Toyota Motor Corp. reportedly is planning to purchase more steel from Chinese and South Korean firms due to a dearth of the material in Japan. Reuters quotes a Japanese newspaper last week as saying Toyota will begin buying steel sheet for doors and major exterior parts from South Korea’s Posco. Posco reportedly will begin supplying Toyota as early as 2006. Toyota currently uses just a small amount of steel from Posco for interior parts, purchasing about 80% of steel sheet from Japanese ...
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