Mitsubishi Motors Corp. confirms it will relocate its North American headquarters from Cypress, Calif., to Franklin, Tenn., next spring.
The company will occupy 40,000 sq ft comprising most of the top two floors of a commercial building currently under construction in Franklin, a suburb of Nashville.
The new office will house about 200 staffers, some of whom currently are located at a temporary headquarters a block away, according to the company. MMC is hiring 150 people locally.
The revived MMC, a part of the Renault-Nissan alliance from mid-2017, has replaced 80% of its North American leadership, added 48 dealers in the U.S. and is finishing up its seventh year of annual sales growth in the region.
According to Kunihiro Hoshi, chief engineer for the GX 470: “Three of my top goals were to create a body-on-frame vehicle with sweeping off-road performance and unibody-like on-road capability, and, of course, it had to meet the Lexus quality standard.” He met his goals. But why would anyone want to bang this vehicle around on rocks?
Here's an overview of the study of assembly plant productivity that gets the undivided attention of all automakers: "The Harbour Report." Although the Big Three companies are getting better, they still have a way to go. But given the levels of competition, better won't be good enough for some plants, it seems.
Although the term “continuous improvement” is generally associated with another company, Honda is certainly pursuing that approach, as is evidenced by the Accord, which is now in its ninth generation.