UK: Caterpillar Land Rover parts distribution deal postponed - report
Ford-owned Land Rover has postponed the start of a global spare parts distribution deal with Caterpillar Logistics, the US-owned company at the centre of a parts crisis largely the cause of a production shutdown at MG Rover this week, the Financial Times (FT) said. Just-auto reported on Friday that MG Rover had stopped car assembly for a week in an attempt to build up parts stocks and alleviate shortages causing frustration for the car maker's customers. The temporary production halt was intended to allow stocks destined for the production line to be diverted to spare part stocks.
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