All Japan articles – Page 5

  • Jebi_wiki32Z
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    Japanese carmakers count the cost of natural disasters

    2018-09-11T11:24:00Z

    The majority of OEMs in Japan appear to have missed the main brunt of a typhoon that hit Japan’s central region around Osaka last week and of an earthquake in Hokkaido, in the north of the country, that followed shortly after – though production at Toyota ’s car assembly plants ...

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    Battling a perfect storm

    2018-08-14T15:08:51Z

    The finished vehicle sector in North America is dealing with a lot of challenges at the moment. There is a basic imbalance in the number of vehicles that the US imports and exports with its global trading partners, which contributes to ongoing problems involving congestion and limited capacity on hinterland ...

  • ShinzoAbemeeting
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    Japanese floods disrupt automotive supply chain

    2018-07-10T15:52:08Z

    Catastrophic flooding and landslides in the west of Japan have disrupted production and supply at some of the country’s leading vehicle makers. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the second meeting of the Emergency Response HeadquartersWhile the flooding did not cause damage to its production plants, Mazda had to suspend operations ...

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    Alliance opens distribution centre in Melbourne

    2018-07-09T15:38:54Z

    The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has opened a warehouse in Melbourne, Australia for the distribution of aftermarket parts.The company said the 37,000 sq. m Alliance National Distribution Centre was designed to maximise productivity and accuracy, allowing manufacturers to enhance services to their national dealership networks across the country. The centre will also ...

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    Brexit’s unaccustomed burdens

    2018-06-27T11:50:00Z

    Nine months before the UK’s planned departure from the European Union, uncertainty over customs arrangements is emerging as one of the major concerns of manufacturers – perhaps just as much, if not more so, than the prospect of tariffs and taxes. The risks and impacts from delays in logistics flows ...

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    A hard look at software risks

    2018-05-24T15:24:16Z

    Few people realise how much software runs today’s cars, observes Les Hatton, emeritus professor of forensic software engineering at Kingston University, UK. “We sit at home and can’t work out why the printer isn’t working, and then we’ll get in a car where there’s probably more software underneath,” he says. ...

  • ACCC
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    Yazaki given record fine over cartel conduct

    2018-05-22T12:36:10Z

    Japanese parts supplier Yazaki has been ordered to pay an increased penalty of A$46m ($34.5m) by Australia’s federal court in respect of cartel conduct in the supply of wire harnesses used in the manufacture of the Toyota Camry.The decision follows an appeal by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC), ...

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    Continental extends inbound deal with Kerry Logistics

    2018-05-02T11:50:35Z

    Kerry Logistics has secured a four-year extension to its contract with the tyre-making division of tier supplier Continental.The third-party logistics provider’s division in Germany will handle international ocean freight export of tyres and provide logistics services for Continental’s procurement of raw materials to production sites worldwide, mainly from Asia.Kerry Logistics’ ...

  • 2018_01_08_PM_Cuxport_Frejya
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    Trusting the market will stay afloat

    2018-04-26T09:42:00Z

    European vehicle-handling ports saw growth in vehicle vehicle volumes in 2017, however geo-political worries – not least Brexit – is causing concerns. Ports continue to invest but there are worries over future volumes and capacity levels. 

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    Nissan and Mitsubishi to share spare parts resources in Japan

    2018-04-24T17:35:00Z

    Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors have arranged to jointly use a spare parts warehouse near Tokyo, Japan, and share a regional delivery network as part of efforts to work together more closely to reduce logistics costs. From October this year, the carmakers will share Nissan's 355,000 sq.m Sagamihara Parts Center, ...

  • ForkliftFuelCellToyota
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    Toyota acelera el uso de hidrógeno en Motomachi

    2018-03-22T12:06:54Z

    Toyota empleará 20 carretillas elevadoras más con pilas de combustible en su planta de ensamblado de Motomachi en Japón junto con una estación de hidrógeno para repostaje. Las horquillas se utilizarán para el transporte de componentes y materiales en la fábrica y se suman a otras dos carretillas elevadoras con ...

  • ForkliftFuelCellToyota
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    Toyota accelerates use of hydrogen at Motomachi

    2018-03-21T13:11:10Z

    Toyota has deployed 20 more fuel cell forklifts at its Motomachi assembly plant in Japan, along with a hydrogen station for refuelling. Used to move parts and goods around the factory, the lift trucks join two older fuel cell forklifts with a lift capacity of 2.5 tonnes that were introduced ...

  • Bridgestone
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    Bridgestone launches sustainable procurement policy

    2018-02-07T09:42:34Z

    Tyre manufacturer Bridgestone has introduced a global sustainable procurement policy to ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations, respect for human rights and other considerations.The guidelines, announced on February 5th, are applicable to all purchased materials and services and to all suppliers globally, the Japanese company said. The policy will ...

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    UK vehicle exports to India fall sharply

    2018-02-06T10:07:34Z

    Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have shown a growing divide between the number of finished vehicles the UK imports from India and the number it exports to the country.According to the SMMT, finished vehicle imports from India into the UK grew by 8.3% in 2017 ...

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    Toyota opts for digital planning

    2018-01-30T12:36:05Z

    Toyota Motor Corporation is to switch to a cloud-based supply chain management system from a manual set-up, to manage its automotive demand and supply chain processes.The system, called RapidResponse, will unify the company’s global demand and supply planning between its sales and production divisions and help better manage vehicle and ...

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    Japan trials truck platooning

    2018-01-30T12:14:10Z

    Hino Motors, Isuzu Motors, Volvo group-owned UD Trucks and Daimler subsidiary Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus have begun highway testing of truck platooning in Japan, under a project backed by the government.Each platoon consists of three 12-metre trucks, spaced about 35 metres apart and driving at 80km/h on motorways near ...

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    Disaster recovery: Prepared for the worst?

    2018-01-18T15:39:36Z

    As the scale of the destruction wrought by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated Japan’s north-eastern coastline in March 2011 became apparent, managers within BMW’s purchasing function were asked if it would affect the company. Their answer? No – because BMW had no suppliers in Japan.But that wasn’t quite ...

  • Denis Le Vot
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    Nissan appoints Sakamoto and Le Vot to strengthen management team

    2018-01-03T16:19:32Z

    Nissan Motor is kicking off the new year with couple of top executive changes in Japan and North America to strengthen its management structure.Hideyuki Sakamoto (pictured, left), who was executive vice-president of product engineering, has been appointed executive vice-president of manufacturing and supply chain management, effective from January 1st this ...

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    First volumes of Mitsubishi Eclipse land in the UK

    2018-01-03T12:34:43Z

    The first shipment of Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUVs has been delivered to the UK via Portbury Docks in Bristol, ahead of the model’s launch in the country later this month. Further shipments are planned in coming weeks, according to the carmaker.The vehicle is being made at Mitsubishi’s plant in Okazaki, ...

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    Skiaker steps down as CEO of Höegh Autoliners following US fines

    2017-11-22T11:54:39Z

    Ingar Skiaker (pictured) has decided to step down after six years as CEO of Höegh Autoliners, following the company’s recent settlement with US authorities in a price-fixing investigation.Ivar Myklebust, chief financial officer since 2014, will take on the CEO role from December 1st, while Skiaker, a 30-year company veteran, will ...