Production http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53320/more en Ford, FCA Production in Turkey Resumes; Renault Still Down http://wardsauto.com/ford-fca-production-turkey-resumes-renault-still-down <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A weeklong protest over working conditions and pay initially shut down parts suppliers, then spread to automakers with operations in the country.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-fca-production-turkey-resumes-renault-still-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Turkey Labor & Human Resources Production Fri, 22 May 2015 08:11:00 +0000 1285691 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Anything But Bearish on Russian Market http://wardsauto.com/europe/toyota-anything-bearish-russian-market <div class="node-body article-body">In addition to launching RAV4 assembly next year, Toyota plans to increase imports and possibly launch of production of B- and C-segment models targeted mainly at younger Russians. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/toyota-anything-bearish-russian-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/toyota-anything-bearish-russian-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Toyota Capacity Utilization Employment Globalization Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 21 May 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1283661 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Highlander helps Toyota absorb bumps in Russian road.</strong></p> Enhanced Mexico Trade Piques EU Automakers’ Interest http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the value of European car exports to Mexico reaching €1.3 billion ($1.4 billion) in 2014, EU automakers are assessing how exports could be increased following a trade-deal upgrade.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe North America Europe - Regional Mexico Audi BMW Mercedes Sales & Marketing European Commission Globalization Production Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 21 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1283641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Yucatan dealership among more than 20 Mercedes outlets in Mexico.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> North American Light-Vehicle Production Hits 13-Year High in April http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-hits-13-year-high-april <div class="node-body article-body">Two of the top manufactures saw year-over-year declines, but many automakers achieved record-high monthly results.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-hits-13-year-high-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-hits-13-year-high-april#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America - Regional Canada Mexico U.S. Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Wed, 20 May 2015 13:51:00 +0000 1283731 at http://wardsauto.com Thailand, Malaysia Charge Ahead With EV Plans http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/thailand-malaysia-charge-ahead-ev-plans <div class="node-body article-body">A Malaysian government official says the JV between Chinese automaker BAIC and local manufacturer Amber Dual aims to penetrate the Southeast Asian market with its population of 550 million people.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/thailand-malaysia-charge-ahead-ev-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/thailand-malaysia-charge-ahead-ev-plans#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Malaysia Thailand Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Electric Vehicles Product Development Production Tue, 19 May 2015 15:24:00 +0000 1283691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>China&rsquo;s BAIC looks to penetrate Asian EV market via Malaysian JV.</strong></p> VW's Biggest-Ever Investment in Spain May Pave Way for A1 http://wardsauto.com/europe/vws-biggest-ever-investment-spain-may-pave-way-a1 <div class="node-body article-body">The investment raises the possibility Audi A1 production CUV could be transferred to Martorell from the VW plant in Brussels, as the Spanish factory already builds the Audi Q3 and labor costs are lower there than in Belgium.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/vws-biggest-ever-investment-spain-may-pave-way-a1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/vws-biggest-ever-investment-spain-may-pave-way-a1#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Mexico Belgium Spain Audi SEAT Volkswagen Globalization Product Development Production Vehicle Assembly Mon, 18 May 2015 13:21:00 +0000 1281801 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volkswagen global purchasing chief Garcia Sanz <em>(left) </em>discusses VW&rsquo;s &euro;2.4 billion investment in Spain with Spanish President Rajoy.</strong></p> Two Turkish Auto Plants Shut as Labour Protest Spreads http://wardsauto.com/two-turkish-auto-plants-shut-labour-protest-spreads <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Protests against working conditions began Thursday at a joint venture co-owned by Renault and spread Friday to a JV co-owned by Fiat; the two plants account for 40% of Turkey's annual auto production.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/two-turkish-auto-plants-shut-labour-protest-spreads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Europe Turkey Politics Labor & Human Resources Production Mon, 18 May 2015 12:40:00 +0000 1283411 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 2-Protests halt production at Turkish car factories owned by Renault, Fiat http://wardsauto.com/update-2-protests-halt-production-turkish-car-factories-owned-renault-fiat <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Recasts with production stoppage at second carmaker)</p> <p>By Birsen Altayli</p> <p>ISTANBUL, May 15 (Reuters) - Production at two separate Turkish car manufacturers part-owned by European carmakers Renault and Fiat ground to halt on Friday as workers protested wages and other employment conditions, company officials and media reports said.</p> <p>A Renault spokesman said work at the Turkish factory had stopped late on Thursday. Workers are protesting at the country's biggest automobile exporter, according to news reports.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-protests-halt-production-turkish-car-factories-owned-renault-fiat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Turkey Labor & Human Resources Production Fri, 15 May 2015 22:32:41 +0000 1282401 at http://wardsauto.com Global Automaker Group Exec Urges Subsidy Restraint http://wardsauto.com/politics/global-automaker-group-exec-urges-subsidy-restraint <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Burnyeat </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Governments can play a truly positive role – they have an important role to play,” Yves van der Straaten says. “The scrapping schemes have helped, but when they have stopped, we can see sharp decreases in new sales.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/global-automaker-group-exec-urges-subsidy-restraint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/global-automaker-group-exec-urges-subsidy-restraint#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Auto Makers Retail Incentives Production Registrations Sales Results Tue, 12 May 2015 09:47:00 +0000 1273061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat Panda among top sellers in resurgent Italian market.</strong></p> Jatco Geared to Meet Growing Global CVT Demand http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jatco-geared-meet-growing-global-cvt-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Management claims to be on track to reach its ¥1 trillion ($8.4 billion) sales target by fiscal 2018 and become the world’s top producer of automatic transmissions by 2020.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jatco-geared-meet-growing-global-cvt-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jatco-geared-meet-growing-global-cvt-demand#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico Japan Nissan Continuously Variable (CVT) Finance Global Sources Production Purchashing Transmission Tue, 12 May 2015 09:18:00 +0000 1271461 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Jatco exhibits new CVT chain at recent SAE World Congress.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>