Labor & Human Resources http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53309/more en Hyundai Goes Gangnam Style With Plan for $10 Billion HQ, Theme Park http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-goes-gangnam-style-plan-10-billion-hq-theme-park <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker appears to be back in expansion mode, with its planned Seoul complex and significant investment in additional capacity in China.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-goes-gangnam-style-plan-10-billion-hq-theme-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-goes-gangnam-style-plan-10-billion-hq-theme-park#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific China South Korea Hyundai Finance Globalization Labor & Human Resources Vehicle Assembly Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:26:00 +0000 1121641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai headquarters on move to Gangnam district.</strong></p> Engineers Group Says GM Holden Layoffs Costly to Oz http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/engineers-group-says-gm-holden-layoffs-costly-oz <div class="node-body article-body">“With very few jobs on the local landscape, we run the very big risk of a significant ‘brain drain’ as these (engineers) are forced to go overseas for work,” union official Sharelle Herrington says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/engineers-group-says-gm-holden-layoffs-costly-oz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/engineers-group-says-gm-holden-layoffs-costly-oz#comments Premium Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Holden Design Labor & Human Resources Restructuring Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:55:00 +0000 1119821 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Commodore refresh among GM Holden engineers&rsquo; last assignments.</strong></p> SEAT to Continue Audi Q3 Output With Next-Gen Model http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/seat-continue-audi-q3-output-next-gen-model <div class="node-body article-body">Launch timing is unclear, but close to 2018 appears likely. Union sources say the Martorell plant beat out Volkswagen’s Belgium plant to win the job.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/seat-continue-audi-q3-output-next-gen-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/seat-continue-audi-q3-output-next-gen-model#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Spain Audi SEAT Labor & Human Resources Vehicle Assembly Unions & Trade Organizations Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:30:00 +0000 1115981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>SEAT targeting production of 115,000 Audi Q3s this year.</strong></p> BMW’s Krüger to Head Infiniti http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-s-kr-ger-head-infiniti <div class="node-body article-body">Krüger’s stint at BMW spanned from 1998, when he was hired as manager-Strategic Product Planning, to 2013, when he became senior vice president of the German sales region.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-s-kr-ger-head-infiniti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-s-kr-ger-head-infiniti#comments Public World Management & Strategy Auto Makers World Infiniti Labor & Human Resources BMW Cadillac Carlos Ghosn Daimler Hong Kong Infiniti Johan de Nysschen Mitsubishi Nissan Roland Kruger Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:55:00 +0000 1115001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Roland Kr&uuml;ger</strong></p> Sources Say Ferrari Chairman Likely to Depart Soon http://wardsauto.com/sources-say-ferrari-chairman-likely-depart-soon <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Sources say Luca Cordero di Montezemolo likely will resign as chairman of Ferrari by year-end because of differences over strategy with Sergio Marchionne, CEO of parent Fiat. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sources-say-ferrari-chairman-likely-depart-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Italy Labor & Human Resources Restructuring Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:40:00 +0000 1113331 at http://wardsauto.com Infiniti: De Nysschen Departure Doesn't Slow Us Down http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/infiniti-de-nysschen-departure-doesnt-slow-us-down <div class="node-body article-body">While the South African-born auto executive was executing a "mission and vision," it was a mission and a vision developed by Nissan’s top two executives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/infiniti-de-nysschen-departure-doesnt-slow-us-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/infiniti-de-nysschen-departure-doesnt-slow-us-down#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Infiniti Future Products Labor & Human Resources Product Development Andy Palmer Audi Cadillac Carlos Ghosn CUV EX FX Infiniti Johan de Nysschen Michael Bartsch Nissan Q30 Q40 Q70 QX40 QX50 QX70 sports car Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1096811 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Q30 to kick off Infiniti product push.</strong></p> Palmer Exits Nissan for Aston Martin CEO Job http://wardsauto.com/palmer-exits-nissan-aston-martin-ceo-job <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The 51-year-old Palmer will head the low-volume U.K. sports car maker after serving as CEO of Nissan's Infiniti luxury division. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/palmer-exits-nissan-aston-martin-ceo-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe United Kingdom Labor & Human Resources Andy Palmer Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:20:00 +0000 1104471 at http://wardsauto.com Why Young People Shun Auto Industry http://wardsauto.com/blog/why-young-people-shun-auto-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">The difference today is automakers have stopped selling the dream in favor of selling the deal. Dream cars disappeared decades ago, and concept cars are merely production cars with the door handles and side mirrors removed. </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/why-young-people-shun-auto-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/why-young-people-shun-auto-industry#comments Blog Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors Labor & Human Resources Product Development Final Inspection Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:11:00 +0000 1091661 at http://wardsauto.com Oz Panel: Allow Used-Car Imports, Drop New-Car Tariff http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff <div class="node-body article-body">The Productivity Commission report says eliminating the 5% tariff on new imported cars once GM Holden, Ford and Toyota end local production might be justified, but it also “notes the effect on government revenue.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Australia Ford Holden Toyota Finance Labor & Human Resources Production Restructuring Supply Chain Tariffs Trade Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries Productivity Commission Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:32:00 +0000 1096241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Duties on BMWs, other imports raised A$920 million last fiscal year.</strong></p> Daimler to Pay $480 Million in Settlement With UAW http://wardsauto.com/daimler-pay-480-million-settlement-uaw <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The settlement follows accusations by the UAW and a group of retirees that Daimler Trucks North America illegally cut their benefits.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/daimler-pay-480-million-settlement-uaw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers North America U.S. Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:26:00 +0000 1095921 at http://wardsauto.com