Component http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53316/more en 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> Growth Opportunities Elusive for Indian Parts Makers http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/growth-opportunities-elusive-indian-parts-makers <div class="node-body article-body">Chinese components are priced so low that Indian manufacturers are seeking anti-dumping duties. But India also has a free-trade agreement with the ASEAN trade bloc that allows duty-free imports of parts made in those countries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/growth-opportunities-elusive-indian-parts-makers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/growth-opportunities-elusive-indian-parts-makers#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific China India Auto Makers Suppliers Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Component Finance Globalization Laws/Law Enforcement Tariffs Trade Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1175381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Magna seating design, engineering center in Pune, India, open for business.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Takata Adds Capacity to Replace Defective Airbag Inflators http://wardsauto.com/takata-adds-capacity-replace-defective-airbag-inflators <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese supplier is adding two new production lines at its Monclova, Mexico, plant as it works to replace airbag inflators linked to the global recall of millions of vehicles. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-adds-capacity-replace-defective-airbag-inflators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico Airbags Capacity Utilization Component Production Safety Fri, 14 Nov 2014 02:10:00 +0000 1159901 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Back on Track Toward Record Profits, But Still Work to Do, Analysts Say http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-back-track-toward-record-profits-still-work-do-analysts-say <div class="node-body article-body">After a post-recession earnings plunge, Toyota was able to lower its break-even point markedly, and it reorganized in ways meant to bolster the competitiveness of its products and improve overall quality. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-back-track-toward-record-profits-still-work-do-analysts-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-back-track-toward-record-profits-still-work-do-analysts-say#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Asia Pacific Japan Toyota Component Finance Product Development Purchashing Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Wed, 05 Nov 2014 11:12:00 +0000 1150171 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Plug-in Prius one of bigger disappointments, as sales well short of initial targets.</strong></p> Volkswagen Recalling More Than 580,000 Cars in China http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-recalling-more-580000-cars-china <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The recall covers 563,605 New Sagitar models produced between May and and May 2014 by the German automaker's Chinese joint venture, as well as 17,485 imported Beetles with the same potential axle defect.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-recalling-more-580000-cars-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific China Politics Component Safety Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:30:00 +0000 1137341 at http://wardsauto.com Third U.S. Traffic Death Linked to Takata Airbags http://wardsauto.com/third-us-traffic-death-linked-takata-airbags <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Devin Xu died last year in a Los Angeles suburb under circumstances similar to those that have prompted a federal investigation of Takata airbag inflators made between 2002 and 2007.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/third-us-traffic-death-linked-takata-airbags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Suppliers North America U.S. Airbags Component National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:41:00 +0000 1137201 at http://wardsauto.com