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="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 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:55:00 +0000 494881 at http://wardsauto.com Daimler Labor Leader Suggests Rethinking U.S. Expansion http://wardsauto.com/daimler-labor-leader-suggests-rethinking-us-expansion <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Michael Brecht says the automaker should reconsider moving some production of Sprinter vans from Germany to North America, as the euro's weakness against the dollar has made European factories more productive.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/daimler-labor-leader-suggests-rethinking-us-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe North America North America - Regional Germany Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:15:00 +0000 1232191 at http://wardsauto.com Volkswagen’s Chattanooga Expansion Under Way http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/volkswagen-s-chattanooga-expansion-under-way <div class="node-body article-body">The all-new CrossBlue midsize CUV will share the automaker’s MQB modular architecture with the Chattanooga-built Passat, which is receiving a facelift at midyear.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/volkswagen-s-chattanooga-expansion-under-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/volkswagen-s-chattanooga-expansion-under-way#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. Volkswagen Capacity Utilization Labor & Human Resources Product Development Production Vehicle Assembly Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:03:00 +0000 1231971 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Production of facelifted Passat to begin midyear.</p> Honda Reaping Benefits of Getting Serious in India http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/honda-reaping-benefits-getting-serious-india <div class="node-body article-body">Honda spent its first 17 years in India in the backwaters of the market but became more responsive, and began its rise, after ending its 12-year-old joint venture with a local manufacturer in 2012.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/honda-reaping-benefits-getting-serious-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/honda-reaping-benefits-getting-serious-india#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Dealerships Honda Capacity Utilization Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:31:00 +0000 1217531 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker claims Mobilio MPV achieves 57.4 mpg fuel efficiency.</strong></p> Ford Spain Plant Becomes Nexus of European Output http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-spain-plant-becomes-nexus-european-output <div class="node-body article-body">The Almussafes facility is the exclusive assembler of the new Ford Mondeo and Mondeo hybrid, as well as the Kuga, Transit Connect and Tourneo Connect for Europe. Exclusive production of new S-Max and Galaxy models will be added this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-spain-plant-becomes-nexus-european-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-spain-plant-becomes-nexus-european-output#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Spain Ford Capacity Utilization Employment Finance Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:46:00 +0000 1220111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><b style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Ford CEO Fields (left) visits Almussafes plant with Spanish President Rajoy.</b></p> Suppliers Say GM to Build Chevy Bolt in Michigan http://wardsauto.com/suppliers-say-gm-build-chevy-bolt-michigan <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The sources say the automaker plans to begin building the all-new EV in October 2016 at its Orion Township plant in suburban Detroit that currently is operating below capacity.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers-say-gm-build-chevy-bolt-michigan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Capacity Utilization Electric Vehicles Vehicle Assembly Thu, 05 Feb 2015 21:57:00 +0000 1219491 at http://wardsauto.com North American 2015 LV Capacity Utilization to Top Record 2014 Results http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-2015-lv-capacity-utilization-top-record-2014-results <div class="node-body article-body">Forecast LV production 3.1% above year-ago will lift North American plant capacity utilization to 101.0% in Q1 2015. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-2015-lv-capacity-utilization-top-record-2014-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-2015-lv-capacity-utilization-top-record-2014-results#comments Premium Limited Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America - Regional Auto Makers Capacity Utilization Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:18:00 +0000 1211401 at http://wardsauto.com Nissan Capacity Expansion Defies Russian Slowdown http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-capacity-expansion-defies-russian-slowdown <div class="node-body article-body">Nissan last fall launched production of a hybrid version of its fourth-generation Pathfinder CUV at St. Petersburg, making the plant the first in Russia to build a hybrid engine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-capacity-expansion-defies-russian-slowdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-capacity-expansion-defies-russian-slowdown#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Russia Nissan Body Capacity Utilization Globalization Hybrid Vehicles Production Sales Results Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:47:00 +0000 1204781 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>X-Trail fourth Nissan model in production at St. Petersburg.</strong></p> Ford Upping Production of Popular Germany-Built Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/ford-upping-production-popular-germany-built-vehicles <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Bolstered by a 4.2% sales increase in Europe in December, the automaker is increasing production of its top-selling Fiesta hatchback and Focus, C-Max and Grand C-Max models.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-upping-production-popular-germany-built-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Germany Capacity Utilization Production Sales Results Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:02:00 +0000 1201981 at http://wardsauto.com Opel Eyes 25% Production Boost at Spain Plant in 2015 http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-eyes-25-production-boost-spain-plant-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Output could reach 400,000 units this year, compared with the 2014 total of 319,000 – a 14% improvement over 2013. Figuerelas’s capacity is 450,000 units.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-eyes-25-production-boost-spain-plant-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-eyes-25-production-boost-spain-plant-2015#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Spain Opel/Vauxhall PSA Capacity Utilization Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:11:00 +0000 1197021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Meriva entering second year of production at Figuerelas.</strong></p>