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  • Volvo Car Thailand Central Distribution and Training Center VCT CDTC
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    Volvo opens central distribution centre in Thailand

    2020-11-06T12:54:00Z

    Volvo Cars has opened a $32.7m vehicle and parts distribution centre in Thailand containing a vehicle inspection centre, spare parts warehouse, performance testing facility and training centre.

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    Sanjeev replaces Bose as head of Ford Global Centre of Excellence

    2020-07-27T14:16:00Z

    Amlan Bose, vice-president of Ford’s Global Centre of Excellence, overseeing inbound logistics, supply chain, customs and compliance, digitalisation and automation at Ford’s International Markets Group (pictured), is leaving the carmaker after a tenure of more than 20 years…

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    Mazda curbs production during coronavirus crisis

    2020-03-24T16:32:00Z

    Mazda is suspending output in Japan, Mexico and Thailand, because of difficulties procuring parts, plummeting sales and uncertainty of future sales amid the Covid-19 pandemic..

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    MCW Logistics Solutions to strengthen outbound services in South-East Asia

    2020-03-06T11:43:00Z

    A new joint venture based in Thailand aims to provide a stronger inland logistics network for the distribution of finished vehicles in the country from the beginning of April this year…

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    Ceva expands in Vietnam with eye on automotive growth

    2019-09-23T14:44:00Z

    Ceva Logistics has opened a new base in Ho Chi Minh City, southern Vietnam, doubling the size of its operation in the country. The facility is close to the two cargo terminals of the country’s busiest airport, Tan Son Nhat International, and a short drive from ...

  • Toshihiro Koyama_DSC Thailand
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    DHL Supply Chain appoints automotive lead in Thailand

    2019-09-17T14:35:00Z

    Toshihiro Koyama, senior director automotive, DHL Thailand Toshihiro Koyama (pictured) has taken the role of senior director, automotive for DHL Supply Chain Thailand. He began the job at the beginning of September and is overseeing the expansion of DHL Supply Chain’s automotive business in Thailand, with ...

  • BMW Thailand
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    BMW charges up battery output in Thailand with Dräxlmaier

    2019-09-17T14:13:00Z

    German electronics company Dräxlmaier has launched a high-voltage battery production plant at Chonburi, Thailand, in partnership with BMW. The batteries are transported to the carmaker’s assembly lines at the Amata City industrial estate, in the manufacturing hub of Rayong, where they are fitted into the entire ...

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    DP World: Controlling fast logistics

    2019-06-21T10:51:00Z

    Rashid Abdulla, who leads DP World’s Europe and Russia region, talks to Automotive Logistics about how the company’s terminal and multimodal investments will serve the demands of a changing automotive supply chain

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    Fire on K-Line car carrier forces crew to abandon ship

    2019-06-19T12:58:00Z

    The K-Line car carrier Diamond Highway has been abandoned by crew in the South China Sea following a fire that broke out aboard the vessel on the June 15, according to the Philippine Coast Guard…

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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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    Russian vehicle imports hit a bump in the road

    2019-03-13T10:42:12Z

    Vehicle imports to Russia have been growing for almost two years alongside the recovery in sales in the domestic market. In 2018, the country imported 293,100 finished vehicles, up almost 10% compared with the same period the previous year, according to the Russian Federal Customs Service. The value of vehicles ...

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    Scania opens Thai factory to better serve Southeast Asia

    2019-03-06T09:20:00Z

    Swedish truckmaker Scania has moved production closer to sales in Southeast Asia with the opening of a factory in Thailand to assemble truck and bus chassis from complete knockdown (CKD) kits shipped in from Europe, as well as manufacturing truck cabs locally. Last year, the company sold more than ...

  • Valentin Elistratov, Gefco
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    Five new faces to boost freight forwarding at Gefco

    2019-02-18T17:29:00Z

    Automotive transport and logistics provider Gefco has nominated five new managers in its global freight forwarding business with the goal of expanding the division to serve a growing portfolio of industrial customers with diverse requirements. Heading the appointees is Valentin Elistratov (pictured) as global commercial director. He joins the ...

  • Nissan 1m exports from Thailand
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    Nissan marks millionth export from Thailand

    2019-01-22T09:34:00Z

    Nissan has marked its millionth vehicle export from Thailand, 20 years after exports first began from the South-East Asian country. The millionth vehicle exported was a Terra premium SUV. Foreign sales by the OEM from Thailand began with a Frontier sent to Australia in 1999. Since then, Nissan’s Thai ...

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    Mitsubishi aims to expand production in Vietnam

    2018-11-20T16:27:44Z

    Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi Motors is looking to start building vehicles from the ground up in Vietnam, rather than just assembling knockdown kits there, its CEO, Osamu Masuko, has announced. The company wants to establish a parts industry and supply chain within the country to support the new approach. According to ...

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    Fuso to build CKD plant in Thailand

    2018-09-18T17:26:06Z

    Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has announced it will construct a complete knockdown (CKD) assembly plant in Thailand. In a first stage, the unit will put together Fuso’s heavy-duty FJ 2528C trucks, launched in Thailand earlier this year and designed for the rapidly growing construction sector. Work on ...

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    Brexit’s unaccustomed burdens

    2018-06-27T11:50:00Z

    Nine months before the UK’s planned departure from the European Union, uncertainty over customs arrangements is emerging as one of the major concerns of manufacturers – perhaps just as much, if not more so, than the prospect of tariffs and taxes. The risks and impacts from delays in logistics flows ...

  • Kerry Logistics Continental
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    Continental extends inbound deal with Kerry Logistics

    2018-05-02T11:50:35Z

    Kerry Logistics has secured a four-year extension to its contract with the tyre-making division of tier supplier Continental. The third-party logistics provider’s division in Germany will handle international ocean freight export of tyres and provide logistics services for Continental’s procurement of raw materials to production sites worldwide, mainly from Asia. ...

  • MitsubishiXpander
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    Mitsubishi begins large-scale exports from Indonesia

    2018-05-02T09:37:10Z

    Mitsubishi Motors has begun sending the Xpander small MPV abroad from its assembly plant in Bekasi, Indonesia. It is the first time the Japanese carmaker has exported vehicles on a large scale from the country. The OEM said the move had been made possible by strong support from the Indonesian ...

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    Mazda trebles Thai engine plant capacity

    2018-01-23T16:45:07Z

    Mazda Motor has added an engine machining operation at its MPMT powertrain factory in Chomburi, Thailand, to increase engine production capacity there from 30,000 to 100,000 units a year. The move, which has involved a 22.1 billion yen ($200m) investment, will support the Japanese carmaker's plan to make the facility ...