Packaging

Equipment to protect parts during transport between and within plants, storage facilities and service centres.

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Delivering a smarter factory

2019-05-14T14:23:00+01:00By Malcolm Ramsay

Magna Steyr’s vehicle assembly plant in the Austrian city of Graz is not a typical automotive factory; the site, which in 2018 brought its cumulative total production tally to 3.5m vehicles, produces vehicles under contract for OEMs such as Daimler, BMW and Jaguar Land Rover. Efficiency is important in any ...

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Ford Europe packaging: Heading to the pool

2019-04-12T13:00:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Ford’s Kuly Malka has overseen a transformation in the carmaker’s European packaging and container management

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Mercedes-Benz to produce batteries in Poland

2019-01-28T17:34:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Mercedes-Benz Cars is to build a lithium-ion battery factory in Jawor, Poland, at the same site where the German OEM is building its new engine plant.

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Toyota merges production and service parts logistics in North America

2019-01-28T12:09:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Toyota is comprehensively realigning its production and service parts organisation in North America with an integrated supply chain division as part of its overall One Toyota initiative, designed to improve customer service and cost efficiency.

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Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2019 launched

2019-01-23T12:52:00+00:00

Automotive Logistics is proud to announce the return of the Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe.

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The long way home

2019-01-22T12:24:00+00:00By Jonathan Ward

For inbound automotive supply chains, returnable packaging just makes sense. No carmaker wants to spend money on wood, paper and cardboard again and again, only to have to fork out straight away for costly waste disposal. Far better to pay once for a robust, reusable container that provides better protection ...

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Stepping up the quality

2019-01-21T12:13:00+00:00By Victoria Johns

There are several advantages of shipping vehicles in kits rather than as completely built units, including lower costs for transport, better customs import conditions and the support of local government in exchange for providing employment to the workforce.

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Packing a punch

2019-01-16T11:13:00+00:00By Karen McCandless

Electric cars could revolutionise transport by providing a cheaper, safer and more environmentally friendly way to travel. The International Energy Agency forecasts that there will be 13m electric vehicles (EVs) on the road globally by 2020, while PwC Autofacts predicts that 55% of all new vehicle sales will be fully ...

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A problem shared

2019-01-11T12:34:00+00:00By Tony Danby

Packaging experts working across the automotive industry are continually looking for better visibility when tracking the container and its contents to the point of delivery and back. 

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Conflict resolution

2019-01-10T17:00:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Packaging is essential to the supply chain for the timely movement of parts and the maintenance of quality in the storage and distribution process. 

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Q&A: Neuton Karassawa

2019-01-04T15:12:00+00:00By Tony Danby

Can you give an overview of GM’s logistics activities in Brazil, and your own responsibilities?The scope of my function in the region is to handle the inbound pieces and materials, such as local inbound flows from overseas to South America. I [also] manage outbound flows from the factories to customers ...

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Hyundai Glovis deploys robots in South Korea

2018-11-23T17:18:03+00:00By Marcus Williams

Hyundai Kia’s logistics division, Hyundai Glovis, has automated the packaging of semi-knockdown components at its logistics centres in Asan and Ulsan, South Korea. The move is the first step in a wider company initiative to increase productivity through the introduction of smart logistics.

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Seguin takes over global freight forwarding at UPS

2018-11-12T14:31:09+00:00By Marcus Williams

Romaine Seguin (pictured) has become president of Global Freight Forwarding at packaging delivery and supply chain management company, UPS. She moves from her role as president of the UPS Americas Region, where she was responsible for all UPS package and cargo operations in Canada and more than 50 countries and ...

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Imperial Logistics to run VW packaging centre in Wilhelmshaven

2018-10-30T15:30:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Volkswagen Group has signed a contract with Imperial Logistics International to run its packaging centre at Jade-Weser-Port in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The centre is due to open next year.

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Gielen to become CEO at Schoeller Allibert

2018-10-23T15:48:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Copyright: Debby Termonia Former entrepreneur Ludo Gielen is to become the new CEO of Schoeller Allibert on 1 November, 14 years after selling them his company. Gielen joined the Dutch returnable transit packaging company when it bought BiPP Plastic Pallets from him in 2004. “Over the years ...

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Delphi delivers converter to Geely in China

2018-10-03T11:42:26+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Delphi Technologies is producing a new vehicle propulsion device in China and has commenced deliveries to OEM Geely.The Suzhou plant set up by Delphi has started fully localised production of a combined inverter and DC/DC converter (CIDD), used in electric vehicles and hybrids to manage their electric drive systems. “Combining ...

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The future of logistics?

2018-10-01T15:31:00+01:00By Malcolm Ramsay

A manufacturing plant in Pittsburgh with an urgent requirement to send a pallet of freight to Chicago has few attractive options, as there is currently no direct highway route between the two. But if the visionaries at Virgin Hyperloop One have their way, that will soon change.

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Smart logistics underpins Audi e-tron assembly

2018-09-19T11:32:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Audi officially premiered its e-tron electric SUV at a summit event in San Francisco this week but production has been underway for a couple of weeks already at its plant in Brussels, Belgium, which is making the e-tron for global markets.

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PSA pushes ahead with multi-brand parts strategy

2018-09-18T17:02:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

PSA is pressing ahead with a multi-brand aftermarket offering that includes selling rivals’ spare parts, as part of the group’s corporate Push to Pass growth strategy. The French OEM said the aim was to fulfill all customers’ aftersales expectations worldwide, regardless of their purchasing power or the ...

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Hyperbat to open battery plant in UK

2018-09-17T17:49:21+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Newly formed battery manufacturer Hyperbat has announced it will open a multi-million-pound production plant in Coventry next year and plans to become the UK’s largest independent vehicle battery manufacturer .

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