Engine http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53318/more en Ford’s U.K. Engine Plant Passes Milestone http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-s-uk-engine-plant-passes-milestone <div class="node-body article-body">More than 700,000 engines were built at Ford’s Bridgend operation last year, 80% of which were exported.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-s-uk-engine-plant-passes-milestone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-s-uk-engine-plant-passes-milestone#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe United Kingdom Ford Engine Thu, 21 May 2015 19:10:00 +0000 1285451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bridgend shipped 75,000 engines to U.S., Mexico so far this year.</strong></p> Ford Announces $2.5 Billion Mexico Investment http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-announces-25-billion-mexico-investment <div class="node-body article-body">Ford is just the latest global automaker to expand in Mexico, lured by the country’s many free trade agreements, low wages and inexpensive land.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-announces-25-billion-mexico-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-announces-25-billion-mexico-investment#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production North America Mexico Ford Engine Transmission Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:27:00 +0000 1261941 at http://wardsauto.com FCA to Build Two New Engines at Italy Plant http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fca-build-two-new-engines-italy-plant <div class="node-body article-body">FCA is investing $540 million to retool the plant, including the addition of new production lines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fca-build-two-new-engines-italy-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fca-build-two-new-engines-italy-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Italy Alfa Romeo Employment Engine Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:17:00 +0000 1256271 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne says new engines key part in Alfa Romeo strategy.</strong></p> Barra Buying Into Beleaguered GM India’s Turnaround http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/barra-buying-beleaguered-gm-india-s-turnaround <div class="node-body article-body">GMI’s shrinking market share and capacity utilization caught the attention of parent company CEO Mary Barra, who visited India in September to assess the affiliate’s options. She conceded GM did not have the right focus.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/barra-buying-beleaguered-gm-india-s-turnaround" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/barra-buying-beleaguered-gm-india-s-turnaround#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India General Motors Capacity Utilization Engine Product Development Restructuring Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:33:00 +0000 1237831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Beat may be placeholder during GMI product development.</strong></p> U.K. Engine Production Shows 0.2% January Uptick http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-engine-production-shows-02-january-uptick <div class="node-body article-body">Output for the U.K. market climbed 11.2% last month to 78,960 units, more than enough to offset a 5.6% drop in export demand to 127,726.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-engine-production-shows-02-january-uptick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-engine-production-shows-02-january-uptick#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe United Kingdom Auto Makers Engine Production Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:49:00 +0000 1228991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Industry expects increased investment to spur output.</strong></p> Kia Slovakia Plant Breaks Production Records in 2014 http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/kia-slovakia-plant-breaks-production-records-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">The Zilina facility’s performance reflects the market success of the Kia Sportage compact SUV, which represented 55% of last year’s output.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/kia-slovakia-plant-breaks-production-records-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/kia-slovakia-plant-breaks-production-records-2014#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Slovakia Kia Engine Production Vehicle Assembly Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:29:00 +0000 1209951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Popular Sportage accounted for more than half of plant&rsquo;s 2014 output.</strong></p> U.K. Car Build in 2014 Best Since 2007; CVs Off 19.7% http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-car-build-2014-best-2007-cvs-197 <div class="node-body article-body">China now is the U.K.’s second-largest market outside the European Union, accounting for about 12% of exports in 2014 compared with just 1% in 2007.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-car-build-2014-best-2007-cvs-197" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-car-build-2014-best-2007-cvs-197#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe United Kingdom Auto Makers Engine Production Trade Vehicle Assembly Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1209551 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Parent Tata steadily raising investment in JLR&rsquo;s U.K. production facilities.</strong></p> New Mazda Thai Plant Global Skyactiv Gearbox Source http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-mazda-thai-plant-global-skyactiv-gearbox-source <div class="node-body article-body">Establishing a global production footprint is a key element of Mazda’s structural reform plan announced in February 2012, and the launch of Mazda Powertrain Mfg. operations marks another important milestone. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-mazda-thai-plant-global-skyactiv-gearbox-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-mazda-thai-plant-global-skyactiv-gearbox-source#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Thailand Mazda Automatic Capacity Utilization Engine Transmission Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:31:00 +0000 1199011 at http://wardsauto.com New Thai Plant Mazda’s Second Global Production Base http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-thai-plant-mazda-s-second-global-production-base <div class="node-body article-body">“The parent company plans to use the Thai factory as the global blueprint, with 60% of production serving the domestic market and the rest for export,” Mazda Thailand President Hidesuke Takesue says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-thai-plant-mazda-s-second-global-production-base" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-thai-plant-mazda-s-second-global-production-base#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Thailand Ford Mazda Engine Finance Globalization Production Transmission Vehicle Assembly Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +0000 1191021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker targets annual output of 158,000 Mazda2 eco-cars.</strong></p> PSA Plant in Spain Lands Major LCV Assembly Program http://wardsauto.com/europe/psa-plant-spain-lands-major-lcv-assembly-program <div class="node-body article-body">The Vigo plant was awarded the K9 program in part because of union concessions, including a 2-tier wage structure, that lowered labor costs relative to a competing PSA plant in Slovakia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/psa-plant-spain-lands-major-lcv-assembly-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/psa-plant-spain-lands-major-lcv-assembly-program#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Portugal Slovakia Spain Citroen Opel/Vauxhall Peugeot Capacity Utilization Engine Labor & Human Resources Production Vehicle Assembly Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:45:00 +0000 1188571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Citroen C4 Picasso shares modular platform with PSA&rsquo;s upcoming LCV.</strong></p>