A new truck rolls off the line every 60 seconds at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas (TMMTX). This efficiency and speed are a result of hard work and dedication from “Team Texas” — comprised of 3,800+ employees who assemble Tundras and Sequoias, as well as the more than 20 on-site suppliers that employ an additional 4,000 people. TMMTX broke ground in San Antonio in 2003 and began operations in 2006. The automaker purchased 2,678 acres of ranchland, with a legacy dating back to 1794. To establish greenspace along Leon Creek and the Medina River, which borders the property on two sides, Toyota donated 678 acres of land to the city.
Facts and Figures
Units Assembled in 2020
- Start of Production: November 2006
- Investment: $3.1 billion since 2003
- On-Site Suppliers: 23
- Campus Site: 2,000 acres
- Square Footage: 2.2 million Toyota; 2 million On-Site Supplier
- Employment: 3,800 Toyota team members; 5,300 On-Site Supplier team members
- Annual Capacity: 208,000 vehicles
- Products: Toyota Tundra and Toyota Sequoia
- Operations: Vehicle production (stamping, body weld, paint, plastics and assembly)
Impact on Texas:
The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) conducted a study based on 2015 data and found:
- Direct employees (manufacturing-related and new vehicle jobs) earned $1.9 billion in payroll.
- After taxes, their disposable personal income totaled $1.48 billion, meaning that money was available to be spent in the Texas economy.
- When those direct employees are combined with jobs at companies that supply TMMTX, as well as spinoff positions, Toyota is estimated to support 50,000 jobs in Texas, meaning one out of every 200 workers in Texas was employed as a result of Toyota manufacturing, sales, logistics or support operations.
- Community Investment: STEM Education and Workforce development focus in the areas surrounding the plant, called the Back-Yard Strategy.
- 2003: Toyota breaks ground on new truck plant in San Antonio, Texas (Oct.).
- 2006: Start of production for Toyota Tundra at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas (TMMTX) (Nov.)
- 2007: Toyota Family Health Clinic.
- 2007: Second shift begins at TMMTX (Apr.).
- 2008: Economic downtown stops truck production for three months; TMMTX does not lay off employees (Aug.).
- 2009: Line speed changes begin, going from 108 seconds to 65 seconds
- 2010: Toyota Tacoma begins production at TMMTX (Jun.).
- 2011: Greater Japan Earthquake affects global automotive industry (Mar.)
- 2012: Line speed changes begin, going from 65 seconds to 60 seconds
- 2013: Tundra Major Minor Change (Aug.).
- 2013: One millionth truck built at TMMTX (Sept.)
- 2013: TMMTX celebrates 10th Anniversary (Oct.)
- 2015: Tacoma Major Minor Change (Aug.).
- 2016: Alternating Work Schedule (AWS) begins to support high demand with Saturday day shift (Mar.)
- 2016: Storm damages roof in Press; no injuries sustained during incident or repair process (May).
- 2016: TMMTX “Back-Yard” giving strategy designated a Bright Spot by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (Dec.).
- 2017: Two millionth truck built at TMMTX (Oct.)
- 2018: AWS ends (Sept.).
- 2018: TMMTX celebrates 15th Anniversary, marks milestone of $45 million donated locally to date (Oct.).
- 2019: Toyota announces $391 million investment in TMMTX (Sept.).
- 2019: One millionth Tacoma built at TMMTX lines off (Oct.)
- 2020: Seven-week production stop due to coronavirus pandemic (Mar.)
- 2020: Tundra awarded JD Power for Initial Quality in the Large Light Duty Pickup segment (Jun.)
- 2021: One-week production stop due to historic freeze (Feb.)
- 2021: Tundra awarded JD Power for Initial Quality in the Large Light Duty Pickup segment for the second consecutive year (Sept.)
- 2021: Tacoma production ends (Sept.)
- 2021: New Model Tundra production begins
- 2022: Sequoia Production begins