Ford is reportedly intending to start a new plant in Mexico with an aim to boost its production capacity of US plants. This move by the company reflects its rival General Motors' investment plan of $5 billion to multiply the production capacity in Mexico within 2018.
As part of the labor agreement, the US automobile major Ford has decided to invest $9 billion in plants located in North America. Similarly, General Motors (GM) has also assured the labor union on investment of $1.9 billion and Fiat Chrysler to invest $5.3 billion as part of the contracts signed with the labor union.
Japanese automobile major Mitsubishi Motors Corp has begun the process of closing down operations in the US. Mitsubishi had put on its sole US manufacturing unit on the block, but couldn't find a suitable buyer and decided to close the shop.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the United Auto Workers union reached a new agreement regarding the company's health care and salary system including the 2-tier pay. The new term was discussed after some 40, 000 of the company's worker threaten to go for a strike that could potentially put the production on halt.
Sergio Marchionne, Chief Executive of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), has decided to drop his participation in the Frankfurt auto show as FCA is leading the labor talks with United Auto Workers (UAW). Marchionne was scheduled to address the media at the auto show on Tuesday.
History does repeat itself. Ford will definitely bring back the Ranger to the U.S. and rebuild it later this decade. Ford Motors is planning to return to the midsize pickup truck market with a new-generation revival of its Ranger nameplate.
United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams, whose union indirectly controls the largest single block of General Motors Co (GM.N) shares, told Reuters an investor group’s proposal that GM buy back $8 billion of its stock is premature, and the amount too high for the company’s long-term health.
Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) said on Monday it had recognized a new group called the American Council of Employees to represent workers at its auto assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in addition to the United Auto Workers.
Fiat SpA can technically head off the Chrysler IPO through a buyout according to its CEO Sergio Marchionne.