Component http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53316/more en 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> Casting Plant Raises Nissan Australia’s Low Profile http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/casting-plant-raises-nissan-australia-s-low-profile <div class="node-body article-body">Nissan Casting Australia’s operations include high- and low-pressure diecasting, precision machining, component assembly and accessories manufacturing. The factory has been running nonstop for the past six months.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/casting-plant-raises-nissan-australia-s-low-profile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/casting-plant-raises-nissan-australia-s-low-profile#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific Australia Nissan Component Global Sources Manufacturing Technology Wed, 29 Apr 2015 09:21:00 +0000 1268081 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Oz facility supplies Nissan plants in five countries.</strong></p> Alabama Dispute Strains UAW-Lear Relationship http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/alabama-dispute-strains-uaw-lear-relationship <div class="node-body article-body">Lear says tests conducted by it and OSHA show air quality in the Renosol plant, which makes foam for seat cushions used by Hyundai supplier Lear, is at acceptable levels. It also contends the UAW is staging the dispute to win support for its organizing effort at Renosol.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/alabama-dispute-strains-uaw-lear-relationship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/alabama-dispute-strains-uaw-lear-relationship#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers North America U.S. Hyundai Lear Component Labor & Human Resources OE-Supplier Relations United Auto Workers (UAW) Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:34:00 +0000 1263731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Workers say foam in seats for Alabama-built Hyundais making them sick.</strong></p> Chinese Suppliers Forging Links to OEMs in U.S. http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/chinese-suppliers-forging-links-oems-us <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many established U.S. suppliers downsized during the market downturn of 2008 and 2009. That left room for new suppliers to get a foothold in the now-booming market, and Chinese firms are taking advantage of that opportunity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/chinese-suppliers-forging-links-oems-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/chinese-suppliers-forging-links-oems-us#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific North America China U.S. Component Global Sources Globalization OE-Supplier Relations Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:31:00 +0000 1259341 at http://wardsauto.com <div> <p><strong>Chinese auto-glass supplier Fuyao takes over former GM plant in Ohio.</strong></p> </div> Faurecia, Dongfeng Form Chinese Car-Parts Production JV http://wardsauto.com/faurecia-dongfeng-form-chinese-car-parts-production-jv <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">French parts-maker Faurecia says it intends to sell components to Dongfeng and the Chinese automaker's automaking partners Peugeot, Nissan, Honda and Kia. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/faurecia-dongfeng-form-chinese-car-parts-production-jv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific China Component Globalization Restructuring Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:26:00 +0000 1251131 at http://wardsauto.com Suppliers Along for Ride As U.K. Auto Output Rises http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/suppliers-along-ride-uk-auto-output-rises <div class="node-body article-body">Vehicle manufacturing in the U.K. is undergoing a renaissance. Production has increased more than 50% since 2009 and this is creating new opportunities for domestic suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/suppliers-along-ride-uk-auto-output-rises" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/suppliers-along-ride-uk-auto-output-rises#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Europe United Kingdom Opel/Vauxhall Component OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Mon, 16 Mar 2015 09:04:00 +0000 1242361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Vauxhall Vivaro van parts 40% U.K.-sourced, up from predecessor&rsquo;s 16%.</strong></p> 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