All Toyota articles – Page 3

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    Trump sanctions leave Gaz exports in doubt

    2018-04-25T13:02:29Z

    The production and export operations of Gaz Group in Russia remain up in the air, after the US first imposed and then delayed sanctions against its owner Oleg Deripaska this month.Deripaska was as one of seven Russian businessmen and 12 companies targeted by the US in early April in response ...

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    Russia to halt parts imports during Fifa World Cup

    2018-04-25T12:11:08Z

    Russia is likely to cease importing almost all automotive components and spare parts for two months from May 25 to July 25, as the federal government seeks to impose unprecedented security measures in the country for the duration of the Fifa World Cup 2018 football tournament.The government is planning to ...

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    Suape reports strong start to 2018

    2018-04-04T10:07:29Z

    The Brazilian port of Suape, in the state of Pernambuco, has reported a 54% rise in the number of finished vehicles handled in the first two months of 2018. In total, 10,274 units moved across the docks in the period, with February alone accounting for 6,824 units – a month-on-month ...

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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 ...

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    Trump’s tariffs draw further fire

    2018-03-13T09:14:36Z

    Further criticism has been voiced over President Donald Trump’s plans to impose import tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminium from other countries, except Nafta partners Canada and Mexico.Following widespread condemnation of the plans last week – which saw concerns raised by groups such as the Motor & ...

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    Mazda and Toyota set up JV for Huntsville car plant

    2018-03-12T17:59:56Z

    Japanese carmakers Mazda and Toyota have formally established a 50:50 joint venture (JV) company, Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA (MTMUS), which will be the legal entity behind an assembly plant to be built at a site in Huntsville, Alabama (pictured). The two OEMs are spending $1.6 billion on a factory that ...

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    Toyota opens VLC in the Philippines

    2018-02-14T10:02:35Z

    Toyota has opened a vehicle logistics centre (VLC) in the Philippines to support the start of local production of the Vios model, which is planned for the middle of this year at Toyota Motor Philippinnes’ (TMP) plant in the special economic zone in Santa Rosa, Laguna. The company has invested ...

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    VW signs tax exemption deal with Russia

    2018-02-08T15:46:26Z

    Volkswagen has become the first carmaker to sign a tax exemption deal with the Russian government, according to a recent statement on its website. Under the agreement, the German carmaker is exempt from payment of VAT and excise rates on automotive components, whether imported or produced in Russia, where they ...

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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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    Auto sector urges caution in Nafta negotiations

    2018-01-24T11:21:51Z

    As the sixth round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) got underway in Montreal, Canada, this week, a number of OEMs and advocacy groups with links to the automotive industry have urged politicians to proceed with caution. Carmakers have begun to hedge their bets ...

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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 ...

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    Toyota and Mazda choose Alabama for US joint venture plant

    2018-01-10T14:54:33Z

    [UPDATE] Toyota and Mazda have chosen Alabama for a new $1.6 billion plant they will run together, which will make 300,000 vehicles a year. The investment will be split evenly between the two Japanese carmakers. The plant in Huntsville, where Toyota already has a large engine plant, will benefit ...

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    The twilight of global trade?

    2017-11-06T14:16:00Z

    Globalisation and free trade may be reversing towards regional supply chains for a mix of policy and economic reasons

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    Regulatory change in Brazil boosts exports and production

    2017-11-03T17:13:48Z

    Attempts to simplify and reduce the bureaucracy that has been hampering Brazil’s ability to trade with other countries in South America seem to be working, with export demand helping to drive up production in the country, along with stronger domestic sales. According to the Ministry of Industry, Overseas Trade and ...

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    Real-Time Innovations officially joins Autosar development group

    2017-11-01T13:03:06Z

    Industrial IOT connectivity company Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has joined the Automotive Open Systems Architecture (Autosar) group as a development partner.Autosar is a partnership of car manufacturers, suppliers and other companies in the electronics and tech industries which aims to standardise software architecture for automotive electronic control units. Formed in 2003, ...

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    Vehicle handling through Sagunto continues to surge

    2017-10-31T15:20:33Z

    Automotive traffic through the Spanish port of Sagunto, administered by Valenciaport, has continued to grow significantly so far this year.In the first three quarters of the year, the port handled 170,217 finished vehicles – up 28% over the corresponding period in 2016. While general cargo also grew by 24% over ...

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    Service parts part 4: Skills and service providers

    2017-10-27T14:50:00Z

    Have you changed your outsourcing strategy for service parts operations? As with other parts of the automotive supply chain, outsourcing strategies tend to vary by OEM, region and operation. Transport services, of course, remain outsourced, although some carmakers – such as Toyota on the west coast of the US or ...

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    Service parts part 3: Aftermarket operations and network

    2017-10-27T14:50:00Z

    20 years of change in automotive service parts logistics

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    Service parts part 2: Next-generation service

    2017-10-27T14:49:00Z

    Executives we spoke to… BMW GroupWolfgang Baumann, vice-president of parts logistics management, has been with the company since 1985 and spent most of his career in sales planning and commercial operations in Germany, before moving into his current role in service parts logistics in 2010. While he claims ...

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    Service parts part 1: Moving fast towards the customer

    2017-10-27T14:48:00Z

    Twenty years of automotive service parts logistics