Component http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53316/more en GM’s Clegg Says Wage Gap Just One Item of UAW Talks http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-s-clegg-says-wage-gap-just-one-item-uaw-talks <div class="node-body article-body">The executive speaks after announcing a $245 million investment to prepare its Orion Twp., MI, assembly plant for a yet-to-be-named product. WardsAuto forecasts a small Cadillac CUV.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-s-clegg-says-wage-gap-just-one-item-uaw-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-s-clegg-says-wage-gap-just-one-item-uaw-talks#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Buick Cadillac Chevrolet Capacity Utilization Component Future Products Labor & Human Resources Restructuring United Auto Workers (UAW) Vehicle Assembly Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:02:00 +0000 1302331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Clegg confident of successful UAW talks.</strong></p> Kwid’s Modular Architecture Tailored to India Market http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/kwid-s-modular-architecture-tailored-india-market <div class="node-body article-body">The alliance introduced its CFA architecture in 2013 with the all-new ’14 Nissan Rogue CUV. It and other CFA models are sold in developed markets, but CMF-A designates affordable vehicles destined for emerging markets such as India. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/kwid-s-modular-architecture-tailored-india-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/kwid-s-modular-architecture-tailored-india-market#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Nissan Renault Sales & Marketing Component Globalization Local Content Manufacturing Technology Product Development Tue, 09 Jun 2015 09:49:00 +0000 1294231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>High level of local parts sourcing helps keep Kwid price down.</strong></p> Panasonic Strenghthens Battery-Making Ties With Tesla http://wardsauto.com/panasonic-strenghthens-battery-making-ties-tesla <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese electronics giant will send hundreds of employees to Nevada this fall to ramp up production of lithium-ion batteries for electric-vehicle maker Tesla.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/panasonic-strenghthens-battery-making-ties-tesla" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Component Electric Vehicles Employment Li-ion OE-Supplier Relations Mon, 08 Jun 2015 09:10:00 +0000 1294561 at http://wardsauto.com GM Spending Plan to Add 300 Jobs at Michigan Plant http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-spending-plan-add-300-jobs-michigan-plant <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The latest investment is part of a bigger $5.4 billion spending plan the automaker announced April 30 for its U.S. plants. It already has identified programs covering about $3 billion of that allotment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-spending-plan-add-300-jobs-michigan-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-spending-plan-add-300-jobs-michigan-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production North America U.S. General Motors Component Mon, 01 Jun 2015 13:15:00 +0000 1290231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Investment to go toward tooling for unidentified machined parts.</strong></p> Tiny Sensors Drive Big Growth at Bosch http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/tiny-sensors-drive-big-growth-bosch <div class="node-body article-body">Every automotive MEMS sensor produced by Bosch in Reutlingen fetches between €6.43 and €9.19. The sizable manufacturing investments, it seems, pay for themselves.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/tiny-sensors-drive-big-growth-bosch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/tiny-sensors-drive-big-growth-bosch#comments Premium Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Europe Germany Bosch Component Electronic Control Units (ECU) Information & Entertainment Manufacturing Technology Product Development electronics plant investment laptops MEMS Renningen Reutlingen sensor smartphones test cell wafer fabrication Yole Developpement Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:02:00 +0000 1288051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>About the size of a match head, MEMS chips can act as accelerometers, microphones, gyroscopes, magnetometers and barometric pressure sensors.</strong></p> Bosch Electronics Plant, Reutlingen http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bosch-electronics-plant-reutlingen <div class="node-body gallery-body">Bosch's complex near Stuttgart has manufactured 5 billion highly intelligent MEMS sensors since 1995, and every single chip on every wafer undergoes rigorous and redundant quality checks. The defect rate is fewer than five for every 1 million produced.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bosch-electronics-plant-reutlingen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bosch-electronics-plant-reutlingen#comments Premium Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Germany Bosch Component Electric Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Engines Hybrid Vehicles Information & Entertainment Manufacturing Technology Product Development Transmissions Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:01:00 +0000 1288171 at http://wardsauto.com China's BYD to Raise Funds for Expansion Plans http://wardsauto.com/chinas-byd-raise-funds-expansion-plans <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Chinese automaker, which is backed by U.S. investor Warren Buffett's firm, reportedly plans to raise RMB12 billion to raise battery-production capacity and develop new models. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/chinas-byd-raise-funds-expansion-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Batteries Capacity Utilization Component Electric Vehicles Finance Product Development Wed, 27 May 2015 04:25:00 +0000 1287661 at http://wardsauto.com UAW Takes Lear Organizing Demands to Shareholders http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/uaw-takes-lear-organizing-demands-shareholders <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szcezsny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Protesters voiced UAW demands for better wages and respect for workers’ right to join a union, particularly in the South, where anti-union sentiment is high. The Lear plants at the center of the protest are located in Alabama and are non-union.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/uaw-takes-lear-organizing-demands-shareholders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/uaw-takes-lear-organizing-demands-shareholders#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers North America U.S. Hyundai Lear Component Labor & Human Resources OE-Supplier Relations Safety Mon, 18 May 2015 13:43:00 +0000 1282911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Conditions at Hyundai supplier Lear not sitting well with UAW.</strong></p> Consultant Urges Stronger Links in Supply Chain http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/consultant-urges-stronger-links-supply-chain <div class="node-body article-body">Emergency-logistics expert Brad Brennan says it is vital for manufacturers to safeguard processes against potential disruption to avoid costly financial and reputational penalties.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/consultant-urges-stronger-links-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/consultant-urges-stronger-links-supply-chain#comments Premium Plants & Production Suppliers Europe United Kingdom Suppliers Component Logistics Mon, 04 May 2015 09:21:00 +0000 1269581 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Boosting Russian Investment Despite Sales Skid http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-boosting-russian-investment-despite-sales-skid <div class="node-body article-body">Ford’s current level of localization in Russia is estimated at 40%, and the automaker says it intends to raise that share to 83%-85% by 2019. That is significantly higher than the 60% target stipulated in an agreement with the government. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-boosting-russian-investment-despite-sales-skid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-boosting-russian-investment-despite-sales-skid#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe Russia AvtoVAZ Ford Component Local Content Production Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 01 May 2015 09:39:00 +0000 1270291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Greater localization meant to protect against falling ruble.</strong></p>