Nippon Express (South China) renamed to Nippon Express Automotive Logistics (China)

Nov 12, 2019    Supply Chain

Nippon Express (South China) Co., Ltd. (NESC), a Chinese subsidiary of Nippon Express Co., Ltd., has changed its name to Nippon Express Automotive Logistics (China) Co., Ltd. (NEALC), effective Thursday, October 24, 2019, and made a new start as a company specialising in automotive logistics.

SMMT launches UK’s biggest Auto Supplier Finder to boost new business

Nov 12, 2019    Supply Chain

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) today brought together vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and business leaders to its Regional Forum in Luton to assess current automotive challenges and opportunities for sectoral growth in the area. SMMT also launched its revamped Automotive Supplier Finder (ASF), a free online platform to connect companies and help develop new business by matching automotive buyers with suppliers.

GEODIS’ AirDirect Mexico service from Asia takes off

Nov 12, 2019    Supply Chain

Global Supply Chain provider GEODIS has launched its full cargo service from Hong Kong to Guadalajara, Mexico. This new weekly service has a 22-hour real-time transit to the Mexican hub.

Schuler line has been producing blanks for trucks for almost a year

Nov 11, 2019    Supply Chain

A truck manufacturer has produced blanks for cabs on a Schuler line for almost a year now. The high-tech cut-to-length shear produces blanks from a coil. As one of the first Schuler systems, the line not only features the new uniform visualisation, but also an innovative concept for stacking the blanks.

Grimaldi Group christens the Grande Torino, its new flagship for transporting cars

Nov 11, 2019    Supply Chain

The Pure Car & Truck Carrier, Grande Torino, of the Grimaldi Group was christened in the port of Civitavecchia. The ceremony was conducted by anchorman Massimo Giletti with godmother of the ship being Cristina Chiabotto, Italian showgirl and TV host.

Maruti Suzuki and Toyota Tsusho to set up Vehicle Dismantling and Recycling unit in India

Nov 8, 2019    Supply Chain

Maruti Suzuki and Toyota Tsusho Group, announced the setting up of one-of-its-kind vehicle dismantling and recycling joint venture, Maruti Suzuki Toyotsu India Private Limited (MSTI).

JLR moves into a bigger VPC in Brunswick, Georgia, to meet rising demand

Nov 7, 2019    Supply Chain

JLR’s move to a larger and renovated vehicle processing centre (VPC) in Brunswick, Georgia looks set to enable the car manufacturer to boost vehicle processing volumes and better meet growing demand in the US.

Eaton expands ELocker Differential Lineup to give Toyota Pickup and SUV owners Traction on Demand

Nov 7, 2019    Supply Chain

Power management company Eaton announced the expansion of its aftermarket ELocker differential lineup to include models that fit Toyota pickups and SUVs. Eaton debuted its new ELocker differentials at the SEMA Show, the premier automotive specialty products trade event held annually in Las Vegas.

SEAT launches a pioneering project that uses drones to transport parts

Nov 6, 2019    Supply Chain

Partnering with Grupo Sesé, SEAT has implemented a pilot project that enables drones to deliver components from the logistics centre to the assembly workshops in only 15 minutes. The first drone delivery was that of a steering wheel.

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