Transmission http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53322/more en Sources Say VW Suspends Head of Main Transmission Plant http://wardsauto.com/sources-say-vw-suspends-head-main-transmission-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Sources say VW has suspended Falko Rudolph, the head of its main transmissions plant in Kassel, Germany, who oversaw diesel-engine development between 2006 and 2010 while heading the automaker's main engines plant in Salzgitter.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sources-say-vw-suspends-head-main-transmission-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Diesel Germany Technology Miscellaneous Diesel Labor & Human Resources Transmission Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:44:00 +0000 1372551 at http://wardsauto.com GM May Stop Engine Production in Austria by 2018 http://wardsauto.com/industry/gm-may-stop-engine-production-austria-2018 <div class="node-body article-body">Opel’s Vienna plant manufactured 534,246 engines, 375,333 5-speed transmissions and 347,209 6-speed transmissions in 2014. The automaker expects similar production volumes for this and next year.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/gm-may-stop-engine-production-austria-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/gm-may-stop-engine-production-austria-2018#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Analysis Industry Austria Hungary Data & Insights Miscellaneous Opel/Vauxhall Engine Labor & Human Resources Production Transmission Mon, 05 Oct 2015 18:43:00 +0000 1363791 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker expects to match 2014 engine output this year and in 2016.</strong></p> Ford Ushers Assembly Into Virtual World http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-ushers-assembly-virtual-world <div class="node-body article-body">A new digital lab in Dearborn ramps up Ford’s ability to use virtual reality in solving problematic vehicle-assembly operations. Ergonomic issues are down 90%, and the number of days missed by injured employees has dropped 75%.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-ushers-assembly-virtual-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-ushers-assembly-virtual-world#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers North America Industry North America - Regional Manufacturing Technology U.S. Miscellaneous Ford Engine Manufacturing Technology Product Development Transmission Vehicle Assembly Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:49:00 +0000 1330271 at http://wardsauto.com <p><b><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">Ford employee attempts to virtually mount F-150 transmission to engine. Screen in background shows plant environment, which employee sees with head-mounted display.<u1:p></u1:p></span></b></p> Mazda Launches SkyActiv Transmission Production in Thailand http://wardsauto.com/industry/mazda-launches-skyactiv-transmission-production-thailand <div class="node-body article-body">Annual production is set at 400,000 units, bringing global capacity for the transmissions to 1.54 million units.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/mazda-launches-skyactiv-transmission-production-thailand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/mazda-launches-skyactiv-transmission-production-thailand#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific Industry Thailand Miscellaneous Mazda Transmission Mon, 10 Aug 2015 19:53:00 +0000 1329581 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Thailand first country outside Japan to build SkyActiv automatics.</strong></p> Jatco Grows Global Presence as CVT Standard Bearer http://wardsauto.com/industry/jatco-grows-global-presence-cvt-standard-bearer <div class="node-body article-body">Jatco and rival Aisin AW both look to grow their customer bases, Jatco will concentrate its major facilities investments in China and the U.S. over the next five years.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/jatco-grows-global-presence-cvt-standard-bearer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/jatco-grows-global-presence-cvt-standard-bearer#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Analysis Europe - Regional Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) China India U.S. Japan Technology Data & Insights Miscellaneous Aisin Maruti Mitsubishi Nissan Suppliers Suzuki Automatic Continuously Variable (CVT) Electric Vehicles Global Sources Globalization Hybrid Vehicles OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Production Transmission Fri, 19 Jun 2015 09:11:00 +0000 1297331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Manufacturer&rsquo;s exhibit at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2015 featured model CVT.</strong></p> Jatco Geared to Meet Growing Global CVT Demand http://wardsauto.com/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/jatco-geared-meet-growing-global-cvt-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/jatco-geared-meet-growing-global-cvt-demand#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America Analysis Industry Mexico Japan Technology Data & Insights Miscellaneous 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> Ford Announces $2.5 Billion Mexico Investment http://wardsauto.com/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-announces-25-billion-mexico-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-announces-25-billion-mexico-investment#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production North America Industry Mexico Miscellaneous Ford Engine Transmission Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:27:00 +0000 1261941 at http://wardsauto.com New Mazda Thai Plant Global Skyactiv Gearbox Source http://wardsauto.com/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/new-mazda-thai-plant-global-skyactiv-gearbox-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/new-mazda-thai-plant-global-skyactiv-gearbox-source#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Japan Thailand Technology Data & Insights Miscellaneous 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/miscellaneous/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/new-thai-plant-mazda-s-second-global-production-base" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/new-thai-plant-mazda-s-second-global-production-base#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Analysis Industry Thailand Data & Insights Miscellaneous 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> GM Korea’s Changwon Plant Firing on All Cylinders http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/gm-korea-s-changwon-plant-firing-all-cylinders <div class="node-body article-body">Improvements at the complex, which builds the Damas and Labo mini LCVs, the Chevrolet Spark minicar and electric vehicle, and 0.8L, 1.0L and 1.2L engines and transmissions, include a new body shop with enhanced robotic line technology.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/gm-korea-s-changwon-plant-firing-all-cylinders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/gm-korea-s-changwon-plant-firing-all-cylinders#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific Analysis Industry Engines South Korea Data & Insights Miscellaneous Chevrolet Daewoo Capacity Utilization Emissions Employment Engine Production Transmission Vehicle Assembly Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1156321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Changwon plant boosts output as Damas, Labo return by popular demand.</strong></p>