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    Allison Transmission expands in the Netherlands


    Commercial vehicle transmission supplier, Allison Transmission Holdings, has opened a parts distribution and customisation facility in the Netherlands to serve customers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The company has not disclosed a figure for the investment. The 3,200-square-metre building, which is located in Sliedrecht and close to ...

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    Auto sector hit hard by US winter storms


    The record adverse winter conditions that hit the US and Canada at the beginning of this month, travelling from the Midwest through the north central states to the East Coast, have taken their toll on manufacturing facilities and automotive shipments during the last couple of weeks. Staff shortages and the ...

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    Daimler expands aftermarket logistics in China


    Daimler is opening a sixth logistics warehouse in China in 2014 for the handling of Mercedes Benz car, van and truck parts in the country. The custom-built warehouse will be located in Shanghai and operated by Daimler Northeast Asia Parts Trading and Services (DPTS), which is responsible for aftersales parts ...

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    Hino Motors opens spare parts depot at Dubai World Central Airport


    Global truck and bus manufacturer Hino Motors has opened a spare parts facility at the Logistics District of Dubai World Central (DWC) international airport. The depot will be the OEM’s third platform for spare parts, alongside the USA and Belgium. Hino Motors is a subsidiary of the Toyota Motor Corporation ...

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    Ford appoints McKelvey director of parts supply and logistics


    Ford has appointed Steve McKelvey as its new director of parts supply and logistics at the group’s headquarters in Cologne. Raymond Damerow, who formerly held the position, has moved over to a sales position in Europe. Educated at Michigan State University, McKelvey has been active in the role since September, ...

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    ​Yusen to manage Yamaha PDC


    Yusen Logistics division in the Benelux region has signed a contract with motorcycle and recreational vehicle maker, Yamaha Motor Europe, to run its parts distribution centre at Schiphol-Rijk, in the Netherlands. From January 1, 2014 the logistics provider will manage the 30,000-square metre facility, which has a storage capacity of ...

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    GM’s Holden to end manufacturing in Australia in 2017


    GM has announced it will discontinue vehicle and engine manufacturing in Australia by the end of 2017, as well as significantly reduce its engineering operations. GM operates under the Holden division in the country, with headquarters in Port Melbourne. “The decision to end manufacturing in Australia reflects the perfect storm ...

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    Supply chain promises deferred, but not yet broken in India


    This year’s Automotive Logistics India conference came at the end of a tough year for the domestic automotive market. But the downturn has not prevented manufacturers from striving and investing to improve speed and flexibility in their supply chains. Report by Christopher Ludwig and Zoë Apostolides in Pune It ...

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    China reports: an industry on the advance


    In China’s complex automotive landscape, logistics is crucial, but OEMs and 3PLs still face a steep learning curve on which they can help each other. In this story... Push for quality logistics Supply chain engineering 3PLs falling behind Export services Working together China’s vehicle sales and production growth has ...

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    Last Mile: adding value to growth in China


    Logistics will be a crucial differentiator as competition in China increases There is a new wave of factory openings across China. While the joint ventures for the Volkswagen Group and General Motors are the most aggressive, with plans to increase annual production capacity to 4m and 5m units respectively, others ...

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    Car usership is changing – how should supply chains adapt?


    Trends in the automotive market are fundamentally shifting, resulting in manufacturers facing challenges on two fronts: maintaining profits in established markets, where sales are falling, and taking advantage of the sales opportunities in growing markets in Asia and South America. In both situations, supply chains are proving key to sustaining ...

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    Reports from China: automotive market could outpace logistics


    As sales look set to boom, the need for efficient logistics solutions has never been greater in China, but how can supply best meet demand? In this story... Looking sunny: the current climate Environmental repercussions? Bottlenecks restraining growth Haphazard legislation Multimodal solutions The Chinese automotive market could be set ...

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    Rui moves to Chery Jaguar Land Rover


    Rui Zhu has moved from his position as supply chain director of Asia Pacific at parts maker Lear Corporation, to take up a new role as senior director of supply chain at Chery Jaguar Land Rover Automotive, the 50:50 joint venture established last year between Chery Automobile and Jaguar Land ...

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    Ceva to handle parts distribution for Terex in Brazil


    Ceva Logistics has signed a three-year contract with Terex, a global manufacturer of lifting and material-handling equipment, to manage its integrated hub for parts distribution in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Terex makes equipment for industries including construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transport, energy, refining, utilities and manufacturing. The 1,430-square-metre parts distribution ...

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    ​KI Logistics to open new plant in South Carolina


    Japanese logistics provider KI Logistics has announced plans to invest $11m in a 20,000 square-metre facility warehouse in South Carolina based at the Matrix Industrial park near Greenville. It will serve a variety of automotive manufacturers in the immediate area. The new KI Logistics facility, which will hire upwards of ...

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    Brazil struggles to keep supply chain costs from taking off


    The Automotive Logistics South America conference in São Paulo heard familiar laments about infrastructure and the creative ways that Brazilians keep the supply chain moving. Port reforms and continuing automotive investment is putting more emphasis on improving logistics operations Click here to read the full version of this report . ...

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    Hankook Tire to build first US-based factory


    South Korean tyremaker Hankook Tire has released details today of its plan for a manufacturing facility in Tennessee, in what would be the company’s first plant in the US market. The facility is set to come online by the end of 2014, with operations scheduled for commencement in 2016. The ...

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    ​Bridgestone aquires tyre plant in Turkey


    The tyre manufacturing group Brisa Bridgestone last week announced the acquisition of a tyre manufacturing facility in Turkey. It will produce tyres for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles at an estimated rate of 4.2m units annually. The plant will be based in the Aksaray Province Organised Industrial Zone, near ...

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    Toyota chooses K+N for Ukraine facility


    Logistics and transport provider Kuehne + Nagle has signed a three year contract with Toyota to manage its spare parts warehouse in Ukraine. The company will support the supply of parts and accessories to Toyota dealers and service stations in the country, from a 37,000-square-metre share warehouse in Chayka near ...

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    Acceleration in North Africa


    Despite parts of the region striving for greater stability, North Africa presents significant opportunities for development throughout the automotive sector For some carmakers, especially in Europe, North Africa represents the next great frontier. In 2012, Algeria sold 450,000 new vehicles; Egypt 288,000 units; Morocco 126,000; and Tunisia 54,000. Outside of ...