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    Škoda deploys autonomous robots at Kvasiny

    2018-10-23T15:45:11Z

    Škoda Auto is deploying autonomous robots at its small parts warehouse at Kvasiny in the Czech Republic to work alongside its employees and make parts sorting and delivery more efficient. The use of the robots is part of the carmaker’s efforts to digitalise production processes under its 2025 Strategy, ...

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    Gefco opens sequencing warehouse in Liverpool with a view to the future

    2017-10-11T12:51:10Z

    Transport and logistics provider Gefco has opened a £10m ($13.2m) warehouse and sequencing centre in Speke near Liverpool, in the UK which is currently supplying components to Jaguar Land Rover’s plant in nearby Halewood. At an event held to mark the opening last week Gefco executives talked about the latest ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to invest $1bn in the US for EV production and logistics

    2017-09-27T10:22:09Z

    Mercedes-Benz has announced that most of the $1 billion it plans to invest in the US to expand its industrial footprint is slated for the future production of electric vehicles, alongside an expansion of its logistics activities in the country. The company plans to produce SUV models under its electric ...

  • General Motors today announced plans to open a new supplier park to support future vehicle production at its Arlington Assembly.  The new park is expected to house up to 1,250 employees, including mor
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    GM begins work on supplier and logistics park in Arlington

    2017-06-21T11:52:25Z

    [Updated June 22nd] GM will open a new supplier park and logistics centre next to its assembly plant in Arlington, Texas in 2018 as part of its $1 billion investment in US operations announced earlier this year. Arlington City Council has approved economic incentives to facilitate a $250m redevelopment ...

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    Yusen Logistics launches TSG and renames warehouse division

    2017-03-31T21:43:26Z

    Third-party logistics provider Yusen Logistics (Americas) has set up a group to provide customised cross-border and associated consolidation as well as transport services between the US and Mexico. According to the company, the Transportation Solutions Group (TSG) will focus on three areas. The first is the provision of “specialised and ...

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    BMW to develop new $31m distribution centre in South Africa

    2017-03-29T20:31:45Z

    German carmaker, BMW has announced a R400m ($31m) investment in a South Africa regional distribution centre, about 55km from its Rosslyn plant near Pretoria. Local company, Attacq will be developing the 32,000sq.m distribution centre at the Waterfall mixed-use development in Midrand. Distribution is expected to start by mid-2018, for an ...

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    Ekol Logistics enters Slovenia

    2017-03-29T20:18:59Z

    Turkish transport and logistics provider Ekol Logistics has officially entered its 15th country with the establishment of a local branch in Slovenia. "Ekol Slovenia will provide services of international and domestic FTL [full truckload] and groupage transport,” said Miha Ulcar, manager of the Slovenian branch. The company, which will be ...

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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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    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 distributed In this story... Hatfield sets the standard ...

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    Mercedes-Benz Trucks expands contract with Ceva in Brazil

    2017-02-14T11:57:17Z

    Mercedes-Benz has extended its contract with Ceva Logistics in Brazil covering inbound and aftermarket services for its Juiz de Fora assembly facility in Minais Gerais. The deal means a three-year extension to its existing contract with Ceva, which covers materials handling, line feeding and external warehousing. However, the latest deal ...

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    P3 predicts a buoyant 2017 after surge in developments last year

    2017-02-01T10:51:27Z

    Pan-European logistics property developer P3 has reported a surge in new property developments last year, leaving it with a portfolio of 165 buildings across nine countries totalling 3.5m sq.m. During 2016, the firm completed 15 new warehouses totalling 320,000 sq.m – nearly three times the amount of the previous year. ...

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    New MD of warehousing and distribution at Broekman Logistics

    2016-12-12T16:29:02Z

    Willem Jan van Amersfoort (pictured) has been appointed managing director of warehousing and distribution at Broekman Logistics. After joining the Rotterdam-headquartered company earlier this year, van Amersfoort was already operationally responsible for all warehouse locations, but following the departure of Jacques Klein Kramer, he has now taken on commercial responsibility ...

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    Global Logistics Properties initiates strategic review

    2016-12-07T15:38:29Z

    Worldwide logistics facilities provider Global Logistics Properties (GLP) has announced a strategic review and appointed JP Morgan as its financial advisor. The review comes after the Singapore-listed company’s largest shareholder, GIC Real Estate, requested the process in the interests of enhancing shareholder value. “As part of the strategic review, the ...

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    Mahindra launches $22m warehouse in Jaipur

    2016-11-22T17:15:16Z

    India’s Mahindra has officially inaugurated its first spare-parts warehouse in north India. The 4.5-hectare facility is situated within the 1,200-hectare Mahindra World City (MWC) industrial hub in Jaipur and will provide parts for the company’s automotive and farm equipment businesses in the north and northwest regions. A total of 150 ...

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    Michelin picks Kuehne + Nagel to manage Polish warehouse

    2016-11-16T15:32:39Z

    Logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel has taken over the management of Michelin’s logistics centre in Warsaw, Poland as part of a global contract logistics ‘master agreement’ recently signed between the two companies. Kuehne + Nagel is bringing in a new warehouse management system and will use it to manage receipt ...

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    Singapore’s GIC to buy P3 Logistic Parks for €2.4 billion

    2016-11-09T10:10:27Z

    Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, GIC, has agreed to buy P3 Logistics Parks from TPG Real Estate and Ivanhoé Cambridge for €2.4 billion ($2.6 billion). The two companies acquired European-focused company in 2013 and acquisitions since then have helped it double the size of its portfolio. Lee Kok Sun, chief investment ...

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    DB Schenker to manage aftermarket warehousing for VW in India

    2016-10-14T15:57:57Z

    DB Schenker’s Indian unit has begun managing aftermarket warehouse operations for Volkswagen Group in the National Capital Region (NCR) and in Bangalore. Schenker India is responsible for receiving, binning, picking, packing and dispatch of VW, Audi, Skoda, Porsche and Lamborghini spare parts and accessories in the warehouse. The 27,000 sq.km ...

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    Michelin to build major tyre distribution centre in South Carolina

    2016-09-28T13:07:19Z

    French Tyremaker Michelin has confirmed plans to build a highly automated, $270m distribution centre close to Spartanburg, South Carolina to store and deliver tyres for passenger vehicles, heavy trucks and agricultural equipment in North America. The distribution centre will include five buildings representing a total of around 3.3m sq.ft (306,600 ...

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    TGW Logistics provides Mekonomen with spare parts warehouse systems

    2016-09-18T13:18:28Z

    Nordic-based spare parts supplier Mekonomen has signed a multi-year contract with TGW Logistics for the provision of material handling services at its newly consolidated warehouse in Strängnäs, Sweden. TGW Logistics will manage picking and consolidation across a wide range of parts. As part of the deal TGW will provide a ...

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    The new industrial age – are you prepared?

    2016-08-15T15:02:07Z

    The impact of automation on society in general and on industry in particular – especially the automotive and logistics sectors – is growing, suggests Dr Julian Francis (pictured) In Britain and all over the Western world, large numbers of people feel the system is no longer working for them. Globalisation ...