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Exterior view

Exterior view

Overview

Start of production
November 1938
Site area
550,000 m2
Business activities & products
Forged parts, hybrid transaxle, frames, rear axle beams
Production results for 2011
Forged parts: 63,000 t;
Hybrid transaxle: 420,000 units;
Frames: 210,000 units;
Rear axle beams: 1.33 million units
Number of employees
4,262 persons, of which 2,027 belong to the Production Engineering Division
Note:
The number of employees is as of end of December 2011, and excludes fixed-term employees and short-term employees.

Events

Year
Month
Events
1935
December
Ground-breaking ceremony
1938
November
Production commenced
Day of completion ceremony (November 3) set as the company's foundation date
1939
January
GB large truck production commenced
1941
February
AE passenger car ('Shin-Nihon-Go') production commenced
1942
March
KB truck production commenced
1947
April
Stout (SB small truck) production commenced (production shifted to Tahara Plant in 1978)
October
Production of SA compact passenger car (Toyopet) commenced
1951
August
Production of Land Cruiser (four-wheel drive model BJ) commenced
1953
September
Toyopet Super production commenced
1954
September
Toyoace production commenced
1955
January
Crown Master production commenced
1956
May
Toyopet Route Truck RK52 (renamed Dyna in 1959) production commenced
1957
May
Corona production commenced
1960
August
Koromo Plant renamed Honsha Plant
1963
March
Coaster production commenced
1964
July
Production commenced at Chita Forging Plant (operations transferred to Aichi Steel Corporation in 1989)
1967
August
Hiace PH10 production commenced (customization transferred to Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd. in October 1983)
1969
February
Clock tower completed commemorating cumulative Toyota production of 5 million vehicles in Japan
1970
October
Liteace production commenced (customization transferred to Toyota Auto Body in October 1986)
1977
January
5R engine production transferred to Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, Ltd.
March
Casting plant operations completely discontinued, ending a 40-year history
1980
May
Cumulative Hiace production reaches 1 million vehicles
1981
June
Cumulative Land Cruiser production reaches 1 million vehicles
June
Production of sintered forged connecting rods and sintered camshafts commenced
1983
May
Cumulative Toyoace production reaches 1 million vehicles
August
Crown frame assembly line and painting process transferred to Motomachi Plant
1984
March
Cumulative Dyna production reaches 1 million vehicles
September
Support provided to DTL in India (DTL performed line off in May 1985)
November
Cumulative plant production reaches 5 million vehicles
1985
February
Support provided to IGP in Indonesia for Dyna axle production
August
LD and R transmission production discontinued
1988
August
Full-scale production of forged crankshafts commenced (4500T automated forging line)
October
Aluminum (upper arm) forging commenced
October
Production of transfer cases for the Hilux and Land Cruiser Prado commenced (transferred to Toyota Motor Hokkaido, Inc. in 1994)
1989
 
Production of differentials and propellers for the Celsior commenced (in June 1997 differential production was transferred to the Myochi Plant and propeller production was transferred to the Miyoshi Plant )
July
Deliboy chassis production commenced
1990
January
Production of Land Cruiser 80 and Land Cruiser Prado chassis commenced
1992
February
F engine production transferred to Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, Ltd. (now Toyota Industries Corporation) (cumulative production 1.76 million units)
1994
May
Customized chassis production commenced
1995
July
Granvia axle production commenced (transferred to Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd. in December 2010)
1996
September
Support provided to TDB in Brazil (production started at the Sao Bernardo Plant [Hilux axle production] in January 1997)
1997
May
Support provided to TDB in Brazil (production started at the Indaituba Plant [Corolla production] in August 1998)
December
Production of transaxle for first-generation Prius (world's first mass production hybrid motor) commenced
1998
January
Land Cruiser 100 chassis production commenced
May
Support provided to SFTM in Sichuan, China (Coaster axle production started at the Dujiang Plant in December 2000)
November
External ISO 14001 certification obtained
1999
January
Vitz rear axle beam production commenced
2000
 
'Zero landfill waste' target achieved
2001
April
Support for forging gear shafts provided to TMMP in Poland (production commenced in July 2003)
April
Estima Hybrid transaxle production commenced
October
Production on No. 3 assembly line discontinued (large truck production ended with cumulative production of 160,000 vehicles)
2002
October
TPS basic line installed (TF transfer case production commenced)
2003
 
Support provided to TMT in Thailand, TKM in India, and TMMIN in Indonesia (preparation for IMV frame production)
2004
December
Production on No. 1 assembly line discontinued (production discontinued with the consolidation of truck production at Hino Motors, Ltd.)
 
Support provided to ASSB in Malaysia, TMP in the Philippines, and TSAM in South Africa (preparation for IMV frame production)
2005
February
Harrier Hybrid transaxle production commenced (production transferred to Toyota Motor Kyushu, Inc. in April 2006)
December
Coaster and Dyna axle assembly transferred to Motomachi Plant
2006
January
Lexus GS Hybrid stator and motor rotor production commenced (transferred to Aisin AW Co., Ltd. in January 2008)
March
Camry Hybrid transaxle production commenced (transferred to Aisin AW in April 2008)
April
Support for forging project provided to TTFC in China
May
Ultra-A class presses A1 and A2 transferred to plant in Thailand of Takabe Co., Ltd., a Hino Group company
September
Corolla rear axle beam production commenced
2007
February
Global standard forging line installed (traceability system adopted)
August
Production on No. 2 assembly line discontinued (Honsha Plant Assembly Section discontinued; Assembly History Museum opens in April 2008)
August
Land Cruiser 200 frame production commenced
2008
September
Support provided to forging project of TDB in Brazil (production commenced in January 2010)
2009
October
"iQ" rear axle beam production commenced
November
Production of Prius Plug-in Hybrid lithium battery pack commenced
December
Differential processing and assembly discontinued (differential assembly and processing line and production transferred to Yutaka Seimitsu Kogyo, Ltd.)
2010
April
Use of painting process in production line discontinued
December
Production of Hiace front lower arm transferred to Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd.
2011
February
Production of Prius a lithium battery pack commenced
October
Motor divided core production commenced
October
Production of Aqua stator commenced

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