Restructuring http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53312/more en Fiat Confident Chrysler Merger Will Go Through http://wardsauto.com/fiat-confident-chrysler-merger-will-go-through <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Italian automaker says it does not expect its stockholder share-buyout plan to raise enough money to jeopardize completion of the merger. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fiat-confident-chrysler-merger-will-go-through" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe North America U.S. Italy Finance Restructuring Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:15:00 +0000 1099221 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> 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>