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    Daimler opens ‘built-to-suit’ PDC in Guangzhou for aftermarket


    Daimler’s division in China – Daimler Northeast Asia Parts Trading and Services (DPTS), which looks after aftermarket logistics for Mercedes-Benz vehicles – has opened a 36,000 sq.m parts distribution centre (PDC) in Guangzhou.The company described the facility as ‘built-to-suit’, by which it means the facility was constructed to the carmaker’s ...

  • Christopher Ludwig

    Editor's note: virtually keeping up with customers


    In many sectors, logistics is being transformed by e-commerce, with brands connecting more to the mobile customer, who in turn demands order fulfilment as fast as you can swipe a screen. The effect this is having across the general logistics market is pretty staggering as companies compete to manage last ...

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    Paragon extends relationship with Vauxhall


    Paragon, a leading UK supplier of end-of-life and PDI services for the car industry, has extended its contract with GM’s Vauxhall division for the refurbishment of more than 30,000 ex-fleet vehicles a year.The extension of the contract will also see it handling vehicle deliveries out of its Corby site in ...

  • DirkWillmannFord

    Willmann replaces Schulz as Ford Europe’s director of MP&L


    Dirk Willmann (pictured) has replaced Matthias Schulz as director of material, planning and logistics (MP&L) at Ford of Europe. As announced last month, Schulz has moved to a new role as director of North American MP&L operations replacing Pamela Stec, who has retired.Willmann was previously production and material planning manager ...

  • Gulf States Toyota, Toyota dealerships, Rockwall Toyota, 3/11/08

    Toyota part 4: Looking for the ‘holy grail’ of predictability


    Toyota’s visibility across its parts and distribution centres works to the great benefit of dealers, but the carmaker’s challenge is ultimately to try and distinguish real demand from stock replenishment requestsToyota’s North American Parts Operations (NAPO)has built inventory visibility across its part centres and distribution centres, thanks partly to an ...

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    Skoda makes further logistics investments in Kvasiny


    Updated April 2nd with further input from SkodaVW’s Skoda division is planning to make further investments in logistics support as part of overall spending in its plant in Kvasiny, Czech Republic. The company said it is planning to increase annual output at the plant to 280,000 vehicles by 2018, up ...

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    Ford aims to triple exports from India following Sanand plant launch


    Ford in India has opened a new $1 billion vehicle assembly and engine plant in Sanand, in the northwest region of Gujurat, the carmaker’s second major production facility in the country. The plant will have an initial annual capacity of 240,000 units, while the engine plant will start with an ...

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    Honda begins Mexican exports of HR-V through Lázaro Cardenas


    The Mexican port of Lázaro Cardenas on the Pacific coast has received the first rail shipment of new Honda HR-V vehicles, which are being made at the carmaker’s plant in Celaya. The compact SUVs are for export to the US and will form a regular monthly volume through the port ...

  • Simon Stacy, Honda

    Simon Stacy and Bob Mountain add logistics responsibilities at Honda Europe


    Following a recent restructuring at Honda’s sales and manufacturing divisions in Europe, the carmaker has made changes to the logistics management covering its primary European production plant in the UK and across its outbound logistics for the region.As of April 1st, Simon Stacy (pictured), previously head of car logistics at ...


    DFDS to manage inbound logistics for Nissan Infiniti Q30


    Transport and logistics provider DFDS Logistics has signed an agreement with Nissan to handle the supply of parts for assembly of the forthcoming Nissan Infiniti Q30 from a number of suppliers in Germany. The vehicle is being manufactured at Nissan’s plant in Sunderland, UK from November this year.DFDS will be ...

  • HalifaxPortbackup

    Ice storm buries vehicles at CN auto terminal in Nova Scotia


    Winter conditions are continuing to hamper vehicle processing on the North American East Coast, with the latest snow storm burying vehicles at the Autoport facility in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, operated by Canadian National Railway (CN), which handles European finished vehicle deliveries at the port of Halifax.The harsh conditions, which have ...

  • Adampol_Fiat500

    Adampol helps with spot shipments of Fiat 500 to UK


    Polish vehicle carrier Adampol has stepped in to help Grimaldi with the delivery of Fiat 500 volumes moving between Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s (FCA’s) plant in Tychy and dealers in the UK. The additional service was needed because of a peak in production at the Tychy plant according to Grimaldi.Additional capacity ...

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    Aytaç moves to aftermarket role at Turkish joint venture Tofas


    Altan Aytaç (left) has moved from his role as supply chain director at Turkish carmaker, Tofas, to take up a new role as director of aftersales and spare parts.Aytaç joined Tofas, which is a joint venture between Fiat and Koç Group, back in 1992 and was initially part of the ...

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    Honda UK to become global hub for Civic; CR-V production moves to Canada


    Honda has said its production plant in Swindon, UK, will become a global production hub for the next generation Civic five-door model, with exports to wider Europe and other unspecified global markets.Honda is dedicating the plant to Civic production, including the Tourer and Type R, but is shifting the assembly ...

  • PCMA_Rus

    PCMA Rus plant will halt output in April; Peugeot Citroën Rus restructures


    PSA Peugeot-Citroën’s joint venture with Mitsubishi Motors in Russia – PCMA Rus – has said it will idle production at its plant in Kaluga because of poor sales in the country. The decision follows similar moves by VW announced last week.It also follows last year’s decision by PSA to cancel ...

  • AutoportVehnet

    Turkey’s Autoport finally recommences operations


    Turkey’s Autoport terminal, which is located at Yeniköy in the northeast Kocaeli region, has recommenced operations following an 18-month suspension of services at the port.Autoport was the first purpose-built car handling terminal in Turkey when it opened in 2008 but it was forced to suspend operations in September 2013 following ...

  • Volvo Logistics

    Volvo Cars to build US plant amid changing supply chain strategy


    The Volvo Car Group has announced that it will build its first manufacturing plant in the US, in a bid to become a truly global carmaker. In a statement Volvo indicated that it would spend around $500m, and would eventually produce at least 100,000 cars per year for both the ...


    Toyota part 3: On time, any time, all of the time


    Run with the precision of its famed production system, transport management forms the backbone of Toyota’s service parts distribution, with daily, multimodal services, and strong controls over expedited freight Toyota’s North American Parts Operations (NAPO) division manages a complex set of transport flows designed to allow for the latest possible ...

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    Toyota part 3: Reverse opportunities


    Toyota is exploring options for integrating remanufactured and recycled parts into its logistics network.Along with dealer distribution, NAPO is responsible for reverse logistics for the return of packaging modules, as well as collecting dealer part returns. However, with the growth in hybrid vehicles, Neil Swartz and his team are moving ...

  • TQPE Prius Wrap 2

    Toyota part 3: In-house quality applications


    Toyota is using its in-house truck fleet for service parts distribution as a competitive advantage, while also trialling innovations including a new smartphone app for driversToyota is fairly unique in having its own in-house fleet of trucks for parts distribution. Toyota Quality Parts Express serves major routes out of the ...