Plants & Production http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53473/more en Hyundai’s Korean Workers’ Union Seeks Arbitration http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-s-korean-workers-union-seeks-arbitration <div class="node-body article-body">During the requested 10-day arbitration period the union will ask its members to vote on approving strike action.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-s-korean-workers-union-seeks-arbitration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-s-korean-workers-union-seeks-arbitration#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Hyundai Kia Finance Labor & Human Resources Production Sales Results Unions Vehicle Assembly Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:44:00 +0000 1343061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aging Ulsan plant curtails local Hyundai output.</strong></p> VW Looks to Russian Future With New Engine Plant http://wardsauto.com/vw-looks-russian-future-new-engine-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German automaker says the plant in Kaluga, which has capacity to build 150,000 engines a year, demonstrates its confidence in an eventual turnaround in Russia's economy. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-looks-russian-future-new-engine-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Russia Engine Globalization Fri, 04 Sep 2015 12:19:00 +0000 1342911 at http://wardsauto.com Renault-Nissan and Daimler Break Ground on Mexico Manufacturing Plant http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/renault-nissan-and-daimler-break-ground-mexico-manufacturing-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The automakers are investing $1 billion in the COMPAS JV, which will have an initial production capacity of more than 230,000 vehicles annually.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/renault-nissan-and-daimler-break-ground-mexico-manufacturing-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/renault-nissan-and-daimler-break-ground-mexico-manufacturing-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production North America Mexico Infiniti Mercedes Vehicle Assembly Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:49:00 +0000 1342481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Renault-Nissan, Daimler Mexico JV to commence production in 2017.</strong></p> Global Automakers Win More Concessions From Russia http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-win-more-concessions-russia <div class="node-body article-body">The Russian government will revise its formula for determining the level of localization of auto production. Foreign automakers will be given up to three years to comply with the amended requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-win-more-concessions-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-win-more-concessions-russia#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe Russia Ford Nissan Renault Volkswagen Engine Globalization Local Content Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1339881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Almera sedan helps Nissan meet Russian localization rules.</strong></p> Chevy Spark a Conquest for GM India Over GM Korea http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/chevy-spark-conquest-gm-india-over-gm-korea <div class="node-body article-body">Winning the lion’s share of Spark production underscores GM India’s growing role as an export hub. Besides labor costs that are lower than GM Korea’s, the automaker’s Indian subsidiary also has more unused plant capacity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/chevy-spark-conquest-gm-india-over-gm-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/chevy-spark-conquest-gm-india-over-gm-korea#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific India South Korea Chevrolet Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1341831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mexico first big export market for GM India-built Chevy Spark.</strong></p> Renault Challenges Peugeot Over Iran Deal http://wardsauto.com/renault-challenges-peugeot-over-iran-deal <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Renault hopes to win a manufacturing deal with domestic automaker Iran Khodro, which already is partnered with rival French automaker Peugeot.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/renault-challenges-peugeot-over-iran-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Africa / Middle East Iran Globalization Production Trade Thu, 03 Sep 2015 05:30:00 +0000 1342021 at http://wardsauto.com Record 2015 Vehicle Output Seen http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/record-2015-vehicle-output-seen <div class="node-body article-body">Second-best Q4 output plans are expected to boost North American vehicle production to a record level in 2015. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/record-2015-vehicle-output-seen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/record-2015-vehicle-output-seen#comments Public Gated Data Center Plants & Production North America North America - Regional production schedule Q4 schedule Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:17:00 +0000 1339961 at http://wardsauto.com Honda HR-V Outrunning Sales, Conquest Projections http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/honda-hr-v-outrunning-sales-conquest-projections <div class="node-body article-body">The HR-V is important because it was designed as a conquest vehicle to draw new buyers to Honda, truck planning chief James Jenkins says: ‟The goal was conquest and about 50% percent of the buyers are conquests.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/honda-hr-v-outrunning-sales-conquest-projections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/honda-hr-v-outrunning-sales-conquest-projections#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America Mexico U.S. Honda Capacity Utilization Production Sales Results Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:28:00 +0000 1340851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda not raising HR-V output at Mexico plant at Fit&rsquo;s expense.</strong></p> Cummins Engine Plant Tour http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/cummins-engine-plant-tour <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Cummins engine plant in Columbus, IN, is in pilot production of the 5.0L turbodiesel V-8 soon to be delivered to Nissan for the all-new Titan XD fullsize pickup truck. Sales are set to begin by year's end.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/cummins-engine-plant-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/cummins-engine-plant-tour#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Nissan Suppliers Diesel Engine Manufacturing Technology Product Development Turbocharger Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:49:00 +0000 1339261 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Thailand Suspends Prius Output in Tax Tiff http://wardsauto.com/politics/toyota-thailand-suspends-prius-output-tax-tiff <div class="node-body article-body">The dispute stems from a Finance Ministry investigation into whether the hybrid is a completely knocked-down vehicle totally assembled in Thailand, or is an imported car subject to a 187.8% duty.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/toyota-thailand-suspends-prius-output-tax-tiff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/toyota-thailand-suspends-prius-output-tax-tiff#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Toyota Production Sales Results Tariffs Vehicle Assembly Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:48:00 +0000 1337811 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Prius sales decimated by moribund Thai economy.</strong></p>