Supply Chain http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53475/more en Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-117 <div class="node-body article-body">Magna AWD system moves ’15 Hyundai Genesis; Volkswagen names partners for e-Golf charging network; Union Pacific named preferred Ford supplier.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-117" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-117#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Bosch Ford Hyundai JCI Magna Volkswagen Charging Finance Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Seats Transmissions ChargePoint Gates Ohio State University Union Pacific Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:50:00 +0000 1056951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>JCI contributes seating to Ohio State&rsquo;s prize-winning eco-friendly car.</strong></p> Mazda Global Airbag Recall Extends to China http://wardsauto.com/mazda-global-airbag-recall-extends-china <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese automaker will recall more than 42,000 China-built cars over potentially defective airbags produced by Takata, of which 10.6 million have been recalled globally over the past five years.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/mazda-global-airbag-recall-extends-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers China Global Sources Safety Mon, 07 Jul 2014 02:24:00 +0000 1054381 at http://wardsauto.com U.K. Government Lends Hand to Auto-Parts Producers http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/uk-government-lends-hand-auto-parts-producers <div class="node-body article-body">The Tooling Funding Program is designed to help components manufacturers that otherwise would fail to acquire financing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/uk-government-lends-hand-auto-parts-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/uk-government-lends-hand-auto-parts-producers#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Supply Chain Europe Suppliers United Kingdom Suppliers Politics Employment OE-Supplier Relations Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:12:00 +0000 1052551 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aston Martin among OEMs at supply-chain matchmaking event.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-116 <div class="node-body article-body">JCI steps out of cockpit; PPG coatings business seeks to cover more of South America; Bosch looks to build upon modest Indonesian investment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-116" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-116#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America South America Brazil U.S. Indonesia South Korea Germany Russia Bosch Continental JCI Lada Nissan Renault Visteon Capacity Utilization Component Finance Globalization Information & Entertainment Manufacturing Technology Restructuring Steel Vehicle Interiors Autoneum ContiTech Cooper-Standard Halla Visteon PPG Tata Steel Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:30:00 +0000 1052691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>ContiTech employee programs CNC robotic bending machine at new hose plant in Kaluga, Russia.</strong></p> Japanese Parts Manufacturers Display Latest Wares http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/japanese-parts-manufacturers-display-latest-wares <div class="node-body article-body">Jatco is producing about 1,500 units of the second transmission in its CVT8 Hybrid series monthly, but plans to raise output to 4,500 units per month by 2016, with its Aguascalientes, Mexico-based subsidiary accounting for almost all of the growth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/japanese-parts-manufacturers-display-latest-wares" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/japanese-parts-manufacturers-display-latest-wares#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Japan Aisin Denso General Motors Honda Infiniti Isuzu Lexus Nissan Ram Toyota Body Climate Controls/HVAC Continuously Variable (CVT) Electric Vehicles Global Sources Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion OE-Supplier Relations Production Purchashing Transmission Hitachi Jatco Toyota Industries Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:19:00 +0000 1046821 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Next-gen Jatco CVT-8 transmission designed for lower torque levels.</strong></p> Thailand Woos Oz Suppliers as OEMs Quit Production http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/thailand-woos-oz-suppliers-oems-quit-production <div class="node-body article-body">The head of the Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce says the political uncertainty in Thailand, culminating in the military coup in May, has not hurt the country’s manufacturing, supply-chain or export sectors.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/thailand-woos-oz-suppliers-oems-quit-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/thailand-woos-oz-suppliers-oems-quit-production#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Australia Thailand Component Global Sources Globalization Logistics Trade Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:39:00 +0000 1050211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Oz parts makers assured of business-as-usual conditions in Thailand.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-115 <div class="node-body article-body">Cooper’s new global tech center right at home; SiriusXM spiffs show the way for Lincoln, Chrysler Group customers; Mahle steps in as Slovenian government sheds control of manufacturer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-115" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-115#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico India U.S. Germany Slovenia Chrysler Hyundai Lincoln Magna Component Finance Global Sources Globalization Information & Entertainment OE-Supplier Relations Suspension Tires Cooper Tire Innotek KSPG Magneti Marelli Mahle Rheinmetall SiriusXM Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0000 1047651 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>DCT motors first product in portfolio of Innotek&rsquo;s new Mexican plant.</strong></p> Vauxhall Taps Venerable U.K. Plant for Vivaro Van http://wardsauto.com/europe/vauxhall-taps-venerable-uk-plant-vivaro-van <div class="node-body article-body">Luton has produced almost 1 million Vivaro vans since 2001, including 44,000 in 2013. The factory is a major exporter with 52% of output destined for European markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/vauxhall-taps-venerable-uk-plant-vivaro-van" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/vauxhall-taps-venerable-uk-plant-vivaro-van#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Supply Chain Europe United Kingdom Opel/Vauxhall OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Production Vehicle Assembly Luton Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:30:00 +0000 1044751 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New-generation Vivaro carries more local content.</strong></p> Chinese Suppliers Respond as OEMs Raise Quality Bar http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/chinese-suppliers-respond-oems-raise-quality-bar <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic suppliers in China have had to correct bad habits such as altering specs to save a few cents. Now, a growing number are producing world-class parts in response to demand by, and with help from, global automakers and suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/chinese-suppliers-respond-oems-raise-quality-bar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/chinese-suppliers-respond-oems-raise-quality-bar#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers China Baojun Chery Geely General Motors Magna Volkswagen Component Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Magneti Marelli Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:05:00 +0000 1044881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Magneti Marelli works closely with local suppliers to improve quality.</strong></p> UPDATE 4-Honda and others recall nearly 3 mln vehicles over air bag flaw http://wardsauto.com/update-4-honda-and-others-recall-nearly-3-mln-vehicles-over-air-bag-flaw <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Honda, Nissan, Mazda recall vehicles for potential Takata air bag issue</p> <p>* Air bags may explode, shoot shrapnel inside cars</p> <p>* Seven automakers also set regional recalls in U.S. (Adds NHTSA comments, paragraphs 11-12)</p> <p>By Yoko Kubota and Ben Klayman</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-4-honda-and-others-recall-nearly-3-mln-vehicles-over-air-bag-flaw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Japan Airbags National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) OE-Supplier Relations Safety Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:30:25 +0000 1044301 at http://wardsauto.com