Top Page | English | 简体中文 | 繁體中文 | 한국어 | 日本語
Tuesday, 3 October 2017, 09:46 HKT/SGT
Share:
    

Source: Toyota
Toyota Ends Production in Australia After 54 Years
- Toyota Community Foundation Australia established as part of Toyota's continued contribution to the Australia region -

Toyota City, Japan, Oct 3, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Ltd. (TMCA), the production and sales subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in Australia, ended 54 years of manufacturing in Australia today.

Approximately 3,000 people, including current employees as well as former employees, suppliers, dealers and officials from TMC attended the closure ceremony held at the Altona plant.

TMCA President Dave Buttner paid tribute to departing employees, stating, "Thanks to everyone's long-standing efforts, Toyota became the top automobile manufacturer in Australia, and the vehicles produced here became a byword for quality and reliability not only in Australia but also in the world as the vehicles were exported to other regions like the Middle East."

Additionally, TMCA Chairman Max Yasuda announced at the ceremony the establishment of the Toyota Community Foundation Australia Pty Ltd. to contribute to the Australia region over the long term after the end of manufacturing. The foundation is expected to start with a fund of $32 million (AUD), which is equivalent to approximately JPY2.8 billion, and will provide educational support to children. Focusing on the western Melbourne suburb where the Altona plant is located, the plan first calls to provide support to students with economic difficulties and to schools with disadvantaged educational environments. Chairman Yasuda stated, "We would like to provide young Australians the opportunity to further continue their studies and careers and support young people's dreams into the future."

Akio Toyoda, TMC president, made remarks via video message. During his message, the screen showed clips of his visit to the Altona plant at the end of August, during which he encouraged employees and informed them of his gratitude directly. In his message, President Toyoda stated, "I sincerely express my gratitude for the efforts of the employees, customers, suppliers, dealers, government officials, and local communities that have supported production activities in Australia. Although the manufacturing business will end today, we will continue to make further efforts to be an automobile manufacturer that will be loved by everyone here in Australia and be supported even more than before."

TMCA will shift its sales and marketing functions from Sydney to its Melbourne headquarters, as it transitions to a national sales and distribution company from 2018. The Altona plant will be re-established as a training and product development facility, leveraging previously accumulated knowledge and expertise to further develop Toyota people, products, and services. Following the decision to end manufacturing operations in Australia three years ago, TMCA has carried out re-employment assistance by providing employees with individual career consultations, job information, job fairs, job skills training, among other activities. TMCA expects to continue with these activities until the middle of 2018.


About Toyota

Supported by people around the world, Toyota Motor Corporation (TSE: 7203; NYSE: TM), has endeavored since its establishment in 1937 to serve society by creating better products. As of the end of December 2013, Toyota conducts its business worldwide with 52 overseas manufacturing companies in 27 countries and regions. Toyota's vehicles are sold in more than 170 countries and regions. For more information, please visit www.toyota-global.com.

Contact:
Public Affairs Division
Global Communications Department
Toyota Motor Corporation
Tel: +81-3-3817-9926


Oct 3, 2017 09:46 HKT/SGT
Source: Toyota

Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Automotive
http://www.acnnewswire.com
From the Asia Corporate News Network


Copyright © 2017 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. A division of Asia Corporate News Network.


Toyota Links

http://www.toyota-global.com

https://www.facebook.com/ToyotaMotorCorporation/

https://twitter.com/TOYOTA_PR/

https://www.youtube.com/user/toyotajpchannel/

Toyota
Oct 16, 2017 13:25 HKT/SGT
Toyota Defines Future of Mobility with Concept Car "TOYOTA Concept-i" Series Debuting at Tokyo Motor Show 2017
Oct 16, 2017 09:02 HKT/SGT
Home One-Two for Toyota GAZOO Racing
Oct 10, 2017 11:42 HKT/SGT
Hanninen Secures a Fine Fourth Place with TOYOTA GAZOO Racing in Spain
Oct 6, 2017 13:20 HKT/SGT
Toyota to Premiere Tj CRUISER at Tokyo Motor Show 2017
Oct 6, 2017 12:44 HKT/SGT
Toyota to Unveil GR HV SPORTS Concept at Tokyo Motor Show 2017
Oct 5, 2017 13:11 HKT/SGT
Toyota to Debut Next-generation Century at Tokyo Motor Show 2017
Oct 4, 2017 12:56 HKT/SGT
Toyota to Showcase Crown Concept at Tokyo Motor Show 2017
Oct 4, 2017 12:46 HKT/SGT
Toyota and Hitachi Embark on Collaborative Creation Aiming to Build a High-Efficiency Production Model Using IoT Platform
Oct 3, 2017 13:03 HKT/SGT
Asahi Glass and Toyota Motor Corporation Co-develop "Ceiling-mounted Double Skin System," a New Energy-saving Glass Structure
Sept 29, 2017 18:33 HKT/SGT
Rally de Espana: Preview
More news >>
 News Alerts
Copyright © 2017 ACN Newswire - Asia Corporate News Network
Home | About us | Services | Partners | Events | Login | Contact us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | RSS
US: +1 800 291 0906 | Beijing: +86 10 8405 3688 | Hong Kong: +852 2217 2912 | Singapore: +65 6304 8926 | Tokyo: +81 3 6721 7212

Connect With us: