Global Parts & Logistics

The Global Parts & Logistics Division has 164 sites operated by 76 subsidiaries in 38 countries around the world. The division has approximately 15,600 members worldwide including in Japan.

The division has established a global automotive parts supply chain by setting up an optimally integrated logistics system using these sites and related networks.

Other operations include tire and wheel assembly and other assembly businesses, a production business for airbag cushions and other parts, as well as an interior and exterior parts and accessories business covering all aspects of operations from planning and development through raw materials procurement and processing.

The division successfully serves the diverse needs of its customers by combining its global logistics network, supply-and-demand management functions, and unique manufacturing functions into a multifunctional service.

Parts logistics
Parts logistics
Tire and wheel assembly
Tire and wheel assembly
Main Products & Services

Automobile parts, logistics business, tire and wheel assembly business, and other businesses

Associated Companies

Value Creation Business

Achieving Optimal Value Chains

The division achieves small lot, high-frequency deliveries to multiple makers and suppliers through mixed loading and consolidated transportation ("milk-run") and relay station logistics ("cross-dock") provided by in-house logistics sites in countries around the world and by using global logistics networks that employ IT. By adding order-and-inventory management and other supply-and-demand management functions, the division offers parts logistics services tailored to customer needs, make possible stable parts supply, transportation cost reductions, shorter delivery lead times, and minimal inventories. In its accessories and materials business, the division provides various forms of added value within the supply chains for each product in areas ranging from product planning, design, and development to product supply, production preparation, and quality control.

The division has also established systems to optimize manufacturers' value chains through operations in the technopark business, parts assembly business, vehicle transport business, accessory-and-conversion business, and other businesses. As market needs change, the division continually creates new value by combining these various functions for customers in innovative ways.

Value Chains Provided by the Global Parts & Logistics Division

Automotive Value Chains Provided by the Global Parts & Logistics Division

Business Lines of the Global Parts & Logistics Division

Business Lines of the Global Parts & Logistics Division

Feature 1

By using its logistics sites in countries around the world and combining the provision of optimal, integrated logistics with order-and-inventory management and other supply-and-demand management functions, the division offers parts logistics services that contribute to stable parts supply, reduce transportation costs, shorten delivery lead times, and minimize inventories. In its accessories and materials business, the division provides various forms of added value in areas ranging from product planning, design, and development to product supply, production preparation, and quality control.


Feature 2

The division has established systems to optimize manufacturers' supply chains through operations in the technopark, tire and wheel assembly, vehicle transport, accessory-and-conversion, and other businesses. As market needs change, the division continually creates new value by combining these various functions for customers in innovative ways.

Initiatives in the Third Quarter of the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2021

With the aim of expanding fuel cell sales, the division entered in an exclusive marketing agreement for Japan with SFC Energy AG of Germany, which holds that world's largest shares for manufacture and sales of compact fuel cells rated 500W or lower, in September 2020. Going forward, the division will diversify buyers and applications of fuel cells.

Global Production Parts & Logistics business project introduction