Global Sources http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53359/more en Takata Crisis Opens Japanese Window for Autoliv http://wardsauto.com/takata-crisis-opens-japanese-window-autoliv <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">With many Japanese automakers having abandoned Takata amid massive recalls of cars equipped with potentially lethal airbag inflators, the Swedish supplier is ramping up production of replacement devices. </div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-crisis-opens-japanese-window-autoliv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Japan Safety Technology Technology Sweden Miscellaneous Airbags Global Sources Globalization Purchashing Wed, 11 Nov 2015 14:06:00 +0000 1398441 at http://wardsauto.com German Supplier Eyes Japan OEMs From New Thai Plant http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/german-supplier-eyes-japan-oems-new-thai-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The TrelleborgVibracoustic site manufactures engine mounts, chassis mounts and body mounts for local customers such as Ford, GM, Nissan and Volvo, and plans to be producing for export by 2018.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/german-supplier-eyes-japan-oems-new-thai-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/german-supplier-eyes-japan-oems-new-thai-plant#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Thailand Technology Miscellaneous Auto Makers Suppliers Chassis Component Global Sources Globalization Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:09:00 +0000 1396411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Thai site is German supplier&rsquo;s 39<sup>th</sup> in world.</strong></p> Making Luxury Interiors Green http://wardsauto.com/industry/making-luxury-interiors-green <div class="node-body article-body">Now in its second year, the Alcantara-sponsored International Symposium on Sustainability in Venice, Italy, is focusing on ways to make the automotive industry carbon-neutral. Alcantara CEO Andrea Boragno says his company could be a model.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/making-luxury-interiors-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/making-luxury-interiors-green#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe Analysis Industry Materials Italy Interiors Technology Data & Insights World Miscellaneous Audi BMW Lamborghini Porsche Suppliers Tesla Politics Global Sources Globalization Headliner Materials OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Production Purchashing Seats Mon, 09 Nov 2015 11:03:00 +0000 1390911 at http://wardsauto.com <p align="left"><strong>Alcantara CEO Andrea Boragno discusses sustainability in industry at Venice conference.</strong></p> CAFE and Cheap Energy Drive Auto Plastics Growth http://wardsauto.com/industry/cafe-and-cheap-energy-drive-auto-plastics-growth <div class="node-body article-body">TPO plastics producers are aiming to compete directly with steel and aluminum in big parts such as liftgates; a major Chinese supplier views the U.S. as the global low-cost source for manufacturing interior parts. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/cafe-and-cheap-energy-drive-auto-plastics-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/cafe-and-cheap-energy-drive-auto-plastics-growth#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Engines Manufacturing Technology U.S. Materials Technology Miscellaneous Suppliers Fuel Economy Global Sources Globalization Manufacturing Technology Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) Mon, 12 Oct 2015 11:03:00 +0000 1367451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Trinseo Automotive co-developed plastic liftgate with Renault for the &rsquo;15 Espace CUV. The hatch is 10% lighter than a comparable steel version.</strong></p> Trinseo Ford Oz to Continue Relationship With Some Local Suppliers Past 2017 http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/ford-oz-continue-relationship-some-local-suppliers-past-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">In addition to providing aftermarket parts, the automaker is working with 17 suppliers to help them earn business from its global operations.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/ford-oz-continue-relationship-some-local-suppliers-past-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/ford-oz-continue-relationship-some-local-suppliers-past-2017#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Industry Australia Miscellaneous Ford Global Sources Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:41:00 +0000 1366541 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New models, such as Focus, gaining traction in Australia.</strong></p> Fueling Supply Chain Efficiency http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/fueling-supply-chain-efficiency <div class="field-byline"> Brandon Stallard </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To optimize their logistics and supply-chain management strategies, automakers need the ability to track large amounts of data across the globe in order to provide a high-level overview of where supply chain time and money are spent.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/fueling-supply-chain-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/fueling-supply-chain-efficiency#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers North America Industry U.S. IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Auto Makers Suppliers Global Sources Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:50:00 +0000 1358361 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Testing Possible Replacements for Takata Airbag Inflators http://wardsauto.com/toyota-testing-possible-replacements-takata-airbag-inflators <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A spokeswoman for Japan's No.1 automaker says it is testing airbag inflators made my suppliers Autoliv and Nippon Kayaku as possible alternatives to Takata inflators linked to eight deaths and more than 100 injuries.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-testing-possible-replacements-takata-airbag-inflators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Japan Safety Technology Technology Miscellaneous Airbags Global Sources OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:36:00 +0000 1336511 at http://wardsauto.com Ford: Regional Hubs, Flexible Platforms Part of Emerging-Markets Strategy http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-regional-hubs-flexible-platforms-part-emerging-markets-strategy <div class="node-body article-body">There will be two versions of the next Focus, one with a more expensive independent rear suspension for mature markets and another with a less-pricey solid rear axle for cost-sensitive emerging markets, the automaker’s purchasing chief reveals.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-regional-hubs-flexible-platforms-part-emerging-markets-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-regional-hubs-flexible-platforms-part-emerging-markets-strategy#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Ford Suppliers Global Sources Globalization Product Development Purchashing Vehicle Assembly Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1331031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Thai-Tang: Scale works best if parts priced right for market.</strong></p> Interiors Uncertainty Could Benefit Lear, CEO Says http://wardsauto.com/industry/interiors-uncertainty-could-benefit-lear-ceo-says <div class="field-deck"> 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Everybody’s trying to figure out where the business goes as far as Johnson Controls,” Lear’s Simoncini says.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/interiors-uncertainty-could-benefit-lear-ceo-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/interiors-uncertainty-could-benefit-lear-ceo-says#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers North America CAR Management Briefing Seminars Industry U.S. Interiors Miscellaneous IAC JCI Lear Magna Toyota Management & Strategy 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Global Sources Vehicle Interiors Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:34:00 +0000 1328461 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Simoncini: &ldquo;Customers get nervous&rdquo; when uncertainty in supply sector.</strong></p> Full View Photography Suppliers Battered By Russian Auto-Industry Slump http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/suppliers-battered-russian-auto-industry-slump <div class="node-body article-body">The decision by Faurecia, which manufactures components such as seats, interiors and exhaust systems, to partially suspend operations may disrupt Russian production by major automakers including PSA Peugeot Citroen and Ford.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/suppliers-battered-russian-auto-industry-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/suppliers-battered-russian-auto-industry-slump#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Analysis Industry Russia Data & Insights Miscellaneous Faurecia Ford PSA Component Global Sources Globalization Local Content OE-Supplier Relations Production Purchashing Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1315751 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>French supplier Faurecia mothballs just-completed Russia plant.</strong></p>