Restructuring http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53312/more en GM Drops Thai Sonic Assembly in SE Asia Restructuring http://wardsauto.com/gm-drops-thai-sonic-assembly-se-asia-restructuring <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker's announcement that it will halt production of Chevrolet Sonic subcompacts in Thailand comes one day after saying it will close an Indonesian factory that builds the Chevrolet Spin.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-drops-thai-sonic-assembly-se-asia-restructuring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Indonesia Thailand Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1233791 at http://wardsauto.com GM Shutting Down Indonesia Assembly Operation http://wardsauto.com/gm-shutting-down-indonesia-assembly-operation <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker is shutting down assembly operations in the country after some 80 years, conceding Southeast Asia's biggest market to Japanese rivals led by Toyota. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-shutting-down-indonesia-assembly-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Indonesia Employment Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:04:00 +0000 1232991 at http://wardsauto.com Ford's Choice of Lincoln Over JLR Good a Bet as Any http://wardsauto.com/blog/fords-choice-lincoln-over-jlr-good-bet-any <div class="node-body blog-body">Some pundits have argued Ford would have been better off keeping Jaguar Land Rover over Lincoln, but in reality both brands still require massive investments. </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/fords-choice-lincoln-over-jlr-good-bet-any" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/fords-choice-lincoln-over-jlr-good-bet-any#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Jaguar Land Rover Lincoln Restructuring Sales Results Final Inspection Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:13:00 +0000 1210741 at http://wardsauto.com Mahle Buys Rival Supplier Delphi's Air-Conditioning Business http://wardsauto.com/mahle-buys-rival-supplier-delphis-air-conditioning-business <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">U.S. supplier Delphi says it is selling its Thermal Systems business to Germany's Mahle for $727 million.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/mahle-buys-rival-supplier-delphis-air-conditioning-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Climate Controls/HVAC Finance Restructuring Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:08:00 +0000 1228591 at http://wardsauto.com GM Holden Launches Transition From Oz Production http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-launches-transition-oz-production <div class="node-body article-body">GM Holden, which will halt Australian production at the end of 2017, says one-third of the brand’s future models will be sourced from Europe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-launches-transition-oz-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-launches-transition-oz-production#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Europe Australia Germany Holden Opel/Vauxhall Product Development Production Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:11:00 +0000 1223021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>R&uuml;sselsheim plant director Axel Scheiben, Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann and production team with first Germany-built Holden Insignia.</strong></p> Bernhard to Oversee GM Holden Production Phaseout http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/bernhard-oversee-gm-holden-production-phaseout <div class="node-body article-body">The former GM Holden chief financial officer returns to the General Motors subsidiary ahead of the scheduled closing of its South Australian assembly plant at the end of 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/bernhard-oversee-gm-holden-production-phaseout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/bernhard-oversee-gm-holden-production-phaseout#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Australia Holden Employment Labor & Human Resources Production Restructuring Fri, 06 Feb 2015 19:38:00 +0000 1220221 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Returning managing director, Mark Bernhard.</strong></p> Russia Sucks Momentum From GM Europe http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/russia-sucks-momentum-gm-europe <div class="node-body article-body">GM’s weakness in Europe comes against an otherwise outstanding fourth-quarter financial report from the automaker. The period marked GM’s 20th consecutive quarter of profitability since its 2009 bankruptcy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/russia-sucks-momentum-gm-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/russia-sucks-momentum-gm-europe#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Russia Opel/Vauxhall Finance Restructuring Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:33:00 +0000 1217691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM CEO Barra says automaker monitoring Russia situation closely.</strong></p> Automakers' Business Model in Flux, Ford CEO Says http://wardsauto.com/automakers-business-model-flux-ford-ceo-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Mark Fields notes automakers face new competition from nontraditional businesses and must respond without necessarily falling back on tradition. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/automakers-business-model-flux-ford-ceo-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Retail Autonomous Vehicles Product Development Restructuring Wed, 04 Feb 2015 11:39:00 +0000 1217331 at http://wardsauto.com GM’s New Global Car to Wear Commodore Badge in Oz http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-new-global-car-wear-commodore-badge-oz <div class="node-body article-body">GM Holden says customer feedback drove its decision to retain the Commodore nameplate after 2018, when the Australian manufacturing plant is shuttered and domestic production is supplanted by imports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-new-global-car-wear-commodore-badge-oz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-s-new-global-car-wear-commodore-badge-oz#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Holden Retail Sales & Marketing Product Development Production Restructuring Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:55:00 +0000 1206591 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Commodore getting one last facelift before demise.</p> Chairman, Son Look to Shed Stock in Hyundai Affiliate http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/chairman-son-look-shed-stock-hyundai-affiliate <div class="node-body article-body">Chairman Chung Mong-Koo and Vice Chairman Chung Eui-Sun earlier this month found no takers for 5 million shares of Hyundai Glovis with an asking price of roughly $1.3 billion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/chairman-son-look-shed-stock-hyundai-affiliate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/chairman-son-look-shed-stock-hyundai-affiliate#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific South Korea Hyundai Finance Labor & Human Resources Laws/Law Enforcement Restructuring Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:27:00 +0000 1208211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Stock offering by CEO Chung (second from right) raises questions about Hyundai future.</strong></p>