Restructuring http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53312/more en GM’s Barra Says Automaker Upping U.S. Product Cadence http://wardsauto.com/north-america/gm-s-barra-says-automaker-upping-us-product-cadence <div class="node-body article-body">The increased activity comes on the heels of GM’s decision last year to increase overall capital spending 20%, an outlay hike in new-product spending that puts it on par with other leading global OEMs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/gm-s-barra-says-automaker-upping-us-product-cadence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/gm-s-barra-says-automaker-upping-us-product-cadence#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Cadillac Chevrolet Product Development Restructuring Sales Results Mon, 04 May 2015 17:29:00 +0000 1272961 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM CEO Barra, center, at Fairfax, KS, assembly plant.</strong></p> GM Marks 500 Millionth Build, Plans Customer Givebacks http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-marks-500-millionth-build-plans-customer-givebacks <div class="node-body article-body">GM celebrates the milestone today at its Fairfax, KS, assembly plant, where GM CEO Mary Barra and GM North America President Alan Batey announce a $174 million investment in the facility.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-marks-500-millionth-build-plans-customer-givebacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-marks-500-millionth-build-plans-customer-givebacks#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. General Motors Capacity Utilization Employment Globalization Production Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Mon, 04 May 2015 14:15:00 +0000 1272111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Redesigned &rsquo;16 Chevy Malibu cornerstone of 500 millionth vehicle celebration.</strong></p> GM Details $5.4 Billion of U.S. Facility Investments http://wardsauto.com/north-america/gm-details-54-billion-us-facility-investments <div class="node-body article-body">The investment, which GM North America President Alan Batey details at the automaker’s Pontiac, MI, Metal Center, also comes ahead of pivotal UAW contract negotiations this summer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/gm-details-54-billion-us-facility-investments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/gm-details-54-billion-us-facility-investments#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. Buick Cadillac Chevrolet GMC Finance Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:28:00 +0000 1271301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Pontiac Metal Center site of GM&rsquo;s $5.4 billion U.S. investment announcement.</strong></p> GM Expects to Halt Venezuela Production in July http://wardsauto.com/gm-expects-halt-venezuela-production-july <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker, which builds four vehicles and employs 3,000 people in Venezuela, is the latest U.S. corporation acting to protect its profits against the country's currency fluctuations.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-expects-halt-venezuela-production-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production South America Venezuela Finance Production Restructuring Wed, 29 Apr 2015 21:02:00 +0000 1270601 at http://wardsauto.com Marchionne Pleads Case for Mergers http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/marchionne-pleads-case-mergers <div class="node-body article-body">Sergio Marchionne declines to reveal potential partners or whether he is in discussions with other OEMs, but says financial analysts must play role in promoting the need for industry consolidation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/marchionne-pleads-case-mergers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/marchionne-pleads-case-mergers#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Chrysler Fiat Product Development Restructuring Sales Results Wed, 29 Apr 2015 19:35:00 +0000 1270491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>FCA CEO says current capital expenditure levels unsustainable.</strong></p> New-Look Camry Final Chapter in Toyota Oz Production http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-look-camry-final-chapter-toyota-oz-production <div class="node-body article-body">About 70% of Camry builds will be exported to the Middle East, New Zealand, South Pacific Islands and, for the first time, Thailand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-look-camry-final-chapter-toyota-oz-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-look-camry-final-chapter-toyota-oz-production#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific Australia Toyota Employment Production Restructuring Trade Vehicle Assembly Tue, 28 Apr 2015 20:20:00 +0000 1269471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Clock winding down on first Toyota production outside Japan.</strong></p> Ford Remains Confident in Russian Market as Profits Plunge http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-remains-confident-russian-market-profits-plunge <div class="node-body article-body">Ford posted a $924 million profit in the first quarter despite a $185 million loss in Europe. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-remains-confident-russian-market-profits-plunge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-remains-confident-russian-market-profits-plunge#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Ford Restructuring Sales Results Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:42:00 +0000 1269211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford recently took operating control of Russian automaker Sollers. &nbsp;</strong></p> Family Stake in Peugeot at Issue in Meeting http://wardsauto.com/family-stake-peugeot-issue-meeting <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A French newspaper reports the June meeting will center on differences among the Peugeot family over its 14.1% stake in the automaker.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/family-stake-peugeot-issue-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe France Finance Restructuring Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:38:00 +0000 1267581 at http://wardsauto.com GM Holden Cutting More Workers as Oz Sales Slip http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-cutting-more-workers-oz-sales-slip <div class="node-body article-body">News Corp. Australia says production employees will be reduced to 1,260 from 1,530 and vehicle output will be reduced by 50 units to 240 a day. Parent General Motors is closing the plant in 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-cutting-more-workers-oz-sales-slip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-cutting-more-workers-oz-sales-slip#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Ford Holden Toyota Employment Production Restructuring Sales Results Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:11:00 +0000 1266951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cruze sales decline along with workforce numbers.</strong></p> Ssangyong Says Mahindra Denies Plan to Raise Stake http://wardsauto.com/ssangyong-says-mahindra-denies-plan-raise-stake <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Ssangyong says Mahindra & Mahindra, which owns 72.85% of the Korean automaker, denies a television report that the Indian industrial conglomerate will raise its stake to between 90% and 95%. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ssangyong-says-mahindra-denies-plan-raise-stake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific India South Korea Finance Restructuring Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:25:00 +0000 1266361 at http://wardsauto.com