Vehicle Assembly http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53323/more en Nissan Spain Adds Workers, Shifts to Meet LCV Demand http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-spain-adds-workers-shifts-meet-lcv-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Nissan has achieved a 6% share of the global LCV market, but manager Dany Boulenger believes the 8% target included in Nissan’s Power 88 business plan is within reach.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-spain-adds-workers-shifts-meet-lcv-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-spain-adds-workers-shifts-meet-lcv-demand#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Spain Nissan Renault Capacity Utilization Electric Vehicles Employment Product Development Purchashing Vehicle Assembly Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:12:00 +0000 1138351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Spain crucial to Nissan&rsquo;s LCV growth plan, Boulenger says.</strong></p> Mercedes-Benz Thrives as Russian LV Market Shrinks http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/mercedes-benz-thrives-russian-lv-market-shrinks <div class="node-body article-body">Mercedes parent Daimler reportedly continues searching for a local production partner. That would allow the automaker to sidestep the Russian government’s recent ban on state purchases of imported cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/mercedes-benz-thrives-russian-lv-market-shrinks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/mercedes-benz-thrives-russian-lv-market-shrinks#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Audi BMW Jaguar Land Rover Lexus Mercedes Globalization Local Content Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:33:00 +0000 1136971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>E-Class among candidates for local production in Russia.</strong></p> September North American Light-Vehicle Production at 15-Year High http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/september-north-american-light-vehicle-production-15-year-high <div class="node-body article-body">Many automakers hit record-high September results with double-digit gains from last year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/september-north-american-light-vehicle-production-15-year-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/september-north-american-light-vehicle-production-15-year-high#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America - Regional Canada Mexico U.S. Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:05:00 +0000 1136961 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Adds 850 Jobs to Build New F-150 http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-adds-850-jobs-build-new-f-150 <div class="node-body article-body">Ford bringing some work for new F-150 in-house, including stampings and subassemblies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-adds-850-jobs-build-new-f-150" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-adds-850-jobs-build-new-f-150#comments Public Plants & Production Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Aluminum Body Component Employment Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Stamping Vehicle Assembly Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:23:00 +0000 1134721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Joe Hinrichs, president-The Americas, says the F-150 launch is going according to plan.</strong></p> Ford Betting Big on New F-150 http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-betting-big-new-f-150 <div class="node-body article-body">Ford’s chief marketer says he expects the new aluminum-intensive F-150 to increase its market share while retaining high average-transaction prices. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-betting-big-new-f-150" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-betting-big-new-f-150#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Ford Advertising Incentives Inventories Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:09:00 +0000 1132571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Ford F-150 expected to draw conquest buyers.&nbsp;</strong></p> Digital Design at Do-It-Yourself Car Platform’s Heart http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/digital-design-do-it-yourself-car-platform-s-heart <div class="field-byline"> Brenda Dionisi </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Urban TABBY is customizable, with customers encouraged to modify it using conventional or new technologies such as 3-D printing. Developer OSVehicle provides free downloads of the vehicle’s 3-D design specs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/digital-design-do-it-yourself-car-platform-s-heart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/digital-design-do-it-yourself-car-platform-s-heart#comments Public World Plants & Production Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology China Italy World Design Electronics Manufacturing Technology Vehicle Assembly Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:34:00 +0000 1127561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Developers sell car&rsquo;s bones; customers choose, design skin.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Polish Car Production Falls 1.5% in September http://wardsauto.com/polish-car-production-falls-15-september <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">While the car industry has bounced back from the usual holiday-induced slump in August, with the month-on-month figure rising by more than 140%, production remained more than 800 cars below year-ago.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/polish-car-production-falls-15-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Poland Vehicle Assembly Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:31:00 +0000 1132451 at http://wardsauto.com Thailand OKs Ford, GM Eco-Car Plans http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/thailand-oks-ford-gm-eco-car-plans <div class="node-body article-body">In all, the Board of Investment approved TB52.6 billion worth of projects in the second phase of the eco-car program.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/thailand-oks-ford-gm-eco-car-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/thailand-oks-ford-gm-eco-car-plans#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific Thailand Ford General Motors Politics Vehicle Assembly Wed, 08 Oct 2014 08:34:00 +0000 1132151 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Proposals to take eco-car output to 1.58 million units annually.</strong></p> GAZ Launches GAZelle NEXT in Turkey http://wardsauto.com/europe/gaz-launches-gazelle-next-turkey <div class="node-body article-body">Semi-knocked-down assembly at the Mersa Otomotive plant in Sakarya marks the first output of the Euro 5-compatible line outside of GAZ’s home market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/gaz-launches-gazelle-next-turkey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/gaz-launches-gazelle-next-turkey#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Russia Turkey GAZ Vehicle Assembly Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:03:00 +0000 1127241 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace" style="line-height:normal"><b>NEXT in production at GAZ&rsquo;s Nizhny Novgorod operations.</b><o:p></o:p></p> GM Russia Plant in Third Unscheduled Shutdown of Year http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-russia-plant-third-unscheduled-shutdown-year <div class="node-body article-body">While all global automakers are seeing the Russian market contract, GM deliveries are falling at a faster rate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-russia-plant-third-unscheduled-shutdown-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-russia-plant-third-unscheduled-shutdown-year#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Chevrolet Opel/Vauxhall Capacity Utilization Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:52:00 +0000 1126691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker obligated to raise output 230% by 2015 despite sales slide.</strong></p>