History of Toyota (1960-1969)

New Model Introductions,
Productions, Sales and Exports
Year Business Development,
Plants and Facilities
1960 • Main Building is completed.
•Toyota Central Research & Development Laboratories, Inc. is established.

Main Building of Toyota Head Office

• Publica is announced.


'61 • Publica dealerships (currently Toyota Corolla dealerships) start operations.
• Total Quality Control (TQC) is adopted throughout company.
• Haruhi Plant (currently Haruhi Center) is completed.
• 1 millionth Toyota vehicle is produced domestically. '62 • Labor-Management Joint Declaration is signed.
• Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd. is established.

Signing ceremony for Labor-Management Joint Declaration

• RK170B light bus (currently Coaster) is announced. '63
• Crown Eight, FA100 and DA100 heavy-duty trucks are announced. '64
• Toyota Sports 800 is announced. '65 • The Deming Prize for major advances in quality improvement is awarded.
• Kamigo Plant starts operations.

The Deming Prize is awarded

• Corolla is announced.


'66 • Takaoka Plant starts operations.
• Enter into business partnership with Hino Motors, Ltd.
• Higashifuji Proving Ground is completed.

Higashifuji Proving Ground

• Toyota 2000GT, Hiace and Miniace are announced.

Toyota 2000GT speed trial

'67 • Toyota Auto dealerships (currently Netz Toyota dealerships) start operations.
• Enter into business partnership with Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.
• Hilux, Corolla Sprinter and Corona Mark II are announced. '68 • Miyoshi Plant starts operations.
• Cumulative exports reach 1 million units.
• Annual domestic sales reach 1 million units.

Cumulative exports reach 1 million units


ยง Entries in blue refer to Toyota overseas operations.