Component http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53316/more en Airbag Inflator Maker Moves Up Construction Plan http://wardsauto.com/airbag-inflator-maker-moves-construction-plan <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Japan-based Daicel moves up its timetable for building a second U.S. plant to early 2016 to meet demand for inflators from sources other than the potentially deadly devices made by Takata.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/airbag-inflator-maker-moves-construction-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan Airbags Component Global Sources Logistics Safety Fri, 20 Feb 2015 01:41:00 +0000 1229361 at http://wardsauto.com West Coast Port Dispute Cuts Into Honda's U.S. Output http://wardsauto.com/west-coast-port-dispute-cuts-hondas-us-output <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese automaker will trim about 5,000 units from production schedules at plants in Indiana and Canada because of the port dispute that has pinched supplies of parts. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/west-coast-port-dispute-cuts-hondas-us-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. Component Labor & Human Resources Logistics Production Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:51:00 +0000 1229371 at http://wardsauto.com Automakers Seek Ways Around West Coast Port Dispute http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/automakers-seek-ways-around-west-coast-port-dispute <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szczesny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers including Toyota and Honda are shipping parts by air to keep assembly plants running.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/automakers-seek-ways-around-west-coast-port-dispute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/automakers-seek-ways-around-west-coast-port-dispute#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America Mexico U.S. Honda Hyundai Nissan Toyota Component Labor & Human Resources Logistics Production Unions Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:52:00 +0000 1225471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Longshoremen&rsquo;s slowdown impacting Toyota shipments.</strong></p> BMW Hooking Up With Local Suppliers for India Production http://wardsauto.com/bmw-hooking-local-suppliers-india-production <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German automaker's new partnerships with seven domestic suppliers will raise the share of localization at its Chennai plant to about 50%.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bmw-hooking-local-suppliers-india-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific India Component Global Sources OE-Supplier Relations Wed, 04 Feb 2015 07:11:00 +0000 1217201 at http://wardsauto.com ZF Finds Difficulties Overseas http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-finds-difficulties-overseas <div class="node-body article-body">From challenging markets in South America and Australia to Europe and the Ukraine, ZF is struggling to make ends meet. CEO Stefan Sommer says he is glad to have thriving operations in North America and Asia to pick up the slack.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-finds-difficulties-overseas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-finds-difficulties-overseas#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional South America - Regional Australia Brazil U.S. Germany Russia Ukraine Holden TRW ZF 2015 North American International Auto Show Component Globalization Labor & Human Resources Product Development Argentina axles Brazil economic crisis European Commission Financial Times GM Holden Holden Commodore Lehman Bros. logistics machinery Russia Stefan Sommer Tier 0 Tier 1 TRW Ukraine Venezuela workforce ZF Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:17:00 +0000 1209771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>ZF CEO Stefan Sommer at NAIAS with company&rsquo;s new 8-speed plug-in hybrid transmission.</strong></p> EU Ruling on ZF's TRW Acquisition Due Feb. 26 http://wardsauto.com/eu-ruling-zfs-trw-acquisition-due-feb-26 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">German auto-parts maker ZF has bid $13.5 billion to acquire U.S. rival TRW, both of which are developing technologies for self-driving cars.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/eu-ruling-zfs-trw-acquisition-due-feb-26" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe North America Europe - Regional U.S. Germany Politics Component European Commission Finance Global Sources Globalization Purchashing Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:01:00 +0000 1209451 at http://wardsauto.com Takata Rival Daicel Raising Airbag Inflator Output http://wardsauto.com/takata-rival-daicel-raising-airbag-inflator-output <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Daicel will increase production at its Japan plant and may raise output at its overseas facilities to meet rising demand apart from rival Takata's replacement of defective airbag inflators.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-rival-daicel-raising-airbag-inflator-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Airbags Component Global Sources Production Safety Tue, 20 Jan 2015 01:00:00 +0000 1203941 at http://wardsauto.com Japanese Regulators May Hike Supplier Oversight in Wake of Takata Recalls http://wardsauto.com/japanese-regulators-may-hike-supplier-oversight-wake-takata-recalls <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The comments by Japan's transport minister indicate possible changes to laws that prevent regulators from directly investigating supplier problems.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/japanese-regulators-may-hike-supplier-oversight-wake-takata-recalls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Japan Politics Component Laws/Law Enforcement Supply Chain Fri, 16 Jan 2015 03:55:00 +0000 1201791 at http://wardsauto.com Schaeffler Posts 5 Years of Growth http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/schaeffler-posts-5-years-growth <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Since 2009’s downturn, Schaeffler has hired 3,800 new employees (including 400 engineers), increased content per vehicle 55% and filed some 600 patents. Times are good. A top executive sees no dark clouds on the horizon.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/schaeffler-posts-5-years-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/schaeffler-posts-5-years-growth#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Auto Makers Schaeffler 2015 North American International Auto Show Component Electric Vehicles Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Product Development bearings Bruce Warmbold demonstrator vehicle FAG Ford Escape Fuel Economy INA Jeff Hemphill LuK mild hybrid MultiAir Schaeffler stop/start torque converter UniAir Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:02:00 +0000 1198201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Schaeffler North America Chief Technical Officer Jeff Hemphill with Ford Escape concept vehicle.</strong></p> Bosch Consolidates JV Ownership http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-consolidates-jv-ownership <div class="node-body article-body">From refrigerators and other appliances to energy creation and tools to enable “smart homes,” Bosch takes strategic steps to continue pushing well beyond its automotive expertise.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-consolidates-jv-ownership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-consolidates-jv-ownership#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Bosch Autonomous Vehicles Chassis Component Electronic Control Units (ECU) Information & Entertainment Labor & Human Resources Product Development 2015 Consumer Electronics Show ABB Cisco Consumer electronics Show hackers home appliances MEMS Mike Mansuetti Siemens smart home smart phone TRW Werner Struth ZF Tue, 06 Jan 2015 18:45:00 +0000 1193711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Robert Bosch LLC Chairman Werner Struth speaks at CES 2015.</strong></p>