Business Oct 8, 2014

Japan Tobacco looks at closing some European plants

Japan Tobacco Inc. may close some European manufacturing facilities after taxes and illegal trade triggered an industry slowdown in a number of countries in the region. JT's plants in Lisnafillan, Northern Ireland, and Wervik, Belgium, would shut under the plan, with production moving to other ...

Business / Corporate Feb 18, 2014

Toyota restarts work at four plants

Operations resumed Tuesday at four Toyota Motor Corp. plants in central Japan that were shut the previous day when parts deliveries were disrupted due to heavy snowfall last weekend. Meanwhile, other automakers' plants remain idled. Toyota reopened its Takaoka, Motomachi, Tahara and Tsutsumi plants in ...

Toyota plant closures put paid to Aussie industry

Business / Corporate Feb 11, 2014

Toyota plant closures put paid to Aussie industry

Toyota Motor Corp. will stop building cars in Australia in 2017, spelling the end of the local industry after Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. announced last year they also plan to pull out. Toyota, which started making cars in the country in 1963, ...