Vehicle Assembly

VW Group, Renault-Nissan dominate European car assembly footprint

Sept. 27, 2014 06:01 CET
VW Group and Renault-Nissan have expanded their reach. The two automakers now jointly account for more than 40 percent of all the vehicle assembly plants in Europe, according to Automotive News Europe data....
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Nissan transforms Japanese plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014
With a stern foreman clocking their efforts on his stopwatch, the Chinese apprentices snap together their first Nissan vehicle, brick by brightly colored plastic brick....
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Harbour gave it to automakers straight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014
Automotive industry veteran James Harbour, who died Sept. 6 at age 86, developed unprecedented ways to analyze and improve manufacturing efficiency....
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N.A. robot sales poised for record

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014
A bumper crop of North American vehicle launches this year has triggered what is shaping up as a record wave of robot purchases by automakers and suppliers....
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Renault seeks financial partner to resume Iran activities

June 19, 2014 13:36 CET
Renault is looking for a financial partner to help it resume activities in Iran. The automaker is in talks with the U.S. and French governments on the issue, Chief Performance Officer Jerome Stoll said....
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Interactive: European assembly plant map

May 19, 2014 06:01 CET
Europe's vehicle production footprint is undergoing big changes as automakers race to right-size their operations. Automotive News Europe's interactive assembly plant map is the go-to resource to help stay on top of all of the changes....
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BMW to decide in coming months on second N.A. factory

April 8, 2014 14:45 CET
BMW is progressing with plans for a second North American factory to meet increased demand for its vehicles in the region....
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BMW narrows list of potential sites for second N.A. factory

8:45 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2014
BMW has narrowed down the list of potential sites for its second North American factory, which is expected to meet increased demand for its vehicles in the region. At least two sites in Mexico still being considered, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg....
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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Mazda stays flexible in Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Mazda will keep its newly opened North American factory flexible in its mix of Mazda3 and Mazda2 models....
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Renault resumes Iran shipments for car production

Jan. 29, 2014 16:05 CET
Renault has resumed shipments to Iran and expects its car production in the country to pick up progressively throughout the first half of 2014....
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China's Guangzhou plans to assemble cars in Russia

Jan. 29, 2014 13:17 CET
China's Guangzhou Auto will start assembling vehicles in Russia and Iran using complete knockdown kits shipped from China. The move is part of a wider plan to push into emerging markets this year that includes the start of vehicle exports....
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N. American vehicle output tops 16 million in 2013

Jan. 8, 2014 06:01 CET
Final numbers aren't in yet, but North American car and truck production reached an estimated 16.6 million units in 2013, up 4 percent....
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N.A. output tops 16 million

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
Final numbers aren't in yet, but North American car and truck production reached an estimated 16.6 million units in 2013, up 4 percent....
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Nov. output rises 3%

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2013
North America car and truck production in November rose 3 percent from a year earlier to 1,407,920 units....
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Strained N.A. plants expected to approach record output

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2013
Can North America's stressed-out assembly plants handle near record production? We're about to find out....
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THE BIG BUILDUP

Subaru, Toyota discuss Camry move

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Subaru and Toyota are in talks to halt production of the Toyota Camry sedan at Subaru's Lafayette, Ind., assembly plant, likely timed to the introduction of the nameplate's next generation....
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