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  • FCA opens $12.2m Mopar parts distribution centre in Winchester

    April 19, 2017

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in the US has invested $12.2m to open a parts distribution centre (PDC) in Winchester, Virginia. The 37,000 sq.m facility will handle 9.2m items annually across 50,000 part numbers and serve 200 dealers, mainly in the Mid-Atlantic region. The 37,000 sq.m facility is the first of two PDCs the carmaker is …

  • Top moves at Nissan’s logistics business in the US

    April 19, 2017

    There has been an executive shift around at Nissan Motor in the US, following Scott Mize’s move to become senior general manager at Nissan Trading Corporation USA. Mize (pictured) was senior manager of purchasing, transportation and logistics at the carmaker, a role he held for almost two years, having moved there in May 2015 from …

  • Durant appointed senior VP for aftersales at VW America

    April 4, 2017

    David Durant (pictured) has been appointed as senior vice-president for aftersales at Volkswagen America. He will report to Hinrich Woebcken, who was appointed head of the North America region in April last year. The 50-year old Durant will oversee all Volkswagen brand aftersales activities, which include developing and implementing strategies for the parts and accessories …

  • Seat: A megatruckload of progress

    March 30, 2017

    Seat’s supply chain leaders open up about rail infrastructure, the carmaker’s use of automation and its service parts network In this story… Seat’s European network Multimodal and connected Aftersales in motion Seat has been emblematic of Spain’s automotive ups and downs over the past decade. It suffered badly during the country’s severe recession following the 2008 …

  • Unipart invests in digital technology to meet ‘disruptive and dislocating’ pace of change

    March 27, 2017

    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 it ended 2016 with a …

  • Investigation finds lack of competition in Mexican rail interconnections

    March 22, 2017

    The investigative arm of Mexico’s competition commission (COFECE) has suggested there is a lack of competition in interconnection services by the major companies operating the country’s railway network. The unit has just released the preliminary findings of an investigation into the matter following a claim by an unnamed party last year. Kansas City Southern Mexico …

  • Ritchie Kim takes over as CEO of Glovis Europe

    February 15, 2017

    Glovis Europe, the logistics division of Hyundai Glovis established in 2006, has appointed Soo Chul Kim (Ritchie) as its new CEO. He replaces Suk Yong Kim (Sean), who steps down from the role after seven years and is retiring from the company. Ritchie Kim (pictured) moves from his role as CEO of Glovis Turkey. He …

  • Mercedes-Benz Trucks expands contract with Ceva in Brazil

    February 14, 2017

    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 also includes two new agreements that will …

  • Yusen Logistics expands services for automotive in Mexico

    February 14, 2017

    Yusen Logistics has opened a new facility near Celaya, in Mexico, that will provide a range of services for inbound parts shipments to the growing automotive industry in the Bajio region. The site will also function as the headquarters of Yusen Logistics Mexico. The 5,000 sq.m warehouse, which will officially open on February 22nd, is …

  • Police recover stolen Jaguar Land Rover engines

    February 13, 2017

    Police have recovered the engines stolen late last month from a Jaguar Land Rover facility in Solihull, UK. West Midlands police have also arrested four men on suspicion of conspiracy to steal, according to a statement. All four have been bailed pending further enquiries. The news comes just under two weeks after thieves stole two …