Globalization http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53308/more en FCA's Marchionne Would Consider Alliances With All Automakers http://wardsauto.com/fcas-marchionne-would-consider-alliances-all-automakers <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Fiat Chrysler CEO says the automaker would be "open to discussions with everybody," especially if an alliance could enhance the cost structure and market presence of its brands.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fcas-marchionne-would-consider-alliances-all-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Italy Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Globalization Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:10:00 +0000 1071701 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-119 <div class="node-body article-body">JCI, Chinese manufacturer form interior-trim JV; Continental auto-electronics arm picks Philippines site as Asia supply hub; German, Chinese companies forge aluminum-castings agreement. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-119" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-119#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Canada China U.S. Philippines Germany United Kingdom Continental Dodge JCI SAIC SRT Aluminum Brakes Capacity Utilization Component Electronic Control Units (ECU) Global Sources Globalization Manufacturing Technology Vehicle Interiors Brembo North America Continental Temic Electronic Motion Systems Evana KSR Rheinmetall Group TI Automotive Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:26:00 +0000 1067111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cast-iron foundry expands Brembo brake operations in Michigan.</strong></p> Stakes High for U.S., EU Automakers in Trade Talks http://wardsauto.com/politics/stakes-high-us-eu-automakers-trade-talks <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Byrne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Industry representatives hope the trade agreement will acknowledge their claim that there are few practical differences in outcomes produced by different regulations on either side of the Atlantic.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/stakes-high-us-eu-automakers-trade-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/stakes-high-us-eu-automakers-trade-talks#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Europe North America Europe - Regional U.S. Auto Makers Emissions Globalization Safety Tariffs Trade Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1065191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automakers say deal should treat safety, environmental measures equally.</strong></p> Global Automakers May Abandon Russian Production http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/global-automakers-may-abandon-russian-production <div class="node-body article-body">One analysis suggests limited capacity, possible loss of government support, devaluation of the ruble and other factors may prompt global automakers to halt assembly operations in Russia and instead focus on imports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/global-automakers-may-abandon-russian-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/global-automakers-may-abandon-russian-production#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia BMW Ford PSA Renault Capacity Utilization Globalization Sales Results Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 1066121 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EcoSport, shown outside Kremlin, attests to Ford stake in Russia.</strong></p> Cruze Diesel Impressive Effort Against Germany’s Best http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cruze-diesel-impressive-effort-against-germany-s-best <div class="field-deck"> Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Clearly it will take time to find a following like VW has developed over decades in the U.S. But as far as the engine itself is concerned, the GM 2.0L turbodiesel is a strong start.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cruze-diesel-impressive-effort-against-germany-s-best" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cruze-diesel-impressive-effort-against-germany-s-best#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Bosch Chevrolet Diesel Globalization Product Development Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines Turbocharger Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1064261 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 1-Mercedes-Benz exec says not aware of any price probe in China http://wardsauto.com/update-1-mercedes-benz-exec-says-not-aware-any-price-probe-china <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Recasts with quotes from executive, spokesman)</p> <p>SHANGHAI, July 22 (Reuters) - A China executive at Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz said he was not unaware that the company was under any government probe into spare part prices.</p> <p>Local and foreign media reported last week that Mercedes-Benz as well as other foreign car makers were being probed by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the country's price regulator, for possibly over-charging customers in China.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-mercedes-benz-exec-says-not-aware-any-price-probe-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Retail Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Dealership Management Globalization Purchashing Trade Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:00:59 +0000 1064631 at http://wardsauto.com BMW Pushing to Maintain Sales Momentum in Korea http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/bmw-pushing-maintain-sales-momentum-korea <div class="node-body article-body">BMW Korea remains the country’s leading importer, with sales for the first six months up 19.3% to 21,972 vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/bmw-pushing-maintain-sales-momentum-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/bmw-pushing-maintain-sales-momentum-korea#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea BMW Globalization Sales Results Trade Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000 1064231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Driving center supports German automaker&rsquo;s status as top Korean import.</strong></p> Faurecia Opens $30 Million NA Headquarters http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/faurecia-opens-30-million-na-headquarters <div class="node-body article-body">Since auto sales and production began recovering, the supplier has gone from about 20 manufacturing sites in North America to 47.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/faurecia-opens-30-million-na-headquarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/faurecia-opens-30-million-na-headquarters#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Faurecia Capacity Utilization Globalization Interior Product Development Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:57:00 +0000 1061701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Faurecia CEO Yann Delabriere addresses well-wishers at new NA headquarters.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-118 <div class="node-body article-body">BorgWarner ignition coils spark Daimler GDI engines; Faurecia North America opens HQ in suburban Detroit; Cadillac steers ATS business to ZF-Bosch joint venture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-118" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-118#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico U.S. Romania BorgWarner Bosch Cadillac Continental Faurecia Maserati Mercedes Mini Skoda Volkswagen ZF Aluminum Chassis Component Electronic Control Units (ECU) Gasoline Global Sources Globalization Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Tires Turbocharger Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:55:00 +0000 1061691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aluminum turbocharger eases catalytic converter&rsquo;s workload.</strong></p> Fiat-Chrysler Could Be Good Fit With VW http://wardsauto.com/blog/fiat-chrysler-could-be-good-fit-vw <div class="node-body blog-body">VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech long has had his eye on the Alfa Romeo brand, but would the rest of Fiat-Chrysler fit? Maybe not as badly as you would think at first blush.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/fiat-chrysler-could-be-good-fit-vw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/fiat-chrysler-could-be-good-fit-vw#comments Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe North America U.S. Germany Italy Chrysler Fiat Volkswagen Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Globalization Final Inspection Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:34:00 +0000 1062381 at http://wardsauto.com