Facilities

Akebono Brake May Close Two U.S. Factories

April 05, 2019 at 4:33 PM

Japanese supplier Akebono Brake Industry Co. could close two of its four brake component factories in the U.S. to offset a slump in orders, The Nikkei says.

Hyundai Denies Plan for Factory in Saudi Arabia

April 04, 2019 at 6:09 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. dismisses a local news report that the company plans to build an assembly plant in Saudi Arabia.

Unifor Awaits GM Decision on Oshawa Plant

April 04, 2019 at 5:38 PM

Canada’s Unifor union hopes for a decision by the end of next week about a plan to save some jobs at the assembly plant General Motors Co. is closing in Oshawa, Ont.

Daimler Opens Mercedes Assembly Plant in Russia

April 04, 2019 at 1:39 AM

Daimler AG has launched production of Mercedes-Benz E-Class midsize sedans at a new factory north of Moscow.

Lucid Moves Forward with Plans to Launch EV Next Year

April 03, 2019 at 10:37 AM

Silicon Valley-based electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors Inc. aims to break ground this spring on a $700 million manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Ariz., and begin making luxury EVs there in 2020.

SK Innovation to Open Third Battery Separator Plant

April 01, 2019 at 3:29 PM

South Korean battery maker SK Innovation Co. is erecting a $376 million factory in Poland to produce battery separators.

Bonneville Salt Flats Nets Funding for Repairs

March 29, 2019 at 1:11 PM

Utah has approved $5 million in funding as the first step to help restore the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats speed course.

GM Korea Finds a Buyer for Shuttered Plant

March 29, 2019 at 2:17 AM

General Motors Co. is selling an auto assembly plant it closed in Gunsan, South Korea, last year to MS Autotech Co. Ltd, a local auto parts supplier.

Opel to Cut 350-400 Jobs in Austria

March 28, 2019 at 11:48 AM

PSA Group’s Opel unit will eliminate as many as 400 jobs—one-third of the workforce—at its powertrain plant outside Vienna, Austria.

Report: BMW May Buy Honda U.K. Plant

March 27, 2019 at 12:41 PM

BMW AG may take over Honda Motor Co.’s Swindon, England, assembly plant that’s due to close in 2021, sources tell Autocar.

Ford to Close Two Assembly Plants in Russia

March 26, 2019 at 6:03 PM

Ford Motor Co. is expected to announce on Wednesday it is closing two of three factories it operates in Russia as a cost-cutting move, Bloomberg News says.

Nissan Plans Assembly Plant in Ghana

March 25, 2019 at 1:44 AM

Nissan Motor Co. plans to open an auto assembly plant in Ghana by 2022 with capacity to make as many as 60,000 vehicles per year, according to The Nikkei.