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 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:10:00 +0000 494881 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-131 <div class="node-body article-body">IAC doubles down in China; Huf handles expansion in Tennessee; France’s AdduXi launches U.S. manufacturing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-131" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-131#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Serbia Ford IAC Capacity Utilization Electronics Employment Global Sources Globalization Lighting OE-Supplier Relations Plastic Tires Vehicle Interiors Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:16:00 +0000 1136361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;10 Mustang early adopter of LED lighting.</strong></p> Disharmony Between Volkswagen, Skoda in India http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/disharmony-between-volkswagen-skoda-india <div class="node-body article-body">Volkswagen is reshaping its strategy in India, where combined VW and Skoda car sales through August were down 35.4% from a year earlier, according to WardsAuto data. Skoda India has put new investments on hold.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/disharmony-between-volkswagen-skoda-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/disharmony-between-volkswagen-skoda-india#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Skoda Volkswagen Capacity Utilization Laws/Law Enforcement Product Development Sales Results Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:02:00 +0000 1133911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rapid among sedans losing ground in India to SUVs, smaller cars.</strong></p> GM Russia Plant in Third Unscheduled Shutdown of Year http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-russia-plant-third-unscheduled-shutdown-year <div class="node-body article-body">While all global automakers are seeing the Russian market contract, GM deliveries are falling at a faster rate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-russia-plant-third-unscheduled-shutdown-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-russia-plant-third-unscheduled-shutdown-year#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Chevrolet Opel/Vauxhall Capacity Utilization Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:52:00 +0000 1126691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker obligated to raise output 230% by 2015 despite sales slide.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/north-america/supplier-roundup <div class="node-body article-body">Delphi plugs into Antaya’s connector technology; Kentucky lands new Faurecia, Aleris investments; Guardian Industries sheds two subsidiaries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/supplier-roundup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/supplier-roundup#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America China India U.S. Luxembourg Auto Makers Delphi Faurecia Magna Tenneco Aluminum Capacity Utilization Chassis Electronics Emissions Finance Global Sources Globalization Production Seats Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:19:00 +0000 1124791 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Seating expands Magna&rsquo;s product portfolio in India.</strong></p> PSA Madrid Plant Goes From Basket Case to Showcase http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-madrid-plant-goes-basket-case-showcase <div class="node-body article-body">The Cactus has been a lifesaver for the Madrid plant, which was threatened with closing after PSA assigned production of the Peugeot 208 subcompact elsewhere in 2012.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-madrid-plant-goes-basket-case-showcase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-madrid-plant-goes-basket-case-showcase#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology France Germany Italy Netherlands Spain United Kingdom Citroen Peugeot Capacity Utilization Employment Hybrid Vehicles Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Madrid Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:23:00 +0000 1120711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>C4 Cactus revitalizes PSA Madrid plant.</strong></p> Maruti Suzuki Profiting From Push Into Rural India http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-profiting-push-rural-india <div class="node-body article-body">Maruti faces intense competition with Honda, Hyundai and Nissan in urban areas, but India’s No.1 automaker also has penetrated into the rural interior, which it has virtually no competitors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-profiting-push-rural-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-profiting-push-rural-india#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Diesel Resource Center India Maruti Capacity Utilization Employment Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:57:00 +0000 1119701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker touts new Ciaz sedan&rsquo;s affordability, fuel efficiency.</strong></p> Refreshed Portfolio Helps Mahindra Fight Stale Sales http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/refreshed-portfolio-helps-mahindra-fight-stale-sales <div class="node-body article-body">Mahindra has come to realize its products are out of sync with the compact or entry-level sedans and utility vehicles the market now demands. It plans new platforms and will launch three new compact SUVs over the next two years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/refreshed-portfolio-helps-mahindra-fight-stale-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/refreshed-portfolio-helps-mahindra-fight-stale-sales#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center India Mahindra & Mahindra Ssangyong Capacity Utilization Diesel Gasoline Product Development Sales Results Trade Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:02:00 +0000 1119091 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker plans two new iterations of popular Bolero MPV.</strong></p> Early Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Demand Prompts Output Hike http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/early-chevy-colorado-gmc-canyon-demand-prompts-output-hike <div class="node-body article-body">GM’s dealers have taken 30,000 orders for the Colorado, a “very high” number at such an early stage, the automaker says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/early-chevy-colorado-gmc-canyon-demand-prompts-output-hike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/early-chevy-colorado-gmc-canyon-demand-prompts-output-hike#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Dealers North America U.S. Chevrolet GMC Capacity Utilization Employment Vehicle Assembly Chevrolet Colorado Express GMC Canyon Savana Shreveport Wentzville Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:25:00 +0000 1118961 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM adding third shift at Wentzville, MO, plant for Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-126 <div class="node-body article-body">Axalta’s biggest plant getting bigger; BorgWarner revs China turbocharging capacity; Federal-Mogul deal lets TRW focus on safety technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-126" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-126#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Germany Sweden BorgWarner Federal-Mogul General Motors Jeep TRW Volvo Car Capacity Utilization Component Materials Navigation Systems OE-Supplier Relations Restructuring Tires Axalta Enthone NIRA TomTom Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:35:00 +0000 1115481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>End-user input keeps TomTom maps up-to-date in new Renegade.</strong></p>