Honda, FCA race to help company rebuild after fireJune 19
Fjording helps develop Volvo's global footprintJune 5
Volvo concerned about possible U.S. import taxApril 10
Volvo says it will suffer if the United States enacts taxes on imported goods. This despite the company's plan to hire up to 4,000 workers for a new South Carolina plant that will build the S60 sedan.
Digging starts on Mercedes' digsOct. 3, 2016
Tensions resurface at Kia celebrationSept. 12, 2016
A note of discord at an opening ceremony for Kia's new plant in Mexico reflected the reality that Kia's bumpy ride into Mexico isn't over yet and highlighted the pitfalls global automakers and suppliers face as they expand there.
Baja plant opened the door to bigger thingsSept. 12, 2016
Booming Mexico output squeezes suppliersSept. 5, 2016
Mexico's fast growth as an export platform for light vehicles and strong demand for components worldwide is causing a shortage of qualified labor, and it has quickly become the industry's biggest challenge.
Samsung SDI will build EV battery plant in HungaryAug. 30, 2016
Volvo's catch-up gameAug. 1, 2016
At last, Volvo is joining other luxury automakers in building vehicles in the United States. Making that happen -- and catching up with competition that has been building luxury vehicles here for years -- will take the Chinese-owned Swedish brand into some supply chain operations that are new to Volvo.
The woman behind Volvo's U.S. beachheadAug. 1, 2016
Katarina Fjording, Volvo vice president of purchasing and manufacturing for the Americas, is heading the construction of the brand's $500 million greenfield factory in South Carolina. She will oversee the manufacturing plant and work on the selection of suppliers to build the new generation of the S60 compact sedan for global markets.
Mexico border skirmish heats upApril 11, 2016
Ford to invest $1.6 billion in new Mexico small-car plant, create 2,800 jobsApril 5, 2016
Ford will invest $1.6 billion to build a new small-car assembly plant in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, creating 2,800 jobs by 2020. The automaker said the move will not affect jobs in the U.S.