All OEMs articles – Page 46

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    Neovia provides aftermarket services for VW in Germany


    Neovia Logistics has opened a 52,000 sq.m spare parts and warehousing facility in Waldau, Germany that will provide pre-packaging, container handling and storage services in support of Volkswagen’s Genuine Parts and Service Division. It is sited near to the carmaker’s Kassel facility from where it distributes aftermarket service parts. The ...

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    VW halts assembly in Russia again as market slump continues


    Volkswagen has confirmed that it has halted production at its Kaluga facility in Russia for five working days to adjust volumes because of a continued sales slump in the country. Western sanctions and a weak ruble have damaged demand in the country. VW brand sales were down 20% through September, ...

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    BMW Brilliance centralises parts distribution with second Goodman deal


    BMW Brilliance Automotive, the joint venture between the German carmaker and China’s Brilliance Automotive, has signed a second agreement with property developer Goodman Group to expand its parts distribution facility at Langfang in Heibei Province by a further 12,270sq.m.The facility, at the Goodman Citylink development in the Yanjiao Economic Development ...

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    Case study: the more the merrier for Volvo’s rail freight


    Volvo Group has recently turned to a logistics provider to sell excess rail capacity on routes between Europe and Sweden. The multi-party arrangement is an example of how consolidating freight across industries may support more efficient rail services.Transporting automotive material by rail is common for inter-plant movements, such as moving ...

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    Karl May to lead redesign of BMW’s order-to-delivery process


    Dr Karl May (left) has taken up a new role at BMW as head of the carmaker’s internal logistics programme dealing with flexibility management and the re-engineering of the company’s planning and ordering process. His former role as head of vehicle distribution and VDCs has been taken over by Dr ...

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    GM increases supply localisation for Chevy Volt


    General Motors’ chief executive officer Mary Barra has confirmed that the carmaker is further localising the supply chain for Chevrolet Volt in the US amid new investment in its home state of Michigan. Among the key components coming to the state, GM’s Warren Transmission Plant will be the manufacturing location ...

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    FCA reported to be planning Jeep exports from India


    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is planning to introduce the Jeep brand to India next year, starting with the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee models, and in 2016 will produce a third Jeep brand SUV. According to a report in India’s Economic Times the latter model will also be exported to overseas ...

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    Logistics and delays hampering Honda in Mexico


    Honda has reportedly faced issues with production at its new Celaya plant in Mexico because of problems affecting both the quality and supply of parts. A consultant speaking to Automotive News has also cited vandalism and hijacking for finished vehicle rail shipments as an issue.According to US Honda dealers in ...

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    DSV running inbound logistics for Audi at Neckarsulm


    Following a six-month start up phase, Audi has officially inaugurated its new logistics centre at the Böllinger Höfe industrial park in Heilbronn, Germany. The 38,000 sq.m facility, which is processing inbound parts to Audi’s nearby Neckarsulm facility, is being managed by transport and logistics provider DSV Solutions.Audi signed a contract ...

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    Jaguar Land Rover begins production with Chery in China


    Jaguar Land Rover’s 50:50 joint venture with Chinese carmaker Chery Automobile – CJLR – has opened its first plant in the Changshu Economic Development Zone, 80km north of Shanghai. Its production is based on an international supply chain, including a considerable amount of material imported from Europe and the UK.The ...

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    Recalls: whose responsibility is it anyway?


    With voluntary automotive recalls on the rise, it begs the question of who should handle what across the supply chain, including logisticsThe automotive industry has a higher percentage of voluntary recalls and product notifications than any other industry. In the second quarter of 2014 it was 100% and every notification ...

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    OEM special treatment helped avoid the worst from German rail strike


    DB Schenker has said that around 200 of its trains were affected by the recent rail strike in Germany, impacting freight services in automotive production regions. Carmakers, however, appeared to avoid major disruption, in parts thanks to preferential treatment by the railwayServices were hit when train drivers working for Deutsche ...

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    Russia to cancel import duties on import of Fiat cars from Serbia


    [Story updated on 30 October] Russia looks likely to cancel the 30% duty it imposes on imported vehicles from Serbia as part of an updated free trade zone agreement (FTZA) designed to establish the large-scale import of Fiat cars. The move to remove the duties was revealed following negotiations that ...

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    Contract logistics providers call for tender mercies


    The growth in contract logistics continues apace, but the length of contracts issued by manufacturers to service providers is too short, as is the lead time offered to implement the services needed. This is a problem exacerbated by the complexity of the services required.This was the view contested during a ...

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    Rhenus announces partnership with Milsped


    Rhenus Logistics, part of Germany’s Rhenus Group, has announced a partnership with Milsped, a Balkan logistics operator. Rhenus will be expanding its European operations further with the latest announcement, which follows last week’s partnership deal with Transdanubia, an Austrian logistics company. A spokesperson for Rhenus told Automotive Logistics, “Rhenus has ...

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    Daimler shifting some van production from Germany to NAFTA


    Daimler has announced that it will localise the next-generation Mercedes Sprinter van in North America in full part-by-part production, while investing further at its main German van plants in Düsseldorf and Ludwigsfelde.The OEM has not said where future production will be, including whether it will be based in the US, ...

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    ECG Conference: filling in the delivery gaps


    As ECG 2014 came to an end in Amsterdam, a panel of logistics experts discussed their hopes and challenges for the future. Objectives centred around improving visibility and communication, with methods that include both technology and better relationshipsAlthough Europe’s recovery in vehicle sales has so far been small, the Amsterdam ...

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    Rail link to improve vehicle traffic through Gothenburg


    [This story was update on 27 October] The port of Gothenburg in Sweden has announced the completion of a new €2.3m rail track at the car terminal operated by logistics provider Logent. The first rail wagons have started using the line to deliver inbound Renault and Nissan vehicles for distribution ...

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    DHL Supply Chain to provide aftermarket services for Volvo in UK


    Volvo Cars has awarded a five-year contract to logistics provider DHL Supply Chain to handle its aftermarket parts warehousing and distribution to more than 120 of its dealers across the UK.Under the new contract, DHL will manage four shared-use local distribution centres. The company said that through changes to the ...

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    Africa potential and material cost key to South African survival


    South Africa’s automotive industry could face significant declines should the market fail to address issues including a lack of supply chain localisation, high costs and logistics disadvantages. Despite close access to fast-growing African markets, speakers at the recent South African Automotive Week warned that the country could share a similar ...