All south & central america articles

  • RollingBanner_Magna
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    Magna opens seating facility in Mexico; sets up seating joint venture in China

    2015-12-07T17:25:42Z

    Magna International has opened a seating plant in Mexico that it said would provide soft trim material for a variety of carmakers in the country. Magna will invest $8m in the 10,000 sq.m building over the next three years and will employ approximately 1,000 people at the facility when it ...

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    Video interview with Paulo Sarti, managing director, South America, Penske Logistics

    2015-11-17T16:02:46Z

    Paulo Sarti, managing director of South America for Penske Logistics, spoke with Christopher Ludwig, editor, Automotive Logistics Group about the increasing need to share information, investment in new technology, and thinking differently. 

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    Video interview with Orlando Moral, operations director, Chery Brazil

    2015-11-11T16:43:54Z

    After his presentation at the recent Automotive Logistics South America conference in Brazil on how Chery is currently hibernating in order to come back stronger , Orlando Moral, operations director at Chery Brazil spoke with Christopher Ludwig, editor, Automotive Logistics Group about the difficulties, challenges and opportunities for the OEM ...

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    Video interview with Ana Quaresma, head of commercial, Latin America, WWL

    2015-11-11T16:38:16Z

    At this year’s Automotive Logistics South America conference in Brazil, Ana Quaresma, head of commercial, Latin America, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, spoke with Rachael Hogg, assistant editor, Automotive Logistics Group about the prospects for WWL over the coming years, and the challenges of operating in the current market.

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    South America: holding out for better times

    2015-11-10T13:50:03Z

    Facing further declines and difficulties, OEM executives talk about their plans to survive the ongoing Brazilian storm For the Brazilian automotive industry, 2015 has been bad, and next year is expected to be even worse. However, despite the sharp declines and pessimism, executives are optimistic that things will eventually get ...

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    GM India’s first export shipment to Mexico

    2015-10-14T12:37:41Z

    General Motors has announced that it is shipping the first 3,000 left-hand-drive Chevrolet Beats to Mexico. The vehicles have now left the Mumbai Port Trust of Maharashtra, and should arrive in Mexico within eight weeks. Sales of the vehicles will commence in December in Mexico. Arvind Saxena, GM India president ...

  • Mazatlan port in Mexico
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    The Port of Mazatlán re-enters the Mexican finished vehicles market

    2015-10-13T15:34:24Z

    The Mexican port of Mazatlán has resumed finished vehicles handling, after an absence of five years. The first vessel arrived from Japan on October 8 th , carrying 900 imported vehicles for distribution by Nissan Mexicana. Once ashore, the vehicles were despatched by rail, using Ferromex, to the Nissan plant ...

  • POLO AUTOMOTIVO JEEP, EM GOIANA (PE)
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    Maintaining traction through efficiency in Brazil

    2015-07-03T13:00:40Z

    Vehicle sales in Brazil have tumbled and industry players need to slash costs, even as carmakers continue to invest heavily. OEMs and LSPs are redrawing their supply chains, while staying optimistic After the boom, Brazil’s economy is stuttering. Real GDP growth is expected to drop 1% for 2015 and inflation ...

  • Jahrespressekonferenz 2015
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    VW brings MAN and Scania together in new CV holding group

    2015-05-06T09:41:09Z

    Volkswagen is creating an integrated commercial vehicle group called Truck & Bus that it said will bring greater coordination in terms of purchasing, development and human resources between the MAN and Scania brands. The company said in a statement that the move will lead to “closer networking among the brands, ...

  • JeepPlantOpensMexico
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    FCA opens Brazilian Jeep plant in Pernambuco state

    2015-04-29T15:15:46Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has this week opened its new $2.4 billion Jeep production facility in Goiana, in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. The company said the plant was built on high standards of efficiency, quality and performance and was one of the most advanced in terms of production processes ...

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    NYK’s Naito stresses need for a rational approach to logistics investment

    2015-04-20T17:41:40Z

    NYK Line’s new president, Tadaaki Naito (pictured), who was appointed to the role last week, has reaffirmed the company’s commitment to look at business diversification and expansion into logistics, something he described as essential for continued growth in the 21st century. Speaking last Thursday (16 April) at his inauguration, Naito ...

  • Andersson_AvtoVaz
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    Bo’s call for increase in Russian import tariffs not likely say experts

    2015-04-08T14:01:13Z

    At a recent Russian Engineering Union committee meeting, Bo Andersson, president of domestic carmaker AvtoVaz (pictured), said that import duties on foreign brands were still too low, despite the increases Russia has imposed to protect local production. "We have to prepare protectionist proposals for the Russian government. As a foreigner, ...

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    FedEx will acquire TNT Express

    2015-04-08T13:31:37Z

    Two years after UPS was forced to abandon its attempted takeover of TNT Express on grounds of limiting competition in the European market , rival logistics giant FedEx has made its own all-cash bid for the company. Should the deal go through, the combined companies would be a particularly strong ...

  • Volvo Logistics
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    Volvo Cars to build US plant amid changing supply chain strategy

    2015-03-30T18:17:01Z

    The Volvo Car Group has announced that it will build its first manufacturing plant in the US, in a bid to become a truly global carmaker. In a statement Volvo indicated that it would spend around $500m, and would eventually produce at least 100,000 cars per year for both the ...

  • Ashok Leyland trucks car carrier
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    On board for progress

    2015-03-27T12:36:18Z

    Ashok Leyland’s head of vehicle distribution, Chandrakant Mishra reveals how the OEM is trying to maximise its outbound logistics efficiency as much as the Indian landscape will allow. Unpaved and congested roads; long queues of vehicles waiting at state borders to pay various tolls and taxes; limited handling and ...

  • Albert Gallagoes
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    E-commerce: Online and on the road

    2015-03-25T12:00:16Z

    E-commerce in automotive is starting to penetrate spare parts and vehicle purchases, with implications for OEMs, dealers, LSPs and customers In the early days of eBay and Amazon, consumers marvelled at their own boldness. Buying on the internet was a step into the unknown: sending money to strangers to purchase ...

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    Toyota part 2: A complex stock-in-trade

    2015-03-24T12:00:25Z

    Toyota’s warehouse network and operations are strategic to maintaining the costs and efficiency of its spare parts deliveries, especially considering the scale, volume and diversity of parts and order lines that they handle The volume moving in and out of Toyota’s huge main parts centres each day is simply dizzying: ...

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    Mitsui invests in Penske Truck Leasing

    2015-03-23T10:28:52Z

    Japanese trading and investment giant Mitsui & Co has announced it is investing in Penske Truck Leasing (PTL), a primarily US-based truck leasing, truck rental and logistics business. Mitsui has acquired a 20% limited partnership interest in PTL from General Electric Capital Corporation (GECC). The deal is worth approximately $750m. ...

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    Faster forwarding

    2015-03-23T09:00:42Z

    CEO Ed Feitzinger reveals how UTi’s recent decentralisation aims to offer a personalised, five-star service to customers in both forwarding and contract logistics Ed Feitzinger’s 15th floor office at UTi’s headquarters looks out toward the mouth of the Los Angeles River and the edge of the port of Long Beach. ...

  • Gefco_RZD
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    Gefco Russia: Big plans, but little certainty

    2015-03-18T17:45:15Z

    Although the market is suffering, Gefco is still optimistic about recovery as well as future flows between Russia and China Despite Russia’s evident difficulties, Gefco Russia is continuing its aggressive growth strategy, with plans to develop trans-Eurasian logistics and grow its market share in the domestic market. The company is ...