Toyota Australia has reported April sales reached “50 per cent higher than any other company” in Australia, with the company claiming the economic outlook for local car manufacturers is “generally favourable.”
Following the recent global announcement that rubber/plastics industry giant Lanxess is to build the biggest ever rubber processing plant in the world in Singapore, those industries relying on a constant supply of tyres are for the first time being forced to actually consider this product as an asset rather than a consumable.
Daimler AG has extended its commitment to Siemens PLM Software and its products for a total of 10 years, pledging to an extensive rollout to replace its current computer-aided design (CAD) environment with NX software.
Toyota has launched a limited edition Aurion one week ahead of the May 10 date which will see the car manufacturer reduce its production at its Altona manufacturing plant by half.
Fears of a possible parts shortage resulting from Japan’s earthquake and tsunami has forced Japanese car manufacturer Honda to close one of its plant in Brazil earlier than scheduled.
The 240 factory workers made redundant from the Ford plants in Melbourne last week are being offered training from the government to help them find a new place to work.
Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) will continue vehicle production at 50% capacity from May 10 through to June 3, with production plans undecided thereafter.
An opinion piece published in the Herald Sun says the high Aussie dollar and the upcoming carbon tax are the culprits for the slow demise of Aussie manufacturing.
Australia needs to to embrace advanced manufacturing to survive globally, according to a speech from Dan Swinney, Chief executive of the Chicago Manufacturing Renaissance Council, during a visit to Victoria last week.
Nissan’s Melbourne casting plant has been awarded exclusive global manufacturing contracts to develop $160 million of aluminium components for the auto-makers new Zero Emission LEAF electric car.
As Ford Australia cuts 240 full-time jobs from its Broadmeadows assembly plant in Victoria, due to plummeting demand for the company’s cars, local industry can’t help but wonder, What would Henry Ford think?
Component manufacturers in Australia have a rare opportunity to supply to one of our three car manufacturers, Toyota, after the auto-maker was forced to put the brakes on its Victorian production as a result of slow supply chains out of Japan.
Japan’s earthquake is doing serious damage to Australian manufacturing, with Toyota’s local operations being forced to halt production at the Altona manufacturing plant by 50% for the next two months.
Ford will make 240 workers redundant due to plummeting demand for its cars in Australia.
THE outlook for the global robotics industry is rosy, with a great year in 2010 and promising prospects for 2011 and beyond, according to statistics for Industrial released by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) Statistical Department at the AUTOMATE event in Chicago.
GM Holden’s $112 million profit in 2010 is “a resounding vindication” of the support the Government has provided to the automotive manufacturer throughout the year, according to Innovation Minister, Senator Kim Carr.
Caterpillar has created an additional 50 jobs at its factory in Tasmania as it is struggling to keep up with the demand for underground mining vehicles production.
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will resume production at all its Japanese vehicle plants from 18-27 April, following almost a month of closure for some of the plants after the Japanese earthquake on 11 March.
SIEMENS is developing an inductive charging system for electric car batteries.
While the manufacturing industry was becoming more specialised in the 1990s, it was also becoming increasingly open with exports and imports on the increase. Hartley Henderson reports.