Manufacturing

$1 billion in payouts for supplier price-fixing

As the largest price-fixing case in U.S. history winds down, one thing is clear: Auto suppliers that conspired with competitors to rig their bids are paying a hefty price.

Suppliers team to cut camera costs

As safety agencies mandate more camera applications, the two giants bid for lower-cost solutions.


How Alcantara is managing demand from U.S., China

Alcantara, the maker of the upmarket leather alternative material of the same name, plans to double the company's overall production capacity in Italy as demand from the U.S. and Chinese markets continues to drive sales.

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How Alcantara is managing demand from U.S., China

Alcantara, the maker of the upmarket leather alternative material of the same name, plans to double the company's overall production capacity in Italy as demand from the U.S. and Chinese markets continues to drive sales.

UPDATED: 5/20/18 10:57 am ET
Supplier's quest for a better lug nut

Fastener and metal component supplier MacLean-Fogg overhauled its entire concept of invention, implementing new design-thinking processes to spur everyday innovation.

UPDATED: 5/17/18 1:47 pm ET - adds Mercedes update
Ford to restart F-150 output Friday following supplier fire

Ford will restart production of the F-150 at a Dearborn, Mich., factory on Friday, and a Kansas City plant by Monday, after more than a week of downtime resulting from a fire at a key parts supplier.

EV batteries present new challenges for firefighters

Fires on electric vehicles are rare, but the volatile chemistry of their batteries and the need for special training on how to extinguish them raises new safety questions as automakers are poised to dramatically increase production.


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