Asia Pacific http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53479/more en Renault Samsung Union Caves on Wage Demands; Increase, Bonuses Modest http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/renault-samsung-union-caves-wage-demands-increase-bonuses-modest <div class="node-body article-body">Wages will increase only 65,000 won per month, but it is the first hike for workers at the hard-pressed company in the past two years. Unions also won special bonuses and a pledge to add more workers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/renault-samsung-union-caves-wage-demands-increase-bonuses-modest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/renault-samsung-union-caves-wage-demands-increase-bonuses-modest#comments Premium Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea Samsung Labor & Human Resources Unions Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:30:00 +0000 1123201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New contract means Rogue production to resume full speed.</strong></p> Auto Parts Maker Magna Opening Two New India Plants http://wardsauto.com/auto-parts-maker-magna-opening-two-new-india-plants <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Canadian parts maker and contract manufacturer says one plant will produce seating systems for a leading automaker, and the other will build vehicle body and chassis for several customers.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-parts-maker-magna-opening-two-new-india-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers India Component Globalization Logistics Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:31:00 +0000 1123171 at http://wardsauto.com Thai New-Vehicle Sales Continued Slide in August http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-new-vehicle-sales-continued-slide-august <div class="node-body article-body">The car market is off 46.0% year-to-date at 243,387 units, while the CV segment is down 31.3% at 335,886, including a 34.1% drop in 1-ton pickup sales to 243,459 units.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-new-vehicle-sales-continued-slide-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-new-vehicle-sales-continued-slide-august#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Auto Makers Sales Results Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:03:00 +0000 1122421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford led non-Japanese segment, despite 30.5% decline in August sales.</strong></p> Japanese Government, Industry on Joint Safety Crusade http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/japanese-government-industry-joint-safety-crusade <div class="node-body article-body">World Health Organization statistics show Japan reported 5.2 traffic deaths per 100,000 people in 2010. ITS Japan Chairman and Toyota technical advisor Hiroyuki Watanabe hopes to reduce that to below 2.6 by 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/japanese-government-industry-joint-safety-crusade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/japanese-government-industry-joint-safety-crusade#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan Acura Aisin Denso Honda Toyota Politics Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Lidar Product Development ITS World Congress Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:01:00 +0000 1121761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Driver taken for ride by automated Acura in downtown Detroit.</strong></p> Nissan to Build, Sell Infiniti Luxury Models in China http://wardsauto.com/nissan-build-sell-infiniti-luxury-models-china <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Nissan has formed a 50-50 joint venture with Dongfeng Motor to build two Infiniti models at its existing plant in China starting in November.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nissan-build-sell-infiniti-luxury-models-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Sales & Marketing Globalization Production Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:51:00 +0000 1122181 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Goes Gangnam Style With Plan for $10 Billion HQ, Theme Park http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-goes-gangnam-style-plan-10-billion-hq-theme-park <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker appears to be back in expansion mode, with its planned Seoul complex and significant investment in additional capacity in China.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-goes-gangnam-style-plan-10-billion-hq-theme-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-goes-gangnam-style-plan-10-billion-hq-theme-park#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific China South Korea Hyundai Finance Globalization Labor & Human Resources Vehicle Assembly Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:26:00 +0000 1121641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai headquarters on move to Gangnam district.</strong></p> Production in China Rises for 17th Consecutive Month http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/production-china-rises-17th-consecutive-month <div class="node-body article-body">Nearly every sector witnessed gains in the month with buses posting the largest growth over like-2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/production-china-rises-17th-consecutive-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/production-china-rises-17th-consecutive-month#comments Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Auto Makers Production Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:57:00 +0000 1121451 at http://wardsauto.com Maruti Suzuki Profiting From Push Into Rural India http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-profiting-push-rural-india <div class="node-body article-body">Maruti faces intense competition with Honda, Hyundai and Nissan in urban areas, but India’s No.1 automaker also has penetrated into the rural interior, which it has virtually no competitors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-profiting-push-rural-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-profiting-push-rural-india#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Diesel Resource Center India Maruti Capacity Utilization Employment Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:57:00 +0000 1119701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker touts new Ciaz sedan&rsquo;s affordability, fuel efficiency.</strong></p> Malaysia Car Sales Steady, Output Jumps in August http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-car-sales-steady-output-jumps-august <div class="node-body article-body">Year-to-date car sales climbed 3.4% to 395,255 units and, despite the August increase, left CV deliveries down 3.3% to 49,279.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-car-sales-steady-output-jumps-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-car-sales-steady-output-jumps-august#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Unspecified Companies Production Sales Results Malaysia Automotive Association Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:35:00 +0000 1120421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Busy August for market-leader Perodua production.</strong></p> 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>