Meanwhile, the report, by the market research firm Strategic Vision, showed Japanese makers grabbing twelve segment winners, including virtually all of the light-truck categories, bread-and-butter segments for profit-challenged GM and Ford.
The challenge for
Get the results of the Total Quality Study:
Detroit Hurt in "Total Quality" Study (6/18/2006)
New survey says Americans are losing ground where it matters, gaining in unexpected places.
Ford Confirms Mexican Plan
As part of a sweeping effort to upgrade its Mexican operations, Ford Motor Company will refurbish its assembly plants in Cuautitlan and
"Ford has been doing business in
Ford Confirms Mexican Plan (6/18/2006)
Company will invest heavily in three plants to cut production costs.
Acura Eyes Sales Record
Acura is gunning for another sales record this year as it continues to expand with new products, new marketing, and a focus on cutting-edge technology.
John Mendel, vice president of operations for Honda in the
Honda also is preparing to launch the Acura brand outside the
Acura Eyes Sales Record (6/18/2006)
A non-traditional ad campaign will help it get there, execs suggest.
UAW Taps New Bargainers
General Motors and Delphi Corp. will find a new face in charge of the United Auto Workers' GM department in the wake of the union's quadrennial convention.
Richard Shoemaker, who had served as the union's top bargainer with GM for the past eleven years, retired during the convention and was replaced by UAW Cal Rapson, a former GM worker who earlier in his career with the union has served as its Flint regional director and as the chairman of the UAW GM bargaining committee.
Gettelfinger announced the assignments of Rapson and other union vice presidents after the conclusion of the union's convention in