All OEMs articles – Page 40

  • portvalencia06

    Ford expansion will boost volumes through Valencia’s ports


    Ford has completed a $2.6 billion investment since 2011 to increase production at its Valencia assembly plant at Almussafes in Spain by 40%.It is the biggest investment in the history of the country’s car industry. This year output is expected to reach 400,000 units across six different vehicles made exclusively ...

  • Martyn Jeffries

    Automotive supply chain needs to think like a supermarket


    After years of decline, the UK vehicle manufacturing industry is undergoing a welcome resurgence. By 2017 it is expected to be turning out more than two million vehicles per year, a new record according to The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). However, turning such growth into long term ...

  • port.of.vigo.roro.vessels

    Vigo announces €9m investment to enhance ro-ro services


    Following healthy annual figures for vehicle handling at the north-western Spanish port of Vigo, as reported last month, and the introduction of the Vigo-Nantes sea motorway service, the management authority at the port has been re-evaluating the existing layout, with a view to making operations more efficient.In total, €9m ($10.1m) ...

  • Port rail lines at Sunderland

    Sunderland port looks to benefit from auto trade following rail link


    The UK's rail network authority – Network Rail – has re-established a link to the port of Sunderland in the northeast of England that will provide a boost to its import and export capabilities, something the port hopes will allow it to undertake more projects for key players in the ...

  • MOPARcentreToluca

    FCA opens Mopar distribution centre in Toluca


    The Mexican subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has officially opened a parts distribution centre in Toluca to support the supply of Mopar service parts to the dealer network. The 45,000 sq.m facility, in which the company has invested $13m, will be able to store and move 65,000 parts.Management of ...

  • IAP+Brunswick_+Hyundai+Genesis

    IAP reaches 5m milestone for vehicle handling at Brunswick port


    International Auto Processing (IAP), which provides vehicle processing services at the US port of Brunswick, has handled its 5 millionth vehicle at the Colonel's Island terminal. The milestone vehicle was a silver Hyundai Genesis and was delivered to the port aboard the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics vessel, Isolde.As well as Hyundai-Kia, ...

  • Erik Volvo Cars Gent

    ​Volvo's logistics processes contain some pearls of wisdom


    Back in 2010, China's Geely Cars bought Volvo Cars from Ford, leading to a huge period of change. Chinese billionaire Li Shufu, who now controls the OEM, wanted to globalise Volvo cars, move into China and learn what he could from the carmaker. Volvo didn't have a global footprint but ...

  • KiaStPetes

    Kia looks to export from Russia as profit collapses in domestic market


    Kia Motors has said it will begin to export vehicles from its Russian facility in St Petersburg to surrounding states, in an effort to offset falling sales and the effects of the depreciated Russian currency on the domestic market.The Korean carmaker is targeting Belarus, Kazakhstan, the Baltic States, Trans-Caucasus and ...

  • VDAOpelaward

    Opel wins 2015 VDA Logistics Award


    Opel has won the 2015 VDA Logistics award for its ‘order slotting’ application.This is the eighth year that the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) has presented an award to a company for an example of an intelligent logistics system that can serve as a model for other players ...

  • Hyundaitruck

    Hauling a heavy heart


    It has not been an easy couple of years for India’s trailer fabricators, with poor volume and stiff competition. Even as the country seems to be moving towards a standard length, the industry is in need of more focus on quality, as well as efficient and safe designs.The news that ...

  • FCA Qualitas Supplier Convention, Torino 2/12/2014.© Giorgio Perottino

    Mosolf takes supply chain prize in FCA Qualitas awards


    Transport and logistics provider, Horst Mosolf, has taken the Qualitas award for Supply Chain/Logistics Supplier of the Year at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Supplier Awards.The award was one of 18 given out by FCA at the Supplier Qualitas Convention, which was held recently in Turin, Italy, and hosted by ...

  • Norbert-Dentressangle-secures-multi-million-renewal-with-JCB

    JCB renews aftermarket contract with Norbert Dentressangle


    Construction equipment maker JCB has extended its aftermarket contract in the UK with logistics provider Norbert Dentressangle (ND) for another three years. The multi-million pound contract involves delivery to a network for more than 100 dealers across the country.Operating five nights a week, ND makes evening collections of stock ...

  • car_exports_Japan

    Weak yen not the only reason for Japanese export growth


    The weakening yen has helped stimulate a growth in automotive-related exports from Japan to the US along with other markets. In terms of finished vehicle exports to the US, the country saw a rise of 6.4% in December compared to the same month in 2013, reaching almost 152,760 units, according ...

  • Roberts Cummins

    Mexico conference: Supply base set to grow and deepen


    The automotive supply base in Mexico looks set to enjoy further growth and localisation as carmakers and tier suppliers increase production and sourcing in the country to take advantage of favourable labour costs, falling energy prices, as well as lower logistics and distribution costs for key markets in North America, ...

  • Ildefonso

    Mexico conference: US-EU deal without NAFTA 'doesn't make sense'


    The North American vehicle industry could lose out on export market potential and manufacturing integration as a result of the exclusion of Mexico and Canada from the ongoing negotiations for a free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States. According to the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, ...

  • First panel

    Connecting the many Mexicos – conference report


    The first Automotive Logistics Mexico conference saw more than 350 delegates discussing how best to manage the country’s vehicle production and export growth. Officials from the economy and transport ministries, the US ambassador, and senior executives pointed to economic and supply chain strengths, as well as weaknesses in infrastructure and ...

  • Veracruz

    Mexico conference: urgent developments needed at port of Veracruz


    Executives from carmakers used the Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, to voice their concerns about whether the country’s ports were going to be able to handle the sharp increase in trade for the automotive industry. The port is close to full capacity and suffers from infrastructure constraints, ...

  • Ferromex

    Mexico conference: Ferromex predicts investments will meet rail demand


    While carmakers in Mexico continue to voice their concerns over the adequate provision of rail services, the country’s biggest rail provider, Ferromex, has said it will have the capacity to support the demands of increased production in the country, which is forecast to hit 5m by 2020. Since the rail ...

  • Hoegh Osaka

    Cargo removed from Höegh Osaka


    More than three weeks after the Höegh Osaka ran aground in the Solent area off Southampton, UK, the cargo onboard is beginning to be removed from the ship. With an estimated £60m worth of vehicles and machinery on board, a team of people are now driving the vehicles, including Land ...

  • PorscheMacan2015

    Porsche to meet demand for Macan in US through increased production requests


    Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) has confirmed that it will boost inventory of its Macan midsize SUV crossover for dealers in the US to meet increased demand from customers. Since it was introduced there in May last year customers have been waiting anything up to six months for delivery of ...