Established in 1937, Toyota Motor Corporation is one of Japan' s representative automobile manufacturers.
In fiscal 2005, Toyota achieved worldwide consolidated sales of 7.4 million vehicles under the Toyota, Lexus, Daihatsu, and Hino brands on a shipment basis. At the end of fiscal 2005, Toyota had production bases in 26 overseas countries and regions, a vehicle sales network spanning approximately 170 countries and regions, and more than 260,000 employees worldwide on a consolidated basis.
At Toyota, we are steadfastly focused on fortifying our position in the worldwide automobile industry and on contributing to tomorrow' s car society. We have taken control of our own destiny by pursuing farsighted innovation in all operational areas - including development, purchasing, production, and sales - enabling us to lead growth in the industry.
Furthermore, Toyota' s advances in the face of fierce competition among automakers have underscored the Company' s unique value. However, every year the bar for achieving sustainable growth gets higher. Continuing to target growth and efficiency, Toyota will move ahead by manufacturing appealing vehicles that meet the needs of the age.