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  • Russia conference: Quality is more important than ever for Toyota

    July 5, 2016

    The decline in Russian vehicles sales means a fewer of them are being moved around. That means there is now time to focus on installing better quality processes in transport services, according to Alexey Kokotkin, manager logistics, vehicles, Toyota Motor Russia (pictured), who was speaking at last week’s Automotive Logistics Russia conference. Kokotkin took delegates …

  • Russia conference: The long road to recovery

    June 29, 2016

    For the past several years, Russia’s economy and automotive industry have been facing a ‘perfect storm’. Practically everything that could happen to hurt the sector and its consumers has done so, whether it be the decrease in energy prices (upon which the Russian economy is highly dependent), a significant currency depreciation, economic sanctions or difficult …

  • Russia conference: Practical proposals for the long term

    July 1, 2015

    Discussions at this year’s Automotive Logistics Russia conference in Moscow moved across a range of subjects from the importance of survival and preparing for growth during a difficult economic slump to the importance of localisation and what needs to be done in terms of simplifying some of the more arcane procedures governing imports and exports …

  • Russia conference: learning to grin and bear it

    June 26, 2015

    The Russian market has fallen to its lowest level since the global economic crisis, and manufacturers and logistics providers may face a long road to recovery. However, more than 150 delegates at the Automotive Logistics Russia conference made it clear that they remain committed to the market. Christopher Ludwig and Marcus Williams report from Moscow …

  • Russia conference: Toyota improves quality in a time of crisis

    June 26, 2015

    Toyota is not alone in seeing its vehicle sales in Russia at a low ebb, but for Alexey Kokotkin (pictured), manager of vehicle logistics at Toyota Motor Russia, the time is ripe for making quality improvements in its outbound logistics processes. Sales have dropped from 2.49m units in 2014 to 1.5m and even an optimistic …

  • Russia conference: Russian manufacturers will miss localisation targets

    June 24, 2015

    The depreciation of the rouble has had a devastating impact on the Russian automotive industry, pushing up the price of imported products, including vehicles and parts, while hurting household incomes. However, the fall in value has also impacted manufacturers’ attempts to reach supply localisation targets agreed with the government.  Failure on the part of the …

  • Logistics to play important role in Renault-Nissan control of AvtoVaz

    July 2, 2014

    Renault-Nissan has completed a deal to take full control of Russian carmaker AvtoVAZ, which makes the Lada brand of passenger vehicles, in a deal worth $742m. Renault initially paid around $1 billion for 25% in AvtoVaz back in 2008 and agreed to take majority ownership of the Russian carmaker in December 2012. The Alliance now …

  • Russia at a standstill

    June 26, 2014

    The market continues to fall, while transport capacity is exiting the market at an alarming rate. Even with prospects for long-term growth, the lack of investment could mean Russia will struggle to move the goods again when customers return to show rooms. We report from the Automotive Logistics Russia conference in Moscow.       …

  • CTM and Lohr offer efficiencies for the backhaul

    June 26, 2014

    Constrained by low rates and a need for investment, road haulers are looking for greater efficiencies from their fleets in Russia. One area for savings that still appears to be staring the industry in the face is empty backhauls, according to Bill Pawluk, CEO of Convertible Trailer Manufacturing Worldwide (CTM). Speaking at last week's Automotive …

  • Ro-ro providers dealing with fragmented trade flows

    June 26, 2014

    Ocean carriers providing services for vehicle import and export to Russia have a lot more to think about in the current climate. Global trade routes continue to fragment, there is a growth in intra-regional supply and vessel sizes are increasing as the industry seeks greater efficiencies by moving larger volumes. There is also the looming …