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  • AL China conference

    News » China’s automotive market is heading for change

    April 17th 2019   China’s economy is entering a new phase of steady rather than rapid expansion and the automotive industry may have to accept that the days of exponential growth could be at an end, delegates were told at today’s Automotive Logistics Global Shanghai conference. Yet GDP remains relatively high – predicted to reach up to 6.4% […]
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  • Road transport

    News » Daimler deals with trucking’s dying demographic

    April 17th 2019 Lab1886 is Daimler’s independent ‘innovation lab’, tasked with researching and developing new business models around mobility with the aim of bringing them to market at speed. Digital services have higher margins than Daimler’s traditional business and are an area the company is keen to pursue. Lab1886 has offices in Beijing, Berlin, Stuttgart and Atlanta. It […]
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  • Augmented reality

    Intelligence » Reality check

    April 15th 2019 From enhanced design and manufacturing processes to novel staff training and apprenticeship programmes, the use of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in industrial applications is growing. In the automotive logistics sector, a number of vehicle-makers and logistics service providers have been prompted to investigate the potential of technology such as glasses or goggles […]
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  • Electric vehicles

    News » Electra Meccanica ships Solo from China to North America

    April 15th 2019 Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker, Electra Meccanica Vehicle, has signed a contract with Crane Worldwide Logistics to move its single-passenger, three-wheel Solo model from its assembly plant in Chongqing to the ports of Los Angeles in the US and Vancouver, Canada. “We chose Crane Worldwide Logistics because they showed great care and attention to detail […]
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  • People moves

    News » Floridia to head Gefco’s Innovation Factory

    April 15th 2019 Logistics provider Gefco has appointed Valérie Floridia (pictured) as director of the company’s Innovation Factory. Launched last year, the internal incubator offers employees worldwide an opportunity to propose and develop innovative ideas to help drive the group’s growth. As director Floridia will be responsible for encouraging new ideas and helping convert them into fully operational […]
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  • People moves

    News » Dudek replaces Fondevilla at Ceva Logistics

    April 10th 2019 Antonio Fondevilla Martinez (pictured), has left Ceva Logistics to take up a new role as chief commercial officer at Spanish logistics provider Grupo Sesé. Dave Dudek has taken over his role as executive vice-president of the global automotive and tyre sector. Dudek has been with Ceva for ten years, most recently as head of staff […]
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  • Electric vehicles

    News » Volkswagen seals lithium deal

    April 10th 2019 Volkswagen has signed a letter of intent with Ganfeng Lithium of Jiangxi province, China, to provide lithium to the OEM and its suppliers for the next ten years. With the vehicle electrification boom expected to more than double lithium demand by 2023, the carmaker views the agreement with Ganfeng as an important milestone in supply […]
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  • SMMT Connected 2019

    News » Safety and security as first principles of connected cars

    April 9th 2019 As vehicles and their users become more digitally connected, there are increasing concerns about how personal information is used and monetised. While the analysis of private data can (and will) improve safety for both drivers of smart vehicles and pedestrians, one of the questions raised at last week’s SMMT Connected 2019 event in London, UK […]
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  • Manufacturing moves

    News » Continental rolls out expansion in Germany

    April 8th 2019 German tyre manufacturer Continental has extended its logistics centre in Gross-Rohrheim in Germany to 34,000 sq.m to cater to growing market demand. The 7,000 sq.m increase, equal to a 25% enlargement of the total space, includes an expanded small parts warehouse, with more than 25,000 storage spaces, almost 20,000 more than before. This will ensure […]
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  • Mergers and acquisitions

    News » PSA continues spare parts expansion in China

    April 1st 2019 Groupe PSA has acquired a controlling interest in Longstar, an automotive parts wholesaler based in Fujian province, south-east China. With two main warehouses and 40 hub sites, Longstar delivers a catalogue of 10,000 parts from 18 international suppliers to 4,000 independent repairers. PSA says it will gain access to a “competitive, efficient distribution system meeting […]
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