Production

California Probes Safety Complaints at Tesla

April 18, 2018 at 4:30 PM

California says it has launched an investigation into claims that Tesla Inc. has been underreporting work-related injuries and illnesses that occur at its assembly plant in Fremont.

Tesla Will Shift Model 3 Output to 24/7 Schedule

April 18, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Tesla Inc. plans to crank up production of its $35,000 Model 3 electric sedan in May to an around-the-clock schedule.

Tesla Pauses Model 3 Production Again

April 17, 2018 at 12:32 AM

Tesla Inc. is suspending production of its Model 3 electric sedan for 4-5 days this month to again tackle problems with automated equipment.

Tesla Dials Back on Factory Automation

April 16, 2018 at 11:17 AM

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk says his push for “excessive automation” at the company’s electric-car factory in California was a mistake.

JLR May Cut 1,000 Jobs as Sales Sag

April 13, 2018 at 10:48 AM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. reportedly will trim output and about 1,000 jobs at two British plants because of softening sales.

Tesla Aims to Launch Model Y Production Next Year

April 12, 2018 at 12:28 AM

Tesla Inc. expects to begin building its Model Y small electric crossover vehicle in November 2019, sources tell Reuters.

ERP Tools for Small Companies

April 09, 2018 at 10:57 AM

Even small manufacturers can apply enterprise resource planning tools by starting with one key issue to solve, says Ed Potoczak, director of industrial relations for California-based IQMS’s manufacturing ERP software.

Honda to Trim 11 Days of Accord Production in Ohio

March 30, 2018 at 1:40 PM

Honda Motor Co. will stop U.S. output of its slow-selling Accord midsize sedan for two weeks over the next four months.

Tesla Asks for Volunteers to Help Boost Model 3 Output

March 30, 2018 at 9:43 AM

Tesla Inc. has asked workers who are building its electric Model S sedans and Model X crossovers to help raise output of the company’s new Model 3 EV, Bloomberg News reports.

Geely’s Lynk & Co Brand Confirms Belgium Production

March 26, 2018 at 11:06 AM

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co.’s Lynk & Co brand confirms it will being building its 01 SUV/crossover at the Volvo Cars factory in Ghent, Belgium, next year.

PSA Unveils European Powertrain Plan, Minus Germany

March 22, 2018 at 1:58 AM

PSA Group has reported new powertrain production assignments for its facilities in Europe—except in Germany, where labor talks continue about hiking efficiency at its Opel unit.

VW Ponders a New Factory for Skoda Brand

March 20, 2018 at 3:22 PM

Volkswagen AG is looking for ways to hike production for its hot-selling Skoda brand, including building a new assembly plant, sources tell Reuters.