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  • DB Schenker Logistikzentrum in Portugal

    DB Schenker centralises logistics operations in northern Portugal


    DB Schenker has invested €9m ($12.3m) in a 12,000 sq.m logistics centre in Vila do Conde, near Porto in Portugal. The centre, which opened at the beginning of May, will offer dedicated contract logistics and transport management to vertical markets including automotive and centralise logistics operations in the northern part ...

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    ​Yusen expands presence in Russia with Togliatti opening


    Yusen Logistics has announced the opening of a new office at Togliatti: the latest in its efforts to expand its activity in Russia. The transport and logistics provider will offer road and air-freight services to and from Togliatti, including final mile solutions, inland port bonded and non-bonded transit operations, and ...

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    DSV plans to double automotive business by 2020


    Logistics and transport provider DSV has announced plans to double its revenue from the automotive sector to €1 billion ($1.4 billion) by 2020, which would account for 20% of its overall business.Talking to Automotive Logistics at last week’s Multimodal exhibition in Birmingham, UK, the company said that the automotive sector ...

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    Ceva announces “excellent results” from automotive in Q1


    Ceva has reported its first quarter results and highlighted “excellent results in the automotive sector” led by two major contracts that are currently being implemented. There were also healthy figures for the contract logistics part of the business, which showed profits up almost 38% year-on-year thanks to the company’s decision ...

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    ​Spain to improve logistics links with Europe and Africa


    The Spanish government has announced an €8m ($11m) investment in its transport infrastructure to enhance transport and logistics links between Spain, southern Europe and northern Africa. "Spain aims to become the major logistics platform for southern Europe and northern Africa, serving the global east-west trade routes, as well as the ...

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    Political unrest delays Honda plans in Thailand


    Honda is delaying the construction of its third car assembly plant in Thailand because of political unrest in the country. The decision will push back the carmaker’s plans for distribution to the local and wider Asean markets from the $530m plant by at least six months, according to reports by ...

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    Unipart Aftermarket Logistics takes safety award


    Unipart Aftermarket Logistics has won the British Safety Council’s International Safety Award 2014. The company was recognised “for its outstanding contribution in setting world class approaches to health and safety in the transport, distribution and motor trade sector,” according to the company. The announcement was made at a gala dinner ...

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    Toyota move will unite supply chain management in Texas


    Toyota’s decision to build a new headquarters in Texas for its North American corporate functions will bring together for the first time much of the region’s top management for inbound, outbound and spare parts logistics. Toyota’s chief executive and logistics managers expect that this proximity will allow for better collaboration ...

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    ​Advance Auto Parts expands in Jacksonville


    US-based aftermarket parts supplier, Advance Auto Parts, has opened its fifth facility in Jacksonville, Florida. The largest automotive aftermarket provider in North America now operates around 5,300 stores across the region.The new store provides parts, accessories, batteries and maintenance and is situated near Bojangles: an area reputed locally for its ...

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    ‘End of an era’ as Steve Harley retires from Ford


    A renowned executive across the carmaker and the industry for more than four decades, Stephen Harley is moving on. He talks to Automotive Logistics about what has changed in logistics as well as his last project at Ford Europe. [This story was updated on 12 May 2014] Stephen Harley (left) ...

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    Thanks to an Automotive Logistics founding father


    Over the past 17 years that we have been in existence at Automotive Logistics, both in terms of magazines and later conferences and the web, we have built up contacts and, I believe, friendships with some great characters and logisticians around the world. All of these executives have played vital ...

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    China’s new growth comes with old stories


    Speakers at this year's conference in Beijing revealed that manufacturers and logistics providers are well on their way to further growth in China, but many are still struggling to shift towards higher-value services, as well as fix familiar problems. Additional reporting by Marcus WilliamsFull-length videos of the main sessions are ...

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    China may matter less as a low-cost country sourcing location


    Rising labour, material and transport costs have all contributed to limit China’s role as a low-cost country sourcing location for automotive manufacturers, although the market’s growth has encouraged more local sourcing for vehicle production across the country, according to speakers at the Automotive Logistics China conference in Beijing. Costs in ...

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    ​Logistics growth in China is more than simple expansion


    While China’s automotive and logistics growth continues to expand at double digit rates, there is now more stability, a greater degree of quality in the services offered, and greater diversity in the areas of growth in response to demand. Margins for providers remain low, however, and may make further service ...

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    ​Yusen focuses on Turkish hub


    Logistics and transport provider Yusen Logistics has announced a growth plan for Turkey, a market it has had a presence in since 2012. It said it now plans to increase its offices and facilities in the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkish republics. Yusen Logistics Turkey has already achieved a ...

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    Positive outlook for Indonesia following Q1 results


    In important news for logistics providers and OEMs alike, recently released sales figures bode well for the Indonesian automotive market. Sales reached above 328,000 in the first quarter of 2014, a 17.8% increase from the first quarter last year, despite Indonesia’s high interest rates and rising production costs. The results ...

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    ​UK suppliers to benefit from Enscite development programme


    UK-based small and medium enterprise companies (SMEs) in the automotive industry have received a significant boost following the launch of a support initiative by a joint venture of universities and Derby City Council.Called the Enscite programme, the initiative is designed to offer expert opinion and support to SMEs providing access ...

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    GES appoints Moletti to head Asia Pacific


    Logistics provider Globe Express Services (GES) has appointed Fulvio Moletti to the role of managing director for the Asia Pacific region. Moletti joined GES in 2012, leading its Southeast and South Asia region, with increasing levels of responsibility. His new role is part of a wider restructuring of operations at ...

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    ​Ford’s Harley named board president of ELUPEG


    ELUPEG, the European cross-industry organisation dedicated to achieving sustainable logistics through supply chain collaboration, has appointed Stephen Harley, Ford’s director of C-MAX and C/D product transition, as its president. Harley will head a new board of governors at the organisation, with further appointments soon to be announced.Once announced the board ...

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    ASEAN aftermarket set to soar, says Frost and Sullivan


    Increased vehicle sales in Southeast Asia over the coming years are going to have a big impact on the development of the aftermarket in the region according to forecasts from consultancy Frost and Sullivan.New vehicles entering the ASEAN market will precipitate the rise in aftermarket operations and parts supply at ...