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  • Sorl_Part
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    Changing Chinese market boost for Sorl

    2018-08-22T11:54:33Z

    The growing number of OEM warranties expiring in China from earlier new vehicle sales is proving to be a boon for auto parts maker Sorl. The need for replacements helped generate higher aftermarket sales for the company, which is based in Zhejiang province, eastern China. Sales revenue from the domestic ...

  • Hella_Inspection
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    Hella starts to reorganise its business

    2018-08-22T11:51:46Z

    German components supplier Hella has embarked on a company-wide reorganisation to take advantage of growth opportunities in a European aftermarket sector undergoing extensive changes.“On the one hand, we see an increasing consolidation within the wholesale business in Europe, which has given rise to increasingly bigger market players,” group spokesman Markus ...

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    Continental buys Australian tyre network

    2018-08-21T15:12:46Z

    German tyre manufacturer Continental is purchasing the 258-branch Kmart Tyre and Auto Service chain (KTAS) from Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers for 350m Australian dollars ($253m). Continental plans to drive forward what is already a strong network of outlets and expand the existing product portfolio, said Ferdinand Hoyos, head of Continental’s passenger ...

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    Anu Goel: the highs and lows

    2018-08-20T16:54:00Z

    What have been some of the high points in logistics in your career?One is the swing toward providing a level of service that customers expect, as opposed to providing a level of service that we either think they need or that the system can provide. Those are two different ...

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    US Auto Parts Network counts cost of imports seizure

    2018-08-15T14:51:04Z

    US Auto Parts Network has stopped importing automotive grilles after the country’s customs service held a shipment, which was allegedly counterfeit and infringed the original automobile manufacturers’ trademarks.The online seller of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories says it is now procuring grilles from alternative sources to avoid future supply chain ...

  • Inspektion_zweier_Autos_in_Werkstatt
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    Hella disposes of two operations

    2018-08-08T10:08:36Z

    German automotive components and services firm Hella Group is selling its wholesale companies in Denmark and Poland to Swedish aftermarket company Mekonomen to concentrate its activities on the independent spare parts business and develop workshop equipment. “As part of this, we are accelerating the interaction between the divisions and opening ...

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    Daimler on target for next-day delivery

    2018-08-08T09:16:41Z

    Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is planning to open its tenth parts distribution centre (PDC) in the US at the beginning of next year as it moves toward its goal of providing next-day delivery to more than 90% of its US dealers. The move comes at the same time the ...

  • Argentine_port
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    Argentina reduces rates on parts imports

    2018-07-31T09:23:30Z

    The Argentinian government is cutting import duties by 2% on more than 130 automotive parts to improve the vehicle industry’s competitiveness.The reduction is intended to help manufacturers of trailers, buses, trucks and agricultural machinery, as well as cars and vans.“We will continue working on different measures to improve the industry’s ...

  • Russia_parts_warehouse
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    Russia seeks to subsidise cost of parts imports

    2018-07-16T14:51:46Z

    Russia’s Ministry of Trade wants foreign OEMs to continue to comply with the industrial assembly agreements drawn up under Regulation 166. The regulation, which was amended in 2010, allowed foreign carmakers to import parts at preferential rates of customs duty. However, carmakers no longer have a reason to comply with ...

  • 216920_Pre-production_of_the_new_Volvo_XC40_in_the_manufacturing_plant_in_Ghent
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    Seeking to harmonise supply and demand

    2018-07-13T11:55:18Z

    In May, supply chain specialist Kinaxis announced that Volvo Cars had chosen its software for work on volume forecasting and production planning. According to Kinaxis, the Swedish carmaker will use its RapidResponse software to model the impact of rising production volumes, as well as other ‘what-if?’ scenarios. Accurate forecasting will ...

  • GefcoTruck
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    Gefco expands services in Spain

    2018-07-13T10:29:24Z

    Gefco has expanded its operations in Spain with the opening of a new distribution centre near Ford’s Almussafes plant on the outskirts of Valencia and the extension of its spare parts logistics centre in Santa Fe. From the 3,500 sq.m distribution centre, which is located in Sollana, Gefco will be ...

  • Battery_prod_VW_Brunswick
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    VW realigns global components business

    2018-07-05T11:47:56Z

    Volkswagen is reorganising its global components business into a separate corporate division in an effort, it said, to improve efficiency, become more flexible and prepare for growth in electric vehicles. Group Components will sit under the aegis of Volkswagen AG alongside VW Passenger Cars and VW Commercial Vehicles.“We are preparing ...

  • BMW_serviceparts_K+N 2
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    Kuehne + Nagel expands services for BMW

    2018-07-04T11:37:39Z

    Kuehne + Nagel and BMW have expanded their partnership in Europe and Asia.In a phased development, the logistics company set up a regional distribution centre in Kleinaitingen (Germany) last April and one in Słubice (Poland) a month later. It is also establishing dealer distribution centres in Beijing and Shanghai, China, ...

  • GM Breaks Ground on $65 million ACDelco and Genuine GM Parts Processing Facility
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    GM breaks ground on Michigan parts centre

    2018-06-27T15:01:39Z

    General Motors has stated construction of a $65m (€56m) parts processing centre (PPC) in Burton, Michigan. The development represents the company’s largest single investment in a US warehousing and logistics facility for almost 40 years and it is being managed by General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales (GMCCA). (left to ...

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    TireHub on track to operate in US

    2018-06-27T14:52:28Z

    Tyre distributor TireHub expects to start serving US customers in the first week of July after co-owners Bridgestone Americas and Goodyear received clearance for the joint venture. The newly formed company will distribute tyres for passenger cars and light trucks throughout the US, with an emphasis on satisfying growing demand ...

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    Radical shift to drive more cellular supply chains

    2018-06-13T15:30:31Z

    Vehicle manufacturers, parts-makers and logistics service providers need to develop more adaptable systems if they are to deal with a radical shift in consumer demand for products and services driven by the exponential development of digital services, delegates at this week's Automotive Logistics Europe conference in Bonn, Germany, were told.According ...

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    Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe winners announced

    2018-06-12T21:30:00Z

    The winners of the first ever Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe were revealed in Bonn, Germany, this week. During the event on June 12 – held on the eve of this year’s Automotive Logistics Europe conference – former Opel, Fiat and BMW vehicle designer Chris Bangle handed out a total ...

  • Wappler_panel_EcoSystem
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    Driving value into the supply chain

    2018-05-30T14:54:04Z

    Better communication is needed in the automotive supply chain, including between OEMs, suppliers, logistics providers and IT experts providing digital supply chain services. Digital technology has a lot of answers for an industry that is making strides in addressing the needs of modern manufacturing and the changing face of mobility, ...

  • DTNA_PDC_Iowa
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    Daimler Trucks opens ninth parts centre in North America

    2018-05-23T10:01:32Z

    Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has inaugurated its ninth parts distribution centre (PDC) in Grimes, Iowa, with the aim of providing a faster next-day delivery service for the aftermarket and a stronger focus on the customer. “With the opening of the PDC in Iowa, 80% of dealer order volume in ...

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    Toyota logistics subsidiary buys Peach State

    2018-05-16T11:47:56Z

    Bastian Solutions, the materials handling systems subsidiary of Toyota Advanced Logistics North America (TALNA), has acquired Peach State Integrated Technologies, a supply chain consulting, engineering and materials handling firm based in the US. “Peach State will greatly assist in our growth strategy, provide immediate strength to our company and ultimately ...