Management & Strategy http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53471/more en VW CFO Says Not Ruling Out Acquisitions Forever http://wardsauto.com/vw-cfo-says-not-ruling-out-acquisitions-forever <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Wolfsburg-based VW earlier this month denied a press report saying it was seeking to buy U.S. truck maker PACCAR. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-cfo-says-not-ruling-out-acquisitions-forever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Germany Management & Strategy Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:07:00 +0000 1073541 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 1-VW profit takes hit from emerging market slowdown http://wardsauto.com/update-1-vw-profit-takes-hit-emerging-market-slowdown <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Q2 op profit falls 3.1 pct to 3.33 bln euros</p> <p>* Q2 sales fall 2.2 pct to 51 bln euros</p> <p>* Keeps FY profit, sales guidance (Adds detail on results and background)</p> <p>By Andreas Cremer</p> <p>BERLIN, July 31 (Reuters) - Volkswagen posted a lower operating profit in the second quarter and stuck to its guidance as emerging market volatility weighed on the German carmaker's results.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-vw-profit-takes-hit-emerging-market-slowdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Germany Finance Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:59:51 +0000 1073171 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-120 <div class="node-body article-body">Braking news from TRW, Continental; Bosch charged with powering BMW i3; aluminum-wheel maker closing Arkansas plant, promises assistance for 500 employees.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-120" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-120#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico U.S. Japan BMW Bosch Continental Honda Magna Subaru TRW Aluminum Antilock Braking System (ABS) Brakes Capacity Utilization Charging Employment Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Restructuring Sheet Molding Composite (SMC) Wheels Enerpulse MAE Superior Industries UGN Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:59:00 +0000 1071981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Versatility among electronic parking brake&rsquo;s strengths, TRW says.</strong></p> FCA's Marchionne Would Consider Alliances With All Automakers http://wardsauto.com/fcas-marchionne-would-consider-alliances-all-automakers <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Fiat Chrysler CEO says the automaker would be "open to discussions with everybody," especially if an alliance could enhance the cost structure and market presence of its brands.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fcas-marchionne-would-consider-alliances-all-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Italy Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Globalization Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:10:00 +0000 1071701 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 2-Peugeot car division back in profit as new CEO makes mark http://wardsauto.com/update-2-peugeot-car-division-back-profit-new-ceo-makes-mark <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* H1 cash flow 1.67 bln euros vs 203 mln year ago</p> <p>* H1 net loss 114 mln euros vs 471 mln loss year ago</p> <p>* New CEO reports progress on pricing, costs</p> <p>* Shares up 6 percent (Adds CEO and analyst comments, details, background)</p> <p>By Laurence Frost and Gilles Guillaume</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-peugeot-car-division-back-profit-new-ceo-makes-mark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe France Finance Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:16:38 +0000 1071191 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 2-Honda profit beats estimates but U.S. sales dented http://wardsauto.com/update-2-honda-profit-beats-estimates-us-sales-dented <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* April-June oper profit up 7.1 pct, beats forecasts</p> <p>* FY oper profit outlook raised to 770 bln yen from 760 bln</p> <p>* Honda's N.American Q1 operating profit down 6 pct</p> <p>* Production at new Mexico plant slower than expected -exec</p> <p>* Still aims for annual US sales target of 1.55 mln vehicles (Adds executive comment, North American profit decline, Brazil and China information)</p> <p>By Yoko Kubota</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-honda-profit-beats-estimates-us-sales-dented" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Japan Finance Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:32:13 +0000 1069581 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 2-Engine-maker Cummins ups outlook; investors underwhelmed http://wardsauto.com/update-2-engine-maker-cummins-ups-outlook-investors-underwhelmed <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Expects FY sales to grow between 8 and 11 pct</p> <p>* North America sales up 14 pct; international down 1 pct</p> <p>* Shares fall 3.9 pct as margin forecast unchanged (Adds details from conference call, analyst comment; updates share price)</p> <p>July 28 (Reuters) - Engine-maker Cummins Inc raised its revenue forecast this year, on the back of increased demand from North American truck makers, but its shares dropped as much as 3.9 percent as investors were unimpressed.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-engine-maker-cummins-ups-outlook-investors-underwhelmed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Suppliers North America U.S. Sales & Marketing Finance Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:10:37 +0000 1068851 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 3-S.Africa's striking NUMSA union agrees wage deal, one employers' group balks http://wardsauto.com/update-3-safricas-striking-numsa-union-agrees-wage-deal-one-employers-group-balks <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Confusion as employer groups divided on deal</p> <p>* Four-week strike hit car manufacturers</p> <p>* More than 200,000 workers downed tools</p> <p>* Employers to pay 10 pct wage increases (Adds background, details)</p> <p>By Zandi Shabalala and Ed Stoddard</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-3-safricas-striking-numsa-union-agrees-wage-deal-one-employers-group-balks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Africa / Middle East Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:19:23 +0000 1069031 at http://wardsauto.com GM Korea Reaches Tentative Wage Deal, Averting Strike http://wardsauto.com/gm-korea-reaches-tentative-wage-deal-averting-strike <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">As part of the labor deal, GM is reversing an earlier decision not to make the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze at the Gunsan plant. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-korea-reaches-tentative-wage-deal-averting-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea Labor & Human Resources Vehicle Assembly Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:32:00 +0000 1068921 at http://wardsauto.com Nissan Expects Takata to Pay All Costs Related to Airbag Recall http://wardsauto.com/nissan-expects-takata-pay-all-costs-related-airbag-recall <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Nissan, Japan's second-biggest automaker by global sales, recalled 755,500 vehicles globally in June over potentially explosive airbags, supplied by Takata. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nissan-expects-takata-pay-all-costs-related-airbag-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Suppliers Japan Finance Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:43:00 +0000 1068941 at http://wardsauto.com