Car Production in U.K. Plunges 20%

December 21, 2018 at 3:35 PM

Output by British car plants plummeted 20% to 129,000 units last month, the sharpest November decline since the Great Recession in 2008, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders reports.

Nissan Will Lay off 1,000 Workers in Mexico

December 20, 2018 at 4:40 PM

Nissan Motor Co. says “challenging market conditions” are pushing it to cut production and lay off a combined 1,000 hourly workers at two factories in Mexico.

Fate of GM’s Lordstown Plant, Others Tied to 2019 Labor Talks

December 20, 2018 at 2:03 PM

General Motors Co. reiterates that the future of its assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio, will be settled by talks with the United Auto Workers union next summer.

FCA Extends Holiday Plant Shutdowns in N. America

December 17, 2018 at 3:01 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV says several of its assembly plants in the U.S. and Canada will be idled in early January to reduce inventories of unsold cars.

Union: FCA Will Idle Canadian Minivan Plant for 8 Days

December 13, 2018 at 1:14 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will suspend production at its minivan plant in Windsor, Ont., through the first two weeks of January, according to Canadian union Infor.

Ohio Senators Urge GM to Make EVs in U.S

December 12, 2018 at 1:22 PM

The two senators from Ohio are urging General Motors Co. to use domestic factories to build whatever electric cars they sell in the U.S.

Ford Opens Union Talks About Job Cuts at German Plant

December 10, 2018 at 3:06 PM

Ford Motor Co. says it has begun discussions with unions in Germany about possible job cuts at its Saarlouis assembly plant.

Carmakers and Industry 4.0

December 10, 2018 at 12:41 AM

Carmakers are helping to lead the move to Industry 4.0, an era in which “big-data” analysis integrates individual manufacturing hardware into a vastly more efficient production system.

FCA to Turn Detroit Engine Plant into Jeep Factory

December 06, 2018 at 4:19 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobile NV plans to reopen an idled engine plant in Detroit to make a new three-row Jeep Cherokee SUVs, according to multiple reports.

Ford Offering Buyouts to Workers in Venezuela

December 06, 2018 at 9:47 AM

Ford Motor Co. is moving closer to shutting down production in Venezuela by offering severance payments to much of its remaining workforce there.

Car Production Falls Again in U.K.

November 29, 2018 at 5:31 PM

Britain’s output of new cars slid 10% to 155,600 units last month, marking the fifth consecutive monthly decline.

FCA Plans €5 Billion Move to Hike Production in Italy

November 29, 2018 at 11:19 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV intends to invest more than €5 billion ($5.7 billion) through 2021 to add new models at its plants in Italy in a bid to improve their capacity utilization.