Production sites consolidated in Australia

In Australia, United Australian Automotive Industries (UAAI), a joint venture with General Motors Corporation (GM, now General Motors Company), began construction of the new Altona Plant in 1992. The new plant was built on a site adjacent to the existing Altona Plant, so it was possible to consolidate three dispersed sites including the old Altona Plant, add body, painting, and assembly processes, and increase production capacity. The new plant had an annual production capacity of 100,000 vehicles and began production of the Corolla, Camry, and other vehicles in 1994.

In 1996, the joint venture with GM was dissolved, and Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Ltd. (TMCA)—which was under UAAI, TMC’s production subsidiary in Australia—restarted as a company that was wholly owned by Toyota Motor Sales Australia. TMCA strengthened its export operations, and, also in 1996, began exports of the Camry to the Middle East, increasing these exports to more than 100,000 units in 2007. Production of the Camry Hybrid began in 2009.

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