Component http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53316/more en German Supplier Eyes Japan OEMs From New Thai Plant http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/german-supplier-eyes-japan-oems-new-thai-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The TrelleborgVibracoustic site manufactures engine mounts, chassis mounts and body mounts for local customers such as Ford, GM, Nissan and Volvo, and plans to be producing for export by 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/german-supplier-eyes-japan-oems-new-thai-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/german-supplier-eyes-japan-oems-new-thai-plant#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Thailand Technology Miscellaneous Auto Makers Suppliers Chassis Component Global Sources Globalization Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:09:00 +0000 1396411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Thai site is German supplier&rsquo;s 39<sup>th</sup> in world.</strong></p> No Price Pressure from VW, Supplier Continental Says http://wardsauto.com/no-price-pressure-vw-supplier-continental-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Chief financial officer Wolfgang Schaefer says VW has not demanded cost cuts from Continental despite a media report saying the automaker will seek price cuts from suppliers to help cover costs of the diesel-emissions scandal.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/no-price-pressure-vw-supplier-continental-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Industry Germany Miscellaneous Component OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Mon, 09 Nov 2015 09:33:00 +0000 1395441 at http://wardsauto.com Growing Passion for Manufacturing From a STEM http://wardsauto.com/industry/growing-passion-manufacturing-stem <div class="node-body article-body">‟I think getting to those influencers in their life – teachers, school counselors, parents – to get them looking at reality instead of the stereotype. That’s when it's easy to fall in love with manufacturing,” Denso Manufacturing Michigan’s Karen Boyer says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/growing-passion-manufacturing-stem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/growing-passion-manufacturing-stem#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers North America Industry U.S. Miscellaneous Denso Component Labor & Human Resources Supply Chain Wed, 21 Oct 2015 09:39:00 +0000 1373711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Denso Michigan bolstering workforce through internships, apprenticeships, outreach to education community.</strong></p> BMW Investment Shifts U.K. Plant Into High Gear http://wardsauto.com/industry/bmw-investment-shifts-uk-plant-high-gear <div class="node-body article-body">Development of the site is part of BMW’s global strategy for engine production. Hams Hall and plants in Germany and Austria are producing the same new family of next-generation engines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/bmw-investment-shifts-uk-plant-high-gear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/bmw-investment-shifts-uk-plant-high-gear#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Industry United Kingdom Data & Insights Miscellaneous BMW Capacity Utilization Component Engine Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:05:00 +0000 1371441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW investing in workforce as well as manufacturing capability.</strong></p> New Honda Parts Plant in Thailand Comes on Line http://wardsauto.com/industry/new-honda-parts-plant-thailand-comes-line <div class="node-body article-body">The plant initially will operate a polymer-injection line to manufacture front consoles for Honda’s City and Jazz models. But it soon will begin producing polymer-injection parts for other Honda assembly plants in Asia and Oceania.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/new-honda-parts-plant-thailand-comes-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/new-honda-parts-plant-thailand-comes-line#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Analysis Industry Materials Thailand Technology Data & Insights Miscellaneous Honda Component Plastic Production Tue, 13 Oct 2015 18:41:00 +0000 1368911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New plant supplying front consoles for Jazz subcompact.</strong></p> Kiefer: GM Mending Supplier Relations http://wardsauto.com/industry/kiefer-gm-mending-supplier-relations <div class="field-deck"> 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">GM’s purchasing chief concedes the automaker has needed to mend supplier relations, but he says the push for component and vehicle commonality has resulted in longer-term sourcing, which benefits both sides.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/kiefer-gm-mending-supplier-relations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/kiefer-gm-mending-supplier-relations#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers North America CAR Management Briefing Seminars Industry North America - Regional U.S. Miscellaneous Delphi General Motors 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Component OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Wed, 05 Aug 2015 19:41:00 +0000 1327461 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kiefer took over two years ago as GM&rsquo;s vice president-global purchasing and supply chain.</strong></p> Full View Photography Suppliers Battered By Russian Auto-Industry Slump http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/suppliers-battered-russian-auto-industry-slump <div class="node-body article-body">The decision by Faurecia, which manufactures components such as seats, interiors and exhaust systems, to partially suspend operations may disrupt Russian production by major automakers including PSA Peugeot Citroen and Ford.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/suppliers-battered-russian-auto-industry-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/suppliers-battered-russian-auto-industry-slump#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Analysis Industry Russia Data & Insights Miscellaneous Faurecia Ford PSA Component Global Sources Globalization Local Content OE-Supplier Relations Production Purchashing Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1315751 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>French supplier Faurecia mothballs just-completed Russia plant.</strong></p> Bridgestone Launches Indonesian Joint Venture http://wardsauto.com/industry/bridgestone-launches-indonesian-joint-venture <div class="node-body article-body">The tire manufacturer has hooked up with Indonesian auto-parts producer PT Astra Otoparts, holding 51% and 49% of the JV, respectively.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/bridgestone-launches-indonesian-joint-venture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/bridgestone-launches-indonesian-joint-venture#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Industry Indonesia Japan Miscellaneous Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Component Globalization Supply Chain Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:12:00 +0000 1313731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tire maker&rsquo;s Indonesian presence includes training facility.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> UPDATE 4-Canadian auto parts maker Magna to buy Germany's Getrag for $1.9 bln http://wardsauto.com/update-4-canadian-auto-parts-maker-magna-buy-germanys-getrag-19-bln <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds Getrag valuation, CFO comment and detail on advisers)</p> <p>By Euan Rocha and Allison Martell</p> <p>TORONTO/FRANKFURT, July 16 (Reuters) - Canadian automotive parts maker Magna International Inc said on Thursday it would buy privately-owned German car parts maker Getrag for 1.75 billion euros ($1.9 billion), in a bid to expand its automotive transmission systems business.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-4-canadian-auto-parts-maker-magna-buy-germanys-getrag-19-bln" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Europe North America Industry Canada Germany Miscellaneous Component Purchashing Restructuring Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:00:07 +0000 1314801 at http://wardsauto.com VW's Seat suspends Spanish production due to parts strike http://wardsauto.com/vws-seat-suspends-spanish-production-due-parts-strike <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>MADRID, July 15 (Reuters) - Spanish carmaker Seat said it had suspended all domestic production because of a strike at the firm that supplies it with seats.</p> <p>The strike at Johnson Controls Eurosit began on Wednesday, the carmaker, a subsidiary of Volkswagen, said in a statement.</p> <p>Seat's Spanish plant, at Martorell in Barcelona, has a capacity of 2,100 vehicles per day and produces the Leon and Ibiza marques, as well as the Audi Q3.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vws-seat-suspends-spanish-production-due-parts-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Analysis Industry Spain Data & Insights Miscellaneous Component Production Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:11:08 +0000 1314191 at http://wardsauto.com