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    Honda’s Celaya plant out of action until mid-November

    2018-08-04T13:26:18Z

    Damage caused by the flooding of Honda’s car assembly and engine plant in Celaya, Mexico, which happened at the end of June this year, has forced the carmaker to suspend production there until November. The company said that expert teams had completed an investigation of the damage to the ...

  • GM Breaks Ground on $65 million ACDelco and Genuine GM Parts Processing Facility
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    GM breaks ground on Michigan parts centre

    2018-06-27T15:01:39Z

    General Motors has stated construction of a $65m (€56m) parts processing centre (PPC) in Burton, Michigan. The development represents the company’s largest single investment in a US warehousing and logistics facility for almost 40 years and it is being managed by General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales (GMCCA). (left ...

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    Gestamp shares start trading in Spain

    2017-04-07T17:13:44Z

    Automotive components manufacturer Gestamp has officially started trading on the Madrid Stock Exchange, with CEO Francisco Riberas ringing the opening bell on Friday (April 7th). The company, which has its headquarters in Spain, conducted a book building exercise, which captures and records investor demand, ahead of the listing and achieved ...

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    New wave of protectionism threatens the automotive sector

    2017-03-02T16:29:32Z

    India, Japan, the US and the UK are among those that seem to be adopting more protectionist measures in their international relations, and even the EU appears to be getting in on the act now… all of which seems likely to have some serious implications for international vehicle and parts ...

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    Acumen Distribution leases Merc trucks for inbound contracts

    2016-11-30T16:11:18Z

    Acumen Distribution, which provides transport and logistics services for the UK automotive industry, has taken delivery of 25 Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units to support growth in its inbound business. Acumen now has 40 tractor units specifically engaged in moving inbound parts for the automotive industry, confirmed a spokesperson for the ...

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    DHL Supply Chain boosts UK capacity for OEMs and tier suppliers

    2016-11-30T13:25:29Z

    DHL has announced the opening of a new 13,000 sq.m facility in Fradley Park, near Birmingham, UK, that is expected to meet capacity requirements for suppliers and manufacturers for the next 5-10 years. The expansion of the Hams Hall facility doubles DHL Supply Chain’s capability in the Midlands region of ...

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    BLG develops smart containers for the automobile industry

    2016-11-23T13:36:17Z

    A project consortium involving Germany’s BLG Logistics has won a technology competition to develop smart containers that can be used to transport automotive parts while digitally recording the quality data of the parts being moved. BLG Logistics is working with tier supplier Bosch along with the Bremen Institute for Production ...

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    Chennai port expedites automotive consignment clearance

    2016-11-23T11:12:33Z

    Pressure from the automotive industry in India has finally resulted in the Chennai Customs Zone agreeing to adopt a faster system for container clearance at the port of Chennai. Chennai will now permit direct port delivery of containerised automotive parts using bills of entry under the Risk Management System (RMS). ...

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    Avtovaz calls for strategic alliance in Russia to deal with parts costs

    2016-11-21T12:36:51Z

    Russia carmaker Avtovaz has suggested the creation of a common components platform that would be shared by domestic carmakers and parts suppliers in an effort to cut the burden of production and logistics costs. The carmaker recently sent a proposal to the government in which one of the possible options ...

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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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    DB Cargo setting up Hefei-Hamburg link; BMW extends contract

    2016-09-13T09:58:54Z

    DB Cargo ( formerly DB Schenker Rail ) has signed an agreement with the municipal government of Hefei in China aimed at starting a direct rail freight route between there and Hamburg in Germany next month. According to DB Cargo, in its first stage, the new rail service will start ...

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    VW Truck & Bus and Navistar to share technology and procurement

    2016-09-07T14:41:48Z

    Volkswagen’s Truck & Bus division has formed an alliance with US commercial vehicle maker Navistar that will see the two companies share powertrain technology and parts supply, as well as the establishment of a joint procurement venture for global sourcing. VW Truck & Bus includes the brands MAN, Scania and ...

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    VW opens group consolidation centre in Slovakia

    2016-08-26T12:14:28Z

    Volkswagen Group has officially opened a new group consolidation centre near Bratislava, in Slovakia, to handle inbound goods for 28 production plants across Europe. The 19,000 sq.m ‘KCC’ consolidation centre at Malacky, around 35km north of Bratislava, was officially inaugurated on August 24th but has been fully operational since March. ...

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    Rose replaces Warrick in parts supply chain role at Toyota USA

    2016-08-16T10:30:04Z

    Mary Rose has taken over as general manager of North American parts operations and supply chain strategy at Toyota USA. She replaces Mamie Warrick (pictured), who has moved to become general manager at the Project Management Office at Toyota North America, ahead of her retirement next year. Warrick, who has ...

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    Karl Martin Lukas takes up new role at Cosma Europe

    2016-07-05T09:12:35Z

    Cosma International, the division of parts supplier and contract manufacturer Magna that supplies body, chassis and engineering components, has appointed Karl Martin Lukas (pictured) to a newly created role as manager of logistics for Cosma Europe. The role marks a return to Magna for Lukas. He was previously head of ...

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    Russia conference: Turkish exports still struggling to find their way into Russia

    2016-07-04T12:18:43Z

    Sanctions on Turkish imports imposed by Russia last year have eased, but difficulties still remain for those seeking to move goods across the border, delegates at last week's Automotive Logistics Russia conference were told. Despite some longstanding trade agreements, tensions replaced ties late last year as two Turkish F-16 ...

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    Explosion puts the brakes on Toyota assembly

    2016-06-01T10:02:17Z

    Parts supply to Toyota’s plants in Japan has been disrupted once again, this time by an explosion at one of its suppliers there. The explosion happened on Monday (May 30th) at a facility in Kariya, Aichi prefecture run by brake manufacturer Aisin Advics, which is majority-owned by tier one component ...