Plant Openings

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....
Read More »

 

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....
Read More »

 

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....
Read More »

 

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....
Read More »

 

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....
Read More »

 

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....
Read More »

 

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....
Read More »

 

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....
Read More »

 

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....
Read More »

 

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....
Read More »

 

A WARNING IN WINDSOR

Canada losing 'civil war' for auto jobs

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Chrysler Group shocked many Canadians when it abandoned potential government help to overhaul its assembly plants in Windsor, Ontario. Chrysler will stay, for now anyway, but CEO Sergio Marchionne's dire warnings about Ontario's "competitiveness" left many questioning the long-term fate of building vehicles in Canada....
Read More »

 

Hyundai mulls 4th China plant to meet demand

March 26, 2014 12:07 CET
Hyundai is considering building a fourth car plant in China to meet demand after the carmaker sold more than 1 million vehicles in the country last year for the first time....
Read More »

 

Volkswagen restructures production; new Polish factory to open in 2016

March 18, 2014 14:33 CET
Volkswagen is shuffling its European production, adding a new van plant in Poland and rearranging output of the VW Tiguan, Porsche Panamera and Porsche Cayenne models....
Read More »

 

Japanese automakers march into Mexico, set up export base

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
When three-tiered car haulers packed with Mazda3s pulled out of the dusty rail yard in Mexico last month, they represented the latest volley in a south-of-the-border blitz by Japanese automakers....
Read More »

 

Mazda's challenges in crucial Mexico plant ramp-up

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Some of the biggest challenges for Mazda Motor Corp.'s first factory in Mexico came from the smallest details. Consider the tiny metal brackets used to secure wire harnesses....
Read More »

 

Autoliv preps new China airbag plant to supply Great Wall

Feb. 25, 2014 10:34 CET
Autoliv will start building an airbag plant in the second half of this year in the north China city of Baoding, where Great Wall Motor Co. is headquartered. The plant will make airbags mainly for Great Wall's Haval SUVs....
Read More »

 

Jaguar Land Rover pushes back China production to 2015

Feb. 5, 2014 10:30 CET
Jaguar Land Rover output at the company's Chinese venture with Chery Automobile will begin next year, later than initially expected, because of delays getting machinery and equipment....
Read More »

 

TRW will add Romania plant on airbag demand

Jan. 20, 2014 06:01 CET
TRW will open a new airbag sewing factory in Romania to meet anticipated growth in demand for airbag cushions over the next five years....
Read More »

 

Jaguar Land Rover to start Brazil output in 2016

Dec. 5, 2013 22:26 CET
Jaguar Land Rover plans to build a factory in Brazil with a capacity of 24,000 vehicles a year. Production should begin in 2016....
Read More »

 

Jaguar Land Rover plans $437 million Brazil factory, gov't sources say

Nov. 26, 2013 10:09 CET
Jaguar Land Rover will invest about 1 billion reais ($436.9 million) to build a new manufacturing plant in Brazil's state of Rio de Janeiro, three government sources told Reuters. Production at the factory, to be built in the city of Itatiaia, could begin as early as 2015....
Read More »

 

Jaguar Land Rover will design, build own engines

Nov. 22, 2013 06:01 CET
The first engines built in Jaguar Land Rover's new $750 million plant in the UK will mark the first time since the 1990s that each brand will manufacture an engine of its own design....
Read More »

 

German supplier Webasto opens 8th sunroof plant in China

Nov. 19, 2013 11:48 CET
Webasto has opened its eighth sunroof factory in China. The new plant in Chongqing will produce up to 700,000 roofs a year by 2016, the German partsmaker said....
Read More »

 

At last, JLR will design, build own engines

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
The first engine scheduled for production in the new $750 million Jaguar Land Rover engine plant is a four-cylinder diesel....
Read More »

 

Nissan opens small-car plant to feed U.S. dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Nissan opened a $2 billion assembly plant here last week to capitalize on growing U.S. market demand for fuel-efficient small vehicles....
Read More »

 

Fiat's China JV to build second plant to produce SUVs, EVs, report says

Oct. 29, 2013 13:37 CET
Fiat's China joint venture plans to build an assembly plant in the south China city of Guangzhou to build up to 160,000 SUVs and electric cars annually, a local newspaper reported....
Read More »

 

Latest digital edition
Digital Edition Archive
Table of Contents
 Automotive News
Special Report
Calif. dealer champions chaplain services

Calif. dealer champions chaplain services

Calif. dealer Bill Hoehn has something few retailers have: A full-time chaplain. The chaplain provides care and support for employees, is available 24/7 for crisis needs and even presides over weddings. Mon., September 22
» Watch the Video
     
News by Brand


Rocket Fuel