Severe weather conditions in the US state of Texas over the last ten days have closed down manufacturing locations, including vehicle and parts supplier plants, as well as disrupting delivery routes.
Robotics have enabled major productivity gains in manufacturing, but as the technology becomes more affordable and labour gets harder to find and more expensive, it could start to play a bigger role in the plant logistics and warehousing, too, helping workers do their jobs more safely and quickly.
Toyota takes financial ownership of the TPCA joint-venture operations in Czech Republic, maintaining current production for both companies
The Japanese OEMs have announced an additional $830m investment into their new production facility in Alabama, US. Funding for the joint-venture has increased to $2.3 billion, up from the $1.6 billion originally announced in 2018
Across the group, the OEM anticipates lower consumption and more compact paintshop design as a result of deploying the new technology
The new, more efficient and compact process reduces waste in plating solution during electronic component production
Latest industry reports on additive manufacturing suggest that the promised land of serial production is closer than we might think
Toyota use additive manufacturing services to validate a number of exterior components for design, fit and function
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.
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 …
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.
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
Toyota has completed its US plant modernisation project, first announced in January 2017, with an additional $700 million for its Indiana facility
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK), has started production of the 2020 RAV4 Hybrid SUV
Brazil - The Toyota plant near Sao Paulo will soon make a new model alongside the Etios and Yaris
The Toyota-PSA venture combines talents for the production of a trio of city cars. Gareth Price reports
US - The OEM is spending millions to upgrade the facility, which has attracted investment from suppliers in nearby factories
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