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    Correction: TNT and spare parts velocity


    There was an error in our latest issue of Automotive Logistics for our story on spare parts velocity titled "Keeping the Wheels Turning", which appears on page 37 of the April-June edition. In the last paragraph of the article on page 41, Nick Beard, global industry director for automotive ...

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    Top moves at Daimler Truck divisions


    Erich Nesselhauf, (right) currently vice-president of supply chain management at Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), is being promoted to managing director and CEO of the truck division as of June 1st 2014. According to Daimler, Nesselhauf has been working at DICV since 2008 and has built the entire supplier base ...

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    ​Unipart Logistics pilots tracking solution


    Unipart Logistics is working with IT provider RF Code on trials of an active radio frequency identification (RFID) system for use on the vehicles it uses to transport aftermarket parts for the automotive, manufacturing and industrial engineering sectors. Unipart will be providing the solution to an as-yet unnamed UK-based car ...

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    Overheard at Automotive Logistics Europe


    A few interesting comments from the Automotive Logistics Europe conference in Bonn. "We are working together to find creative solutions to reduce environmental impacts. One of the most important things is to standardise. It’s important for LSPs that each OEM doesn’t have its own solution – there needs to ...

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    ​Plans for UK automotive site scuppered amidst planning row


    Plans for a new industrial estate in the UK South-East have been rejected by local authorities. Automotive Distributors Ltd (ADL), which supplies parts for the independent aftermarket to Japanese, Korean, and American vehicles, was one of the providers intending to build at the Waterside Park development in Maidstone, Kent before ...

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    Anji Automotive develops Shandong headquarters


    Anji Automotive Logistics has signed an agreement with Yantai Economic and Technological Development Zone in Shandong province, China to build an intermodal logistics hub for finished vehicles. The company is investing RMB 300m ($49m) in the project, which will include port, rail and road links, with work set to begin ...

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    Spare parts to keep the wheels turning


    Rising competition has pushed OEMs to speed up spare parts delivery, but are they striking the right balance between service, inventory and cost? There is no such thing as a risk-proof spare parts operation. Despite supply systems that are more robust and reliable in dealer orders and delivery than a ...

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    Unipart wins second contract with Toyota in India


    Unipart has announced the acquisition of an additional contract with Toyota for the distribution of aftermarket parts in India, the second of its kind in the country following a contract with the carmaker that Unipart began in March, 2012 at its Bangalore site. Unipart will now also manage distribution operations ...

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    Bosch sees boost for tech and service centres in Middle East


    Automotive component supplier Bosch has announced a double-digit sales growth in its operational Middle Eastern countries in 2013. A 14% revenue increase for Robert Bosch Middle East over the course of last year has cemented the aftermarket supplier as a major player in the region. It is also expected to ...

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    ​Nissan terminates distribution agreement with Hover in India


    Nissan has ended its parts and vehicle supply agreement with Hover Automotive India. Hover will no longer receive Nissan branded automotive parts and vehicles and has lost its exclusive sales and marketing of Nissan cars. The announcement comes as Nissan prepares to launch its Datsun brand in India. Nissan Motor ...

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    Uni-Select launches aftermarket tool for service network


    North American aftermarket parts distributor, Uni-Select, has introduced a telematics solution that it said aims to improve services to each of its 5,000 service and repair shops across the US and Canada. The company said it hopes the technology will increase inefficiency in the aftermarket supply chain. Using Delphi Automotive’s ...

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    AAIA releases improved internet parts ordering standard


    Following two years of development and review, the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) has released a new version of the Internet Parts Ordering (IPO) standard, used to provide messages and information about parts location and availability, and used for ordering aftermarket parts online. It said that significant improvements have been ...

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    Shulte-Hürmann moves to lead role in VW After Sales


    Axel Schulte-Hürmann is settling in to his new role as head of After Sales at Volkswagen Passenger Cars. He succeeds Michael Horn who has been promoted to CEO of Volkswagen Group of America. Schulte-Hürmann, who holds an engineering degree, joined the Volkswagen Group in 1987. Following various responsible positions ...

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    ​IAFF appoints Wendy Williamson new chief executive


    The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced that Wendy Williamson will become its new chief executive. She will take over from Brian Spratt in July this year. Williamson has been a presence in the UK aftermarket sector, with particular emphasis on the commercial vehicle industry. She has worked at ...

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    TNT Express reverses sale of Brazil domestic business


    TNT Express has decided to end the bidding process for the sale of its domestic operations in Brazil – TNT Mercurio – stating that it was “not possible to realise a transaction on acceptable terms”. It will continue to be managed as a separate business unit within TNT Express. Back ...

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    ​Wilhelm Automotive partners with hybrid repair group in Arizona


    Wilhelm Automotive has announced its partnership with hybrid vehicle construction and repair group The Hybrid Shop (THS). The alliance will bring hybrid-electric vehicle diagnostics, repair and maintenance services to locations in Arizona. The independently owned Wilhelm Automotive, which specialises in car repair operations, will partner with THS to bring services ...

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    BMW enhances aftermarket services with Dallas PDC


    BMW has officially opened a new regional parts distribution centre (RDC) in Texas to serve the Southern US region of its dealer network. The facility, which is located in Lancaster on the outskirts of Dallas, currently covers approximately 26,000 square metres, with room for expansion. Investment in the facility stands ...

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    Federal-Mogul to purchase Affinia chassis components business


    Automotive parts supplier Federal-Mogul is planning to buy the chassis components business of aftermarket supplier Affinia, which supplies aftermarket customers in the US with both branded and private label chassis parts, Financial terms of the acquisition have not yet been released. When complete, the newly-combined chassis business will incorporate a ...

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    Isuzu sets up aftersales centre for better ASEAN service


    Isuzu Motors has invested $180m to set up an aftersales centre (ASC) in Johor, Malaysia as part of its Isuzu Motors Asia division, which oversees business for the Japanese vehicle maker in the ASEAN region. The company said that with more vehicles being localised in the region the new centre, ...

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    GM announces moves in executive aftersales


    Steve Hill (left) is leaving his position at GM as vice president of Customer Care and Aftersales to take up a new role as vice president of US Sales and Service, where he will lead US Sales Operations, as well as GMC Sales and Service. He will also head Fleet ...