Facilities

Toledo Plant to Build Electronics Module for Jeep Hybrid

August 17, 2018 at 8:37 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV says the company’s machining facility in Toledo, Ohio, will produce the power electronics module for the plug-in hybrid variant of its new Jeep Wrangler SUV.

Ford to Invest $740 Million in Detroit Campus

August 15, 2018 at 12:05 AM

Ford Motor Co. says it will spend $740 million over four years to create a mobility tech campus around Detroit’s abandoned Michigan Central train station, which the carmaker acquired in June.

Lincoln Wants Separate Stores for Top Dealers

August 14, 2018 at 3:12 PM

Ford Motor Co.’s Lincoln unit is asking about 150 dealers in the brand’s top-30 U.S. markets to build stand-alone showrooms to better separate the luxury marquefrom mainstream Ford models.

Nissan, Dongfeng Target “Green” Production in China

August 13, 2018 at 5:05 PM

Nissan Motor Co. and Dongfeng Motor Group aim to shift their Chinese operations to “greener” production methods over the next four years.

U.K. Developers Plan Car Resort

August 13, 2018 at 2:37 PM

The developers of the U.K.’s Bicester Heritage center outside London plan to add a hotel and other amenities to create a high-end resort for car enthusiasts.

Ford Plant Workers Suit Up for Ergonomics

August 07, 2018 at 5:06 PM

Workers at Ford Motor Co.’s vehicle and engine assembly plant in Valencia, Spain, are wearing special body suits to improve manufacturing processes and workstation layouts.

Tesla Targets Local Investors for Chinese Plant

August 02, 2018 at 1:51 AM

Tesla Inc. says it will turn to Chinese investors to fund most of the $5 billion electric car and battery complex it plans to build in the country.

BMW to Open Hungary Plant

July 31, 2018 at 8:59 AM

BMW AG is investing €1 billion to build an assembly plant in Hungary with capacity to make 150,000 vehicles per year.

Report: Tesla in Talks about a Factory in Europe

July 30, 2018 at 4:58 PM

Tesla Inc. is in preliminary discussions with officials in Germany and the Netherlands about building a factory in Europe to assemble electric cars and batteries to power them, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.

Chassis Brakes International Opens German Tech Center

July 26, 2018 at 9:42 AM

Eindhoven, Netherlands-based Chassis Brakes International (CBI) Chassis Brakes International has moved its application and engineering center in Germany to a larger facility.

Autoliv's U.S. Office Gets $32 Million Upgrade

July 24, 2018 at 5:51 PM

Autoliv Inc. tells Crain’s Detroit Business it is giving its North American headquarters a $32 million, two-year-long overhaul that includes adding a third floor.

Report: Tesla’s Production Plan for China Could Cost $10 Billion

July 11, 2018 at 11:22 AM

Tesla Inc.’s plans to open an electric-car assembly plant in Shanghai reportedly will include a huge battery factory as part of a complex that costs at least $10 billion.