North America

  • Tesla took on Fremont in 2010, remodeling it for SOP of the first Model S in June 2012
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    Tesla, Fremont

    2019-10-18T12:06:00Z

    At its facility in Fremont, California, Tesla runs one of the world’s most advanced factories in the automotive world. Covering 5.3 million sq. ft of manufacturing and office space, the facility was previously home to General Motors. 

  • Future opportunities
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    Opportunities ahead for automotive OEMs and tier suppliers

    2019-09-25T06:00:00Z

    The downturn in automotive sales volume creates many challenges, but the transitional state of the industry also provides many business opportunities including manufacturing, according to a forecast and report from Ultima Media.

  • Future EV
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    Greater expectations: brighter days will return for the automotive industry

    2019-09-24T06:00:00Z

    Although automotive OEMs will face years of stagnant vehicle sales, a stronger recovery thereafter will bring growth back up to long run averages and herald a return to stronger profits. By then, however, the industry is likely to have undergone further consolidation.

  • Used car sales
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    Pricier, technology-laden new vehicles are driving consumers to buy used vehicles

    2019-09-23T10:30:00Z

    OEMs’ own sales and technology strategies, combined with growing regulations, are leading more consumers to the second-hand vehicle market, a development that could reshape future automotive business models and future production, according to a new report.

  • Navistar WorkStar assembly
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    Navistar to build new ‘benchmark’ San Antonio plant

    2019-09-20T10:09:00Z

    US - The new Navistar plant will be used to build commercial vehicles in a variety of different sizes

  • Toyota San Antonio pickup plant
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    Toyota invests in San Antonio facility

    2019-09-18T09:50:00Z

    US - The OEM is spending millions to upgrade the facility, which has attracted investment from suppliers in nearby factories

  • CO2 emission regulations
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    Emissions regulations pose existential risk for OEMs

    2019-09-17T08:00:00Z

    Escalating fines over CO2 and fuel standards, especially in Europe and China, are set to have significant impacts across OEM profits and investment plans, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media.

  • Ford pickups
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    Big vehicles, big profits

    2019-09-16T14:27:00Z

    Pickup trucks and SUVs drive profits and investment in US automotive production as cars are cut from model line-ups. Nick Gibbs reports

  • Kia Telluride West Point plant
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    Kia hits 3m production milestone in US

    2019-09-16T09:36:00Z

    US - Kia has hit a major milestone with production of its new SUV at its West Point plant in Georgia

  • FCA Ram line US
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    Staying on track

    2019-09-08T09:02:00Z

    FCA’s restructuring has proved successful and the Jeep brand continues to prosper with new models on the way, but there are still challenges to overcome. Ian Henry reports

  • Webasto Mexico
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    Webasto opens new plant in Irapuato

    2019-08-21T09:21:00Z

    Mexico - The supplier is expanding its production footprint in the country as it looks to keep up with increasing demand in the US

  • Honda NSX Marysville Ohio
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    Acura Marysville, Ohio

    2019-08-01T09:40:00Z

    An inside look at production of the second-generation Acura NSX in Marysville, Ohio

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Engine
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    GM to make new engine in Tonawanda

    2019-07-24T09:00:00Z

    US - The 6.2-litre V8 engine will be used in the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

  • FCA_Chrysler_-_Brampton_Assembly_Plant-1515ouobneijek0g3g5tug5jdm361
    Article

    Canada feels the chill

    2019-07-22T13:43:00Z

    Trading challenges and dwindling investment is putting Canada’s automotive manufacturers under pressure. 

  • GM Flint Assembly Chevrolet Silverado
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    GM hedges bets on pick-ups

    2019-06-13T09:40:00Z

    GM has made two recent investments in order to boost production of its best-selling pick-up trucks in the US

  • GM Fort Wayne plant
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    GM upgrades Fort Wayne plant

    2019-05-31T13:58:00Z

    General Motors is spending a significant amount to increase production of two new pick-ups

  • GKN opening headquarters Michigan
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    GKN opens 3D printing customer centre

    2019-05-28T14:55:00Z

    US - GKN Powder Metallurgy has opened its new headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The 38,260sq.ft facility also includes an additive manufacturing customer centre. ”We are excited to start a new journey in Auburn Hills with a space that is dedicated to our team, our community and the advanced ...

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    US plants – stick or twist?

    2019-04-10T13:42:00Z

    Several carmakers have recently outlined plans to alter their production activities in the US. Some announcements have been positive, with large investments being made to build new facilities as well as upgrade existing ones. Others have detailed plant closures. Here we provide an overview of the latest news regarding ...

  • Ford Focus Saarlouis
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    Tariffs: controversy reigns with Trump and Brexit adding to confusion

    2019-03-20T13:21:00Z

    In President Trump somewhat simplistic analysis, trade wars fought through the medium of tariffs are easy to win. Angered, apparently, by seeing too many Mercedes and BMWs on Fifth Avenue, Trump has threatened to invoke section 232 of the 1962 US Trade Expansion Act, raising tariffs from ...

  • Eaton-Cummins-Automated-Transmission-Technologies
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    Eaton and Cummins venture forth

    2019-03-04T12:19:00Z

    To face an ever-widening array challenges, automotive manufacturing has seen numerous instances of partnerships, alliances, mergers and acquisitions entered into as a means to stay healthy Back in 2017, power management company Eaton and engine manufacturer Cummins formed a joint venture for automated transmissions for heavy-duty and medium-duty commercial ...