With the coronavirus pandemic causing a level of automotive plant shutdowns not seen since the second world war, suppliers and logistics providers will face failures without direct support from government, and close collaboration with OEMs and industry.
General Motors will add more than 1200 new jobs at its Grand River and Delta Township assembly plants to support SUV and new sedan production
Ford and GM remain committed to the China market, one that still has much to offer despite sales downturns and health crises
As GM and Ford scale back from the subcontinent, the withdrawal is symptomatic of their global challenges and retrenchment back in the homeland
General Motors has announced plans to make Detroit-Hamtramck its first fully-dedicated electric vehicle assembly plant
General Motors has announced further upgrade programmes for two of its US engine plants, Spring Hill and Tonawanda
Upgrades at the home of GM’s full-size SUV production help to launch the new Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban models for 2020
Outside of the Hyundai-Kia story, Korea’s other automotive players continue to struggle and in global production terms the country is slipping down the rankings. Ian Henry reports
US - The 6.2-litre V8 engine will be used in the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
GM has made two recent investments in order to boost production of its best-selling pick-up trucks in the US
General Motors is spending a significant amount to increase production of two new pick-ups
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.
Visit any car manufacturing plant in the world and the majority of production equipment will be similar. The real differences between factories are the human workers and the way in which technology is used to optimise their environment
In what may be a portentous move for the industry, Hyundai has chosen to try to revive its domestic fortunes by opening the first new car factory to be built in Korea for over 20 years; what is intriguing about this move is that the workers in this plant will ...
Already a dynamic and rapidly growing manufacturing hub, South-East Asia’s automotive industry is finding further opportunity in the growth of battery and hybrid vehicle production
International expansion continues but, as Ian Henry reports, Audi’s long-term role within the VW Group is now under scrutiny
As 2018 draws to a close, the pace of change in vehicle manufacturing is accelerating. The move to EVs is gaining speed while the companies themselves continue to realign and optimise their manufacturing footprints.
In a bid to operate more efficiently and to cater for consumer demand, General Motors has announced plans to close seven different plants across the world. Five of these are in North America, while the location of the two remaining plants set to close is yet to be released.