CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT THROUGH 5S
5S is a system that helps to eliminate all kinds of waste in a workplace and supports workplace improvement. Standing for
- SET in ORDER
- SWEEP and SHINE
5S was implemented by Toyo Tire & Rubber Australia Limited in 2003 with the aim to improve every aspect of the production divisions, from environmental issues through to process efficiencies.
Seeing great improvements with the implementation in these divisions, the tyre division then adopted 5S later that year.
Adoption of 5S has led to Toyo Tires & Rubber Australia Limited being able to limit the effect of increasing costs (such as raw materials, freight, plant and equipment), while also improving the efficiency of receiving the Toyo Tires products for the user.
Toyo Tires & Rubber Australia Limited has Australia-wide business activities in manufacturing and tyre sales.
Manufacturing activities are:
- Rubber mixing (Rubber Products – Minto, NSW), and
- Production of automotive products (Automotive Parts – Minto, NSW)
Tyre Sales activity includes the importation and sales of Toyo brand tyre products as the national distributor in Australia.
Toyo Tires & Rubber Australia Limited is committed to providing:
- The manufacture and supply of quality rubber compounds and rubber based products,
- The manufacture and supply of quality rubber moulded products and services, and
- Our customers with quality tyre related goods and services,
all of which conform to the contractual requirements of our customers and all applicable regulatory authorities, with the aim of satisfying our customer’s needs.
To ensure Toyo Tires & Rubber Australia Limited achieves its objectives for quality, all employees are involved and actively support our Quality Policy and the principles behind the Quality System.
In order to achieve this objective, Toyo Tires & Rubber Australia Limited has implemented and maintains an effective and efficient Quality Management System incorporating the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 for Toyo Rubber Products and Tyres, and ISO/TS 16949:2009 for Automotive Parts. Conformity of systems to meet customer requirements is based on objective evidence.
The successful implementation and maintenance of the system ensures that all personnel are conversant with the company’s strategy, goals and objectives to continually improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our system.
Our commitment to quality is driven by senior management, extending to all functions and all levels of the organisation. The Quality Manual, Procedures and supporting documentation are available to all staff.