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, 22 Aug 2014 20:20:00 +0000 494881 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123 <div class="node-body article-body">Axalta expands in Mexico; Bosch looks to Vietnam for latest Asian expansion; Mitsubishi Rayon acquires carbon-fiber plastics supplier Wethje.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China Mexico U.S. Finland Germany Vietnam BMW BorgWarner Bosch General Motors Porsche Automatic Capacity Utilization Carbon Fiber Component Electronics Finance Global Sources Globalization Instrument Panel Lane-Departure Warning Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:05:00 +0000 1090321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chevrolet, Buick, GMC shift to BorgWarner solenoid valves.</strong></p> New Product Mix Regains Lost Ground for Honda India http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-product-mix-regains-lost-ground-honda-india <div class="node-body article-body">Honda India dropped every model but the CR-V and refilled its portfolio with the popular Brio hatchback and Amaze compact sedan. The Mobilio is shaping up as India’s most successful MPV since the Toyota Innova. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-product-mix-regains-lost-ground-honda-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-product-mix-regains-lost-ground-honda-india#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Honda Capacity Utilization Diesel Gasoline Product Development Sales Results Gujarat Hironori Kanayama Yoshiyuki Matsumoto Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:21:00 +0000 1087971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Diesel option drives Mobilio demand.</strong></p> Subaru in Capacity Crunch as 600,000 U.S. Sales ‛Feasible’ http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/subaru-capacity-crunch-600000-us-sales-feasible <div class="node-body article-body">The ascendant Japanese brand will have to wait another two years before additional capacity comes on line at its sole U.S. plant in Lafayette, IN.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/subaru-capacity-crunch-600000-us-sales-feasible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/subaru-capacity-crunch-600000-us-sales-feasible#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Subaru Sales & Marketing Capacity Utilization Dominick Infante Fuji Impreza IN Lafayette Legacy Outback Subaru Toyota Camry Tribeca Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1086051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Subaru Legacy new for &rsquo;15.</strong></p> Export Markets New Combat Zone for Indian Automakers http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic automakers and global manufacturers’ Indian subsidiaries are exporting, or will export, both fully assembled vehicles and kits for local assembly in the importing country. Their market reach is worldwide.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Honda Hyundai Jeep Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Renault Tata Volkswagen Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1082031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Datsun GO helps Nissan become India&rsquo;s No.2 exporter.</strong></p> GM to Invest $174 Million at Lansing Complex http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-invest-174-million-lansing-complex <div class="node-body article-body">A 225,000-sq.-ft. stamping facility will start production in 2016 and the automaker expects that making the parts locally will save $14 million annually in material handling costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-invest-174-million-lansing-complex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-invest-174-million-lansing-complex#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers North America U.S. Cadillac Chevrolet Capacity Utilization Stamping Vehicle Assembly ATS Cadillac CTS Chevrolet Camaro Christine Sitek Lansing Delta Township Lansing Grand River Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:30:00 +0000 1084761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM&rsquo;s Lansing Grand River assembly complex to receive $174 investment.</strong></p> Hyundai Set Sights on Style in New-Generation i20 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hyundai-set-sights-style-new-generation-i20 <div class="node-body article-body">Renderings released by the European Design Studio show the i20 shedding its conservative design in favor of a more sporty, sophisticated look.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hyundai-set-sights-style-new-generation-i20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hyundai-set-sights-style-new-generation-i20#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Czech Republic South Korea Turkey Hyundai Capacity Utilization Exterior Product Development Registrations Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1082851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New i20 suggests aggressive stance of bigger Genesis sibling.</strong></p> Japanese Automakers Boost Exports From Europe http://wardsauto.com/europe/japanese-automakers-boost-exports-europe <div class="node-body article-body">More than two-thirds of all Japanese-brand models sold in Europe now are produced there, an industry group says. Imports from Japan fell to 371,576 units in 2013, down 8.2% from 401,870 compared with prior-year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/japanese-automakers-boost-exports-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/japanese-automakers-boost-exports-europe#comments Premium World Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Africa - Regional Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional Middle East - Regional North America - Regional South America - Regional Japan BMW Daimler Honda Hyundai Nissan PSA Toyota Capacity Utilization Employment Fuel-Cell Vehicles Globalization Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) Product Development Production Purchashing Trade Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:59:00 +0000 1077901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota expanding Yaris output at French plant.</strong></p> Chrysler Targets Higher Margins; Posts $619 Q2 Profit http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/chrysler-targets-higher-margins-posts-619-q2-profit <div class="node-body article-body">Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says the automaker will approach suppliers in an effort to boost profit margins.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/chrysler-targets-higher-margins-posts-619-q2-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/chrysler-targets-higher-margins-posts-619-q2-profit#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Chrysler Capacity Utilization Globalization Sales Results Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18:27:00 +0000 1079281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says U.S. capacity expansion unlikely. </strong></p> More Aluminum Capacity Dedicated to Autos http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/more-aluminum-capacity-dedicated-autos <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In 2011, Ducker market research projected automotive would use 1 billion lbs. (453 million kg) of aluminum annually in 2025. Now, it projects 4 billion lbs. (1.8 billion kg).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/more-aluminum-capacity-dedicated-autos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/more-aluminum-capacity-dedicated-autos#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Suppliers North America North America - Regional U.S. Saudi Arabia Suppliers 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Aluminum Capacity Utilization Global Sources Globalization Production Alcoa aluminum beverage cans Ducker Ducker research KSA Mike Murphy Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:25:00 +0000 1076391 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mike Murphy, vice-president for automotive at Alcoa.</strong></p>