The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Massive Japan
Map of the world automotive competition is no longer predictable. Therefore, a number of automotive manufacturers are now busy to do a collaboration. Formerly hitting each other, can now embrace each other. At least the portrait is seen on four wheels manufacturer Japanese brands.
Formerly hitting each other, can now embrace each other.
The latest news comes from Toyota. Japanese automotive giant decided to cooperate with Suzuki. They agreed to undertake technology development, good environmental, safety and information, and mutual supply of products and components, to the financing. This ruling was established to continue the plan of cooperation that has been blown up in October 2016 ago. Similarly, reported Paultan.
This news certainly surprised many, even had time to confuse the observers the world automotive industry. How not, as such, more and more grand alliance among Japan's current products.
In his press conference, Toyota President Akio Toyoda and Suzuki Chairman Osamu Suzuki, as reported by Asia the Nikkei , said this partnership is a strategic step for the automotive industry staring ahead. "We're in a state of rapid changes in the automotive industry, the company must have the ability to respond to change in order to survive," said Toyoda.
Step Toyota pick cooperation with Suzuki would be questioned by many parties. Moreover, Toyota is no longer a best-selling car brand in the world after Volkswagen had just deposed. Previous Toyota for four years in a row to get the highest throne in the world of car sales. But in 2016, Toyota coupled with sales of Hino Motors Ltd. and Daihatsu Motor Co., only managed to record the numbers 10.175 million units. The sales increased by only 0.2 percent.
While VW throughout 2016, was able to record sales of 10.3 million units for cars, trucks and buses, with an increase of 3.8 percent. Similarly, reported Automotivenews.
Yet Toyota still can not be underestimated, carrying giant manufacturers that already has an alliance with several other automotive companies. Toyota currently has a 16.5 percent stake in Subaru, and had also established strategic partnerships with Mazda in 2015 ago.
In addition, Toyota is now fully annexed the stock Daihatsu by raising the shareholding from 51 percent to 100 percent at the start of 2016. Toyota also has a 5.9 percent stake in Isuzu, and has a few percent stake in Hino. This means that with increasing Suzuki entered the business circle, Toyota could become a great power forward. Similarly, reported Japannese Car.
While Suzuki, previously also had a business partnership with Volkswagen for two years. However, recently got involved in a scandal Volkswagen diesel engines. Although partnerships are still in the form of the exploration phase and nothing is set in such cooperation, it may be appropriate for Suzuki to hold Toyota hopes to move forward in the pulley in many ways. | VIVA.co.id