All OEMs articles – Page 38

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    Europe conference: Are logistics companies ready for the future?


    At the end of a busy conference in Bonn, senior executives from Adam Opel, Volvo Car, PSA Peugeot Citroen, and Kia Motors joined a panel discussion with editor Christopher Ludwig and publisher Louis Yiakoumi to discuss how ready the logistics industry is for new technologies, whether that is driverless vehicles ...

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    Chang is new manager of vehicle logistics at Porsche Cars NA


    Howard Chang has moved from his role as delivery quality engineer at Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) to become manager of vehicle logistics and port operations. He replaces Justin Newell, who left the company last September and now has a position at as operations manager at Reliable Carriers, one of ...

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    WWL opens third VPC in China; starts work on another in US


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has opened a vehicle processing centre (VPC) at the port of Tianjin in China, its third such facility in the country. The latest facility, which is a joint venture with the Tianjin Port Group, provides 140,000 sq.m of storage and a 6,000 sq. m workshop, which will ...

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    Gefco marks 30 years in Spain; announces management change


    Transport and logistics provider Gefco celebrated 30 years of business in Spain earlier this month. The event coincided with the announcement that Julián Navarro has replaced Dulsé Díaz as Gefco Spain's new managing director, following the latter’s retirement. Navarro joined Gefco in 1988 and managed the company's subsidiaries in Argentina ...

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    Europe conference: LSPs stand to gain a greater share of the value chain, says PwC


    As the automotive sector gathers pace in terms of production, it is also becoming defined by a greater degree of complexity and data. OEMs and suppliers are assigning more tasks to logistics service providers in the face of this growth in more complex supply and production, and this means those ...

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    Mazda's key to unlocking a continent


    Michael Beyer (right), group manager of vehicle logistics at Mazda North American Operations, reveals how logistics for the OEM’s new Mexican plant will be crucial to its success in the US and in global markets The current decade has been a transformative one for Mazda in the US and North ...

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    Demand for Hellcat forces FCA to temporarily restrict orders


    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has confirmed that it has had to temporarily restrict orders for its 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat models because of unprecedented demand.“Dodge has received more than 9,000 orders since ordering opened in September of last year, and the company has delivered more than 2,200 units ...

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    Europe conference: How to manage sustainability in the supply chain


    It’s getting there now but for many years sustainability has simply been viewed as an additional business cost to factor into the automotive logistics. However, it’s more than just compliance and helping to reduce the environmental impact of a company; sustainability can drive supply chain efficiency. This is something both ...

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    European ports: Surviving SECAs and instability


    Our 2014 survey shows growth across vehicle-handling ports, helped by sales recovery and exports. However, some countries and operators are struggling in the face of declining trade and new regulations.Europe’s vehicle industry continues through a cautious recovery, as demonstrated by sea shipments of light vehicles across the greater continent’s primary ...

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    Logistics providers recognised in GM supplier awards


    General Motors recently announced the winners of its 23rd supplier awards for services provided in 2014 and there were a number of logistics providers amongst the 78 companies receiving recognition “for going above and beyond GM’s requirements”.“These companies are the best-of-the-best suppliers, and deserving of special recognition for their outstanding ...

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    Future visions of European automotive logistics


    Delegates gathered in Bonn, Germany for the annual Automotive Logistics Europe conference, where senior executives discussed the role of technology, e-commerce and globalisation in the automotive supply chain. Some of the forecasts were scary, although many foresee increasing complexity and opportunity – if logistics companies can keep up with the ...

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    Europe conference: Joined up thinking needed to make logistics greener


    The Automotive Logistics Europe conference raised plenty of legislative issues for vehicle logistics, from dealing with the EU’s continuing ‘patchwork’ of truck sizes and loading rules, to the number of national tax and employment laws that could cause trouble for providers, notably Germany’s minimum wage requirement. Environmental legislation is also ...

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    CTM signs deal with Inform for data capture on convertible concept


    Convertible Trailer Manufacturing Worldwide (CTM) is signing a three-year agreement with German software specialist Inform with the aim of gathering information on OEM outbound and inbound flows to solve the finished vehicle sector’s wasteful ‘turn and burn’ approach to distribution.CTM has a patented design for car carrying trailers that convert ...

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    Europe conference: JLR will use telematics to manage vehicle logistics


    Telematics – the long range transmission of vehicle performance data – is driving a transformation in the finished vehicle supply chain, according to Jaguar Land Rover. Now the company is leading the way in the use of proprietary technology to improve the delivery of vehicles to the dealerships, according to ...

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    Too much capacity in the logistics sector is driving down pricing


    An industry used to discussing the shortage of capacity was told at this week’s Automotive Logistics Europe conference held in Bonn, Germany, that while demand was growing, albeit at a single digit pace, there was, if anything too much capacity in most markets, which was leading to falling prices for ...

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    Volvo increases exports from Gothenburg


    Volvo switches more exports to Gothenburg portVolvo Cars has switched its vehicle exports from Sweden to Finland, Russia and China from the port of Wallhamn to the port of Gothenburg. The move consolidates Volvo’s exports from Gothenburg with an additional annual volume of 30,000 cars. Gothenburg is Volvo’s main export ...

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    Ford switches Eco Boost engine production to Ohio


    Ford has switched the production of 2-litre and 2.3-litre Eco Boost engines for the North American market to its Cleveland Engine Plant in Ohio, US. Previously the engines were made at the company’s Valencia engine plant in Spain, which will now be the exclusive production point for 2-litre Eco Boost ...

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    Grimaldi invests in car carrier fleet for Europe-US services


    Italian shipping company Grimaldi Group is investing $300m in five car carriers to provide services between Europe and the US. The vessels are most likely to be used for the transport of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, though this was unconfirmed by Grimaldi.The vessels will each be able to carry 7,000 cars ...

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    GM to close Indonesian plant citing logistics complexity and material cost


    General Motors has said it will close its Bekasi plant in Indonesia by the end of June this year citing high material costs and limitations on its ability to fully utilise the local supplier base. The company’s executive vice president and president for GM International, Stefan Jacoby, also said that ...

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    Russian authorities encourage carmakers to launch deliveries to Crimea


    Several carmakers in Russia will deliver vehicles to the troubled Crimea region of Ukraine in the first half of 2015, including domestic producers GAZ and VAZ, as well as foreign brands with production facilities in Russia, such as Hyundai and Kia. The move was announced recently by the deputy of ...