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    Calling stop on automotive supply chains: how long can companies survive the Covid-19 crisis?

    2020-03-20T13:48:00Z

    With the coronavirus pandemic causing a level of automotive plant shutdowns not seen since the second world war, suppliers and logistics providers will face failures without direct support from government, and close collaboration with OEMs and industry.

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    6 questions in 60 seconds…with Missy Pearlman

    2020-03-02T09:44:00Z

    Missy Pearlman, group manager, vehicle transportation operations, Toyota Motor North America, talks singing, respect and working in an open environment

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    Toyota and Panasonic charge up battery plans

    2020-02-11T15:02:00Z

    Toyota and Panasonic are to form a joint venture called Prime Planet Energy & Solutions to manufacture automotive batteries. As well as a supply option for Toyota, the company will sell batteries to the wider automotive market. The move comes at a time of increasing demand for lithium-ion batteries as the market for electrified vehicles takes off around the world

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    Toyota begins exports of Tacoma from Guanajuato

    2020-02-06T13:32:00Z

    Following the start of production at its new $700m Mexican assembly plant in Guanajuato, Toyota has outlined its distribution strategy for the new model-year Tacoma pick-up trucks it is making there. The majority of the output from Guanajuato will be exported to the US on short-sea routes through the ports of Veracruz on the east coast and Lazaro Cardenas on the west. The remaining volume to the US will be shipped via rail through the border town of Laredo in Texas

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    Toyota claims 100% use of renewable electricity in Europe

    2020-01-21T14:30:00Z

    Toyota Motor Europe’s 14 parts distribution centres (PDCs) and seven vehicle logistics centres (VLCs) have been instrumental in ensuring all electricity the company used across the region last year came from renewable sources…

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    Toyota to pick up parts from suppliers in Tokai

    2019-12-24T10:17:00Z

    Toyota Motor Corp is to start collecting parts from suppliers, instead of the usual practice of each component manufacturer delivering them, in the Tokai region of Japan from next September…

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    Typhoon forces Subaru to halt production at Gunma

    2019-10-22T14:55:00Z

    Japanese OEM Subaru has suspended production for around a week at its Gunma assembly plant because parts suppliers suffered flooding and other damage as Typhoon Hagibis passed through the country. The carmaker shortened operating hours as the storm approached on October 12. The factory in Ota, ...

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    Toyota to invest in Sao Paulo plant with focus on exports

    2019-09-25T11:48:00Z

    Japanese OEM Toyota has announced plans to spend 1 billion reals ($242m) on its Sorocaba car assembly plant in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The focus will be on adding a third model to the Etios and Yaris cars the factory already builds for domestic and foreign markets. ...

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    Cuxport on a roll with 2m BMW exports

    2019-09-04T08:55:00Z

    Copyright: Rhenus SE Co. KG German port services provider Cuxport, a joint venture between Rhenus Group and HHLA Container Terminals, exported its two millionth BMW to the UK last week. The company is looking ahead to build on that and other intercontinental trade, and ...

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    Distribution Down Under: How AIVs are smartening up Toyota’s new parts centre

    2019-08-02T11:34:00Z

    Japanese carmaker Toyota has now commissioned what it describes as “the most advanced automotive distribution centre in Australia” as part of its strategy of transitioning from manufacturing to purely logistical operations in the country. Intelligent robots and sophisticated design are helping the carmaker to achieve new levels of warehousing efficiency…

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    Toyota and CATL to form battery partnership

    2019-07-23T10:55:00Z

    Japanese carmaker Toyota and battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) of China have agreed to work together to ensure a stable supply and further development of new energy vehicle (NEV) batteries…

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    Amco awarded Webasto logistics contract

    2019-07-16T15:40:00Z

    German parts producer Webasto has appointed the Amco Group to manage and provide transport and logistics across Webasto’s British and European supplier base for its automotive roofing system…

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    Toyota to build Hilux pickups in Myanmar from SKD imports

    2019-06-04T15:15:00Z

    Toyota plans to start assembling the Hilux pickup truck in Myanmar from semi-knockdown (SKD) kits imported from Thailand starting in February 2021. Hand-in-hand with the expansion of its global production footprint, the Japanese carmaker said it would develop local manufacturing and contribute to the development of ...

  • Electric vehicles such as this Nissan Leaf in Johannesburg are a rare sight on South African roads
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    South Africa's dream of an EV supply base

    2019-06-03T16:35:00Z

    Despite negligible EV sales at home, South Africa is looking to become an exporter of their components and is putting an incentives scheme into place. But can it succeed?

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    Toyota to use automated trucks at Melbourne parts centre

    2019-05-28T14:54:00Z

    Toyota’s Altona parts centre in Melbourne, Australia, will deploy six autonomous tow trucks and a reach truck next year to improve reliability, performance and productivity…

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    Automotive industry angry over US import tariff threat

    2019-05-22T10:13:00Z

    OEMs, parts manufacturers and sector bodies have all strongly criticised Donald Trump’s pronouncement that he is considering levying duties as high as 25% on imports of vehicles and parts into the US. Trump has this week said he would delay any imposition of duties ...

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    2019-04-03T14:15:00Z

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    Toyota merges production and service parts logistics in North America

    2019-01-28T12:09:00Z

    Toyota is comprehensively realigning its production and service parts organisation in North America with an integrated supply chain division as part of its overall One Toyota initiative, designed to improve customer service and cost efficiency. The carmaker is merging its Logistics Control function with Service Parts and Accessories in ...

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    Toyota and Kenworth work on zero-emission trucks

    2019-01-17T16:57:44Z

    Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) has begun working with Kenworth on the supply of ten zero-emission trucks to move freight in the Los Angeles Basin. As well as mixed loads to and from the port of LA, a number of the hydrogen fuel cell trucks will be dedicated to transporting ...

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    Toyota entrusts US vehicle handling to Corman

    2019-01-15T14:24:34Z

    Japanese carmaker Toyota has chosen RJ Corman Switching Company as the automotive loading provider at four of its locations in the US. Building on an existing contract which covers switching, preparing and loading railway wagons and providing track maintenance, Corman will now handle all new vehicles produced by Toyota in ...