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Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford in Talks to Sell German Plant to China’s BYD

January 24, 2023

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Ford Motor Co. is in talks with Chinese electric-vehicle maker BYD Co. over the sale of a manufacturing plant in Germany, according to people familiar with the discussions. Officials from Ford‘s management in Germany are planning to travel to China […]


Process, Production

6 Implications of the Chip Shortage for Auto Manufacturing

May 23, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

The past few years have proved challenging for the auto manufacturing industry. Automakers faced a slew of obstacles amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but few were as far-reaching and disruptive as the chip shortage. Median semiconductor inventories fell from 40 days […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

VW Raises Full-Year Outlook, Warns of Growing Chip Shortage

May 6, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Volkswagen AG raised its earnings outlook after a strong start to the year, while cautioning that the semiconductor shortage rippling through the industry will become more pronounced in the second quarter. Operating return on sales is forecast at 5.5% to […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Car industry hit by chip shortages

January 8, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

Honda is cutting back vehicle production by 4000 units this month, mainly of the Fit subcompact car, because it can’t get ICs. “The massively restricted supply situation for semiconductors is causing considerable disruptions in global vehicle production across all manufacturers,” […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Chip supply crunch likely to hit Q1 auto output, industry groups says

December 8, 2020

Via: Automotive News

A shortage of certain chips may start to have a big impact on vehicle production at some Chinese companies in the first quarter next year, a senior industry executive said on Tuesday, which may cast a shadow over the global […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Toyota sees higher vehicle output in Japan in Sept.

August 21, 2020

Via: Automotive News

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. on Friday said its domestic vehicle production would be 1 percent higher than initially planned in September, as its plants resume output levels following a steep drop because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company plans […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Elon Musk emails Tesla employees: ‘Breaking even is looking super tight’

June 29, 2020

Via: CNBC

Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent one of his characteristic motivational emails to all employees at his electric vehicle company on Monday around noon California time. In the email, which was shared with CNBC, he urged workers to “go all out” […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Ford accelerates return to pre-crisis production levels

June 19, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Ford began to resume U.S. production on May 18. The company said it implemented “robust safety and care measures globally to help support a safe and healthy environment for the company’s workforce.” DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. will return to […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Nissan, Honda delay restart of some China plants due to coronavirus

February 21, 2020

Via: Automotive News

TOKYO — Nissan and Honda delayed on Friday the restart of plants in China near the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, complying with authorities’ directives, but raising the risk of further supply disruptions that could hit global car production. Nissan […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Uganda to start new vehicle production by June 2022

July 29, 2019

Via: Reuters

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda is aiming to start assembling new vehicles by June 2022, with an initial production capacity of 5,000 units per year, a top official of the state-owned Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) told Reuters on Monday. The East […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Nissan to cut North American output up to 20% to shore up U.S. profitability, report says

May 29, 2018

Via: Automotive News

Nissan Motor Co. is slashing vehicle production by as much as 20 percent in North America to cope with falling profitability in the United States, its biggest sales market, Japan’s Nikkei business daily reported on Monday. Japan’s No. 2 automaker […]