All Japan articles – Page 7

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    Kobelco goes local to remain global


    Japanese metal products manufacturer Kobelco is adopting a new strategy as it seeks to keep its automotive parts supply chain as quick and slick as possible... Japanese industrial group Kobelco is ‘moving abroad’ along with its carmaker and other customers by increasingly investing overseas, cutting time and cost out of ...

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    Japan's Hitachinaka port opens terminal for high and heavy moves


    The port of Hitachinaka has opened a new terminal for the handling of construction and mining machinery as part of a major expansion programme for the port. The terminal is owned by the Ibaraki prefectural government. The port is around 100km north-east of Tokyo and located near a production hub ...

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    Explosion puts the brakes on Toyota assembly


    Parts supply to Toyota’s plants in Japan has been disrupted once again, this time by an explosion at one of its suppliers there. The explosion happened on Monday (May 30th) at a facility in Kariya, Aichi prefecture run by brake manufacturer Aisin Advics, which is majority-owned by tier one component ...

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    Nissan buys $2.2 billion stake in Mitsubishi


    Nissan is buying a 34% share in rival Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi for ¥237 billion ($2.2 billion) and will extend the strategic alliance the companies have had for the past five years. The two carmakers have agreed to cooperate in areas including purchasing, common vehicle platforms, technology sharing, joint plant activity ...

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    Toyota still dealing with parts disruption in Japan


    Toyota is still facing disruption in the supply of parts to its assembly facilities in Japan, following the Kumamoto earthquakes last month . The carmaker said this week that production would continue at all assembly lines in Japan to May 21st but that beyond that “decisions regarding production will continue ...

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    Japanese shockwaves reach North America


    The earthquakes that hit the Kumamoto region of Japan’s Kyushu island on April 15th-16th, knocking out production at assembly and supplier plants across the country, have now also affected automotive production in North America. GM has suspended production for two weeks (from Monday April 25th) at four of its ...

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    NEC and DMIC Trust set up Indian container tracking service


    Japanese IT and communications provider NEC Corporation has established a 50-50 joint venture with the DMIC Trust, which oversees infrastructure developments on the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor, to provide a new container location service. DMICDC Logistics Data Services will provide shippers and transport operators with logistics visualisation services enabling them to ...

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    Kumamoto earthquakes disrupt vehicle assembly across Japan


    [Updated 21st April] The two earthquakes that hit the Japanese island of Kyushu last week have halted operations at assembly facilities across the country, including Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Mitsubishi, and dramatically affected the tier supplier base in the region. The first earthquake, which was a magnitude 6.5, hit ...

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    Toyota supplier restarts production at explosion-hit plant


    Toyota-affiliated Aichi Steel resumed operations at its Chita plant in central Japan on Monday (March 21st) after a two-month outage for repairs. The plant was hit by an explosion in January that affected the No.2 Bar Mill Shop building and as a consequence of the resulting cut in steel components, ...