Capacity Utilization http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53315/more en GM’s Russia Pullout Cuts Opel Spain Plant’s Output http://wardsauto.com/europe/gm-s-russia-pullout-cuts-opel-spain-plant-s-output <div class="node-body article-body">The initial 2015 forecast called for production of 400,000 units but was reduced early this year to 388,000. The cutback in Corsa output lowers that figure to 367,000 units, or 81% of capacity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/gm-s-russia-pullout-cuts-opel-spain-plant-s-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/gm-s-russia-pullout-cuts-opel-spain-plant-s-output#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Russia Spain Opel/Vauxhall Capacity Utilization Employment Production Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Thu, 28 May 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1288181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>No break in Mokka CUV assemblies at Opel Spain plant.</strong></p> GM Korea Union Seeks Hefty Pay Hikes, Job Guarantees http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-korea-union-seeks-hefty-pay-hikes-job-guarantees <div class="node-body article-body">The KMWU’s wage-hike demand is 252% higher than the 63,000-won monthly increase agreed upon in 2014, and it seeks bonuses 43% to 238% higher than the average 10.5 million won paid out last year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-korea-union-seeks-hefty-pay-hikes-job-guarantees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-korea-union-seeks-hefty-pay-hikes-job-guarantees#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific India South Korea General Motors Capacity Utilization Finance Labor & Human Resources Production Trade Thu, 28 May 2015 09:40:00 +0000 1288401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Union frets about losing Spark export builds to GM India.</strong></p> China's BYD to Raise Funds for Expansion Plans http://wardsauto.com/chinas-byd-raise-funds-expansion-plans <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Chinese automaker, which is backed by U.S. investor Warren Buffett's firm, reportedly plans to raise RMB12 billion to raise battery-production capacity and develop new models. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/chinas-byd-raise-funds-expansion-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Batteries Capacity Utilization Component Electric Vehicles Finance Product Development Wed, 27 May 2015 04:25:00 +0000 1287661 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Standing Pat With Winning Hand in India http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hyundai-standing-pat-winning-hand-india <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai is balking at building a third plant because it currently has more than enough production capacity in India, allowing it to circumvent tariffs ranging from 80% to 135% on imported cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hyundai-standing-pat-winning-hand-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/hyundai-standing-pat-winning-hand-india#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific India South Korea Hyundai Capacity Utilization Sales Results Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Tue, 26 May 2015 09:12:00 +0000 1286031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker meets local demand for i20 by shifting export builds out of Korea.</strong></p> Hyundai Boosting Production of Tucson SUV http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-boosting-production-tucson-suv <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Korean automaker is taking pressure off its sole factory that builds the hot-selling Tucson by adding 50,000 units annually to the production schedule at a second plant.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-boosting-production-tucson-suv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Sales & Marketing Capacity Utilization Fri, 22 May 2015 11:57:00 +0000 1285871 at http://wardsauto.com Subaru Hitting on All Cylinders With All-Wheel Drive http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/subaru-hitting-all-cylinders-all-wheel-drive <div class="node-body article-body">Though CUVs are leading the way, marketing strategist Dave Sullivan says Subaru is benefiting from the all-wheel-drive technology employed in almost all of its cars yet is offered by few competitors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/subaru-hitting-all-cylinders-all-wheel-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/subaru-hitting-all-cylinders-all-wheel-drive#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Subaru Capacity Utilization Sales Results Thu, 21 May 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1283381 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><strong>&rsquo;15 Outback heads downhill as Subaru sales head up.</strong><o:p></o:p></p> Toyota Anything But Bearish on Russian Market http://wardsauto.com/europe/toyota-anything-bearish-russian-market <div class="node-body article-body">In addition to launching RAV4 assembly next year, Toyota plans to increase imports and possibly launch of production of B- and C-segment models targeted mainly at younger Russians. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/toyota-anything-bearish-russian-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/toyota-anything-bearish-russian-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Toyota Capacity Utilization Employment Globalization Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 21 May 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1283661 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Highlander helps Toyota absorb bumps in Russian road.</strong></p> Hyundai U.S. Chief: NA Capacity Announcement in 60-90 Days http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/hyundai-us-chief-na-capacity-announcement-60-90-days <div class="node-body article-body">Two possibilities include an expansion of Hyundai's Montgomery, AL, plant or Kia assembling some Hyundais at its forthcoming Mexico plant.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/hyundai-us-chief-na-capacity-announcement-60-90-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/hyundai-us-chief-na-capacity-announcement-60-90-days#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America - Regional Hyundai Capacity Utilization Vehicle Assembly Wed, 20 May 2015 03:39:00 +0000 1283771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai&#39;s Montgomery, AL, plant opened in 2005.</strong></p> North American Capacity Utilization Hits 100% Again in Q1 http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-capacity-utilization-hits-100-again-q1 <div class="node-body article-body">Additional North American production capacity in 2016 from a new plant at Volkswagen and increases at existing facilities among other automakers will raise available straight-time production to 18.4 million units.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-capacity-utilization-hits-100-again-q1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-capacity-utilization-hits-100-again-q1#comments Premium Limited Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America - Regional Auto Makers Capacity Utilization Thu, 14 May 2015 09:44:00 +0000 1278921 at http://wardsauto.com Volvo Cars picks South Carolina to supply toughening U.S. market http://wardsauto.com/volvo-cars-picks-south-carolina-supply-toughening-us-market <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* $500 million investment seen initially creating 2,000 jobs</p> <p>* Production to start 2018 and quickly reach 100,000 a year</p> <p>* China-owned Volvo Cars looking to reverse US sales decline</p> <p>By Laurence Frost and Ben Klayman</p> <p>PARIS/DETROIT, May 11 (Reuters) - Sweden's Volvo Cars has chosen a site in South Carolina for a $500 million investment in its first U.S. plant, it said on Monday, targeting a bigger share of the increasingly competitive North American premium market.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volvo-cars-picks-south-carolina-supply-toughening-us-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Vehicle Assembly Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1277681 at http://wardsauto.com