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Lexus LS, GS, and IS are made in Tahara

Tahara plant (Japanese: 田原工場) is an automobile plant in Tahara, Aichi, Japan owned by Toyota Motor Corporation. It was opened in January 1979.[1] It is the most computerized and robotized automotive plant in the world and produces the Lexus brand of vehicles including the Lexus IS, Lexus GS, Lexus LS, Lexus GX, and Lexus LX models.[2] Several Toyota vehicles have been assembled there as well, these comprise: Celica, Land Cruiser, Land Cruiser Prado, RAV4/Vanguard, WISH, and 4Runner.[1] When employees enter the factory floor, they have to go through an air shower to remove dust. Also the employees look through 4000 details for every car produced. The plant creates a Lexus every 87 seconds or 675 Lexus models per day. Workers are required to exercise and perform other physical activities such as holding and rolling golf balls in their palms.[3] This keeps them sharp and is believed to help retain the standards necessary to produce flawless vehicles.[4]

Columnist for The New York Times Thomas Friedman visited the plant in the early 1990s, and described the experience as an example of globalization in his best-selling 1999 book, The Lexus and the Olive Tree.[5] In the book, Friedman detailed the precise installation of windshield rubber seals by the factory's robots, along with human quality controls.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tahara Plant". Toyota Motor Corporation. 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Schreffler, Roger (2009-06-26). "Lexus Plant Top of Manufacturing Pyramid in Japan". Ward's Auto. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  3. ^ "Master craftsmen at work". Asia One Motoring. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  4. ^ A Look Inside Toyota's Tahara Plant
  5. ^ a b Friedman, Thomas L. (1999) "The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization", p. 32–33. New York, Anchor Books, ISBN 0-374-19203-0

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