Environmental Issues Of The American Automotive Industry Essay

788 Words Jul 20th, 2015 4 Pages
Environmental Issues in the American Automotive Industry Competition in the American Automotive Industry is not only stateside, but global as well. There are car manufacturers from all over the world like Germany, Japan, America, China, Australia, Canada, and France. There are 40+ countries that manufacture automobiles and each one of them are in direct competition with each other. “It is suggested that the globalization of the automotive industry, greatly accelerated during the last half of the 1990’s due to the construction of important overseas facilities and establishment of mergers between giant multinational automakers.” (Hiroaka, 2001, p.1) An increase in global trade allows growth in world distribution systems. This then expands global competition amongst the automobile manufacturers. In recent years however, due to an economic recession in the United States from 2008-2010, sales and manufacturing declined. If I remember correctly, during the recession the U.S. experienced the fastest decline in production and sales since WWII. 2008 was also the year I bought my first car. With production and sales declining, I was able to purchase a brand new, Japanese-made car at a very low price. Since the recession, the United States has returned to the race on becoming the best manufacturers amongst other countries.
In Japan, they have taken the United States model for manufacturing, and used technological advancements to enhance production. By doing this, it increases the…

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