Production

Ransomware Discovery Halts Honda Assembly Plant

June 21, 2017 at 2:50 PM

Honda Motor Co. says it suspended production at its assembly plant in Sayama, Japan, earlier this week after discovering some of the facility’s computers were infected by ransomware.

Two GM Plants in Canada Extend Summer Downtime

June 20, 2017 at 1:06 PM

General Motors Co. factories plants in Oshawa and St. Catharines, Ontario, are extending their usual two-week summer production halts to help lower dealer inventories of unsold vehicles, says Automotive News.

Ford Will Supply U.S. with Focus Small Cars Made in China

June 20, 2017 at 11:22 AM

Ford Motor Co. says by 2019 most of the Focus small cars it sells in the U.S. will come from China.

Magna Steyr Will Build BMW 5 Series Hybrid

June 19, 2017 at 4:05 PM

Contract assembler Magna Steyr says it will begin to assemble the plugin hybrid version of BMW AG’s 5 Series sedan beginning this summer.

GM to Idle Two U.S. Plants to Cut Inventories

June 14, 2017 at 6:34 PM

General Motors Co. plans to suspend production for five weeks at two Midwest car plants to help adjust inventories, according to The Detroit News.

Ford Hikes SUV Production in Kentucky

June 07, 2017 at 1:13 PM

Ford Motor Co. says it will shorten its usual two-week summer shutdown in July by one week for facilities in Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Mexico because of strong demand for its midsize SUV/crossovers.

Tesla Model 3’s Only Options for Now: Color and Wheels

June 07, 2017 at 12:20 AM

Tesla Inc. says it aims to speed the launch of its $35,000 Model 3 electric sedan by limiting initial options to body color and wheel style.

GM Drops a Shift at Michigan Transmission Plant

June 01, 2017 at 1:55 AM

General Motors Co. says it will go from two- to one-shift production at its transmission plant in Warren, Mich., in late June because of a downturn in car sales.

Bosch Resumes Steering Component Shipments to BMW

May 31, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Robert Bosch GmbH has resumed delivering electronic steering gear assemblies whose shortage last week began disrupting BMW AG production on three continents.

BMW Hikes Capacity in China 50% with New Plant

May 31, 2017 at 1:40 AM

BMW AG’s new auto assembly plant in Shenyang has increased the company’s production capacity in the country by 50% to 450,000 units.

Daimler Ponders Broader Supply Base in U.S.

May 31, 2017 at 12:19 AM

Daimler AG says it “sees value” in bolstering its local supply base around its Mercedes-Benz assembly plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

UPDATE: Steering Parts Shortage Disrupts BMW Production

May 29, 2017 at 2:51 AM

A shortage of steering systems components has affected production at BMW AG assembly plants on three continents.