Capacity Utilization http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53315/more en Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-119 <div class="node-body article-body">JCI, Chinese manufacturer form interior-trim JV; Continental auto-electronics arm picks Philippines site as Asia supply hub; German, Chinese companies forge aluminum-castings agreement. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-119" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-119#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Canada China U.S. Philippines Germany United Kingdom Continental Dodge JCI SAIC SRT Aluminum Brakes Capacity Utilization Component Electronic Control Units (ECU) Global Sources Globalization Manufacturing Technology Vehicle Interiors Brembo North America Continental Temic Electronic Motion Systems Evana KSR Rheinmetall Group TI Automotive Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:26:00 +0000 1067111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cast-iron foundry expands Brembo brake operations in Michigan.</strong></p> Global Automakers May Abandon Russian Production http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/global-automakers-may-abandon-russian-production <div class="node-body article-body">One analysis suggests limited capacity, possible loss of government support, devaluation of the ruble and other factors may prompt global automakers to halt assembly operations in Russia and instead focus on imports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/global-automakers-may-abandon-russian-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/global-automakers-may-abandon-russian-production#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia BMW Ford PSA Renault Capacity Utilization Globalization Sales Results Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 1066121 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EcoSport, shown outside Kremlin, attests to Ford stake in Russia.</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 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>