Toyota Motor Corporation is one of the leading automakers in the world and, together with its subsidiaries, it produces a full range of models - from minivans to large trucks. During 2011, global sales of Toyota and Lexus brands, combined with those of Daihatsu and Hino, totaled 7.95 million units on a retail basis. In addition to a number of manufacturing subsidiaries and affiliates including Japan, Toyota has 75 manufacturing companies in a total of 27 countries, which produce Lexus and Toyota branded vehicles and components. Toyota employs around 320,000 people worldwide on a consolidated basis, and markets vehicles in more than 170 countries and locations.
Toyota believes a harmonious relationship with the environment, the global economy, the local community and its stakeholders is the key to achieving long-term stable growth. For this very reason, Toyota continually invests aggressively in next generation technologies to develop automobiles that are greener, safer and more fun to drive.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey (Toyota Turkey) is one of Toyota's vehicle production bases in Europe. Located in the northwestern Anatolian province of Sakarya, Toyota Turkey currently manufactures Verso model. Mass production of Corolla model will also be carried out in Toyota Turkey as of the second half of 2013. The majority of the plant’s production is exported to more than 30 countries, in particular to Europe. Germany, France, Italy, the UK and Spain have become major export destinations for Toyota Turkey in recent years. With the Corolla model, which will be added to the product range in 2013, new markets will be reached and the number of countries of exportation will exceed 50. Today, with its annual production capacity of 150,000 units, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey is the third largest production plant of Toyota in Europe, and is also one of the largest manufacturing companies in Turkey.
Dedicated to top quality production with the contribution of all its members, Toyota Turkey has been successfully applying the Toyota Production System (TPS) to its manufacturing processes since the start of its operations.
Toyota Turkey registered rapid growth with the start of its export activities in 2002. The company’s production and number of employees have multiplied in line with increasing investments. Today, Toyota Turkey has invested EUR 1.3 billion since its establishment, and currently has 2,400 employees. This number will increase to 3,200 with the Corolla project. Eleven percent of the employees speak Japanese, while almost all office employees speak English.
Since 2002, Toyota Turkey’s accumulated exports have totaled USD 17 billion. Toyota Turkey’s cumulative production is over 1 million units in total, while more than 90 percent of its production is allocated for exports. Toyota Turkey has become one of the largest exporters in the Turkish automotive sector and other export-oriented industries in the country.
Turkey's geographical location with its young, disciplined and capable workforce, has made the country the right place for Toyota’s investments. Toyota is pleased to have invested in Turkey and will continue to produce and export high-quality products.
Orhan Ozer, President and CEO of Toyota Turkey: “We achieved our targets through producing and exporting our high quality vehicles. We are gratified that we have fruitful years ahead of us to realize our mission duly, which is to contribute to the Turkish society. I thank firstly our employees and suppliers, and all other parties for their contribution to our success. Toyota Turkey is very happy to contribute to Turkey through its production and exportation activities, investments and the employment opportunities it creates.”