Japan sales/prod

Toyota's future manufacturing plans see humans replacing robots

2:33 pm U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Toyota’s next step forward in manufacturing is counter-intuitive in an age of automation: Humans are taking the place of machines in plants across Japan so workers can develop new skills and figure out ways to improve production lines and the car-building process.... Read More »

 

PSA partner Dongfeng posts strong 2013 profit

March 31, 2014 12:17 CET
Dongfeng Motor, which is taking a 14 percent stake in PSA, reported a better-than-expected 16 percent rise in 2013 profit due to a rebound in sales at its Japanese partners.... Read More »

 

Toyoda predicts emerging markets slowdown to persist this year

8:25 am U.S. ET | Jan. 1, 2014
A slowdown in emerging markets will extend into the new year, compounding uncertainty over demand in China and at home, according to a group representing Japan’s auto manufacturers.... Read More »

 

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Downside of Abenomics hits Japan's automakers

8:19 am U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2013
Abenomics, the pet name for Japan's economic revival, has worked magic on the yen, boosting the country's carmakers. But now the other shoe is about to fall: Tax hikes.... Read More »

 

Toyota, Nippon Steel raise steel sheet price by 10%, report says

3:38 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2013
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal and Toyota have agreed to raise steel sheet prices by about 10 percent for April-September as the yen falls, the Nikkei reported.... Read More »

 

U.S. lawsuit accuses vehicle shipping companies of price fixing

11:09 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2013
Several major import-vehicle shippers, which together are said to command 70 percent of the global car-shipping market, face allegations of price fixing in a civil lawsuit filed federal court.... Read More »

 

Mazda names production chief Kogai next CEO

May 9, 2013 06:01 CET
Mazda has appointed Masamichi Kogai its next CEO. The production and purchasing specialist replaces Takashi Yamanouchi, who led the carmaker to its first annual profit in five years. The promotion takes effect pending approval at the Japanese company's June 25 annual shareholders' meeting, Mazda said in a statement.... Read More »

 

Mazda names production chief Kogai next CEO

10:57 pm U.S. ET | May 8, 2013
Mazda has appointed Masamichi Kogai its next CEO. The production and purchasing specialist replaces Takashi Yamanouchi, who led the carmaker to its first annual profit in five years. The promotion takes effect pending approval at the Japanese company's June 25 annual shareholders' meeting, Mazda said in a May 9 statement.... Read More »

 

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