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    Logistics providers take SmartWay Excellence awards


    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has revealed this year’s winners of its SmartWay Excellence Awards programme for shippers, logistics providers and freight carriers, with car hauliers and automotive inbound providers among the recipients. The awards are part of the EPA’s Smartway Transport Partnership, a voluntary programme that aims to ...

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    ​Services resumed after three-day strike at Baltimore


    The port of Baltimore has resumed operations after workers went on strike for three days last week. Members of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local No.333, the port’s largest local ILA chapter, had joined three other unions representing port workers, protesting a contract that covered such issues as workplace safety. ...

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    ​Inergy Automotive launches fuel tank plant in Detroit


    Automotive parts supplier Inergy Automotive Systems, a subsidiary of Plastic Omnium which produces automotive fuel tanks and systems, has officially launched its new fuel tank production plant in Detroit, US this week. Located in the suburb of New Boston, the $110m plant, which employs extrusion blow moulding technology, will produce ...

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    ​Gefco expands presence in Croatia


    Gefco has announced plans to expand its operations in Croatia following the opening of a subsidiary in the capital Zagreb. The new subsidiary is located near the port of Rijeka, which is the largest port complex in the country and the company will also be opening an office there in ...

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    Magna Europe chief sees logistics becoming more important


    Magna Europe president, Günther Apfalter, puts logistics among his top five priorities in Europe, as he sees potential to improve costs and reduce CO2 emissions in the supply chain Since Günther Apfalter (pictured left) became president of Magna Europe in late 2010, a difficult European economy and increasing global competition ...

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    What will having Russia under GME mean for logistics?


    General Motors’ decision to put its Russian operations back under the management of General Motors Europe (GME) should mean that its purchasing and logistics operations will eventually be combined again too, although GM has declined to confirm details on logistics management at this time. However, the move might have few ...

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    ​GM keeps Ontario assembly line alive


    General Motors has announced plans to extend the operations of one of its production lines in Oshawa, Ontario. Operations were originally intended to end at the assembly plant next summer, but the Detroit carmaker has pushed the new cut-off point to 2016. The decision is reportedly to meet demand ...

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    ​Bo Andersson expected to become head of Avtovaz


    Former GM purchasing executive Bo Andersson is tipped to become the first foreign president of Russian carmaker Avtovaz. Andersson has been nominated to succeed Igor Komarov, who resigned last week. Komarov has managed the company since 2009 and was credited with pulling the OEM back from the brink of collapse. ...

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    Yusen Logistics wins supplier award from Honda


    Yusen Logistics has received an award for Exceptional Contribution at Honda’s UK manufacturing 2013 supplier convention. The award recognises Yusen’s delivery of continued cost savings, high service levels in meeting operational abnormality management and development of best in class IT systems. Yusen’s business unit director, John Pursey, said: “This formal ...

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    ​Magneti Marelli plant to feed ASEAN and Japanese markets


    Italian Components maker Magneti Marelli has inaugurated a new plant in Batu Kawan in the Malaysian state of Penang. The plant replaces the facilities at Bayan Lepas and will boost production from 1.7m lighting units, including front and rear lights, to 2.2m, with the potential to increase capacity to 2.9m. ...

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    Aries Freight to open Texas facility serving major OEMs


    Aries Freight Systems, which provides contract logistics and distribution services for the automotive industry, will officially open a new warehouse and distribution centre at the border with Mexico in Brownsville, Texas on October 16th. The centre, which become operational earlier this year, handles freight moving between Mexico and the US ...

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    ​Bridgestone aquires tyre plant in Turkey


    The tyre manufacturing group Brisa Bridgestone last week announced the acquisition of a tyre manufacturing facility in Turkey. It will produce tyres for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles at an estimated rate of 4.2m units annually. The plant will be based in the Aksaray Province Organised Industrial Zone, near ...

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    ​Chrysler expands Mexican operations with $1 billion factory investment


    Chrysler has announced plans to invest $1.3 billion at two of its Mexican factories. The carmaker is reportedly planning expansions in one of its Mexican engine plants in response to growing demand in North America. The company’s overall expansion will see the creation of more than 1,570 jobs. The figure ...

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    SDV launches mobile tracking app


    SDV, a subsidiary of the Bolloré group, which ranks amongst the top ten globally for transport and logistics, has launched a mobile tracking app. The app is intended to enhance the company's supply chain management capabilities and is available for tablets and smartphone users. The SDV app integrates the features ...

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    ​GM's Hyndman to leads new aftermarket warehousing division


    General Motors has named Charlie Hyndman as vice-president of a new division in the company called Global Aftersales Supply Chain, Warehousing and Logistics. The division is designed to improve safety, quality, cost and customer service. It will bring together GM’s regional aftersales warehousing and align them with manufacturing operations around ...

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    Renault Nissan to step up Russian localisation with Avtovaz powertrain plant


    Renault Nissan will increase its parts and powertrain localisation in Russia with a joint engine and chassis plant in Togliatti with Avtovaz. The plant, which begins operations in 2015, will help the Alliance meet local sourcing and production targets set by the Russian government that will allow the carmaker to ...

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    ​Suppliers and buyers meet at Norbert Dentressangle event


    Logistics and freight forwarding provider Norbert Dentressangle held its first Automotive Innovation Day at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon in the UK last week. The gathering of major buyers and suppliers was also attended by the company’s own experts and was used as a platform to discuss emerging trends ...

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    Global launches and economic absurdity


    While any economic risks remain, carmakers are entering a phase of aggressive product launch and expansion. This is especially true at Daimler, which has set its targets on Audi and BMW’s luxury crown by 2020 with a slew of new models, plants and product refreshes. What’s significant about this plan ...

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    Tier one complexity and fresh looks


    Our October-December coverage has dedicated a lot of space to the logistics management of tier one suppliers, including Magna International , the Behr Group and Johnson Controls International . Their prominence is no coincidence, as suppliers’ supply chain management is becoming more important. With carmakers such as the Volkswagen ...

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    Bringing it back to North America


    OEMs and tier one suppliers are increasingly prefering to shorten their supply chains, but in decisions on near-shoring or re-shoring, pragmatism will prevailIn this story... Nissan’s supplier parkEnd of the exodus Cost and currency Making the right decisionsA ceremony at the Canton, Mississippi vehicle assembly plant of Nissan this past ...