All OEMs articles – Page 9

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    Ceva expands service offering to Mercedes-Benz in Spain

    2016-11-28T09:59:00Z

    Mercedes-Benz has expanded its contract with Ceva Logistics for services at its van plant in Vitoria, Spain, which makes the mid-size Vito van and the V-Class MPV (pictured). Ceva has been working with Mercedes-Benz in the Iberian region since 2012 but started providing services to the carmaker in Vitoria in ...

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    VW showcases latest logistics innovations

    2016-11-23T14:30:22Z

    Thomas Zernechel, the head of logistics for the Volkswagen Group, has said the company intends to ensure that innovations in the logistics sector are rolled out “rapidly” by the various brands within the group. He was speaking at the company’s Logistics Innovation Day, attended by about 230 logistics experts from ...

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    VW targets improved productivity and reduced variants in future plans

    2016-11-23T13:31:26Z

    Volkswagen has fleshed out the major strategy for its namesake brand, having already announced a restructuring plan for its German plants last week. The Transform 2025+ plan, as it has been named, includes an initial focus on SUV vehicles, and an electric vehicle “offensive” from the end of the decade. ...

  • MAHINDRA World City
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    Mahindra launches $22m warehouse in Jaipur

    2016-11-22T17:15:16Z

    India’s Mahindra has officially inaugurated its first spare-parts warehouse in north India. The 4.5-hectare facility is situated within the 1,200-hectare Mahindra World City (MWC) industrial hub in Jaipur and will provide parts for the company’s automotive and farm equipment businesses in the north and northwest regions. A total of 150 ...

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    KKR offers $4.5 billion for Calsonic Kansei after agreeing to buy Nissan’s stake

    2016-11-22T12:16:47Z

    American private equity group KKR has agreed to purchase Nissan’s 41% in Calsonic Kansei and, at the same time, offered to buy the remaining shares in the Tokyo-listed parts manufacturer, valuing it at almost ¥500 billion ($4.5 billion). Nissan will receive about $1.85 billion for its interest and KKR’s offer ...

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    BMW and logistics automation: from prototype to (augmented) reality

    2016-11-18T17:01:05Z

    The premium carmaker is taking a step-by-step approach to bringing smarter automation and digital technology into its day-to-day operations, with big plans for the future. BMW’s senior logistics managers are pushing new technology into the carmaker’s supply chain, with a number of pilot projects involving automated guided vehicles (AGVs), robots ...

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    Tesla planning battery ‘gigafactory’ in Europe

    2016-11-16T13:42:31Z

    Following its buyout of Grohmann Engineering last week , electric vehicle maker, Tesla, is looking for a site in Europe to build a lithium-ion battery ‘gigafactory’ similar to the one it is currently building in Nevada , in the US. CEO Elon Musk made the announcement at a press conference ...

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    Ford boosts design and development with $195m Chennai hub

    2016-11-16T10:14:21Z

    Ford has announced plans to bolster its engineering, IT and supply chain skills in India with a new product development and business centre in Chennai. The $195m investment is expected to increase India’s role as an export centre, as well as a stronghold for data and analytics – including in ...

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    Gefco confirms £10m logistics centre near Halewood, UK

    2016-11-15T14:27:41Z

    Gefco’s division in the UK is investing £10m ($12.4m) in a logistics solutions centre close to Halewood, near Liverpool, in the north-west of England. A spokesperson for the company confirmed that the 12,000 sq.m site would serve tier one UK customers and OEMs but said that, as per the terms ...

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    India conference report: Looking for the next leap forward

    2016-11-14T19:07:00Z

    India’s automotive industry is set to become the third biggest in the world but its growth is testing the infrastructure to the limit and bringing a high level of complexity to the supply chain. There are also big changes ahead related to tax policy and equipment legislation, which bring their ...

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    Eckl leaves Ford after four decades for Tablogix

    2016-11-14T16:29:31Z

    Alfred Eckl (pictured), operations manager parts supply & logistics at Ford Europe, has left the firm after 44 years to join Russian logistics company Tablogix as its business development director. Eckl first joined Ford in Germany as an apprentice in 1972, going on to work in the quality control department ...

  • Chandra Mishra, Ashok Leyland
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    India conference: Ashok Leyland gets rational about logistics

    2016-11-11T19:12:27Z

    Indian commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland has not been waiting until the Goods and Service Tax (GST) comes into effect next year across India to make major changes to its logistics and distribution network. Over the past two years, the truckmaker has rationalised its distribution centres and logistics provider ...

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    Hyundai Glovis switches to rail on Slovenia-Poland route

    2016-11-11T16:49:57Z

    Hyundai Kia’s logistics division, Hyundai Glovis, has made the switch to rail from road for transporting finished vehicles from the port of Koper in Slovenia to Łódź in Poland. The decision will see 22 trucks replaced on the one-way route, which covers more than 1,000km. The move follows a trial ...

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    India conference: Ford’s 4PL model transforms its logistics

    2016-11-11T11:42:36Z

    Ford is transforming its logistics management and analysis in the Asia Pacific region as it rolls out a fourth party logistics provider (4PL) model across its inbound supply chains in India, Thailand and China, Ford Asia Pacific vice-president of inbound logistics, exports and customs operations, Amlan Bose (pictured), told those ...

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    India conference: Somewhere behind the smog, the sun is rising

    2016-11-09T10:42:38Z

    While the North American economy and automotive supply chain may have been thrown into disarray this week with the election victory of Donald Trump in the US, there was a clearer picture of the prospects for the Indian market, despite the record levels of obscuring smog in Delhi. According to ...

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    BMW adds fifth distribution centre to aftermarket network in China

    2016-11-09T10:01:43Z

    BMW has opened its fifth regional distribution centre (RDC) in China, completing the preliminary stage of its aftersales logistics network in the country. The 15,000 sq.m facility is located in the economic and technological zone in Shenyang. Further work during a planned second stage will add 25,000 sq.m. The facility ...

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    Tesla buys automated manufacturing specialist Grohmann

    2016-11-08T16:39:32Z

    Electric vehicle producer Tesla has agreed to acquire Grohmann Engineering, an automated manufacturing specialist, for an undisclosed sum. Located in Prüm, Germany, Grohmann will be renamed Tesla Grohmann Automation and is expected to design and produce several critical elements of Tesla’s automated manufacturing systems, as the electric car company targets ...

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    Ford confirms C$700m spend as Unifor members ratify wage deal

    2016-11-08T11:45:13Z

    Ford Canada’s employees have voted in favour of a four-year agreement that the company has since confirmed includes a C$700m ($523m) investment at its operations in the country. Details remain scarce, but a spokesperson told Automotive Logistics that C$600m of the planned investment was earmarked for the engine manufacturing ...

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    DB Schenker开设新的物流中心为福特欧洲提供支持

    2016-11-07T10:39:51Z

    DB Schenker投资2,500万欧元(约合2,760万美元)在德国科隆北部Merkenich开设17,000平方米的零部件分销中心。分销中心将负责管理欧洲福特工厂入站零部件,包括附近制造Feista和Fusion车型的工厂。 新的中心将替代之前的中心(用于支持福特公司),由地产开发商Goodman在Feldkassel工业园建立,并雇佣200人。该中心将装卸在800供应商的材料,每年接收5,000立方米的货物,并有这些货物出去。每年有近100辆入站卡车经停该中心的时控窗口,有90辆卡车出站。材料在中心里停留2至4小时,然后再运输。 该中心可以根据需要扩展到13,000平方米。

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    4PL services gain more prominence in Gefco’s €8 billion PSA contract

    2016-11-04T17:21:15Z

    French-based logistics company Gefco Group has secured an €8 billion ($8.8 billion), five-year deal with its former majority owner PSA Group, with fourth-party logistics (4PL) services for global operations featuring prominently within the contract. Under the agreement, Gefco will design and implement global logistics and transport solutions for the three ...