Capacity Utilization http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53315/more en Ford: European Recovery Plan on Track http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-european-recovery-plan-track <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker reports first-half sales rose 6.6% in Europe to reach 605,400 vehicles, marking the company’s best performance for the period since 2011. The result slightly outperformed the market, up 6.3%, keeping Ford’s share at a level 7.9%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-european-recovery-plan-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-european-recovery-plan-track#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Europe Africa - Regional Europe - Regional Middle East - Regional Ford Capacity Utilization Finance Sales Results Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:45:00 +0000 1056401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mondeo Vignale marks Ford of Europe&rsquo;s move upmarket.</strong></p> Nissan Builds New-Gen Pickup at Second Thailand Plant http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-builds-new-gen-pickup-second-thailand-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The new plant will increase Nissan’s annual production capacity in Thailand to 370,000 units, a far cry from its arrival in 1963 when four cars a day rolled off the production line.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-builds-new-gen-pickup-second-thailand-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-builds-new-gen-pickup-second-thailand-plant#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Thailand Nissan Capacity Utilization Vehicle Assembly Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:01:00 +0000 1055071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Trucks built at new facility boast 85% local content.</strong></p> Jeep Forging Ahead With Global Expansion, CEO Says http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/jeep-forging-ahead-global-expansion-ceo-says <div class="node-body article-body">Plans call for producing Jeeps in China with joint-venture partner Guangzhou Automobile Group beginning late next year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/jeep-forging-ahead-global-expansion-ceo-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/jeep-forging-ahead-global-expansion-ceo-says#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Jeep Capacity Utilization Future Products Globalization Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:38:00 +0000 1051921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Demand for Grand Cherokee and Wrangler high, Manley says.</strong></p> China Approves 2 More Volkswagen Plants http://wardsauto.com/china-approves-2-more-volkswagen-plants <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Sources say the German automaker will build new factories in Tianjin and Qingdao, and plans to expand production capacity at its Chengdu plant to 600,000 units a year.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/china-approves-2-more-volkswagen-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Plants & Production Politics Capacity Utilization Sun, 06 Jul 2014 16:07:00 +0000 1054331 at http://wardsauto.com 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 Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:05:00 +0000 494881 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Expanding Lexus Production Capacity http://wardsauto.com/toyota-expanding-lexus-production-capacity <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker will shift production of the GS sedan for export to its Motomachi, Japan, plant from its nearby Tahara facility, which will launch production of a new model. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-expanding-lexus-production-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Japan Capacity Utilization Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:32:00 +0000 1053301 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-116 <div class="node-body article-body">JCI steps out of cockpit; PPG coatings business seeks to cover more of South America; Bosch looks to build upon modest Indonesian investment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-116" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-116#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America South America Brazil U.S. Indonesia South Korea Germany Russia Bosch Continental JCI Lada Nissan Renault Visteon Capacity Utilization Component Finance Globalization Information & Entertainment Manufacturing Technology Restructuring Steel Vehicle Interiors Autoneum ContiTech Cooper-Standard Halla Visteon PPG Tata Steel Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:30:00 +0000 1052691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>ContiTech employee programs CNC robotic bending machine at new hose plant in Kaluga, Russia.</strong></p> Exports Key to Shoring Up Ford India’s Fortunes http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/exports-key-shoring-ford-india-s-fortunes <div class="node-body article-body">Outgoing Ford CEO Alan Mulally’s belief that Ford India can deliver as an export hub overshadows the automaker’s difficulties in its home market, where it has lost money for 16 of its 17 years there.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/exports-key-shoring-ford-india-s-fortunes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/exports-key-shoring-ford-india-s-fortunes#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Capacity Utilization Flexible Manufacturing Globalization Production Sales Results Trade Alan Mulally Mark Fields Nigel Harris Raj Nair Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1045741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EcoSport driving sales surge in first year on India market.</strong></p> Daimler, Renault-Nissan to Detail Latest JV http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/daimler-renault-nissan-detail-latest-jv <div class="node-body article-body">The plan calls for Nissan to produce the new entry-level Mercedes CLA-Class sedan, plus a derivative for its Infiniti luxury brand, at its Aguascalientes, Mexico, plant.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/daimler-renault-nissan-detail-latest-jv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/daimler-renault-nissan-detail-latest-jv#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Mexico Infiniti Mercedes Renault Capacity Utilization Future Products Product Development Vehicle Assembly Carlos Ghosn Dieter Zetsche Mercedes CLA Smart Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:58:00 +0000 1047511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Daimler&rsquo;s Dieter Zetsche, left, Renault-Nissan&rsquo;s Carlos Ghosn to announce new JV.</strong></p> PSA Building C4 Cactus at Nearly Shuttered Plant http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-building-c4-cactus-nearly-shuttered-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The French automaker managed by Carlos Tavares wants to emulate the success of the Captur model achieved by Renault, Tavares’ former company.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-building-c4-cactus-nearly-shuttered-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-building-c4-cactus-nearly-shuttered-plant#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Spain Citroen PSA Capacity Utilization Labor & Human Resources Product Development Production Vehicle Assembly Madrid Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1045411 at http://wardsauto.com