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    SMMT calls for end to Brexit uncertainty

    2018-06-27T10:40:00Z

    The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has joined major manufacturers in calling for the British government to end uncertainty over the UK’s trading relationship with the European Union after Brexit, and to ensure the frictionless flow of parts and vehicles. Speaking at a press conference during the ...

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    Emissions legislation set to disrupt vehicle logistics

    2018-06-20T08:59:27Z

    European legislation aimed at achieving more accurate monitoring of emissions from passenger cars could cause disruption to logistics operations involving the storage and delivery of new vehicles, the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) has warned. As manufacturers phase out non-compliant older models, dealers are looking to sell existing stock ...

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    JLR to move Discovery assembly to Slovakia

    2018-06-13T10:07:53Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced it will move assembly of the Land Rover Discovery from its Solihull plant in the UK’s West Midlands to its soon-to-be-opened plant in Nitra, Slovakia. The move will mean job losses at the UK plant, as announced in April this year , but the ...

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    Turkish exports continue to rise

    2018-06-12T10:16:01Z

    Turkey’s automotive exports have risen 17% so far this year to reach a value of $13.9 billion, fresh figures from the Uludağ Automotive Industry Exporters' Association (OİB) have shown. In May – the country’s 28th month of continuous automotive export growth – automotive exports were worth $2.8 billion, up 8% ...

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    Clark seeks to reassure automotive sector on Brexit

    2018-05-16T17:15:00Z

    British business minister Greg Clark (pictured) has suggested the UK government wants to avoid any new trade friction over the processing and transporting of automotive products with the European Union after Brexit, despite open disagreement among cabinet ministers over what sort of customs arrangement should be put in place. ...

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    Gefco: Full of get up and go

    2018-05-15T17:13:49Z

    French transport and logistics provider Gefco started 2018 with an announcement in Paris that it was looking to cooperate more closely with its partners and customers . At the same time, the company said it was looking for international growth and new business as it continued to move beyond the ...

  • Andy Fitt, MD for Yusen Logistics UK
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    Yusen Logistics UK appoints Fitt as MD

    2018-05-10T17:07:41Z

    Andy Fitt (pictured) has taken over as managing director of Yusen Logistics UK, replacing Kevin Appleton who has moved to the role of chairman at the company. Fitt, previously deputy MD at Yusen, has been at the logistics services provider for three years, after moving from Norbert Dentressangle UK in ...

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    Being Pragmatic about tracking

    2018-04-30T16:05:37Z

    Assigning materials and components an individual identity that can be tracked easily and reliably from the goods-inward stage through production to delivery to the customer, and even throughout their lifespan, is a fundamental element of effective logistics. In a high-volume environment such as mainstream automotive manufacturing, this will mean that ...

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    Trusting the market will stay afloat

    2018-04-26T09:42:00Z

    European vehicle-handling ports saw growth in vehicle vehicle volumes in 2017, however geo-political worries – not least Brexit – is causing concerns. Ports continue to invest but there are worries over future volumes and capacity levels. 

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    DB Cargo UK announces top appointments

    2018-04-24T16:24:57Z

    Rail freight operator DB Cargo UK has appointed Dirk Nolte (pictured) as chief operating officer (COO). Nolte, who has substantial experience in business process re-engineering and improvement, has spent 24 years in various industries managing large-scale international projects from scoping to implementation. The company has also announced the appointment of ...

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    Nissan axes jobs as UK diesel sales plunge

    2018-04-24T16:03:20Z

    Nissan is to reduce the workforce at its Sunderland factory in the north-east of England amid operational changes, with hundreds of jobs reportedly being axed as the company adjusts to declining demand for diesel models across Europe. The company’s announcement comes only a week after Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) ...

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    Jaguar Land Rover to cut production jobs in UK

    2018-04-17T08:42:06Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has confirmed that it will shed 1,000 agency staff jobs at its Solihull plant in the UK Midlands over the next two years because of “continuing headwinds impacting the car industry”. The carmaker, which is the UK's biggest producer, confirmed that in March sales were down ...

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    JCB adopts Apex system for better inventory control

    2018-04-16T23:34:24Z

    Construction equipment manufacturer JCB has adopted new software to better manage inventory at its main plant in Uttoxeter, UK. The system allows managers, via point-of-use devices, to control access to stock and know who uses what, when and where, according to its supplier, Apex Supply Chain Technologies of the US. ...

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    Mercedes-Benz: Taking an end-to-end approach

    2018-04-12T17:23:00Z

    It may have taken Mercedes-Benz around 120 years to reach 1m cars per year, breaching the mark around the turn of the 21stcentury. However, the recent surge in growth of the brand has seen it rise by around 1m units in sales and production in just five years, with passenger ...

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    Ford targets independent workshops with new UK aftermarket service

    2018-04-10T15:12:04Z

    Ford has announced a new aftermarket service called Parts Plus that will make it the first OEM to offer a full range of parts directly to independent repairers in the UK. The direct sales channel for trade parts is also a first for Ford globally.The company is planning to establish ...

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    Siemens to boost 3D printing in UK

    2018-03-28T12:17:49Z

    German technology and engineering giant Siemens plans to more than treble 3D printing hardware at its British operation, Materials Solutions in Worcester, opening up the possibility of serial production of printed parts. The company is investing £27m ($38.3m) in a new building, due to open in September, that will let ...

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    Ford partners with fashion chain Next on UK car sales

    2018-03-28T11:50:46Z

    Ford’s UK operation has signed a partnership with fashion retailer Next to increase the range of sales outlets for its vehicles.The carmaker will open a five-car showroom at a refurbished Next store in the Arndale shopping centre in Manchester. Test drives will be available and new cars can be handed ...

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    ACEA warns of assembly line stoppages after Brexit

    2018-03-21T12:59:16Z

    Whole production lines could come to halt in the automotive industry, if customs checks are introduced after Britain leaves the EU, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has warned. The sector body issued its warning ahead of a summit on March 22nd at which EU leaders (minus the UK), are ...

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    Dana and GKN to combine powertrain operations

    2018-03-13T10:40:39Z

    US tier one supplier Dana and British engineering company GKN have agreed to bring their two powertrain businesses together in a $6.1 billion deal. Dana and GKN said the combined business, which had pro forma sales of $13.4 billion last year, would be the global leader in vehicle drive systems ...

  • Kerry Delaney
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    Delaney named as commercial director at CML

    2018-02-27T17:43:44Z

    UK warehousing and logistics provider Core Management Logistics (CML) has announced the appointment of Kerry Delaney (pictured) as its commercial director. Delaney, who has been settling into the role over the last couple of months, was previously head of operations at Syncreon Automotive and spent 13 years prior to that ...