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Witron expands German automotive outfit

Automotive and truck spare parts supplier Ferdinand Bilstein has taken on Witron for an expansion of its warehousing in Ennepetal in Germany, following increased sale sand its purchase of the British firm Automotive Distributors

DHL opens automotive centre in Brazil

DHL Global Forwarding has opened a new Automotive Competence Centre in São Paulo, Brazil, to handle some 2,000 shipments each month

New supply chain boss and EU chairman for Renault

Renault has hired Stefan Mueller who joins as executive vice president and chairman of the European Region, and Thierry Bollore who joins as executive vice president of manufacturing and supply chain

Finance shortage constrains automotive supply chain growth

The growth of automotive supply chain companies is being constrained by restricted access to finance according to a new report published today by the Smith Institute, commissioned by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

DHL launches motor industry recalls service

DHL has launched a logistics service for automotive recalls, which it says offers a dedicated expert pool, specialist recall IT tools, and a flexible network of service providers

Meritor supply chain task for Villavarayan

Chris Villavarayan has been given the task of improving the supply chain network at Meritor, the automotive drive train manufacturer, in his new role of vice president, global manufacturing and supply chain management, commercial truck

The next best place to source components

Is the Far East still the best place to source components? It’s the commonly accepted wisdom, but it is now being challenged in the UK by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

Flaw in the plastic supply chain

The fire at Evonik’s CDT plant in Germany on 31st March might have escaped your notice, but it is causing significant problems for supply chains in the automotive industry

Sales rise at Gefco

Gefco saw sales rise 12.9 per cent last year to 3.8bn euros while operating profit was a record 223m euros

US motor industry needs more supply chain collaboration

The US automotive industry needs to foster collaborative relationships between firms at all tiers in the supply chain if it is to prosper, according to a study by researchers at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio

Pattonair sale gets the go-ahead

Aerospace group Umeco is expected to complete the sale of its supply chain business, Pattonair, in July following shareholder approval of the deal at the group’s general meeting

Global waves

Motor manufacturers are reeling from the aftermath of the Japan earthquake and its impact on component supply chains worldwide. How damaging are the plant stoppages? And how are supply chains reshaping to mitigate risk? By Nick Allen.

Motoring to supply chain success

Supply chains in the Automotive Aerospace and Industrial sectors tend to be global and highly integrated putting them among the most sophisticated of any market sector

Toyota sets out production plan

Toyota has set out plans to limit production at plants around the world as a result of supply chain disruption following the earthquake in Japan on 11th March

Achilles appoints motor industry specialist

Peter Lumsden has joined Achilles as global scheme manager automotive. He has 22 years’ experience in the motor industryhaving worked for Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz UK, Daimler Chrysler and more recently, Chrysler

Triumph signs £27m Ceva deal

Triumph Motorcycles has signed a three-year contract with Ceva Logistics worth 11 million euros (£9 million) per annum.

Porsche component supplier chooses Flexi

Automotive components supplier Magna Intier has taken delivery of a number of Flexi Euro forklift trucks at its Leipzig factory, which provides the interior trim for the newly launched Porsche Panamera.

Jaguar outsources B2B e-commerce with GXS

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has chosen GXS Managed Services to enable it to continue to work with more electronic data interchange (EDI) based suppliers around the world.

Aston Martin drives contract with Ceva

Luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin has signed a contract with Ceva Logistics to manage its full inbound supply chain, including manufacturing support.

Motor industry must embrace change

The motor industry must change the fundamental nature of manufacturer-supplier relationships to embrace cooperative sourcing, according to a study by Russell Reynolds Associates and Booz & Company.

WWL opens in India

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has launched a subsidiary in India with the aim of being more active in responding to OEM’s requests for developing logistics solutions.

New MD for DAF Trucks

Ray Ashworth will step up as managing director of DAF Trucks on 31st March 2009.

CV Show hit as manufacturers pull out

Organisers of the 2009 Commercial Vehicle Show plan to go ahead with the event in April despite the decision by the leading commercial vehicle manufacturers not to exhibit.

More KPIs for online benchmarking

The Department for Transport’s Online Benchmarking pilot which went live in August, has been expanded to include six additional KPIs to the two that currently exist.

DHL launches Tyrebox

DHL has launched DHL Tyrebox for Europe, a patented solution for transporting tyres to the market. The system enables tyres to be stacked together and delivered flat-packed.

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