Globalization http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53308/more en Lotus' Parent Company Expanding Into China http://wardsauto.com/lotus-parent-company-expanding-china <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Malaysian conglomerate DRB-HICOM's automotive subsidiaries Proton and Lotus will form a joint venture with Chinese automaker Goldstar to build, sell and provide after-sales service for Lotus cars in the country.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/lotus-parent-company-expanding-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Malaysia Sales & Marketing Globalization Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:56:00 +0000 1261651 at http://wardsauto.com Automakers Raising Stakes in Southeast Asia Markets http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets <div class="node-body article-body">The Bangkok Post reports Ipsos Business Consulting believes entrenched Japanese automakers will face increasing competition in Southeast Asia from the likes of General Motors and new players including Volkswagen.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automakers-raising-stakes-southeast-asia-markets#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Indonesia Malaysia Thailand General Motors Nissan Proton Toyota Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Globalization Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:05:00 +0000 1259421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Indonesia first export market for Malaysian VW assembler DRB-Hicom.</strong></p> Magna Selling Bulk of Interiors Business to Spanish Firm http://wardsauto.com/magna-selling-bulk-interiors-business-spanish-firm <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Spain's Grupo Antolin is spending $525 million to purchase 36 manufacturing plants with 12,000 employees in Europe, North America and Asia from the Canadian parts maker. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/magna-selling-bulk-interiors-business-spanish-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Canada Spain Finance Globalization Restructuring Vehicle Interiors Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:23:00 +0000 1260831 at http://wardsauto.com Newspaper Reports Toyota Moving Corolla Production to Mexico http://wardsauto.com/newspaper-reports-toyota-moving-corolla-production-mexico <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Globe and Mail newspaper in Toronto reports the world's biggest automaker will move Corolla production from two Ontario plants to a factory in Mexico to take advantage of lower costs.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/newspaper-reports-toyota-moving-corolla-production-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America Canada Mexico Globalization Production Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:07:00 +0000 1259541 at http://wardsauto.com China Strong-Arms Hyundai Into Building Fifth Plant http://wardsauto.com/politics/china-strong-arms-hyundai-building-fifth-plant <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai Vice Chairman Chung Eui-sun said at the Cangzhou plant’s groundbreaking only that it would help increase the Beijing Hyundai Motor joint venture’s sales. He could not publicly say it was a plant Hyundai did not want to build.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/china-strong-arms-hyundai-building-fifth-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/china-strong-arms-hyundai-building-fifth-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Dealers Suppliers Asia Pacific China South Korea Hyundai Capacity Utilization Globalization Local Content OE-Supplier Relations Production Tariffs Trade Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:17:00 +0000 1257541 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Political gamesmanship drives Hyundai expansion in China.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Toyota to Build $1 Billion Mexico Plant, Sources Say http://wardsauto.com/toyota-build-1-billion-mexico-plant-sources-say <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese automaker's second plant in Mexico will create 2,400 jobs and have annual capacity of 200,000 cars, initially Corolla compacts, when it comes on line in 2019. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-build-1-billion-mexico-plant-sources-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America Mexico Employment Globalization Production Vehicle Assembly Tue, 14 Apr 2015 02:47:00 +0000 1258621 at http://wardsauto.com Ford to gain control of Russia JV and provide finance http://wardsauto.com/ford-gain-control-russia-jv-and-provide-finance <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>MOSCOW, April 10 (Reuters) - U.S. auto maker Ford Motor Co will take control of its Russian venture with Sollers and provide it with additional financial support, the Russian firm said on Friday.</p> <p>Ford is taking control in exchange for preferred shares in the Ford-Sollers venture, while its economic interest in the venture remains unchanged at 50 percent, Sollers said.</p> <p>The companies agreed the changes to the venture's shareholder structure on March 31, Sollers said, without providing any financial details of the transaction.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-gain-control-russia-jv-and-provide-finance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Russia Finance Globalization Production Restructuring Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:44:06 +0000 1257291 at http://wardsauto.com U.K. Bags Major Investments by Three Automakers http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-bags-major-investments-three-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">With Honda of the U.K. Mfg. being developed into a specialist production facility for the 5-door Civic, the next-generation CR-V will be manufactured at Honda of Canada Mfg. in Ontario for export to Europe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-bags-major-investments-three-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-bags-major-investments-three-automakers#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe North America Canada United Kingdom Honda Jaguar Land Rover Capacity Utilization Finance Globalization Production Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:29:00 +0000 1255491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda plant in Swindon, U.K., to anchor Civic production.</strong></p> Volvo’s Decision to Build U.S. Plant a Head-Scratcher http://wardsauto.com/blog/volvo-s-decision-build-us-plant-head-scratcher <div class="node-body blog-body">Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says the company can’t become a true global automaker without an industrial presence in the U.S.</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/volvo-s-decision-build-us-plant-head-scratcher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/volvo-s-decision-build-us-plant-head-scratcher#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Volvo Car Globalization Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Final Inspection Wed, 08 Apr 2015 11:15:00 +0000 1254881 at http://wardsauto.com Mercedes, Nissan Building on Pickup Partnership http://wardsauto.com/mercedes-nissan-building-pickup-partnership <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The partnership now includes a Mercedes-Benz 1-ton pickup similar in some respects to the all-new Nissan NP300 truck.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/mercedes-nissan-building-pickup-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe Japan France Germany Globalization Product Development Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:47:00 +0000 1255291 at http://wardsauto.com