Tag - car-parts



The Fair Trade Commission will demand Nissan take measures to prevent a recurrence of unfair reductions in payments to subcontracting auto parts makers.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 4, 2024
Japan FTC to warn Nissan over payments to parts suppliers
The reductions are estimated to total about ¥3 billion for more than 30 suppliers over the past several years.
A Honda N-Box. The model is among a number affected by a recall announced by Honda on Friday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 8, 2023
Honda to recall 1.13 million vehicles over defective fuel pumps
The fuel pumps were made by auto parts maker Denso, informed sources said.
As a customer for Renault's combustion-engine venture, Nissan will receive gearboxes and engines for 12 of its plants.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 6, 2023
Nissan to buy engines and gearboxes from Renault-Geely venture
The step is part of a major revamp of the firms working together following years of growing tensions.
Toyota Motor, Toyota Industries and Aisin are planning to sell Denso shares worth a total of about ¥700 billion, sources said, which would be the second-biggest such share offering in Japan this year.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 29, 2023
Toyota plans $4.7 billion sale of Denso stake as EV pivot looms
The sale of shares in Denso would mark the latest step by the automaker to cash in on stakes in affiliates as it ramps up production of electric vehicles.
Workers walk to Toyota's Takaoka Plant in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, on Monday as it restarted its production line.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 23, 2023
Some Toyota plants in Japan resume output after parts supply crunch
The world's largest automaker by volume on Monday restarted five production lines at four factories in northeastern and central Japan.
Toyota Motor's Takaoka plant in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, is among the firm's plants where production has been suspended due to an explosion at a parts supplier.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 19, 2023
Toyota's partial production halt to continue through the weekend
The latest disruption stems from an accident that occurred on Monday at Chuo Spring's factory in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture.
Toyota has suspended operations at six domestic plants following a blast at a factory run by one of its component suppliers.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 17, 2023
Toyota halts six auto plants after explosion at parts supplier
The explosion occurred Monday at Chuo Spring’s factory in Aichi Prefecture, where vehicle suspension coils are made.
Japan's major paper manufacturers are developing a new fiber to expand the use of wood amid a decline in domestic demand for paper.
Aug 21, 2023
Japan paper industry to develop new wood fiber material
With demand for paper in the doldrums, the industry is looking to expand the use of wood, a renewable resource, beyond paper products.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 11, 2023
Honda accelerating shift to electric vehicles
The company is moving to form alliances with other firms and reorganize its parts procurement network.
Japan Times
Jun 18, 2023
Japan's Nidec to enter flying vehicle motor business
The motor maker will set up a joint venture in the U.S. with Brazil's Embraer to make electric flying vehicle components.
May 19, 2023
Auto supplier Hitachi Astemo flags lapses in quality tests over decades
The misconduct affected 22 products for 69 customers, including rear shock absorbers and brake systems for cars, railcar dampers and connecting rods, the company said.
Japan Times
Jan 8, 2023
Auto industry races into metaverse at CES
Headsets, augmented reality and 'virtual' car lots all on display in Las Vegas at one of the world's largest technology expos
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 28, 2022
One key, not two, for Toyota customers as chip shortage bites
Toyota, the world's biggest carmaker, will temporarily give new car buyers in Japan just one smart key instead of two as it seeks to ration semiconductors.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Jul 25, 2022
After 10 years, 'Toyota-ism' takes root in Tohoku as force for reconstruction
Toyota Motor President Akio Toyoda has said, “There will be no recovery of Japan without the recovery of the Tohoku region.”
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 26, 2022
Japanese auto supplier Marelli files for court-led rehabilitation
Marelli had tried to turn itself around under an out-of-court settlement procedure called alternative dispute resolution, but the attempt ended in failure.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 10, 2022
Top Toyota supplier Denso weighs ¥420 billion chip unit spinoff
Well known as the world's second-biggest auto-parts-maker, Denso has also quietly built up a presence in automotive chips.
Japan Times
May 30, 2022
How the humble wire harness could help kill off combustion cars
These low-tech and low-margin parts may not command the kudos of microchips and motors, yet cars can't be built without them.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 2, 2022
KKR-owned Marelli to file for debt reorganization in Japan
Marelli, a key supplier for automakers Nissan Motor Co. and Stellantis NV, had at least u00a51.1 trillion ($9.5 billion) in total debt as of September, sources said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 16, 2022
Toyota supplier Denso joins TSMC in building new chip factory in Japan
The Toyota group company will invest u00a540 billion ($350 million) in a TSMC-Sony joint venture set up for a TSMC chip plant in Kumamoto Prefecture.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 24, 2021
Toyota's production output recovers as parts crunch eases
Toyota's global production in November fell 0.8% to 821,329 vehicles, almost returning to the level a year earlier after months of lost output due to parts supply constraints.


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