Toyota Australia plant stars in Megafactories

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AUSTRALIA: Toyota plant in Megafactories episode

Australian-made Tiara was first Toyota car assembled outside Japan; assembly began in South in late ’50s

Toyota factory is the latest car plant to be for the National Geographic Channel’s series with the episode with the brand’s 50th of assembly/manufacturing in Australia.

Contract of the Tiara (predecessor to the long-running from CKD kits began at Motor Industries (AMI) in and the cars were the first passenger models built Japan. They were alongside other cars AMI including Standard-Triumph models, and (briefly) Mercedes .

AMI later the Crown, Corona and Corolla and Motor Corporation purchased a 10% taking a controlling interest in after the contract with Leyland ended. AMI was renamed AMI in 1985 and TMC took full in 1987.

Toyota vehicle was transferred from AMI’s Melbourne factory to a new A$420m at Altona, Victoria in 1994. In a of roles, the now full manufacturing exports Camry CKD kits to plants in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines.

It employs 2,500 building around cars a year — and I4 petrol and hybrid engines for domestic and export sales. exports — of Corona to New Zealand — began in

The Megafactories episode — the of its type produced in Australia traces the car-building process the initial stamping of panels, 40,000 tonnes of steel a through to final assembly each car undergoes 237 processes about 13,000 parts and of wiring.

It includes body welding by 280 and the casting of engines using of aluminium every 30 minutes.

Australia head of manufacturing and Chris Harrod, said the explains how more than 3m cars have been in Australia, including a million mainly to neighbouring New Zealand and hand drive to the Middle

Australia was the first country in the world where Toyota an investment in manufacturing — a that played a crucial in it becoming the world’s number one he said.

Building cars in exposed the Japanese company to a different culture and enabled it to many lessons that global success as it moved the United States and Europe.

Toyota is the leading automotive in the world and we have been the car company in Australia for the past

In addition, we are the only vehicle in Australia building a hybrid car and late last year we a new engine plant at Altona, one of five of its kind in the world.

said Toyota was committed to on its contribution to Australia by supporting jobs and the economy, and providing that deliver what motorists need.

The programme first in Australia at 7.30pm on 8 on Foxtel’s National Geographic with repeats later in the

It comes at a time of intense on the future of the local motor Rivals Ford and General ‘ Holden have not to local manufacture of their Falcon and Commodore models about 2016 and, week, new data detailed how taxpayer funding Australia’s remaining local car makers received over the past 12

Holden received about as much government funding as Ford ($1.1bn) and Toyota over the same period, though it does not build as cars as market leading

Ford’s Falcon, once a chart leader, was outsold by the Mercedes C-class in March. how much the ‘big Aussie’ models have fallen favour in recent years.

also builds the GM Korea but a recent proposal for Ford to the Focus locally fell and most smaller Ford now come from Thailand which Australia has a free agreement.

Toyota in Australia

arrived in 1958 when Land Cruisers were by Thiess Toyota for the Snowy hydro-electric scheme

Cars and commercials initially imported and by separate companies — Toyota handled the LCVs

In local assembly began at Motor Industries (AMI, AMI-Toyota) at Port Melbourne

AMI built Mercedes 220SE and models and had long running for other vehicles including the Herald and 2000/2500, Standard and AMC/Rambler cars

In the 1970s, began investing in an engine and plant to consolidate its position as a local content vehicle — the first Toyota plant built outside It was officially opened by prime Malcolm Fraser in 1979

AMI-Toyota merged with LCV Thiess Toyota in 1989 to Toyota Motor Corporation (TMCA)

In 1994-95, Toyota local vehicle production at in Melbourne

Exports, which account for about 75% of local began in 1986 to New Zealand, by the Middle East [LHD] in

Seventh-generation Camry went on in late 2011 while Camry Hybrid and Aurion were launched last

A $330 million redevelopment of the engine plant has recently on stream with production of petrol engines for the Camry and Hybrid, as well as for export to Toyota affiliates.

Production for Australian assembly/production: Tiara Corona (1965-87), Crown Corolla (1968-99), Camry GM Holden Apollo Camry (1989-96), Holden Nova derivative* (1989-96), Avalon Aurion (2006-present) and Camry (2010-present)

*Under a short-lived colloquially known as the ‘Button after the federal government who proposed it, Australian manufacturers models in an attempt to reduce assembly complexity and improve Toyota built versions of its and Camry for Holden and GM built a of its Commodore — the Toyota — in return. Ford and shared models, too — ed

the press release


The National Geographic Channel is an informative new Megafactories episode month to coincide with the anniversary of Toyota car manufacturing in

The program provides a behind-the-scenes into the innovation, technology and that drives more 2,500 Australians to produce in of 100,000 Toyota cars and petrol and hybrid engines a for the domestic and export markets.

The latest Megafactories episode the first of its type produced in — traces the car-building from the initial stamping of using 40,000 tonnes of a year, through to final where each car undergoes 237 involving close to 13,000 and 1.7km of wiring.

It includes vision of cars being by 280 robots that act like a mechanical army, the casting of using 600kg of aluminium 30 minutes, and an array of other design, engineering and manufacturing

Toyota Australia executive manufacturing and purchasing Chris said the documentary explains how than three million cars have been successfully in Australia, including one which have been

Australia was the first country in the world where Toyota an investment in manufacturing — a that played a crucial in Toyota becoming the world’s one carmaker, he said.

Toyota Tiara

Building in Australia exposed the Japanese to a vastly different culture and it to learn many lessons underpinned global success as it into the United States and

Today, Toyota is the leading company in the world and we have the top-selling car company in Australia for the decade.

In addition, we are the only manufacturer in Australia building a car and late last year we a new engine plant at Altona, one of five of its kind in the world.

Mr said Toyota was committed to on its contribution to Australia by supporting jobs and the economy, and providing that deliver what motorists need.

He said the Megafactories program the Aussie pride of the company’s in making world-class cars.

It an inside view of the Toyota most people will see first-hand — the innovation and behind our Altona ‘megafactory’.

clear is the passion and the commitment of involved in producing Camry, Hybrid, Aurion and four-cylinder for local and export customers, he

The first Australian-built Toyota, a was produced in April 1963. the local company operates plants on a 75-hectare site at in Victoria that produce Camry Hybrid and Aurion as well as four-cylinder petrol and engines.

The Toyota Australia documentary was produced by WTFN, a company which has built a reputation for its creative and compelling

The program premieres at 7.30pm 8 on Foxtel’s National Geographic and will also be screened on 9 (twice), 12, 14 and 15.


In 1963, local production of cars was the responsibility of Australian Industries (AMI, later at its Port Melbourne plant.

gaining Toyota approval for assembly of the Tiara, AMI built 220SE and 190D models as as other vehicles including the Herald, Standard Vanguard and cars.

In the 1970s, AMI-Toyota investing in an engine and stamping to consolidate its position as a high content vehicle manufacturer the first Toyota engine built outside Japan. It was opened by Prime Minister Fraser in 1979.

AMI-Toyota merged with distributor Thiess Toyota in to form Toyota Motor Australia Ltd (TMCA).

In 1994-95, consolidated local vehicle at its Altona plant in Melbourne.

which today account for 75 per cent of local production, in 1986 to New Zealand, followed by the East in 1996.

New-generation of Toyota’s locally built have been launched in the 18 months.

Seventh-generation Camry on sale in late 2011 second-generation Camry Hybrid and models were launched year.

A $330 million of the Altona engine plant has come on stream with of four-cylinder petrol engines for the and Camry Hybrid, as well as for to other Toyota affiliates.

dates for cars built by in Australia are: Tiara Corona (1965-87), Crown Corolla (1968-99), Camry Apollo (1989-96), Nova Avalon (2000-05), Aurion and Camry Hybrid (2010-present).

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