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  • September 19, 2018
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    CAR says clock is ticking but no need for alarm

    2018-09-26T17:06:49Z

    Nafta re-negotiations and the ongoing trade disputes between the US and China are creating considerable uncertainty in the automotive industry, but that does not change the need to keep the supply chain international; if anything, cross-border logistics services have become even more important. Bernard Swiecki, senior automotive analyst at ...

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    VW Truck & Bus partners with Hino Motors

    2018-04-16T23:09:36Z

    Germany’s Volkswagen Truck & Bus and Hino Motors of Japan, the Toyota division that makes trucks, buses and light commercial vehicles, have signed an agreement to cooperate in a range of fields including procurement, technology, logistics and transport. Hino Motors' president and CEO, Yoshio Shimo (left) and Andreas Renschler, ...

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    P3 to build facility in Italy for Lamborghini and Ducati parts

    2017-10-11T12:52:11Z

    Logistics property developer, P3 Logistic Parks, has won a tender to build a 30,000 sq.m warehouse near Bologna in Italy for Lamborghini and Ducati. The logistics facility will be the central European storage and distribution hub for the sports car and motorcycle companies’ respective genuine parts. The facility is P3’s ...

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    JLR chooses Kuehne + Nagel to support aftermarket strategy in Europe

    2017-06-14T17:11:03Z

    [Updated June 16th] Jaguar Land Rover has contracted logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel to manage three service parts warehouses in France, Spain and Italy serving the European region. Kuehne + Nagel will also be providing transport management from a control tower in the UK and managing customer contact centres ...

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    Uni-Select acquires The Parts Alliance to break into UK aftermarket

    2017-06-07T10:51:41Z

    North American aftermarket parts distributor, Uni-Select, is making a foray into the UK market by purchasing The Parts Alliance from private equity group HgCapital in a transaction valued at £205m ($263m). According to Uni-Select, the Solihull-headquartered company is the number two distributor in the UK with about 7% of the ...

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    Icahn Automotive Group to buy Precision Auto Care

    2017-06-07T09:43:21Z

    Icahn Automotive Group has offered $37m to buy US-based aftermarket service company, Precision Auto Care. Icahn Automotive Group, controlled by billionaire investor Carl Icahn's investment company, will add more than 250 corporate-owned and franchised full service shops in the US via the acquisition. “Coupled with our existing footprint of more ...

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    Duisport investing €15m in centre for DB Schenker to handle Mercedes van parts

    2017-05-31T14:54:47Z

    DB Schenker will be handling the global distribution of parts for Mercedes-Benz Vans from a logistics centre being built for it at the inland port complex in Duisburg, Germany. Duisburger Hafen (Duisport), which operates the inland port, is investing €15m ($16.8m) on the development which will involve a 25,000 sq.m ...

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    Russia reveals plan to deal with counterfeit parts

    2017-05-19T16:36:57Z

    Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development has revealed it plans to force components makers to microchip their products to help crack down on the counterfeit parts trade in the country. Speaking at a recent meeting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, ministry spokesman Pavel Fink said that around half ...

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    FCA opens $12.2m Mopar parts distribution centre in Winchester

    2017-04-19T23:30:46Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in the US has invested $12.2m to open a parts distribution centre (PDC) in Winchester, Virginia. The 37,000 sq.m facility will handle 9.2m items annually across 50,000 part numbers and serve 200 dealers, mainly in the Mid-Atlantic region. The 37,000 sq.m facility is the first of ...

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    Top moves at Nissan’s logistics business in the US

    2017-04-19T23:23:44Z

    [Updated April 27] There has been an executive shift around at Nissan Motor in the US, following Scott Mize’s move to become senior general manager at Nissan Trading Corporation USA. Mize (pictured) was senior manager of purchasing, transportation and logistics at the carmaker, a role he held for almost ...

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    Durant appointed senior VP for aftersales at VW America

    2017-04-04T22:53:36Z

    David Durant (pictured) has been appointed as senior vice-president for aftersales at Volkswagen America. He will report to Hinrich Woebcken, who was appointed head of the North America region in April last year. The 50-year old Durant will oversee all Volkswagen brand aftersales activities, which include developing and implementing strategies ...

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    Seat: A megatruckload of progress

    2017-03-30T21:32:54Z

    Seat’s supply chain leaders open up about rail infrastructure, the carmaker’s use of automation and its service parts network In this story... Seat's European network Multimodal and connected Aftersales in motion Seat has been emblematic of Spain’s automotive ups and downs over the past decade. It suffered ...

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    Unipart invests in digital technology to meet 'disruptive and dislocating' pace of change

    2017-03-27T15:33:13Z

    UK parts manufacturer and logistics provider, Unipart Group, has used the announcement of its annual financial results to highlight a number of investments in digital technology covering inventory control, distribution and sequencing management. Last year the company's turnover was up 3.5% to £747.7m ($934m), up on £722.5m in 2015, and ...

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    Investigation finds lack of competition in Mexican rail interconnections

    2017-03-22T15:11:55Z

    The investigative arm of Mexico’s competition commission (COFECE) has suggested there is a lack of competition in interconnection services by the major companies operating the country’s railway network. The unit has just released the preliminary findings of an investigation into the matter following a claim by an unnamed party last ...

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    Ritchie Kim takes over as CEO of Glovis Europe

    2017-02-15T15:03:46Z

    Glovis Europe, the logistics division of Hyundai Glovis established in 2006, has appointed Soo Chul Kim (Ritchie) as its new CEO. He replaces Suk Yong Kim (Sean), who steps down from the role after seven years and is retiring from the company. Ritchie Kim (pictured) moves from his role as ...

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    Mercedes-Benz Trucks expands contract with Ceva in Brazil

    2017-02-14T11:57:17Z

    Mercedes-Benz has extended its contract with Ceva Logistics in Brazil covering inbound and aftermarket services for its Juiz de Fora assembly facility in Minais Gerais. The deal means a three-year extension to its existing contract with Ceva, which covers materials handling, line feeding and external warehousing. However, the latest deal ...

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    Yusen Logistics expands services for automotive in Mexico

    2017-02-14T11:27:26Z

    Yusen Logistics has opened a new facility near Celaya, in Mexico, that will provide a range of services for inbound parts shipments to the growing automotive industry in the Bajio region. The site will also function as the headquarters of Yusen Logistics Mexico. The 5,000 sq.m warehouse, which will officially ...

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    Police recover stolen Jaguar Land Rover engines

    2017-02-13T16:49:32Z

    Police have recovered the engines stolen late last month from a Jaguar Land Rover facility in Solihull, UK. West Midlands police have also arrested four men on suspicion of conspiracy to steal, according to a statement. All four have been bailed pending further enquiries. The news comes just under two ...

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    Hirschmann Automotive adopts Axit digital procurement platform

    2017-02-10T12:04:27Z

    Hirschmann Automotive, a tier one supplier of wiring and cable technology, has adopted the AX4 platform from logistics IT provider Axit to manage procurement operations at its main production site in Rankwell, Austria. Axit specialises in cloud-based IT systems for the management of cross-company logistics processes. Up until now, Hirschmann ...

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    ThyssenKrupp adds to parts production in China and Hungary

    2017-02-08T10:34:15Z

    German tier supplier ThyssenKrupp has announced plans to build two new plants in China and Hungary to manufacture more than 11m springs and stabilisers a year. In China, the group will begin construction this year of a factory in Pinghu, near Shanghai, with output starting in 2018. The site will ...