ERLANGER, Kentucky (January 9, 2015) — After roughly three decades of delivering products with the highest safety, quality, design and value, Toyota North America marks a historic record with 1,985,501 vehicles produced in 2014, a 7 percent increase. In addition, Toyota built a record 1,909,848 engines, an 11 percent increase from 2013. Stronger demand was driven in part by the redesigned Camry, Corolla, Highlander and RAV4 models.
“Market growth, strong demand and customers’ loyalty allows us to focus on building cars and trucks that are relevant today and in the future,” said Osamu “Simon” Nagata, president and CEO of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. “While last year’s production is a historic record, what we strive for is exceeding customers’ expectations.”
2015 will mark:
Toyota produces 12 customer favorite models in North America including: Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, Lexus RX350 and Venza and directly employs nearly 40,000 in the region.In recent years, Toyota has announced new investments of more than $2.1 billion into its North American manufacturing operations and has committed to boosting employment by 4,000 at its facilities.
|Toyota North American Vehicle Production|
|Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK)||Avalon||79,780||56,975|
|Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc.
|Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. (TMMC)||Corolla||195,900||242,465|
|RX 450h (Hybrid)||-||8,793|
|Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. (TMMMS)
|Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California (TMMBC)
|Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. (TMMTX)
|Subaru Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA)
|Total North American Vehicle Production||Grand Total||1,857,695||1,985,501|
|Year||Vehicle Production||YOY Change|
|Toyota North American Engine Production|
|Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK)||4-cylinder*||409,439|
|Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia, Inc. (TMMWV)**||4-cylinder||437,006|
|Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama, Inc. (TMMAL)
|Total 2014 North American Engine Production||Grand Total||1,909,848|
*Includes hybrid engine production
**TMMWV’s total 6 speed automatic transmission production for 2014 was 537,989.
In addition to the above mentioned plants, Toyota subsidiary Bodine Aluminum, Inc., in Tennessee and Missouri, casts aluminum parts such as cylinder heads, engine brackets and engine blocks. TABC, Inc. in Long Beach, California, produces stamped/welded parts and steering columns. Canadian Autoparts Toyota Inc. (CAPTIN) in Delta, British Columbia, produces aluminum wheels.
Toyota (NYSE:TM), the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, we have built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 40,000 people (more than 32,000 in the U.S.). Toyota operates 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the U.S. alone which sold more than 2.37 million cars and trucks in 2014) – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today. Toyota partners with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment. As part of this commitment, we share the company’s extensive know-how garnered from building great cars and trucks to help community organizations and other nonprofits expand their ability to do good. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.
About Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.
Toyota’s largest plant in North America, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) started production in May 1988. The Georgetown, Ky. plant employs about 7,000 full time team members and represents a $5.9 billion investment. TMMK currently produces the Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid and Venza as well as four-cylinder and V-6 engines and other engine components. Current annual capacity is 500,000 vehicles and 600,000 engines. Since 1987, TMMK has donated more than $45 million to non-profit organizations throughout Kentucky.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.