Capacity Utilization http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53315/more en 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 Plants & Production Auto Makers 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 Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers 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> 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 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:00:00 +0000 494881 at http://wardsauto.com Wised-Up Suppliers Expand for New Tech, Not More Volume http://wardsauto.com/blog/wised-suppliers-expand-new-tech-not-more-volume <div class="node-body blog-body">Even when running near 100% capacity, auto supplier margins are razor thin, so investing millions in new construction based on OEM sales projections and economic forecasts takes a major leap of faith.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/wised-suppliers-expand-new-tech-not-more-volume" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/wised-suppliers-expand-new-tech-not-more-volume#comments Blog Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Aisin Bosch Chrysler Continental Faurecia Capacity Utilization Product Development Vehicles & Technology Final Inspection Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:22:00 +0000 1113391 at http://wardsauto.com Magna Looking Back to Bright Future http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/magna-looking-back-bright-future <div class="node-body article-body">It took nine years for Magna’s electronics plant in Holly, MI, to produce 10 million rearview cameras, but another 10 million will be assembled within the next 18 months.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/magna-looking-back-bright-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/magna-looking-back-bright-future#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional Canada U.S. Magna Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Capacity Utilization Component Future Products Laws/Law Enforcement National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Product Development Production Radar Safety Cameron Gulbransen collision mitigation federal mandate forward-facing camera Magna Electronics NHTSA Panasonic rearview camera Robert Bosch Valeo Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:33:00 +0000 1107411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rearview cameras hustled from Holly assembly line upon completion.</strong></p> Magna Electronics Plant in Holly, MI http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/magna-electronics-plant-holly-mi <div class="node-body gallery-body">Production at Magna's Holly, MI, plant has scaled up to 20,000 cameras daily shipped to 47 OEM locations, primarily in North and South America. The plant serves 15 automaker customers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/magna-electronics-plant-holly-mi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/magna-electronics-plant-holly-mi#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional Canada U.S. Magna Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Capacity Utilization Component National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Product Development Production Radar Safety Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:32:00 +0000 1107451 at http://wardsauto.com New Kia Plant in Mexico Aimed at Bolstering U.S. Supplies http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-kia-plant-mexico-aimed-bolstering-us-supplies <div class="node-body article-body">Analysts expect the new plant initially will build the Rio and Soul subcompact, and the Forte compact sedan. Kia executives say U.S. sales of all three are being curtailed by tight supplies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-kia-plant-mexico-aimed-bolstering-us-supplies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-kia-plant-mexico-aimed-bolstering-us-supplies#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific North America South America Brazil Mexico U.S. South Korea Kia Capacity Utilization Globalization Inventories Sales Results Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1098571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kia Vice Chairman Hyuong-Keun Lee (left), Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto and Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz, governor of the State of Nuevo Leon, at signing of deal to build $1 billion plant near Monterrey.</strong></p> Ford VP Joe Hinrichs Says Two Shifts to Satisfy Mustang Demand http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-vp-joe-hinrichs-says-two-shifts-satisfy-mustang-demand <div class="node-body article-body">The executive does not offer hints of another product beyond the coming Mustang convertible to max out capacity.“Let’s celebrate Mustang today,” he says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-vp-joe-hinrichs-says-two-shifts-satisfy-mustang-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-vp-joe-hinrichs-says-two-shifts-satisfy-mustang-demand#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers North America U.S. Ford Capacity Utilization Ford Mustang Joe Hinrichs Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:05:00 +0000 1098561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford Vice President Joe Hinrichs <em>(right)</em> and Flat Rock Assembly Plant Manager Tim Young with first &rsquo;15 Ford Mustang.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-124 <div class="node-body article-body">Continental makes Newport News news; BorgWarner, Faurecia expand emissions-control capabilities; Alcoa sheds inefficient Italian aluminum smelter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-124" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-124#comments Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan Italy BorgWarner Continental Faurecia Federal-Mogul Aluminum Capacity Utilization Component Employment Global Sources Logistics Production Turbocharger Alcoa Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:45:00 +0000 1098321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BorgWarner steps up emissions technology output at Illinois plant.</strong></p> Volkswagen, Domestics Plan Big India Investment http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-domestics-plan-big-india-investment <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Volkswagen will join Indian automakers Tata, Bajaj and Mahindra & Mahindra in investing a total of $1.9 billion to expand production capacity in Mararashtra state.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-domestics-plan-big-india-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific India Capacity Utilization Finance Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:28:00 +0000 1098371 at http://wardsauto.com