Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Incorporated is the Canadian unit of Toyota in Canada.
Head office and credit operations are based in Toronto, Ontario. The current head office was built in the late 1970s near Highway 401 and Bellamy Road.
Two parts distribution centers are located in Toronto and Vancouver and imported cars enter via the latter location.
Toyota also operates four regional offices in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Montreal, Quebec, Calgary, Alberta and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Toyota Canada is owned by Toyota Motor Corp. (Japan) and Mitsui.
Toyota Canada broke ground for its first Canadian plant, (Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Incorporated), in Cambridge, Ontario in 1987. It was completed in 1988 and began production.
Vehicles made at this plant include:
The plant covers 280,000 m² (3,010,000 ft²) in space on 1.62 km² (400 acres) and employs 4,300 workers. It is one of the largest employers in Cambridge, Ontario.
In October 2005, ground was broken for a new plant in Woodstock, Ontario, just west of the current location. It began manufacturing the RAV4 late in 2008, and on December 4, a ceremony attended by Ontario and federal government representatives as well as top Toyota executives, took place to celebrate its official opening.
Toyota's aluminium wheel plant was built in Delta, British Columbia in 1983 and currently employs a workforce of roughly 260.
In March 2006, Hino Motors announced it would open a heavy duty truck plant in Woodstock, Ontario, with production starting in April. The new facility employs 45 people and produces 2000 units annually.
Sales and Credit Services
Toyota Credit Canada Inc. is responsible for the leasing and financing of cars sold by dealers in Canada.
Toyota first sold cars in Canada in 1965 with only 2 models offered. Today, TCI sells 16 models and sold 125,000 cars at 260 Toyota, Lexus and Toyota Industrial Equipment dealers in Canada in 2001.