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  • People moves

    News » Mark Stanyer appointed MD at ProAct International

    January 11th 2019 Mark Stanyer has joined supply chain and logistics software expert, ProAct International, as MD. He moves from his role as IT director at the Office for Nuclear Regulation and brings 30 years’ experience in IT management, as well as expertise in logistics, distribution and supply chain. “Mark joins ProAct during a period of evolution and […]
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  • People moves

    News » Storrs replaces Clarke at Ford of Europe

    January 11th 2019 Chris Storrs (pictured) has replaced Helen Clarke at Ford of Europe as finished vehicle logistics manager. Clarke, who was in the role for more than six years after taking over from Bert Bong, has moved to a new role in material planning and logistics for the carmaker. She is now responsible for product definition, program […]
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  • Market trends

    News » Turkey forecast to build on export gains

    January 9th 2019 In a statement released by Turkey’s automotive export association – the OİB –  chief executive Baran Çelik estimates that the Turkish automotive industry will export cars and components worth in excess of $32 billion in 2019. That is a slight increase on the $31.6 billion of products exported in 2018. “Last year, we achieved an […]
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  • Joint ventures

    News » GM withdraws from JV with Uzbek government

    January 9th 2019 General Motors has sold off its remaining stake in the GM Uzbekistan joint venture to state-owned company Uzavtosanoat, which held the majority stake in the company. GM Uzbekistan makes Ravon and Chevrolet vehicles at its plant in Asaka. Uzavtosanoat held a 75% stake in the company from 2008 but increased that to 90% in May […]
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  • People moves

    News » FCA combines purchasing and supply chain in new roles

    January 9th 2019 Carl Smiley (pictured) has moved from electronics supplier TE Connectivity to take the newly created role of chief purchasing and supply chain officer at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). At the same time, Scott Thiele adds head of supply chain in North America to his responsibilities as head of purchasing for the region. Wendi Gentry-Stuenkel, who […]
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  • People moves

    News » Gianclaudio Neri new MD of Ceva in Italy

    January 8th 2019 Gianclaudio Neri has been appointed managing director of Ceva Logistics business in Italy, succeeding Christophe Poitrineau, who is leaving the logistics provider to pursue other career opportunities. According to Ceva, Neri brings more than 30 years’ experience in senior roles across businesses in Italy to his new role, with a particular emphasis on turning around […]
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  • Mergers and acquisitions

    News » United Road acquires Fleet Car Carriers

    January 8th 2019 US finished vehicle haulier United Road Services along with its owner, The Carlyle Group, and other investors has acquired Colorado-based Fleet Car Carriers for an undisclosed sum. Based in Romulus, Michigan, United Road will now operate out of more than 90 locations and is projected to move more than 4.5m new, used and speciality vehicles […]
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  • Joint ventures

    News » Bergé Gefco JV in Spain gets the go-ahead

    January 8th 2019 Logistics providers Bergé and Gefco have gained regulatory approval for the merger of their finished vehicle operations in Spain into a 50:50 joint venture called Bergé Gefco, based in Madrid. Creation of the new company, which will handle new and second-hand vehicles, took place days after the European Commission approved the move. Bergé Gefco will […]
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  • Industrial unrest

    News » Autoeuropa clears backlog after strike at Setúbal

    January 8th 2019 Frenzied activity took place in the second half of December at the Autoeuropa Terminal at the port of Setúbal, Portugal, to free a backlog of vehicles trapped there by a stevedores strike that was finally brought to an end after more than a month. Additional vessels were brought in to shift some 23,000 stranded finished […]
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  • Autonomous vehicles

    News » Ford Otosan and AVL join forces on platooning

    January 8th 2019 The commercial vehicle arm of Ford’s joint venture in Turkey, Ford Otosan, has begun developing platooning technology for its trucks with Austrian research company AVL. The first phase of the project is due to be completed by June this year and will see Ford Otosan’s product development team work with AVL’s engineering teams in Istanbul […]
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