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    Honda boosts Acura exports through Jaxport to Middle East

    2014-12-03T14:58:54Z

    American Honda Motor has started exporting its new Acura MDX and TLX models via the US East Coast port of Jacksonville to the Middle East. It is first time new Acura models are being made available in the Middle East through a dealership network in the region. Kuwait will be ...

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    European auto exports rise in key markets

    2014-12-03T11:45:51Z

    Latest figures show that the European Union has increased the export of automotive products indicating the importance of world markets for recovery – at least for the higher end brands – in a sector that has been dogged by sluggish sales within its borders since 2007. However, longer term, those ...

  • Thomas Schmall Mitglied des Markenvorstands Volkswagen fuer den Geschaeftsbereich Komponente ab 1 Januar 2015
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    Neubauer retirement at VW leads to global reshuffle

    2014-11-26T13:22:58Z

    Thomas Schmall (left) is moving from his position as president and CEO of Volkswagen do Brasil to take up a new role as Board of Management member responsible for Components. Schmall is replacing Prof. Dr Werner Neubauer who is retiring but will continue at the Group in an advisory capacity. ...

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    Magna puts more in providers’ hands

    2014-11-25T17:03:37Z

    As tier suppliers take over more content and engineering in the automotive supply chain, the scope for logistics providers to increase their services and value to companies such as Magna is growing.For decades, the automotive supply chain has seen considerable product development and engineering spread from OEMs to the supply ...

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    Navarro takes up MP&L role for JLR in Brazil

    2014-11-25T16:00:16Z

    Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Marcelo Wilson Navarro as its senior manager for Material Planning and Logistics (MP&L) in Brazil. He moves across from his role as regional manufacturing manager at Pepsico, which was based in the Sorocaba region. Prior to his time at Pepsico, Navarro had logistics and management ...

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    Grace Lieblein moves roles amidst top level GM shake up

    2014-11-24T16:20:49Z

    As part of a number of high level management changes at General Motors, it has been announced that Grace Lieblein, currently vice-president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, is moving to the position of vice-president, Global Quality. Steve Kiefer, currently vice-president, Global Powertrain, is moving into her previous role. Lieblein has ...

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    Analysis: logistics in China still needs to shift from big to strong

    2014-11-18T12:33:01Z

    Automotive logistics providers in the world’s largest market might be saying the right things but the industry lacks transparency in many areas. Christopher Ludwig provides a résumé of the market following an important industry gathering Executives at Chinese automotive and logistics companies speak a remarkably similar language when it comes ...

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    Ceva posts automotive wins while profit drops; reorganises global operations

    2014-11-17T11:11:11Z

    In its Q3 results, Ceva Logistics has reported that business wins in 2014 so far are up 20% year-on-year. New business in the Contract Logistics division has risen 19% and Freight Management wins increased by 20%, thanks to new automotive contracts in the last quarter. However, overall profits have fallen ...

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    Moving into an up-and-coming neighbourhood

    2014-11-15T09:28:57Z

    While comparisons have been made between Australia and South Africa’s automotive industry, and concerns are growing, experts in the country believe the country has to take advantage of logistics and proximity to potential markets such as Nigeria. South Africa’s automotive industry could share a similar fate to Australia, where OEMs ...

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    Rival operators benefit from Horizon Lines break up

    2014-11-12T16:03:15Z

    The business of US domestic container shipping company Horizon Lines is being sold off to rivals Matson and The Pasha Group. Matson is buying Horizon’s Alaska operations and the assumption of all non-Hawaii business liabilities for $69.2m plus the repayment of outstanding debt. The Pasha Group has bought Horizon’s Hawaii ...

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    South America: Where logistics can hurt you

    2014-11-06T16:58:19Z

    The 2014 South America conference proved that inefficient logistics can not only disrupt production, but can hurt long-term growth. OEMs in Brazil are looking for ways to improve the supply chain and avoid falling further behind other countries. During previous Automotive Logistics South America conferences, executives worried about Brazil’s logistics ...

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    South America Summit: High logistics costs put Brazil behind Mexico

    2014-11-05T15:00:26Z

    Brazil’s poor logistics infrastructure and tax bureaucracy are contributing to higher costs and declining competitiveness for the automotive industry, with the country losing out on investment in production and the supply chain, notably to Mexico. “Brazil is facing economic uncertainty, but it also needs to address high labour costs, ...

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    Telematics4u to expand into 150 countries

    2014-11-03T16:52:09Z

    Telematics4u, an India-based IT and telematics-enabled solution and service provider, is planning on expanding its operations to 150 countries over the next four to five years, Pratap Hegde, the company’s chairman and managing director has said. The company is responsible for providing automotive logistics solutions to Mahindra Logistics, which this ...

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    FCA reported to be planning Jeep exports from India

    2014-10-29T15:46:19Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is planning to introduce the Jeep brand to India next year, starting with the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee models, and in 2016 will produce a third Jeep brand SUV. According to a report in India’s Economic Times the latter model will also be exported to ...

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    DSV running inbound logistics for Audi at Neckarsulm

    2014-10-29T12:37:14Z

    Following a six-month start up phase, Audi has officially inaugurated its new logistics centre at the Böllinger Höfe industrial park in Heilbronn, Germany. The 38,000 sq.m facility, which is processing inbound parts to Audi’s nearby Neckarsulm facility, is being managed by transport and logistics provider DSV Solutions. Audi signed a ...

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    Daimler shifting some van production from Germany to NAFTA

    2014-10-22T15:10:26Z

    Daimler has announced that it will localise the next-generation Mercedes Sprinter van in North America in full part-by-part production, while investing further at its main German van plants in D ü sseldorf and Ludwigsfelde. The OEM has not said where future production will be, including whether it will be based ...

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    ECG Conference: filling in the delivery gaps

    2014-10-22T14:27:02Z

    As ECG 2014 came to an end in Amsterdam, a panel of logistics experts discussed their hopes and challenges for the future. Objectives centred around improving visibility and communication, with methods that include both technology and better relationships Although Europe’s recovery in vehicle sales has so far been small, ...

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    Brazil eyes trade agreement with Colombia

    2014-10-22T10:53:43Z

    Brazil is currently experiencing falling auto exports to neighbouring Argentina, while its own domestic market is sluggish. Therefore, the automotive industry is putting together a proposal for a new trade agreement to be signed with Colombia in the coming weeks, according to major trade body. Luiz Moan, the president ...

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    The time is now
: Joining the Mexican wave of logistics investment

    2014-10-21T19:04:16Z

    Mexico is firmly in the spotlight, as a wave of new investment is announced by OEMs across the globe, including most recently BMW, Infinity, Mercedes-Benz and Kia. With more carmakers and tier suppliers adding production capacity, vehicle output is expected to grow by 50% by the end of the decade, ...

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    Africa potential and material cost key to South African survival

    2014-10-21T18:32:50Z

    South Africa’s automotive industry could face significant declines should the market fail to address issues including a lack of supply chain localisation, high costs and logistics disadvantages. Despite close access to fast-growing African markets, speakers at the recent South African Automotive Week warned that the country could share a similar ...