Tag: carmakers

Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

How the biggest companies in the world are preparing to bring back their workforce

April 9, 2020


At some point, the biggest American companies are going to tell their employees it’s time to leave home and return to work. That decision will be fraught with risk without widespread testing for the COVID-19 virus. For some industries, such […]

Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Carmakers Worry About Sales Collapse Due to Coronavirus

March 10, 2020

Via: The New York Times

FRANKFURT — European auto manufacturers have so far defied expectations that supply chain chaos would bring their assembly lines to a standstill. Even after northern Italy, an important node in the global parts network, went into lockdown on Sunday, carmakers […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Carmakers to resume China output after Coronavirus forced closures

February 10, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Global

Below are details on carmakers’ plans (in alphabetical order) as compiled by Reuters: BMW’s China venture with Brilliance said on February 5 the Chinese firm planned to restart production on February 17. Daimler said on February 3 it plans to […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

China light vehicle sales to fall for third year in 2020, forecast says

December 12, 2019

Via: Automotive News

BEIJING — China’s vehicle sales will decline for a third straight year in 2020, an industry body predicted, bringing more pain to global carmakers awaiting an end to the historic slump in the world’s biggest market. Sales will fall 2 […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Automakers cutting 80,000 jobs globally as EV shift upends industry

December 4, 2019

Via: Automotive News

It’s turning out to be one of the worst years ever for auto workers across the globe amid shrinking demand and a tectonic shift in vehicle technology, with Daimler AG and Audi announcing almost 20,000 job cuts in just the […]

Logistics, Process

TomTom says Google deal with carmakers could hit its orders: ANP

September 19, 2018

Via: Reuters

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Digital mapping company TomTom will probably lose some business in future as a result of Google’s deal with carmakers Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi, TomTom’s finance chief said on Wednesday. Carmakers opting for Google Maps would have an […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Carmakers plan 400 Europe car charging stations by 2020

November 3, 2017

Via: Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A group of mainly German carmakers will open ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations this year and plans a pan-European network of 400 by 2020, hoping to narrow Tesla’s lead. News about the initiative, first flagged a year […]


Automakers Brace for Greater Scrutiny after Emissions Scandals

April 25, 2016

Via: Industry Week

Carmakers have to be clearer about the way they certify their fuel-economy and emission ratings as regulators ramp up scrutiny over the gap between laboratory results and on-road conditions, according to Daimler AG Chief Executive Officer Dieter Zetsche. “You can […]