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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:40:00 +0000 494881 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 GM Confirms Cadillac SRX for Spring Hill, Adds Engine Investment to Site http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-confirms-cadillac-srx-spring-hill-adds-engine-investment-site <div class="node-body article-body">GM previously announced plans to inject $350 million into the former Saturn complex to build the SRX and a second “midsize CUV,” which WardsAuto forecasts as the next GMC Acadia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-confirms-cadillac-srx-spring-hill-adds-engine-investment-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-confirms-cadillac-srx-spring-hill-adds-engine-investment-site#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Cadillac Chevrolet Capacity Utilization Employment Engine Future Products Vehicle Assembly Arvin Jones Bedford Cadillac SRX Chevroelt Equinox GMC Acadia Hill Spring Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:25:00 +0000 1096421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM&rsquo;s Spring Hill, TN, assembly to add next-gen Cadillac SRX to Chevy Equinox production.</strong></p> JLR-Driven Profits Belie Tata’s Domestic Distress http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-driven-profits-belie-tata-s-domestic-distress <div class="node-body article-body">JLR sales increased 22% to 115,596 in first-quarter 2014, raising Tata’s overall operating margin to 20.3% from 15.8% year-ago, while the domestic business’s margin fell to -2.8% from 2.3% in the same period.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-driven-profits-belie-tata-s-domestic-distress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-driven-profits-belie-tata-s-domestic-distress#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Jaguar Land Rover Tata Capacity Utilization Finance Product Development Sales Results Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:40:00 +0000 1095291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Zest automaker&rsquo;s first new product in four years.</strong></p> Ford ST Products Surpassing Expectations http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-st-products-surpassing-expectations <div class="node-body article-body">Ford is working to increase production of the performance-oriented Focus ST and Fiesta ST due to strong customer demand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-st-products-surpassing-expectations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-st-products-surpassing-expectations#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Ford Capacity Utilization Sales Results Social Media Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:05:00 +0000 1091441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Focus ST boasts 15-day turn rate, faster than most Ford products.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123 <div class="node-body article-body">Axalta expands in Mexico; Bosch looks to Vietnam for latest Asian expansion; Mitsubishi Rayon acquires carbon-fiber plastics supplier Wethje.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China Mexico U.S. Finland Germany Vietnam BMW BorgWarner Bosch General Motors Porsche Automatic Capacity Utilization Carbon Fiber Component Electronics Finance Global Sources Globalization Instrument Panel Lane-Departure Warning Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:05:00 +0000 1090321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chevrolet, Buick, GMC shift to BorgWarner solenoid valves.</strong></p> New Product Mix Regains Lost Ground for Honda India http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-product-mix-regains-lost-ground-honda-india <div class="node-body article-body">Honda India dropped every model but the CR-V and refilled its portfolio with the popular Brio hatchback and Amaze compact sedan. The Mobilio is shaping up as India’s most successful MPV since the Toyota Innova. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-product-mix-regains-lost-ground-honda-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-product-mix-regains-lost-ground-honda-india#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center India Honda Capacity Utilization Diesel Gasoline Product Development Sales Results Gujarat Hironori Kanayama Yoshiyuki Matsumoto Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:21:00 +0000 1087971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Diesel option drives Mobilio demand.</strong></p>