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    Logistics providers recognised in GM supplier awards

    2017-04-05T17:02:39Z

    strong em a href="https://automotivelogistics.media/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/GM_supplier_award.jpg" img class="alignleft wp-image-115721" src="https://d2hkn54fqqmadw.cloudfront.net/web/AL/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/GM_supplier_award.jpg" alt="GM_supplier_award" width="359" height="202" / /a /em /strong General Motors has once again recognised the services of its logistics providers at its annual Supplier of the Year awards, held in Orlando, Florida, on March 31 sup ...

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    Ontario secures its place in Ford’s connected-car future

    2017-04-05T16:49:00Z

    Ford has announced a C$500m ($373m) research and development (R&D) investment in Canada’s Ontario territory, including the development of a research and engineering centre in the capital of Ottawa. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (pictured here on the right), were both present at the official event ...

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    Durant appointed senior VP for aftersales at VW America

    2017-04-04T22:53:36Z

    David Durant (pictured) has been appointed as senior vice-president for aftersales at Volkswagen America. He will report to Hinrich Woebcken, who was appointed head of the North America region in April last year. The 50-year old Durant will oversee all Volkswagen brand aftersales activities, which include developing and implementing strategies ...

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    Lázaro Cárdenas handles consignment of over 550 BAIC vehicles

    2017-04-03T22:39:43Z

    The Mexican Pacific Coast port of Lázaro Cárdenas took delivery of a major consignment of over 550 imported BAIC finished vehicles at the end of March. The port handled its first-ever shipment of vehicles on behalf of the Chinese state-owned enterprise in March last year, when it imported 163 D20s ...

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    Seat holds second logistics innovation event at Martorell factory

    2017-04-03T22:32:51Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat held a two-day logistics innovation event last week at its Martorell factory in Spain at which ten suppliers presented the latest in robotic and drone technology for inventory management, handling and delivery to the assembly line. The event, held at the carmaker’s logistics innovation centre at the ...

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    Changes at the top for Renault-Nissan Alliance supply chain

    2017-03-31T22:24:25Z

    Frans Kroon (pictured) has been promoted to deputy alliance global director of strategy and planning for global alliance supply chain management at Renault Nissan, moving from his position as vice-president of Alliance Logistics Europe. Marc Dardanelli has succeeded Kroon in the logistics function. Kroon’s position is a renewed role across ...

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    Groupe PSA report: A partnership of choice for Gefco and PSA

    2017-03-31T22:15:00Z

    Having signed an €8 billion contract with its former owner PSA, Gefco is keen to emphasise its growing independence both within and outside the automotive sector

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    Groupe PSA special report: Refait à neuf

    2017-03-31T21:00:00Z

    A five-part feature assays the recent fortunes of Groupe PSA – and the effects on its logistics functions across PSA and its newly acquired Opel and Vauxhall brands – under the leadership of Carlos Tavares and senior vice-president of supply chain, Francesca Gamboni.

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    Groupe PSA report: Chef d’orchestre prepares to begin a new movement

    2017-03-31T20:59:00Z

    PSA’s vice-president of supply chain, Francesca Gamboni, is bringing a new vision of supply chain management inspired by the kind of cross-departmental responsibility found in the FMCG sector. She reveals how this could improve PSA’s supply versus demand balance

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    Groupe PSA report: Connecting a supply chain par excellence

    2017-03-31T20:58:00Z

    PSA’s vision of end-to-end supply chain planning will help support its global expansion and acquisition of Opel, as the combined operations roll out some 59 new model launches by 2021

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    Groupe PSA report: Engineering logistics partnerships

    2017-03-31T20:57:00Z

    PSA’s partnership of choice with Gefco aims to reap benefits in purchasing, pooling and packaging innovation, as well as bringing further intermodal options

  • Megatruck
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    Seat: A megatruckload of progress

    2017-03-30T21:32:54Z

    Seat’s supply chain leaders open up about rail infrastructure, the carmaker’s use of automation and its service parts networkIn this story... Seat's European network Multimodal and connected Aftersales in motionSeat has been emblematic of Spain’s automotive ups and downs over the past decade. It suffered badly during the country’s severe ...

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    BMW to develop new $31m distribution centre in South Africa

    2017-03-29T20:31:45Z

    German carmaker, BMW has announced a R400m ($31m) investment in a South Africa regional distribution centre, about 55km from its Rosslyn plant near Pretoria. Local company, Attacq will be developing the 32,000sq.m distribution centre at the Waterfall mixed-use development in Midrand. Distribution is expected to start by mid-2018, for an ...

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    Temporary halt to Audi’s Ingolstadt production after fire at supplier plant

    2017-03-29T16:58:57Z

    Audi's Ingolstadt plant in Germany A fire at a plant supplying Audi’s Ingolstadt facility has forced the carmaker to temporarily halt production. Pelzer, which supplies inner bulkhead insulation for the Audi A4 and A5 models from its plant in Witten, Germany, said a fire broke out in the early ...

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    Valmet to produce next generation of Mercedes-Benz compacts

    2017-03-29T16:38:51Z

    Daimler has confirmed that the next generation of it’s compact A-class model will continue to be produced by contract manufacturer Valmet in Finland. The current generation of the A-Class has been produced at the plant in Uusikaupunki since 2013 and in February production of the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV began there ...

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    International rail services start moving vehicles to Portugal and Italy

    2017-03-27T15:44:49Z

    Two new international vehicle handling rail services have begun operating in recent weeks out of Spain and the Czech Republic. The first, operated by Takargo/Ibercargo, is being used to move Renault vehicles from Spain to Portugal, with trains originating in either Venta de Baños or Valladolid in Spain and running ...

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    Gdansk increases car volumes as Nissan signs contract with Adampol

    2017-03-22T11:55:14Z

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance has signed a three-year contract with Polish logistics provider Adampol for the weekly import of Nissan vehicles through the port of Gdansk, in northern Poland. The vehicles are being imported from Japan, Spain and the UK for delivery to markets in central and eastern Europe (CEE) including ...

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    Van Osta takes on Russia role at JCB

    2017-03-21T17:08:40Z

    Joannes Van Osta is now based in Moscow as general manager of operations for JCB in Russia. JCB is a privately owned manufacturer of construction machinery, headquartered in the UK. It has a global presence and manufacturing facilities on four continents. Van Osta is a transport, logistics and supply chain ...

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    Avtovaz mulls supplies to China after first exports from Kazakhstan

    2017-03-20T16:59:57Z

    Russian OEM Avtovaz is understood to be considering ways in which to expand the supply of its vehicles to China, after Kazakhstan’s Asia Avto began regular exports of Lada 4x4s to the country recently from its plant in Ust-Kamenogorsk, in the East Kazakhstan region. It is the first time any ...

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    Russia considers changes in policy to boost vehicle exports

    2017-03-20T16:12:43Z

    Russia’s government is considering amending its industrial assembly agreement with OEMs in a bid to boost exports, it has been revealed. Speaking in early March, Maxim Oreshkin, Russia’s Minister of Economic Development, said that although many finished vehicles were already exported, including to Western Europe, the government had now reached ...