Supply chain companies which formerly supported car manufacturing in Australia remain in business, despite the closure of the Ford, Toyota, and Holden manufacturing plants, according to a government report released today by Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews. About 75 per cent of former supply chain companies remain in business following the closure of … Continue reading Australia’s transition away from car manufacturing going strong, says government
Demonstrating the growing capability of electric vehicles, Toyota Motor Corporation has announced that the fleet moving the staff of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 will be almost entirely electric. Combining hybrid electric vehicles, fuel cell electric vehicles, plug in hybrid electric vehicles and battery electric vehicles, some of the vehicles are … Continue reading Toyota assembles electric fleet for 2020 Games
Last week, Toyota Australia announced that it has joined forces with industry heavyweights to accelerate the reality of a hydrogen society built upon clean and renewable energy technology. The company has become a foundation member of Hydrogen Mobility Australia (HMA), which has been established to support the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. … Continue reading Toyota joins HMA to support renewable energy drive
In a press statement, Toyota has claimed that it has delivered its best sales in five years, with better than expected sales for their HiLux vehicle which topped the sales charts as Australia’s best-selling vehicle for the second year in a row. The HiLux, coupled with large deliveries of Toyota’s SUVs, enabled its sales and … Continue reading Toyota ends 2017 on high note
Earlier this week, Toyota Motor Corporation has announced that it will market more than 10 all-electric vehicle (EV) models globally in the early 2020s. It also said that the investment on the battery development will most likely exceed 1.5 trillion yen (A$17.4bn) through 2030. With tightening global regulations on emissions and to counter its market rivals … Continue reading Toyota to ramp up manufacturing of battery EV models by early 2020s
Workers at Toyota’s Altona manufacturing plant will clock off for the last time today. Toyota is the last passenger vehicle manufacturer to close its doors in Victoria. According to the Labor government in Victoria, the Turnbull Government’s decision to push vehicle manufacturing offshore by closing local plants has affected Victorian jobs adversely. According to the press … Continue reading Toyota finally shuts its doors in Victoria
Hilco Industrial Acquisitions B.V. has announced that it has begun the private treaty sale process on all machinery and equipment assets located at the Toyota manufacturing facility in Altona North, Melbourne. The Private Treaty sale begins immediately and is scheduled to run until the plant officially closes on October 3, 2017. Upon closing, Grays Online … Continue reading Toyota plant equipment sale marks end of Australian auto manufacturing
Toyota has advertised for multiple job openings at its Altona plant – with the catch being: all short term and long-term workers will be out of a job when the plant closes on 3 October. Toyota Australia spokeswoman Beck Angel said the contract workers would help fill labour gaps. “If they have an interview or … Continue reading Toyota wants automotive workers to plug short-term labour gaps
Ai Group has said that there is a reason for optimism despite upcoming closure of the Toyota Altona plant, this year. Toyota announced the official closure timetable of its plant last Tuesday, with 2600 jobs to go when the plant closes on 3 October 2017. Ai Group chief executive Innes Willox said that many high-value … Continue reading Ai Group: bright spots on the manufacturing horizon despite Toyota closure
Toyota will shift to a purely sales distribution model from 3 October when 2600 jobs will go from its Altona plant in Melbourne. According to the AFR, the car-maker announced the official closure timetable yesterday. Toyota Australia president Tony Buttner said that the Aurion vehicle will stop not be produced from August at Altona, while … Continue reading Toyota to shift to car distribution when 2600 jobs go
Toyota has issued two recalls this week, cumulatively affecting 3.37 million cars worldwide.
Toyota Australia is taking legal action against those who are selling counterfeit brake pads, containing asbestos and designed for Toyota vehicles.
Toyota has said in a confidential dealer bulletin that counterfeit brake pads, containing asbestos and designed for Toyota vehicles, are available online.
Toyota is planning to dramatically reduce the number of conventional carbon-emitting cars it makes by the middle of this century.
Toyota will invest $A71m in intelligent vehicle and mobility technologies and establish research centres at Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Manufacturers’ Monthly has put together a timeline of the last few months highlighting the major events in our automotive manufacturing industry.
Toyota is aiming to produce 10 million vehicles in 2014, having aimed for a similar target last year.
Toyota Australia has exported its 1 millionth motor vehicle to the Middle East and has become the nation’s largest car exporter.
How do automotive manufacturers keep in business during lean times? Troy Taylor explains.
Toyota has posted a large gain in full-year profit, and says it’s on track to post another impressive result for the current financial year.