All Service parts articles – Page 9

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    A stronger grip on the market

    2014-09-22T16:50:23Z

    A shift towards local production and increased near-sourcing is improving the tyremaker’s logistics and order management in one of its main growth territories, reports Anthony Coia Based in Milan, Italy, Pirelli & C SpA is the world’s fifth largest tyre manufacturer, with 22 factories in 13 countries around the ...

  • Thor, Toyota
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    Global conference: velocity versus efficiency in spare parts

    2014-09-20T00:02:13Z

    Consumers and customers are becoming an increasingly demanding bunch. Long gone are the days of customers waiting weeks for products – including service parts or aftermarket accessories for their vehicles. After all, if consumers can have next day delivery of anything from a pair of socks to a television from ...

  • SchenkerShipmentLeipzig
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    DB Schenker to develop Shenyang logistics centre with local partner

    2014-09-16T21:11:23Z

    DB Schenker is planning a new €20m ($26m) automotive logistics centre in Shenyang, China. The German transport and logistics provider is working in a joint venture with an as-yet unnamed local partner on the 45,000 sq.m facility, which will distribute spare parts as well as providing inbound parts supply for ...

  • MarquisReforma
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    Automotive Logistics launches first Mexico conference

    2014-09-16T05:58:51Z

    Automotive Logistics is holding its first conference in Mexico in January next year in association with the US Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG). The three-day event will take place in Mexico City, at the Marquis Reforma hotel, between the 27-29 January. Mexico is seeing a wave of new investment as ...

  • FordPDC_Kolkata
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    Ford’s Kolkata PDC to enable faster parts distribution in east

    2014-08-20T12:31:19Z

    Ford’s fourth parts distribution centre in India, which is located in Kolkata, is expected to be fully operational by the fourth quarter of this year. The company also has regional PDCs in Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi. The 3,200 sq.m centre was officially opened at the end of July and Ford ...

  • GroupeAutoFrance
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    Blackstone buys Alliance Automotive from Weinberg

    2014-08-13T11:17:29Z

    Private equity firm Blackstone has bought Alliance Automotive Group, which distributes automotive service parts in France and the UK, from Weinberg Capital Partners. Alliance Automotive operates under the brands GroupAuto France, GroupAuto UK, Partners, Gef’Auto and Précisium. In all it has a total of 1,410 outlets employing 3,500 workers. Group ...

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    Groupe CAT secures parts distribution contracts in Europe

    2014-08-11T10:13:39Z

    Transport and logistics provider Groupe CAT is now managing the spare parts distribution for Toyota in the south of France, meaning it now moves 100% of the carmaker’s spare parts throughout the country. It began distributing parts to the north of the country in January 2012. The latest multi-million-euro contract ...

  • ECP-VAN
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    Euro Car Parts picks up 27 Unipart Automotive outlets

    2014-08-11T09:35:05Z

    Following the news that aftermarket car parts supplier Unipart Automotive has gone out of business , rival parts supplier, Euro Car Parts, has bought 27 locations previously owned by Unipart. “We are delighted to have acquired these 27 branches and may yet acquire more,” said Martin Gray, CEO of Euro ...

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    Guided by choices

    2014-08-01T16:09:15Z

    In the push to improve productivity, manufacturers and logistics providers are looking to increase the use of AGVs in parts and material warehouses, although there are still questions about investment and flexibility. Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are an increasingly common sight in the automotive industry, particularly in production plants, where ...

  • KeystoneAutoOperations
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    Keystone Automotive Operations comes to Texas

    2014-07-30T13:11:40Z

    North American aftermarket parts distributor, Keystone Automotive Operations, is moving to a 21,000-sq.m distribution centre in Flower Mound, near Dallas, Texas. The facility, which is being leased from Exeter Property Group and is located at the Lakeside Business District, is expected to be operational by the end of the year. ...

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    Unipart Automotive goes into administration

    2014-07-29T13:35:54Z

    Unipart Automotive, which provided distribution services for automotive aftermarket parts in the UK, has been placed in administration. Originally known as Partco and a division of the tier supplier and logistics company Unipart Group, the business was sold to H2 Equity Partners in 2011 and became a standalone entity. However, ...

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    Tata appoints TML to distribute commercial vehicles in Russia

    2014-07-23T11:50:54Z

    Indian vehicle maker Tata Motors has appointed TML Truck Rus as the official distributor of its commercial vehicles in the Russian Federation. TML will import vehicles and service parts, and establish exclusive brand outlets in Moscow and St Petersburg for light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles. It will also set ...

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    Centric’s Hughes appointed to CAWA advisory council

    2014-07-22T17:24:58Z

    Steve Hughes, vice president of government affairs, supplier development and logistics at aftermarket brake parts supplier Centric Parts, has been appointed to the Manufacturers’ Advisory Council at the California Automotive Wholesalers' Association (CAWA). CAWA is an automotive aftermarket trade association, which represents automotive parts workers, retailers, warehouse distributors, manufacturers and ...

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    David Allen takes up SCM role at Advance Auto Parts

    2014-07-10T12:08:48Z

    North American aftermarket parts provider, Advance Auto Parts, has appointed David Allen as senior vice-president, Supply Chain Management. Allen will lead the supply chain business supporting the company’s stores and commercial customers. This will include developing strategies to support the integration of Advance’s supply chain with Carquest Auto Parts. Allen ...

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    Bosch signs deal with Vivo for aftermarket distribution in Africa

    2014-07-08T12:26:38Z

    Automotive aftermarket supplier Bosch has signed a pan-African agreement with Vivo Energy, distributor of Shell oil products in 16 countries across the continent, which is designed to grow their respective businesses on the market there. The companies will bring together their expertise in the areas of automotive spare parts and ...

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    BMW do Brasil appoints Filho to logistics manager in São Paulo

    2014-07-02T16:14:40Z

    BMW has replaced its aftersales parts and logistics manager in São Paulo, Brazil. Marcio Fonseca Filho, formerly parts and logistics manager for the carmaker, has taken over from João Guerin, who left the company in May. Filho will report to Antonio Gomes de Sá, logistics director, who is responsible for ...

  • EricBarethein
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    Logistics to play important role in Renault-Nissan control of AvtoVaz

    2014-07-02T11:14:01Z

    Renault-Nissan has completed a deal to take full control of Russian carmaker AvtoVAZ, which makes the Lada brand of passenger vehicles, in a deal worth $742m. Renault initially paid around $1 billion for 25% in AvtoVaz back in 2008 and agreed to take majority ownership of the Russian carmaker in ...

  • Barethein
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    Russia at a standstill

    2014-06-26T21:17:56Z

    The market continues to fall, while transport capacity is exiting the market at an alarming rate. Even with prospects for long-term growth, the lack of investment could mean Russia will struggle to move the goods again when customers return to show rooms. We report from the Automotive Logistics Russia ...

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    The power of recall

    2014-06-24T09:33:56Z

    Recalls and a carmaker's ability to carry them out efficiently can have an effect not just on public relations, but on the company’s bottom line and share price. LSPs are increasingly getting involved. In the late morning of April 10th 2014, the general manager of University Volkswagen Mazda, a ...

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    Honda switches motorcycle parts hub from Algeciras to Barcelona

    2014-06-09T14:49:40Z

    During June Honda will move its main Spanish hub exporting motorcycle parts and components to North Africa from the port of Algeciras to Barcelona. The change was prefaced by the company's opening of a logistics centre at Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, close to the Catalan capital. The switch of ports ...