Toyota kicks robots from factories

May 5, 2014 at 8:28 pm

While the vast majority of industries are tending towards greater automation, Toyota Motor Corp. begins in the automotive reverse process. As told in an interview with Bloomberg veteran Toyota Mitsuri Kawai concern plans to gradually replace the robotic assembly lines, human beings, first in Japan and then in overseas factories.

Toyota Company Pic

Toyota Company Pic


Exhaust the company for over 50 years Kawai has been put in charge of the program return to the factories personally masters head Toyota Akio Toyoda. The project is a beautiful name “Return of the Gods” – the gods (“kami -sama” in Japanese) in the company formerly known as highly skilled handyman. “We must get back to basics, hone and develop our skills,” – says Kawai. Akio Toyoda believes that the pursuit of an amount (the last few years Toyota increased its production by half a million cars a year and preparing for the first time in history to overcome the barrier of 10 million collected for the year car), the company lost sight of quality. Point of no return was the tragic story of the unintended acceleration of cars: in addition to record reviews and penalties, it turned around at least 13 deaths.

Toyota Company image

Toyota Company image

The implication is that people, unlike machines will notice unusual defects, more precarious and thorough approach to the verification of their work. However, the mass return of people to plants it is not: for example, in Japan for the last year only created 100 new jobs for the “gods.”

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