BC company’s agile robots crawling where humans can’t
ROVs have combed through a tsunami-hit nuclear plant and performed search and rescue after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Japan’s TEPCO admits radioactive water leak into sea
Spikes in radiation levels in seawater samples taken at Fukushima nuclear plant.
Japanese cabinet panel calls to phase out nuclear power
Phasing out nuclear power in the next 30 years is part of a major overhaul to it’s energy policy following last year’s meltdowns at Fukushima.
Toyota raises global sales target to 9.76M vehicles
Top automaker proves it’s recovering from natural disasters, quality problems.
Canadian auto sales up 4.7% in July
Automakers boost incentives, Japanese brands rally.
Honda recovers from disasters: $1.7B quarterly profit
More vehicles sold in key regions except Europe.
Nissan highlights need to conserve cash
Japanese automaker has recovered from disasters, but the global economy is highly uncertain.
Automotive industry driving global rebound
Global vehicle sales continue to strengthen, with North American volumes exceeding an annualized 14 million units since February 2011, says the latest Scotia Economics Global Auto Report.
Forklifts made for nuke clean-up
Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks in Houston has developed two special heavy duty forklifts with radiation-shielded cabins to handle contaminated rubble at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
Toyota Canada at full production by September
Toyota says its North American plants will return to full production in September, more than a month earlier than expected.
Japan’s aftershocks ripple through global economy
The earthquake that devastated the northeastern region of Japan on March 11 is also a harsh reminder to manufacturers of the risks they face in global markets.
Viceroy ships housing relief to Japan
Viceroy Homes has manufactured and shipped the first lot of pre-fabricated temporary housing units that will help house survivors displaced by Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Quake update: Automakers expand production cutbacks
The supply chain aftershocks of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan March 11 continue as both Toyota and Honda adjust their European, North American and China production plans.
Japan’s recovery offers opportunities for auto parts
Japanese automakers will be evaluating their global supply chains following the March 11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear plant disasters, which will impact Canadian auto parts suppliers.
Quake update: No lay-offs expected at Ont. Toyota, Honda plants
The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association is anticipating at least some disruption of parts to Japanese automakers’ manufacturing operations in Canada and the US.