Capacity Utilization http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53315/more en Current Data Center Graphs http://wardsauto.com/data-center/current-data-center-graphs <div class="node-body gallery-body">Current charts and graphs from WardsAuto Data Center.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/data-center/current-data-center-graphs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/data-center/current-data-center-graphs#comments Public Data Center Auto Makers North America - Regional Capacity Utilization Inventories Production Sales Results Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:40:00 +0000 494881 at http://wardsauto.com Small-Car Policy Driving Industry Growth in Malaysia http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia <div class="node-body article-body">The National Automotive Policy aims to promote the creation of a competitive automotive industry in terms of employment, technology development and supply-chain improvement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/small-car-policy-driving-industry-growth-malaysia#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Malaysia Honda Mazda Perodua Volvo Car Capacity Utilization Charging Emissions Finance Fuel Economy Globalization Trade Vehicle Assembly Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:51:00 +0000 1182291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perodua claims 50.8 mpg for locally built Axia Advance EEV.</strong></p> PSA Says New Vehicles Planned at Downsized French Plant http://wardsauto.com/psa-says-new-vehicles-planned-downsized-french-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The French automaker will operate only one assembly line at its Poissy plant outside Paris early next year, but says it is investing in new models that will go into production in 2018. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/psa-says-new-vehicles-planned-downsized-french-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe France Capacity Utilization Product Development Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:01:00 +0000 1178601 at http://wardsauto.com SEAT’s Russian Exit Not Slowing Spain Plant’s Output http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/seat-s-russian-exit-not-slowing-spain-plant-s-output <div class="node-body article-body">SEAT union officials hope to make up the capacity shortfall at Martorell by landing both a smaller version of an upcoming CUV awarded to a Czech Republic plant and the new Audi A1 now being assembled in Brussels.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/seat-s-russian-exit-not-slowing-spain-plant-s-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/seat-s-russian-exit-not-slowing-spain-plant-s-output#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Spain Fiat SEAT Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:10:00 +0000 1174901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>SEAT assembly plant in Spain raising capacity utilization, looking for more.</strong></p> Daimler to Grow Production of EV Batteries http://wardsauto.com/daimler-grow-production-ev-batteries <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker will invest about $125 million to increase production of lithium-ion batteries for its Mercedes division's hybrid C-Class, E-Class and S-Class models. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/daimler-grow-production-ev-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Capacity Utilization Li-ion Mon, 01 Dec 2014 13:02:00 +0000 1168781 at http://wardsauto.com Maruti Suzuki Chairman Bhargava OK With Plant Delay http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/maruti-suzuki-chairman-bhargava-ok-plant-delay <div class="node-body article-body">Delaying the plant will allow Maruti Suzuki to draw on its cash reserves and invest in marketing and sales, expanding the sales network and ‟making the right models,” Bhargava said during the automaker’s September general meeting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/maruti-suzuki-chairman-bhargava-ok-plant-delay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/maruti-suzuki-chairman-bhargava-ok-plant-delay#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Maruti Capacity Utilization Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:41:00 +0000 1159731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Alto K10&rsquo;s automatic transmission rare among Indian small cars.</strong></p> GM Korea’s Changwon Plant Firing on All Cylinders http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-s-changwon-plant-firing-all-cylinders <div class="node-body article-body">Improvements at the complex, which builds the Damas and Labo mini LCVs, the Chevrolet Spark minicar and electric vehicle, and 0.8L, 1.0L and 1.2L engines and transmissions, include a new body shop with enhanced robotic line technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-s-changwon-plant-firing-all-cylinders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-s-changwon-plant-firing-all-cylinders#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific South Korea Chevrolet Daewoo Capacity Utilization Emissions Employment Engine Production Transmission Vehicle Assembly Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1156321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Changwon plant boosts output as Damas, Labo return by popular demand.</strong></p> Takata Adds Capacity to Replace Defective Airbag Inflators http://wardsauto.com/takata-adds-capacity-replace-defective-airbag-inflators <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese supplier is adding two new production lines at its Monclova, Mexico, plant as it works to replace airbag inflators linked to the global recall of millions of vehicles. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-adds-capacity-replace-defective-airbag-inflators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico Airbags Capacity Utilization Component Production Safety Fri, 14 Nov 2014 02:10:00 +0000 1159901 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 1-Renault targets up to 75,000 vehicles/yr at new Algeria plant http://wardsauto.com/update-1-renault-targets-75000-vehiclesyr-new-algeria-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds details, background)</p> <p>PARIS/Oran, ALGERIA, Nov 10 (Reuters) - French carmaker Renault opened its first plant in Algeria on Monday at a cost of 50 million euros ($62 million) to boost its presence in Africa's second-biggest auto market.</p> <p>The group set an initial production target of 25,000 vehicles a year that could triple for the factory in Oued Tlelat, in the Oran region, which will produce the new Renault Symbol model.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-renault-targets-75000-vehiclesyr-new-algeria-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Africa / Middle East Algeria Capacity Utilization Globalization Vehicle Assembly Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:43:31 +0000 1155631 at http://wardsauto.com 'Car Guy' Rocha Hustles to Keep GM Korea Relevant http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/car-guy-rocha-hustles-keep-gm-korea-relevant <div class="node-body article-body">Sergio Rocha asserts he’s been able to break through the perceived walls separating GM Korea management and labor thanks to the kinship he feels with workers on the assembly line, where he started his career as an hourly apprentice at age 14.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/car-guy-rocha-hustles-keep-gm-korea-relevant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/car-guy-rocha-hustles-keep-gm-korea-relevant#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Capacity Utilization Employment Finance Labor & Human Resources Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:14:00 +0000 1155001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Three of four GM Korea plants running above capacity.</strong></p> <p><strong>GM Korea CEO Rocha</strong></p>