Capacity Utilization http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53315/more en Scale Back China Output, Suzuki President Says http://wardsauto.com/scale-back-china-output-suzuki-president-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">President Toshihiro Suzuki says the automaker's two Chinese plants must adjust their current annual production capacity of 500,000 units, which is double its number of sales in the last fiscal year. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/scale-back-china-output-suzuki-president-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific China Capacity Utilization Wed, 26 Aug 2015 02:53:00 +0000 1337191 at http://wardsauto.com GM Gearing to Reinvent Struggling Indian Operation http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-gearing-reinvent-struggling-indian-operation <div class="node-body article-body">Loss-making GM India’s four-part strategy comprises fresh investment, consolidation of business in a single plant, launching new models and focusing on exports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-gearing-reinvent-struggling-indian-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-gearing-reinvent-struggling-indian-operation#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Chevrolet Capacity Utilization Globalization Logistics Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10:04:00 +0000 1328381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sail city car one of Chevrolet&rsquo;s many also-rans in India.</strong></p> Have We Not Learned Our Lesson? http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/have-we-not-learned-our-lesson <div class="field-deck"> 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Industry analyst Michael Robinet says automakers once again lack enough flexibility, only this time it’s for cars and CUVs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/have-we-not-learned-our-lesson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/have-we-not-learned-our-lesson#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers North America North America - Regional Suppliers Management & Strategy 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Capacity Utilization Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:26:00 +0000 1326171 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>IHS Analyst Robinet calls for greater plant flexibility.</strong></p> Full View Photography UAW Loses Ground As Mitsubishi Closes Illinois Plant http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-loses-ground-mitsubishi-closes-illinois-plant <div class="node-body article-body">Chronically low capacity utilization, an aging, high-seniority workforce and an upcoming new contract left Mitsubishi with “a big cost bubble coming soon with little return,” says Justin West, former president of UAW Local 2488 at Normal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-loses-ground-mitsubishi-closes-illinois-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-loses-ground-mitsubishi-closes-illinois-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Mitsubishi Capacity Utilization Labor & Human Resources Production Sales Results United Auto Workers (UAW) Vehicle Assembly Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:47:00 +0000 1322551 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;16 Outlander Sport production shifting to Japan.</strong></p> Mitsubishi Shutdown to Further Streamline Production Utilization http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mitsubishi-shutdown-further-streamline-production-utilization <div class="node-body article-body">Closure of Mitsubishi’s U.S. plant means a 62,000-unit cut to forecasted North American output in 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mitsubishi-shutdown-further-streamline-production-utilization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mitsubishi-shutdown-further-streamline-production-utilization#comments Premium Limited Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America - Regional Auto Makers Capacity Utilization Production Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1321581 at http://wardsauto.com Magna Steyr Austria Plant Adds BMW, JLR Production http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/magna-steyr-austria-plant-adds-bmw-jlr-production <div class="node-body article-body">The contract assembler’s current portfolio at Graz includes the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Mini Countryman and Paceman and Peugeot RCZ. But of the four models, only G-Class production will continue after 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/magna-steyr-austria-plant-adds-bmw-jlr-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/magna-steyr-austria-plant-adds-bmw-jlr-production#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Austria Netherlands BMW Jaguar Land Rover Mercedes Mini Peugeot Capacity Utilization Employment Production Vehicle Assembly Fri, 17 Jul 2015 19:48:00 +0000 1315861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>G-Class in 36th year of production at Graz, Austria facility.</strong></p> FCA, Tata Expanding Indian SUV Production Capacity http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-tata-expanding-indian-suv-production-capacity <div class="node-body article-body">Initial products to be assembled from kits on the 100,000-unit-capacity line are 5- and 7-seat SUVs being developed jointly by Tata and its Jaguar and Land Rover subsidiaries. Codenamed Q501 and Q502, the vehicles are due on the market in 2017. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-tata-expanding-indian-suv-production-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-tata-expanding-indian-suv-production-capacity#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific India Fiat Jaguar Land Rover Tata Capacity Utilization Engine Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Globalization Product Development Vehicle Assembly Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1302391 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New models would join Safari in Tata&rsquo;s limited SUV lineup.&nbsp;</strong></p> Hyundai Reportedly Planning Second U.S. Plant http://wardsauto.com/north-america/hyundai-reportedly-planning-second-us-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker denies a report by the Korean government’s Yonhap news agency that it will build a second U.S. plant to meet demand for CUVs, a market segment in which it offers only two models.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/hyundai-reportedly-planning-second-us-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/hyundai-reportedly-planning-second-us-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific North America U.S. South Korea Hyundai Capacity Utilization Inventories Vehicle Assembly Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:27:00 +0000 1302321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker boosting exports of Korea-made Tucson to U.S.</strong></p> GM’s Clegg Says Wage Gap Just One Item of UAW Talks http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-s-clegg-says-wage-gap-just-one-item-uaw-talks <div class="node-body article-body">The executive speaks after announcing a $245 million investment to prepare its Orion Twp., MI, assembly plant for a yet-to-be-named product. WardsAuto forecasts a small Cadillac CUV.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-s-clegg-says-wage-gap-just-one-item-uaw-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-s-clegg-says-wage-gap-just-one-item-uaw-talks#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Buick Cadillac Chevrolet Capacity Utilization Component Future Products Labor & Human Resources Restructuring United Auto Workers (UAW) Vehicle Assembly Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:02:00 +0000 1302331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Clegg confident of successful UAW talks.</strong></p> Volkswagen India Putting Down Deeper Local Roots http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/volkswagen-india-putting-down-deeper-local-roots <div class="node-body article-body">With Indian sales having risen 12.9% year-over-year through May, according to WardsAuto data, VW is investing in production capacity and local sourcing with an eye toward expanding the domestic market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/volkswagen-india-putting-down-deeper-local-roots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/volkswagen-india-putting-down-deeper-local-roots#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Volkswagen Capacity Utilization Local Content Product Development Sales Results Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:12:00 +0000 1300221 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Homegrown Passat not in cards yet.</strong></p>