Future plans of Japanese suppliers in U.S.

Denso, Koito, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal and others react to OEM expansions



 This report summarizes activities of Japanese parts suppliers in the U.S. and Canada in the nine months to mid-March 2014, including enhancement of production capacities and production of new items. Steady car sales continue in the U.S., and the automobile industry expects the 2014 year-round volume to exceed the 16 million-unit level. Each Japanese automaker plans aggressive enhancement of their production capabilities in North America. Following automakers' movements, Japanese parts suppliers are also enhancing their production capabilities.

Related Japanese Supplier Reports:
* China (part 2): Northern, Northeastern & Southern regions (Mar. 2014),
  China (part 1): Eastern and Central China (Mar. 2014)
* Latin America (Part 2): Trends in Brazil and Mexico (Mar. 2014),
  Latin America (part 1): New plants in Mexico (Mar. 2014),
* Thailand (Part 1) (Jan. 2014), Thailand (Part 2) (Jan. 2014),
  ASEAN (Nov. 2013)
* Russia and Eastern Europe (Oct. 2013),
  India (Sep. 2013), the U.S. (Jul. 2013)

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