American Axle http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53687/more en Electric Axle Business Spinning Up for GKN http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/electric-axle-business-spinning-gkn <div class="node-body article-body">As automakers maximize the potential of vehicle platforms, a GKN executive says the electric rear axle is a simple way to convert a front-drive architecture to a fuel-saving hybrid that also enables AWD when necessary.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/electric-axle-business-spinning-gkn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/electric-axle-business-spinning-gkn#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan United Kingdom American Axle Audi BMW Magna Porsche ZF Component Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Sales Results Transmissions Audi A3 e-tron BMW i8 disconnecting axle electric axle Ferrari LaFerrari Fiat 500X GKN GKN Driveline Jeep Cherokee Jeep Renegade Lamborghini Asterion Mike Manley Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Porsche 918 Spyder Ray Kuczera Volvo XC90 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1310711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW i8 plug-in hybrid&nbsp;integrates GKN electric drive&nbsp;on front axles.&nbsp;</strong></p> BMW North America Reporter Notebook: A Dauch By Any Other Name http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/reporter-notebook-dauch-any-other-name <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WardsAuto writers pass along the buzz at this week’s Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/reporter-notebook-dauch-any-other-name" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/reporter-notebook-dauch-any-other-name#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. American Axle Chrysler General Motors Nissan Volkswagen 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Labor & Human Resources Product Development Center for Automotive Research Chattanooga David Dauch Dick Dauch Diversified Tooling Group Focus: Hope Jay Baron John Basso Mustafa Mohatarem Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:15:00 +0000 1076571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mustafa Mohatarem</strong></p> AAM’s Dauch Calls for U.S. Manufacturing Revival http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/aam-s-dauch-calls-us-manufacturing-revival <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Challenges facing the U.S. manufacturing sector include cost pressures, adapting to new technology, finding and retaining skilled workers and overcoming what the executive calls structural cost burdens.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/aam-s-dauch-calls-us-manufacturing-revival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/aam-s-dauch-calls-us-manufacturing-revival#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers North America U.S. American Axle Politics 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Labor & Human Resources David Dauch Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:30:00 +0000 1076531 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dauch wants to rebuild segment&rsquo;s foundation.</strong></p> American Axle ‘Growing Faster Than Our Industry’ http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/american-axle-growing-faster-our-industry <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Automotive Outlook </div> <div class="node-body article-body">CEO David Dauch talks about growth prospects in Thailand, expansion of non-GM business, the future of manufacturing in the U.S. and the significance of Jeep Cherokee’s EcoTrac AWD system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/american-axle-growing-faster-our-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/american-axle-growing-faster-our-industry#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico U.S. American Axle General Motors Component Product Development Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:25:00 +0000 910831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>David Dauch, chairman, president and CEO of Detroit-based American Axle.</strong></p> North American Suppliers Investing in Additional Capacity http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/north-american-suppliers-investing-additional-capacity <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Automotive Outlook </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some suppliers are investing in additional facilities because they are confident current production levels will be sustained and because they have exhausted most of their avenues to stretch available capacity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/north-american-suppliers-investing-additional-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/north-american-suppliers-investing-additional-capacity#comments Public Gated Data Center Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers North America North America - Regional Mexico U.S. American Axle Chrysler Denso Ford General Motors Visteon Capacity Utilization Logistics Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) Automotive Compass Chris Son Continental Structural Plastics Dave Andrea Durr Halla Visteon Harbour Results Honda K2XX platform Kiekert Laurie Harbour Mazda Nissan vendor tooling Wed, 04 Dec 2013 10:58:00 +0000 903851 at http://wardsauto.com AAM Touts New Fuel-Saving Driveline Tech http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/aam-touts-new-fuel-saving-driveline-tech <div class="node-body article-body">The EcoTrac system eliminates up to 80% of AWD parasitic drag by disconnecting most of the friction-producing driveline parts when it is not necessary to have all four wheels engaged.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/aam-touts-new-fuel-saving-driveline-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/aam-touts-new-fuel-saving-driveline-tech#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. American Axle Automatic Transmission Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:42:00 +0000 900501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>The exclusivity agreement with Chrysler for AAM&rsquo;s single-speed Ecotrac system has expired. </strong></p> Dick Dauch Remembered http://wardsauto.com/blog/dick-dauch-remembered <div class="node-body blog-body">Industry veteran Dauch started his automotive career at General Motors in 1964, and he was only 30 when he was selected to manage one of its largest plants. Stints at Volkswagen and Chrysler followed, prior to the creation of American Axle from some GM cast-off plants in Detroit. </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/dick-dauch-remembered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/dick-dauch-remembered#comments Blog Management & Strategy Suppliers North America U.S. American Axle Management & Strategy Final Inspection Mon, 05 Aug 2013 15:52:00 +0000 823291 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/supply-chain/supplier-roundup-4 <div class="node-body article-body">A roundup of this week’s news involving automotive suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/supply-chain/supplier-roundup-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/supply-chain/supplier-roundup-4#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America China Mexico U.S. American Axle BMW Ford General Motors Lincoln Nissan Valeo ZF Batteries Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Electric Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Global Sources Globalization Hybrid Vehicles Instrument Panel OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Seats Suspension Thu, 17 May 2012 18:35:00 +0000 529791 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>New BMW 3 Series equipped with Preh iDrive controller.</strong></p> TEXT-Fitch rates American Axle new notes http://wardsauto.com/text-fitch-rates-american-axle-new-notes-0 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">(The following statment was released by the rating agency) Oct 31 - Fitch Ratings has assigned a rating of 'B-/RR6' to American Axle & Manufacturing,</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/text-fitch-rates-american-axle-new-notes-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Newswire American Axle General Motors Plants & Production gm Mon, 31 Oct 2011 17:42:40 +0000 364181 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/supplier-roundup-16 <div class="field-byline"> Ward&amp;#8217;s Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A roundup of this week’s news involving automotive suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/supplier-roundup-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/supplier-roundup-16#comments Premium Limited News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America South America North America Brazil U.S. American Axle Dana Lear Mahindra & Mahindra Suppliers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Exterior Finance Ashok Leyland Brazil U.S. Fri, 29 Apr 2011 20:36:00 +0000 56238 at http://wardsauto.com