Toyota Breaks Ground for New Research Facilities in U.S.
To promote the localization of research and development aimed at strengthening Toyota's product lineup for the North American market, TMC announced in April 2005 that it would expand TTC by establishing a campus in Yorktown in addition to TTC's current campus in Ann Harbor, Michigan.
TTC-Yorktown, expected to be completed in mid-2008, is to feature an engineering design facility and a safety test facility, at an investment of 187 million dollars U.S., with a total of 400 new jobs to be added in scheduled phases by 2010.
Outline of TTC-Yorktown
Name: TTC-Yorktown Location: Yorktown, Michigan, U.S.A. Facilities: Engineering design facility (approx.33,000 square meters) Safety test facility (approx. 17,000 square meters) Campus area: Approx. 280 hectares Investment: 187 million dollars U.S. Expected opening: Mid-2008
Outline of TTC
Name: Toyota Technical Center Location: Ann Harbor and Yorktown, Michigan, U.S.A. President: Yasuhiko Ichihashi Establishment: June 1977 (date of original establishment as Toyota Technical Center, Inc.; reestablished as a division of TEMA in April 2006) Business focus: Product planning, engineering design, evaluation and technical research for automobiles Employees: Approx. 900 (as of August 2006; including 200 already added out of the total of 400 to be added in scheduled phases by 2010)
Outline of TEMA
Company name: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. Headquarters: Erlanger, Kentucky President: Seiichi Sudo Establishment: April 1, 2006 Business focus: R&D and manufacturing support related to automobiles Employees: Approx. 2,100 (including TTC employees)
* TEMA, which oversees Toyota's R&D and manufacturing operations in North America, was established in April 2006 by consolidating Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc., which oversaw Toyota's manufacturing operations in North America, and Toyota Technical Center, Inc., which oversaw Toyota's R&D operations in North America.
About Toyota Motor Corporation
Toyota Motor Corporation (TSE: 7203; NYSE: TM) develops and manufactures vehicles, and is one of the largest car manufacturers in the world, offering a wide range of products from minivehicles to trucks. In addition to its core business, Toyota has a large business portfolio in financial services, including sales finance, vehicle insurance, and credit cards. It is also involved in telecommunications through a subsidiary that provides cellular services in Japan. Other diversified businesses include industrial equipment, prefabricated housing and leisure boats. The company is headquartered in Aichi, Japan. For more information, please visit www.toyota.co.jp/en/index.html.
Source: Toyota Motor Corporation
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