North American light-vehicle manufacturers will increase their factory utilization over the next two years through a combination of increased output and a paring of annual plant capacity. Chrysler's reduced capacity is mostly due to estimated reductions at its Brampton, Ont. Plant. Auto makers ended 2003 by building an estimated 15.83 million units, or 85.4% of their annual straight-time capacity. Production is forecast to increase to 16.48 million in 2004, followed by a smaller ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"North American Production Heads Up As Capacity Goes Down" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!


For WardsAuto.com pricing and subscription information please contact
Amber McLincha by email: amclincha@wardsauto.com or phone: (248) 799-2622
 

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.