Capacity Utilization http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53315/more en Russian Official: GM Hit Hardest By Falling Ruble http://wardsauto.com/europe/russian-official-gm-hit-hardest-falling-ruble <div class="node-body article-body">Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov says GM’s relatively low 25% level of localization of sourcing, manufacturing activity and R&D hurt the automaker when the value of the ruble began sinking.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/russian-official-gm-hit-hardest-falling-ruble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/russian-official-gm-hit-hardest-falling-ruble#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Ford General Motors Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Restructuring Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:13:00 +0000 1262871 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tahoe among GM niche models staying on Russian market.</strong></p> CNH Juggles Truck Builds at Spanish, Italian Plants http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/cnh-juggles-truck-builds-spanish-italian-plants <div class="node-body article-body">At the core of CNH Industrial’s reorganization is the Iveco plant in Brescia, Italy, which assembles Eurocargo medium trucks. Sagging sales have left the facility with a surplus of workers to be assigned to the Suzzara, Italy, plant gaining Daily LCV work.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/cnh-juggles-truck-builds-spanish-italian-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/cnh-juggles-truck-builds-spanish-italian-plants#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Italy Spain Iveco Capacity Utilization Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Employment Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1259331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Spanish Iveco plant losing Daily LCV, gaining Stralis and Trakker heavy-truck cab production.&nbsp;</strong></p> China Strong-Arms Hyundai Into Building Fifth Plant http://wardsauto.com/politics/china-strong-arms-hyundai-building-fifth-plant <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai Vice Chairman Chung Eui-sun said at the Cangzhou plant’s groundbreaking only that it would help increase the Beijing Hyundai Motor joint venture’s sales. He could not publicly say it was a plant Hyundai did not want to build.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/china-strong-arms-hyundai-building-fifth-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/china-strong-arms-hyundai-building-fifth-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Dealers Suppliers Asia Pacific China South Korea Hyundai Capacity Utilization Globalization Local Content OE-Supplier Relations Production Tariffs Trade Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:17:00 +0000 1257541 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Political gamesmanship drives Hyundai expansion in China.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Honda Kills Crosstour, Shifting Models Among Plants http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/honda-kills-crosstour-shifting-models-among-plants <div class="node-body article-body">Honda initially wanted to sell 40,000 units annually of the Accord-based CUV, but the vehicle’s best tally was 28,851 units in 2010, WardsAuto data shows.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/honda-kills-crosstour-shifting-models-among-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/honda-kills-crosstour-shifting-models-among-plants#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Honda Management & Strategy Capacity Utilization Vehicles in Operation Accord Acura CR-V Crosstour CUV Honda HR-V ILX John Mendel MDX RDX TLX Venza Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19:06:00 +0000 1256291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda Crosstour introduced in 2010.</strong></p> U.K. Bags Major Investments by Three Automakers http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-bags-major-investments-three-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">With Honda of the U.K. Mfg. being developed into a specialist production facility for the 5-door Civic, the next-generation CR-V will be manufactured at Honda of Canada Mfg. in Ontario for export to Europe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-bags-major-investments-three-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-bags-major-investments-three-automakers#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe North America Canada United Kingdom Honda Jaguar Land Rover Capacity Utilization Finance Globalization Production Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:29:00 +0000 1255491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda plant in Swindon, U.K., to anchor Civic production.</strong></p> JLR Investment in U.K. Plant Supports New Jaguar XF http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/jlr-investment-uk-plant-supports-new-jaguar-xf <div class="node-body article-body">JLR CEO Ralf Speth says the Castle Bromwich investment marks a turnaround for the company’s West Midlands manufacturing operations which were earmarked for consolidation during the height of the global economic downturn.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/jlr-investment-uk-plant-supports-new-jaguar-xf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/jlr-investment-uk-plant-supports-new-jaguar-xf#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Jaguar Aluminum Capacity Utilization Stamping Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:44:00 +0000 1248491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>All-new XF joins aluminum-intensive Jaguar lineup at upgraded plant.</strong></p> Mexico Plant Aims to Raise Kia’s Americas Profile http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mexico-plant-aims-raise-kia-s-americas-profile <div class="node-body article-body">Plans for the 300,000-unit-capacity facility call for growing market penetration in Mexico, exporting vehicles to markets in Central America and supporting Kia and Hyundai operations in the U.S. through exports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mexico-plant-aims-raise-kia-s-americas-profile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mexico-plant-aims-raise-kia-s-americas-profile#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America South America South America - Regional Mexico U.S. Hyundai Kia Plants & Production Capacity Utilization Globalization Product Development Vehicle Assembly Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:41:00 +0000 1248441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kia to build Forte compact at Mexico plant; pickup not in play for now.</strong></p> GM Reshuffle Reflects Thai Auto Industry’s Struggles http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-reshuffle-reflects-thai-auto-industry-s-struggles <div class="node-body article-body">Despite its prolonged sales slump, industry analyst Jessada Thongpak says Thailand will remain ASEAN’s largest automotive hub because its technology and capability to meet global standards is years ahead of second-ranked Indonesia’s.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-reshuffle-reflects-thai-auto-industry-s-struggles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-reshuffle-reflects-thai-auto-industry-s-struggles#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Indonesia Thailand Chevrolet SAIC Wuling Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Capacity Utilization Employment Finance Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 1247871 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Slow-selling Spin forces GM to cut losses in Indonesia.</strong></p> Maruti Suzuki Stands Down as Suzuki Targets India http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/maruti-suzuki-stands-down-suzuki-targets-india <div class="node-body article-body">Maruti Suzuki’s chairman says the Japanese automaker finds the India project attractive because it has plenty of surplus funds and interest rates in Japan are low.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/maruti-suzuki-stands-down-suzuki-targets-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/maruti-suzuki-stands-down-suzuki-targets-india#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific India Maruti Suzuki Capacity Utilization Restructuring Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1244601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Suzuki wants into Indian market dominated by Maruti Suzuki JV.</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="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </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 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 494881 at http://wardsauto.com