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 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:45:00 +0000 494881 at http://wardsauto.com Maruti Suzuki Chairman Bhargava OK With Plant Delay http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/maruti-suzuki-chairman-bhargava-ok-plant-delay <div class="node-body article-body">Delaying the plant will allow Maruti Suzuki to draw on its cash reserves and invest in marketing and sales, expanding the sales network and ‟making the right models,” Bhargava said during the automaker’s September general meeting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/maruti-suzuki-chairman-bhargava-ok-plant-delay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/maruti-suzuki-chairman-bhargava-ok-plant-delay#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Maruti Capacity Utilization Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:41:00 +0000 1159731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Alto K10&rsquo;s automatic transmission rare among Indian small cars.</strong></p> GM Korea’s Changwon Plant Firing on All Cylinders http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-s-changwon-plant-firing-all-cylinders <div class="node-body article-body">Improvements at the complex, which builds the Damas and Labo mini LCVs, the Chevrolet Spark minicar and electric vehicle, and 0.8L, 1.0L and 1.2L engines and transmissions, include a new body shop with enhanced robotic line technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-s-changwon-plant-firing-all-cylinders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-s-changwon-plant-firing-all-cylinders#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific South Korea Chevrolet Daewoo Capacity Utilization Emissions Employment Engine Production Transmission Vehicle Assembly Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1156321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Changwon plant boosts output as Damas, Labo return by popular demand.</strong></p> Takata Adds Capacity to Replace Defective Airbag Inflators http://wardsauto.com/takata-adds-capacity-replace-defective-airbag-inflators <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese supplier is adding two new production lines at its Monclova, Mexico, plant as it works to replace airbag inflators linked to the global recall of millions of vehicles. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-adds-capacity-replace-defective-airbag-inflators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico Airbags Capacity Utilization Component Production Safety Fri, 14 Nov 2014 02:10:00 +0000 1159901 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 1-Renault targets up to 75,000 vehicles/yr at new Algeria plant http://wardsauto.com/update-1-renault-targets-75000-vehiclesyr-new-algeria-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds details, background)</p> <p>PARIS/Oran, ALGERIA, Nov 10 (Reuters) - French carmaker Renault opened its first plant in Algeria on Monday at a cost of 50 million euros ($62 million) to boost its presence in Africa's second-biggest auto market.</p> <p>The group set an initial production target of 25,000 vehicles a year that could triple for the factory in Oued Tlelat, in the Oran region, which will produce the new Renault Symbol model.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-renault-targets-75000-vehiclesyr-new-algeria-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Africa / Middle East Algeria Capacity Utilization Globalization Vehicle Assembly Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:43:31 +0000 1155631 at http://wardsauto.com 'Car Guy' Rocha Hustles to Keep GM Korea Relevant http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/car-guy-rocha-hustles-keep-gm-korea-relevant <div class="node-body article-body">Sergio Rocha asserts he’s been able to break through the perceived walls separating GM Korea management and labor thanks to the kinship he feels with workers on the assembly line, where he started his career as an hourly apprentice at age 14.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/car-guy-rocha-hustles-keep-gm-korea-relevant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/car-guy-rocha-hustles-keep-gm-korea-relevant#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Capacity Utilization Employment Finance Labor & Human Resources Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:14:00 +0000 1155001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Three of four GM Korea plants running above capacity.</strong></p> <p><strong>GM Korea CEO Rocha</strong></p> N. American Q3 Capacity Utilization at Post-Recession High; Q4 to Decline http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/n-american-q3-capacity-utilization-post-recession-high-q4-decline <div class="node-body article-body">WardsAuto forecasts North American manufacturers for entire-2014 will post their highest capacity utilization in several decades.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/n-american-q3-capacity-utilization-post-recession-high-q4-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/n-american-q3-capacity-utilization-post-recession-high-q4-decline#comments Premium Limited Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America - Regional Auto Makers Capacity Utilization Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1145671 at http://wardsauto.com Nissan Spain Adds Workers, Shifts to Meet LCV Demand http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-spain-adds-workers-shifts-meet-lcv-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Nissan has achieved a 6% share of the global LCV market, but manager Dany Boulenger believes the 8% target included in Nissan’s Power 88 business plan is within reach.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-spain-adds-workers-shifts-meet-lcv-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-spain-adds-workers-shifts-meet-lcv-demand#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Spain Nissan Renault Capacity Utilization Electric Vehicles Employment Product Development Purchashing Vehicle Assembly Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:12:00 +0000 1138351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Spain crucial to Nissan&rsquo;s LCV growth plan, Boulenger says.</strong></p> 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>