Car-makers’ Productivity Gap Narrows
European and US car manufacturers are catching up with their Japanese counterparts in Europe in terms of productivity. Toyota, Honda and Nissan averaged 87.5 cars per worker, in a report issued by the World Markets Research Centre – the European average is 58.
6 cars/worker. But the gap is narrowing; Europe-based Japanese companies improved productivity by 5.4 per cent last year, while the improvement average for non-Japanese European manufacturers was 7 per cent.