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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]

See also[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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37 news items

The Handy Shipping Guide

The Handy Shipping Guide
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 13:37:30 -0700

The cars were loaded at the Toyota dedicated facility the Tahara ocean terminal which is located next to the Toyota Tahara plant in Japan's Aichi prefecture and the first cars are destined for the ports of Jacksonville, Florida and Newark, New Jersey.

American Journal of Transportation

American Journal of Transportation
Tue, 15 Sep 2015 03:18:45 -0700

Port of Loading is the Toyota dedicated Tahara ocean terminal which is located next to the Toyota Tahara plant in Japan's Aichi prefecture and ports of discharge will be Jacksonville, Florida and Newark, New Jersey. WWL is continuing to strengthen its ...
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:11:34 -0700

Tokyo Steel stopped producing hot-rolled coils at its Okayama plant in western Japan in March to improve efficiency. It will continue to produce hot-rolled coils at its Tahara plant in central Japan, the company said. ($1 = 118.8600 yen) (Reporting by ...
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:32:11 -0800

Third, we see benefits from improved profitability on the consolidation of hot-rolled coil production at the Tahara plant. Finally, we look for improvement in the competitiveness of the firm vs. integrated steel mills on a drop in steel scrap prices ...

Automotive Business Review

Automotive Business Review
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 01:37:30 -0700

Against the backdrop of global automakers finding it hard to maintain sales in the Russian market, Toyota currently exports about 1,030 Prados per month to Russia from its Tahara plant in Japan. This equals to the number of cars assembled at ...
Fox Business (press release)
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:15:00 -0800

Toyota has suspended operations at the Takaoka plant, where it manufactures vehicles including the Corolla, the Tsutsumi plant, where it makes the Prius and other cars, Motomachi plant, where it makes the Crown and other vehicles, and the Tahara plant, ...


Fri, 04 Jul 2014 02:30:37 -0700

Ryo Sakai, a spokesperson for the company, announced that Toyota will move the manufacturing of the GS sedan for overseas markets from the nearby Tahara plant in central Japan to Motomachi, while at the former the brand will put into production a new ...

Arab News

Arab News
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 13:00:00 -0800

MAJOR MARKET: Koji Nagata, general manager, Middle East & Southwest Asia Division, third right, Takayuki Yoshitsugu, chief representative, the Middle East & North Africa Office, of Toyota, and other Toyota executives address media representatives from ...

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