Tag: China

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Toyota to resume normal operations at Guangzhou plant next week

March 13, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Toyota Motor Corp. said on Friday that production at its plant in Guangzhou, China, would return to normal on Monday, after a month-long output suspension due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Japanese automaker’s plant in southeast China will resume its […]

Process, Production

Fab spend to grow 3% in 2020.

March 10, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

China’s fab equipment spending will grow by about 5% to over $12 billion this year and by 22%, or $15 billion, in 2021. Taiwan will spend most in 2020 at nearly $14 billion but will drop to third place in […]

Logistics, Process

Apple supplier Foxconn’s revenue hit by coronavirus

March 5, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Global

Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn reported its biggest monthly drop in revenue in about seven years on Thursday as the coronavirus outbreak continued to play havoc with its business. The Taiwanese company, which assembles Apple’s iPhones, saw revenue sink 18.1% in […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

China sales drop 80% in February as coronavirus empties showrooms

March 4, 2020

Via: Automotive News

BEIJING — China’s car sales had the biggest monthly plunge on record as the coronavirus kept shoppers away, intensifying the pressure on automakers already battling an unprecedented slump before the outbreak. Sales fell 80 percent in February, the China Passenger […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Toyota plans $1.2 billion EV plant in China with FAW, document says

March 2, 2020

Via: Automotive News

BEIJING/TOKYO — Japanese automaker Toyota plans to build a new electric vehicle plant in the Chinese city of Tianjin with its local partner FAW Group , a document from the local authorities showed. The joint venture between Toyota and FAW […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla’s China registrations plummet as holiday, virus deter buyers

February 27, 2020

Via: Automotive News

SHANGHAI — Registrations of new Tesla Inc. cars in China plunged 46 percent in January from a month earlier as the Lunar New Year holiday and an emerging coronavirus outbreak kept vehicle buyers away. Last month, 3,563 Teslas were registered […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Exclusive: Tesla in talks to use CATL’s cobalt-free batteries in China-made cars – sources

February 18, 2020

Via: Reuters

Beijing (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) is in advanced stages of talks to use batteries from CATL (300750.SZ) that contain no cobalt – one of the most expensive metals in electric vehicle (EV) batteries – in cars made at its China […]


U.S. looking for industry partnership to counter Huawei: White House official

February 14, 2020

Via: Reuters

MUNICH (Reuters) – The United States is looking to develop a partnership with the telecoms industry to provide alternatives to China’s Huawei Technologies, a senior White House official said on Friday. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, Robert […]

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

Global automaker supplies threatened by China coronavirus crisis

February 7, 2020

Via: Automotive News

DETROIT — The threat from the coronavirus crisis is closing in on the global auto industry, as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles warned Thursday that a European plant could shut down within two to four weeks if Chinese parts suppliers cannot get […]