Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota City, Aichi, Japan. It was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda and incorporated on August 28, 1937. Toyota is the largest automobile manufacturer in the world, producing about 10 million vehicles per year.  Toyota Motor Corporation brands are Toyota and Lexus


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Toyota Motor Co. Ltd Headquarter in Japan

The Toyota Motor Co. Ltd was first established in 1937 as a spin-off from Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of weaving machinery. The Toyoda Automatic Loom Works was then headed by Japan’s “King of Inventors” Sakichi Toyoda. The patent rights to one of his machines had been sold and provided the seed-money for the development and test-building of Toyota’s first automobiles.

Toyota Motor Corporation is one of the world’s leading automakers, offering a full range of models, from minivehicles to large trucks. Global sales of its Toyota and Lexus brands, combined with those of Daihatsu and Hino.

Besides its own 12 plants and 11 manufacturing subsidiaries and affiliates in Japan, Toyota has 51 manufacturing companies in 26 countries/locations, which produce Lexus- and Toyota-brand vehicles and components.

As of the end of Dec. 2012, Toyota conducts its business worldwide with 52 overseas manufacturing companies in 27 countries and regions. Toyota’s vehicles are sold in more than 160 countries and regions.

Toyota Financial Services provides financial services primarily for vehicle purchases and leasing in more than 30 countries and regions worldwide, accounts for more than 90% of the company’s total sales.

Diversified operations include Telecommunications, Prefabricated Housing, Biotechnology & Afforestation, Marine business with eco-friendly Pleasure Craft and Marine engines.

Toyota Motor Corporation
1, Toyota-cho
Toyota City
Aichi Prefecture Japan 471-8571
Phone: (033) 817-7111


Head Office: 1 Toyota-Cho, Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture 471-8571, Japan. Phone: (0565)28-2121

Tokyo Head Office: 1-4-18 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8701, Japan. Phone: (03) 3817-7111

Nagoya Office: 1-23-22 Izumi, Higashi-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture 461-8711, Japan. Phone: (052) 952-2111


Scion is discontinued, Defunct: August 5, 2016

Scion, established as a separate brand in 2003 as a laboratory to explore new products and processes to attract youth customers, is transitioning back to the Toyota brand in 2016. Scion’s mission was to provide distinctive products, the opportunity to personalize, and an innovative, consumer-driven process at the retail level. The brand features five groundbreaking models with a wide array of standard features: the xD urban subcompact five-door, the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the tC sports coupe, the premium micro-subcompact iQ and the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car. The Scion brand often applies new practices in all aspects of its business and pushes the creativity envelope with non-traditional advertising and marketing to engage young consumers. Scion also supports originality through its programs in the artistic community


Toyota Motor North America

Toyota Motor North America Headquarter

Toyota Motor North America Established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants. There are more than 1,500 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in the United States, which sold more than 2 million vehicles in 2012. Toyota directly employs over 31,000 in the United States and its investment here is currently valued at more than $19.5 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. Toyota’s annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from U.S. suppliers totals over $27.5 billion.

Toyota Motor North America
9 W. 57th St., Ste. 4900
New York, NY 10019-2701
Phone: 212-223-0303



Toyota Research Institute

First announced in November 2015, TRI is a research and development enterprise designed to bridge the gap between fundamental research and product development. Funded by an initial five-year, $1 billion investment, it has been launched with mandates to enhance the safety of automobiles, with the ultimate goal of creating a car that is incapable of causing a crash; increase access to cars to those who otherwise cannot drive, including those with special needs and seniors; help translate outdoor mobility technology into products for indoor mobility; and accelerate scientific discovery by applying techniques from artificial intelligence and machine learning.



Company Name Establishment Main products/activities Capital

(¥ million)

TOYOTA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION Nov. 1926 Manufacture and sales of spinning and weaving machines, industrial vehicles and automobiles; logistics 80,462
AICHI STEEL CORPORATION March 1940 Manufacture and sales of specialty steel, forged steel products and electromagnetic parts 25,016
JTEKT CORPORATION Jan. 2006 Manufacture and sales of machine tools, auto parts 45,591
TOYOTA AUTO BODY CO., LTD. Aug. 1945 Manufacture of auto and special vehicle bodies and parts 10,371
Toyota Tsusho Corporation July 1948 Business transactions related to various items in Japan and between foreign countries, import and export 64,936
AISIN SEIKI CO., LTD. Aug. 1965 Manufacture and sales of auto parts 45,049
DENSO CORPORATION Dec. 1949 Manufacture and sales of electrical components for automobiles and other applications, air conditioning equipment and general appliances and electrical appliances 187,457
TOYOTA BOSHOKU CORPORATION May 1950 Manufacture and sales of vehicle interior parts, filters and power train mechanical parts and textiles 8,400
Towa Real Estate Co., Ltd. Aug. 1953 Owning, managing, buying, selling and renting out land, management and rental 59,450
TOYOTA CENTRAL R&D LABS., INC. Nov. 1960 Fundamental research and testing for technical development for the Toyota Group 3,000
TOYOTA MOTOR EAST JAPAN, INC. July 2012 Manufacture of automobiles and parts, all wheel drive powered wheelchair, automatic vehicle maintenance lift 6,850
TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD. June 1949 Manufacture and sales of rubber, plastic and urethane products, semiconductor related products, electronic products and adhesives 28,027
Hino Motors, Ltd. May 1942 Manufacture and sales of large trucks, buses, small commercial vehicles, passenger vehicles, engines and spare parts 72,717
DAIHATSU MOTOR, CO., LTD. March 1907 Manufacture and sales of automobiles, specialty vehicles and parts 28,404
TOYOTA HOUSING CORPORATION April 2003 Planning, sales, construction and after-sales service of housing 7,400
TOYOTA MOTOR KYUSHU, INC. Feb. 1991 Manufacture and sales of automobiles and parts 45,000
  • Note: As of April 2013.