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    Uni-Select acquires The Parts Alliance to break into UK aftermarket

    2017-06-07T10:51:41Z

    North American aftermarket parts distributor, Uni-Select, is making a foray into the UK market by purchasing The Parts Alliance from private equity group HgCapital in a transaction valued at £205m ($263m). According to Uni-Select, the Solihull-headquartered company is the number two distributor in the UK with about 7% of the ...

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    Emirates SkyWheels service flies JLR vehicles to Chicago from Birmingham

    2017-05-24T09:18:09Z

    Emirates Airline’s freight division, SkyCargo, has announced a bespoke new service for Jaguar Land Rover, flying finished vehicles from the UK’s Birmingham airport to Chicago in the US. Logistics provider Metro Shipping coordinated the service, with the first flight taking place last week. The company has a specialist automotive division ...

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    BCA appoints Wolfgang Reinhold as head of Europe division

    2017-05-23T15:26:26Z

    UK-based finished vehicle services provider BCA has appointed Wolfgang Reinhold as divisional CEO for Europe. He will take up the position on May 29th. Reinhold has extensive experience in the remarketing and leasing sectors, having spent the last 28 years at fleet management company LeasePlan Group. His last role at ...

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    Barnes Logistics orders 15 new trailers

    2017-05-17T17:21:42Z

    UK logistics and warehousing company Barnes Logistics is adding 15 new trailers to its fleet as it continues to benefit from a strong local automotive production sector. The company serves the UK’s motor manufacturing industry, providing Just In Time sequenced deliveries direct to lineside at major OEM's throughout the country. ...

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    UK and EU supply chain managers make early plans for Brexit

    2017-05-17T16:43:45Z

    Large numbers of supply chain managers in the UK and mainland Europe are already looking for local firms to work with ahead of Britain’s looming exit from Europe, a survey by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has shown.Almost a third (32%) of UK supply chain managers surveyed ...

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    DHL in the UK: staying ahead of automotive change

    2017-05-11T12:20:48Z

    Despite uncertainty surrounding the UK’s departure from the EU, planned investments in new models and manufacturing should keep the country’s vehicle production networks competitive and growing. Overall investment has fallen since the ‘Brexit’ vote last June, but volume has, at least until very recently, grown strongly. Light vehicle sales reached ...

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    Bristol begins UK vehicle exports to US with WWL

    2017-05-09T12:19:23Z

    A new weekly ro-ro service is shipping Jaguar Land Rover, Mini and construction equipment from the UK's port of Bristol to the east and west coasts of the US. The first consignment was loaded aboard WWL's MV Theben on April 29th, with the first call being at the US ...

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    BMW recognises Fullers for aftermarket services

    2017-05-03T15:57:50Z

    BMW has awarded warehousing and distribution provider Fullers Logistics with a Gold Award for the third consecutive year for services provided at its Dealer Metro Distribution Centre (DMDC) in Slough in the UK. Fullers Logistics operates the service parts centre on behalf of BMW and manages the dispatch up to ...

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    Rail used in first shipment of commercial vehicles from China to UK

    2017-04-26T14:12:22Z

    A trial shipment of commercial vehicles from Dongfeng Sokon (DSFK) arrived in Portbury, UK, last week all the way from Chengdu in China. While the shipment was modest – including just seven containerised vehicles being delivered to the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham – the mode of delivery was significant ...

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    Eddie Stobart raises £122m in AIM listing

    2017-04-26T11:38:16Z

    Eddie Stobart Logistics (ESL) has officially begun trading on London’s AIM market after raising £122m ($155m). The company first announced its intention to list last month. The shares were offered at £1.60 a share, valuing the company at £572.7m on admission. In total 245m shares were sold for £392m, with ...

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    Cloud-based system helps Suzuki GB move to real-time ETAs

    2017-04-19T23:44:50Z

    Sovereign Business Integration Group has signed a five-year deal with Suzuki in the UK to provide the company with its EML cloud-based logistics management system.The UK-based company’s EML system covers the end-to-end logistics chain and is specifically designed for finished vehicle logistics.As a result, Suzuki dealers in the UK will ...

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    Groupe CAT takes full ownership of Carlson Vehicle Transfer

    2017-04-19T23:28:35Z

    Groupe CAT has announced the latest acquisition in its consolidation spree, buying the 50% in UK firm Carlson Vehicle Transfer (CVT) that it did not already own for an undisclosed sum. The stake was acquired from founder Carl Richardson, who will still provide support to the company, according to a ...

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    McLaren Automotive appoints Ludmann as new COO

    2017-04-18T19:00:01Z

    Jens Ludmann (pictured) has been named as McLaren Automotive’s first chief operating officer since Mike Flewitt, the supercar maker’s current CEO, was promoted from the position almost three years ago.Ludmann was most recently executive vice-president at FEV, the powertrain and vehicle engineering company, where he was responsible for the company’s ...

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    In these uncertain days, supply chain reaction times are critical

    2017-04-05T16:52:01Z

    Given current political and economic uncertainties, there may be many twists and turns in the track ahead... making it all the more important that supply chains can plan and react with real efficiency Strip the global outlook to pure numbers, and the story for the automotive industry is quite positive. ...

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    Eddie Stobart estimates £550m-plus value post IPO

    2017-03-29T20:07:33Z

    UK transport and logistics provider, Eddie Stobart, has announced its intention to raise £130m ($163m) and list on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market, which supports smaller growing companies. The company is targeting a market capitalisation on admission in excess of £550m. CEO Alex Laffey said: "Eddie Stobart is widely ...

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    Article 50 triggers worry over UK automotive supply chain

    2017-03-29T17:08:50Z

    As the UK officially kicked off the two-year process of leaving the European Union today (March 29th), a number of trade bodies, manufacturers and analysts have again issued warnings about the risks that would face the British and European automotive supply chains, should the UK leave without securing full access ...

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    Unipart invests in digital technology to meet 'disruptive and dislocating' pace of change

    2017-03-27T15:33:13Z

    UK parts manufacturer and logistics provider, Unipart Group, has used the announcement of its annual financial results to highlight a number of investments in digital technology covering inventory control, distribution and sequencing management. Last year the company's turnover was up 3.5% to £747.7m ($934m), up on £722.5m in 2015, and ...

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    Toyota invests in UK plant but warns on post-Brexit tariffs

    2017-03-20T16:06:04Z

    Toyota has announced plans to invest £240m ($297m) in its UK-based car plant to enable vehicle production using its new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, while also promoting UK supply chain efficiencies. It is the latest new investment decision by a major carmaker following last year’s referendum in which ...

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    Under PSA, Brexit and imported parts could put Vauxhall plants at risk

    2017-03-07T03:28:37Z

    The long-term fate of Vauxhall post-Brexit, and as a part of French carmaker PSA Group, has become less clear because of uncertainties over how trade barriers could impact its supply chain and its role in the combined PSA-Opel production network. PSA's €1.3 billion ($1.47 billion) acquisition from GM agreed ...

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    E-commerce automation: Ocado bags a revolution

    2017-02-23T13:55:36Z

    Many in automotive logistics like to think they’re at the cutting edge of automation and information technology. But as grocery e-retailer Ocado demonstrates, those in the car sector could learn a lot from the way other products are being handled and distributedIn this story... Hatfield sets the standard Busy bees ...