Transmission http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53322/more en 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 Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers 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> Daihatsu Says Near Gearbox Supply Deal With China's FAW http://wardsauto.com/daihatsu-says-near-gearbox-supply-deal-chinas-faw <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Daihatsu, Japan's oldest car maker and now majority-owned by Toyota, is "near an agreement" to supply Japanese-made automatic transmissions to Tianjin FAW Xiali, a spokesman says.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/daihatsu-says-near-gearbox-supply-deal-chinas-faw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Japan Transmission Sun, 08 Jun 2014 12:39:00 +0000 1035581 at http://wardsauto.com Malaysian Automotive Investments Gaining Traction http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automotive-investments-gaining-traction <div class="node-body article-body">The government says Honda and Mazda are increasing spending and a Daihatsu-owned components maker is on its way, but questions surround the company granted the country’s first energy-efficient vehicle license.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automotive-investments-gaining-traction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automotive-investments-gaining-traction#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Daihatsu Honda Mazda Perodua Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Capacity Utilization Component Finance Globalization Transmission Vehicle Assembly Akashi-Kikai Malaysia Go Automobile Great Wall Malaysia Automotive Institute Mustapa Mohamed National Automotive Policy Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:26:00 +0000 995421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda adds capacity for models including Jazz Hybrid.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-104 <div class="node-body article-body">Magna subsidiary raising output of electronic latches; Daimler assigns 9-speed AT work to Romania facility; new leadership at Aisin Seiki’s U.S. technical center.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-104" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-104#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Canada U.S. Japan Czech Republic Romania Aisin Continental Magna Mercedes Toyota Automatic Body Brakes Capacity Utilization Component Labor & Human Resources OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Suspension Transmission Elio Motors GKN Driveline Ideal Automotive Markus Schafer Samir Salaman Yoshiaki Kato Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:45:00 +0000 993711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GKN North Carolina customers include Detroit Three, BMW.</strong></p> Transmission Maker Aisin AI Shifts Into High Gear http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/transmission-maker-aisin-ai-shifts-high-gear <div class="node-body article-body">In addition to Toyota, Subaru and Lexus, Aisin AI supplies Mazda and Mitsubishi in Japan and PSA Peugeot Citroen, General Motors and Lotus overseas. The supplier is developing a new 6-speed transmission for the Porsche 911 sports coupe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/transmission-maker-aisin-ai-shifts-high-gear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/transmission-maker-aisin-ai-shifts-high-gear#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology China India Japan Poland Aisin Lexus Mazda Mitsubishi Porsche Toyota Automated Manual Manual OE-Supplier Relations Transmission Aisin AW Aisin Seiki Kazumichi Sugiura Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:26:00 +0000 951861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lexus LFA features Aisin AI manual gearbox.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-95 <div class="node-body article-body">Continental transmission research in high gear; Cooper, Chinese partner discussing JV’s future; ContiTech acquires Chinese drive-belt maker.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-95" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-95#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Germany Sweden Continental Volvo Car Aluminum Body Capacity Utilization Dual Clutch (DCT) Gasoline Global Sources Globalization OE-Supplier Relations Production Purchashing Restructuring Transmission Unions Chengshan Cooper Hickok Group ProfilGruppen Taizhou Fuju Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:55:00 +0000 945691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volvo enlists local supplier for lightweighting mission.</strong></p> Schaeffler Opening New Plant in Mexico http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/schaeffler-opening-new-plant-mexico <div class="field-deck"> 2014 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The supplier has a Puebla plant already supplying dry clutches for DCTs to Ford. The new facility will manufacture torque converters for North America. “It’s a good problem that we have to increase capacity,” an executive says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/schaeffler-opening-new-plant-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/schaeffler-opening-new-plant-mexico#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Suppliers North America North America - Regional Mexico U.S. Germany Schaeffler Automatic Component Dual Clutch (DCT) Transmission Bruce Warmbold dual-clutch transmission Ford Escape Mexico Norbert Indlekofer OH Porsche Cayenne Puebla torque converter Wooster Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:56:00 +0000 929081 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Schaeffler technologies help Ford Escape achieve 15% fuel-economy gain.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-90 <div class="node-body article-body">Tire deal goes flat; Indonesian supplier raising capacity despite profit decline; Visteon terminates Chinese joint venture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-90" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-90#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China India U.S. Indonesia Philippines Toyota Visteon Capacity Utilization Component Finance Global Sources Globalization Restructuring Tires Trade Transmission Apollo Tyres Cooper Tire MetalArt PT Astra Toyota Motor Philippines Yanfeng Visteon Thu, 02 Jan 2014 18:20:00 +0000 923201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cooper Tire remains independent.</strong></p> GM to Invest $1.3 Billion at Five U.S. Facilities http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/gm-invest-13-billion-five-us-facilities <div class="node-body article-body">The outlay includes $600 million for facility upgrades, including a new paint shop, at the automaker’s Flint, MI, assembly plant, and $121 million to build a logistics center at its Detroit-Hamtramck site.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/gm-invest-13-billion-five-us-facilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/gm-invest-13-billion-five-us-facilities#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers North America U.S. General Motors Capacity Utilization Employment Engine Restructuring Transmission Vehicle Assembly Bedford Dan Akerson Flint Mark Reuss Mary Barra Romulus Toledo Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:50:00 +0000 915551 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM&rsquo;s Flint, MI, assembly plant to receive new paint shop as part of $1.3 billion U.S. investment.</strong></p> AAM Touts New Fuel-Saving Driveline Tech http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/aam-touts-new-fuel-saving-driveline-tech <div class="node-body article-body">The EcoTrac system eliminates up to 80% of AWD parasitic drag by disconnecting most of the friction-producing driveline parts when it is not necessary to have all four wheels engaged.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/aam-touts-new-fuel-saving-driveline-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/aam-touts-new-fuel-saving-driveline-tech#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. American Axle Automatic Transmission Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:42:00 +0000 900501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>The exclusivity agreement with Chrysler for AAM&rsquo;s single-speed Ecotrac system has expired. </strong></p>