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    Opel to handle its own distribution centres in Germany from 2016


    GM has announced that the operation of its Opel parts distribution centres (PDCs) at Bochum and Rüsselsheim in Germany will be reintegrated into the Opel division as of February 2016. They are currently operated as part of a joint venture with Neovia Logistics Supply Chain Services in which Opel has ...

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    Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant hits 5m led by export demand


    GM’s Vauxhall division in the UK has announced that its Ellesmere Port plant has manufactured its five-millionth vehicle in the shape of a red Astra hatchback. The plant is gearing up for the production of an all-new Astra later in 2015.Production at Ellesmere Port last year reached almost 73,500 ranking ...

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    Ports benefit from increase in Spanish exports


    According to statistics released by the National Association of Automotive and Truck Manufacturers (ANFAC), Spanish vehicle exports were up in October, reaching more than 201,400 vehicles and equivalent to growth of almost 11%.The picture overall – from January to October – shows that more than 1.7m units were exported, up ...

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    Renault Trucks distributes latest range in Africa and Middle East


    Renault Trucks is extending the distribution of its latest trucks to Africa and the Middle East, including the C, D and K ranges, as it seeks to increase market share in the regions. The vehicles, which are being built at the truckmaker’s plants in Bourg en Bresse and Blainville in ...

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    Honda boosts Acura exports through Jaxport to Middle East


    American Honda Motor has started exporting its new Acura MDX and TLX models via the US East Coast port of Jacksonville to the Middle East. It is first time new Acura models are being made available in the Middle East through a dealership network in the region. Kuwait will be ...

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    Latest AAR rail figures reveal auto gains in Mexico; Canada hit by weather


    Figures just published by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) for the week ending November 22nd reveal that carloads of motor vehicles and parts shipped in Mexico are up 15.4% compared to the same week last year, with year-to-date results showing an 11% increase over the same period in 2013.Almost ...

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    Gareth Jones to head the SMMT in 2015


    The UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has announced that its new president will be Gareth Jones, managing director of ebm-papst Automotive and Drives UK (pictured left), a German-owned global manufacturing company. He replaces Tim Abbot, managing director, BMW South Africa (right), who has been in the role ...

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    AvtoVAZ to launch volume export of cars to Sweden in 2015


    From the beginning of 2015, Russian vehicle maker AvtoVAZ will begin exporting vehicles to Sweden in a bid to gain a foothold in the Scandinavian market over the next couple of years.The plans were announced at the Russian-Swedish Investment Forum, ‘Future projects: the path to innovation’, which was held recently ...


    Yards apart


    Wastefully expensive lots of inventory, or a vital link in the finished vehicle logistics chain? Operators are investing in technology and process innovations to make storage yards work harder.For the industry that invented lean production and the concept of single-piece flow, the sight of thousands of valuable vehicles sitting stationary ...

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    Improving the dotted line


    Many would characterise contracts between OEMs and vehicle logistics providers as being highly price focused and short term. But executives on both sides of the negotiating table are interested in agreeing terms that would encourage investment and deeper collaboration in the outbound supply chain. Many executives at finished vehicle logistics ...

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    Winter returns early to hit US automotive sector


    Threats of the level of disruption experienced by the US automotive sector last winter were renewed last week, with record snow and low temperatures coming early to all 50 states.The northeast of the US was hit particularly hard when massive snowfall put some dealers in Buffalo, NY, under seven feet ...

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    Global economic uncertainty hits UK exports in October


    The latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that exports of passenger vehicles made in the UK dropped by almost 11% in October to 116,165, against 130,263 for the same month last year. The figure follows an export drop of more than 8% from the ...

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    Yusen extends service for Ford in Central Europe


    Yusen Logistics has signed a new multi-year contract with Ford for collection and delivery of inbound parts to Ford’s origin distribution centres (ODCs) in Prague and Budapest. The latest contract extends Yusen’s work with Ford Europe’s Material Planning and Logistics (MP&L) division and means it is providing less-than-truckload deliveries on ...

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    Neubauer retirement at VW leads to global reshuffle


    Thomas Schmall (left) is moving from his position as president and CEO of Volkswagen do Brasil to take up a new role as Board of Management member responsible for Components.Schmall is replacing Prof. Dr Werner Neubauer who is retiring but will continue at the Group in an advisory capacity.Schmall in ...

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    Daimler announces winners of European Carrier Awards 2014


    Daimler has announced the winners of its annual European Carrier Awards, which are given each year in recognition of the best performance provided by its outbound services suppliers.German transport provider, Ernst Frankenbach, was named best partner in the passenger car segment, while ECM (Vehicle Delivery Service), from the UK, was ...

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    Navarro takes up MP&L role for JLR in Brazil


    Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Marcelo Wilson Navarro as its senior manager for Material Planning and Logistics (MP&L) in Brazil. He moves across from his role as regional manufacturing manager at Pepsico, which was based in the Sorocaba region.Prior to his time at Pepsico, Navarro had logistics and management roles ...

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    Seat follows Dodge out of Russia


    Seat has stopped its imports to Russia after the ongoing fall in vehicle sales. A spokesperson for the Spanish OEM confirmed that the movement of vehicles in Russia has become unprofitable during the second half of 2014.Rumours that Seat was planning to stop sales in Russia first appeared several months ...

  • Stephen K Carlisle Named To Lead GM Canada

    Carlisle takes over from Williams as head of GM Canada


    In another top executive move at GM this week, Stephen Carlisle, formerly vice-president of Global Product Planning and Program Management (left), has been named president and managing director of GM Canada.Carlisle succeeds Kevin Williams who has been in the role since 2010, but who is retiring from the carmaker at ...

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    Hyundai Glovis acquires European logistics assets with Adampol takeover


    Korean logistics provider Hyundai Glovis has signed an agreement to take over Polish finished vehicle carrier Adampol, giving the company direct access to European trucking and logistics assets for the first time.According to a statement attributed to Hyundai Glovis officials in an article from the Korea Herald, which Hyundai Glovis ...

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    Grace Lieblein moves roles amidst top level GM shake up


    As part of a number of high level management changes at General Motors, it has been announced that Grace Lieblein, currently vice-president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, is moving to the position of vice-president, Global Quality. Steve Kiefer, currently vice-president, Global Powertrain, is moving into her previous role.Lieblein has been ...