Plants & Production http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53473/more en Mexico Adding 1.3 Million Units of Straight-Time Production http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mexico-adding-13-million-units-straight-time-production <div class="node-body article-body">Including estimates for overtime, Mexico automakers conceivably could build over 2 million units more in 2020 than in 2014, pushing total production well above 5 million.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mexico-adding-13-million-units-straight-time-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mexico-adding-13-million-units-straight-time-production#comments Premium Limited Data Center Plants & Production Auto Makers North America North America - Regional Auto Makers Capacity Utilization Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:40:00 +0000 1070651 at http://wardsauto.com Panasonic Coy on Details in Planned $5 Billion Investment in Tesla Battery Plant http://wardsauto.com/panasonic-coy-details-planned-5-billion-investment-tesla-battery-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">CFO Hideaki Kawai says Panasonic, which already supplies batteries for Tesla's electric cars, will invest gradually in the factory, and keep an eye on car demand.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/panasonic-coy-details-planned-5-billion-investment-tesla-battery-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Component Li-ion Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:03:00 +0000 1073221 at http://wardsauto.com Suppliers Wild Card in North American Output Surge http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/suppliers-wild-card-north-american-output-surge <div class="node-body article-body">“The industry is in good shape. We’re not over our skis,” Visteon CEO Tim Leuliette says. “Not just Visteon, but as an industry we are all running pretty good balance sheets and being very conservative.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/suppliers-wild-card-north-american-output-surge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/suppliers-wild-card-north-american-output-surge#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Suppliers North America North America - Regional Bosch Chrysler Continental Faurecia Ford General Motors JCI Lear TRW Visteon Volkswagen ZF Capacity Utilization Production Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:49:00 +0000 1068141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM Arlington assembly plant employee Mark Magallon shines Chevy Tahoe badge.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-120 <div class="node-body article-body">Braking news from TRW, Continental; Bosch charged with powering BMW i3; aluminum-wheel maker closing Arkansas plant, promises assistance for 500 employees.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-120" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-120#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico U.S. Japan BMW Bosch Continental Honda Magna Subaru TRW Aluminum Antilock Braking System (ABS) Brakes Capacity Utilization Charging Employment Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Restructuring Sheet Molding Composite (SMC) Wheels Enerpulse MAE Superior Industries UGN Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:59:00 +0000 1071981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Versatility among electronic parking brake&rsquo;s strengths, TRW says.</strong></p> JAMA Report Details Japan Auto Industry by the Numbers http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jama-report-details-japan-auto-industry-numbers <div class="node-body article-body">The organization says Japanese auto makers now operate 178 vehicle plants outside their home market, up from 168 in fiscal 2012. Included are 101 in Asia, 24 in North America and 18 in Europe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jama-report-details-japan-auto-industry-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jama-report-details-japan-auto-industry-numbers#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Japan Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicle Assembly Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:48:00 +0000 1070141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota&rsquo;s Kentucky plant one of 178 assembly plants Japanese automakers operate worldwide.</strong></p> Violence, Economic Crisis Hit Ukraine Auto Industry http://wardsauto.com/politics/violence-economic-crisis-hit-ukraine-auto-industry <div class="node-body article-body">ZAZ, the country’s only full-cycle automaker, manufactured only 10,622 cars in first-half 2014, compared with 252,476 in 2008, and may halt production in September because of parts shortages.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/violence-economic-crisis-hit-ukraine-auto-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/violence-economic-crisis-hit-ukraine-auto-industry#comments Public Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Supply Chain Europe Egypt Russia Ukraine Chery Chevrolet Daewoo Hyundai Lada Skoda Logistics Production Sales Results Stamping Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:19:00 +0000 1070281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Re-badged Chevrolet Aveo sold as ZAZ Vida.</strong></p> Thai Industry Takes Hit, But Bounce-Back Seen for Second Half http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-industry-takes-hit-bounce-back-seen-second-half <div class="node-body article-body">First-half passenger-vehicle sales slid 47.8%, with the important 1-ton pickup market off 35.0%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-industry-takes-hit-bounce-back-seen-second-half" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-industry-takes-hit-bounce-back-seen-second-half#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Auto Makers Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:43:00 +0000 1070591 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>One-ton pickup sales fell 28.5% in June.</strong></p> Suzuki Recalls Verona Sedans Over Fire Risk http://wardsauto.com/suzuki-recalls-verona-sedans-over-fire-risk <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The recall of 25,900 Verona sedans from the '04-'06 model years involves the increased risk of fire linked to daytime running lights.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suzuki-recalls-verona-sedans-over-fire-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Component Lighting Safety Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:14:00 +0000 1070241 at http://wardsauto.com VW Experiencing Growing Pains With New Modular Platform http://wardsauto.com/vw-experiencing-growing-pains-new-modular-platform <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker's MQB modular platform, designed to save money by using more common parts across its broad model range, is incurring high overtime costs as it tries to fix glitches in the system.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-experiencing-growing-pains-new-modular-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Germany Flexible Manufacturing Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:07:00 +0000 1070251 at http://wardsauto.com Ford: Pickup Buyers Ready to Embrace Aluminum F-150 http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-pickup-buyers-ready-embrace-aluminum-f-150 <div class="node-body article-body">A UBS study reinforces Ford’s belief a majority of consumers not only would consider an aluminum-intensive pickup, but are willing to pay more for such a model.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-pickup-buyers-ready-embrace-aluminum-f-150" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-pickup-buyers-ready-embrace-aluminum-f-150#comments Premium Limited Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology U.S. Ford Aluminum Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:33:00 +0000 1069301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>The new &rsquo;15 Ford F-150 XL will at sticker at $26,615, an increase of $395 compared with the current model year.</strong></p>