Globalization http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53308/more en GM Investing $1 Billion in India http://wardsauto.com/gm-investing-1-billion-india <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The $1 billion investment is designed to turn GM India into a global auto-production and export hub serving rapidly growing emerging markets.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-investing-1-billion-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific North America India U.S. Finance Globalization Product Development Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:05:00 +0000 1322151 at http://wardsauto.com Global Automakers See New, Revived Prospects in Iran http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/global-automakers-see-new-revived-prospects-iran <div class="node-body article-body">Renault and PSA, both with a significant history of manufacturing activities in Iran, are in advanced negotiations on new projects.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/global-automakers-see-new-revived-prospects-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/global-automakers-see-new-revived-prospects-iran#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Africa / Middle East Iran Daimler Kia PSA Renault Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Globalization Product Development Production Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:11:00 +0000 1317981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Local automaker Iran Khodro builds Renault Tondar 90.</strong></p> Suppliers Battered By Russian Auto-Industry Slump http://wardsauto.com/europe/suppliers-battered-russian-auto-industry-slump <div class="node-body article-body">The decision by Faurecia, which manufactures components such as seats, interiors and exhaust systems, to partially suspend operations may disrupt Russian production by major automakers including PSA Peugeot Citroen and Ford.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/suppliers-battered-russian-auto-industry-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/suppliers-battered-russian-auto-industry-slump#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Russia Faurecia Ford PSA Component Global Sources Globalization Local Content OE-Supplier Relations Production Purchashing Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1315751 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>French supplier Faurecia mothballs just-completed Russia plant.</strong></p> Bridgestone Launches Indonesian Joint Venture http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bridgestone-launches-indonesian-joint-venture <div class="node-body article-body">The tire manufacturer has hooked up with Indonesian auto-parts producer PT Astra Otoparts, holding 51% and 49% of the JV, respectively.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bridgestone-launches-indonesian-joint-venture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bridgestone-launches-indonesian-joint-venture#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Indonesia Japan Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Component Globalization Supply Chain Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:12:00 +0000 1313731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tire maker&rsquo;s Indonesian presence includes training facility.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Report Says FCA's Marchionne Done Courting GM http://wardsauto.com/report-says-fcas-marchionne-done-courting-gm <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The New York Times quotes the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO as saying he "won't go back to get my nose bloodied a second time" after GM rejected his merger proposal in March.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/report-says-fcas-marchionne-done-courting-gm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe North America U.S. Italy Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Globalization Restructuring Wed, 15 Jul 2015 10:02:00 +0000 1314071 at http://wardsauto.com Underdog GM Korea Issues Minicar Challenge to Kia http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/underdog-gm-korea-issues-minicar-challenge-kia <div class="node-body article-body">The ’16 Spark’s domestic sales launch in August will mark the beginning of a new offensive in GM Korea’s struggle with Kia, both at home and abroad. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/underdog-gm-korea-issues-minicar-challenge-kia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/underdog-gm-korea-issues-minicar-challenge-kia#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Chevrolet Kia Advertising Globalization Product Development Sales Results Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1313171 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM Korea touts &rsquo;16 Spark&#39;s safety, connectivity features at pre-order event.</strong></p> PSA Sees Iran Opportunities With Deal to Lift Sanctions http://wardsauto.com/psa-sees-iran-opportunities-deal-lift-sanctions <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A PSA official says the diplomatic agreement lifting sanctions against Iran will promote car production using the French automaker's latest vehicle architectures and engines. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/psa-sees-iran-opportunities-deal-lift-sanctions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Africa / Middle East Europe Iran France Globalization Production Trade Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:46:00 +0000 1313561 at http://wardsauto.com Ford India Raising Product Profile Locally, Globally http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-india-raising-product-profile-locally-globally <div class="node-body article-body">Ford President and CEO Mark Fields plans to transform the company’s India subsidiary into a multiproduct manufacturer with entries in several segments and aiming to grow volumes and profitability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-india-raising-product-profile-locally-globally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-india-raising-product-profile-locally-globally#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Flexible Manufacturing Globalization Product Development Production Sales Results Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:30:00 +0000 1312421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Figo Aspire leads Ford India&rsquo;s new-product cadence.</strong></p> BMW Sticking With China Despite Bearish JV Partner http://wardsauto.com/bmw-sticking-china-despite-bearish-jv-partner <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German automaker expresses confidence in the Chinese market' continued importance, despite JV partner Brilliance China Automotive's prediction of a 40% drop in first-half 2015 profits. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bmw-sticking-china-despite-bearish-jv-partner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific China Finance Globalization Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:22:00 +0000 1312871 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Shows Creta Small SUV Ahead of India Launch http://wardsauto.com/africa-middle-east/hyundai-shows-creta-small-suv-ahead-india-launch <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai is calling the Creta a global model that can be sold in most world markets with only tweaks to satisfy local regulations and preferences.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/africa-middle-east/hyundai-shows-creta-small-suv-ahead-india-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/africa-middle-east/hyundai-shows-creta-small-suv-ahead-india-launch#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Middle East - Regional China India South Korea Hyundai Engines Globalization Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Interiors Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1311851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Creta resembles China-built Hyundai ix25 small SUV.</strong></p>