Manufacturing
 

Toyota's better cars get better plants

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Toyota Motor Corp., which made "lean manufacturing" a global buzzword, is about to unleash a new wave of ultraefficient assembly plants.... Read More »
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While others stand up, Italy stands aside

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Formula One tire supplier Pirelli will have a Chinese owner.... Read More »
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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.... Read More »

Nissan's on-site suppliers free to serve competitors

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
In hopes of wooing more Midwestern parts makers to its side in Tennessee, Nissan says it will allow them to supply other automakers from under the...... Read More »

LG Chem exec: Tesla's gigafactory to cut EV costs

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Tesla Motors' "gigafactory," a huge battery plant under construction in Nevada, could help suppliers of lithium ion batteries for autos finally turn...... Read More »

Delphi's driverless cross-country adventure

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
In 1903, a 31-year-old physician named Horatio Nelson Jackson journeyed from San Francisco to New York in a Winton touring car, the first motor car...... Read More »

Valeo's self-driving systems learn from military drones

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2015
Valeo plans to draw on drone software and other military technologies from partner Safran to offer self-driving vehicle platforms to carmakers by the...... Read More »

Takata sued in Canada over airbag-related vehicle recalls

6:31 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2015
Takata, the Japanese supplier whose airbags have been linked to six fatalities globally, has been sued in Canada in three separate cases, it said in...... Read More »

Tesla presses Japanese battery suppliers to innovate, take risks

12:19 pm U.S. ET | March 27, 2015
A Tesla executive courted partners in Japan for its so-called gigafactory, praising local companies for top-notch quality and technology while...... Read More »

Cadillac CT6 to pack 34-speaker Bose sound system

3:20 pm U.S. ET | March 27, 2015
Cadillac's new flagship sedan will come with a new sound system that will leave nothing uncovered inside the cabin.... Read More »

Toyota targets big savings in factory, product-development spending

12:30 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
Toyota outlined bold savings targets in factory investment and vehicle development, along with gains in fuel efficiency, through an aggressive...... Read More »

Ford aims to triple exports from India with new plant

4:09 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
Ford plans to triple exports from India with a new $1 billion plant, offsetting slower sales inside the country with a push to sell more local...... Read More »

Alcoa receives committment for $259 million U.S. loan to expand aluminum output

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy has offered a conditional commitment to lend Alcoa Inc.... Read More »

Denso, NGK fined by S. Korea for price-fixing

2:46 pm U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
South Korea's antitrust regulator will fine five auto parts firms, including Japan's Denso, NGK Spark Plug and their local units, a total of $3.... Read More »

Kia to build Forte compact and a small car at Mexico plant

9:53 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
Kia Motors plans to make its Forte compact and an unidentified small car targeted at the local market at its planned factory in Mexico.... Read More »

New generation of cheaper batteries adds power to hybrids, cut fuel use

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
A new generation of hybrid cars that combine electric and gas power in new ways are emerging as a low-cost alternative for automakers and consumers...... Read More »

India's Mahindra said to be in talks to buy car designer Pininfarina

7:49 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
Mahindra & Mahindra, India's largest maker of SUVs, is in talks to buy Italian auto design and engineering company Pininfarina SpA, people familiar...... Read More »

TRW in talks with India’s Amtek to sell suspension business, reports say

10:29 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
Amtek Auto, an Indian car parts maker, is among companies in talks to acquire TRW's suspension business, people familiar with the matter said.... Read More »

Detroit Diesel to invest $208 million in Mich. plant upgrades, create 245 jobs

10:04 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
Detroit Diesel Corp. plans to upgrade its nearly 75-year-old manufacturing plant in suburban Detroit.... Read More »

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