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. 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. Several Toyota vehicles have been assembled there as well, these comprise: Land Cruiser, Land Cruiser Prado, RAV4/Vanguard, WISH, and 4Runner. 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. This keeps them sharp and is believed to help retain the standards necessary to produce flawless vehicles.
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. In the book, Friedman detailed the precise installation of windshield rubber seals by the factory's robots, along with human quality controls.
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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 ...
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TOKYO, April 20 Tokyo Steel Manufacturing Co , Japan's top electric arc furnace steelmaker, said on Monday it would keep product prices unchanged for a sixth straight month in May due to oversupply of flat-rolled products at home and slumping overseas ...
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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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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 ...
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Unless you get yourself one of these - a Toyota Celica GT-Four. The Toyota Celica GT-Four is basically the high performance version of the standard fourth generation Celica liftback from 1989. All were built at the Tahara plant in the Aichi Prefecture ...
The Auto Channel (blog)
The Auto Channel (blog)
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The XLE gets new 17-inch Superchrome alloy wheels for 2015. What does it mean? RAV4: Recreational Active Vehicle with 4-wheel drive. Where is it built? RAV4s are produced in the Tahara Plant in Tahara, Japan and at the Woodstock plant in Ontario, ...
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“But the facilities at the Tahara plant are just completed and we have yet to know sales volume for cars.” Japan's Ricoh Co. said March 27 it will use steel sheets made from scrap in new models of office equipment to be released by March 2013. The ...
Fox Business (press release)
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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, ...
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