Body http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53314/more en CORRECTED-Demand from U.S. automakers could boost aluminium price -Japan industry body http://wardsauto.com/corrected-demand-us-automakers-could-boost-aluminium-price-japan-industry-body <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Corrects paragraph 9 to show target is 6.5 mln T, not 650,000 T, and that current demand is 4 mln T)</p> <p>* Ford plans to launch aluminium-intensive truck, others could follow</p> <p>* Could push aluminium price to $2,500 per T -Japan industry body</p> <p>* Premiums paid by Japanese buyers are too high -industry group</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/corrected-demand-us-automakers-could-boost-aluminium-price-japan-industry-body" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan Aluminum Body Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Purchashing Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:14:57 +0000 1057521 at http://wardsauto.com Owners Can Dress Daihatsu 2-Seat Mini-Convertible http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/owners-can-dress-daihatsu-2-seat-mini-convertible <div class="node-body article-body">Following the concept of Daimler’s Smart minicar, Daihatsu rejects the notion it is difficult to alter a car’s design after it is bought, and instead is enabling customers to make post-purchase changes in line with their preferences.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/owners-can-dress-daihatsu-2-seat-mini-convertible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/owners-can-dress-daihatsu-2-seat-mini-convertible#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Daihatsu Smart Body Exterior Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:49:00 +0000 1055061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Daihatsu minicar&rsquo;s looks go beyond painted sheetmetal.</strong></p> Japanese Parts Manufacturers Display Latest Wares http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/japanese-parts-manufacturers-display-latest-wares <div class="node-body article-body">Jatco is producing about 1,500 units of the second transmission in its CVT8 Hybrid series monthly, but plans to raise output to 4,500 units per month by 2016, with its Aguascalientes, Mexico-based subsidiary accounting for almost all of the growth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/japanese-parts-manufacturers-display-latest-wares" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/japanese-parts-manufacturers-display-latest-wares#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Japan Aisin Denso General Motors Honda Infiniti Isuzu Lexus Nissan Ram Toyota Body Climate Controls/HVAC Continuously Variable (CVT) Electric Vehicles Global Sources Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion OE-Supplier Relations Production Purchashing Transmission Hitachi Jatco Toyota Industries Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:19:00 +0000 1046821 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Next-gen Jatco CVT-8 transmission designed for lower torque levels.</strong></p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-4 <div class="node-body article-body">Robots soak up sun at Mini plant; Continental specialty tires keep hybrids’ cabin noise down; TRW emergency-steering assist gives driver extra set of eyes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-4#comments Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. France Germany Sweden United Kingdom Continental Dana Faurecia Mini TRW Body Cameras Chassis Hybrid Vehicles Manufacturing Technology Radar Seats Tires Dow Automotive Oxford Saab Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:20:00 +0000 1042911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Temperature sensor improves weld strength, lightweighting.</strong></p> Chrysler’s WCM Academy Expands Size, Program Offerings http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/chrysler-s-wcm-academy-expands-size-program-offerings <div class="node-body article-body">The Warren, MI-based facility has trained 9,000 Chrysler employees in the World Class Manufacturing methodology since it opened in 2012.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/chrysler-s-wcm-academy-expands-size-program-offerings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/chrysler-s-wcm-academy-expands-size-program-offerings#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers North America U.S. Chrysler Body Manufacturing Technology Vehicle Assembly Tue, 06 May 2014 10:38:00 +0000 1011161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chrysler WCM Academy has added two Comau robots like those found in body shops to aid in training.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105 <div class="node-body article-body">Consortium to forge closer ties between OEMs, suppliers; LEDs at heart of Hella headlamp system in Audi A8; JLR calls on Bosch to devise smartphone-vehicle interface; juicy offer from Nissan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-105#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional Mexico U.S. Audi Bosch Faurecia Ford Hella Jaguar Jeep Land Rover Magna Nissan Volkswagen Body Capacity Utilization Charging Exterior Globalization Headlamps Incentives Information & Entertainment OE-Supplier Relations SAE International Seats Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) Vehicle Assembly Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium Flextronics Haartz Key Safety Systems Macedonia Recaro Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:50:00 +0000 998421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Recyclable Magna liftgate has paintable outer panel.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-104 <div class="node-body article-body">Magna subsidiary raising output of electronic latches; Daimler assigns 9-speed AT work to Romania facility; new leadership at Aisin Seiki’s U.S. technical center.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-104" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-104#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Canada U.S. Japan Czech Republic Romania Aisin Continental Magna Mercedes Toyota Automatic Body Brakes Capacity Utilization Component Labor & Human Resources OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Suspension Transmission Elio Motors GKN Driveline Ideal Automotive Markus Schafer Samir Salaman Yoshiaki Kato Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:45:00 +0000 993711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GKN North Carolina customers include Detroit Three, BMW.</strong></p> Chrysler Updates Sterling Heights' Plant Technology for 200 http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/chrysler-updates-sterling-heights-plant-technology-200 <div class="node-body article-body">Laser-brazing, an open-gate framer and a Quality Assurance Center are three processes or areas new to the suburban Detroit assembly plant.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/chrysler-updates-sterling-heights-plant-technology-200" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/chrysler-updates-sterling-heights-plant-technology-200#comments Premium Limited Plants & Production Auto Makers North America U.S. Chrysler Body 200 Chrysler Fiat lab Materials quality Sterling Heights testing Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:59:00 +0000 981691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Quality Assurance Center&rsquo;s light booth.</strong></p> New 200 Better Prepared to Take on Top Competitors, Chrysler Says http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/new-200-better-prepared-take-top-competitors-chrysler-says <div class="node-body article-body">The ’15 Chrysler 200 is based on the automaker’s CUS-wide platform, which also underpins the Dodge Dart, Jeep Cherokee and Alfa Romeo Giulia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/new-200-better-prepared-take-top-competitors-chrysler-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/new-200-better-prepared-take-top-competitors-chrysler-says#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler Automatic Body Employment Gasoline Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:58:00 +0000 977891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Chrysler 200 not offered as convertible. </strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-97 <div class="node-body article-body">Magna, Chinese partner for front-end-module JV; Chevy sources brake, chassis components from Grede North American foundries; Engineering students have designs on €100,000 top prize in Valeo competition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-97" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-97#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Africa / Middle East Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America South America Brazil China U.S. France Russia Bosch Chevrolet Land Rover Magna Valeo Body Component Future Products Global Sources Globalization OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Taillamps Vehicle Assembly AD Plastik Glohh Guangneng Rongneng Henniges ThyssenKrupp Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:10:00 +0000 958421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Henniges, Croatian supplier seal deal for Russian production.</strong></p>