All OEMs articles – Page 45

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    Ford reorganises Africa and Middle East business


    Ford will combine its African and Middle East divisions into one business unit from the beginning of January next year. Ford Middle East and Africa will be managed in two sub-regions – South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East and North Africa. The carmaker said that while regional ...

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    Vehicle imports to China on the up while exports fall


    While China’s government has forecast that industry growth in the automotive sector will reach 8% by 2020, and account for 7.5% of its GDP, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) has recently released its own October figures, highlighting a growth in imports, but indicating that exports were down. In ...

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    Volvo Trucks opens first PDC in Indonesia as demand grows


    Volvo Trucks is reported to have opened a $10m parts distribution centre (PDC) in Balikpapan, Indonesia to meet demand and reduce waiting times for service parts generated by the mining industry in the country.Last year the Kalimantan province, where Balikpapan is located, accounted for 80% of Volvo’s total spare parts ...

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    Mercedes-Benz deepens global procurement footprint


    Mercedes-Benz Cars has announced it is expanding the international reach of its procurement organisation in an effort to safeguard its 2020 growth strategy. The move will see a closer integration of procurement and supplier quality functions, with locations in China, North America and South Africa playing a more important role ...

  • Opening_rail

    Analysis: logistics in China still needs to shift from big to strong


    Automotive logistics providers in the world’s largest market might be saying the right things but the industry lacks transparency in many areas. Christopher Ludwig provides a résumé of the market following an important industry gatheringExecutives at Chinese automotive and logistics companies speak a remarkably similar language when it comes to ...

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    GAC delivers 1,000 tonne metal press to Volvo Car


    The Project Logistics division of integrated logistics provider and maritime services company, GAC, has delivered a 1,000+ tonne metal forming press to Volvo Car’s body components plant in Olofström, Sweden.The press, made by Müller Weingarten, was moved in three parts by truck from the equipment maker’s Kaiserslautern facility in Germany ...

  • Rubles and Euros

    Devaluation of ruble brings losses to importers in Russia


    Most OEMs in Russia have taken hits to their revenue figures due to the continued drop in the exchange value of the Russian ruble against the euro. The ruble has fallen 40% against the euro this year, with a 20% drop over the autumn.Market experts agree that the current situation ...

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    Moving into an up-and-coming neighbourhood


    While comparisons have been made between Australia and South Africa’s automotive industry, and concerns are growing, experts in the country believe the country has to take advantage of logistics and proximity to potential markets such as Nigeria.South Africa’s automotive industry could share a similar fate to Australia, where OEMs are ...

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    Taking your hands off the wheel


    As driving and park-assist technology becomes more prevalent in trucks today, experts look ahead to what a future with self-driving trucks would mean for logistics and the automotive supply chain.Driverless cars entered the public imagination in force several years ago, when the media started following the development of the self-driving ...

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    JLR will use flexible logistics to support engine production in UK


    Jaguar Land Rover has opened its new £500m ($800m) Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton in the UK Midlands for the production of the Ingenium engine family, the first of which will be a 2-litre diesel engine for the Jaguar XE.To support production at the 100,000 sq.m facility the company has ...

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    DPCA to handle Peugeot Citroën imports to China next year


    From the beginning of next year PSA Peugeot-Citroën’s joint venture with Chinese carmaker Dongfeng Motor will take over the vehicle import business that is currently being handled by the French carmaker’s office in Asia. Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën Automobile (DPCA) said the move is intended to integrate PSA’s vehicle distribution in ...

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    Big changes ahead in the automotive aftermarket says VW


    Over the next five years the aftermarket landscape is going to change in some important ways as developments in areas such as 3D printing, telematics, e-commerce and collision avoidance systems influence customer expectations. That in turn is going to affect the intricate balance, on the part of the OEM, between ...

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    Tibbett Logistics sees increase in demand for intermodal services


    Tibbett Logistics has reported a substantial increase in the uptake of its intermodal logistics services in Central and Eastern Europe through 2014, with a 50% increase in container handling at its Bucharest International Rail Freight Terminal (BIRFT) in Romania compared to the same period last year.The company said that both ...

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    Renault opens Algerian SKD assembly plant for Symbol production


    Renault has inaugurated a new €50m ($62m) plant near Oran in Algeria, Africa’s second-largest automotive market. It is the company’s first assembly plant in the country. The facility will make the new Renault Symbol for the local market and will begin with a production capacity of 25,000 vehicles a year, ...

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    APLL Vascor launches rail service for vehicle movements in India


    Transport and logistics providers APL Logistics and Vascor have launched a new rail service for finished vehicle movements in India.Called AutoLinx, the operation has been developed by APL’s joint venture with Vascor – APL Logistics Vascor Automotive (APLL Vascor) – which is based in Delhi. The first train left Melpakkam, ...

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    Carmakers plan to relaunch deliveries in Crimea despite legal threat


    Russian automotive dealers have agreed with a number of carmakers to resume the supply of cars to Crimea despite promises from Ukraine authorities that any company or person conducting work with the annexed Russian region would be breaking the law.According to the CEO of local automotive dealer Autodel, Michael Smolyanov, ...

  • Auf der Schiene zum Kunden

    German rail freight hit by second wave of strike action


    DB Schenker’s freight services have been disrupted for the second time in a month as drivers affiliated with the German Train Drivers Union (GDL) took strike action across the country. The latest strike, which began on at 15.00 on 5 November, was due to run for four days. However, the ...

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    South America: Where logistics can hurt you


    The 2014 South America conference proved that inefficient logistics can not only disrupt production, but can hurt long-term growth. OEMs in Brazil are looking for ways to improve the supply chain and avoid falling further behind other countries. During previous Automotive Logistics South America conferences, executives worried about Brazil’s logistics ...

  • Nissan_range

    It's export or die for UK car industry


    Looking at the pattern of production and trade in the UK car industry there was one straightforward message that came out of the automotive industry meeting held today (November 5th) by Nissan and Sunderland City Council in London – export or die.Presenting the report he was commissioned to write by ...

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    South America Summit: High logistics costs put Brazil behind Mexico


    Brazil’s poor logistics infrastructure and tax bureaucracy are contributing to higher costs and declining competitiveness for the automotive industry, with the country losing out on investment in production and the supply chain, notably to Mexico. “Brazil is facing economic uncertainty, but it also needs to address high labour costs, logistics ...