Toyota Industries Corporation obtiene la calificación más alta en la encuesta de CDP

– Elegido como una empresa “Lista A” tanto para el “Cambio climático” como para la “Seguridad del agua” –

Toyota Industries Corporation (Presidente: Akira Onishi) anuncia que ha sido seleccionada como una empresa “Lista A”, la evaluación más alta posible, en una encuesta sobre “Cambio climático” y “Seguridad del agua” realizada por CDP *, una ONG ambiental internacional originario del Reino Unido. Fue altamente evaluado para iniciativas que incluyen actividades para reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero, aliviar el cambio climático y conservar los recursos hídricos (anunciado el 8 de diciembre). Esta es la tercera vez que Toyota Industries ha sido seleccionada como una empresa “Lista A” por “Cambio climático” (seleccionada cada año desde 2018) y la segunda vez que ha sido seleccionada para “Seguridad del agua” (seleccionada anteriormente en 2018). .

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Con miras a lograr una vida próspera en armonía con el medio ambiente natural mediante la creación de una sociedad sostenible, Toyota Industries Group ha formulado el “Sexto Plan de Acción Ambiental”, un plan de cinco años que abarca el período comprendido entre el año fiscal 2017 y el año fiscal 2021. Ha estado participando en iniciativas basadas en este plan.

Las iniciativas que se están implementando de acuerdo con el plan anterior incluyen lo siguiente:

1. Reducción de las emisiones de CO 2 en un 10% para el año fiscal 2021 en comparación con el año fiscal 2006 (Toyota Industries)
2. Reducción de las emisiones de CO 2 por unidad en un 26% para el año fiscal 2021 en comparación con el año fiscal 2006 (Toyota Industries Group)
3. Comprensión y reducción de los riesgos relacionados con el agua recursos en cada sitio de producción.

El hecho de que Toyota Industries haya recibido el reconocimiento antes mencionado indica que estas actividades han sido altamente evaluadas.

De cara al futuro, Toyota Industries Group trabajará para contribuir a la creación de una sociedad sostenible a través de actividades de conservación del medio ambiente mundial, al mismo tiempo que se compromete a combatir los problemas clave de la respuesta al cambio climático y la conservación de los recursos hídricos.

* CDP es una ONG internacional establecida en 2000 en el Reino Unido que tiene como objetivo promover la reducción de las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero, la conservación de los recursos hídricos y la protección de los bosques por parte de empresas y gobiernos.
En 2020, en representación de 515 inversores institucionales (escala de activos bajo gestión: 106 billones de dólares estadounidenses) y 150 empresas compradoras (gastos de adquisición: 4 billones de dólares estadounidenses), realizó una encuesta y evaluación de las principales empresas de todo el mundo.

Toyota Industries Has Joined WIPO GREEN As a Partner

208 Green Technology Patents Added to the WIPO GREEN Online Database

Toyota Industries Corporation today announced that it has joined WIPO GREEN as a partner, and listed 208 patents in the WIPO GREEN database. WIPO GREEN is the marketplace for sustainable technology administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) of United Nations, in order to promote environmentally friendly innovation and the diffusion of green technologies.

WIPO GREEN matches green technology providers with technology seekers through its online database of green technologies (patents, products, know-how, etc.) listed by participating organizations, and promotes utilization of green technologies. Currently, more than 3,600 technologies are listed in the database, and more than 600 matches have been made since the program launched in 2013.

Toyota Industries will “contribute to making the earth a better place to live, enrich lifestyles, and promote a compassionate society” as set in its Vision 2030. We believe it is one of the most important challenges of our company management that we contribute to environmental conservation across all of our business activities. By participating in WIPO GREEN as a partner, we hope our patents to be used globally and help reduce environmental impact.

As a WIPO GREEN partner, Toyota Industries has contributed 208 patents from three categories below, to the database.

1. PG (Plastic Glazing) 89 patents
A lightweight material that replaces glass and weighs about 50% less. In addition to having the same surface quality and high durability as glass, our PG has succeeded in large-scale molding, and is used for vehicle roofs.

2. CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic) 84 patents
A lightweight material that replaces iron and aluminum, but is almost 1/5 lighter than iron. Our CFRP impregnates resin into carbon-fiber woven by our original three-dimensional loom, achieves high durability, and used in vehicle crash boxes.

3. Solar heat collection tube, 35 patents
A key component of a concentrating solar thermal power generation system that collects sunlight with a reflector and extracts high-temperature heat. Our solar heat collection tubes have a selective absorption film that efficiently absorbs sunlight, contributing to the extracting of thermal energy of 400°C or higher.

Toyota Industries will continue to add green technology patents to the database, expanding the business fields covered.

Toyota Industries will develop technologies that solves environmental problems, and contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.

Toyota and Toyota Industries Jointly Develop New Battery for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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Toyota City, Japan, February 20, 2020―Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Toyota Industries Corporation (Toyota Industries) announce that they have jointly developed a new battery for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). The battery has been developed in anticipation of the further development and market introduction of HEVs, forecasted to rapidly expand in the future. Moving forward, the companies will proceed to discuss matters such as target vehicle models as well as battery specifications and performance, prior to equipping Toyota HEVs with the new batteries.

Additionally, in order to meet the demand for increased production of Toyota HEVs, the production of the new batteries is planned to take place at Toyota Industries’ Kyowa Plant (Obu-shi, Aichi Prefecture) and at a site on company property located adjacent to their Higashiura Plant (Higashiura-cho, Chita-gun, Aichi Prefecture). In the future, Toyota Industries will work with Toyota to build and strengthen the supply structure.

Moving forward, Toyota and Toyota Industries will promote the development of technology and products to support the popularization of electrified vehicles as the Toyota Group aims to help reduce CO2 emissions to help curb global climate change.

 

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Toyota Industries Corporation Gains the Highest Rating in Survey by CDP*

~ Chosen as an A-List Company for “Climate Change” for a Second Consecutive Year ~

Toyota Industries Corporation (President: Akira Onishi) was selected for the A-List, for the second year in a row, in the surveys on climate change conducted by CDP. Toyota Industries made the A-List, the highest evaluation, as a company of particular merit in activities that include the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and measures to alleviate climate change. The ratings were formally announced on January 20 at the CDP 2019 Japan Report Launch.

At the Report Launch, Hiroaki Matsuda, Executive Officer at Toyota Industries, described the company’s aim to contribute to the achievement of CO2 zero emission society by 2050. And he commented we would like to accelerate our environmental conservation efforts, including the development of environmentally friendly technologies, with the keyword of “clean zero emissions” in Toyota Industries’ Vision 2030 (formulated in 2019).

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Toyota Industries’ Executive Officer Hiroaki Matsuda
speaking at the CDP 2019 Japan Report Launch

Toyota Industries Group formulated its “Ideal state in 2050” in March 2016 and, based on this, consolidated its activities for the five years from FY2017 to FY2021 in its “Sixth Environmental Action Plan,” which is currently implemented on group wide basis.

The Group is driving the following initiatives based on the above plan:
1. Reduction of CO2 emissions by 10% by FY2021 compared with FY2006 (Toyota Industries)
2. Reduction of CO2 per unit by 26% by FY2021 compared with FY2006 (Toyota Industries Group)

Toyota Industries is deploying various energy-saving initiatives towards achieving these specific goals throughout Toyota Industries Group. This includes introducing the use of carbon-neutral biogas at its lift truck production plant in Sweden in 2019, in order to attain zero CO2 emissions at all its plants overall. We believe that receiving the highest rating for the second year in a row means that these initiatives have been recognized.

In the future, Toyota Industries Group will continue to tackle climate change as a key issue. Furthermore, the company will contribute to the realization of a sustainable society through global environmental conservation activities.

*CDP is a global not-for-profit charity launched in the U.K. in 2000 that promotes reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and protection of water resources and forests by companies and governments.
In 2019, CDP conducted surveys and evaluations of major global companies on behalf of 525 institutional investors (total assets under management: 96 trillion U.S. dollars) and 125 companies and organizations (total procurement expenses: 3.6 trillion U.S. dollars).

Toyota Industries Corporation Gains the Highest Rating in Survey by CDP*

Toyota Industries Corporation Gains the Highest Rating in Survey by CDP*

~ Chosen as an A-List Company for “Climate Change” for a Second Consecutive Year ~

Toyota Industries Corporation (President: Akira Onishi) was selected for the A-List, for the second year in a row, in the surveys on climate change conducted by CDP. Toyota Industries made the A-List, the highest evaluation, as a company of particular merit in activities that include the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and measures to alleviate climate change. The ratings were formally announced on January 20 at the CDP 2019 Japan Report Launch.

At the Report Launch, Hiroaki Matsuda, Executive Officer at Toyota Industries, described the company’s aim to contribute to the achievement of CO2 zero emission society by 2050. And he commented we would like to accelerate our environmental conservation efforts, including the development of environmentally friendly technologies, with the keyword of “clean zero emissions” in Toyota Industries’ Vision 2030 (formulated in 2019).

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Toyota Industries’ Executive Officer Hiroaki Matsuda
speaking at the CDP 2019 Japan Report Launch

Toyota Industries Group formulated its “Ideal state in 2050” in March 2016 and, based on this, consolidated its activities for the five years from FY2017 to FY2021 in its “Sixth Environmental Action Plan,” which is currently implemented on group wide basis.

The Group is driving the following initiatives based on the above plan:
1. Reduction of CO2 emissions by 10% by FY2021 compared with FY2006 (Toyota Industries)
2. Reduction of CO2 per unit by 26% by FY2021 compared with FY2006 (Toyota Industries Group)

Toyota Industries is deploying various energy-saving initiatives towards achieving these specific goals throughout Toyota Industries Group. This includes introducing the use of carbon-neutral biogas at its lift truck production plant in Sweden in 2019, in order to attain zero CO2 emissions at all its plants overall. We believe that receiving the highest rating for the second year in a row means that these initiatives have been recognized.

In the future, Toyota Industries Group will continue to tackle climate change as a key issue. Furthermore, the company will contribute to the realization of a sustainable society through global environmental conservation activities.

*CDP is a global not-for-profit charity launched in the U.K. in 2000 that promotes reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and protection of water resources and forests by companies and governments.
In 2019, CDP conducted surveys and evaluations of major global companies on behalf of 525 institutional investors (total assets under management: 96 trillion U.S. dollars) and 125 companies and organizations (total procurement expenses: 3.6 trillion U.S. dollars).

October 10, 2019 Toyota Industries to Launch Overseas Manufacturing of Electric Compressors

 

Scheduled to start at two sites as the use of electrified vehicles in China spreads ~

Toyota Industries Corporation (President: Akira Onishi) is scheduled to begin its first-ever overseas manufacturing of electric compressors in China, starting in early 2020. Production volume and scale are expected to increase in stages in the future. TD Automotive Compressor Kunshan Co., Ltd. (hereinafter called TACK) and Yantai Shougang TD Automotive Compressor Co., Ltd. (hereinafter called YST), the company’s compressor production sites in China, will install new production lines for the manufacture and supply of electric compressors.

Use of electric compressors has grown for electrified vehicles including hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles and production volume is growing each year. Since pioneering electric compressors mass production in 2003, Toyota Industries has established a solid position as the global market-share leader, increasing production with growth of the market and manufacturing roughly 20 million units to date. With the rapid expansion of electrified vehicles in China, the world’s largest motor vehicle market, especially in response to NEV regulations, Toyota Industries plans to take advantage of the strong demand through greater localized production. Simultaneously, it will focus development efforts on creating more compact and better-performing compressors to contribute to further improvements in power conservation and air-conditioning performance.

Toyota Industries Corporation will continue to engage in the development of procurement and manufacturing systems optimized to electrification-related products, such as the electric compressor, to deliver products that satisfy customers around the world and contribute to making the earth a better place to live, enrich lifestyles and promote a compassionate society.

 

Production sites Initial annual production capacity Commencement
Company Location Established Employees*
TACK Kunshan, Jiangsu 2005 558 Approx. 400,000 units March 2020
YST Yantai, Shandong 2012 874 Approx. 400,000 units June 2021

* As of March 2019

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Toyota Industries and ANA to Test Japan’s First Autonomous Towing Tractors

• The autonomous towing tractors are the first of their kind in Japan.
• Advanced tractors will be tested for two weeks at the end of March 2019 at        Saga Airport.

TOKYO, Feb. 12, 2019 – Toyota Industries Corporation, the world’s No.1*1 manufacturer of lift trucks by market share, and All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years are collaborating to test Japan’s first autonomous towing tractors at Saga Airport.

During this trial, which will be for two weeks at the end of March 2019, the tractors will run a distance of roughly 100 meters in the airport, which is the same distance between the baggage sorting areas and aircraft at Saga Airport. An airport employee will be seated in the autonomous towing truck during the tests and will have the ability to override the system at any time if deemed necessary.

【Current towing tractor】
【Autonomous towing tractor】

“Efficiency has long been one of ANA’s main goals and these autonomous towing tractors are helping us achieve our targets,” said Shigeru Hattori, Senior Vice President of ANA. “ANA works best when it is streamlined and organized, and the implementation of autonomous towing tractors will allow ANA to boost efficiency across its entire chain of operation while maintaining highest levels of safety. This will increase productivity while also improving traveler satisfaction.”

The towing tractors use 2D/3D LiDAR*2 sensors to automatically detect objects in their path and allow the vehicles to automatically adjust course. This enables the tractor to move safely and accurately along its present route. A road pattern matching system*3 and a GPS system are also housed in the tractor, allowing it to calculate its current location and guide itself.

Toyota Industries and ANA are continuously looking to implement new innovations wherever possible. These advances in technology will aid in the overall acceleration of automation in the aviation and airline industry as a whole.

*1 Based on Toyota Industries Corporation’s assessment.
*2 2D/3D LiDAR is a sensor that can accurately measure the distance between objects by irradiating the object with laser light. The sensor can then measure reflected light and use it to appraise its surroundings.
*3 The road pattern matching system is used to acquire the vehicle’s position by matching an image of the current surface of the road, captured by a camera on the tractor with a previously captured image.

About ANA 
Following the “Inspiration of Japan” high quality of service, ANA has been awarded the respected 5-Star rating every year since 2013 from SKYTRAX. ANA is the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation six years in a row. Additionally, ANA has been recognized by Air Transport World as “Airline of the Year” three times in the past 10 years – 2007, 2013 and 2018, becoming one of the few airlines winning this prestigious award for multiple times.
ANA was founded in 1952 with two helicopters and has become the largest airline in Japan, as well as one of the most significant airlines in Asia, operating 78 international routes and 118 domestic routes. ANA offers a unique dual hub model which enables passengers to travel to Tokyo and connect through the two airports in the metropolitan Tokyo, NARITA and HANEDA, to various destinations throughout Japan, and also offers same day connections between various North American, Asian and Chinese cities. 
ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint venture partnerships with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines.
Besides the full service and award winner carrier ANA, the ANA Group has two LCCs as consolidated subsidiaries, Vanilla Air Inc. and Peach Aviation Limited. The ANA Group carried 53.8 million passengers in FY2017, has approximately 39,000 employees and a fleet of 260 aircraft. ANA is a proud launch customer and the biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. 
For more information, please refer to the following link.
https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/

About Toyota Industries Corporation
Toyota Industries was founded in 1926 in Japan as a manufacturer of the automatic looms which the founder, Sakichi Toyoda had invented and perfected. Since then Toyota Industries has expanded the scope of its business domains and currently manufactures various products including textile machinery, car air-conditioning compressors, automobiles, engines, car electronics, and materials handling equipment. Especially, our lift trucks, car air-conditioning compressors and air-jet looms are world-wide best sellers*4. Toyota Industries Group has approximately 60,000 employees and the net sales is 18,862.6 MM USD ( 2,003.9 bn yen) in FY2017.

*4 Based on Toyota Industries Corporation’s assessment.

News Releases November 20, 2018

First FC Forklift Demonstration Conducted Overseas

Vehicle with FC system manufactured by Toyota Industries Corporation introduced at Toyota Motor Corporation Australia

Toyota Industries Corporation (President: Akira Onishi, “Toyota industries”) announced that it will conduct a proving test for two FC*1 forklifts jointly with Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Ltd. (President: Matthew Callachor, “TMCA “), the Australian sales operation of Toyota Motor Corporation (“TMC”), at TMCA’s auto parts warehouse located in Melbourne, starting by the end of 2018.

Toyota Industries FC forklifts are powered with the same FC cells used in Mirai, TMC’s FCEV *2, and are equipped with an FC system designed exclusively for forklifts featuring high power generation efficiency. Since the first production model sales began in Japan in November 2016, its outstanding convenience, including fuel charging in only roughly three minutes, together with its outstanding environmental performance, has led to the use of some 100 units already in production plants and airports in Japan. 
This will be the first proving test overseas for the forklift equipped with Toyota Industries FC system. The FC forklift’s maintenance and operation will be monitored via our sales subsidiary in Australia, Toyota Material Handling Australia, to investigate operation methods and business potential and prepare for wider sales and use in other countries.

In Australia, the development of technologies pertaining to production, transport and storage of hydrogen has advanced rapidly in recent years, making use of its abundant natural resources, and setting the stage for them to potentially become one of the world’s largest hydrogen suppliers and exporter *3.

TMCA introduced the FCEV Mirai in 2016 on a trial basis, to build awareness and advocacy of hydrogen fuel cell technology in Australia. The FC forklift was introduced at the opening ceremony for TMCA’s new parts warehouse, which was held on November 19 in Sydney. TMCA President Matthew Callachor declared, “Our commitment, as a mobility company, is to address the environmental challenges that we face, and to contribute to an ever-better society,” and he expressed great expectations for the part that the FC forklift is expected to play.

Going forward, Toyota Industries plans to promote wider sales and use of FC forklifts as the top manufacturer of industrial vehicles and to contribute to the development of a global hydrogen-based society.

*1 FC: Abbreviation for fuel cell. *2 FCEV: Abbreviation for fuel-cell electric vehicle .*3 According to a report done for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency by consultants ACIL Allen (https://arena.gov.au/assets/2018/08/opportunities-for-australia-from-hydrogen-exports.pdf)

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