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Toyota Employees In Japan Donate to Alabama and Mississippi Tornado Disaster Relief Efforts

July 28, 2011
July 28, 2011 – Erlanger, KY – In the aftermath following the tornados that struck parts of the southern United States earlier this spring, Toyota’s Japan employees asked how they could reciprocate the gesture of giving to those in need.
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Toyota Launches National Program to Expand Efforts to Help Schools, Hospitals and Community Organizations Make the Most of Every Dollar

June 29, 2011
June 29, 2011 – Chicago, Ill. – Toyota today announced the launch of a national program to donate its Toyota Production System (TPS) expertise to help schools, hospitals and nonprofits improve their operations, extend their reach and increase their impact. The company will be working with up to 20 community organizations across the United States in the first year to help improve performance, beginning with the St. Bernard Project, a New Orleans recovery organization that employs returning war veterans, AmeriCorps members and volunteers to rebuild homes devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
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Lexus Earns Four Segment Awards in J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Initial Quality Study

June 23, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif., June 23, 2011 – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., received a combined four segment awards in the 2011 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS). Lexus earned the honor as the highest ranking nameplate in the industry, while the Toyota Division moved up 14 positions to place seventh.... more

North American Toyota Production Expected to Reach 100 Percent in September

June 16, 2011
ERLANGER, Ky. (June 16, 2011)North American vehicle production levels are expected to return to 100 percent in September, Toyota said today. Production is recovering earlier than originally anticipated following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
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Toyota Receives Recommendations from North American Quality Advisory Panel

May 23, 2011
NEW YORK, NY – May 23, 2011 -- Toyota said today that it has received the recommendations provided in a report from its independent North American Quality Advisory Panel, led by former Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater.... more

Progress Report: Expanded Leadership in Safety & Innovation, Even Stronger Focus on Customers


Toyota to Boost North American Production Earlier Than Expected

May 11, 2011
ERLANGER, Ky. (May 11, 2011) – Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) will boost production earlier than expected following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.... more

Toyota Announces Manufacturing Executive Changes

May 02, 2011
ERLANGER, Ky. (May 2, 2011) – Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) announces the following senior management changes, effective immediately...... more

Toyota Outlines Timeline for Restoring Normal Production

April 22, 2011
NEW YORK, NY, April 22, 2011 -- After an in-depth analysis of its suppliers affected by the earthquake and tsunami, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced today that global production will begin to ramp up as soon as July in Japan and August in North America, with all models back to normal production by November or December 2011.
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Toyota Adjusts May Production in North America

April 19, 2011
ERLANGER, Ky. (April 19, 2011) – Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) plans to adjust production in May due to parts availability following the March 11 Japan earthquake and tsunami.... more

The Environmental Protection Agency Recognizes Toyota for its Commitment to Environmental Excellence

April 12, 2011

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), with its 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency and management.

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Toyota Adjusting North American Production

April 08, 2011
ERLANGER, Ky. (April 8, 2011) – Toyota is adjusting North American production due to parts availability following the March 11 Japan earthquake.... more

Toyota To Resume Vehicle Production At All Japan Plants From April 18-27

April 08, 2011
As Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) continues to address its production situation in Japan following the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake, it has decided it will produce vehicles at all its Japanese vehicle-production facilities from April 18 to April 27. ... more

Toyota Motor Corporation Continues Production of Prius, Two Lexus Hybrids and Parts

April 06, 2011
NEW YORK, NY (April 6, 2011; Posted at 10:00 AM EDT) Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced today that it will continue production of the Prius along with the Lexus CT 200h and HS 250h at two plants in Japan, although at less than capacity.... more

Toyota Statement Regarding Status of North American Production

April 04, 2011

Toyota Statement Regarding North American Replacement Parts

March 29, 2011
As previously announced, the production of Japan-sourced replacement parts needed to service Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles resumed on March 17 and shipments to the United States resumed after a brief four-day delay. Because Toyota maintains safety stock throughout its supply chain, order processing fill rates for customers have remained normal.
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Toyota Statement Regarding Status of North American Production

March 23, 2011
NEW YORK, NY (March 23, 2011; Posted at 6:30 PM EDT) We continue to assess our supply base in Japan following the earthquake/tsunami. Today, we communicated to team members, associates and dealers here that some production interruptions in North America are likely.
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Toyota Recognizes Top North American Suppliers for 2010

March 15, 2011
DTR Industries, MAHLE, OTICS and U.S. Engine Valve, earned top recognition from Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) at its annual supplier business meeting today. ... more

Toyota Adding U.S. Transmission Capacity

February 25, 2011
Toyota announced today it will add 6-speed automatic transmission capacity at its plant in Buffalo.  The $64 million investment will create approximately 40 new jobs in West Virginia.... more

Toyota's North American Production Up 18 Percent in 2010

January 27, 2011
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) announced today that the company’s assembly plants produced 1,456,887 vehicles in 2010, an 18 percent increase compared to 2009.... more

Toyota Launches New Collaborative Safety Research Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan

January 09, 2011
Toyota announced today that it is launching a new, advanced safety research center that will collaborate with leading North American universities, hospitals, research institutions, federal agencies and other organizations on projects aimed at reducing the number of traffic fatalities and injuries on America’s roads.... more

Toyota Announces Manufacturing Executive Changes

December 16, 2010
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) announces the following senior management changes, effective January 3, 2011.... more

Toyota to Demo Prius Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles in New York City

Toyota to Demo Prius Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles in New York City

December 02, 2010
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) announced today that New York City will join the company’s U.S. Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicle (PHV) demonstration program. Five new Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicles (PHVs) will be used on city streets as part of Toyota’s partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

As part of the demonstration program, two Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicles will be handed over to the NYCDOT and three to the Port Authority to be used in their fleets. Aligning with New York City’s goal to reduce carbon emissions and greenhouse gases, Toyota’s Prius Plug-in Hybrid demonstration program will provide opportunities for both NYCDOT and the Port Authority to look into expanding the use of alternative fuel vehicles in municipal and business fleets.... more

Toyota Debuts 100-Mile Range, RAV4 EV Demonstration Vehicle at Los Angeles Auto Show

Toyota Debuts 100-Mile Range, RAV4 EV Demonstration Vehicle at Los Angeles Auto Show

November 17, 2010
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) debuted today the second-generation Toyota RAV4 EV at a news conference at the Los Angeles Auto Show. A total of 35 vehicles will be built for a demonstration and evaluation program through 2011, aiming at market arrival of a fully-engineered vehicle in 2012. The fully-engineered vehicle will have a target range of 100 miles in actual road driving patterns, in a wide range of climates and conditions.... more

Toyota to Debut RAV4 Electric Vehicle at Los Angeles Auto Show

Toyota to Debut RAV4 Electric Vehicle at Los Angeles Auto Show

November 10, 2010
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) will debut the Toyota RAV4 EV during the Los Angeles Auto Show media days, on November 17 at 2:50 PM at the Toyota booth in South Hall at the Los Angeles Convention Center.... more

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