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    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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  • Manufacturing moves

    News » PSA and Nissan boost vehicle production in Africa

    November 14th 2018 Production of Opel’s Grandland X and the Peugeot 3008 from semi-knockdown (SKD) kits will begin at the PSA group’s new assembly plant in Walvis Bay, Namibia, before the end of this year. Meanwhile, Nissan has revealed it aims to be the first carmaker to assemble vehicles in Ghana. PSA’s Walvis Bay development is part of […]
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  • WLTP regulations

    Intelligence » Testing times

    October 16th 2018 The start of September this year marked the point at which all new car registrations in the EU had to comply with the new CO2 emissions test – the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). This laboratory test is designed to introduce more realistic and stricter criteria when assessing CO2 emissions, including higher average and […]
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  • Manufacturing moves

    News » PSA to concentrate on two platforms

    October 10th 2018 PSA Group is to base all models on one of two car-construction platforms by 2025 to save costs and achieve efficiency gains – including by implication in the supply chain. As part of its overarching Push to Pass strategic plan, the French company has been reducing its platforms worldwide to optimise research and development expenditure and the […]
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  • Aftermarket developments

    News » PSA pushes ahead with multi-brand parts strategy

    September 18th 2018 PSA is pressing ahead with a multi-brand aftermarket offering that includes selling rivals’ spare parts, as part of the group’s corporate Push to Pass growth strategy. The French OEM said the aim was to fulfill all customers’ aftersales expectations worldwide, regardless of their purchasing power or the make and age of their vehicle. The company’s multi-brand […]
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  • Engineering developments

    News » PSA to develop new engines in Germany

    June 20th 2018 Following its takeover by Groupe PSA last year, Opel/Vauxhall’s engineering centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany, will take on global responsibility for development of the next generation of high-efficiency petrol engines for all Groupe PSA brands. The engines will be used in the Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Vauxhall and Opel marques in China, Europe and North America, […]
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  • Emissions and environment

    News » Emissions legislation set to disrupt vehicle logistics

    June 20th 2018 European legislation aimed at achieving more accurate monitoring of emissions from passenger cars could cause disruption to logistics operations involving the storage and delivery of new vehicles, the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) has warned. As manufacturers phase out non-compliant older models, dealers are looking to sell existing stock before the legislation comes into […]
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  • Manufacturing moves

    News » PSA to raise European SUV output

    June 6th 2018 Groupe PSA is to increase output of its SUV range across Europe this year “using all its available resources and assets” to meet market demand. The company said the initiative would be supported “by appropriate investments” with an emphasis on inbound logistics to enable each plant to deliver high output. The drive gets underway with […]
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  • 3PL services

    Intelligence » Gefco: Full of get up and go

    May 15th 2018 French transport and logistics provider Gefco started 2018 with an announcement in Paris that it was looking to cooperate more closely with its partners and customers. At the same time, the company said it was looking for international growth and new business as it continued to move beyond the traditional scope of its activities as […]
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  • Mergers and acquisitions

    News » PSA Group to sell remaining stake in Gefco

    March 28th 2018 French carmaker PSA Group, which owns Peugeot, Citroën and Opel/Vauxhall, has said it will sell its remaining 25% stake in Gefco, its former logistics subsidiary. The carmaker said in a statement that “Gefco’s operational performance and the diversification of its client portfolio no longer [make] it necessary for [PSA Group] to have a minority stake […]
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