Tag: Toyota Motor Corp

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Toyota Defies Chip Shortage to Post Record Output, Sales

July 29, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Strong global demand for cars boosted Toyota Motor Corp.’s sales to a record for the month of June, with production seemingly unfazed by an industrywide shortage of semiconductors. Toyota’s unit sales in June rose 20% from a year earlier to […]

Logistics, Process

Supply Chain Woes Slam Global Manufacturing

March 18, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Supply chain woes mounted world-wide for makers of everything from cars and clothing to home siding and medical needle containers, as the extreme Texas weather and port backlogs compounded problems for manufacturers already beset by pandemic disruptions. Toyota Motor Corp. […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

VW CEO Says Apple Can Mount Major Challenge With Auto Push

December 23, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Volkswagen AG CEO Herbert Diess said cash-rich technology giants invading the auto industry pose a much bigger challenge for the German manufacturer than traditional rivals like Toyota Motor Corp. “We look forward to new competitors who will certainly accelerate the […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Toyota’s Driverless Shuttles Could Double as ‘Roving Offices’

December 22, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Toyota Motor Corp. is aiming to commercialize an autonomous shipping-container-like vehicle within a few years that it says could double as a mobile store or roving office. Toyota’s e-Palette is a largely transparent, driverless oblong carriage on wheels that’s powered […]

Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Toyota profits rise, but not in North America

August 3, 2018

Via: Automotive News

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. posted a 19 percent jump in quarterly profit, its best quarterly performance in two-and-a-half years, on the back of higher sales and cost reductions in Asia. Operating profit was 682.6 billion yen ($6.11 billion) for […]

Process, R & D

What Darwin and the Model T Can Teach Toyota

June 18, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Henry Ford’s Model T revolutionized mobility, assembly lines and society in the early 20th century. Since then, though, it’s difficult to say whether automakers have ever truly transformed themselves and the economy, or have just continued to evolve. Toyota Motor […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Toyota pumps $1 billion in Grab in auto industry’s biggest ride-hailing bet

June 13, 2018

Via: Reuters

The value of six-year-old Grab will be just over $10 billion after the investment, said a person familiar with the matter. The deal comes as the auto industry faces a spike in the need for technological prowess with the advent […]