Transmission http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53322/more en 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> 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 Auto Makers Plants & Production 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 Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production 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 Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe 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>