Europe Manufacturing

BMW joint venture to triple carbon fiber plant capacity

May 9, 2014 20:41 CET
BMW Group's joint venture with SGL Group will spend $200 million to triple the capacity of its carbon fiber products plant in Washington state. The partners said the factory will become the world's largest producer of carbon fiber.... Read More »

 

2013 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Hyundai plans 22 new models in Europe by 2017

Sept. 9, 2013 21:43 CET
Hyundai plans to roll out 22 new models in Europe over the next four years as it tries to rekindle its once double-digit growth rate.... Read More »

 

Magna sees profits growing in Europe on shift east

June 23, 2013 06:01 CET
Magna International, the world's fourth-largest auto supplier, says it can squeeze more profit from Europe as it moves factories east to feed booming U.S. demand for German cars.... Read More »

 

Jaguar Land Rover to lift investment at UK engine plant

March 5, 2013 06:01 CET
Jaguar Land Rover plans to increase investment at its UK engine plant and double employment at the site to around 1,400, CEO Ralf Speth said.... Read More »

 

BorgWarner picks Verrier to succeed Manganello as CEO

Nov. 15, 2012 15:13 CET
BorgWarner named James Verrier as CEO, succeeding Tim Manganello after 10 years at the helm of the powertrain technology supplier. The move is effective Jan. 1. BorgWarner signaled its succession plan in March when it named Verrier, 49, to the newly created position of president and COO.... Read More »

 

Source: Cruze may be built in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2012
General Motors said it won't build the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze in Korea, raising the possibility that it might shift production to Europe to help boost efficiency at its money-losing Opel unit.... Read More »

 

Ford offers buyouts in Europe to help cut costs

Sept. 25, 2012 19:30 CET
Ford is making buyout offers to "a few hundred" white-collar European workers as the automaker struggles to rein in costs amid plunging vehicle sales.... Read More »

 

BMW finds new ways to improve productivity with aging work force

Sept. 8, 2012 06:01 CET
Five years ago, BMW managers realized that with Germany's graying population the average age of their workers would jump from 41 to 46 by 2017. So they decided to make it happen sooner.... Read More »

 

Europe recognizes capacity surplus, Mulally says

Sept. 7, 2012 09:19 CET
Ford and other automakers in Europe are coming to grips with the need to reduce factory capacity as car sales collapse in the region, CEO Alan Mulally said.... Read More »

 

2012 ANE CONGRESS

BMW tops in supplier relations, survey says

June 21, 2012 16:00 CET
BMW edged Porsche to finish No. 1 in the eyes of partsmakers in a new study on automaker-supplier relations. BMW finished on top with 617 out of a total 1,000 points in the 2012 Supplier Relationship (SuRe) index -- a ranking of 28 global automakers done by suppliers. The results were part of the 8th annual Automotive News Europe/IHS Automotive OEM-Supplier Relations Survey.... Read More »

 

Chrysler to add 1,800 workers at Illinois plant for Dart, Compass and Patriot

1:24 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2012
Chrysler Group said today it will ramp up production of the 2013 Dodge Dart quickly at a plant in Belvidere, Ill., adding more than 1,800 workers even before the first model has been built.... Read More »

 

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