Capacity Utilization http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53315/more en FCA, Tata Expanding Indian SUV Production Capacity http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-tata-expanding-indian-suv-production-capacity <div class="node-body article-body">Initial products to be assembled from kits on the 100,000-unit-capacity line are 5- and 7-seat SUVs being developed jointly by Tata and its Jaguar and Land Rover subsidiaries. Codenamed Q501 and Q502, the vehicles are due on the market in 2017. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-tata-expanding-indian-suv-production-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-tata-expanding-indian-suv-production-capacity#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific India Fiat Jaguar Land Rover Tata Capacity Utilization Engine Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Globalization Product Development Vehicle Assembly Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1302391 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New models would join Safari in Tata&rsquo;s limited SUV lineup.&nbsp;</strong></p> Hyundai Reportedly Planning Second U.S. Plant http://wardsauto.com/north-america/hyundai-reportedly-planning-second-us-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker denies a report by the Korean government’s Yonhap news agency that it will build a second U.S. plant to meet demand for CUVs, a market segment in which it offers only two models.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/hyundai-reportedly-planning-second-us-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/hyundai-reportedly-planning-second-us-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific North America U.S. South Korea Hyundai Capacity Utilization Inventories Vehicle Assembly Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:27:00 +0000 1302321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker boosting exports of Korea-made Tucson to U.S.</strong></p> GM’s Clegg Says Wage Gap Just One Item of UAW Talks http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-s-clegg-says-wage-gap-just-one-item-uaw-talks <div class="node-body article-body">The executive speaks after announcing a $245 million investment to prepare its Orion Twp., MI, assembly plant for a yet-to-be-named product. WardsAuto forecasts a small Cadillac CUV.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-s-clegg-says-wage-gap-just-one-item-uaw-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-s-clegg-says-wage-gap-just-one-item-uaw-talks#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Buick Cadillac Chevrolet Capacity Utilization Component Future Products Labor & Human Resources Restructuring United Auto Workers (UAW) Vehicle Assembly Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:02:00 +0000 1302331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Clegg confident of successful UAW talks.</strong></p> Volkswagen India Putting Down Deeper Local Roots http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/volkswagen-india-putting-down-deeper-local-roots <div class="node-body article-body">With Indian sales having risen 12.9% year-over-year through May, according to WardsAuto data, VW is investing in production capacity and local sourcing with an eye toward expanding the domestic market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/volkswagen-india-putting-down-deeper-local-roots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/volkswagen-india-putting-down-deeper-local-roots#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Volkswagen Capacity Utilization Local Content Product Development Sales Results Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:12:00 +0000 1300221 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Homegrown Passat not in cards yet.</strong></p> Ssangyong Can’t Afford Many Misses, But Tivoli a Hit http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ssangyong-can-t-afford-many-misses-tivoli-hit <div class="node-body article-body">Robust demand and ratcheted-up sales projections for the Tivoli may prove to be a two-edged sword for Ssangyong as the low-volume automaker heads into traditionally contentious contract talks with its workers union. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ssangyong-can-t-afford-many-misses-tivoli-hit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ssangyong-can-t-afford-many-misses-tivoli-hit#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Ssangyong Capacity Utilization Labor & Human Resources Production Sales Results Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1295711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tivoli&rsquo;s features, low price help shave automaker&rsquo;s thin margins.</strong></p> Slumping Sales Keep BMW’s Russian Plant on Ice http://wardsauto.com/europe/slumping-sales-keep-bmw-s-russian-plant-ice <div class="node-body article-body">Contract assembler Avtotor says BMW still is interested in developing a plant within a larger automotive cluster with annual capacity of 250,000 units by 2019 in the Kaliningrad region.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/slumping-sales-keep-bmw-s-russian-plant-ice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/slumping-sales-keep-bmw-s-russian-plant-ice#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia BMW Capacity Utilization Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Tue, 09 Jun 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1294841 at http://wardsauto.com <p>&nbsp;<strong>Automaker sticks with SKD assembly for now.</strong></p> Toyota to Expand Philippines Production Capacity http://wardsauto.com/toyota-expand-philippines-production-capacity <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese automaker's Philippines unit looks to grow local production capacity as much as 20% over the next two years with help from new government incentives.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-expand-philippines-production-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific Philippines Capacity Utilization Tue, 09 Jun 2015 09:41:00 +0000 1295241 at http://wardsauto.com Labor, Product Challenges Await New GM Korea COO http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/labor-product-challenges-await-new-gm-korea-coo <div class="node-body article-body">GM Korea chief Sergio Rocha says James Kim will be responsible for managing all operations, including production, quality control, parts sourcing and labor relations. Rocha will continue handling other executive responsibilities, including strategic development and implementation of sales, marketing and service programs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/labor-product-challenges-await-new-gm-korea-coo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/labor-product-challenges-await-new-gm-korea-coo#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Capacity Utilization Engine Finance Labor & Human Resources Sales Results Wed, 03 Jun 2015 18:20:00 +0000 1292621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rocha with GM Korea-built &rsquo;15 Chevrolet Cruze.</strong></p> Ford Upping Output by 40,000 Vehicles This Summer http://wardsauto.com/ford-upping-output-40000-vehicles-summer <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker says it will increase production by cutting summer shutdowns at its 16 North American plants from two weeks to one.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-upping-output-40000-vehicles-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production North America U.S. Capacity Utilization Production Tue, 02 Jun 2015 04:01:00 +0000 1290871 at http://wardsauto.com Audi Sees Upmarket Opening in Besieged Russia Market http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/audi-sees-upmarket-opening-besieged-russia-market <div class="node-body article-body">Audi Russia chief Achim Saurer says the low- and mid-priced segments of the Russian market will bear the brunt of what is projected to be a 30% year-on-year decline in sales this year, creating opportunities for higher-end brands.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/audi-sees-upmarket-opening-besieged-russia-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/audi-sees-upmarket-opening-besieged-russia-market#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Audi Capacity Utilization Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Mon, 01 Jun 2015 10:29:00 +0000 1287521 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker capitalizes on healthy demand for Q7 CUV.</strong></p>