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Antoine Redier - GEFCO EVP 4PL Solutions

4 Jan 2019 | Simon Warburton

As EVP 4PL Solutions, Antoine Redier is a member of the GEFCO Group Executive Committee. He joined GEFCO in March, 2007 as a vehicle distribution and preparation manager in Germany, before becoming VP – Finished Vehicle Logistics. In July 2012, Redier was appointed 4PL Director for the General Motors Programme.

Citroen 'Europeanises' the C5 Aircross with new rear seats

15 Nov 2018 | Graeme Roberts

When it reaches European showrooms early in 2019, Citroen's C5 Aircross C-SUV will be new to this market but not new to the world - as we note in our PLDB database, it's actually been in production in China since the second half of last year, having made its global debut at the Shanghai show in April 2017. In China, with 40,000 sales to date, it supplemented the C5 sedan, over here it replaces the C5 (sedan and estate car) completely, tipping the established nameplate out of the non-premium D-segment pack and into the competitive C-SUV segment into which tout le monde de l'automobile is piling. On first look, it's very competitive.

Paris Interview - PSA Global Purchasing EVP Michelle Wen

23 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

New Groupe PSA Executive Vice President, Global Purchasing & Supplier Quality, Michelle Wen has held a number of senior managing positions with blue-chip companies across various industries including the automotive business. Just-Auto caught up with her at the recent Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris.

Paris interview - French suppliers association FIEV CEO Jacques Mauge

19 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

French supplier association, FIEV (Fédération des Industries des Equipements pour Véhicules) had a major presence at the recent Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris and just-auto caught up with its CEO, Jacques Mauge, fresh from his meeting with French President, Emmanuel Macron to discuss industrial policy.

Alpine A110 - has Renault made a Porsche beater?

10 Oct 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The reinvention of Alpine as a high priced sports car marque seems to be working, as deliveries of the A110 accelerate towards the 2,000 level a year after production commenced. Just how good is the car itself though?

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Renault 2018 sales up 3% to 3.9m vehicles

18 Jan 2019 | Simon Warburton

Groupe Renault has posted 2018 sales up 3.2% to 3.9m vehicles, while integrating the Jinbei and Huasong brands, although at 2017 scope, volumes declined by 1.2% in a world market down 0.3%.

Ghosn loses backing of French government

17 Jan 2019 | Dave Leggett

Reports circulating in France suggest that Carlos Ghosn will soon be replaced as CEO and chairman of Renault. The ex-chairman of Nissan has recently been refused bail for a second time and faces months in detention ahead of trial in Japan on charges related to financial misconduct.

Lectra strengthens Executive Committee

16 Jan 2019 | Simon Warburton

Lectra is strengthening its Executive Committee to accelerate the implementation of its 4.0 strategy, started in early 2017.

PSA's 2018 sales dented by China downturn

15 Jan 2019 | Dave Leggett

Groupe PSA's 2018 vehicle sales tally was dented by lower sales in China but boosted by the full-year impact from its acquisition of Opel-Vauxhall in 2017.

Ghosn got EUR7m through Dutch JV - reports

14 Jan 2019 | Graeme Roberts

A Dutch joint venture between Nissan and Mitsubishi paid since-ousted Renault-Nissan alliance chairman Carlos Ghosn EUR7m (US$8million), media reports said.

Renault slams 'destabilisation campaign' on Ghosn affair leaks

11 Jan 2019 | Dave Leggett

Renault has slammed what it describes as a 'purposefully orchestrated destabilisation campaign' after the Reuters news agency published a story claiming that it has seen documents showing that executives from both carmakers in the Renault-Nissan alliance looked at legal ways to pay chairman Carlos Ghosn undisclosed income through the partners' shared finances.

Dassault Systems and Cognata partner to speed autonomous vehicles

8 Jan 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Cognata's autonomous vehicle simulation suite will be combined with Dassault Systems' 3Dexperience platform, the two companies said.

Mov'InBlue and Drivy create shared mobility solution

4 Jan 2019 | Simon Warburton

Mov'InBlue, created by Valeo and Capgemini, which specialises in digital mobility services for corporate fleets and car rental companies, and car-sharing platform, Drivy, have launched a connected and interoperable shared mobility solution.

Jacques Mauge to resign as French suppliers chief

21 Dec 2018 | Simon Warburton

French suppliers association, FIEV president, Jacques Mauge has announced his surprise resignation as well as head of union member, SFEPA after three years at the helm.

Renault expands car-sharing to Nice

20 Dec 2018 | Dave Leggett

Renault says it is extending its car share service to Nice. From January 2019, via the Renault Mobility service, the latest generation Zoe will be available for rent by everyone, everywhere in the city.

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