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To move beyond a looming sales plateau, automakers will need to appeal to the generation they’ve long-feared prefers car-sharing services and cycling to owning automobiles. 

Published in Manufacturing

U.S. automotive sales are about 1 million units below where they should be given the long-term historical patterns in the industry.

Published in Manufacturing

Given the brisk pace of new vehicle sales in the past couple of years, auto dealerships can ill afford downtime in their stores as they compete for customers’ attention and dollars.

Published in Design Build
Sunday, 10 November 2013 22:00

Gap widens between tooling demand, capacity

Within five years, the gap between tooling capacity and demand from the automotive industry will be nearly $6 billion.

Published in Manufacturing

A heightened level of new launch activity in the automotive sector coupled with a supply chain running at near full capacity has led to a wave of new business for one West Michigan firm.

Published in Manufacturing

A move by General Motors to make the 2014 Chevrolet Volt more affordable will likely help boost sales in the short term, but the price cut probably still won’t help the automaker meet its sales projections.

Published in Manufacturing

Gentex Corp. has finally decided it’s time to tap into the company’s massive piggybank.

Published in Manufacturing

As if the strongest mid-year North American vehicle sales figures since 2002 weren’t enough, a new survey of global automotive manufacturing executives shows a renewed level of optimism in the supply chain.

Published in Manufacturing

ZEELAND — Tier-I automotive supplier Gentex Corp. today announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire the HomeLink business from Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) for $700 million.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 03 February 2013 22:33

Stability returns to auto outlook

After a half-decade on the roller coaster, U.S. automakers are preparing for a slow, steady ride that could yield strong profits for carmakers and their suppliers throughout the rest of the decade.

Published in Manufacturing

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