Facilities

Cooper Standard to Build New Headquarters

December 18, 2018 at 11:49 AM

Cooper Standard Holdings Inc. plans to move its global headquarters from Novi, Mich., to nearby Northville in early 2020.

Aptiv Opens Las Vegas Tech Center for Autonomous Vehicles

December 17, 2018 at 10:03 AM

Aptiv plc has added a fourth technical center for self-driving vehicles, this time in Las Vegas.

Denso Opens Electronics Plant in Tennessee

December 14, 2018 at 3:08 PM

Denso Corp. has opened a factory in Maryville, Tenn., to produce next-generation inverters for electric vehicles.

Ford to Close Transmission Plant in France

December 14, 2018 at 12:36 AM

Ford Motor Co. intends to stop production at its transmission plant in Blanquefort, France, by the end of August.

Daimler to Use Wind Energy at German Facilities

December 13, 2018 at 3:01 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit plans to use electricity generated from wind farms at three of its factories in Germany starting in 2021.

Nissan to Repatriate $1.1 Billion Cash from China Unit

December 13, 2018 at 9:43 AM

Nissan Motor Co. reportedly will repatriate 7.5 billion yuan ($1.1 billion) from its joint venture in China as tensions rise with alliance partner Renault SA.

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.

BMW to Upgrade Munich Plant for i4 EV

December 11, 2018 at 3:03 PM

BMW AG plans to invest €200 million ($226 million) to ready its main Munich assembly plant for the all-new i4 electric sedan, which will launch in 2021.

Tesla Could Buy Idled GM Factories

December 07, 2018 at 4:53 PM

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk tells CBS Television’s “60 Minutes” show that he might be willing to buy a few of the five factories in North America that General Motors Co. plans to close.

ZF to Upgrade Transmission Plant for Hybrid Drives

December 07, 2018 at 12:52 PM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG plans to invest €800 million ($910 million) over the next four years to boost hybrid drive production at its transmission plant in Saarbrucken, Germany.

Michigan Lawmakers Blast Barra on GM Plant Closures

December 07, 2018 at 2:02 AM

Congressional Democrats from Michigan ranted to CEO Mary Barra on Thursday about General Motors Co.’s plan to close its giant assembly plant in Detroit next year.

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.