toyotalogo.gifProton Holdings Berhad subsidiary Miyazu (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd was awarded a contract to stamp and supply blank sheets for 20 parts to Toyota Auto Body Malaysia (TABM), to be delivered on the basis of TABM’s pull system four times daily in compliance with TABM’s production cycle.

Miyazu and TABM engineers will be collaborating to implement quality and process control improvements. Among systems to be implemented are the Toyota Production System (TPS), Pull System, Kaizen and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) – a combination of all of these systems are a key ingredient to efficient delivery, quality, and cost control. It is expected that with the implementation of these systems, Miyazu will be able to increase its Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) by 15%. This is good news as these improvements will also have an effect on parts made for Miyazu’s other clients, which include Proton.

Miyazu aims to be a key and trusted stamping dies and parts supplier for not only TABM but also the Toyota Group globally. It recently launched a 3,600 square meter A-Class Tooling Plant on a 10.5 acre site in PROTON City, Tanjung Malim.

The plant houses state-of-the-art design, engineering, machining and finishing facilities which include computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) applications, and double-column, coordinate-measuring and pressing machines, which are critical tools required to design, engineer and produce the dies and moulds for the production of automobile components such as roof, bonnet, fender, dashboard, and door, side and other body panels.

Malaysia now imports 90% of its automotive tooling requirements, which is equivalent to about RM 500 million per year. Miyazu is targeting to reduce this by 30% by 2012. This amounts to roughly RM 150 million in import substitution with local components per annum.

Other Miyazu clients include Proton, Perodua, Toyota, Mazda Japan and Takao Thailand. Miyazu (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd is is a collaboration between Proton (51%), Miyazu Seisakusho (Japan) (34%) and Sojitz Corporation (15%).