Plants & Production http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53473/more en GM China Head Stays Cool Despite Daunting Agenda http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-china-head-stays-cool-despite-daunting-agenda <div class="node-body article-body">The operation has a lot on its plate, with five new manufacturing plants – and possibly a sixth – in the works, an aggressive new-model launch plan and a bullish short-term sales target for the Cadillac brand. And this with the market slowing overall.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-china-head-stays-cool-despite-daunting-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-china-head-stays-cool-despite-daunting-agenda#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific China General Motors Engine Globalization Vehicle Assembly Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:24:00 +0000 1139571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sketch of Cadillac plant under construction in Shanghai. It will have capacity for 160,000 vehicles.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-132 <div class="node-body article-body">Novelis gets aluminum-sheet production rolling in China; Hankook Tire, metals processor Samuel waltz into Tennessee; Hay Group forges ahead into China.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-132" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-132#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Citroen Continental Aluminum Body Exterior Global Sources Globalization Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Plastic Tires Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:54:00 +0000 1141111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Citroen C4 Cactus has PolyOne protection on its sides.</strong></p> Automakers, Academics Examine Cars’ Sustainability http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-academics-examine-cars-sustainability <div class="node-body article-body">Assuming the industry and world survive, historians and economists of the future will decide where leadership in sustainability came from. The general perception here that the U.S. will not be the leader.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-academics-examine-cars-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-academics-examine-cars-sustainability#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe Italy Audi General Motors Nissan PSA Tesla Politics Emissions Globalization Manufacturing Technology Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:59:00 +0000 1139101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><b><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">Alcantara CEO Boragno chose carless Venice for the automotive symposium to undesrscore fragility of environment.</span></b></p> Nissan Spain Adds Workers, Shifts to Meet LCV Demand http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-spain-adds-workers-shifts-meet-lcv-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Nissan has achieved a 6% share of the global LCV market, but manager Dany Boulenger believes the 8% target included in Nissan’s Power 88 business plan is within reach.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-spain-adds-workers-shifts-meet-lcv-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-spain-adds-workers-shifts-meet-lcv-demand#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Spain Nissan Renault Capacity Utilization Electric Vehicles Employment Product Development Purchashing Vehicle Assembly Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:12:00 +0000 1138351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Spain crucial to Nissan&rsquo;s LCV growth plan, Boulenger says.</strong></p> Mercedes-Benz Thrives as Russian LV Market Shrinks http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/mercedes-benz-thrives-russian-lv-market-shrinks <div class="node-body article-body">Mercedes parent Daimler reportedly continues searching for a local production partner. That would allow the automaker to sidestep the Russian government’s recent ban on state purchases of imported cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/mercedes-benz-thrives-russian-lv-market-shrinks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/mercedes-benz-thrives-russian-lv-market-shrinks#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Audi BMW Jaguar Land Rover Lexus Mercedes Globalization Local Content Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:33:00 +0000 1136971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>E-Class among candidates for local production in Russia.</strong></p> Output in China Tops 2 Million in September http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/output-china-tops-2-million-september <div class="node-body article-body">Car and light-truck builds grew considerably in the month, up 5.8% and 4.5%, respectively.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/output-china-tops-2-million-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/output-china-tops-2-million-september#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific China Auto Makers Production Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:05:00 +0000 1137731 at http://wardsauto.com Volkswagen Recalling More Than 580,000 Cars in China http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-recalling-more-580000-cars-china <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The recall covers 563,605 New Sagitar models produced between May and and May 2014 by the German automaker's Chinese joint venture, as well as 17,485 imported Beetles with the same potential axle defect.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-recalling-more-580000-cars-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific China Politics Component Safety Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:30:00 +0000 1137341 at http://wardsauto.com Third U.S. Traffic Death Linked to Takata Airbags http://wardsauto.com/third-us-traffic-death-linked-takata-airbags <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Devin Xu died last year in a Los Angeles suburb under circumstances similar to those that have prompted a federal investigation of Takata airbag inflators made between 2002 and 2007.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/third-us-traffic-death-linked-takata-airbags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Suppliers North America U.S. Airbags Component National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:41:00 +0000 1137201 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-131 <div class="node-body article-body">IAC doubles down in China; Huf handles expansion in Tennessee; France’s AdduXi launches U.S. manufacturing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-131" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-131#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Serbia Ford IAC Capacity Utilization Electronics Employment Global Sources Globalization Lighting OE-Supplier Relations Plastic Tires Vehicle Interiors Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:16:00 +0000 1136361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;10 Mustang early adopter of LED lighting.</strong></p> September North American Light-Vehicle Production at 15-Year High http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/september-north-american-light-vehicle-production-15-year-high <div class="node-body article-body">Many automakers hit record-high September results with double-digit gains from last year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/september-north-american-light-vehicle-production-15-year-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/september-north-american-light-vehicle-production-15-year-high#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production North America North America - Regional Canada Mexico U.S. Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:05:00 +0000 1136961 at http://wardsauto.com