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Toyota adds battery electric vehicle production to Kentucky

2024-02-13T15:28:00+00:00By Nick Holt

The $1.3billion investment at the Kentucky will support assembly of an all-new, three row battery electric SUV for the US market


The state and stipulation of automotive production: Retrospect 2023 to prospect 2024

2024-01-03T16:59:00+00:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

In 2023, the automotive industry underwent a transformative journey, adapting to trends such as sustainable materials, electric vehicle dominance and digitalisation. But what clues does 2023 provide about the vehicle manufacturing landscape in 2024?

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A natural fit: why the auto industry is turning to bio-materials

2023-12-01T16:11:00+00:00By Martin Kahl

In the race towards sustainability in automotive production, bio-based materials are transforming the industry. Natural fibres like flax, hemp, kenaf and jute are gaining prominence, providing durable and lightweight alternatives for components, from dashboards to electric vehicle batteries. The journey towards eco-friendly solutions, is marked by the need for lower environmental footprints and manufacturing costs, and industry pioneers envision a future where bio-based materials play a central role in a more sustainable automotive world.

The TBMNC will also continue to operate four Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) dedicated battery lines, alongside these changes

Toyota’s $8 Billion investment powers North Carolina battery plant

2023-11-03T16:33:00+00:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

Toyota’s $8 billion investment in North Carolina powers regional electrification efforts with plans to roll out ten EV/PHEV battery production lines

Toyota, renowned for its lean and efficient production methods, is currently unable to determine when production will resume

Toyota Japan's production halt expands across ten assembly lines following supplier explosion

2023-10-19T09:50:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

From explosions to system failures, Toyota Japan’s production standstills highlight the need for diverse supplier networks, robust safety measures and resilience

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AMS Autumn 2023 – Continental Shift

2023-10-15T21:52:00+01:00By AMS

In this latest AMS digital edition we have a special focus on the North American automotive industry with big investments in electric vehicle and battery production

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Toyota promotes Erik Skaggs to president of motor manufacturing at Mississippi, Blue Springs (TMMMS)

2023-09-27T11:45:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

Erik Skaggs becomes President of Toyota Mississippi, steering the company towards a promising future in automotive manufacturing.

The new battery technology will feature in the automaker’s upcoming models.

Toyota’s advanced battery technology roadmap could be a game-changer for automotive manufacturing

2023-09-19T13:02:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

The carmaker’s advanced battery technology roadmap may be set to transform EVs for automotive manufacturing; enhancing power, range and efficiency.


Toyota addresses production system malfunction that put the breaks on Japanese production

2023-09-07T16:55:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

The OEM finally releases statement regarding the nationwide disruption; identifying “insufficient disk space.”

Since the region-wide shutdown, it has been revealed that the production shutdown came about due to a software update of the automaker’s parts ordering system

Toyota’s huge production shutdown was due to a simple parts-ordering “system update”

2023-08-31T16:22:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

Just a few short days ago, AMS reported on Toyota’s Japanese production coming to a standstill due to what was at the time, nebulously being referred to as a ‘systems’ failure. Since then it has been revealed that…

Toyota's Motomachi plant in Japan is 1 among 14 suffering a standstill due to the systems failure

Toyota’s production grinds to a halt in Japan amid system failure

2023-08-29T11:16:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

The malfunction, which is currently under investigation, has left Toyota unable to order critical components necessary for its assembly lines. While concerns naturally arise regarding cyberattacks in today’s digital age, a spokesperson from the company has suggested that this issue is “likely not due to a cyberattack.” Nonetheless, experts are working diligently to identify the root cause of the problem.

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AMS Summer 2023 – JLR goes electric

2023-06-23T16:33:00+01:00By AMS

In our AMS Summer digital edition, we have features on JLR’s plans to transform its end-to-end industrial system, ready for new electric models, Seat’s technical upgrades to production operations and upskilling the workforce, and insights into developments at Audi’s Neckarsulm plant, and more.


New engine production line boosts Toyota’s hybrid vehicle manufacturing

2023-05-19T16:02:00+01:00By Nick Holt

The new flexible engine line at Toyota Kentucky can produce three different engine types simultaneously on one line and is part of a $145m investment

Planned solar park at Toyota's North Alabama engine plant

Solar power for Toyota’s North Alabama engine plant

2023-04-11T15:11:00+01:00By Nick Holt

A new solar project aims to generate 70% of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama’s power requirements

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AMS Spring 2023 – Next level digital production engineering

2023-04-02T18:25:00+01:00By AMS

In this latest AMS digital edition we have features on Audi’s digital production engineering strategy, Dacia’s vehicle plant Mioveni, production cloud systems, toolmaking, China, sustainability and more.

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China: European, US and Japanese Vehicle Manufacturers rebalance production and supply chains

2023-03-28T10:00:00+01:00By Ian Henry

AMS looks at the changing role of the Chinese operations of European and other long established brands’ operations in China and their changing roles in the global auto sector

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Toyota to close sole manufacturing plant in Russia, expects more semiconductor disruption globally

2022-09-23T14:37:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The Japanese automaker said that after a shut-down of more than six months, there was no sign it would be able to re-open.

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Toyota to invest $5.2bn to expand EV battery manufacture in Japan, US

2022-09-05T13:53:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The investment in battery production is a significant step forward for the global automaker whose emissions-cutting efforts have focused on hybridisation over EVs.


Factories in China’s Sichuan province forced to close for six days amid power shortage

2022-08-18T10:06:00+01:00By Hazel Southwell

Plants in China’s Sichuan province, including those run by Toyota and Foxconn, have been told to suspend operations amid electricity shortages


Renault halts industrial activities in Russia as OEMs partially resume operations despite ongoing conflict

2022-03-25T10:16:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Renault Group halted activities in its manufacturing plant in Moscow, the company announced this week