Restructuring http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53312/more en REFILE-Dutch sportscar maker Spyker declared bankrupt http://wardsauto.com/refile-dutch-sportscar-maker-spyker-declared-bankrupt <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Refiles to correct typo in company suffix in paragraph 3)</p> <p>AMSTERDAM, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Dutch sportscar maker Spyker , one-time owner of Sweden's Saab, declared bankruptcy on Thursday, after failing to secure a critical bridging loan it had hoped would help it refinance and restructure.</p> <p>The company, formed in 2000 to resurrect an early 20th century Dutch auto marque, had filed for protection from creditors earlier this month, hoping to stave off collapse.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/refile-dutch-sportscar-maker-spyker-declared-bankrupt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Netherlands Finance Restructuring Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:39:42 +0000 1185721 at http://wardsauto.com Ford, GM Holden Woo Oz Buyers as Production Era Ends http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-gm-holden-woo-oz-buyers-production-era-ends <div class="node-body article-body">The core of Ford’s transformation is its dealerships’ evolution with modern customer trends, while GM Holden’s new Customer Council is designed to facilitate direct feedback on the automaker’s products and customer service.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-gm-holden-woo-oz-buyers-production-era-ends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-gm-holden-woo-oz-buyers-production-era-ends#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Ford Holden Advertising Dealership Management Restructuring Social Media Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:50:00 +0000 1177521 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM Holden Customer Council seeks loyal owners&rsquo; feedback.</strong></p> Ford Oz Offers Jobs to Sacked GM Holden Engineers http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-oz-offers-jobs-sacked-gm-holden-engineers <div class="node-body article-body">Ford plans to hire 150 of 200 Melbourne-based GM Holden engineers that will be let go before Christmas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-oz-offers-jobs-sacked-gm-holden-engineers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-oz-offers-jobs-sacked-gm-holden-engineers#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Australia Ford Holden Labor & Human Resources Product Development Restructuring Mon, 01 Dec 2014 18:03:00 +0000 1168951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hiring plans announced as sales of new XR8 get off to hot start.</strong></p> Australia Senate Vows to Block Auto Industry Aid Cuts http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/australia-senate-vows-block-auto-industry-aid-cuts <div class="node-body article-body">Supporters of the existing federal-aid program say slashing assistance will scuttle any chance for the industry to diversify after GM Holden, Ford and Toyota end local manufacturing by the end of 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/australia-senate-vows-block-auto-industry-aid-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/australia-senate-vows-block-auto-industry-aid-cuts#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific Australia Ford Holden Toyota Politics Finance Production Restructuring Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:25:00 +0000 1167431 at http://wardsauto.com TRW Shareholders OK Takeover by ZF http://wardsauto.com/trw-shareholders-ok-takeover-zf <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Of the 81% of shareholders controlling TRW's equity capital, 79% approved the $12.4 billion takeover by ZF, another major automotive supplier.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/trw-shareholders-ok-takeover-zf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe North America U.S. Germany Finance Global Sources Globalization Restructuring Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:15:00 +0000 1164221 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Romania Laying Off 20% of Staff in 2015 http://wardsauto.com/ford-romania-laying-20-staff-2015 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The U.S. automaker cites a weak European market in preparing to lay off 680 people at its Romanian division, which has produced the B-Max multipurpose vehicle since 2013.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-romania-laying-20-staff-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Romania Labor & Human Resources Restructuring Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:13:00 +0000 1162931 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Taps Farley to Lead European Operations http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-taps-farley-lead-european-operations <div class="node-body article-body">Jim Farley, currently the automaker’s chief marketing officer, succeeds Stephen Odell, who replaces Farley as executive vice president-Global Marketing Sales and Service. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-taps-farley-lead-european-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-taps-farley-lead-european-operations#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. Ford Restructuring Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:33:00 +0000 1154941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Jim Farley moving to Europe.&nbsp;</strong></p> Toyota Back on Track Toward Record Profits, But Still Work to Do, Analysts Say http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-back-track-toward-record-profits-still-work-do-analysts-say <div class="node-body article-body">After a post-recession earnings plunge, Toyota was able to lower its break-even point markedly, and it reorganized in ways meant to bolster the competitiveness of its products and improve overall quality. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-back-track-toward-record-profits-still-work-do-analysts-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-back-track-toward-record-profits-still-work-do-analysts-say#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Asia Pacific Japan Toyota Component Finance Product Development Purchashing Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Wed, 05 Nov 2014 11:12:00 +0000 1150171 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Plug-in Prius one of bigger disappointments, as sales well short of initial targets.</strong></p> Oz Government to Aid Industry Post-Auto Production http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/oz-government-aid-industry-post-auto-production <div class="node-body article-body">Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane says the program aims to identify new investment opportunities for Australian industry as it transitions from its traditional base to new, higher value-added and globally linked manufacturing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/oz-government-aid-industry-post-auto-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/oz-government-aid-industry-post-auto-production#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Australia Ford Holden Toyota Politics Employment Labor & Human Resources Production Restructuring Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:53:00 +0000 1145901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota production leaving Australia by end of 2017.</strong></p> FCA Posts Q3 Profit; Ferrari Spin-Off Plans Outlined http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fca-posts-q3-profit-ferrari-spin-plans-outlined <div class="node-body article-body">FCA’s Q3 revenues were up 14% to €23.6 billion on worldwide shipments of 1.1 million units, a 10% increase vs. year-ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fca-posts-q3-profit-ferrari-spin-plans-outlined" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fca-posts-q3-profit-ferrari-spin-plans-outlined#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Chrysler Ferrari Fiat Restructuring Sales Results Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:50:00 +0000 1145841 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne says Ferrari exclusivity to be retained.&nbsp;</strong></p>