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    Priority Freight recognised for crisis-management project

    2017-01-30T12:56:30Z

    Time-critical logistics provider Priority Freight has been recognised with a Specialist Services Award from the British International Freight Association (BIFA) after a complex crisis-management project that involved moving a component production operation from the UK to the US to prevent supplies to numerous carmakers from being suspended. Priority Freight MD ...

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    It may not be popular, but collaboration is still the only smart option

    2017-01-26T12:35:01Z

    Despite the rise in populist protectionism so clearly underlined by the UK's recent vote to leave the EU and Donald Trump's surprising US election win, working together remains the only sensible way forward Supply chain experts will spend 2017 dealing with the aftermath of the protectionist sentiments that helped propel ...

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    Automotive and logistics in focus for UK industrialisation strategy

    2017-01-25T16:09:06Z

    UK prime minister Theresa May’s plan for the future of British industry following the country’s exit from the European Union (EU) has included guidance on the development of its “world-leading” automotive sector. However, while the 132-page plan gives an approximation of where its competitiveness should be enhanced, the real ...

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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 ...

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    Peugeot launches online car sales in UK

    2017-01-23T18:01:46Z

    Peugeot has decided to launch a comprehensive online car-buying service in the UK. The company claims it is the first time every step of the buying process – including financing and establishing a guaranteed price for part exchanges – can be completed in one go over the internet. “With no ...

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    Mercedes-Benz UK recognised for apprenticeship programme

    2017-01-23T14:50:44Z

    Mercedes-Benz UK has been recognised as the Large Employer of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards in London. The awards, now in their 13 th year, took place on January 20 th and recognise businesses that grow their own talent via apprenticeships. Apprentices who have made significant ...

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    BCA unveils new supply chain structure

    2017-01-23T10:24:36Z

    UK-based finished vehicle services provider BCA has restructured its supply chain operations to improve support for manufacturers and fleet operators. The new structure consists of four divisions: BCA Vehicle Services, which provides new vehicle services; BCA Fleet Solutions, which delivers fleet management, defleet and refurbishment services; BCA Automotive, which handles ...

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    Brexit: Why a nod of recognition is not enough to calm the nerves

    2017-01-18T17:44:54Z

    Insights from British prime minister Theresa May this week into how she sees the UK's exit from the European Union panning out have done little to address the main concerns of the automotive sector You might accuse the current British government of many things in its strategy for leaving the ...

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    UK car industry needs to avoid ‘cliff-edge’ in hard Brexit

    2017-01-18T15:45:48Z

    Fresh insights into prime minister Theresa May’s plans for the UK’s exit from the European Union have reignited concerns over just what deal can be struck and what terms of international trade will apply... Confirmation this week by UK prime minister Theresa May (pictured) that the country would leave the ...

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    Able secures BMW deal at Humber Port

    2017-01-10T16:08:04Z

    Able UK, which runs a vehicle storage and logistics terminal in the UK’s Humber Estuary, has signed a nine-year contract with the BMW Group. The deal will see the development of facilities including a 4,300 sq.m pre-delivery and inspection facility at the Able Humber Port. When completed at the end ...

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    Rolls-Royce to expand its technology and logistics centre

    2017-01-10T12:53:12Z

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has decided to expand its technology and logistics centre (TLC) in the UK, having first opened the 30,000 sq.m facility a year ago. Construction of the centre – located in Bognor Regis, eight miles from the company’s manufacturing base in Goodwood – was announced in September 2014 ...

  • UPS Freightex
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    UPS acquires UK-based road transport broker Freightex

    2017-01-10T10:52:08Z

    Global freight forwarding and logistics giant UPS has acquired UK-based Freightex for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition gives UPS a presence in the UK and European third-party logistics (3PL) road transport brokerage market.Freightex provides brokerage for truckload, less-than-truckload, specialised and refrigerated road transport services.In August 2015, UPS acquired North American ...

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    Cross-Channel freight: Trucks, tariffs and tunnel vision

    2017-01-06T17:24:24Z

    Automotive Logistics reports on vehicle and component movements between the UK and the rest of Europe in the post-Brexit climate The past year has brought freight movements between the UK and mainland Europe sharply into focus, including for automotive parts and finished vehicles. Britain’s vote to leave the European ...

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    JLR plans logistics centre near Solihull plant in the UK

    2017-01-04T16:11:24Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is planning to build a 90,000 sq.m logistics centre in Solihull, in the UK, to manage inbound parts to its facility at Lode Lane. The Lode Lane assembly plant –which makes Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover Sport, along with the Jaguar XE and F-Pace – ...

  • Year in review
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    2016 in review: takeovers, disputes and political upheaval

    2016-12-21T11:18:25Z

    The year 2016 may well go down as one of the most significant in recent history – not just politically but also for the automotive supply chain. Surprise voting results in the US and Europe have created significant uncertainty regarding global trade that may go on for years and is ...

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    Carmakers get another chance to lay out Brexit priorities

    2016-12-13T16:45:35Z

    David Davis, the UK’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union ( pictured, left ), has met with leaders of the UK automotive sector to discuss the car sector’s priorities as the UK heads towards the start of negotiations over its departure from the EU. Monday’s event, organised by ...

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    Pressure growing on UK supply chains

    2016-12-13T16:39:57Z

    Pressure on the UK’s logistics networks appears to be growing, according to the research behind a new index focusing on perceptions of resilience and funding in UK supply chains. Of 783 companies surveyed between late September and mid-October, around a third said pressure on their supply chain had worsened over ...

  • Hyundai
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    Hyundai to offer online car purchasing across the UK from January

    2016-12-07T14:00:46Z

    Carmaker Hyundai has announced the launch in January of a website in the UK allowing customers to purchase its vehicles and arrange finance online. While the company has provided smaller scale digital store options in the past, such as the one operated with Rockar and another in Madrid, this is ...

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    Acumen Distribution leases Merc trucks for inbound contracts

    2016-11-30T16:11:18Z

    Acumen Distribution, which provides transport and logistics services for the UK automotive industry, has taken delivery of 25 Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units to support growth in its inbound business. Acumen now has 40 tractor units specifically engaged in moving inbound parts for the automotive industry, confirmed a spokesperson for the ...

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    Dyer takes on CEO role at DHL Supply Chain UK as Watts retires

    2016-11-30T13:43:09Z

    Paul Dyer (pictured) will take over from Perry Watts as CEO of DHL Supply Chain UK from the beginning of next year. Dyer moves to the new role in January from his current position at DHL Supply Chain as president of global automotive and managing director at UKI Automotive and ...