Groupe PSA

  • Asset tracking

    News » Groupe PSA tracks containers with IoT

    February 5th 2019 Groupe PSA is using a new track and trace technology provided by IBM and Sigfox to more accurately monitor and control the movement of packaged parts between its suppliers and assembly plants. The digital system, called Track&Trace, uses IBM’s cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, including Watson IoT, along with Sigfox’s international 0G network, which […]
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  • Rail freight

    News » Gefco supplies rail wagons to PSA in Morocco

    January 28th 2019 Transport and logistics provider Gefco has delivered two vehicle-carrying rail wagons to serve Groupe PSA’s new car assembly plant at Kenitra, in Morocco. A further 45 will be delivered by the end of this year. Gefco said the complex operation involved routing wagons from Saint Nazaire port in France, refurbishing and customising them, loading them […]
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  • Connected distribution

    Intelligence » Connecting the dots

    January 3rd 2019 Buy a new BMW, and it’s no surprise to find it stuffed with hi-tech telematics. Real-time traffic information, GPS navigation, automatic speed limit display, rear vision display, parking assistance, smartphone integration, intelligent diagnostics and status display – all of these and more are fast becoming part of the modern driving experience. As automotive logistics insiders […]
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  • OEM focus

    Intelligence » Stepping up the pace

    January 2nd 2019 When Groupe PSA bought Opel/Vauxhall from GM in 2017 for €2.2 billion ($2.33 billion), Gefco was already providing logistics services for it. Then, when Opel/Vauxhall renewed its contract for fourth-party logistics (4PL) services with Gefco in October 2018 for a further four years, Gefco was tasked with finding further cost reductions and intensifying its optimisation […]
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  • Contract developments

    News » Gefco edges nearer flotation

    December 5th 2018 Gefco has reaffirmed it is looking to make a public offering on the Euronext Paris stock exchange in 2019. Russian Railways, which has a majority stake in the transport and logistics provider, said it was considering a partial reduction of its 75% stake to below 50%. Gefco’s former owner and partial stakeholder Groupe PSA, will […]
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  • Manufacturing moves

    News » PSA buys shares in China’s UAP

    December 4th 2018 Carmaker Groupe PSA has purchased a stake in Chinese spare parts supplier UAP, based in Shandong province, as part of the French group’s expansion in China strategy. The latest acquisition is a first step and could lead to a greater interest in UAP, with several steps defined to increase PSA’s participation, a group spokeswoman told Automotive […]
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  • Contract news

    News » Opel tasks Gefco with further cost reduction

    October 24th 2018 Opel/Vauxhall has renewed its fourth-party logistics (4PL) contract with Gefco for a further four years, starting in January, tasking it with finding further cost reduction measures and intensifying its optimisation and network engineering activities. Gefco’s 4PL Solutions division provides services for Opel/Vauxhall across Europe and Turkey, including the management of 220 separate logistics providers (140 […]
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  • Autonomous vehicles

    News » PSA trials driverless tractor for inbound at Sochaux

    September 26th 2018 Groupe PSA is trialling an autonomous tow tractor at its Sochaux car plant in eastern France. The aim, of what the company describes as a world first in the manufacturing sector, is to improve operational flexibility in getting parts to the assembly line. Following successful trials conducted in May, a connected road will be built […]
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  • Supply chain disruption

    News » Gearbox shortage halts Peugeot assembly

    September 4th 2018 Production of the Peugeot 308  was halted for a second day at the French carmaker’s Sochaux plant in eastern France last week due to a shortage of gearboxes. Taking potential orders into account, the best solution was to temporarily halt the compact car’s assembly at the plant, a company spokesperson said. [mpu_ad]Though the production of the new […]
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  • Trade relations

    News » Trump stamps on Iran’s automotive revival

    June 20th 2018 When Iran reached agreement with the global community in 2015 regarding denuclearisation, resulting in the lifting of sanctions in early 2016, almost immediately Renault and PSA announced their return to the country. Prior to Iran being ostracised, both companies had been active there via joint venture (JV) manufacturing operations, mostly making models no longer produced […]
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