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Toyota Motor Corporation

Native nameトヨタ自動車株式会社
Romanized nameToyota Jidosha KK
Kabushiki gaisha (JPN)
Public (US)
Traded asTYO: 7203
FoundedAugust 28, 1937
Founder(s)Kiichiro Toyoda
HeadquartersToyota, Aichi, Japan
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleFujio Cho (Chairman)
Akio Toyoda (President and CEO)
ProductsAutomobiles, commercial vehicles, engines, motorcycles Production output 9,909,440 units (CY 2012)[1]
ServicesBanking, financing, leasing
Revenue ¥22.064 trillion (FY 2013) [2]
Operating income ¥1.320 trillion (FY 2013) [2]
Profit ¥962.1 billion (FY 2013)[2]
Total assets ¥35.483 trillion (FY 2013)[2]
Total equity ¥12.773 trillion (FY 2013)[2]
ParentToyota Group
Subsidiaries522 (Toyota Group)
WebsiteToyota Global
Toyota Motor Corporation (トヨタ自動車株式会社 Toyota Jidōsha KK?, IPA: [toꜜjota]) /tɔɪˈoʊtə/, abbreviated TMC, is a Japanese multinational automaker headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. In 2010, Toyota employed 300,734 people worldwide,[3] and was the third-largest automobile manufacturer in 2011 by production behind General Motors and Volkswagen Group.[4] Toyota is the eleventh-largest company in the world by revenue. In July 2012, the company reported it had manufactured its 200-millionth vehicle.[5] 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, in 1936, its first passenger car, the Toyota AA. Toyota Motor Corporation group companies are Toyota (including the Scion brand), Lexus, Daihatsu, and Hino Motors,[6] along with several "nonautomotive" companies.[7] TMC is part of the Toyota Group, one of the largest conglomerates in the world. Contents [hide]

1 Corporate governance
1.1 Financial results
2 History
3 Logo and branding
3.1 Marketing
3.1.1 Japan
3.2 Sports
4 Company strategy
4.1 Operations
4.2 Worldwide presence
4.2.1 North America
5 Product line
5.1 Electric technology
5.1.1 Hybrid electric vehicles
5.1.2 Plug-in hybrids
5.1.3 All-electric vehicles
5.1.4 Hydrogen fuel-cell
5.2 Cars
5.2.1 SUVs and crossovers
5.2.2 Pickup trucks
5.2.3 Luxury-type vehicles
6 Motorsport
6.1 TRD
7 Non-automotive activities
7.1 Aerospace
7.2 Philanthropy
7.3 Higher education
7.4 Robotics
7.5 Agricultural biotechnology
8 Environmental record
9 Production and sales numbers
10 See also
11 References
12 External links
Corporate governance [edit]

Principal headquarters building of Toyota

Another Toyota headquarters building in Toyota City, Japan
Toyota is headquartered in Toyota City, Aichi.[8] The main headquarters of Toyota is located in a three story building in Toyota. As of 2006 the head office has the "Toyopet" Toyota logo and the words "Toyota Motor". The Toyota Technical Center, a 14-story building, and the Honsha plant, Toyota's second plant engaging in mass production and formerly named the Koromo plant, are adjacent to one another in a location near the headquarters. Vinod Jacob from The Hindu described the main headquarters building as "modest".[9] In 2013 company head Akio Toyoda reported that it had difficulties retaining foreign employees at the headquarters due to the lack of amenities in Toyota.[10] Its Tokyo office is located in Bunkyo, Tokyo. Its Nagoya office is located in Nakamura-ku, Nagoya.[8] In addition to manufacturing automobiles, Toyota provides financial services through its Toyota Financial Services division, and also builds robots.

Akio Toyoda, CEO of Toyota, at the annual results press conference, May 11, 2011

Toyota's global network:
Red - Japan
Green - Official dealership(s) present.
Blue - Localized manufacturing...
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