Purchashing http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53311/more en 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><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 Airbags Global Sources Globalization Purchashing Wed, 11 Nov 2015 14:06:00 +0000 1398441 at http://wardsauto.com 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> <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 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> No Price Pressure from VW, Supplier Continental Says http://wardsauto.com/no-price-pressure-vw-supplier-continental-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Chief financial officer Wolfgang Schaefer says VW has not demanded cost cuts from Continental despite a media report saying the automaker will seek price cuts from suppliers to help cover costs of the diesel-emissions scandal.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/no-price-pressure-vw-supplier-continental-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Industry Germany Component OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Mon, 09 Nov 2015 09:33:00 +0000 1395441 at http://wardsauto.com Malaysia’s Proton Eyes Chinese Partner for ASEAN Car http://wardsauto.com/industry/malaysia-s-proton-eyes-chinese-partner-asean-car <div class="node-body article-body">International Trade and Industry Minister Ong Ka Chuan says a partnership would allow Malaysia to leverage China’s R&D capabilities and help the automaker come up with a competitive model for the ASEAN market.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/malaysia-s-proton-eyes-chinese-partner-asean-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/malaysia-s-proton-eyes-chinese-partner-asean-car#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Industry Australia China Malaysia Geely Proton Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Globalization Product Development Purchashing Supply Chain Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:16:00 +0000 1363861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Saga top-selling model for No.2 automaker Proton.</strong></p> GM CEO Barra Outlines Future Mobility Strategy http://wardsauto.com/industry/gm-ceo-barra-outlines-future-mobility-strategy <div class="node-body article-body">GM’s future includes two new car-sharing and ride-sharing projects meant to test existing hardware and software systems, gain insight into the habits of users and add to the automaker’s bottom line.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/gm-ceo-barra-outlines-future-mobility-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/gm-ceo-barra-outlines-future-mobility-strategy#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America Industry U.S. Buick Cadillac Chevrolet GMC Opel/Vauxhall Finance Labor & Human Resources Product Development Purchashing Restructuring Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:57:00 +0000 1361021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM CEO Barra, Vice President Reuss detail future business strategy.</strong></p> Maruti Suzuki Scores Hit With Clean-Sheet Diesel http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/maruti-suzuki-scores-hit-clean-sheet-diesel <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers with Suzuki and its Indian joint venture were tasked with developing a low-maintenance engine with high fuel efficiency, compliant with current and future emissions standards and able to fit in Suzuki’s full range of small cars.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/maruti-suzuki-scores-hit-clean-sheet-diesel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/maruti-suzuki-scores-hit-clean-sheet-diesel#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Diesel India Manufacturing Technology Technology Bosch Fiat Maruti Suzuki Volkswagen Diesel Globalization Manufacturing Technology Product Development Purchashing Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:07:00 +0000 1351351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat, Volkswagen in Celerio diesel&rsquo;s rearview mirror.</strong></p> VW Scandal Threatens U.K. Fleet Operators’ Trust http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-scandal-threatens-uk-fleet-operators-trust <div class="node-body article-body">A key issue for U.K. fleet operators is trust. With responsibility for 2.3 million car registrations, they are among the market’s most influential buyers. They rely on automakers’ claims when making purchase decisions.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-scandal-threatens-uk-fleet-operators-trust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-scandal-threatens-uk-fleet-operators-trust#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines Diesel Technology United Kingdom Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Diesel Emissions Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Purchashing Fri, 25 Sep 2015 09:18:00 +0000 1355851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>VW fleet vehicles face uncertain future in U.K.</strong></p> Automakers Bristle at Zimbabwe’s Buy-Local Order http://wardsauto.com/industry/automakers-bristle-zimbabwe-s-buy-local-order <div class="field-byline"> Ceaser Mhukahuru </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The president of the Motor Trade Assn. of Zimbabwe says the capabilities of the country’s assemblers are so limited the directive to government agencies and public institutions to buy at least 80% locally made vehicles may be ignored.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/automakers-bristle-zimbabwe-s-buy-local-order" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/automakers-bristle-zimbabwe-s-buy-local-order#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Africa / Middle East Africa - Regional Industry Data & Insights Chery Land Rover Mazda Mitsubishi Capacity Utilization Globalization Local Content Purchashing Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 10 Sep 2015 09:11:00 +0000 1338441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Local assembler Quest building Mitsubishi Triton.</strong></p> Bosch Acquires EV Battery Developer Seeo http://wardsauto.com/bosch-acquires-ev-battery-developer-seeo <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Seeo, a California-based company purchsed by the German auto-parts manufacturer, says it has developed next-generation lithium-ion batteries that could double electric vehicles' range. </div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bosch-acquires-ev-battery-developer-seeo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Germany Technology Electric Vehicles Li-ion Purchashing Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:05:00 +0000 1338851 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Testing Possible Replacements for Takata Airbag Inflators http://wardsauto.com/toyota-testing-possible-replacements-takata-airbag-inflators <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A spokeswoman for Japan's No.1 automaker says it is testing airbag inflators made my suppliers Autoliv and Nippon Kayaku as possible alternatives to Takata inflators linked to eight deaths and more than 100 injuries.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-testing-possible-replacements-takata-airbag-inflators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Japan Safety Technology Technology Airbags Global Sources OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:36:00 +0000 1336511 at http://wardsauto.com