Supply Chain http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53475/more en ZF Courting TRW for Car Connectivity, Self-Driving Savvy http://wardsauto.com/zf-courting-trw-car-connectivity-self-driving-savvy <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">An executive with the privately held German supplier says TRW is well-positioned to help it expand into areas such as Internet-enabled and autonomous-driving technology.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/zf-courting-trw-car-connectivity-self-driving-savvy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Autonomous Vehicles Finance Global Sources Information & Entertainment Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:11:00 +0000 1063681 at http://wardsauto.com 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> LG Chem Eyes Batteries for 200-Mile EVs in 2016 http://wardsauto.com/lg-chem-eyes-batteries-200-mile-evs-2016 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Korean manufacturer's chief financial officer does not say which automakers it will supply, but current customers include General Motors and Renault. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/lg-chem-eyes-batteries-200-mile-evs-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology South Korea Batteries Electric Vehicles OE-Supplier Relations LG Chem Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000 1063021 at http://wardsauto.com 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> 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 Aisin Seiki Opens New NA Headquarters Near Detroit http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/aisin-seiki-opens-new-na-headquarters-near-detroit <div class="node-body article-body">The facility houses two business units that were in separate locations, Aisin World Corp. of America and Aisin Technical Center of America, under one roof.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/aisin-seiki-opens-new-na-headquarters-near-detroit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/aisin-seiki-opens-new-na-headquarters-near-detroit#comments Public Management & Strategy Supply Chain Suppliers North America U.S. Aisin Automatic Gasoline Global Sources Globalization Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1060511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>As part of headquarters opening ceremony, Aisin World Corp. of America CEO Mike Saito presented $50,000 gift to Northville Township Parks &amp; Recreation.</strong></p> BMW to Hike EV Battery Cell Orders 20%-30% in 2016 http://wardsauto.com/bmw-hike-ev-battery-cell-orders-20-30-2016 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">South Korea's Samsung SDI, the German luxury automaker's captive supplier, will increase shipments of battery cells for the i3 and i8 electric vehicles and start supplying future models such as the X5 plug-in hybrid.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bmw-hike-ev-battery-cell-orders-20-30-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Germany Batteries Electric Vehicles OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0000 1059701 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 4-Ford, Toyota halt some South African output due to strike http://wardsauto.com/update-4-ford-toyota-halt-some-south-african-output-due-strike <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* NUMSA strike affects Ford's Pretoria plant</p> <p>* Toyota says to halt some production from Tuesday</p> <p>* NUMSA, employers expected to meet on Monday</p> <p>* Smaller UASA union says likely to accept offer this week (adds Mercedes Benz, NUMSA and industry comments)</p> <p>By Wendell Roelf</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-4-ford-toyota-halt-some-south-african-output-due-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Africa / Middle East Supply Chain Suppliers South Africa Labor & Human Resources Logistics Production Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:15:22 +0000 1058791 at http://wardsauto.com 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