Plants & Production http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53473/more en GM Korea Makes Major Wage Concession to Avert Strike http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-makes-major-wage-concession-avert-strike <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker’s offer to include fixed bonuses in calculating wages is meant to sustain efforts to recover from a steep decline in exports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-makes-major-wage-concession-avert-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-makes-major-wage-concession-avert-strike#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Hyundai Kia Samsung Ssangyong Employment Labor & Human Resources Production Vehicle Assembly Gunsan Korea Metal Workers Union Sergio Rocha Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:20:00 +0000 1063341 at http://wardsauto.com North American Light-Vehicle Production Up 6.7% in June http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-67-june <div class="node-body article-body">Production of light trucks, especially CUVs and pickups, remained strong. Car production grew slightly in the month, but was still down for the year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-67-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/north-american-light-vehicle-production-67-june#comments Public Gated Data Center Plants & Production Auto Makers North America North America - Regional Canada Mexico U.S. Auto Makers Production Vehicle Assembly Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:55:00 +0000 1063361 at http://wardsauto.com CORRECTED-Mitsubishi recalls Lancer sedans with Takata air bags http://wardsauto.com/corrected-mitsubishi-recalls-lancer-sedans-takata-air-bags <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Corrects paragraph 1 and headline to collectively show that Mitsubishi is one of nine automakers, not the ninth, to say it will conduct a limited regional recall, deletes second sentence in 7th paragraph saying Mitsubishi was the last to announce recall)</p> <p>DETROIT, July 18 (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Motors Corp is recalling cars made with Takata Corp air bags in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/corrected-mitsubishi-recalls-lancer-sedans-takata-air-bags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Airbags Component National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:15:19 +0000 1063331 at http://wardsauto.com Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-6 <div class="node-body article-body">Linde Group helps put more fuel-cell vehicles on Vienna streets; EPA to run engine simulation with ANSYS software; Henkel provides technology package to German aluminum processor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-6#comments Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Austria U.S. Germany Italy United Kingdom Uzbekistan BMW Honda Jaguar Land Rover Mercedes Aerodynamics Aluminum Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Electric Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Emissions Engine Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Manufacturing Technology AB Dynamics ANSYS Dassault Henkel Linde Group Trelleborg Trimet Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:20:00 +0000 1062751 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>System dampens NVH in EVs with range extenders.</strong></p> Faurecia Opens $30 Million NA Headquarters http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/faurecia-opens-30-million-na-headquarters <div class="node-body article-body">Since auto sales and production began recovering, the supplier has gone from about 20 manufacturing sites in North America to 47.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/faurecia-opens-30-million-na-headquarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/faurecia-opens-30-million-na-headquarters#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Faurecia Capacity Utilization Globalization Interior Product Development Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:57:00 +0000 1061701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Faurecia CEO Yann Delabriere addresses well-wishers at new NA headquarters.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-118 <div class="node-body article-body">BorgWarner ignition coils spark Daimler GDI engines; Faurecia North America opens HQ in suburban Detroit; Cadillac steers ATS business to ZF-Bosch joint venture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-118" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-118#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico U.S. Romania BorgWarner Bosch Cadillac Continental Faurecia Maserati Mercedes Mini Skoda Volkswagen ZF Aluminum Chassis Component Electronic Control Units (ECU) Gasoline Global Sources Globalization Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Tires Turbocharger Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:55:00 +0000 1061691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aluminum turbocharger eases catalytic converter&rsquo;s workload.</strong></p> Jeep Repair Deadline Can Be Moved Up, Chrysler Says http://wardsauto.com/jeep-repair-deadline-can-be-moved-chrysler-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Chrysler tells NHTSA it can fit trailer hitches onto 1.56 million older Jeep SUVs by March, after the regulator approved the automaker's plan to protect rear fuel tanks by installing the hitches. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/jeep-repair-deadline-can-be-moved-chrysler-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Design Manufacturing Technology National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:40:00 +0000 1062171 at http://wardsauto.com Top GM Lawyer, Delphi CEO to Face U.S. Senate on Ignition Defect http://wardsauto.com/top-gm-lawyer-delphi-ceo-face-us-senate-ignition-defect <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">GM general counsel Michael Milliken likely will be asked about his department's handling of private lawsuits filed over crashes involving the defective switches, while Delphi CEO Rodney O'Neal is to testify about his company's production of the parts. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/top-gm-lawyer-delphi-ceo-face-us-senate-ignition-defect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Suppliers North America U.S. Politics Component GM's Recall Crisis Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 1062201 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 4-BMW to recall 1.6 mln cars on concerns over Takata air bags http://wardsauto.com/update-4-bmw-recall-16-mln-cars-concerns-over-takata-air-bags <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds NHTSA comment)</p> <p>By Ben Klayman</p> <p>DETROIT, July 16 (Reuters) - German automaker BMW said on Wednesday it is recalling about 1.6 million cars worldwide to replace passenger-side front air bags made by Takata Corp because the inflators could break apart during deployment and injure passengers.</p> <p>The recall affects 3 Series vehicles produced between May 1999 and August 2006.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-4-bmw-recall-16-mln-cars-concerns-over-takata-air-bags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Plants & Production Auto Makers Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology World Airbags Component OE-Supplier Relations Safety Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:09:55 +0000 1061331 at http://wardsauto.com BMW to Raise Annual China Capacity to 400,000 Units http://wardsauto.com/bmw-raise-annual-china-capacity-400000-units <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German luxury automaker says the one-third increase in capacity at its two Chinese plants is designed to raise its profile in the world's largest auto market and offset slow sales in Europe.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bmw-raise-annual-china-capacity-400000-units" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Capacity Utilization Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:33:00 +0000 1061051 at http://wardsauto.com