Covid-19: Toyota making 40,000 face shields a month

Covid-19: Toyota making 40,000 face shields a month

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and companies within the Toyota Group are collectively engaged in full-scale production of medical face shields in Japan, with the automaker having expanded its capacity for producing the face shields from 600 units per week by 20 times, up to approximately 2,000 units a day, or 40,000 units a month. This volume is set to increase further to 70,000 pieces a month, it said.

Companies within the Toyota Group producing medical face shields on a trial basis include Toyota Motor East Japan, Toyoda Gosei, Daihatsu and Hino, with Daihatsu and Hino already providing the face shields to medical facilities in their immediate areas. In addition, Toyota Industries Corporation plans to output 10,000 units of the face shields from April 29, while Toyoda Auto Body may commence production from mid-May.

Covid-19: Toyota making 40,000 face shields a month

The output of medical face shields from Toyota Motor Corporation originates from the Teiho and Motomachi plants, while those from Toyota Industries and Toyota Motor East Japan will be made at the Kyowa and Miyagi Ohira plants, respectively. The Kyowa plant will produce around 500 units a day, while the Miyagi Ohira plant will produce around 600 face shields a day, according to the company.

This increase in the rate of production for medical face shields follows the Japanese giant’s outlining of initiatives for relief efforts, which included helping medical equipment manufacturers with applying the Toyota Production System (TPS) to improve productivity. Toyota has also been leveraging its supply chain for essential items such as face masks, personal protective equipment, thermometers and other required items.

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Comments

  • M & B on Apr 28, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Kudos to Toyota Co. and UMW for caring us.

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  • 4bini on Apr 28, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    No big deal bro. Proton alredi making moarr

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  • Trma kasih Akio Toyoda. We are proud of your company for distributing medical items.

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  • Mr Zhaf:

    Ford can produce ventilator, proton just make face shield?
    Face shield is easy to custom using the plastic a4 only, kindly make a full cover gown/ medical equipment such as vital sign monitoring or others
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    Toyota also do the same. What is your comment, Mr Zhaf?

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    • Nazli on Apr 28, 2020 at 10:19 pm

      Ford can produce ventilator, proton just make face shield?
      Face shield is easy to custom using the plastic a4 only, kindly make a full cover gown/ medical equipment such as vital sign monitoring or others

      Honda also do the same. What is your comment, Honda Fans and Mr Zhaf

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    • Frozen on Apr 29, 2020 at 1:29 am

      If Toyota so big conglomerate only can make face shields, Proton toksah malu pun. Proton even started wayyy ahead of Toyota so that is something for Proton to be proud of.

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    • Norlia on Apr 29, 2020 at 11:14 am

      Toyota fanboys dunno where to hide their faces after their idol carmaker could only achieve what Proton had started. Aduih… and this after they bashed Proton for making faceshields. Malu besar siot!

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  • Celup King on Apr 28, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Someone was saying they should have been making ventilators and radioactive machines to kill viruses.

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