Plant Openings

Toyota investments in Mexico, China to usher in new cost-efficiency strategy

9:00 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2015

Opening its purse after a three-year expansion freeze, Toyota announced plans today to spend nearly $1.5 billion on a new factory in Mexico and a new line in China to support sales growth in key markets and underpin a global overhaul in the way it builds vehicles....
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Toyota to announce details on Mexico factory; Corolla production will move from Canada to new plant, report says

6:19 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2015

Toyota will move production of its Corolla compact cars to a new factory in Mexico from Canada to benefit from lower costs, a report said....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

SIA was a success from the start

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015

Lindsay Chappell's March 16 commentary encouraging Jaguar Land Rover to build a North American plant ("A JLR plant in N. America? Do it already," autonews.com) overlooks perhaps one of the most imaginative and successful variations on that theme: Subaru-Isuzu Automotive, the shared plant in Lafayette, Ind....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

A JLR plant in N. America? Do it already

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015

Do not hesitate to build that North American vehicle assembly plant, Jaguar Land Rover. You will be amazed. Trust me on this one....
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JLR CEO says U.S. plant decision is 3 years off

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2015

A US factory is a must if Jaguar Land Rover is to continue to grow and stay competitive, says CEO Ralf Speth. But the automaker has to find one product with annual sales of 30,000 to 40,000 to make an American plant worthwhile, he said....
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Jaguar Land Rover favors Austria or Turkey over U.S. for production boost, report says

Feb. 20, 2015 10:50 CET

Jaguar Land Rover may add production in Austria or Turkey instead of in the U.S. as the automaker seeks to boost its manufacturing capacity, a UK newspaper reported. JLR had been considering opening a factory in the U.S. South, reports said earlier this month....
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Georgia gov. has JLR on his mind

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2015

Who's next among European brands to build an assembly plant in the United States? In January, there were reports from China that Geely-owned Volvo was considering the idea. And last week, the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Jaguar Land Rover executives recently met Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to discuss opening a factory in his state....
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Renault will increase dealer rebates in China

Jan. 30, 2015 11:32 CET

Renault will give its China dealers more rebates and moderate sales targets as demand cools. Sales growth of passenger vehicles in China will probably slow to 8 percent this year from 10 percent in 2014, according to an industry association....
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Kia needs India plant to offset slowing sales in Russia and China, report says

Jan. 22, 2015 12:10 CET

Kia needs to set up a factory in India to tap growth in the fast-growing market and offset slowing sales in Russia and China, a Korean newspaper reported the automaker's CEO as saying. India may become the world's No. 3 auto market by next year....
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VW boosts dual-clutch output in China

Nov. 15, 2014 06:01 CET

VW has boosted production of its dual-clutch transmission at a second plant in China. The plant, in the northern city of Tianjin, will build up to 450,000 units of VW's so-called DSG gearbox annually, with output rising to 1.2 million units by 2016, VW said....
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Renault taps into growing North African market with new Algeria plant

Nov. 10, 2014 12:04 CET

Renault today opened a new factory in Algeria. The company sees growth potential in the country where the ownership rate is 100 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants, compared with 500 in western Europe....
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Jaguar Land Rover opens $750 million engine plant

4:12 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2014

Jaguar Land Rover moved another step closer today to gaining greater control of its destiny with the opening of its $750 million engine plant near Wolverhampton in the U.K....
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Cadillac full speed ahead in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 25, 2014

Despite slowing sales growth in China, General Motors is doubling down on the country with a bold expansion plan that could make it Cadillac's biggest market within six years. The investment blitz channels $14 billion into China, the world's biggest car market, from 2014 through 2018 to open five new factories....
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PSA-Dongfeng JV breaks ground for 4th China plant

Oct. 21, 2014 11:08 CET

PSA's joint venture with Dongfeng began construction of its fourth Chinese assembly plant. The factory will launch production in 2016 and will build up to 360,000 vehicles a year....
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Great Wall breaks ground for Russian plant

Aug. 30, 2014 06:01 CET

China's Great Wall has started construction of a 3.2 billion yuan ($520.7 million) assembly plant in Russia. The factory will be the first full-scale assembly plant run by a Chinese automaker in Russia....
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M-B, Infiniti engines get global input

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

To source fuel-efficient engines for their new small, premium cars, competitors Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti joined forces to create the Infiniti Powertrain Plant. Its an engine plant that is a little bit German, a little bit Japanese, a little bit American and very much global....
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Brakes supplier Brembo to build new U.S. plant

July 23, 2014 12:05 CET

Italian brakes manufacturer Brembo will build a new foundry in Michigan to expand its manufacturing capability in the United States, betting on the continued strength of the country's automotive sector....
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VW to invest 2 billion euros to build new China plants

July 7, 2014 10:50 CET

VW says it will invest 2 billion euros ($2.7 billion) to construct two new vehicle plants in China. The move is part of a wider plan by the carmaker to invest 18.2 billion euros in its No. 1 market through 2018....
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PSA-Dongfeng's fourth China plant receives approval

July 2, 2014 11:38 CET

PSA has signed an agreement with Chinese authorities to build a fourth factory with partner Dongfeng. The new plant will boost the venture's annual production capacity in China to 1 million units when it begins output in 2016, PSA said....
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SKF opens China bearings plant, tech center

June 26, 2014 06:01 CET

Swedish supplier SKF has opened a new bearings factory and r&d campus in the Jiading district of Shanghai in China....
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BMW will decide on location of 2nd N.A. factory before summer break, CEO says

June 25, 2014 13:11 CET

BMW is still deliberating on where to locate a new factory in North America but will reach a decision before the summer break, CEO Norbert Reithofer said....
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Valeo opens starter plant in China

June 13, 2014 10:10 CET

French supplier Valeo has opened a starter plant in Shanghai, China, IHS Automotive reported in its weekly supplier newsletter....
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IAC opens Asia headquarters in Shanghai

June 11, 2014 13:20 CET

Luxembourg's International Automotive Components has opened a headquarters and technical center in Shanghai, China, to oversee the activities of 20 plants and six r&d centers throughout Asia....
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Osram opens LED plant in China

June 3, 2014 09:47 CET

German supplier Osram has opened a plant in Wuxi, eastern China, to package LEDs in housings for automotive customers....
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