Management & Strategy http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53471/more en Olive Branch Extended, Labor Talks Stay on Cool Side in Korea http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/olive-branch-extended-labor-talks-stay-cool-side-korea <div class="node-body article-body">A somber mood country-wide and weaker economics are said to be tempering the auto industry’s labor talks like never before.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/olive-branch-extended-labor-talks-stay-cool-side-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/olive-branch-extended-labor-talks-stay-cool-side-korea#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific General Motors Hyundai Samsung Labor & Human Resources Unions Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:11:00 +0000 1323671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Korea Labor Minister Lee Ki-kweon and RSM CEO Francois Provost walk Busan plant.</strong></p> Famed Coachbuilder Bertone Bound for Auction Block http://wardsauto.com/europe/famed-coachbuilder-bertone-bound-auction-block <div class="node-body article-body">History does not favor family names under corporate management; marques including Vignale, Ghia, Francis-Lombardi and Frua disappeared from the scene shortly after being sold by their founders.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/famed-coachbuilder-bertone-bound-auction-block" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/famed-coachbuilder-bertone-bound-auction-block#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Italy Alfa Romeo Cadillac Chevrolet Ferrari Fiat Lamborghini Lancia Body Exterior Restructuring Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:41:00 +0000 1322571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Marcello Gambini&nbsp;<em>(right)</em>&nbsp;designed Lamborghini Miura for Bertone.</strong></p> UPDATE 1-Honda Profit Up 20% as Robust U.S. Sales, Weak Yen Offset Quality Costs http://wardsauto.com/update-1-honda-profit-20-robust-us-sales-weak-yen-offset-quality-costs <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">April-June net profit at Japan's third-biggest automaker rose to ¥186.04 billion, from ¥155.60 billion a year earlier. Honda reported the first-quarter results under international accounting standards for the first time.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-honda-profit-20-robust-us-sales-weak-yen-offset-quality-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:29:00 +0000 1323931 at http://wardsauto.com RPT-Pininfarina Says Still Hoping to Agree Sale to Mahindra http://wardsauto.com/rpt-pininfarina-says-still-hoping-agree-sale-mahindra <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The group famous for designing Ferraris such as the Testarossa says it expects to present the new plan to creditor banks in the last quarter of the year.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/rpt-pininfarina-says-still-hoping-agree-sale-mahindra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:07:00 +0000 1323911 at http://wardsauto.com Fuji Heavy Q1 Op Profit Jumps 70% on Surging U.S. Sales http://wardsauto.com/fuji-heavy-q1-op-profit-jumps-70-surging-us-sales <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Fuji Heavy has benefited from a cheaper yen, which makes its exports more competitive and boosts the value of repatriated earnings. The company ships about 80% of its Japan-made vehicles overseas.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fuji-heavy-q1-op-profit-jumps-70-surging-us-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:17:00 +0000 1323831 at http://wardsauto.com Fiat Chrysler Lifts Guidance After Strong Q2, Shares Rise http://wardsauto.com/fiat-chrysler-lifts-guidance-after-strong-q2-shares-rise <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Milan-listed shares in FCA were briefly halted from trading for excessive gains and were up nearly 5%.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fiat-chrysler-lifts-guidance-after-strong-q2-shares-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe North America Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:47:00 +0000 1323331 at http://wardsauto.com Honda Makes Bold Move But Will It Stick? http://wardsauto.com/blog/honda-makes-bold-move-will-it-stick <div class="node-body blog-body">Honda puts a designer in charge of its Acura brand, but recent history shows similar moves at other automakers haven't been long-lived.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/honda-makes-bold-move-will-it-stick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/honda-makes-bold-move-will-it-stick#comments Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. Acura Labor & Human Resources Final Inspection Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:13:00 +0000 1322601 at http://wardsauto.com France Preparing to Sell 5% Renault Stake - Minister http://wardsauto.com/france-preparing-sell-5-renault-stake-minister <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The government had increased its Renault stake from 15% to 20% ahead of Renault's April 30 shareholder meeting in order to block the company's plans to opt-out of a law that doubles voting rights for longer-terms shareholders, including the French state. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/france-preparing-sell-5-renault-stake-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Europe Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:13:00 +0000 1323201 at http://wardsauto.com UAW Loses Ground As Mitsubishi Closes Illinois Plant http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-loses-ground-mitsubishi-closes-illinois-plant <div class="node-body article-body">Chronically low capacity utilization, an aging, high-seniority workforce and an upcoming new contract left Mitsubishi with “a big cost bubble coming soon with little return,” says Justin West, former president of UAW Local 2488 at Normal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-loses-ground-mitsubishi-closes-illinois-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-loses-ground-mitsubishi-closes-illinois-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Mitsubishi Capacity Utilization Labor & Human Resources Production Sales Results United Auto Workers (UAW) Vehicle Assembly Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:47:00 +0000 1322551 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;16 Outlander Sport production shifting to Japan.</strong></p> UPDATE 1-GM's South Korea Workers Approve Wage Deal, Avoid Strike http://wardsauto.com/update-1-gms-south-korea-workers-approve-wage-deal-avoid-strike <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A union spokesman tells Reuters 55% of workers approved a tentative deal reached on Monday, under which GM Korea would raise the basic monthly wage by 83,000 won and pay each worker 10.5 million won in bonuses and incentives.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-gms-south-korea-workers-approve-wage-deal-avoid-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:49:00 +0000 1323031 at http://wardsauto.com