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    News » VW Truck & Bus partners with Hino Motors

    April 16th 2018 Germany’s Volkswagen Truck & Bus and Hino Motors of Japan, the Toyota division that makes trucks, buses and light commercial vehicles, have signed an agreement to cooperate in a range of fields including procurement, technology, logistics and transport. The companies are looking to work together on procuring products and non-product related material, and new technologies […]
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  • Aftermarket facility

    News » P3 to build facility in Italy for Lamborghini and Ducati parts

    October 11th 2017 Logistics property developer, P3 Logistic Parks, has won a tender to build a 30,000 sq.m warehouse near Bologna in Italy for Lamborghini and Ducati. The logistics facility will be the central European storage and distribution hub for the sports car and motorcycle companies’ respective genuine parts. The facility is P3’s first build-to-suit (BTS) warehouse project […]
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  • Spare parts

    News » JLR chooses Kuehne + Nagel to support aftermarket strategy in Europe

    June 14th 2017 [Updated June 16th] Jaguar Land Rover has contracted logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel to manage three service parts warehouses in France, Spain and Italy serving the European region. Kuehne + Nagel will also be providing transport management from a control tower in the UK and managing customer contact centres for Jaguar Land Rover retailers in […]
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  • Mergers and acquisitions

    News » Uni-Select acquires The Parts Alliance to break into UK aftermarket

    June 7th 2017 North American aftermarket parts distributor, Uni-Select, is making a foray into the UK market by purchasing The Parts Alliance from private equity group HgCapital in a transaction valued at £205m ($263m). According to Uni-Select, the Solihull-headquartered company is the number two distributor in the UK with about 7% of the total £4.1 billion market. Following […]
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  • Aftermarket parts

    News » Icahn Automotive Group to buy Precision Auto Care

    June 7th 2017 Icahn Automotive Group has offered $37m to buy US-based aftermarket service company, Precision Auto Care. Icahn Automotive Group, controlled by billionaire investor Carl Icahn’s investment company, will add more than 250 corporate-owned and franchised full service shops in the US via the acquisition. “Coupled with our existing footprint of more than 1,000 corporate-owned locations, as […]
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  • Port developments

    News » Duisport investing €15m in centre for DB Schenker to handle Mercedes van parts

    May 31st 2017 DB Schenker will be handling the global distribution of parts for Mercedes-Benz Vans from a logistics centre being built for it at the inland port complex in Duisburg, Germany. Duisburger Hafen (Duisport), which operates the inland port, is investing €15m ($16.8m) on the development which will involve a 25,000 sq.m industrial complex and 1,500 sq.m […]
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  • Aftermarket integrity

    News » Russia reveals plan to deal with counterfeit parts

    May 19th 2017 Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development has revealed it plans to force components makers to microchip their products to help crack down on the counterfeit parts trade in the country. Speaking at a recent meeting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, ministry spokesman Pavel Fink said that around half of the $40 billion automotive […]
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  • Service parts

    News » FCA opens $12.2m Mopar parts distribution centre in Winchester

    April 19th 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 […]
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  • People

    News » Top moves at Nissan’s logistics business in the US

    April 19th 2017 [Updated April 27] 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 […]
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  • News » Durant appointed senior VP for aftersales at VW America

    April 4th 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 […]
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