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  • Al Cardona, BMW
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    China conference: preparing for the new and the old, for growth and decline

    2016-04-25T20:26:37Z

    The 11th annual Automotive Logistics China conference was held for the first time in the south-western city of Chengdu, a symbol of the automotive industry’s westward development and the centre of the revival of the old ‘Silk Road’ trade routes emphasised by the government’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ policy. Christopher ...

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    Volvo shifts V60 to Ghent but Torslanda will still supply parts

    2016-02-02T15:44:58Z

    Volvo Cars has said it will shift production of the V60 from its plant in Torslanda, Sweden to the Ghent plant in Belgium. The Ghent plant makes the V40, V40 Cross Country, XC60 and S60. The V60 shares parts with the latter two vehicles, which will make the transfer of ...

  • Audi Ray robots
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    Hands-free handling

    2015-07-20T08:00:39Z

    While it may lag behind other in-plant activities in its use of robotics, the quest to automate finished vehicle movement within factories and yards is well underway Companies including General Motors, Audi, BMW, Daimler, Volvo and Tesla – not to mention Google – have all promised that the autonomous car ...

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    China modes: No single way forward

    2015-07-14T08:00:48Z

    As the Chinese market faces slower growth, changing trade in ports, and the prospect of new trucking regulations, there is rising interest, as well as difficulty, in expanding rail and waterborne logistics China’s vehicle logistics industry is facing twin pressures. On one hand, the country’s production and sales of passenger ...

  • V60 Cross Country
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    Volvo extends customs brokerage contract with Ceva

    2015-07-13T12:40:40Z

    Volvo Cars North America has extended its contract with Ceva Logistics for customs brokerage services for a further two years. The agreement extends the initial one-year contract Volvo signed with Ceva in March 2014. “The decision to extend our contract with Ceva for customs brokerage services was straightforward, based upon ...

  • Volvo manufacturing plant Daqing, China
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    Volvo: Extending a 'second home' advantage

    2015-06-22T11:27:14Z

    After building a logistics management team from scratch in Europe, Volvo Car Group will do the same for its growing operations in China. Christopher Ludwig talks to Magnus Ödling, who will lead the transformation, including a tender later this year It could well be that 2014 will be looked on ...

  • Volvo_S60_Inscription
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    Volvo starts vehicle exports from China to US

    2015-05-27T14:11:04Z

    Volvo has started volume exports of the S60 Inscription sedan from its Chengdu plant in China to the US. The Inscription is a US-tailored version of the Volvo S60L sedan and this year the carmaker expects to ship 2,000 units of the model to the US. A spokesperson for Volvo ...

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    Geert Bruyneel moves to Asia role at Volvo Cars

    2015-05-20T13:40:36Z

    Geert Bruyneel, who is currently vice president of supplier quality and logistics at Volvo Cars, is moving to a new role at the carmaker in August this year as vice president for purchasing and manufacturing in Asia. His role in Europe will be taken over by Anders Svensson, who has ...

  • The all-new Volvo XC90
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    Volvo picks Charleston for first US plant citing logistics benefits

    2015-05-12T16:51:20Z

    Volvo Cars has chosen Berkley County in South Carolina as the place for its first US production facility, citing the location’s access to international ports and infrastructure as one of the influences on its decision. The carmaker also pointed to the area’s well-trained workforce, good investment environment and experience in ...

  • Cai Jin, CFLP
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    China conference: the big come to get stronger

    2015-04-17T07:40:51Z

    Speakers at the 12 th annual Automotive Logistics China conference pointed to efforts at both the government and industry level to improve services, become more efficient, market orientated, and international, particularly with growth slowing down. Christopher Ludwig and Rachael Hogg report from Shanghai There is no getting ...

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    China conference: building the road to logistics quality

    2015-04-15T09:57:24Z

    Slower growth but higher quality products, logistics and service. For the third straight year, speakers at the Automotive Logistics China conference – including Liu Xilong, deputy director of the economic operation bureau for transport and logistics at China’s influential National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC, pictured) – have pointed ...

  • Volvo Logistics
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    Volvo Cars to build US plant amid changing supply chain strategy

    2015-03-30T18:17:01Z

    The Volvo Car Group has announced that it will build its first manufacturing plant in the US, in a bid to become a truly global carmaker. In a statement Volvo indicated that it would spend around $500m, and would eventually produce at least 100,000 cars per year for both the ...

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    Pushing Europe's boundaries

    2015-03-24T10:43:27Z

    Many barriers prevent a truly international, borderless vehicle logistics service across European countries. However, carmakers and logistics providers are making progress toward integrated networks. Political, economic and diplomatic tensions are rising in Europe, with the escalating issues surrounding Russia and Ukraine, and looming threats of Greece crashing out of the ...

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    Europe conference: Are logistics companies ready for the future?

    2015-03-18T10:48:05Z

    At the end of a busy conference in Bonn, senior executives from Adam Opel, Volvo Car, PSA Peugeot Citroen, and Kia Motors joined a panel discussion with editor Christopher Ludwig and publisher Louis Yiakoumi to discuss how ready the logistics industry is for new technologies, whether that is driverless vehicles ...

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    Future visions of European automotive logistics

    2015-03-13T19:22:03Z

    Delegates gathered in Bonn, Germany for the annual Automotive Logistics Europe conference, where senior executives discussed the role of technology, e-commerce and globalisation in the automotive supply chain. Some of the forecasts were scary, although many foresee increasing complexity and opportunity – if logistics companies can keep up with the ...

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    Volvo increases exports from Gothenburg

    2015-03-11T15:28:42Z

    Volvo switches more exports to Gothenburg port Volvo Cars has switched its vehicle exports from Sweden to Finland, Russia and China from the port of Wallhamn to the port of Gothenburg. The move consolidates Volvo’s exports from Gothenburg with an additional annual volume of 30,000 cars. Gothenburg is Volvo’s main ...

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    E-commerce to car design: Amazon and ex-BMW design chief to headline Bonn

    2015-03-05T19:36:09Z

    For years, executives in the automotive industry have been asking why they can track the delivery of a gadget or book from Amazon down to the hour of arrival, and yet they can't see where expensive parts and vehicles are? Now they will have the chance to ask the source ...

  • Erik Volvo Cars Gent
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    ​Volvo's logistics processes contain some pearls of wisdom

    2015-02-09T11:44:12Z

    Back in 2010, China's Geely Cars bought Volvo Cars from Ford, leading to a huge period of change. Chinese billionaire Li Shufu, who now controls the OEM, wanted to globalise Volvo cars, move into China and learn what he could from the carmaker. Volvo didn't have a global footprint but ...

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    Last mile: Benefits on board

    2014-12-19T09:00:39Z

    A Swedish rail study suggests huge potential for stakeholders in track-and-trace collaboration for both railway and automotive logistics A pilot study involving the rail shipment of components to Volvo Cars’ Gothenburg assembly plant has shown the benefits of a significant increase in the use of RFID for freight rail in ...

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    Shipping focus: Capacity in the balance

    2014-12-17T12:19:05Z

    Ocean carriers face increasing trade and regulatory complexity to go with a volatile global market. However, many are investing in larger, more efficient vessels The balance of supply and demand for capacity is a tricky objective for ocean car carriers to achieve. For the most part, the leading carriers succeed ...