Globalization http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53308/more en Trans-Pacific Pact Clears Way for Auto-Sector Growth http://wardsauto.com/industry/trans-pacific-pact-clears-way-auto-sector-growth <div class="node-body article-body">The agreement includes tariff-elimination schedules and rules of origin for the automotive sector. It also details what proportion of an automobile or a part must be made in a partnership member country for duty reductions to apply.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/trans-pacific-pact-clears-way-auto-sector-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/trans-pacific-pact-clears-way-auto-sector-growth#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific North America South America Industry Australia Canada Mexico Chile U.S. Japan Malaysia Peru New Zealand Singapore Vietnam Miscellaneous Suppliers Unspecified Companies Globalization Local Content Tariffs Trade Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:59:00 +0000 1401021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (<em>center</em>) participates in 2013 TPP meeting.</strong></p> More Detroit Three Assembly Work Headed to Mexico http://wardsauto.com/more-detroit-three-assembly-work-headed-mexico <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">General Motors, Ford and FCA US are looking to Mexico to produce more small cars with a workforce paid less than their U.S. counterparts who are building more-profitable larger vehicles. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/more-detroit-three-assembly-work-headed-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America Analysis Industry Mexico U.S. Data & Insights Miscellaneous Globalization Labor & Human Resources Production Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:44:00 +0000 1401631 at http://wardsauto.com Test Facility Puts Honda on Track to Boost Thai R&D http://wardsauto.com/industry/test-facility-puts-honda-track-boost-thai-rd <div class="node-body article-body">Honda’s second automobile test course outside Japan will feature a range of tracks to allow the automaker to test vehicles in situations that simulate road conditions and terrain in different parts of the world.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/test-facility-puts-honda-track-boost-thai-rd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/test-facility-puts-honda-track-boost-thai-rd#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Industry Thailand Miscellaneous Honda Globalization Product Development Wed, 11 Nov 2015 19:29:00 +0000 1398711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda strengthens ties to Thailand with popular HR-V.</strong></p> Takata Crisis Opens Japanese Window for Autoliv http://wardsauto.com/takata-crisis-opens-japanese-window-autoliv <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">With many Japanese automakers having abandoned Takata amid massive recalls of cars equipped with potentially lethal airbag inflators, the Swedish supplier is ramping up production of replacement devices. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-crisis-opens-japanese-window-autoliv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Japan Safety Technology Technology Sweden Miscellaneous Airbags Global Sources Globalization Purchashing Wed, 11 Nov 2015 14:06:00 +0000 1398441 at http://wardsauto.com Fiat Chrysler Rethinking India Product Strategy http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiat-chrysler-rethinking-india-product-strategy <div class="node-body article-body">Not satisfied to coast on profits from engine building, Fiat India is revisiting its India car-building and -marketing strategies to match the qualities offered by competitors’ products, President and Managing Director Kevin Flynn says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiat-chrysler-rethinking-india-product-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiat-chrysler-rethinking-india-product-strategy#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Analysis Industry India Data & Insights Miscellaneous Fiat Jeep Engine Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Globalization Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:34:00 +0000 1392331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Avventura one of just three Fiat models sold in India.</strong></p> German Supplier Eyes Japan OEMs From New Thai Plant http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/german-supplier-eyes-japan-oems-new-thai-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The TrelleborgVibracoustic site manufactures engine mounts, chassis mounts and body mounts for local customers such as Ford, GM, Nissan and Volvo, and plans to be producing for export by 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/german-supplier-eyes-japan-oems-new-thai-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/german-supplier-eyes-japan-oems-new-thai-plant#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Thailand Technology Miscellaneous Auto Makers Suppliers Chassis Component Global Sources Globalization Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:09:00 +0000 1396411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Thai site is German supplier&rsquo;s 39<sup>th</sup> in world.</strong></p> Making Luxury Interiors Green http://wardsauto.com/industry/making-luxury-interiors-green <div class="node-body article-body">Now in its second year, the Alcantara-sponsored International Symposium on Sustainability in Venice, Italy, is focusing on ways to make the automotive industry carbon-neutral. Alcantara CEO Andrea Boragno says his company could be a model.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/making-luxury-interiors-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/making-luxury-interiors-green#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe Analysis Industry Materials Italy Interiors Technology Data & Insights World Miscellaneous Audi BMW Lamborghini Porsche Suppliers Tesla Politics Global Sources Globalization Headliner Materials OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Production Purchashing Seats Mon, 09 Nov 2015 11:03:00 +0000 1390911 at http://wardsauto.com <p align="left"><strong>Alcantara CEO Andrea Boragno discusses sustainability in industry at Venice conference.</strong></p> Chinese Automaker Brilliance's Boss Jumps to BMW http://wardsauto.com/chinese-automaker-brilliances-boss-jumps-bmw <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Olaf Kastner succeeds Karsten Engel as chief of BMW's China business, having served previously as head of the joint venture between the German automaker and local manufacturer Brilliance. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/chinese-automaker-brilliances-boss-jumps-bmw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Industry China Miscellaneous Globalization Labor & Human Resources Mon, 09 Nov 2015 07:49:00 +0000 1395421 at http://wardsauto.com CAFE and Cheap Energy Drive Auto Plastics Growth http://wardsauto.com/industry/cafe-and-cheap-energy-drive-auto-plastics-growth <div class="node-body article-body">TPO plastics producers are aiming to compete directly with steel and aluminum in big parts such as liftgates; a major Chinese supplier views the U.S. as the global low-cost source for manufacturing interior parts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/cafe-and-cheap-energy-drive-auto-plastics-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/cafe-and-cheap-energy-drive-auto-plastics-growth#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Engines Manufacturing Technology U.S. Materials Technology Miscellaneous Suppliers Fuel Economy Global Sources Globalization Manufacturing Technology Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) Mon, 12 Oct 2015 11:03:00 +0000 1367451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Trinseo Automotive co-developed plastic liftgate with Renault for the &rsquo;15 Espace CUV. The hatch is 10% lighter than a comparable steel version.</strong></p> Trinseo Mahindra Turns Attention Inward Ahead of Growth Bid http://wardsauto.com/industry/mahindra-turns-attention-inward-ahead-growth-bid <div class="node-body article-body">For the time being, Mahindra has its hands full getting its own house in order. The automaker wants to mature its business ahead of a global growth push in light vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/mahindra-turns-attention-inward-ahead-growth-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/mahindra-turns-attention-inward-ahead-growth-bid#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America Industry U.S. Miscellaneous Chevrolet Ford Mahindra & Mahindra Ssangyong Globalization Labor & Human Resources Product Development Mon, 12 Oct 2015 10:08:00 +0000 1363661 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mahindra North American Technical Center President, CEO Haas at 2015 MICHauto conference.</strong></p>