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  • Solihull aluminium manufacturing
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    Parts materials: Metal manoeuvres

    2016-12-15T16:41:46Z

    Aluminium has been threatening to edge steel out as a material for automotive components thanks to its weight advantages. But while aluminium’s role in components is growing, modern steels still dominate the supply chain – and the future requires the best of both In this story... Rising use of ...

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    Siam Motors Industries sets up joint venture with JWD Infologistics

    2016-12-06T10:28:04Z

    Thai automotive parts maker Siam Motors Industries has set up a joint venture with logistics service provider JWD Infologistics to provide integrated automotive parts logistics services to customers including Nissan and Honda, in Thailand and the wider Asean region. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) area includes 10 nations: ...

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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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    3D printing ‘to redefine’ logistics and manufacturing strategies

    2016-11-30T15:16:14Z

    A new report into 3D printing suggests the industry has the potential to redefine manufacturing and supply chain strategies.The report, 3D Printing and the Future of Supply Chains, was released by global logistics provider DHL and the company says the technology needs to become faster, more agile and more advanced ...

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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 ...

  • Magna Graz Austria complex
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    JIS parts tracking at Magna Steyr set to hit full speed by spring

    2016-11-30T10:12:21Z

    A project by GateHouse Logistics and Schmitz Cargobull Telematics to set up a long-distance, just-in-sequence (LD-JIS) tracking solution for new vehicle programs at Magna International’s Steyr facility in Austria is on track to become fully operational by spring next year.In October, the project received third place at Magna International Europe’s ...

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    Schoeller Allibert to build €15m plant in Beringen

    2016-11-28T15:30:28Z

    Reusable plastic packaging and container supplier Schoeller Allibert is to begin work on a new Belgian production plant in Beringen, in the province of Limburg, to which it will move from its existing location in Leopoldsburg. Total investment in the facility, which includes a 6,500 sq.m production hall and 3,500 ...

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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 ...

  • Iwaki_Engine_Plant_Nissan_web
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    Nissan closes Fukushima engine plant following ‘aftershock’

    2016-11-23T10:28:58Z

    Following Tuesday’s 7.4-magnitude earthquake on Japan’s northeast coast Nissan took the precaution of temporarily closing its Iwaki engine plant in Fukushima prefecture. A spokesperson for the carmaker said that there had been no reports of injuries and “only minimal damage” at the plant following the earthquake. “Due to precautionary safety ...

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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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    Changing trade agreements in the spotlight after US election

    2016-11-16T15:09:27Z

    A week after Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the US presidential election, automotive manufacturers and experts are still piecing together what his new administration could mean for vehicle production, trade and investment across North America and beyond. Global trade deals with the US seem likely to fall back in priority ...

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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 ...

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    Concerns over global trade as Trump secures US election victory

    2016-11-09T14:17:06Z

    Donald Trump’s surprise victory over Hillary Clinton in the November 8th US election has created serious concerns over the future of the country’s major trade agreement with its neighbours, which has become such an important part of many carmakers’ and tier suppliers’ automotive supply chains. Markets and currencies including the ...

  • BMW_Shenyang
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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 ...

  • DBSchenkerCologne
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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。

  • Steve_Twydell_3T
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    Brexit: Are you ready for the impact?

    2016-11-04T12:03:20Z

    In light of the recent Brexit vote and looming technology advances, those in the UK’s automotive logistics sector would be well advised to take some bold decisions to prepare themselves for the future... Analysing trends and predicting change in the logistics industry has been relatively simple over the last few ...

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    ACEA backs VDA on Ceta’s potential to unlock further exports

    2016-11-03T17:11:08Z

    The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) has backed comments by Germany’s automotive trade body earlier this week that the recently-signed EU-Canada free trade agreement could result in an increase in European vehicle exports to the North American country. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (Ceta) was finally sorted out this ...

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    Ceta deal is an opportunity but TTIP is the main prize, says VDA

    2016-11-02T13:02:15Z

    The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (Ceta) signed this week may create an opportunity for increased vehicle sales to Canada by European manufacturers. But given how small that market is compared to the US, it has also highlighted the need to close the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) as ...

  • AndreyGryzev_AgilityRussia
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    Russian overcapacity forces some strategic changes in logistics

    2016-11-01T12:05:09Z

    Overcapacity in the Russian automotive market looks set to be a long-term problem, the Russian Economic Development Ministry has admitted, and is starting to prompt changes to supply chain strategy. By 2020, the gap between production capacity across Russia’s automotive plants and sales volumes there will remain at 1m cars ...

  • FCA US LLC has announced a $10.4 million investment in a new Mop
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    FCA invests over $10m in Mopar PDC in Michigan

    2016-10-31T16:46:22Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is investing $10.4m in a parts distribution centre (PDC) that will handle aftermarket parts for its service, parts and customer-care brand, Mopar. Work has already begun on the 46,500 sq.m facility, which is located in Romulus, Michigan, and is scheduled to open in the third quarter ...