Supply Chain http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53475/more en RUSSIA SUMMIT-Russian car industry facing lacklustre two years -Ford's Russian venture http://wardsauto.com/russia-summit-russian-car-industry-facing-lacklustre-two-years-fords-russian-venture <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(For other news from Reuters Russia Investment Summit, click on <a href="http://www.reuters.com/summit/Russia14" title="http://www.reuters.com/summit/Russia14">http://www.reuters.com/summit/Russia14</a>)</p> <p>By Gleb Stolyarov and Maria Kiselyova</p> <p>MOSCOW, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Russia's auto market shows no signs of improving in the next two years having been hit by an economic slowdown and weak rouble, the head of Ford Motor Co's Russian venture told Reuters.</p> <p>Sanctions over Ukraine have hurt the Russian economy, hitting car sales to a growing middle class while imported car parts have become more expensive.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/russia-summit-russian-car-industry-facing-lacklustre-two-years-fords-russian-venture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Supply Chain Europe Russia Finance Global Sources Production Sales Results Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 +0000 1122101 at http://wardsauto.com EU Antitrust Regulator Says Price-Fixing Crackdown to Continue http://wardsauto.com/eu-antitrust-regulator-says-price-fixing-crackdown-continue <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia, who has fined auto-parts cartels more than €1 billion in the past year, says he will hand over "a long list of other investigations in this sector" to his successor when he leaves office next month.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/eu-antitrust-regulator-says-price-fixing-crackdown-continue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Europe - Regional Laws/Law Enforcement OE-Supplier Relations Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:06:00 +0000 1121201 at http://wardsauto.com CORRECTED-Auto parts executives indicted in U.S. on price-fixing charges http://wardsauto.com/corrected-auto-parts-executives-indicted-us-price-fixing-charges <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Corrects number of executives charged to three, not four, from Mitsubishi Electric, and four, not three, from Hitachi Automotive, in paragraphs two and three)</p> <p>DETROIT, Sept 18 (Reuters) - A federal grand jury in Detroit on Thursday indicted seven executives from two Japanese auto parts makers on charges of price fixing, the U.S. Department of Justice said.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/corrected-auto-parts-executives-indicted-us-price-fixing-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Supply Chain Suppliers North America U.S. Laws/Law Enforcement OE-Supplier Relations Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:14:00 +0000 1120911 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-127 <div class="field-byline"> Jim Irwin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">BorgWarner boosting EGR technology output in China; Ford experiments with expanding SYNC capabilities; truck bed, exhaust-system suppliers sign on with Toyota in Texas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-127" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-127#comments Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Germany BMW BorgWarner Ford Toyota Component Electric Vehicles Global Sources Information & Entertainment Li-ion OE-Supplier Relations Production AMS ASI Automatic Labs Forma Automotive Penn Engineering PROFIL Voss Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:33:00 +0000 1119991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>AMS sensor interface keeps tabs on battery charge in BMW i3.</strong></p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/technology-roundup <div class="node-body article-body">Audi A6, RS 5 concepts get 48V boost; MIT consortium to study aluminum’s crashworthiness; ’15 Ford Focus features anti-skid technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/technology-roundup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/technology-roundup#comments Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Taiwan United Kingdom Audi Ford Rolls Royce Toyota Aluminum Biodiesel Body Electric Vehicles Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Electronics Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Logistics Traction Control Constellium GKN Driveline Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:35:00 +0000 1116191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Trimming red tape moves Toyota&rsquo;s fuel-cell-vehicle program forward.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-126 <div class="node-body article-body">Axalta’s biggest plant getting bigger; BorgWarner revs China turbocharging capacity; Federal-Mogul deal lets TRW focus on safety technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-126" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-126#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Germany Sweden BorgWarner Federal-Mogul General Motors Jeep TRW Volvo Car Capacity Utilization Component Materials Navigation Systems OE-Supplier Relations Restructuring Tires Axalta Enthone NIRA TomTom Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:35:00 +0000 1115481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>End-user input keeps TomTom maps up-to-date in new Renegade.</strong></p> Wised-Up Suppliers Expand for New Tech, Not More Volume http://wardsauto.com/blog/wised-suppliers-expand-new-tech-not-more-volume <div class="node-body blog-body">Even when running near 100% capacity, auto supplier margins are razor thin, so investing millions in new construction based on OEM sales projections and economic forecasts takes a major leap of faith.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/wised-suppliers-expand-new-tech-not-more-volume" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/wised-suppliers-expand-new-tech-not-more-volume#comments Blog Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Aisin Bosch Chrysler Continental Faurecia Capacity Utilization Product Development Vehicles & Technology Final Inspection Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:22:00 +0000 1113391 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 1-Tesla CEO says could sign new deal with Toyota in 2-3 years http://wardsauto.com/update-1-tesla-ceo-says-could-sign-new-deal-toyota-2-3-years <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds Musk, Toyota and Panasonic comments, background)</p> <p>By Yoko Kubota</p> <p>TOKYO, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc and Toyota Motor Corp, the world's best-selling automaker, could sign a new deal over the next two to three years, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said, as the two firms ready to end an existing programme.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-tesla-ceo-says-could-sign-new-deal-toyota-2-3-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan Batteries Component Electric Vehicles OE-Supplier Relations Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:26:25 +0000 1113141 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-125 <div class="node-body article-body">EcoDC MAC dip-tank technology’s precise current and voltage supply reduce energy use, improve car-body-coating quality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-125" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-125#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology U.S. Poland Slovenia Chevrolet General Motors Magna Advertising Body Electronics Finance Global Sources Globalization Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Seats Social Media Casco Durr IMI Letrika Mahle PPG Recaro Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:30:00 +0000 1107691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EcoDC MAC dip-tank technology&rsquo;s precise current and voltage supply reduce energy use, improve car-body-coating quality.</strong></p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-9 <div class="node-body article-body">Continental arrives in Silicon Valley; Visteon wireless charging pulls plugs on ’15 Cadillacs; DTE solar system puts charge in Ford EVs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-9#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. South Korea Sweden AB Volvo Audi Autoliv Cadillac Continental Ford Visteon Volvo Car Charging Climate Controls/HVAC Dual Clutch (DCT) Electric Vehicles Future Products Information & Entertainment OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Safety LG Preh Texas Instruments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:06:00 +0000 1099741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>LG says DCT motor circumvents concerns about rare-earth supply.</strong></p>