Service parts logistics – Page 14

  • timematters
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    time:matters extends flight services from Germany to UK and Ireland

    2017-07-26T14:53:50Z

    German freight expeditor time:matters has announced additional flights for its spare parts logistics service, adding a route from southern Germany to Birmingham in the UK and to Dublin, Ireland.A third Saab 340 aircraft will join the existing planes departing every night from Baden-Airpark, west of Stuttgart, near the French border.“Almost ...

  • Christopher Ludwig
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    Digitalisation: for better or for worse, you can't just ignore it

    2017-07-24T10:51:39Z

    Disruption or continuous improvement? That is the question over what digitalisation, autonomy and electrification will do to automotive logistics. Will new players swipe away older ones as though deleting undesirables on an app, or will technology improve efficiency and customer reach?The stock market drives the bleaker outlook for some. With ...

  • Audi TechDay Smart Factory
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    Different digital paces

    2017-07-18T14:58:15Z

    The headline above might well have read ‘industry and logistics 4.0’, ‘the industrial internet of things’, ‘factories of the future’, ‘smart supply chains’ or ‘manufacturing 2025’.Or we might have turned to one of a growing number of acronyms used to outline the car industry’s future, like Mercedes-Benz Car’s CASE or ...

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    Michelin opens £10m distribution centre in Stoke-on-Trent

    2017-07-18T12:55:05Z

    Michelin has opened its £10m European distribution centre (EDC) in Stoke-on-Trent in the UK. The 53,500 sq.m facility, which will also host a national distribution centre (NDC) for Michelin’s tyre service company, ATS Euromaster, has been redeveloped to include 26 loading bays. Together, the two sites can handle more than ...

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    Middle East and Africa: Ford opens up the highways

    2017-07-14T12:23:53Z

    An army marches on its stomach, Napoleon is reputed to have said, in perhaps one of history’s earliest endorsements of the wisdom of sound logistics infrastructure. These days, as those in the automotive industry know, good logistics in the marketplace is often the key to winning business and meeting the ...

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    BMW parts distribution centre in US to cut double-shipping

    2017-07-07T11:53:07Z

    BMW has officially opened a new distribution centre in Spartanburg, South Carolina, to handle service parts from North America-based suppliers and destined for regional aftersales customers for the X-series SUV models built at the carmaker’s nearby manufacturing plant in Greer. The facility, which the OEM refers to as a ‘continental ...

  • Hirotec Otto
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    Hirotec introduces self-driving robot for parts dipping

    2017-07-05T10:45:39Z

    Hirotec America, a supplier of weld assembly equipment to major OEMs, has introduced an automated machine in its production operation in Michigan.A Yaskawa Motoman dual-arm manipulator has been integrated into an OTTO 1500 self-driving vehicle from OTTO Motors to pick up and dip parts in black oxide for corrosion protection.The ...

  • XPO Ford
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    Ford contracts XPO for UK aftermarket deliveries

    2017-07-04T09:55:46Z

    Ford has appointed XPO Logistics to deliver aftermarket parts to more than 200 dealers in the UK.Under the deal, XPO will be responsible for outbound distribution and line-haul parts flows, as well as overall asset management.The logistics firm will also handle over 200 daily collections from the Ford parts centre ...

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    JLR chooses Kuehne + Nagel to support aftermarket strategy in Europe

    2017-06-14T17:11:03Z

    [Updated June 16th] Jaguar Land Rover has contracted logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel to manage three service parts warehouses in France, Spain and Italy serving the European region. Kuehne + Nagel will also be providing transport management from a control tower in the UK and managing customer contact centres ...

  • Erik_Wunnik_DSV
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    Europe conference: Carmakers already saving costs with 3D printing

    2017-06-13T16:34:45Z

    You may not be able to print money with it (at least legally) but there are some significant cost savings to be made by automotive companies in the adoption of 3D printing, otherwise known as additive manufacturing.The automotive industry currently accounts for almost 15% of the total 3D printing market ...

  • Frank_Schlehuber_CLEPA
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    Europe conference: Using logistics to compete across a digitalised aftermarket

    2017-06-13T10:00:28Z

    Consolidation among parts retailers and changing consumer habits are transforming Europe’s aftermarket, with logistics services both at risk and able to provide a competitive edge, writes Marcus WilliamsThe European automotive aftermarket and service parts business is in the midst of tremendous change, prompted by consolidation among major suppliers and distributors, ...

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    Uni-Select acquires The Parts Alliance to break into UK aftermarket

    2017-06-07T10:51:41Z

    North American aftermarket parts distributor, Uni-Select, is making a foray into the UK market by purchasing The Parts Alliance from private equity group HgCapital in a transaction valued at £205m ($263m). According to Uni-Select, the Solihull-headquartered company is the number two distributor in the UK with about 7% of the ...

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    Icahn Automotive Group to buy Precision Auto Care

    2017-06-07T09:43:21Z

    Icahn Automotive Group has offered $37m to buy US-based aftermarket service company, Precision Auto Care. Icahn Automotive Group, controlled by billionaire investor Carl Icahn's investment company, will add more than 250 corporate-owned and franchised full service shops in the US via the acquisition. “Coupled with our existing footprint of more ...

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    Nissan to combine warehousing in Australia with partner Mitsubishi

    2017-06-06T17:25:16Z

    Nissan has announced it will establish a joint parts warehousing and logistics operation in Australia with fellow Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi, making it one of the first projects under their recently formed strategic alliance. In completing a $2.3 billion investment in a 34% stake last October, Nissan made Mitsubishi the third ...

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    BMW opens biggest logistics centre outside of Germany in South Korea

    2017-06-05T17:05:01Z

    BMW has opened a regional distribution centre (RDC) in South Korea that is its largest outside of Germany, following an investment of 130 billion won ($116.4m). The 57,000 sq.m. facility, in Anseong, south-west of the capital Seoul, was opened last week and is three times the size of its existing ...

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    BMW works on spare parts rail link in Germany

    2017-05-24T12:08:51Z

    BMW is linking its spare parts warehouse in Wallersdorf, Germany to the rail network in an effort to reduce emissions.Rail services are expected to begin in September this year, following two years of development, and will remove 17,500 truck journeys every year, yielding a reduction of 88 tonnes in CO2 ...

  • Ekol_Iran_centre_web
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    Ekol sets up in Iran and looks to air freight

    2017-05-22T17:27:48Z

    Ekol Logistics has established a subsidiary in Iran with an initial investment of €20m ($22m) in a logistics facility in the northern city of Qazvin, 50km west of Tehran. The company is also looking at the feasibility of establishing a time-critical air freight service to Iran from Cologne in Germany ...

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    Ceva extends Sogefi deal after move to Madrid

    2017-05-22T10:08:03Z

    Ceva Logistics has renewed its contract with automotive components manufacturer Sogefi for a further three years. Under the new deal, Ceva will continue managing receipt, storage, order picking and shipment preparation, as well as Sogefi’s spare parts delivery to customers. Earlier this year, these activities were moved to Ceva’s multi-user ...

  • Export promise to seriously grow in coming years
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    Russia reveals plan to deal with counterfeit parts

    2017-05-19T16:36:57Z

    Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development has revealed it plans to force components makers to microchip their products to help crack down on the counterfeit parts trade in the country. Speaking at a recent meeting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, ministry spokesman Pavel Fink said that around half ...

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    Cargolux and Emirates team up to boost services

    2017-05-17T16:03:08Z

    Air freight carriers Cargolux Airlines and Emirates SkyCargo are setting up an operational partnership that will include sharing aircraft and cargo handling facilities, as well as developing block space and interline agreements for use on each other’s networks.It is the first such agreement between a main airline and a specialised ...