Component http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53316/more en Kiefer: GM Mending Supplier Relations http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/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/auto-makers/kiefer-gm-mending-supplier-relations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/kiefer-gm-mending-supplier-relations#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers North America North America - Regional U.S. 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/europe/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/europe/suppliers-battered-russian-auto-industry-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/suppliers-battered-russian-auto-industry-slump#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Russia 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/suppliers/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/suppliers/bridgestone-launches-indonesian-joint-venture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bridgestone-launches-indonesian-joint-venture#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Indonesia Japan 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 Canada Germany 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 Spain Component Production Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:11:08 +0000 1314191 at http://wardsauto.com Electric Axle Business Spinning Up for GKN http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/electric-axle-business-spinning-gkn <div class="node-body article-body">As automakers maximize the potential of vehicle platforms, a GKN executive says the electric rear axle is a simple way to convert a front-drive architecture to a fuel-saving hybrid that also enables AWD when necessary.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/electric-axle-business-spinning-gkn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/electric-axle-business-spinning-gkn#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan United Kingdom American Axle Audi BMW Magna Porsche ZF Component Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Sales Results Transmissions Audi A3 e-tron BMW i8 disconnecting axle electric axle Ferrari LaFerrari Fiat 500X GKN GKN Driveline Jeep Cherokee Jeep Renegade Lamborghini Asterion Mike Manley Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Porsche 918 Spyder Ray Kuczera Volvo XC90 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1310711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW i8 plug-in hybrid&nbsp;integrates GKN electric drive&nbsp;on front axles.&nbsp;</strong></p> BMW North America 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>