For Ontario, Canada production contact:                        
 
Greig Mordue (519) 241-8355 
                        gmordue@tmmc.ca
 
Mike Goss
                    Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America
                     (859) 746-6676
                     mike.goss@tema.toyota.com
 
North American Toyota production expected to reach 100 per cent in September
Parts recovery is earlier than anticipated
 
Toronto, ON, (June 16, 2011) – North American vehicle production levels are expected to return to 100 percent in September, Toyota said today. Production is recovering earlier than originally anticipated following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
 
On average, current production has improved to more than 80 percent through August.  Eight of the company’s 12 North American-built models returned to 100 percent production on June 6.
 
“We applaud the many, many team members and suppliers who have worked tirelessly to help get us back to 100 per cent production volume,” said Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada President, Brian Krinock.  “Considering the devastation in Japan, we are very appreciative of the incredible effort required to make this happen. Over the next months, we will focus on recovering as much production as possible at TMMC.”
 
"Toyota's manufacturing team members in North America and around the world are the best in the business." said Tony Wearing, Managing Director, Toyota Canada, Inc.  "Their efforts mean that Canadian customers can shop with confidence because our dealerships have vehicles with more arriving daily,” added Wearing “During our Big Selection Big Savings promotion, customers also have the benefit of aggressive cash and incentives offers.”
 
TMMC produces the Toyota Corolla, Matrix, and RAV4 and the Lexus RX350. The Lexus RX350 and Toyota RAV4 will ramp up to 100 per cent production in September from their current 60 per cent and 25 per cent levels.  The Corolla/Matrix line returned to 100 per cent production on June 6.
 
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About Toyota in Canada
Toyota employs over 18,000 team members and associates at its Canadian operations including Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI), Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. (TMMC), and Canadian Autoparts Toyota Inc. (CAPTIN). 
 
 
Previous updates:
 
 Toyota Expects Large Recovery Due to 2nd-half Production Pickup; Production Near Normal After July
 
TOKYO, JAPAN (June 10, 2011) --Toyota forecast today that it will reach nearly normal production after July; it will begin making up for lost earthquake/tsunami production in October and finish the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011 with a 280 billion yen net profit. The news came at a press conference today inJapan. The company projects selling 7.24 million vehicles during the fiscal year approximately the same range as the past fiscal year in which it sold 7.30 million units.Toyota expects net revenues for the fiscal year of 18.6 trillion yen.
 
The company said it would lose about 800,000 units of production during the first half of the year, make up about 350,000 units during the second half for a net loss of 450,000 units as a result of the March 11 earthquake/tsunami. It said that while there may be some discrepancies between models and regions, production will be at near normal levels after July.
 
Along with positive news about production and profits,Toyota said it would aggressively invest in the future this fiscal year by increasing it’s spending on equipment and facilities along with research and development. Specifically, it forecast spending 720 billion yen, up 77.7 billion, on equipment and facilities, and 760 billion yen, up 29.7 billion, on R & D.
 
For more information on the forecast, please visit:
 
 
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TMC to Boost Japan Production to 90% of Normal in June
 
May 31, 2011 - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) said today it plans to ramp up production inJapanto 90 percent of normal in June.
 
The 90 percent level is a sharp improvement over the 70 percent level of production estimated by TMC as recently as May 11 and reflects faster-than-expected repairs by suppliers impacted by the earthquake and tsunami that struck northeasternJapanon March 11.
 
The company is working hard to deliver vehicles to waiting customers – even just one day sooner.
 
 
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TOYOTA TO BOOST NORTH AMERICAN PRODUCTION EARLIER THAN EXPECTED

  
TORONTO, Ontario (May 11, 2011) – Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) will boost production earlier than expected following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  Beginning in June, overall North American production will reach approximately 70 per cent of normal levels, up from approximately 30 per cent in May.
  
The improvement in parts availability from Japan is the result of countermeasure activities implemented by affected suppliers.  Toyota will continue to evaluate production model-by-model on a monthly basis, with a goal to return to fully normalized production by late this year. 
  
Models returning to 100 per cent production in June are Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, Sequoia, Sienna, and Venza.  
  
In Canada, the Corolla, Matrix and RX are all achieving production gains earlier than previously projected.  The Corolla and Matrix line will return to 100 per cent production. Meanwhile, Lexus RX 350 production will increase to 60 per cent. RAV4 production will be 25 per cent of normal levels.  In Canada, the Toyota Corolla and Lexus RX 350 are the top-selling vehicles in their respective brands. 
 
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Toyota Outlines Timeline for Restoring Normal Production
 
TOYOTA CITY, JAPAN, April 22, 2011 -- After an in-depth analysis of its suppliers affected by the earthquake and tsunami, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced today that global production will begin to ramp up as soon as July in Japan and August in North America, with all models back to normal production by November or December 2011.
 
The one-month difference in the start date is due to the time required to ship parts from Japan to overseas plants.
 
“To all the customers who made the decision to buy a vehicle made by us, I sincerely apologize for the enormous delay in delivery,” said TMC President Akio Toyoda at a press conference in Japan today announcing the normalization timeline.
 
Currently, manufacturing plants in Japan are working at 50 per cent of capacity due to parts availability, while those in North America are operating at 30 per cent of capacity because of the parts supply situation. 
 
The company said it plans to continue procuring parts from the same suppliers, but it will consider substitute parts from other suppliers.  TMC said there are approximately 150 parts affecting new-vehicle production, mainly electronic, rubber and plastic-related.  However, replacement parts for sales service and repair are available. 
 
TMC also said it is continuing to do all it can to minimize the impact on employment.  In North America, it was announced earlier this week that there are no plans for layoffs. 
 
“Our entire company is committed to solving the problems before us,” Toyoda said, “so that we can achieve production recovery even one day sooner.”
 
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Contacts:        Greig Mordue (519) 241-8355
                        gmordue@tmmc.ca
 
 
Toyota adjusts May production in North America
 
TORONTO, ON (April 19, 2011) – Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) plans to adjust production in May due to parts availability following the March 11 Japan earthquake and tsunami. 
 
Previously, TEMA had announced production suspensions on Mondays and Fridays during the period April 15 through April 25.  TEMA will continue the Monday and Friday production suspension pattern during the period April 26-June 3.  During the same period, production will run at 50 per cent on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.   
 
Additionally, Canadian production will be suspended the week of May 23 (in conjunction with the scheduled Victoria Day holiday) and U.S. production will be suspended the week of May 30 (in conjunction with the scheduled Memorial Day holiday).   
 
No layoffs are planned during this period.  Team members will utilize non-production time for training and plant improvement activities.
 
TEMA is trying to continue production as much as possible with its workforce intact in order to facilitate a smooth transition back to full production when all parts are available.
 
Production plans beyond June 3 will be determined at a later date.
 
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Toyota Announces Japan Production Plan for May 10 - June 3
 
(April 15, 2011) - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) offers its most-sincere sympathies to those affected by the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake.

As TMC continues to address its production situation in Japan following the disaster, it has decided that vehicle production from May 10 to June 3 will proceed at approximately 50 per cent of normal. TMC will decide on production after this period after assessing the situation of its suppliers and other related companies.

Today’s decision follows TMC’s previously announced decision to produce vehicles at all its Japanese vehicle-production facilities from April 18 to April 27 at approximately 50 per cent of normal and for all production facilities to enter their annual spring holiday through May 9.

TMC deeply apologizes to its customers for not being able to build every vehicle to meet their desired specifications due to limited parts.
 
 
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For Ontario, Canada production contact:
 
                        Greig Mordue (519) 241-8355
                        gmordue@tmmc.ca
 
Toyota adjusting North American production
 
TORONTO, Ontario. (April 8, 2011) – Toyota is adjusting North American production due to parts availability following the March 11 Japan earthquake.
 
Over the next few weeks, Toyota’s North American vehicle plants will operate on a reduced schedule, with production suspended on April 15, 18, 21*, 22**, and 25.  Most of the company’s North American engine and component plants will follow the same schedule.  Future production plans will be determined at a later date.
 
On these non-production days, the company will continue to provide employment for its approximately 25,000 regular North American team members.   Team members not required to work may report to work for training and plant improvement activities, use vacation, or take unpaid time off.
 
On average, around 85 per cent of the parts and materials for the 12 North American-built Toyota and Lexus models are sourced from 500 suppliers on this continent.  While production of some parts and materials continues in Japan, Toyota is working closely with affected suppliers in order to minimize the impact. 
The situation in Japan affects many automakers and many other industries.  Extraordinary efforts are underway to help suppliers recover.  Toyota is slowing down to conserve parts yet maintain production as much as possible and appreciates the flexibility of  team members, suppliers and dealers as we work through these issues.
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*The Georgetown, Ky. plant will build vehicles on April 21.
**Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada will be closed for Good Friday on April 22.
 
 
Toyota To Resume Vehicle Production At All Japan Plants From April 18-27
 
(April 8, 2011) - TMC announced early this morning that it will resume vehicle production at all plants in Japan from April 18 through April 27.
 
Production volume is planned to be approximately 50 per cent of normal. The company will then enter its annual spring break and close plants through May 9 to observe the “Golden Week” national holiday in Japan. A decision on production at Japanese plants after the holiday will be made at a later date.
 
Here’s a recap of current scheduled production in Japan:
  • Replacement parts and overseas parts plants – Open
  • Prius, Lexus CT 200h and HS 250h plants – Open
  • The rest of Japanese vehicle assembly plants – Open April 18-27
  • Planned “Golden Week” national holiday shutdown – April 28 – May 9
  • Post-holiday Production – to be announced at a later date after assessing the parts supply situation. 
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Akio Toyoda Statement: To All Those Affected by the Tohoku Earthquake
 
(March 29, 2011, Posted at 10:00 AM EDT) On March 27, Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda visited the region of Japan most affected by the earthquake/tsunami, then issued a statement of support, followed by a commitment by the company to donate 50 vehicles to support relief efforts in the area. Here’s Akio’s personal message to people in the damaged area:

To All Those Affected by the Tohoku Earthquake

I offer my prayers to all those who lost their lives in the March 11 Tohoku earthquake and its ensuing aftermath, as well as my sympathy to the survivors and their families.

Not only is the struck region one of our production bases, those directly hit and vastly affected include our dealers, suppliers and numerous other partners.

I went to Miyagi Prefecture on March 27.  Seeing the devastation with my own eyes brought home to me the depth of destruction and the atmosphere of sadness caused by the disaster.  Seeing the situation for myself made me more determined to continue to provide useful support.

I visited government offices in Ohira Village and in Taiwa Town, which have supported our business activities in their locales.  I also went to Sendai Port, to our dealerships and to our factories that produce vehicles and parts.

Although time was limited, through visiting the affected area and seeing people there trying step-by-step to get over the agony of their losses, I became strongly determined to return smiles to the faces of the people in the Tohoku region by reviving manufacturing there as soon as possible.

We believe that returning as quickly as possible to daily life can play an important part in bringing the hope of a better tomorrow at our plants, our team members once again working together, supporting each other and creating a positive atmosphere and, at our dealerships, warm and friendly staff once again welcoming customers.

We at Toyota will continue doing all we can to be of assistance to the people affected.

Akio Toyoda, President
Toyota Motor Corporation
 
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(March 22, 2011; Posted at 7:00 AM EDT)  - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has decided to continue the vehicle-production halt started on March 14 at all plants in Japan (including subsidiary vehicle manufacturers) through March 26. A decision on when vehicle production will resume in Japan has yet to be made. 
  
Meanwhile, TMC parts plants in Japan resumed production of replacement parts for vehicles already on the market on March 17 and resumed the production of parts for overseas production on March 21. 
  
Regarding Toyota's North American operations, so far the impact remains limited. All 13 North American vehicle and engine plants are running normally, although overtime has been curtailed to conserve parts that come from suppliers in Japan. Toyota now makes 12 different models in North America, including high-volume vehicles such as Camry, Corolla, RAV4, and Lexus RX 350.   Those models account for just over 80 percent of all Toyota and Lexus vehicles sold in Canada.

Inventory at Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships across Canada remains generally good, with a complete selection of vehicles available to customers for the spring market.

We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.

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(March 16, 2011; Posted at 3:15 PM EDT) - Regarding Toyota's North American operations, so far the impact is limited. All 13 North American vehicle and engine plants are running normally, although overtime has been curtailed for now to assure we maintain adequate inventories of parts that come from Japan. In addition, since most parts and materials for Toyota's North American-built vehicles are provided by suppliers in North America, this helps insulate Toyota's North American plants from production interruptions in Japan.

Regarding dealerships in Canada, inventories are good with adequate levels of supply.  Toyota now makes 12 different models in North America, including high-volume vehicles such as Camry, Corolla, RAV4, and Lexus RX 350, and just over 80 percent of all Toyota and Lexus vehicles sold in Canada are made in North America.  
  
Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan is donating 300 million yen (approximately $3.75 million) to support relief efforts.
 
We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.
 
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(March 16, 2011; Posted at 7:00 AM EDT) - We continue to place priority on supporting the relief efforts in the regions affected and ensuring that our team members, the employees at subsidiary vehicle manufacturers and at our suppliers—and all their respective family members—are safe. 
 
With that in mind, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has decided to continue the vehicle-production halt started on March 14 at all plants in Japan (including subsidiary vehicle manufacturers) through March 22.
 
A decision on when vehicle production will resume in Japan has yet to be made. 
 
Separately, we will resume production of replacement parts for vehicles already on the market beginning March 17. This will allow us to take care of current Toyota owners who may need repairs.
 
Additionally, in an effort to keep production lines moving overseas, we plan to restart production of parts for overseas production on March 21. 
 
We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.
 
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(March 14, 2011, 9:30 a.m.) - We continue to place priority on supporting the relief efforts in the regions affected and ensuring that our team members, the employees at subsidiary vehicle manufacturers and at our suppliers—and all their respective family members—are safe.   
 
To that end, we are halting production at all plants in Japan (including subsidiary vehicle manufacturers) from March 14 through March 16.  
 
We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.
 
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Toyota's associates and team members in North America extend our heartfelt sympathy and deepest condolences to the people of Japan, our colleagues and their families.
 
Our utmost concern has been the safety of all Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) team members and team members at our partner companies in the Tohoku region.
 
TMC has established a company-wide emergency task force to continually assess the situation and take initial measures.
 
There have been no reported injuries at Toyota operations, including the Tokyo head office, the Higashifuji facility, Tochigi office, Yamanashi office, Toyota Motor Tohoku facilities and at TMC subsidiary vehicle manufacturers.
 
While TMC plants were able to restart production on 3/11, plants that stopped production are Toyota subsidiary plants that produce parts and vehicles, including:
  • Toyota Motor Hokkaido Plant
  • Toyota Motor Tohoku Plant
  • Central Motor Corporation Miyagi Plant, which also produces the Yaris model.
  • Kanto Auto Works Iwate Plant, which also produces the Scion xB and Scion xD.
Employees at these facilities were evacuated to safe areas.
 
We are now conducting a detailed survey of each plant to determine the extent of any damage. We are also currently assessing the situation at our suppliers, dealers and the impact on North American import vehicles.
 
As we are committed to ensuring the safety of our team members and their families, Toyota has decided to suspend production at all TMC plants, as well as all subsidiary vehicle-manufacturing plants on Monday, March 14th.
 
Toyota’s number one priority is to support our team members at TMC, our partner companies, suppliers and dealers through this situation. On behalf of the company globally, TMC is moving to donate 300 million yen (approximately $3.75 million) for relief and recovery efforts in communities affected by the Tohoku Earthquake and is also considering the provision of goods and services as needed.
 
We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.
 
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