Facilities

Adient Drops Plan to Move Headquarters to Detroit

June 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Automotive interiors supplier Adient plc has scrapped plans to relocate its operational headquarters to a historic building in downtown Detroit from its current location in suburban Plymouth.

Northvolt Cuts Battery Factory Price in Bid to Lure Investors

June 15, 2018 at 3:08 PM

Swedish startup Northvolt AB tells Reuters it has “significantly” lowered the estimated price for the electric-car battery factory it hopes to build.

BorgWarner Opens Indiana Tech Center

June 14, 2018 at 12:26 PM

BorgWarner has opened a technical center in Noblesville, Ind., to develop and test products for electrified vehicles.

Accenture Expands Michigan Operations

June 13, 2018 at 10:12 AM

Accenture plc, a New York-based professional services firm, has opened an automotive innovation center in Livonia, Mich.

Ford to Convert Detroit Train Station

June 11, 2018 at 1:21 PM

Ford Motor Co. has acquired an abandoned train station in Detroit, where it is creating an urban campus for its push into next-generation mobility products and services.

Flex-N-Gate Consolidates, Expands in Texas

June 07, 2018 at 5:11 PM

Illinois-based supplier Flex-N-Gate Corp. is investing $175 million to move its Texas operations from Arlington a new 430,200 sq-ft production complex in Grand Prairie.

China’s CATL Eyes Germany for Battery Factory

June 07, 2018 at 3:04 PM

Fast-growing Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. reportedly is close to deciding to build a huge factory in Germany to make batteries for electric cars.

Ford to Close or Sell Transmission Plant in France

June 07, 2018 at 12:05 PM

Ford Motor Co. says it will shut down a transmission plant in Blanquefort, France, late next year unless it can find a buyer for the facility.

Toyota to Supply Fuel Cell Trucks and Generators to 7-Eleven Stores in Japan

June 06, 2018 at 11:44 AM

Next year, 7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan will begin testing the use of fuel cell-powered generators and fuel cell delivery trucks provided by Toyota Motor Corp.

Hyundai May Subcontract Some Vehicle Production

June 04, 2018 at 10:07 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. may invest in a vehicle assembly plant in Gwangju, South Korea, that would be operated by a contractor.

China’s SF Motors to Begin EV Production in Indiana Next Year

May 31, 2018 at 1:24 PM

SF Motors Inc., a Chinese-owned company based in California, says it will begin making all-electric cars in Indiana late next year.

Hyundai Updates Engine Capacity in U.S.

May 30, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. is spending $388 million to upgrade and expand its engine production facility in Montgomery, Ala.