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Toyota to buy 13 million air bag inflators from Takata rival

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 05:50
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RAMPING UP: Toyota has asked Nippon Kayaku to expand its production facilities so that it can supply the carmaker with more than 13 million inflators from next July until 2020.

Tokyo

TOYOTA Motor Corp, seeking to reduce its risk from potentially lethal Takata Corp air bag inflators, will buy millions of the component from smaller parts maker Nippon Kayaku Co, people familiar with the matter said.

The Japanese carmaker asked the second tier supplier last