Plants & Production http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53473/more en GM Holden Cutting More Workers as Oz Sales Slip http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-cutting-more-workers-oz-sales-slip <div class="node-body article-body">News Corp. Australia says production employees will be reduced to 1,260 from 1,530 and vehicle output will be reduced by 50 units to 240 a day. Parent General Motors is closing the plant in 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-cutting-more-workers-oz-sales-slip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-cutting-more-workers-oz-sales-slip#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Ford Holden Toyota Employment Production Restructuring Sales Results Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:11:00 +0000 1266951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cruze sales decline along with workforce numbers.</strong></p> Opel-PSA Co-Development Deal Takes Shape With LCVs http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-psa-co-development-deal-takes-shape-lcvs <div class="node-body article-body">The LCVs to be built at Vigo are among several new-vehicle programs being jointly developed by PSA and Opel/Vauxhall parent General Motors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-psa-co-development-deal-takes-shape-lcvs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/opel-psa-co-development-deal-takes-shape-lcvs#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe France Spain Turkey Citroen Opel/Vauxhall Peugeot Product Development Vehicle Assembly Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1265931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Combo production moving to Spain from Turkey.</strong></p> Domestic Demand Shores Up U.K. Vehicle Production http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/domestic-demand-shores-uk-vehicle-production <div class="node-body article-body">First-quarter car production fell 0.6% to 402,193 units as the export order book slipped 6.8% to 296,678. Domestic builds rose a healthy 22.0% to 105,515 units.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/domestic-demand-shores-uk-vehicle-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/domestic-demand-shores-uk-vehicle-production#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe United Kingdom Auto Makers Production Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:29:00 +0000 1265781 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>U.K. car production marks best March in nine years.</strong></p> China Production Up 5.4% in First Quarter http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-production-54-first-quarter <div class="node-body article-body">Car and light-truck production continued to grow, but large commercial vehicles saw a sharp downturn.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-production-54-first-quarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/china-production-54-first-quarter#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific China Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:24:00 +0000 1265721 at http://wardsauto.com Alabama Dispute Strains UAW-Lear Relationship http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/alabama-dispute-strains-uaw-lear-relationship <div class="node-body article-body">Lear says tests conducted by it and OSHA show air quality in the Renosol plant, which makes foam for seat cushions used by Hyundai supplier Lear, is at acceptable levels. It also contends the UAW is staging the dispute to win support for its organizing effort at Renosol.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/alabama-dispute-strains-uaw-lear-relationship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/alabama-dispute-strains-uaw-lear-relationship#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers North America U.S. Hyundai Lear Component Labor & Human Resources OE-Supplier Relations United Auto Workers (UAW) Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:34:00 +0000 1263731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Workers say foam in seats for Alabama-built Hyundais making them sick.</strong></p> Daimler Moving Closer to New Plant in Russia http://wardsauto.com/europe/daimler-moving-closer-new-plant-russia <div class="node-body article-body">Construction is targeted to begin by the end of the year and be completed by the end of 2016. The plant is expected to reach capacity by 2017. Planned production volumes and location of the operation have not been disclosed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/daimler-moving-closer-new-plant-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/daimler-moving-closer-new-plant-russia#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Russia Mercedes Vehicle Assembly Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:42:00 +0000 1264871 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>S-Class, shown in production in Sindelfingen, Germany, candidate for Russia assembly.</strong></p> Hyundai Plans Sonata Hybrid for Chinese Market http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-plans-sonata-hybrid-chinese-market <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker says production of the new sedan in China makes it the first Sonata hybrid to be produced outside Korea. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-plans-sonata-hybrid-chinese-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China South Korea Sales & Marketing Hybrid Vehicles Production Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:28:00 +0000 1265331 at http://wardsauto.com One-off Graphic Distinguishes 6 Millionth Land Rover http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/one-graphic-distinguishes-6-millionth-land-rover <div class="node-body article-body">The same graphic was projected on the wall of the Solihull manufacturing facility to mark the moment when the 6 millionth vehicle rolled off the production line. The vehicle was displayed at the Shanghai Auto Show. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/one-graphic-distinguishes-6-millionth-land-rover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/one-graphic-distinguishes-6-millionth-land-rover#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe United Kingdom Land Rover Sales & Marketing Production Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:51:00 +0000 1263761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Unique graphic projected as 6 millionth Land Rover comes off line.</strong></p> Chinese Suppliers Forging Links to OEMs in U.S. http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/chinese-suppliers-forging-links-oems-us <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many established U.S. suppliers downsized during the market downturn of 2008 and 2009. That left room for new suppliers to get a foothold in the now-booming market, and Chinese firms are taking advantage of that opportunity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/chinese-suppliers-forging-links-oems-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/chinese-suppliers-forging-links-oems-us#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific North America China U.S. Component Global Sources Globalization OE-Supplier Relations Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:31:00 +0000 1259341 at http://wardsauto.com <div> <p><strong>Chinese auto-glass supplier Fuyao takes over former GM plant in Ohio.</strong></p> </div> CORRECTED-Peugeot lifts European output as market upturn helps plan http://wardsauto.com/corrected-peugeot-lifts-european-output-market-upturn-helps-plan <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Corrects period affected by output increase in second paragraph to May-August from January-August)</p> <p>By Laurence Frost</p> <p>PARIS, April 21 (Reuters) - PSA Peugeot Citroen announced a 10 percent European production increase on Tuesday as returning demand boosts the troubled French carmaker a year into a major turnaround plan.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/corrected-peugeot-lifts-european-output-market-upturn-helps-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe France Production Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:15:10 +0000 1263341 at http://wardsauto.com