonne mining excavator from Leibherr’s factory in Colmar to its destination in Durban for the mining company Kumba Iron Ore. The ...

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    Ro-ro lines ditch Derince as port adds insult to financial injury


    Following the sudden 450% increase in handling fees for finished vehicles at the newly privatised Turkish port of Derince, a significant volume of that business has now been shifted to the adjacent Autoport facility in Yeniköy, which has reopened for business after an 18-month suspension of services.Shipping lines have also ...