Transmission http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53322/more en Ford Ushers Assembly Into Virtual World http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-ushers-assembly-virtual-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-ushers-assembly-virtual-world#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers North America North America - Regional U.S. 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/plants-production/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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mazda-launches-skyactiv-transmission-production-thailand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mazda-launches-skyactiv-transmission-production-thailand#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific Thailand 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/suppliers/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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jatco-grows-global-presence-cvt-standard-bearer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jatco-grows-global-presence-cvt-standard-bearer#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional China India U.S. Japan 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/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> 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 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> GM Korea’s Changwon Plant Firing on All Cylinders http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-s-changwon-plant-firing-all-cylinders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-s-changwon-plant-firing-all-cylinders#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific South Korea 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> GM Goes Clean Sheet in Engineering Chevy Volt’s Second-Gen Powertrain http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-goes-clean-sheet-engineering-chevy-volt-s-second-gen-powertrain <div class="node-body article-body">Placed side-by-side, the new and old systems present a stunning visual. Despite a small increase in the displacement of the gasoline engine from 1.4L to 1.5L the overall package is reduced markedly in volume and has shed about 130 lbs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-goes-clean-sheet-engineering-chevy-volt-s-second-gen-powertrain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-goes-clean-sheet-engineering-chevy-volt-s-second-gen-powertrain#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Transmission Transmissions Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:05:00 +0000 1145931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New powertrain (<em>shown</em>) has only 10 parts in common with current Voltec system.</strong></p> Japanese Parts Manufacturers Display Latest Wares http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/japanese-parts-manufacturers-display-latest-wares <div class="node-body article-body">Jatco is producing about 1,500 units of the second transmission in its CVT8 Hybrid series monthly, but plans to raise output to 4,500 units per month by 2016, with its Aguascalientes, Mexico-based subsidiary accounting for almost all of the growth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/japanese-parts-manufacturers-display-latest-wares" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/japanese-parts-manufacturers-display-latest-wares#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Aisin Denso General Motors Honda Infiniti Isuzu Lexus Nissan Ram Toyota Body Climate Controls/HVAC Continuously Variable (CVT) Electric Vehicles Global Sources Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion OE-Supplier Relations Production Purchashing Transmission Hitachi Jatco Toyota Industries Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:19:00 +0000 1046821 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Next-gen Jatco CVT-8 transmission designed for lower torque levels.</strong></p>