Plants & Production http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53473/more en 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> Mitsubishi Shutdown to Further Streamline Production Utilization http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mitsubishi-shutdown-further-streamline-production-utilization <div class="node-body article-body">Closure of Mitsubishi’s U.S. plant means a 62,000-unit cut to forecasted North American output in 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mitsubishi-shutdown-further-streamline-production-utilization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mitsubishi-shutdown-further-streamline-production-utilization#comments Premium Limited Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America - Regional Auto Makers Capacity Utilization Production Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1321581 at http://wardsauto.com U.K. First-Half Car Production Achieves 7-Year High http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-first-half-car-production-achieves-7-year-high <div class="node-body article-body">With production volumes up more than 50% since 2009 and many new models going into production in the coming months, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says the region’s car industry is growing on a global scale. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-first-half-car-production-achieves-7-year-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-first-half-car-production-achieves-7-year-high#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Production Vehicle Assembly Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:51:00 +0000 1319821 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Jaguar Land Rover invests &pound;500 million in Halewood plant since 2010.</strong></p> GM Korea, Union Negotiate Tentative Pay Deal http://wardsauto.com/gm-korea-union-negotiate-tentative-pay-deal <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The tentative agreement heads off a strike at GM Korea, which accounts for one-fifth of the automaker's global production and where labor costs have risen nearly 50% since 2010.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-korea-union-negotiate-tentative-pay-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific South Korea Plants & Production Labor & Human Resources Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:24:00 +0000 1320181 at http://wardsauto.com Mitsubishi Motors Will Seek Buyer for Sole U.S. Auto Plant http://wardsauto.com/mitsubishi-motors-will-seek-buyer-sole-us-auto-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">In a statement, Mitsubishi said its board will seek a buyer to keep the factory running and preserve jobs. The plant's roughly 900 hourly workers are represented by the United Auto Workers union.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/mitsubishi-motors-will-seek-buyer-sole-us-auto-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production North America Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:53:00 +0000 1319801 at http://wardsauto.com Global Automakers See New, Revived Prospects in Iran http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/global-automakers-see-new-revived-prospects-iran <div class="node-body article-body">Renault and PSA, both with a significant history of manufacturing activities in Iran, are in advanced negotiations on new projects.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/global-automakers-see-new-revived-prospects-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/global-automakers-see-new-revived-prospects-iran#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Africa / Middle East Iran Daimler Kia PSA Renault Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Globalization Product Development Production Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:11:00 +0000 1317981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Local automaker Iran Khodro builds Renault Tondar 90.</strong></p> Suppliers Battered By Russian Auto-Industry Slump http://wardsauto.com/europe/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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/suppliers-battered-russian-auto-industry-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/suppliers-battered-russian-auto-industry-slump#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Russia 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> Bridgestone Launches Indonesian Joint Venture http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bridgestone-launches-indonesian-joint-venture <div class="node-body article-body">The tire manufacturer has hooked up with Indonesian auto-parts producer PT Astra Otoparts, holding 51% and 49% of the JV, respectively.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bridgestone-launches-indonesian-joint-venture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bridgestone-launches-indonesian-joint-venture#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Indonesia Japan Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Component Globalization Supply Chain Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:12:00 +0000 1313731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tire maker&rsquo;s Indonesian presence includes training facility.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> North American Light-Vehicle Production Up 4.8% in June http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-48-june <div class="node-body article-body">Car production was slightly below year-ago, but output of light trucks jumped 8.5%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-48-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-48-june#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America - Regional Canada Mexico U.S. Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:19:00 +0000 1315661 at http://wardsauto.com Indonesia 6-Month Sales Down; Philippines, Taiwan Up http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/indonesia-6-month-sales-down-philippines-taiwan <div class="node-body article-body">Softening domestic demand in Indonesia prompted the Association of Indonesia Automotive Industries to lower its 2015 sales forecast to 1.1 million units from 1.2 million earlier in the year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/indonesia-6-month-sales-down-philippines-taiwan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/indonesia-6-month-sales-down-philippines-taiwan#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Indonesia Philippines Taiwan Mitsubishi Nissan Toyota Production Sales Results Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1315211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Top-selling Vios helps Toyota dominate Philippines market.</strong></p>