Research and Development Support

Research and Development Bases

Toyota's Research and Development Organizations

Toyota coordinates and integrates all development phases, from basic research to forward-looking technology development and product development to ensure that Toyota rapidly and continuously develops cutting-edge, high-quality, and appealing vehicles.

1. Basic Research

Development theme discovery and research on basic vehicle-related technology

2. Forward-Looking and Leading-Edge Technology Development

Technological breakthroughs related to components and systems. Development of leading-edge components and systems ahead of competitors

3. Product Development

Primary responsibility for new model development.

Toyota Group's R&D structure

Toyota Group's R&D structure

 
Company name
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Main Business
Company address
Establishment
Japan
1 Head Office Technical Center
Product planning, design, vehicle engineering & evaluation
Toyoda City, Aichi
1954
2 Higashi-Fuji Technical Center
Advanced engineering
Mishuku, Susono City, Shizuoka
1966
3 Toyota Design Research & Laboratory
Advanced design
Hachioji City, Tokyo
1963
4 Shibetsu Proving Ground
Vehicle evaluation
Onnebetsu-cho, Shibetsu City, Hokkaido
1984
5 Toyota Central Research & Development Laboratories, Inc.

Basic research
Nagakute City, Aichi
1960
U.S.
6 Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
Product planning, vehicle engineering & evaluation, basic research
Michigan, California, Arizona, Washington D.C.
1977
7 Calty Design Research, Inc.
Exterior, interior, and color design
California, Michigan
1973
Europe
8 Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA
Vehicle engineering & evaluation
Belgium, U.K.
1987
9 Toyota Motorsport Gmbh
 
Development base for motorsport vehicle in Europe
Germany
1993
10 Toyota Europe Design Development
Exterior, interior, and color design
France
2000
Asia Pacific
11 Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Engineering and Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
 
Vehicle engineering & evaluation
Thailand
2003
12 Toyota Technical Center Asia Pacific Australia Pty. Ltd.
Vehicle engineering & evaluation
Australia
2003
China
13 Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (China) Co., Ltd. (TMEC)
 
Environ. Texh., Vehicle engineering & evaluation, basic research
China
2010
14 Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. FAW Toyota R&D Center
 
Vehicle engineering & evaluation, Reg. & Homolo
China
2008
15 GAC Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. R&D Center
 
Vehicle engineering & evaluation, Reg. & Homolo
China
2009

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