Restructuring http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53312/more en Former Porsche Execs Face Trial Over VW Takeover Bid http://wardsauto.com/former-porsche-execs-face-trial-over-vw-takeover-bid <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A German appeals court rules former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking and ex-finance chief Holger Haerter can be tried for allegedly concealing a scheme to take over Volkswagen in 2008.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/former-porsche-execs-face-trial-over-vw-takeover-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Germany Finance Restructuring Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:57:00 +0000 1094791 at http://wardsauto.com GM Holden Denies Decision on Commodore Replacement http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-holden-denies-decision-commodore-replacement <div class="node-body article-body">Media speculate GM is keeping the replacement decision under its hat for fear an announcement would undermine sales of the current Commodore as would-be buyers in Australia and New Zealand await the arrival of the replacement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-holden-denies-decision-commodore-replacement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-holden-denies-decision-commodore-replacement#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia New Zealand Buick Chevrolet Holden Opel/Vauxhall Sales & Marketing Production Restructuring Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000 1093581 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Buick LaCrosse among potential successors to Commodore.</strong></p> UPDATE 2-China tells German auto suppliers to find partners - paper http://wardsauto.com/update-2-china-tells-german-auto-suppliers-find-partners-paper <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Chinese regulator becoming increasingly assertive</p> <p>* Executive says companies targeted for their expertise</p> <p>* Several companies say unaware of such Chinese demands (Adds comments from ElringKlinger interview, company reactions, background)</p> <p>By Edward Taylor and Samuel Shen</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-china-tells-german-auto-suppliers-find-partners-paper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers China Politics Global Sources Globalization Restructuring Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:49:48 +0000 1092871 at http://wardsauto.com FCA Taps Bigland to Head Alfa Romeo in NAFTA Region http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/fca-taps-bigland-head-alfa-romeo-nafta-region <div class="node-body article-body">Reid Bigland, who previously led the Ram truck brand, will continue to serve as head of U.S. sales and president and CEO of Chrysler Canada.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/fca-taps-bigland-head-alfa-romeo-nafta-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/fca-taps-bigland-head-alfa-romeo-nafta-region#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers North America U.S. Alfa Romeo Ram Restructuring Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:55:00 +0000 1087011 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Reid Bigland tasked with growing Alfa Romeo brand in NAFTA region.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-122 <div class="node-body article-body">Emitec comes under Continental umbrella; Bosch adds second R&D operation in Vietnam; Halla Visteon Climate Control expands into South America.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-122" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-122#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America South America Brazil China U.S. Germany Vietnam Autoliv Bosch Continental JCI Visteon Airbags Climate Controls/HVAC Global Sources Product Development Restructuring Seatbelts Seats Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:35:00 +0000 1085311 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>JCI test facility allows real-time crash monitoring.</strong></p> Chrysler Taps New Product Chief http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/chrysler-taps-new-product-chief <div class="node-body article-body">New Chrysler product chief previously served as vice president-System & Component engineering.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/chrysler-taps-new-product-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/chrysler-taps-new-product-chief#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers North America U.S. Chrysler Restructuring Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:15:00 +0000 1084201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chrysler names John Nigro head of North American product development.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-121 <div class="node-body article-body">Size matters in Continental’s DCT control unit for Audi; Cooper Standard targets Asia-Pacific markets from Shanghai base; state helps Michigan supplier build up, clean up.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-121" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-121#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China Mexico U.S. Germany Audi Continental Subaru Body Dual Clutch (DCT) Globalization Information & Entertainment OE-Supplier Relations Restructuring Challenge Manufacturing Clarion Cooper Standard Stoneridge Voith Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:35:00 +0000 1079461 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>STARLINK infotainment system debuts on &rsquo;15 Outback.</strong></p> SUVs Soften July New-Car Sales Fall in Australia http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/suvs-soften-july-new-car-sales-fall-australia <div class="node-body article-body">July SUV sales jumped 12.7% from prior-year to 28,805 units, good for a 32.1% share of the new-car market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/suvs-soften-july-new-car-sales-fall-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/suvs-soften-july-new-car-sales-fall-australia#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Ford Holden Hyundai Jeep Mazda Toyota Employment Production Restructuring Sales Results Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:58:00 +0000 1077611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Corolla one of eight segment-leading Toyota models.</strong></p> Industry Says Price War Undercuts Weakened Oz Auto Sector http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/industry-says-price-war-undercuts-weakened-oz-auto-sector <div class="node-body article-body">The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries says a vast majority of the 350 models sold in the country transact at a lower price than in other right-hand-drive markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/industry-says-price-war-undercuts-weakened-oz-auto-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/industry-says-price-war-undercuts-weakened-oz-auto-sector#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Australia Ford Holden Toyota Production Restructuring Vehicle Assembly CommSec Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries Ford Focus Trend IHS Automotive ML350 BlueTec Diesel Tony Weber Tue, 05 Aug 2014 09:02:00 +0000 1076461 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>ML350 BlueTec Diesel sees $8,000 discount between Australia, U.K. markets, study says.</strong></p> Fiat Investors Approve Merger Into Dutch-Registered Fiat Chrysler Automobiles http://wardsauto.com/fiat-investors-approve-merger-dutch-registered-fiat-chrysler-automobiles <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Should all those who voted against the merger exercise their exit rights, the merger still could fail according to a condition set as part of the merger.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fiat-investors-approve-merger-dutch-registered-fiat-chrysler-automobiles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Italy Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Restructuring Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:42:00 +0000 1074311 at http://wardsauto.com