(TORONTO, ON – December 10, 2012) – It all began in November of 1938, when the Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) commenced operations of its Koromo Plant in Japan. Over the coming decades the company would go on to redefine the automobile industry, with revolutionary vehicles and ambitious global expansion, including into Canada.
As TMC embarks on its next 75 years and Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) looks forward to its 50th anniversary in 2014 – Toyota remains as focused as ever on the same core values and principles that enabled it to become a respected and trusted brand.
“TCI, as with Toyota operations throughout the world, has benefited from TMC’s consistently disciplined approach to meet customer wants, its unwavering commitment to delivering quality vehicles that are durable and reliable, and the ability to always remain at the forefront of innovation,” commented Seiji Ichii, President and Chief Executive Officer of TCI. “As we look to the future, we will continue to leverage TMC’s approach and leadership so we can provide Canadians with ever-better cars.”
To commemorate the occasion of its anniversary, TMC has launched a special website that can be accessed at http://www.toyota-global.com/company/history_of_toyota/75years. Under the banner of “75 years of Toyota: Ever-better Cars,” the site chronicles TMC through the decades. It includes everything from specific yearly milestones to the principles and philosophy that are at the core of Toyota’s long-term success.
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion cars, SUVs and trucks. Toyota is the first full-line manufacturer to make all of the elements of the Star Safety System standard on every vehicle starting in 2011. The Star Safety System includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST). TCI’s head office is in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver.
Toyota employs over 600 at its head office, regional offices and parts and distribution centres across Canada. Toyota also employs 18,000 team members at its Canadian corporate operations, including two assembly plants in Southwestern Ontario, an aluminum wheel manufacturing plant in Delta, B.C., a cold weather research facility in Northern Ontario and over 300 Toyota, Lexus and Scion Dealerships. A consistent award winner for product quality and ownership satisfaction, Toyota has sold over four million vehicles in Canada. More information about Toyota is available at media.toyota.ca or www.toyota.ca.