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, 21 Jul 2014 14:15:00 +0000 494881 at http://wardsauto.com Faurecia Opens $30 Million NA Headquarters http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/faurecia-opens-30-million-na-headquarters <div class="node-body article-body">Since auto sales and production began recovering, the supplier has gone from about 20 manufacturing sites in North America to 47.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/faurecia-opens-30-million-na-headquarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/faurecia-opens-30-million-na-headquarters#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Faurecia Capacity Utilization Globalization Interior Product Development Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:57:00 +0000 1061701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Faurecia CEO Yann Delabriere addresses well-wishers at new NA headquarters.</strong></p> BMW to Raise Annual China Capacity to 400,000 Units http://wardsauto.com/bmw-raise-annual-china-capacity-400000-units <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German luxury automaker says the one-third increase in capacity at its two Chinese plants is designed to raise its profile in the world's largest auto market and offset slow sales in Europe.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bmw-raise-annual-china-capacity-400000-units" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Capacity Utilization Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:33:00 +0000 1061051 at http://wardsauto.com Audi Adding Third Shift at Hungary Assembly Plant http://wardsauto.com/audi-adding-third-shift-hungary-assembly-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Volkswagen-owned luxury brand is boosting production at its plant in Gyor, Hungary, which produces the TT Coupe and Roadster sports cars and the A3 Limousine and Cabriolet.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/audi-adding-third-shift-hungary-assembly-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Hungary Capacity Utilization Production Vehicle Assembly Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:54:00 +0000 1060121 at http://wardsauto.com Porsche Announces Major Investment in German Plant http://wardsauto.com/porsche-announces-major-investment-german-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Volkswagen-owned luxury-car maker will invest more than $546 million in the German plant, which will build Boxster and Cayman models exclusively in the future.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/porsche-announces-major-investment-german-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Germany Capacity Utilization Vehicle Assembly Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:01:00 +0000 1059131 at http://wardsauto.com 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 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 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