Wel eens gezien hoe groot Toyota eigenlijk is?

Toyota fabrieken

Toyota is de aller grootste autofabrikant van de wereld. Maar hoe ziet dat er nu uit op de wereldkaart? Waar staan de fabrieken en hoe groot zijn deze? Wij hebben met verbazing zitten kijken in hoeveel landen Toyota auto’s maakt. Kijk eens in Europa hoeveel er al staan en bedenk dat Toyota daar de komende jaren nog wat bij gaat bouwen. Let op alles is in het Engels. 

Elsewhere in this issue, you’ll read about the resurgence of Japanese performance. When it comes to sales performance, though, Toyota is already tops. It has sold more vehicles than any manufacturer for six of the past seven years, topping 10 million sales worldwide in 2014. But last year, many of this giant’s headlines focused on its decision to consolidate its U.S. operations from California, Kentucky, and New York in Plano, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. The stated intent is to integrate disparate engineering, manufacturing, and financial arms into a streamlined entity better equipped to operate in North America. The move is expected to relocate about 4000 employees.

But the U.S. is only a wave in To­yota’s vast ocean. For an enterprise of this scale, the 4000 jobs moving to Plano represent barely 1 percent of its worldwide workforce. The company relies on hundreds of thousands of people in nearly 30 countries to engineer, design, and build the vehicles it sells in more than 160 countries. Here is a look at the infrastructure necessary to be the largest (known) auto manufacturer in the Milky Way.

Facilities key:
Name: PRODUCTS / DATE OPENED / ANNUAL VEHICLE OUTPUT / NO. OF EMPLOYEES
A “—” indicates data is nonapplicable and/or not available.

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NORTH AMERICA

Canada
Canadian Autoparts Toyota: aluminum wheels / 1985 / — / 329
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada: Corolla, Matrix, RAV4, RX / 1988 / 519,000 / 7500
Toyota Canada Cold Research Centre: evaluation / — / — / —

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United States
TABC, California: catalytic converters, steering columns, stamped parts / 1972 / — / 486
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky: Avalon, Camry, Venza, engines / 1988 / 462,000 / 7831
Bodine Aluminum, Missouri and Tennessee: aluminum castings / 1993 / — / 1036
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia: engines, transmissions / 1998 / — / 1242
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana: Highlander, Sequoia, Sienna / 1999 / 297,000 / 5026
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama: engines / 2003 / — / 1036
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas: Tacoma, Tundra / 2006 / 219,000 / 2883
Subaru of Indiana Automotive: Camry / 2007 / 93,000 / 3532
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi: Corolla / 2011 / 130,000 / 1796
Calty Design Research California: design / — / — / —
Calty Design Research Michigan: design, engineering / — / — / —
Toyota Arizona Proving Ground: vehicle evaluation and testing / — / — / —

Mexico
Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California: Tacoma, truck beds / 2004 / 56,000 / 702

NOW WIDELY AVAILABLE

The Toyota cars we get in the U.S. form the basis of its lineup in many countries worldwide. And then there are vehicles like the Vellfire, sold only in Hong Kong.

The following vehicles are Toyota’s most widely available products in its 44 largest global markets:

Scion FR-S (Toyota GT86): 39
Toyota RAV4: 37
Toyota Prius: 36
Lexus CT: 35
Toyota Yaris (Belta): 37
Lexus RX: 37
Lexus IS: 36
Toyota Hilux: 37
Lexus GS: 37
Toyota Corolla: 35

Models sold in the fewest markets are:

Toyota 4Runner: 3
Toyota Etios: 3
Toyota Noah: 2
Toyota Venza: 3
Toyota Mark X: 3
Toyota Comfort: 1
Toyota Wish: 3
Toyota Rush: 2
Toyota Vellfire: 1

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SOUTH AMERICA

Argentina
Toyota Argentina: Fortuner, Hilux / 1997 / 93,000 / 4232

Brazil
Toyota do Brasil: Corolla / 1959 / 83,000 / 5264

Venezuela
Toyota de Venezuela Compania Anonima: Corolla, Fortuner, Hilux / 1981 / 12,000 / 1771

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EUROPE

Belgium
Toyota Motor Europe: regional headquarters / 2005 / — / —

Czech Republic
Toyota Peugeot-Citroën Automobile Czech: Aygo / 2005 / 74,000 / 2425

France
Toyota Motor Manufacturing France: Yaris / 2001 / 201,000 / 3638
Toyota Europe Design Development: design / 2000 / — / —

Germany
Toyota Motorsport Gmbh: motorsports development / 1993 / — / —

Poland
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland: engines, transmissions / 2002 / — / 1659
Toyota Motor Industries Poland: engines / 2005 / — / 779

Portugal
Toyota Caetano Portugal: Dyna / 1968 / — / 190

Turkey
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey: Corolla, Verso / 1994 / 77,000 / 3300

U.K.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing U.K.: Auris, Auris hybrid, Avensis, engines / 1992 / 109,000 / 3891
Toyota Motor Europe: regional headquarters / — / — / —

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AFRICA

Egypt
Arab American Vehicles Co.: Fortuner / 2012 / — / 700

Kenya
Associated Vehicle Assemblers: Land Cruiser / 1977 / — / 204

South Africa
Toyota South Africa Motors: Corolla, Dyna, Fortuner, Hilux / 1962 / 150,000 / 6925

AN EMBARRASSMENT OF CHOICES

Between the Toyota, Lexus, and Scion brands, the corporation sells some 60 different cars and trucks worldwide. Nearly all are available in Japan. The U.S. has the second-widest selection, with 32 different models (including 10 Lexus offerings).

Below, find the number of models in Toyota’s other broad-spectrum markets, with Lexus’s share in parenthesis:

Puerto Rico: 30 (10)
Kuwait: 28 (10)
United Arab Emirates: 27 (10)
South Africa: 26 (8)
Canada: 29 (10)
Oman: 27 (9)
Indonesia: 26 (7)
Hong Kong: 28 (7)
Philippines: 27 (9)
Saudi Arabia: 26 (9)

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ASIA

Bangladesh
Aftab Automobiles: Land Cruiser / 1982 / — / 430

China
Tianjin Fengjin Auto Parts: axles / 1998 / — / 975
Tianjin FAW Toyota Engine Co.: engines / 1998 / — / 2080
Tianjin Toyota Forging Co.: forged parts, CV joints / 1998 / — / 357
Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor Co.: Corolla, Crown, RAV4, Reiz, Vios / 2002 / 454,000 / 12,749
FAW Toyota Engine Co.: engines / 2004 / — / 842
Toyota FAW Dies Co.: stamping dies / 2004 / — / 212
GAC Toyota Engine Co.: engines / 2005 / — / 1533
Sichuan FAW Toyota Motor Co.: Coaster, Land Cruiser, Land Cruiser Prado, Prius / 1999 / 44,000 / 6305
GAC Toyota Motor Co.: Camry, Highlander, Yaris / 2006 / 251,000 / 8073
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing China Co.: research, engineering, evaluation / 2010 / — / —

India
Toyota Kirloskar Motor: Corolla, Etios, Fortuner, Innova / 1999 / 192,000 / 9670
Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts: drivetrain parts / 2002 / — / 1364

Indonesia
PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia: Avanza, Fortuner, Innova, engines / 1970 / 155,000 / 6717
PT Astra Daihatsu Motor: Avanza / 2003 / 231,000 / 10,156
PT Hino Motor Manufacturing Indonesia: Dyna / 2009 / 23,000 / 2369
PT Sugity Creatives: Noah / 2012 / — / 1966

Japan
Honsha Plant: chassis and hybrid-powertrain parts / 1938 / — / 1776
Motomachi Plant: Crown, Estima, Mark X / 1959 / 70,000 / 4085
Kamigo Plant: engines / 1965 / — / 3034
Takaoka Plant: Auris, Corolla, iQ / 1966 / 180,000 / 3293
Miyoshi Plant: transmission and engine parts / 1968 / — / 1456
Tsutsumi Plant: Allion, Camry, Premio, Prius, Scion tC / 1970 / 510,000 / 5045
Myochi Plant: powertrain parts / 1973 / — / 1512
Shimoyama Plant: engines, turbochargers, catalytic converters / 1975 / — / 1535
Kinu-ura Plant: transmission parts / 1978 / — / 3062
Tahara Plant: GS, GX, IS, Land Cruiser, LS, RAV4, Vanguard, Wish, engines / 1979 / 400,000 / 7821
Teiho Plant: mechanical equipment, castings and forgings / 1986 / — / 1083
Hirose Plant: electronic control R&D and production / 1989 / — / 1605
Toyota Motor Kyushu: CT, ES, Harrier, Highlander, HS, IS, RX, Sai, engines, hybrid-system parts / 1992 / 310,000 / 7154
Toyota Motor Hokkaido: transmissions, powertrain parts / 1992 / — / 2394
Toyota Motor East Japan: Aqua, Century, Comfort, Corolla, Isis, ist, Ractis, powertrain parts / 2012 / 340,000 / 7441
Toyota Auto Body Co.: Alphard, Coaster, Estima, Hiace, Land Cruiser, Noah, Prius, Vellfire, Voxy / 1945 / 740,000 / 11,615
Meiko Center: loading of vehicles on ships / 1964 / — / 7
Inazawa Parts Center: receiving and shipping of parts / 1978 / — / 67
Oguchi Parts Center: receiving and shipping of parts / 1978 / — / 176
Kamigo Distribution Center: receiving and shipping of overseas parts / 1968 / — / 300
Tobishima Distribution Center: receiving and shipping of overseas parts / 1988 / — / 158
Toyota Head Office Technical Center: design, engineering, evaluation / 1954 / — / —
Higashi-Fuji Technical Center: engineering / 1966 / — / —
Tokyo Design Research & Laboratory: design and research / 1963 / — / —
Shibetsu Proving Ground: evaluation / 1984 / — / —
Toyota Central Research & Development Laboratories: design / 1960 / — / —



Malaysia
Assembly Services: Fortuner, Hiace, Hilux, Innova, Vios, engines / 1968 / 71,000 / 3013

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Pakistan
Indus Motor Co.: Corolla, Hilux / 1993 / 43,000 / 2305

Philippines
Toyota Motor Philippines: Innova, Vios / 1989 /3 1,000 / 1817
Toyota Autoparts Philippines: drivetrain parts / 1992 / — / 1468

Russia
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Russia: Camry / 2007 / — / 1652

Taiwan
Kuozui Motors: Camry, Corolla, Innova, Vios, Wish, Yaris, engines, stamped parts / 1986 / 167,000 / 4131

Thailand
Toyota Motor Thailand: Camry, Corolla, Fortuner, Hilux, Prius, Vios, Yaris / 1964 / 881,000 / 17,344
Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Engineering and Manufacturing Co.: engineering and evaluation / 2003 / — / —
Siam Toyota Manufacturing Co.: engines, drivetrain parts / 1989 / — / 3225
Toyota Auto Works Co.: Hiace / 2012 / — / 313

Vietnam
Toyota Motor Vietnam Co.: Camry, Corolla, Fortuner, Hiace, Innova, Vios / 1996 / 22,000 / 1670

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AUSTRALIA
Toyota Motor Corporation Australia: Camry, engines / 1963 / 101,000 / 4183
Toyota Technical Center Asia Pacific Australia: engineering and evaluation / 2003 / — / —