Restructuring http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53312/more en Faurecia, Dongfeng Form Chinese Car-Parts Production JV http://wardsauto.com/faurecia-dongfeng-form-chinese-car-parts-production-jv <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">French parts-maker Faurecia says it intends to sell components to Dongfeng and the Chinese automaker's automaking partners Peugeot, Nissan, Honda and Kia. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/faurecia-dongfeng-form-chinese-car-parts-production-jv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific China Component Globalization Restructuring Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:26:00 +0000 1251131 at http://wardsauto.com PSA's CEO Says Merger Off Table Pending Turnaround http://wardsauto.com/psas-ceo-says-merger-table-pending-turnaround <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Carlos Tavares, CEO of the French automaker, says "it's a little bit early" to consider a merger while its recovery continues.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/psas-ceo-says-merger-table-pending-turnaround" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe France Finance Restructuring Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:29:00 +0000 1251001 at http://wardsauto.com EC Ruling Leaves Key TRW Assets Ripe for Taking http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ec-ruling-leaves-key-trw-assets-ripe-taking <div class="field-byline"> Alan Osborn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Acquisition of major elements of TRW following its merger with ZF, including design, manufacturing and intellectual property, could offer the buyer “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to expand globally, industry analyst Peter Cooke says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ec-ruling-leaves-key-trw-assets-ripe-taking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ec-ruling-leaves-key-trw-assets-ripe-taking#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional U.S. Germany TRW ZF Regulations Autonomous Vehicles Chassis European Commission Finance Restructuring Trade Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:36:00 +0000 1247971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>5-row side-cushion airbag.&nbsp;About 20% of TRW revenue comes from airbags and seatbelts and about&nbsp;60% of its sales revenue comes from chassis and steering systems, suspensions and foundation brakes.</strong></p> Automakers Scrambling to Keep Afloat in Volatile Russian Market http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-scrambling-keep-afloat-volatile-russian-market <div class="node-body article-body">Russian analysts say most automakers will stay in the market despite the country’s uncertain political and economic picture. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-scrambling-keep-afloat-volatile-russian-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-scrambling-keep-afloat-volatile-russian-market#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia AvtoVAZ Ford General Motors Nissan Toyota Volkswagen Politics Employment Production Restructuring Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:02:00 +0000 1248261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM shutting St. Petersburg, Russia, assembly plant indefinitely.&nbsp;</strong></p> GM Reshuffle Reflects Thai Auto Industry’s Struggles http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-reshuffle-reflects-thai-auto-industry-s-struggles <div class="node-body article-body">Despite its prolonged sales slump, industry analyst Jessada Thongpak says Thailand will remain ASEAN’s largest automotive hub because its technology and capability to meet global standards is years ahead of second-ranked Indonesia’s.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-reshuffle-reflects-thai-auto-industry-s-struggles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-reshuffle-reflects-thai-auto-industry-s-struggles#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Indonesia Thailand Chevrolet SAIC Wuling Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Capacity Utilization Employment Finance Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 1247871 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Slow-selling Spin forces GM to cut losses in Indonesia.</strong></p> Yen Falls But Japanese Automakers’ Profits Rise http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/yen-falls-japanese-automakers-profits-rise <div class="node-body article-body">Years of deep cost-cutting, consolidating platforms, expanding production outside Japan and sharp focus on product planning have lifted the companies out of the depths of the recession triggered in 2008, industry analyst Chris Richter says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/yen-falls-japanese-automakers-profits-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/yen-falls-japanese-automakers-profits-rise#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Japan Daihatsu Honda Mazda Mitsubishi Nissan Subaru Suzuki Toyota Finance Restructuring Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:17:00 +0000 1246281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Global top seller Corolla helps lift Toyota to record earnings.</strong></p> Tivoli Key Piece of Ssangyong’s Turnaround Plan http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tivoli-key-piece-ssangyong-s-turnaround-plan <div class="node-body article-body">The CUV, launched in January, is off to a solid start in Korea, despite limited availability as production ramps up. Sales accounted for 30% of the automaker’s global volume in February.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tivoli-key-piece-ssangyong-s-turnaround-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tivoli-key-piece-ssangyong-s-turnaround-plan#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology South Korea Ssangyong Sales & Marketing Restructuring Vehicles & Technology Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:27:00 +0000 1244701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tivoli breaks away from Ssangyong&rsquo;s signature boxy styling.</strong></p> Maruti Suzuki Stands Down as Suzuki Targets India http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/maruti-suzuki-stands-down-suzuki-targets-india <div class="node-body article-body">Maruti Suzuki’s chairman says the Japanese automaker finds the India project attractive because it has plenty of surplus funds and interest rates in Japan are low.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/maruti-suzuki-stands-down-suzuki-targets-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/maruti-suzuki-stands-down-suzuki-targets-india#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific India Maruti Suzuki Capacity Utilization Restructuring Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1244601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Suzuki wants into Indian market dominated by Maruti Suzuki JV.</strong></p> GM First Domino to Fall in Russia http://wardsauto.com/europe/gm-first-domino-fall-russia <div class="node-body article-body">GM’s actions in Russia will play out over the next nine months and includes halting operations at its assembly plant in St. Petersburg by the middle of this year. Two years ago, GM began a $1 billion expansion of the facility.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/gm-first-domino-fall-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/gm-first-domino-fall-russia#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Russia General Motors Restructuring Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:37:00 +0000 1244441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Former GM Chairman, CEO Akerson with St. Petersburg employees in 2012, when Russian market was poised for breakout.</strong></p> Visteon CEO Leuliette Stepping Down http://wardsauto.com/visteon-ceo-leuliette-stepping-down <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The 65-year-old Leuliette has overseen the supplier's restructuring into specializing in automotive electronics. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/visteon-ceo-leuliette-stepping-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers North America U.S. Labor & Human Resources Restructuring Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:14:00 +0000 1243031 at http://wardsauto.com