All Tier suppliers articles

  • Insignia-Fertigung im Opel-Werk Rüsselsheim, Februar 2017
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    Opel tasks Gefco with further cost reduction

    2018-10-24T09:17:37Z

    Opel/Vauxhall has renewed its fourth-party logistics (4PL) contract with Gefco for a further four years, starting in January, tasking it with finding further cost reduction measures and intensifying its optimisation and network engineering activities.Gefco’s 4PL Solutions division provides services for Opel/Vauxhall across Europe and Turkey, including the management of 220 ...

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    A race against time for the UK car sector

    2018-10-17T12:26:24Z

    It is still very uncertain what the UK’s exit from the European Union is going to look like at the end of March 2019 but it is going to have a big impact on the automotive industry whatever it looks like. At this year’s Automotive Logistics UK summit, major carmakers ...

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    Strike action hits Scania V8 supply

    2018-07-10T18:18:17Z

    Scania has been unable to fulfil customer orders for more than 2,000 trucks with V8 engines because of a strike at an unnamed supplier of cast engine components. Sales of industrial and marine V8 engines are also affected. The strike began on June 14 and follows a spell earlier this ...

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    Conference report: Attracting a talent for disruption

    2017-09-26T13:44:55Z

    Given the pace of change in digital technology the automotive logistics sector may not know exactly where it will be in ten years but it knows it is going somewhere different and that a risk-to-fail attitude is essential in adopting supply chain strategies for the future. What it cannot risk, ...

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    Lear to build just-in-time seat facility in Flint to supply local GM plant

    2017-08-30T12:11:54Z

    Seat and electrics supplier, Lear Corporation, plans to build a manufacturing facility in Flint, Michigan to supply seats on a just-in-time basis to General Motors’ local assembly plant. Lear, which did not disclose the size of the investment, will begin construction of the 14,865 sq.m facility this autumn at the ...

  • Kirill Nikoda, analyst at Gazprombank’s Economic Forecasting Centre
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    Russia summit: Dealing with the reality of a slow recovery

    2017-07-11T15:51:00Z

    Confidence is gradually returning to the Russian automotive market with sales and production showing definite signs of life after a tough period of retrenching and divestment. Sanctions remain but many at this year’s Automotive Logistics Russia conference in Moscow felt that this was the time to invest in the market ...

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    Zhu moves to new role at Schaeffler Greater China

    2017-06-19T11:07:28Z

    Rui (Richard) Zhu has moved from his role as senior director of supply chain at Chery Jaguar Land Rover (CJLR) to take up a new position (effective June 16 th ) at the China division of tier one engine and drivetrain parts supplier, Schaeffler, as vice president of logistics. Zhu ...

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    Europe conference: Using logistics to compete across a digitalised aftermarket

    2017-06-13T10:00:28Z

    Consolidation among parts retailers and changing consumer habits are transforming Europe’s aftermarket, with logistics services both at risk and able to provide a competitive edge, writes Marcus WilliamsThe European automotive aftermarket and service parts business is in the midst of tremendous change, prompted by consolidation among major suppliers and distributors, ...

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    China conference: Fast lane to the future

    2017-04-18T23:20:37Z

    Looking to 2025 and beyond: (left to right) Automotive Logistics' Louis Yiakoumi; CFLP's Ma Zengrong; Continental's Andreas Subbe; Volvo Cars' Magnus Ödling; Automotive Logistics' Christopher LudwigThe Chinese automotive industry continues to climb to new heights both in quantity of volume and in quality of service. After a red-hot year ...

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    In-house competence propels Volvo and Continental’s logistics

    2017-04-18T18:55:12Z

    The inbound supply chain in China continues to develop at a fast pace, and getting to grips with the complexity around supply locations, regulations and production shifts is a significant task. For some manufacturers, including Volvo Cars and tier one supplier Continental, increasing in-house management resources and tools have been ...

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    Parts maker Gestamp takes 'next natural step' with Spanish IPO

    2017-03-15T11:30:16Z

    Spanish automotive parts maker Gestamp has announced its intention to list on the Spanish stock exchanges, putting certain existing shares currently held by the controlling shareholder, the Riberas family, up for sale. Founded in 1997, the company has 98 production facilities in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. It ...

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    Former Tesla CPO plans gigafactory-style European battery plant in Scandinavia

    2017-03-08T15:25:59Z

    Peter Carlsson, who was chief purchasing officer (CPO) at electric carmaker Tesla until 2015, is seeking investment to build Europe's largest electric battery manufacturing plant to to serve carmakers and other industries. While the exact location has yet to be determined, the Swedish executive has plans for a plus-32GWh production ...

  • Engines
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    Yusen signs Germany to US engine block contract

    2017-03-08T05:46:43Z

    Third party logistics provider Yusen Logistics has been awarded a contract to move engine blocks from tier supplier Neue Halberg-Guss's (NHG) facility in Germany to an automotive manufacturing plant in Ohio. The total supply chain service will involve collections from NHG’s plant in Saarbrücken, plus stockholding and container build, followed ...

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    Sanden Manufacturing Poland centralises logistics in Polkowice

    2017-02-27T10:23:56Z

    The Polish division of Japanese automotive parts maker, Sanden Corporation, has leased a 6,500 sq.m warehouse next to its production facility in Polkowice for the handling of air conditioning compressor units. The warehouse was officially opened last week and Sanden Manufacturing Poland has leased it from property developer Panattoni Europe ...

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    Hirschmann Automotive adopts Axit digital procurement platform

    2017-02-10T12:04:27Z

    Hirschmann Automotive, a tier one supplier of wiring and cable technology, has adopted the AX4 platform from logistics IT provider Axit to manage procurement operations at its main production site in Rankwell, Austria. Axit specialises in cloud-based IT systems for the management of cross-company logistics processes. Up until now, Hirschmann ...

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    ThyssenKrupp adds to parts production in China and Hungary

    2017-02-08T10:34:15Z

    German tier supplier ThyssenKrupp has announced plans to build two new plants in China and Hungary to manufacture more than 11m springs and stabilisers a year. In China, the group will begin construction this year of a factory in Pinghu, near Shanghai, with output starting in 2018. The site will ...

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    Mexico conference: Nafta concerns slow supply chain investment

    2017-02-06T12:53:32Z

    Carmakers, tier suppliers and logistics providers are becoming increasingly cautious about investment in Mexico, downgrading some plans or holding back on decisions amid the uncertainty of Mexico’s future trade relations with the United States and potential changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). Mexico has been one of ...

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    Recticel ‘working with OEMs’ after fire shuts down Czech plant

    2017-02-03T17:12:06Z

    Interior parts manufacturer Recticel Group has said it is cooperating with carmakers after a recent fire and subsequent shutdown at its plant in Most, in the Czech Republic. The Belgian company declared force majeure at the plant on January 22 nd after a serious fire broke out in ...

  • Production of Nissan Juke and Qashqai at Nissan Sunderland Plan
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    For UK carmakers, ‘Global Britain’ may not be enough

    2017-01-26T19:56:35Z

    Production of Nissan Juke and Qashqai at Nissan Sunderland Plant The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the UK automotive trade body, has welcomed the UK government’s ambitions to develop new free trade deals that could benefit the automotive industry, including with large markets like the US and ...

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    BMW to subcontract additional X1 output to the Netherlands

    2017-01-25T12:37:47Z

    The VDL Nedcar contract manufacturing plant in the Netherlands will start assembly of the BMW X1 this August to serve local and global export markets, sharing output with BMW’s plant in Regensburg in south-east Germany, the carmaker has confirmed. By sharing production of the model at the Dutch plant, close ...