Toyota produced its 5 millionth vehicle in Canada
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. (TMMC) built its 5 millionth vehicle in Canada, a red Lexus RX350.
Quotes senior managers:
"From its humble beginnings to the present day, TMMC is a respected manufacturing company in the world that can produce more from now 500,000 vehicles per year. Our success has allowed us to create more good jobs for Canadians and become a better company for our community citizen. "
The Chairman of the Board of TMMC, Ray Tanguay
"The members of our team constantly prove that they can compete with global competition in terms of quality, innovation and the team work and continue to be recognized for their expertise, which represents an important milestone which our company can be proud. "
The President of TMMC, Brian Krinock
TMMC began its activities in Cambridge, Ontario, in 1988 in a building conceived for only 50,000 vehicles per year plant, about the same number of vehicles Toyota sold in Canada at that time.
Today, TMMC has the capacity to build more than 500,000 vehicles per year at its plants in Cambridge and Woodstock, Ontario.
Toyota now built more than two vehicles in Canada for each vehicle Toyota sold in Canada.
Currently, Toyota built five models in Canada:
Toyota Corolla and Toyota Matrix models built in North Cambridge TMMC plant
Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 EV models built factory in West Woodstock TMMC
Lexus RX 350 vehicle built at the plant south of Cambridge TMMC.
The current number of employees has increased from 1,000 in 1988 staff provided over 6500.
TMMC keeps going and experiencing a remarkable growth. The Woodstock plant will create 400 new jobs by January 2013 and construction of the Lexus Cambridge REQUIRE additional 400 employees by January 2014.
Similarly, TMMC is the only plant of Japan's external build a Lexus model, and of the beginning of 2014, the hybrid version of the popular model of Lexus, the RX 450h, will also be produced in Cambridge.
During growth that spans 26 years, TMMC deserves 11 JD Power and Associates for the quality of its vehicles built at the factory and was ranked among the 100 Best Employers in Canada for the ninth consecutive year.
It took 11 years for the construction of TMMC his first million vehicles. It seems that the next million will be reached in less than two years.
The company and its staff are active members of their communities. Over the years, millions of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours were devoted to local charity organizations. Every year, TMMC is the largest donor to the local United Way.
TMMC is also one of the most important tourist attractions. Each year, more than 20,000 people visit the Cambridge facility thanks to the popular program of guided tour of the company.