All OEMs articles – Page 33

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    FVL conference: The battle for quality


    OEMs and logistics providers are naturally concerned about getting vehicles into the hands of customers without a single scratch. That is part of what has driven an increase in focus, data and communication across the supply chain, including the establishment and tracking of more KPIs and analysis into the cause ...

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    East Malaysian logistics hub is first step in Honda expansion plans


    Honda’s division in Malaysia has opened a logistics hub in Kota Kinabalu in the east of the country which it said will cut vehicle delivery times to dealers there by a third. It is the first step in the carmaker’s expansion plans into the east of Malaysia, which were first ...

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    Subaru extends lease for operations at port of Vancouver to 2030


    Subaru of America has extended its lease at the US port of Vancouver until 2030 with two additional five-year options that could extend its tenancy there for a further ten years. The carmaker’s lease was due to have expired on August 31, 2020.The carmaker leases around 16 hectares from the ...

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    BMW begins import of X4 kits to Russia from US


    BMW has confirmed it is beginning exports of its X4 model in kit form from its US plant in Spartanburg to Russia. The semi-knockdown (SKD) kits will be assembled at the German carmaker’s joint venture plant with Russian firm Avtotor in Kaliningrad. The assembled vehicles will be sold exclusively on ...

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    Ovenden to replace Cannis as head of Ford Sollers


    Ted Cannis is moving from his role as president and CEO of Ford’s joint venture with Sollers in Russia to take up a new role as executive director, Investor Relations at Ford, based in Dearborn in the US. He will be replaced in Russia by Mark Ovenden (pictured), who is ...

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    GM to invest $1.2 billion in Fort Wayne truck plant


    General Motors has announced this week that it will invest $1.2 billion in pickup truck assembly at its Fort Wayne plant in the US and that part of that investment would be in improved material sequencing and conveyance systems to make the plant more efficient and competitive.The investment will include ...

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    VW China opens latest plant in Changsha


    Volkswagen’s joint venture in China with SAIC – Shanghai VW – has inaugurated its 20th facility in the country in the southern city of Changsha, a move that VW Group China’s president and CEO, Prof. Dr Jochem Heitzmann, said would improve the quality of the supply chain in the ...

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    Ford rings the changes at Valencia


    Ford’s plant in Valencia, Spain has been transformed into one of its busiest and most complex supply chains globally, with five models across two assembly lines, and a global export distribution. Marcus Williams considers why Ford chose itThe consolidation of production at Almussafes, just outside Valencia on Spain’s Mediterranean coast, ...

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    Volvo starts vehicle exports from China to US


    Volvo has started volume exports of the S60 Inscription sedan from its Chengdu plant in China to the US. The Inscription is a US-tailored version of the Volvo S60L sedan and this year the carmaker expects to ship 2,000 units of the model to the US. A spokesperson for Volvo ...

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    CDN releases latest cloud-based yard management tool


    Car Delivery Network, which provides cloud-based applications for outbound finished vehicle movements, has announced the release of a new yard management application – vinYARD.According to the company it is the first cloud-based application for the paperless gate release of vehicles and has been released to the market following a successful ...

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    Transcorr merging with Venture Transport in US


    US road hauler Transcorr is merging with rival trucking company Venture Logistics in a move that will bring improvements in service for both companies’ automotive tier one customers, according to Michael Meier, Transcorr’s CEO.The details of the merger, which was signed at the beginning of May, remain confidential but Transcorr ...

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    JLR extends contract with Neovia for aftermarket services


    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has extended its contract with Neovia Logistics for the provision of global aftermarket services. Neovia operates 12 facilities internationally for the carmaker, including a 130,000 sq.m facility in Desford, UK.Neovia said it would continue to provide JLR with warehousing along with a range of supply chain ...

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    Geert Bruyneel moves to Asia role at Volvo Cars


    Geert Bruyneel, who is currently vice president of supplier quality and logistics at Volvo Cars, is moving to a new role at the carmaker in August this year as vice president for purchasing and manufacturing in Asia.His role in Europe will be taken over by Anders Svensson, who has held ...

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    Hyundai opens green logistics centre in Philippines


    Hyundai’s local division in the Philippines – Hyundai Asia Resources – has opened a new multi-million dollar logistics and vehicle preparation centre at Calamba, in the Laguna province. The 10-hectare Hyundai Logistics Centre (HLC) will store both finished vehicles and parts, with capacity for 2,400 vehicles.Imported vehicles delivered to the ...

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    Hyundai picks Egypt for Russian-made vehicle exports


    Korean carmaker Hyundai is planning to launch exports of it Solaris model to Egypt from its St. Petersburg plant in Russia. The move it designed to increase its share in the Egyptian market while also compensating for losses in Russia, which saw a drop in overall car sales in April ...

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    Mazda chooses Thailand as distribution hub for ASEAN region


    Mazda has opened a parts distribution centre (PDC) in Thailand and has designated the country as its main hub for ASEAN exports. The centre in Samut Prakan, in the Bangna district, has been set up by Mazda Logistics & Yusen (Asia), a joint venture between Mazda Sales Thailand and Yusen ...

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    VW opens PDC in Bangalore to enhance service to southern India


    Volkswagen has opened a regional parts distribution centre (PDC) in Bangalore that will serve 67 dealerships in the southern states with a one-day delivery time.The carmaker has invested $4.7m in the 5,000 sq.m facility, which was built in 10 months. It is working with logistics provider Kuehne + Nagle India ...

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    Renault Retail Group overhauls used car sales with online service


    Renault Retail Group (RRG), a subsidiary of Renault Group and the second-largest car distributor in Europe, is about to launch a new online service designed to centralise its sales to used car dealers in France. Users of the website will have access to the group’s national inventory and information on ...

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    Jaguar Land Rover signs contract with DHL’s Inside Track


    DHL Supply Chain has secured a contract with Jaguar Land Rover to provide specialised vehicle movements around the world. The logistics provider’s automotive sales and marketing services business, Inside Track, will manage the movement of around 10,000 finished vehicles by rail, air and sea freight. The vehicles include those used ...

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    Global supply route complexity in an evolving industry


    As supply chains are now truly global operations, and complexity is only set to rise further, OEMs must prepare for every eventuality, writes Brad Brennan, (left).Growing supply route complexity is providing fresh challenges for automotive industry logisticians to overcome. Globalised production strategies, emerging hubs and increasing production agility are three ...