Facilities

FCA’s Minivan Plant to Get $262 Million investment

April 18, 2019 at 12:26 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to spend $262 million this year to prepare its minivan plant in Windsor, Ont., for a “future product,” according to Unifor union President Jerry Dias.

Construction Begins on Plant to Make Lotus Cars in China

April 09, 2019 at 3:41 PM

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. has begun erecting a factory in central China to make high-end Lotus cars for the local market.

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.