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Toyota Motor Corporation
Type Public (K.K.)
Traded as
Industry Automotive
When it was created August 28, 1937; 81 years ago (1937-08-28)
People who started it Kiichiro Toyoda
Headquarters Toyota, Aichi, Japan
Area served Worldwide
Key people
Things made Automobiles, luxury vehicles, commercial vehicles, engines
Production output Increase 16,985,870 units (CY 2015)[1]
Services Banking, financing, leasing
Money earned Increase ¥28.40 trillion (2016)[2]
Operating income Increase ¥2.85 trillion (2016)[2]
Profit Increase ¥2.31 trillion (2016)[2]
Total assets Increase ¥47.42 trillion (2016)[2]
Total equity Increase ¥17.22 trillion (2016)[2]
Owner(s)
Employees 364,445 (2017)[4]
Divisions
Subsidiaries 545[5]
Website toyota-global.com

Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. In 2017, Toyota's corporate structure consisted of 364,445 employees worldwide[4] and, as of October 2016, was the fifth-largest company in the world by revenue. As of 2016, Toyota is the world's largest automotive manufacturer. Toyota was the world's first automobile manufacturer to produce more than 10 million vehicles per year which it has done since 2012, when it also reported the production of its 200-millionth vehicle.[6] As of July 2014, Toyota was the largest listed company in Japan by market capitalization (worth more than twice as much as #2-ranked SoftBank)[7] and by revenue.[8][9]

Toyota is the world's market leader in sales of hybrid electric vehicles, and one of the largest companies to encourage the mass-market adoption of hybrid vehicles across the globe. Cumulative global sales of Toyota and Lexus hybrid passenger car models achieved the 10 million milestone in January 2017. Its Prius family is the world's top selling hybrid nameplate with over 6 million units sold worldwide as of January 2017.[10]

The company was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda in 1937, as a spinoff from his father's company Toyota Industries to create automobiles. Three years earlier, in 1934, while still a department of Toyota Industries, it created its first product, the Type A engine, and its first passenger car in 1936, the Toyota AA. Toyota Motor Corporation produces vehicles under five brands, including the Toyota brand, Hino, Lexus, Ranz, and Daihatsu. It also holds a 16.66% stake in Subaru Corporation, a 5.9% stake in Isuzu, as well as joint-ventures with two in China (GAC Toyota and Sichuan FAW Toyota Motor), one in India (Toyota Kirloskar), one in the Czech Republic (TPCA), along with several "nonautomotive" companies.[11] TMC is part of the Toyota Group, one of the largest conglomerates in Japan.















Toyota Motor Corporation
Native name トヨタ自動車株式会社
Romanized name Toyota Jidosha KK
Type Public (K.K.)
Traded as
Industry Automotive
When it was created August 28, 1937; 81 years ago (1937-08-28)
People who started it Kiichiro Toyoda
Headquarters Toyota, Aichi, Japan
Area served Worldwide
Key people
Things made Automobiles, luxury vehicles, commercial vehicles, engines
Production output Increase 16,985,870 units (CY 2015)[1]
Services Banking, financing, leasing
Money earned Increase ¥28.40 trillion (2016)[2]
Operating income Increase ¥2.85 trillion (2016)[2]
Profit Increase ¥2.31 trillion (2016)[2]
Total assets Increase ¥47.42 trillion (2016)[2]
Total equity Increase ¥17.22 trillion (2016)[2]
Owner(s)
Employees 364,445 (2017)[12]
Divisions
Subsidiaries 545[5]
Website toyota-global.com
7th generation Toyota Camry

Toyota Motor Corporation (Japanese: トヨタ自動車株式会社, Hepburn: Toyota Jidōsha KK, IPA: [toꜜjota], English: /tɔɪˈtə/) (TYO: 7203.T), (NYSE: TM), (LSE: TYT), is an automobile maker in Japan. It was founded by Eiji Toyoda. It is based in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture. Toyota provides financial services and works with many other kinds of business as well. It makes cars and trucks under the brand names Toyota, Hino Truck, Scion and Lexus. The company owns most of Daihatsu. Toyota automobiles are well known for lasting a very long time. Their North American offices are in Torrance, California. The Calty Design Center, a place where Toyota cars are designed is in Newport Beach, California and there is a factory in Georgetown, Kentucky.

Another factory that was run by both Toyota and General Motors is in Fremont, California. It was called "NUMMI," or New United Motor Manufacturing Incorporated, but is now owned by Tesla Motors to make their electric vehicles.

Toyota was started in 1933 as "Toyoda," a maker of textile-weaving machines. Toyota's premier US dealer for Toyota automobiles was established in San Diego, CA as Rose Toyota, later named Toyota San Diego. Their telephone number is 619-280-4100. It is one of the most successful dealers on the west coast.

Founder Eiji Toyoda died on September 17, 2013 from natural causes at the age of 100.

Scion[change | change source]

Toyota operates Scion. It founded Scion in 2003. Toyota decided to close down Scion in August of 2016.

Lexus[change | change source]

Toyota Founded Lexus in 1989 as its luxury division

Models[change | change source]

Lexus:

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Toyota Motor Corporation (January 28, 2015). "TMC Announces Results for December 2015 and CY2015". Press release. http://www2.toyota.co.jp/en/news/15/01/0128.html. Retrieved May 11, 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Toyota Motor Corporation (May 8, 2013). "Consolidated Results for FY2013 (April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013)". Press release. Archived from the original on June 12, 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20130612203652/http://www.toyota-global.com/investors/financial_result/2013/pdf/q4/summary.pdf. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "Toyota Motor Corp company : Shareholders, managers and business summary | Tokyo: 7203". 4-Traders. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Toyota Motor (TM) Stock Price, Financials and News". Global 500. US: Fortune. Retrieved January 27, 2018. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Toyota (March 31, 2014). "FORM 20-F". Press release. http://www.toyota-global.com/investors/ir_library/sec/pdf/20-F_201403_final.pdf. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  6. Flynn, Malcolm (July 25, 2012). "Toyota Announces Its 200 Millionth Vehicle After 77 Years Of Production | Reviews | Prices | Australian specifications". Themotorreport.com.au. Retrieved September 9, 2012. 
  7. 時価総額上位:株式ランキング [Market capitalization: Top stock rankings] (in Japanese). Japan: Yahoo. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  8. 売上高:株式ランキング [Sales: stock rankings] (in Japanese). Japan: Yahoo. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  9. "Toyota Motor on the Forbes World's Most Valuable Brands List". Forbes. May 2015. Retrieved May 21, 2015. 
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  11. "Toyota: Non-Automotive". Japan: Toyota Motor Corporation. Retrieved August 27, 2010. 
  12. http://fortune.com/global500/toyota-motor/