Facilities

Toyota Plans Assembly Plant in Myanmar

May 28, 2019 at 1:33 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is preparing to build its first assembly plant in Myanmar.

Nissan May Add Crash Test Center in Michigan

May 24, 2019 at 4:57 PM

Nissan Motor Co. says it’s in the final review process about adding a crash test facility at its Farmington Hills, Mich., research and development complex.

Michigan Approves Aid for New FCA Factory in Detroit

May 22, 2019 at 12:35 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has won approval for its $4.5 billion plan to build a Jeep SUV factory in Detroit and expand several other facilities in the metro area

Scania to Spend $344 Million on Truck Plant in Brazil

May 22, 2019 at 12:18 AM

Volkswagen Group’s Scania commercial truck unit says it will spend 1.4 billion reais ($346 million) to update its commercial truck plant outside Sao Paulo, Brazil.

VW Choses Slovakia to Make New Low-Cost EV

May 21, 2019 at 12:56 AM

Volkswagen AG plans to use its small-car factory in Bratislava, Slovakia, to build a family of small electric cars for the European market, according to Handelsblatt.

Report: GM Pondered Selling its Detroit HQ Last Year

May 20, 2019 at 12:17 AM

General Motors Co. conducted exploratory talks in 2018 with Michigan business tycoon Dan Gilbert about buying GM’s Detroit headquarters.

U.K. Adds Another $36 Million for Battery Tech Facility

May 16, 2019 at 6:48 PM

The British government has pledged to contribute £28 million ($36 million) to the country’s Battery Industrialization Centre.

BMW Affirms Plans for Assembly Plant in Hungary

May 16, 2019 at 12:23 PM

Hungary’s central government says it has been assured by BMW AG that the carmaker will begin construction later this year of a €1 billion assembly plant in Debrecen and begin production by 2023.

Geely Opens Research Center in Germany

May 16, 2019 at 8:52 AM

Geely Auto Group has opened a 300-engineer research facility in Raunheim, Germany, to work on electric propulsion and advanced mobility technologies.

VW Confirms New Assembly Plant in Eastern Europe

May 14, 2019 at 12:10 PM

Volkswagen AG’s supervisory board has approved the launch of “concrete negotiations” to build and open a new assembly plant in eastern Europe about four years from now.

Honda Says Swindon Plant in U.K. Cannot Be Saved

May 14, 2019 at 12:19 AM

Honda Motor Co. has reconfirmed it will shut down its assembly Swindon assembly plant in the U.K. in 2021, ending efforts to save the facility.

GM Will Convert Oshawa Plant into Partsmaking Facility

May 08, 2019 at 4:25 PM

General Motors Co. has agreed to convert GM’s assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., into a components factory and site for testing autonomous vehicles.