Suppliers http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53468/more en Auto Analysts Downplay China Currency Devaluation http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/auto-analysts-downplay-china-currency-devaluation <div class="field-byline"> Jens Kastner </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As many foreign-branded cars are locally produced through joint ventures with relatively few imported parts, analyst Yale Zhang says the renminbi devaluation against the U.S. dollar is “almost meaningless to multinational carmakers active in China.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/auto-analysts-downplay-china-currency-devaluation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/auto-analysts-downplay-china-currency-devaluation#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific China Unspecified Companies Finance Globalization Sales Results Trade Fri, 04 Sep 2015 10:11:00 +0000 1342291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>China-built Cadillac XTS price has fallen since 2013 rollout.&nbsp;</strong></p> Hyundai Chief Shakes Up Shaky Chinese Operations http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-chief-shakes-shaky-chinese-operations <div class="node-body article-body">New CEOs of Hyundai’s and Kia’s Chinese joint ventures take over two operations that missed their sales targets each of the year’s first six months.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-chief-shakes-shaky-chinese-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-chief-shakes-shaky-chinese-operations#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific China South Korea Hyundai Kia Labor & Human Resources Sales Results Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:03:00 +0000 1338971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Beijing Hyundai sales falling faster than industrywide rate.</strong></p> Cummins Diesel Carves Niche for Nissan Titan http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cummins-diesel-carves-niche-nissan-titan <div class="node-body article-body">The Nissan Titan XD’s new 5.0L V-8, supplied by Cummins, is intended to “fill the diesel white space” between heavy-duty and light-duty pickups.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cummins-diesel-carves-niche-nissan-titan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cummins-diesel-carves-niche-nissan-titan#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Nissan Diesel Engine Product Development Turbocharger Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:50:00 +0000 1338731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cummins employee inserts piston in Nissan 5.0L diesel as part of pilot production.</strong></p> Cummins Engine Plant Tour http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/cummins-engine-plant-tour <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Cummins engine plant in Columbus, IN, is in pilot production of the 5.0L turbodiesel V-8 soon to be delivered to Nissan for the all-new Titan XD fullsize pickup truck. Sales are set to begin by year's end.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/cummins-engine-plant-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/cummins-engine-plant-tour#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Nissan Suppliers Diesel Engine Manufacturing Technology Product Development Turbocharger Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:49:00 +0000 1339261 at http://wardsauto.com Bosch Acquires EV Battery Developer Seeo http://wardsauto.com/bosch-acquires-ev-battery-developer-seeo <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Seeo, a California-based company purchsed by the German auto-parts manufacturer, says it has developed next-generation lithium-ion batteries that could double electric vehicles' range. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bosch-acquires-ev-battery-developer-seeo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Electric Vehicles Li-ion Purchashing Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:05:00 +0000 1338851 at http://wardsauto.com TRW Integration Going Well, Auto Supplier ZF Says http://wardsauto.com/trw-integration-going-well-auto-supplier-zf-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Releasing first-half financial results for the first time in its history, ZF reports earnings before interest and tax increased 89% from prior-year and says its acquisition of rival supplier TRW is progressing well. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/trw-integration-going-well-auto-supplier-zf-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe North America U.S. Germany Finance Restructuring Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:50:00 +0000 1338031 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><div class="og_rss_groups"></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 Japan Airbags Global Sources OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:36:00 +0000 1336511 at http://wardsauto.com Google Not Going It Alone With Autonomous Car http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/google-not-going-it-alone-autonomous-car <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szcezsny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chris Urmson, who heads Google’s self-driving car project, acknowledges established suppliers have played an important part in the effort.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/google-not-going-it-alone-autonomous-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/google-not-going-it-alone-autonomous-car#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Israel U.S. Bosch Continental Lexus Autonomous Vehicles Future Products OE-Supplier Relations Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1332891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Google car DNA has traces of conventional cars&rsquo; technology.</strong></p> Toyota Bypassing Takata for Airbag-Inflator Purchase http://wardsauto.com/toyota-bypassing-takata-airbag-inflator-purchase <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Toyota is buying airbag inflators from Tier 2 supplier Nippon Kayaku instead of Takata, whose defective inflators have been linked to at least eight deaths and prompted a global recall of millions of vehicles.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-bypassing-takata-airbag-inflator-purchase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Airbags OE-Supplier Relations Safety Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:05:00 +0000 1335181 at http://wardsauto.com 3D Printing Will Change Auto Industry, From Manufacturers to Dealers http://wardsauto.com/dealers/3d-printing-will-change-auto-industry-manufacturers-dealers <div class="node-body article-body">Carlisle & Company predicts up-and-coming technology will allow auto dealerships to make about a third of their replacement parts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/3d-printing-will-change-auto-industry-manufacturers-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/3d-printing-will-change-auto-industry-manufacturers-dealers#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers North America U.S. Dealerships Fixed Operations Manufacturing Technology Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:27:00 +0000 1331631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&ldquo;Changing just about every day,&rdquo; Crounse says.</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>