Production

Tesla Gets Production License in China

October 17, 2019 at 10:38 AM

Tesla Inc. has been awarded the government certificate it needs to launch production at the electric-car factory it is erecting in Shanghai, Reuters reports.

Typhoon Idles Subaru Plants in Japan

October 17, 2019 at 12:23 AM

Subaru Inc. says it has suspended vehicle production in Japan for a week because some of its suppliers were flooded by Typhoon Hagibis on Oct. 12.

Nissan Drops Night Shift at U.K. Assembly Plant

October 10, 2019 at 1:19 AM

Nissan Motor Co. says it is dropping the night shift on both production lines at its assembly plant in Sunderland, England.

Korea’s Auto Sector Skids toward Unsustainability

October 02, 2019 at 2:31 AM

South Korea’s annual vehicle production could slip below 4 million units this year, a minimum volume deemed necessary to sustain the industry’s supply base.

Opel Drops Work Shift at Russelsheim Plant

October 01, 2019 at 1:51 PM

PSA Group’s Opel unit says it will eliminate the night shift for six months at its main assembly plant in Russelsheim, Germany.

Bosch: No Growth in Car Production Until 2025

September 30, 2019 at 10:18 AM

Robert Bosch GmbH expects no expansion in global car production until 2025.

Next Frontier for Robots: General Assembly

September 30, 2019 at 12:22 AM

The next challenge for industrial robots is achieving human-like dexterity, including the ability to handle flexible components such as wiring and fabric, says Fanuc America.

JLR to Suspend Production in U.K. Over Brexit

September 26, 2019 at 11:32 AM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. says it will stop production at its four factories in England during the first week of November ahead of an expected no-deal exit from the European Union.

Nissan Halts Assembly Plant in Indonesia

September 23, 2019 at 12:41 AM

Nissan Motor Co. halted operations six months ago at one of its two assembly plants in Indonesia but apparently still hasn’t directly acknowledged it.

UAW Strike Idles GM’s Oshawa Plant in Canada

September 20, 2019 at 12:43 AM

General Motors Co. is suspending all assembly operations at its factory in Oshawa, Ontario, today because of the United Auto Workers union’s nationwide strike in the U.S.

China’s Great Wall Ponders Production in Europe

September 11, 2019 at 8:07 AM

China’s Great Wall Motor Co. Ltd. hopes to begin selling its premium Wey-brand crossover vehicles, including electric variants, in Europe two years from now.

“Hard” Brexit Will Prompt Mini Production Cut

September 10, 2019 at 12:14 PM

BMW AG says it will drop a production shift at its Mini small-car plant in Oxford, England, if the U.K. exits the European Union next month without a new trade deal.