All OEMs articles – Page 31

  • Civic Type R
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    Honda to export Civic Type R from UK to Japan

    2015-07-06T10:49:19Z

    Honda’s new president and CEO, Takahiro Hachigo, has announced that volumes of the new Civic Type R – now being made at the company’s Swindon plant in the UK – will be shipped to Japan. The first deliveries to Japan will arrive in the third quarter of this year. It ...

  • Skoda logistics SKD CKD
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    Skoda: Simply Clever logistics

    2015-07-06T08:00:29Z

    Jirí Cee, head of Skoda brand logistics, discusses the processes in the OEM's Czech homeland that are setting a standard for further growth around the world Mladá Boleslav, 70km north-east of Prague, is the town of Skoda. It has been the carmaker’s home since Laurin and Klement built their first ...

  • Bill Bacon_formal_web
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    Automotive logistics and the international production line

    2015-07-03T15:58:45Z

    Globally, the automotive sector is thriving. According to market data provider, Statista, international automotive sales are expected to have grown by almost 10m units between 2012 and 2015. Consumer demand for cars is growing and the challenge for manufacturers is, quite simply, to increase production while maintaining quality. However, with ...

  • POLO AUTOMOTIVO JEEP, EM GOIANA (PE)
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    Maintaining traction through efficiency in Brazil

    2015-07-03T13:00:40Z

    Vehicle sales in Brazil have tumbled and industry players need to slash costs, even as carmakers continue to invest heavily. OEMs and LSPs are redrawing their supply chains, while staying optimistic After the boom, Brazil’s economy is stuttering. Real GDP growth is expected to drop 1% for 2015 and inflation ...

  • POLO AUTOMOTIVO JEEP, EM GOIANA (PE)
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    Brazil: FCA goes the distance

    2015-07-03T12:59:24Z

    Fiat Chrysler has increased investment in Brazil, opening a plant in the north-east even as the market declines. Industrial director Mauro Pino talks about logistics strategies for managing both near and long distance supply chains Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), which has a market share of around 20% in Latin ...

  • Chep Mexico packaging
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    Cutting out the paper trail

    2015-07-02T19:17:16Z

    Digital information is faster, more accurate and more useful, so why is there still so much paper in the automotive supply chain?Almost all companies now have some kind of digital infrastructure underpinning their processes, but can any automotive logistics operations be said to be truly paperless?Perhaps the most notable recent ...

  • ALR_Panel_discussion
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    Russia conference: Practical proposals for the long term

    2015-07-01T14:02:31Z

    Discussions at this year’s Automotive Logistics Russia conference in Moscow moved across a range of subjects from the importance of survival and preparing for growth during a difficult economic slump to the importance of localisation and what needs to be done in terms of simplifying some of the more arcane ...

  • Fabio_Castello_Scania
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    Scania appoints Castello vice president of logistics in Latin America

    2015-07-01T10:11:17Z

    Fábio Castello has moved from his role as head of logistics at Scania’s Latin America division to take up a newly created role at the truck maker as vice president of logistics in the region. In his new position Castello adds responsibility for complete and semi-knockdown (CKD/SKD) kit operations to ...

  • Krisnapatnam_rail_link
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    Vehicle makers benefit from rail link to Krishnapatnam

    2015-06-30T10:41:04Z

    Carmakers in India with business in Bangalore (Bengaluru) are now benefiting from a new direct rail service between the city’s inland container depot and Krishnapatnam port on India’s east coast. The weekly service, which began in the middle of June this year, is being run in association with Concor, the ...

  • port_rosario7
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    GM chooses Argentine port of Rosario as regional hub

    2015-06-30T10:07:06Z

    General Motors’ division in Argentina is to use the port of Rosario for its logistics activities in the country. All logistics operations run by GM in South America will now be based at Terminal Puerto Rosario, which was chosen because of its geographical position both on the bi-oceanic rail corridor ...

  • Daimler Trucks
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    Daimler Trucks increases export markets with shipments to Cambodia

    2015-06-29T13:20:13Z

    Following Daimler’s announcement last month that it will be increasing the number of regions to which it exports trucks from its division in India, the company has confirmed that shipments of its Fuso truck are now being sent to Cambodia. “The first vehicles have been retailed and delivered to customers,” ...

  • Adampol
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    Russia conference: learning to grin and bear it

    2015-06-26T19:51:18Z

    The Russian market has fallen to its lowest level since the global economic crisis, and manufacturers and logistics providers may face a long road to recovery. However, more than 150 delegates at the Automotive Logistics Russia conference made it clear that they remain committed to the market. Christopher Ludwig and ...

  • toyota2
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    Russia conference: Toyota improves quality in a time of crisis

    2015-06-26T19:50:11Z

    Toyota is not alone in seeing its vehicle sales in Russia at a low ebb, but for Alexey Kokotkin (pictured), manager of vehicle logistics at Toyota Motor Russia, the time is ripe for making quality improvements in its outbound logistics processes. Sales have dropped from 2.49m units in 2014 to ...

  • Oliver_Rutherford (331x500)
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    Last mile: pearls of wisdom

    2015-06-25T16:38:29Z

    Oliver S. Rutherford , who has helped implement long-distance, just-in-sequence 'pearl chains' for several OEMs, discusses the ways that they shine and where they're dull Today’s automotive supply chain is confronted with many challenges, but the two main operational ones for OEMs are a constant strive to lower manufacturing costs ...

  • Ford spare parts warehouse
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    Ford: Always returning to the drawing board

    2015-06-25T15:09:32Z

    Anthony Coia looks at how consolidation and frequent reviews are helping Ford improve efficiency and keep costs low while dealing with the unpredictable challenges of global spare parts movementWith continued growing demand and competition for service parts around the world, improving export processes has become vital to the image and ...

  • SergeyLitvinenko_PwC
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    Russia conference: Crisis is a time for reinvention

    2015-06-24T16:00:34Z

    The uncertainty plaguing the Russian automotive market is not going away anytime soon, and a full rebound to the confident performance last seen in 2012 is not likely until 2020 according to Sergey Litvinenko, director of Automotive Advisory Services at analyst firm PwC Automotive Practice. Opening discussions at last week’s ...

  • PSA assembly at Vigo
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    PSA invests in Morocco plant with a view to export

    2015-06-24T13:01:56Z

    PSA Peugeot-Citroen has revealed plans to build a €557m ($645m) production plant in Morocco. The agreement, signed by Carlos Tavares, chairman, managing board, PSA Peugeot-Citroën, and Moulay Hafid Elalamy, the Kingdom of Morocco’s minister for industry, trade, investment and the digital economy, is to build a plant in the commune ...

  • Mercedes ship Africa
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    Closing the gap in Africa

    2015-06-24T12:58:59Z

    South Africa’s vehicle exports to the rest of the African continent, particularly on the west coast, continue to grow, presenting an opportunity for a variety of carriers who service the country’s main export hubs. However, despite the relative proximity of these markets to South African manufacturers, the logistics gap is ...

  • N-Series_4500_Chev_web
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    GM to import Isuzu trucks for distribution in US under Chevy brand

    2015-06-23T16:48:44Z

    General Motors has signed a new agreement with Isuzu Motors that will see the carmakers import Isuzu N-Series trucks from Japan to the US for distribution under the Chevrolet brand. More specifically, Isuzu will produce diesel versions of the low cab, medium-size truck for GM at its Japanese facility in ...

  • GrimaldiAward_RenNiss_web-300x2311.jpg
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    Renault-Nissan awards maritime logistics providers at ALE Supplier Convention

    2015-06-23T13:21:52Z

    Finished vehicle logistics providers Grimaldi and Neptune Lines were among the recipients of supplier awards recently awarded by Renault-Nissan at its Alliance Logistics Europe Supplier Convention held at Technocentre Renault in Guyancourt, near Paris. Italian maritime and logistics provider Grimaldi Group took the award for its outstanding performance level according ...