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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 6 – Aftermarket and Service Parts: Keeping the wheels moving

2020-05-20T21:26:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

In this episode of the Livestream Hour, we discuss the pandemic’s potential impact on aftersales supply and the aftermarket, including the long-term effects on supply chains and what this means for managing inventory. With special guests from Toyota North America, LKQ Europe and CLEPA. Hosted by editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig. 

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People get ready: recruitment and retention in a complex automotive industry

2020-04-20T16:22:00+01:00By Andrew Williams

With contributions from Volkswagen, Toyota, BMW and Audi, AMS looks at some of the strategies OEMs are using to attract and retain employees with the skills needed to work in modern digitalised workplaces – and to adapt to cutting-edge developments in hybrid, electric and autonomous vehicles …

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

2020-03-20T13:49:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

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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Coronavirus: how the OEMs are responding

2020-03-05T14:31:00+00:00By Gareth Price, Marcus Williams

As coronavirus measures continue to affect vehicle production, AMS spoke to Renault, Toyota, PSA, BMW, Nissan, Volkswagen and Honda on how they are keeping assembly lines moving

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Toyota tops up US investment

2020-01-20T13:17:00+00:00By Gareth Price

Toyota has completed its US plant modernisation project, first announced in January 2017, with an additional $700 million for its Indiana facility

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RAV4 Hybrid production starts at TMMK

2020-01-09T12:24:00+00:00By Nick Holt

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK), has started production of the 2020 RAV4 Hybrid SUV

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Toyota to invest in Sorocaba plant

2019-09-19T09:09:00+01:00By AMS

Brazil - The Toyota plant near Sao Paulo will soon make a new model alongside the Etios and Yaris

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Looking after ‘the triplets’

2019-09-18T17:24:00+01:00By Gareth Price

The Toyota-PSA venture combines talents for the production of a trio of city cars. Gareth Price reports 

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Toyota invests in San Antonio facility

2019-09-18T09:50:00+01:00By AMS

US - The OEM is spending millions to upgrade the facility, which has attracted investment from suppliers in nearby factories

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PSA and Toyota make the Czech list – AMS Podcast Episode 05 (Pt 01)

2019-08-06T11:25:00+01:00

The AMS Podcast returns with a three-part bumper episode. The team discuss the TPCA joint venture facility in the Czech Republic. Episode sponsored by SSAB

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Toyota to build facility in Myanmar

2019-05-30T09:03:00+01:00By AMS

The OEM is hoping to take advantage of growing sales in the country by setting up its first local production facility

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US plants – stick or twist?

2019-04-10T13:42:00+01:00By Michael Nash

Several carmakers have recently outlined plans to alter their production activities in the US. Some announcements have been positive, with large investments being made to build new facilities as well as upgrade existing ones. Others have detailed plant closures.

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Start of production – AMS Podcast Episode 01

2019-04-10T11:55:00+01:00

The very first AMS podcast rolls off the assembly line and the team discuss two giants of automotive manufacturing, Toyota and Ford.

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Ford invests in EV and AV production

2019-03-21T11:18:00+00:00By AMS

US - Ford has said it will spend US$900m on its facilities in Michigan in order to ready for the production of both electric and autonomous vehicles. This is the latest in a string of investments that the OEM has recently announced it will make in US plants.

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Corolla confidence

2019-02-12T12:35:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Upgrade and investments at Burnaston see Toyota start production of the new Corolla in the UK, despite all the turmoil of Brexit

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In our next issue...

2019-02-08T13:21:00+00:00By aladmin

Coming soon in our March-April issue…

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Magna to make new Toyota Supra

2019-01-15T17:03:29+00:00By AMS

Austria - Magna has announced that it will build the new Toyota Supra at its facility in Graz, Austria. The car was first revealed at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), and is expected to enter production in early 2019.

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VW appoints new CV board member

2019-01-11T09:59:08+00:00By AMS

Germany - Volkswagen has appointed Alexander Hitzinger as the new member of the board of management for technical development at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. He will take charge of establishing and managing VW's Centre for autonomous driving and Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS).

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Asia’s other powerhouse

2019-01-04T15:58:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Already a dynamic and rapidly growing manufacturing hub, South-East Asia’s automotive industry is finding further opportunity in the growth of battery and hybrid vehicle production

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New year, new arrangements

2018-12-10T16:41:00+00:00By Ian Henry

As 2018 draws to a close, the pace of change in vehicle manufacturing is accelerating. The move to EVs is gaining speed while the companies themselves continue to realign and optimise their manufacturing footprints.

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