Asia Pacific http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53479/more en Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-124 <div class="node-body article-body">Continental makes Newport News news; BorgWarner, Faurecia expand emissions-control capabilities; Alcoa sheds inefficient Italian aluminum smelter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-124" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-124#comments Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan Italy BorgWarner Continental Faurecia Federal-Mogul Aluminum Capacity Utilization Component Employment Global Sources Logistics Production Turbocharger Alcoa Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:45:00 +0000 1098321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BorgWarner steps up emissions technology output at Illinois plant.</strong></p> Volkswagen, Domestics Plan Big India Investment http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-domestics-plan-big-india-investment <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Volkswagen will join Indian automakers Tata, Bajaj and Mahindra & Mahindra in investing a total of $1.9 billion to expand production capacity in Mararashtra state.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-domestics-plan-big-india-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific India Capacity Utilization Finance Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:28:00 +0000 1098371 at http://wardsauto.com Honda Recalling 63,200 Vehicles Over Defective Takata Airbag http://wardsauto.com/honda-recalling-63200-vehicles-over-defective-takata-airbag <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker says the driver's-side airbag in certain '12-'15 CR-V, Civic, Brio and Amaze models sold mainly in China could contain inflators that open too forcefully and shoot metal fragments into the cabin.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/honda-recalling-63200-vehicles-over-defective-takata-airbag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Japan Component OE-Supplier Relations Safety Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:28:00 +0000 1097961 at http://wardsauto.com Oz Panel: Allow Used-Car Imports, Drop New-Car Tariff http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff <div class="node-body article-body">The Productivity Commission report says eliminating the 5% tariff on new imported cars once GM Holden, Ford and Toyota end local production might be justified, but it also “notes the effect on government revenue.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Australia Ford Holden Toyota Finance Labor & Human Resources Production Restructuring Supply Chain Tariffs Trade Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries Productivity Commission Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:32:00 +0000 1096241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Duties on BMWs, other imports raised A$920 million last fiscal year.</strong></p> JLR-Driven Profits Belie Tata’s Domestic Distress http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-driven-profits-belie-tata-s-domestic-distress <div class="node-body article-body">JLR sales increased 22% to 115,596 in first-quarter 2014, raising Tata’s overall operating margin to 20.3% from 15.8% year-ago, while the domestic business’s margin fell to -2.8% from 2.3% in the same period.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-driven-profits-belie-tata-s-domestic-distress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/jlr-driven-profits-belie-tata-s-domestic-distress#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Jaguar Land Rover Tata Capacity Utilization Finance Product Development Sales Results Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:40:00 +0000 1095291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Zest automaker&rsquo;s first new product in four years.</strong></p> India regulator fines carmakers $420 mln for anti-competitive practices http://wardsauto.com/india-regulator-fines-carmakers-420-mln-anti-competitive-practices <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">INDIA-ANTITRUST/AUTOS:India regulator fines carmakers $420 mln for anti-competitive practices</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Sales & Marketing Laws/Law Enforcement Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:39:48 +0000 1094371 at http://wardsauto.com Executives With Volkswagen's Chinese JV Under Investigation http://wardsauto.com/executives-volkswagens-chinese-jv-under-investigation <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The country's corruption watchdog has not stated specific allegations against Li Wu, former deputy general manager of FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Co., and Zhou Chun, deputy general manager of the JV's Audi sales division. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/executives-volkswagens-chinese-jv-under-investigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Globalization Laws/Law Enforcement Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:52:00 +0000 1094411 at http://wardsauto.com GM Holden Denies Decision on Commodore Replacement http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-holden-denies-decision-commodore-replacement <div class="node-body article-body">Media speculate GM is keeping the replacement decision under its hat for fear an announcement would undermine sales of the current Commodore as would-be buyers in Australia and New Zealand await the arrival of the replacement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-holden-denies-decision-commodore-replacement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-holden-denies-decision-commodore-replacement#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia New Zealand Buick Chevrolet Holden Opel/Vauxhall Sales & Marketing Production Restructuring Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000 1093581 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Buick LaCrosse among potential successors to Commodore.</strong></p> Hyundai, Korea Workers’ Union Hold Emergency Talks http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-korea-workers-union-hold-emergency-talks <div class="node-body article-body">Should Hyundai’s labor costs go up inordinately by accepting the union’s wage-recalculation demand, suppliers would be squeezed to cut their margins and they would do likewise with their own smaller suppliers of parts, materials and services.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-korea-workers-union-hold-emergency-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-korea-workers-union-hold-emergency-talks#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers South Korea Hyundai Kia Labor & Human Resources OE-Supplier Relations Production Korea Metal Workers Union Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:30:00 +0000 1093351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker scrambling to keep assembly line moving.</strong></p> UPDATE 2-China tells German auto suppliers to find partners - paper http://wardsauto.com/update-2-china-tells-german-auto-suppliers-find-partners-paper <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Chinese regulator becoming increasingly assertive</p> <p>* Executive says companies targeted for their expertise</p> <p>* Several companies say unaware of such Chinese demands (Adds comments from ElringKlinger interview, company reactions, background)</p> <p>By Edward Taylor and Samuel Shen</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-china-tells-german-auto-suppliers-find-partners-paper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers China Politics Global Sources Globalization Restructuring Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:49:48 +0000 1092871 at http://wardsauto.com