All Opel/Vauxhall articles

  • Opel_Russelsheim_web
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    LSPs eye potential cut at Opel’s Rüsselsheim plant

    2019-01-29T12:24:43Z

    Logistics service providers (LSPs) catering to Opel’s Rüsselsheim plant in Germany may need to be ready to adapt to lower volumes, after the OEM was reported to be halving output there in the Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper. The plant builds the Insignia Grand Sport and Sports Tourer, as well as the ...

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    Stepping up the pace

    2019-01-02T17:30:02Z

    When Groupe PSA bought Opel/Vauxhall from GM in 2017 for €2.2 billion ($2.33 billion), Gefco was already providing logistics services for it. Then, when Opel/Vauxhall renewed its contract for fourth-party logistics (4PL) services with Gefco in October 2018 for a further four years, Gefco was tasked with finding ...

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    Gefco edges nearer flotation

    2018-12-05T11:56:15Z

    Gefco has reaffirmed it is looking to make a public offering on the Euronext Paris stock exchange in 2019. Russian Railways, which has a majority stake in the transport and logistics provider, said it was considering a partial reduction of its 75% stake to below 50%. Gefco’s former owner and ...

  • Insignia-Fertigung im Opel-Werk Rüsselsheim, Februar 2017
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    Opel tasks Gefco with further cost reduction

    2018-10-24T09:17:37Z

    Opel/Vauxhall has renewed its fourth-party logistics (4PL) contract with Gefco for a further four years, starting in January, tasking it with finding further cost reduction measures and intensifying its optimisation and network engineering activities. Gefco’s 4PL Solutions division provides services for Opel/Vauxhall across Europe and Turkey, including the management of ...

  • Ruesselsheim-TechDay
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    PSA to develop new engines in Germany

    2018-06-20T12:17:52Z

    Following its takeover by Groupe PSA last year, Opel/Vauxhall’s engineering centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany, will take on global responsibility for development of the next generation of high-efficiency petrol engines for all Groupe PSA brands. The engines will be used in the Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Vauxhall and Opel marques in ...

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    Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe winners announced

    2018-06-12T21:30:37Z

    The winners of the first ever Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe were revealed in Bonn, Germany, this week. During the event on June 12 – held on the eve of this year's Automotive Logistics Europe conference – former Opel, Fiat and BMW vehicle designer Chris Bangle handed out ...

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    Gefco: Full of get up and go

    2018-05-15T17:13:49Z

    French transport and logistics provider Gefco started 2018 with an announcement in Paris that it was looking to cooperate more closely with its partners and customers . At the same time, the company said it was looking for international growth and new business as it continued to move beyond the ...

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    PSA Group reorganises supply chain roles

    2018-04-11T10:11:09Z

    Etienne Jacob (pictured) has moved to become senior vice-president of supply chain at Opel/Vauxhall, based in Rüsselsheim, Germany. He moves from his role as vice-president of supply chain transport and packaging at PSA Group, which now owns the Opel and Vauxhall divisions following last years’ buyout by General Motors . ...

  • Gefco_Visuel_2_web
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    PSA Group to sell remaining stake in Gefco

    2018-03-28T09:56:10Z

    French carmaker PSA Group, which owns Peugeot, Citroën and Opel/Vauxhall, has said it will sell its remaining 25% stake in Gefco, its former logistics subsidiary. The carmaker said in a statement that “Gefco’s operational performance and the diversification of its client portfolio no longer [make] it necessary for [PSA Group] ...

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    GM to close flagging Gunsan plant

    2018-02-16T10:19:19Z

    GM’s division in South Korea has said it will close its under-utilised Gunsan plant at the end of May, following three years in which it has been running at just 20% of its capacity. Gunsan has an installed annual production capacity of 260,000 vehicles but produced only around 34,000 last ...

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    Service parts part 4: Skills and service providers

    2017-10-27T14:50:00Z

    Have you changed your outsourcing strategy for service parts operations? As with other parts of the automotive supply chain, outsourcing strategies tend to vary by OEM, region and operation. Transport services, of course, remain outsourced, although some carmakers – such as Toyota on the west coast of the US ...

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    Service parts part 3: Aftermarket operations and network

    2017-10-27T14:50:00Z

    How have performance metrics, such as facing fill or network fill rates, developed over the past two decades? There is little question that service levels have increased significantly for OEM parts distribution. As such, carmakers set performance objectives that are today much higher than 20 years ago. For example, ...

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    Service parts part 2: Next-generation service

    2017-10-27T14:49:00Z

    Executives we spoke to… BMW Group Wolfgang Baumann, vice-president of parts logistics management, has been with the company since 1985 and spent most of his career in sales planning and commercial operations in Germany, before moving into his current role in service parts logistics in 2010. While ...

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    Looking for the human-machine touch

    2017-05-03T11:26:37Z

    Digital technology is fast changing the way vehicles are built, with labour, data and engineering management set for new levels of automation, according to experts speaking at the recent automotiveIT Forum Production and Logistics. But while automotive plants and their supply chains adapt new concepts and equipment, including for ...

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    Groupe PSA special report: Refait à neuf

    2017-03-31T21:00:00Z

    A five-part feature assays the recent fortunes of Groupe PSA – and the effects on its logistics functions across PSA and its newly acquired Opel and Vauxhall brands – under the leadership of Carlos Tavares and senior vice-president of supply chain, Francesca Gamboni.

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    Groupe PSA report: Chef d’orchestre prepares to begin a new movement

    2017-03-31T20:59:00Z

    PSA’s vice-president of supply chain, Francesca Gamboni, is bringing a new vision of supply chain management inspired by the kind of cross-departmental responsibility found in the FMCG sector. She reveals how this could improve PSA’s supply versus demand balance

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    Groupe PSA report: Connecting a supply chain par excellence

    2017-03-31T20:58:00Z

    PSA’s vision of end-to-end supply chain planning will help support its global expansion and acquisition of Opel, as the combined operations roll out some 59 new model launches by 2021

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    Under PSA, Brexit and imported parts could put Vauxhall plants at risk

    2017-03-07T03:28:37Z

    The long-term fate of Vauxhall post-Brexit, and as a part of French carmaker PSA Group, has become less clear because of uncertainties over how trade barriers could impact its supply chain and its role in the combined PSA-Opel production network. PSA's €1.3 billion ($1.47 billion) acquisition from GM agreed ...

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    PSA touts European scale and supply chain synergy in Opel/Vauxhall acquisition

    2017-03-07T02:15:58Z

    PSA Group and General Motors (GM) have come to an agreement over the sale of the latter's European business, specifically the Opel and Vauxhall brands, with the total price coming in at €2.2 billion ($2.33 billion), including a €900m deal for the financing division. The deal, which is expected to ...

  • Carlos Tavares_opt
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    PSA talks with labour and governments over Opel deal

    2017-02-22T17:35:30Z

    Senior management officials within PSA Group have made a number of commitments regarding jobs and plants in meetings with Opel stakeholders this week in Germany and the UK – promises that could impact the future shape of a combined PSA-Opel supply chain across Europe. Last week, PSA Group confirmed it ...