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    A race against time for the UK car sector

    2018-10-17T12:26:24Z

    It is still very uncertain what the UK’s exit from the European Union is going to look like at the end of March 2019 but it is going to have a big impact on the automotive industry whatever it looks like. At this year’s Automotive Logistics UK summit, major carmakers ...

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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 ...

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    Syncron forum discusses predictive analytics' role in aftersales

    2017-10-16T17:52:19Z

    Revenues from original automotive product sales have been shrinking for some time as customers keep assets longer but companies are embracing the latest technology to maintain a good aftersales service for the long-term financial viability of their businesses. Attendees at last week’s Aftersales Excellence Forum in London, UK, hosted by ...

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    KBRW providing aftermarket OMS support for PSA Group across Europe

    2017-10-11T16:15:17Z

    French carmaker PSA Group has chosen an order management system (OMS) provided by supply chain management expert KBRW to support aftermarket deliveries of out-of-stock parts to its Distrigo distribution hubs in Europe. Distrigo is PSA’s service parts brand, which was launched in Europe last year and the carmaker expects to ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel running PDC for Federal-Mogul in Hungary

    2017-10-11T15:25:38Z

    Kuehne + Nagel has signed a contract to run a newly built automotive service parts distribution facility near Budapest, Hungary for Federal-Mogul’s aftermarket division, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. The parts distribution facility (PDC), which is located in Páty, will supply service outlets in southern, eastern and central Europe in conjunction with Federal-Mogul’s ...

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    P3 to build facility in Italy for Lamborghini and Ducati parts

    2017-10-11T12:52:11Z

    Logistics property developer, P3 Logistic Parks, has won a tender to build a 30,000 sq.m warehouse near Bologna in Italy for Lamborghini and Ducati. The logistics facility will be the central European storage and distribution hub for the sports car and motorcycle companies’ respective genuine parts. The facility is P3’s ...

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    Building trust with blockchain

    2017-09-19T19:16:44Z

    Car clocking is a trend that is on the rise, with HPI Check reporting that in 2016, one in 16 cars were affected, an increase of 20% from 2014. While EU legislation slated for 2018 will make the practice illegal in that jurisdiction, laws are unlikely to solve the problem. ...

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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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    FCA opens $12.2m Mopar parts distribution centre in Winchester

    2017-04-19T23:30:46Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in the US has invested $12.2m to open a parts distribution centre (PDC) in Winchester, Virginia. The 37,000 sq.m facility will handle 9.2m items annually across 50,000 part numbers and serve 200 dealers, mainly in the Mid-Atlantic region. The 37,000 sq.m facility is the first of ...

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    Durant appointed senior VP for aftersales at VW America

    2017-04-04T22:53:36Z

    David Durant (pictured) has been appointed as senior vice-president for aftersales at Volkswagen America. He will report to Hinrich Woebcken, who was appointed head of the North America region in April last year. The 50-year old Durant will oversee all Volkswagen brand aftersales activities, which include developing and implementing strategies ...

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    How logistics automation can revolutionise the aftermarket

    2017-03-08T05:46:18Z

    Automation of logistics processes is the key to an efficient automotive aftermarket supply chain. Tim Fawkes thinks aftermarket services are better managed through good systems and multiple carriers The availability and distribution of vehicle parts to meet service and installation needs are critical to the aftermarket industry. Rising demand ...

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    Ford officially enters spare parts market with Omnicraft brand

    2017-01-25T16:16:27Z

    Carmaker Ford has launched its own brand of replacement parts for all makes of vehicles, including those not made by the company, as it officially enters the lucrative $500 billion a year aftermarket segment. It already offers its Motorcraft line of replacement parts specifically for its own vehicles. In March ...

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    ZF establishes world’s second largest supplier of aftermarket parts

    2017-01-25T10:56:38Z

    Germany’s ZF has established a dedicated new aftermarket division – ZF Aftermarket – which it says is the second largest supplier of premium aftermarket parts in the world. ZF Aftermarket will supply global customers with five product brands and associated services. The move stems from ZF’s takeover of rival parts ...

  • Gill Devine_1
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    Self-driving vehicles will do more than just reinvent road transport

    2017-01-17T11:06:12Z

    Autonomous vehicles will do much for road safety but their benefits will extend far beyond this, with particular gains for businesses managing fleets of mobile service engineers... Self-driving vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, with some 10m projected to be hitting the road by 2020, according to BI Intelligence. The most ...

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    Mann+Hummel to open aftermarket logistics centre in South Africa

    2016-12-22T11:49:48Z

    Mann+Hummel, the German filtration parts supplier, is to open an aftermarket logistics centre in Johannesburg in January, following the establishment of its office there in November. It is the first time the company has had its own premises in Africa. The firm said the establishment of business in Africa was ...

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    Renault and GCR move to develop aftermarket supply in France

    2016-12-21T12:02:04Z

    French carmaker Renault and its dealership association GCR are investing in a 35% stake in the Exadis subsidiary of Groupe Laurent, the aftermarket parts and services supplier. Exadis provides a range of aftermarket parts including brake, clutch, wheel and injection components. Under the proposed agreement, which is close to being ...

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    Service parts distribution: Less distance, more speed

    2016-10-27T10:15:41Z

    Aftersales service is critical to a car buyer’s satisfaction and brand perception. We find out how OEMs are dealing with the growing pressures on North American parts distribution networks Identifying efficiencies in service parts distribution is a key issue for OEMs – servicing retail outlets is the primary goal of ...

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    DHL Supply Chain wins Toyota parts distribution contract in the UK

    2016-10-19T10:00:12Z

    DHL Supply Chain has been awarded a three-year contract to manage parts distribution and warehousing in the UK for Toyota. The contract will see DHL provide a range of aftermarket services, including distribution of approximately 200,000 lines each year to over 200 authorised repairers and retailers. Deliveries will take place ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel strengthens its ties with BMW

    2016-10-12T14:49:58Z

    Logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel has announced a deal to manage the BMW distribution centre in Wallersdorf, in Germany. More than 215,000 packaged spare parts leave the 35,000 sq.m complex each day. This is the second partnership between the two firms announced this year, with Kuehne + Nagel chosen back ...