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Aston Martin getting ready to announce new factory location

Aston Martin getting ready to announce new factory location

British premium sportscar manufacturer Aston Martin, which is pursuing a recovery strategy that includes an expansion of the model line and production volumes, has narrowed down the list of potential locations for its upcoming new plant, says the company CEO. Chief executive officer Andy Palmer talked to Reuters and said […]

US: UAW and Ford settle crisis at pickup plant

US: UAW and Ford settle crisis at pickup plant

Ford Motor, the second largest US carmaker and the United Auto Workers union announced they managed to avoid a strike at an assembly facility in Kansas City that manufactures the top selling F-150 pickup trucks. Ford issued a release on Saturday claiming they “resolved the open items” at the Kansas […]

Europe: the most active automakers in terms of plant footprint

Europe: the most active automakers in terms of plant footprint

Ford, General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover and China’s Lifan have been the most active automakers in terms of factory moves across Europe, reshaping the continent’s assembly footprint throughout last year. Late last year Ford decided to close down its assembly facilities in Genk, Belgium, while General Motors ceased the manufacturing […]

Russia: Ford inaugurates $275 million engine factory

Russia: Ford inaugurates $275 million engine factory

Ford Sollers, the second largest US carmaker’s Russian joint venture, has recently opened a $275 million engine facility, in a bid to lower the dependence of locally built vehicles on imported parts and currency swings. The company intends to withstand the rigors coming from the current market collapse and have […]

US: FCA decides to keep next generation Wrangler in Toldeo

US: FCA decides to keep next generation Wrangler in Toldeo

Following almost a year of uncertainty, it appears that Jeep’s iconic Wrangler model will continue to be produced in its historic manufacturing location – Toledo, Ohio. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles – with chief executive officer Sergio Marchionne initiating a storm last year when he said costs were too high to retool […]