Facilities

Magneti Marelli Expands U.S. Headquarters

January 23, 2019 at 1:07 AM

Magneti Marelli SpA plans a $13 million expansion for its North American headquarters that will add more than 100 employees.

GM Seeks Tax Breaks on Money-Losing Plants in Brazil

January 23, 2019 at 12:00 AM

General Motors Co. is close to a deal on government tax incentives that will help its Brazilian plants in the state of Sao Paulo end years of operating losses, Reuters reports.

Waymo to Open Michigan Assembly Facility

January 22, 2019 at 4:24 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving car unit plans to open a plant in southeast Michigan to retrofit Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans and Jaguar i-Pace electric cars with the tech company’s sensor and control technologies.

Mercedes to Build Battery Plant in Poland

January 22, 2019 at 11:30 AM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit plans to construct a battery assembly plant at its site in Jawor, Poland, with production due to begin there early next decade.

PSA Opens Powertrain R&D Center

January 21, 2019 at 2:18 PM

PSA Group is opening a powertrain center of excellence in Carrieres-sous-Poissy, France.

Geely Confirms Plans to Build Lotus SUV in China

January 17, 2019 at 11:54 AM

China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. says the new plant it is constructing in Wuhan will be used to assemble the crossover/SUV that Group Lotus unit is developing.   

Cadillac Will Shut Down NYC Headquarters in April

January 15, 2019 at 12:02 AM

General Motors Co. plans to shut down the New York City headquarters of its Cadillac brand on April 1 and relocate that function to Warren, Mich.

GAC Motors to Open Regional HQ in California

January 14, 2019 at 2:57 PM

China’s Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. has chosen Irvine, Calif., as home to its North American sales office ahead of plans to begin sales in the region a few years from now.

VW Plans $800 Million EV Factory in Tennessee

January 14, 2019 at 11:37 AM

Volkswagen AG is building a second assembly plant adjoining its facility in Chattanooga, Tenn., to make electric vehicles beginning in 2020.

VW to Offer Manufacturing DIY Experience for e-Golf Customers

January 11, 2019 at 12:24 PM

Customers who order Volkswagen AG’s all-electric VW e-Golf car will have the opportunity to help assemble the vehicle at the company’s low-volume plant in Dresden, Germany.

Union Stages Sit-Down Protest at GM Oshawa Plant

January 09, 2019 at 1:08 AM

Members of Canada’s Unifor union protested General Motors Co.’s plan to close the company’s Oshawa assembly plant in Ontario by refusing to work the night shift last night.

Sprint Plans 5G Test Track

January 08, 2019 at 11:42 AM

Telecommunications giant Sprint Corp. is partnering with the Peachtree Corners business technology park in Georgia to create a proving grounds for vehicle-to-everything communications using 5G technology.