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    Reality check: How AR can improve efficiency in logistics

    2019-04-15T16:58:00Z

    A growing number of companies in the automotive industry are embracing the use of augmented and virtual reality technology for tasks such as part picking and inventory management, as well as for training. We look at some of the latest applications

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    Dudek replaces Fondevilla at Ceva Logistics

    2019-04-10T14:18:00Z

    Antonio Fondevilla Martinez (pictured), has left Ceva Logistics to take up a new role as chief commercial officer at Spanish logistics provider Grupo Sesé. Dave Dudek has taken over his role as executive vice-president of the global automotive and tyre sector. Dudek has been with Ceva for ten years, most ...

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    PSA ramps up production at Vigo before Brexit

    2019-04-09T14:23:11Z

    Groupe PSA has been forced to increase the production of cars bound for the UK at its Vigo plant, as more vehicles are imported ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit, according to reports from Spanish newspaper Faro de Vigo.Given the uncertainty surrounding the UK's exit from the EU, the motor ...

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    Containerisation: Why finished vehicle logistics needs to think inside the box

    2019-04-05T16:02:00Z

    While ro-ro is the traditional method of shipping finished vehicles, containerisation is becoming increasingly viable as the automotive industry decentralises and introduces more EVs. Growth in China and South East Asia offers particularly good opportunities

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    VW plans to expand output in Russia

    2019-03-26T10:51:07Z

    Volkswagen plans to invest Rub40 billion ($630 million) to develop its output in Russia under the terms of the special investment contract (SPIC) the carmaker is about to sign with the Russian government.VW intends to expand its production range in the finished vehicles sector and to significantly increase engine production ...

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    CLdN ups frequency on Zeebrugge-Santander route

    2019-03-19T12:38:11Z

    Luxembourg-based shipping line CLdN has begun running three times a week in each direction on its ro-ro service between Zeebrugge in Belgium and Santander in Spain.The move follows the division of its previous twice-weekly service linking Santander, Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and Leixões in Portugal into two distinct routes last ...

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    Basset takes helm at PSA Retail

    2019-03-13T10:25:31Z

    Eric Basset became director of PSA Retail on March 11, taking charge of PSA Retail SAS, which manages the group’s car distribution assets in France.The business operates 138 sales outlets in France’s largest cities, marketing the Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles and Opel brands. It has nearly 5,000 employees dealing with ...

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    Valencia becomes Spain’s top vehicle port

    2019-03-05T10:05:50Z

    The Spanish port of Valencia (pictured) has overtaken the port of Barcelona in terms of total vehicle numbers handled, according to Spain’s National Ports Authority (Puertos del Estado).Last year, Valencia port’s vehicle terminals, which include those at nearby Sagunto and Gandia ports, handled more than 818,000 vehicles – up 3% ...

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    Volvo starts shipments to Europe from Ridgeville

    2019-02-25T11:05:01Z

    Volvo has started shipping S60 sedans to Europe from the US, six months after beginning production at its $1.1 billion assembly plant in Ridgeville, near Charleston, South Carolina.“Export markets are critical to the long-term success of our plant and we’re on track to deliver vehicles to our customers worldwide,” said ...

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    Seat joins Alastria blockchain network

    2019-01-25T15:29:41Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat has joined the Alastria consortium to work on the development of blockchain-based products.Blockchain technology uses a distributed ledger platform, aimed at providing transparency for businesses, including supply chain monitoring.Seat is the first carmaker to join the network, which now involves 70 major businesses and institutions, including banks, ...

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    Hanging in the balance

    2019-01-21T16:55:00Z

    Lower production output, slower growth in export markets and several regulatory and operational issues are threatening to unbalance Poland’s finished vehicle market

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    Tracking made easy

    2019-01-17T11:47:00Z

    Just over 18 months after Slough, UK-based Movolytics was formed, the vehicle tracking company announced an ambitious expansion. Following its initial foray into providing fleet management services in the UK, the company decided to branch out into Europe’s second largest fleet market – Spain. “Spain has the second largest commercial ...

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    Bergé Gefco JV in Spain gets the go-ahead

    2019-01-08T15:32:28Z

    Logistics providers Bergé and Gefco have gained regulatory approval for the merger of their finished vehicle operations in Spain into a 50:50 joint venture called Bergé Gefco, based in Madrid.Creation of the new company, which will handle new and second-hand vehicles, took place days after the European Commission approved the ...

  • Antoine REDIER-LP
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    Stepping up the pace

    2019-01-02T17:30:02Z

    When Groupe PSA bought Opel/Vauxhall from GM in 2017 for €2.2 billion ($2.33 billion), Gefco was already providing logistics services for it. Then, when Opel/Vauxhall renewed its contract for fourth-party logistics (4PL) services with Gefco in October 2018 for a further four years, Gefco was tasked with finding further cost ...

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    Faurecia deploys AGVs in Spain

    2018-12-12T11:47:23Z

    Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are now working alongside workers and robots at Faurecia’s car seat manufacturing plant in Vitoria-Gasteiz, northern Spain.Through a weightless handling system, workers transfer the car seat from the end of the line to the AGV, which then delivers it to a loading robot.The vehicle then takes ...

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    Mosolf to open second base in France

    2018-11-20T14:24:29Z

    German finished vehicle transporter Mosolf is setting up a technical and logistics centre near Paris-Vatry airport as part of a plan to expand in France.The new base at the ZAC business park, Bussy-Lettrée en Champagne, will officially be opened on December 12.Mosolf, based in Kirchheim, described the new location as ...

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    Santander expands area for imported vehicles

    2018-10-31T10:06:18Z

    The port of Santander has opened a new Logistics Activities Zone (ZAL) that can accommodate up to 3,000 imported vehicles. The 52,258 sq.m facility is expected to handle around 30,000 units a year and is being used in conjunction with a further 27,100 sq.m area that was paved to hold ...

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    Seat renews rail deal at Martorell

    2018-10-30T16:38:27Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat has signed a new, three-year contract with Autometro to transport vehicles by rail from its Martorell plant to the port of Barcelona for export.Operating since 2008, the service run by Catalonia’s regional railway FGC transports an average of 105,000 vehicles a year.Under the renewed contract, several technical ...

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    Energising the synergising

    2018-10-26T17:02:49Z

    Renault and Nissan began their wide-ranging alliance and set up cross-shareholdings in each other back in 1999, and since then Daimler, Avtovaz and most recently Mitsubishi have also become part of this evolving structure. Numerous shared vehicle platforms, manufacturing and logistics operations and back-office functions have been developed. Furthermore, impressive ...

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    VW starts making Seat Tarraco at Wolfsburg

    2018-10-24T14:38:48Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat, part of the VW Group, has begun producing its Tarraco SUV on assembly lines at VW’s Wolfsburg factory – the first time in 20 years a non-VW vehicle has been built at the plant in northern Germany.Designed and developed in Barcelona, the Tarraco is built on the ...