At the VisualPlant Manufacturing Intelligence Summit, Executive Manufacturing Technologies (EMT) today announced that Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TMMNA) has licensed EMT's VisualPlant Manufacturing Intelligence Software for its largest North American production facility in Georgetown, Kentucky. Georgetown is the single largest Toyota manufacturing facility outside of Japan and employs more than 7,000 workers. It is responsible for the production of the Camry, Avalon and Solara.

Toyota joins other US and international manufacturers such as Ford, DaimlerChrysler, Dana, Gillette, Lear, Magna, TRW Automotive and Visteon that have chosen VisualPlant Manufacturing Intelligence Software for real-time visualization and analysis of plant floor data. VisualPlant provides operational visibility and enables fact-based decision making for all plant- floor operations.

"Toyota is one of the global leaders in manufacturing and its selection of VisualPlant as the manufacturing intelligence software standard demonstrates the worldwide competitiveness of our products," said Dennis Cocco, EMT president and chief executive officer.

"With VisualPlant we are able to meet the requirements of each department from Stamping through Assembly, without multiple customized solutions. This will provide us with a single, integrated enterprise system for gathering and analyzing production information," says Toyota's Greg Wilder, Assistant General Manager, Information Systems.

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