All Toyota articles – Page 2

  • Marmaray_Turkey_Bosphorus
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    Standoff between the US and Turkey raises questions for OEMs

    2018-08-22T14:36:37Z

    The collapse in the value of the Turkish lira and the political stand-off between Turkey and the US have some potentially serious consequences for the continued growth of the automotive sector in the country.Car and light van production in Turkey has grown steadily in recent years, to around 1.4-1.5m vehicles ...

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    A rising tide – with political undercurrents

    2018-07-17T12:17:00Z

    Mexican production and exports continued to grow through 2017, both to the US and globally. At the same time, US sales remained strong and were fed by an increase in imports from established and emerging markets. It is only in Canada that both sales and assembly are showing a decline. ...

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    Grappling with the capacity crunch

    2018-07-17T12:16:41Z

    With demand for automotive exports via North American ports rising again last year, OEMs face a number of new challenges in handling vehicles in 2018. With capacity already strained at many hubs, the threat of increased regulatory restrictions on trade is adding further uncertainty for manufacturers moving forward. Congestion continues ...

  • AutomotiveDataEcoSystem_handheld
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    Reaping the benefits of collaborating on containers

    2018-07-16T17:14:26Z

    When an OEM orders parts from its tier suppliers, it can find itself with limited visibility over just where containers of parts are within the supply chain and how soon they will arrive. Tracing containers can be a complex business – and if a problem does occur, the vehicle-maker needs ...

  • 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 Headquarters While the flooding did not cause damage to its production plants, Mazda had to ...

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    When will services be back on track?

    2018-07-09T14:12:23Z

    The state of the rail freight service in the US has been a leading topic of conversation for several months within vehicle supply chains, with discussions still ongoing between OEMs and rail providers. Questions around the availability of capacity and transit delays that have disrupted the timing of finished vehicle ...

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    Africa awakes

    2018-07-05T17:24:00Z

    Africa’s vehicle production and distribution sector still trails much of the rest of the world, but the signs are that this is beginning to change

  • MadeInUS
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    Trump’s tariffs attract worldwide disapproval

    2018-07-04T10:08:39Z

    Carmakers, parts manufacturers, trade bodies and the European Union have all sharply criticised the Trump administration’s proposed import tariffs on vehicles and auto parts.Hinting at potential supply chain disruption, Toyota said: “There is no vehicle [made] in the United States … that is sole-sourced from exclusively US parts and components.”The ...

  • AkioToyoda
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    Toyota and Suzuki look at India and export markets

    2018-05-29T17:52:33Z

    Japanese OEMs Toyota and Suzuki are to consider extending their 15-month-old business partnership to work together on sales, production and technological development, with a focus on India and its export markets. Ideas to be further evaluated include using Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private (TKM) to produce models developed by Suzuki for ...

  • LandCruiserPrado
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    Vehicle imports to Russia increase in the first quarter

    2018-05-29T09:26:13Z

    Russia imported almost 67,000 finished vehicles during the first quarter 2018, up by just under 50% compared to the same period last year, according to a statement from the country’s Federal Customs Service. Imports over the period were equal to $1.65 billion. It is the first time in a decade ...

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    Carmakers and suppliers collaborate on containers

    2018-05-23T12:05:04Z

    Honda, Toyota, GM, Nissan and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have joined forces with 12 medium to large tier suppliers, two logistics providers and the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) on a data system providing accurate visibility over returnable containers at every stage of their movement between supplier and OEM.The Automotive ...

  • 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 ...

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    Sweet home Alabama

    2018-05-21T08:00:59Z

    One of the most popular songs about the US state of Alabama, ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, opens with the line “Big wheels keep on turning” – and indeed the number doing so is set to grow after the January announcement that a $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda joint-venture manufacturing plant is scheduled to ...

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    MBUSI: In a state of contentment

    2018-05-21T08:00:02Z

    Why has Alabama become such a mecca for automotive manufacturing?I think there are a number of reasons. You have seen the automotive industry continue to push further south into areas where there is a good workforce available. You have infrastructure that is available. The supplier network has continued to migrate ...

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    Clark seeks to reassure automotive sector on Brexit

    2018-05-16T17:15:00Z

    British business minister Greg Clark (pictured) has suggested the UK government wants to avoid any new trade friction over the processing and transporting of automotive products with the European Union after Brexit, despite open disagreement among cabinet ministers over what sort of customs arrangement should be put in place. ...

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    Harman expands Suzhou factory

    2018-05-01T17:22:26Z

    Samsung Electronics subsidiary Harman International has expanded its plant in Suzhou, China, which produces audio and connected car products. Extra production lines have been added and the company said the extra space would allow it to optimise order handling and scheduling there as well as improve the layout of its ...

  • Toyota_Shell_Project truck
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    Toyota-Shell hydrogen fuel station set for go-ahead

    2018-05-01T16:00:08Z

    Toyota and Shell Oil Products US have been provisionally awarded $8m by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop the first hydrogen truck refuelling station at the port of Long Beach. If approved at a commission meeting on May 9, Shell will build, own and operate the station at the ...

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    Bringing the IoT to the automotive supply chain

    2018-04-30T17:25:00Z

    Since Toyota first pioneered its innovative Lean production system in the 1930s, the automotive industry has been a trailblazer in developing data-driven strategies to optimise manufacturing processes

  • Brazil factfile
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    Waking up to a new dawn

    2018-04-27T15:51:03Z

    Brazilian vehicle manufacturers are increasingly optimistic that the country can claw its way out of a deep recession. The country is experiencing a period of low inflation, low interest rates, light GDP growth and a tentative recovery in employment, reflected in improving purchasing power and consumer confidence. Moreover, consumers with ...

  • 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.