All OEMs articles – Page 35

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    Brazeau takes up role as head of worldwide vehicle transportation at FCA


    Following the news that Steve Tripp has retired from his role as head of worldwide vehicle transportation at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) the company has confirmed that Marc Brazeau (left) has now stepped into the role.Brazeau moves to FCA from his role as director at cross industry business consultancy AlixPartners, ...

  • Jacky Wang AL China 2015

    What does the e-commerce boom in China mean for automotive logistics?


    In the West, online purchasing has sky-rocketed over recent years, with the Amazon effect taking hold. In the East, and in China, the view is a very similar one, but on an even bigger scale. Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant is now worth more than IBM, Facebook, and Amazon, after ...

  • LucNadal_Gefco

    Gefco reports ‘satisfactory results’; pushes on in Russia


    Gefco has released financial results for 2014 that show a turnover of €4.1 billion ($4.4 billion), a 1.5% rise in turnover on the previous year. According to the transport and logistics provider current operating profit stands at €105m, a 10.5% increase on 2013.Gefco executives highlighted the strength of the results ...

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    Challenges and opportunities for automotive logistics in China


    “We look at the weather to see how we dress, so we should look at the macro-economic situation to see how we should do business. We should no longer resist change.” This was the key message from Zuo Xinyu, general secretary, China Automotive Logistics Association of CFLP at the recent ...

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    Bosal leases additional warehousing space in Hungary


    Parts and accessories maker Bosal has leased a logistics facility at the Goodman Kecskemét Logistics Centre in central Hungary. The 7,700 sq.m facility, provided by commercial property developer Goodman, will be used to house surplus stock as part of increased production there. The company supplies material to the nearby Daimler ...

  • UstLuga_port_empty

    Baltic seaports hit by fall in vehicle and parts imports to Russia


    Ports with automotive terminals on the Baltic Sea have reported losses because of the sharp drop in car and components imports to Russia after the last year’s devaluation of the Russian ruble. Market analysts warn that any further decrease in supplies could result the potential closure of the automotive terminals ...

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    Panel discussion: China needs innovation in logistics


    Reaching the end of the Automotive Logistics conference in Shanghai, a senior executive panel joined editor Christopher Ludwig and publisher Louis Yiakoumi in a lively debate about some of the recurring themes from the event. Topics discussed included the impact the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative would have on the ...

  • Bryan_Sitko_LeylandTrucks

    Sitko moves from PACCAR’s parts business to MD role at Leyland


    Bryan Sitko has moved from his role as operations director for the Parts Europe division of truck group PACCAR to take up a new role as managing director of Leyland Trucks, one of the divisions of the group."This is a great opportunity and I am very much looking forward to ...

  • VinaStarHQ

    Cheaper imports crushing Vietnamese auto manufacturing


    Carmakers in Vietnam are switching to imported vehicles to satisfy consumer demand, which is reported to be threatening the existence of domestic manufacturing in the country.Consumers are increasing showing a preference for imports because of perceived higher quality and lower prices. Thailand, in particular, has found the Vietnamese market to ...

  • Cai Jin, CFLP

    China conference: the big come to get stronger


    Speakers at the 12th annual Automotive Logistics China conference pointed to efforts at both the government and industry level to improve services, become more efficient, market orientated, and international, particularly with growth slowing down. Christopher Ludwig and Rachael Hogg report from ShanghaiThere is no getting around just how big the ...

  • 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid

    Honda shifts Accord hybrid production from US to Japan


    Amongst a number of changes to its North American production, American Honda has announced it is shifting assembly of the Accord hybrid from its US plant in Marysville, Ohio to the Sayama plant in Japan.In March this year the company sold a total of 948 hybrid versions of the Accord, ...

  • Vlist_transport

    Van der Vlist makes high and heavy moves around Europe


    Specialist logistic and forwarding provider Van der Vlist has recently moved a number of Caterpillar material handling machines from the equipment maker’s production facility in Northern Ireland to Van der Vlist’s storage facility in Zeebrugge, Belgium. Van der Vlist uses its facility near the port as a Caterpillar distribution centre, ...

  • Ford Telematics Satellite View

    Ford launches fleet telematics system in UK with Telogis


    Ford is launching a real-time fleet telematics system in the UK with its technology provider Telogis for the carmaker’s commercial customers. Ford Telematics uses real-time information from Ford vehicles to give businesses insight into vehicle location, driver behaviour and fuel consumption, amongst more comprehensive data.Announcing the technology at this week’s ...

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    Ford Sollers bucks the idling trend in Russia


    Ford’s joint venture with Russian vehicle maker Sollers has started production of the latest Ford Mondeo model at the Vsevolozhsk plant near St Petersburg. It said it was the first of four new models being introduced to the Russian market this year, including new Focus and Fiesta models. The Focus ...

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    GM dampens claims that unsold Volts are behind production stop


    GM has made a cautious response to claims in the The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that US production of its hybrid Volt is being suspended from next month because of inordinate inventory levels at the dealerships.The WSJ said that GM would stop production at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant in Michigan next ...

  • VinaStarHQ

    Cheaper imports crushing Vietnamese auto manufacturing


    Carmakers in Vietnam are switching to imported vehicles to satisfy consumer demand, which is reported to be threatening the existence of domestic manufacturing in the country.Consumers are increasing showing a preference for imports because of perceived higher quality and lower prices. Thailand, in particular, has found the Vietnamese market to ...

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    Toyota part 5: take me to the water


    In the conclusion to this five part series on Toyota's North American service parts distribution, the company reveals how applying the Japanese principle of Genchi Genbutsu helped the carmaker to manage through recent labour disputes at the port of Long BeachAn example of how TPS principles characterise business decisions as ...

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    Part 5: More than just words


    The implementation of the Toyota Production System at NAPO means terms such as ‘lean’, heijunka and kaizen are applied to every aspect of logistics, warehousing, order and corporate strategyThat the Toyota Production System (TPS) is adhered to at the OEM’s own North American Parts Operations may not be a surprising ...

  • ChuckKendig

    Chuck Kendig takes over vehicle logistics role at American Honda


    Following the news that Dennis Manns has moved to take up a new role at American Honda as vice-president of dealer development, it has been revealed that Chuck Kendig (pictured) has stepped into the vacant role and will now be assistant vice-president (AVP) of sales and production planning, logistics.According to ...

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    Bo’s call for increase in Russian import tariffs not likely say experts


    At a recent Russian Engineering Union committee meeting, Bo Andersson, president of domestic carmaker AvtoVaz (pictured), said that import duties on foreign brands were still too low, despite the increases Russia has imposed to protect local production."We have to prepare protectionist proposals for the Russian government. As a foreigner, I ...