Toyota Motor East Japan Inc.


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Becoming a production base for world-leading compact cars.Toyota Motor East Japan Inc. was born in July 2012 by combining the DNA of three companies: Kanto Auto Works, Central Motor and Toyota Motor Tohoku.

History of Toyota Motor East Japan (from July 2012)

Jul. 2012 Toyota Motor East Japan was born through a merger of three companies: Kanto Auto Works,
Central Motor and Toyota Motor Tohoku.
Aug. Production of Porte and SPADE started.
Dec. Miyagi Taiwa the third Plant completed. Production of Engine started.
Mar. 2013 Wakayanagi Plant closed.
Equipment Development building completed.
Toyota East Japan Technical Skills Academy completed.
Aug. Production of COROLLA Axio HYBRID and COROLLA FIELDER HYBRID started.
Feb. 2014 Cumulative production of 20 million vehicles recorded.
May. KANJIKO DO BRASIL wins the highest in Brazil of the ISO environmental standards evaluation.
Jul. 2015 Production of SIENTA started.
Dec. 2016 Production of C-HR started.

History of Kanto Auto Works

Apr. 1946 Kanto Electric Motor Works, Ltd. established.
Sep. Began operation in the present-day Taura region. This day (September 14, 1946) is the anniversary of our founding.
Dec. 1948 Received orders for Toyopet bodies from Toyota Motor Corporation.
May 1950 Company name changed to Kanto Auto Works, Ltd. as is called today.
Mar. 1961 Yokosuka plant completed.
Oct. 1966 "Deming Prize"for Quality Control awarded.
May 1967 Completed construction of Higashi-Fuji Plant (F201)
Sep. 1968 Higashi Fuji Plant completed.
Mar. 1970 Cumulative production of 1 million vehicles recorded.
Nov. 1974 Production of Marine Containers started.
Apr. 1975 Production of Sailing Boats started.
Sep. Production of Furniture started.
Dec. Production of Toyota Office (prefabricated buildings) started.
Apr. 1977 Production of Toyota Home (prefabricated houses) started.
Mar 1982 Cumulative production of 5 million vehicles recorded.
Jun. Tecnical Center completed.
Nov. Completed production of marine containers. 37,302 produced thus far.
Mar. 1983 Reached a total of 10,000 seats in furniture sales.
Oct. 1986 Completed production of yachts. 3,056 produced thus far.
Aug. 1987 Reached a total of 50,000 seats in furniture sales.
Feb. 1988 Reached a total of 5,000 buildings in home sales.
Aug. 1991 Home Manufacturing Division expands to the Yamanashi Office of Toyota Motor Corporation; ended production at Yokosuka Plant (Taura region). 8,020 buildings and 62,698 units produced thus far.
Nov. 1993 Iwate Plant completed.
Nov. 1994 Cumulative production of 10 million vehicles recorded.
Sep. 1996 The ceremony of the 50th anniversary establishment held.
Oct. Kanto Auto Works Vision toward the year 2005 "Searching for a new era" proclaimed.
Dec. 1997 Iwate plant attained certification, in accordance with ISO 14001 of the International Standard of Enviromental Management Systems, on December 1997.
Oct. 1998 Higashi Fuji plant attained certification, in accordance with ISO 14001 of the International Standard of Enviromental Management Systems, on October 1998.
Nov. Yokosuka plant and Head office regions attained certification, in accordance with ISO 14001 of the International Standard of Enviromental Management Systems, on November 1998.
Apr. 2000 Integrated Central Motor Co., Ltd. and the Development Division.
Dec. Iwate plant attained first re-certification, in accordance with ISO 14001, on December 2000.
Mar. 2001 Tecnical Center attained certification, in accordance with ISO 14001 of the International Standard of Enviromental Management Systems, on November 1998.
Oct. Higashi Fuji plant attained first re-certification, in accordance with ISO 14001, on October 2001.
Nov. Yokosuka region attained first re-certification, in accordance with ISO 14001, on November 2001.
Apr. 2003 Completed construction of the Satellite Shop, Iwate Plant.
Nov. Yokosuka region and Technical Center obtained integrated ISO14001 certification.
Feb. 2004 Cumulative production of 13 million vehicles recorded.
Oct. All company integration attestation of ISO14001 was acquired., on October 2004.
Dec. Investment in Thailand's ACSE Ltd. (molding company)
Nov. 2005 Completion of 2nd line at the Iwate Plant.
Aug. 2006 HigashiFuji Integration Center (HFIC) completed.
Aug. Iwate Plant wins the Platinum Plant Quality Award and Higashi-Fuji Plant wins the Silver Plant Quality Award from J.D. Power and Associates.
Sep. Reaching the 60th year anniversary of our founding.
Feb. 2008 Completion of Kanjiko Do Brasil Industria Automotiva Ltda.
Jun. 2009 HigashiFuji Machinery Engineering plant completed.
Aug. Higashi-Fuji Plant wins the Platinum Plant Quality Award from J.D. Power and Associates.J.D.
Oct. 2010 Home manufacturing business merged into subsidiary company.
Aug. 2011 Cumulative production of 15 million vehicles recorded.
Sep. Reaching the 65th year anniversary of our founding.
Jan. 2012 Became a wholly-owned subsidiary through a stock exchange with Toyota Motor Corporation

History of Central Motor

Jun. 1950 Central Motor Co., LTD. established by volunteers due to the closing of Kamata Plant,Toyota Motor Company.
Feb. 1956 Production of standard Toyota SKB Light Van (K-1) started.
Apr. 1957 Production of Dyna Route Van and Masterline Pickup started.
Oct. 1959 Capital Participation with Toyota Motor Company and Toyota Auto Body.
Mar. 1960 Plants relocated to Sagamihara.
Capital Participation with Kanto Auto Works.
Oct. 1961 Production of FS ambulance started.
Oct. 1963 Production of Publica Convertible started.
Oct. 1964 Production of Corona Pickup started.
Jun. 1967 Production of Corona Van started.
Apr. 1968 Headquarters section relocated to Sagamihara Plant.
Sep. Production of Mark Ⅱ Pickup started.
May 1973 Production of Crown Van and Wagon started.
Dec. 1975 Production of Carina Van started.
May 1976 Cumulative production of 500,000 vehicles achieved.
Tana Plant (Machine Engineering Department) established.
Dec. 1977 Production of Carina Sedan started.
Oct. 1978 Production of Corona Sedan started.
Mar. 1979 Superior Quality Performance Award received from Toyota Motor Corporation.
Oct. 1980 The ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of the foundation held.
Mar. 1981 The main administration building completed.
Aug. 1983 Cumulative production of 1 million vehicles achieved.
Jun. 1984 Production of MR2 started
Cumulative production of 5000 ambulances achieved.
May 1986 Miyashita Plant (Molding Department) established.
Dec. 1987 Production of Corona Sedan started.
Jul. 1989 The Second Paint Plant begins operation.
Feb. 1990 Production of Sera started
The 40th anniversary of the foundation.
Oct. 1991 Annual production of 100,000 vehicles achieved.
May 1993 Production of Caldina and Hiace Cruising Cabin started.
Apr. 1994 Doshi Refresh Center completed.
Aug. CSI Co.,Ltd. established.
Mar. 1995 Miyagi Plant (Machine Engineering Department) established.
Sep. Cumulative production of 2 million vehicles achieved.
Jun. 1996 Auto CS Engineering Co.,Ltd. established.
May 1997 Production of Raum started.
Feb. 1999 Superior Quality Performance Award received from Toyota Motor Corporation.
Oct. Production of MR-S started.
Jan. 2000 Production of WiLL Vi started.
Acquisition of ISO 14001 Certification.
Oct. The 50th anniversary of the foundation.
Apr. 2001 Production of WiLL VS started.
Production of Carolla RunX and Allex started.
Apr. 2002 Fullcast Central established.
Aug. Cumulative production of 2.5 million vehicles achieved.
Sep. 2003 Production of WiLL CYPHA started.
Oct. 2004 Shin-Sagamihara Eco Station established.
Jan. Aishiyi (Shanghai) Mechanical Design and Consulting Limited Company
Aug. 2005 Production of bB started.
Feb. Superior Quality Performance Award and Technology & Development Award received from Toyota Motor Corporation.
Oct. 2007 Production of Corolla Axio started.
Apr 2008 Cumulative production of 3 million vehicles achieved.
Jan. Cumulative production of 300 main body assembly jigs (inner jigs) achieved.
Oct. Acquiring 100% of shares in Toyota Motor Corporation.
Jan. 2011 Miyagi Plant begins operation.
Apr. Sagamihara Plant and Miyashita Plant terminate operation.
Jun. Headquarters' address was changed to Ohira-mura, Kurokawa-gun, Miyagi Prefecture.

History of Toyota Motor Tohoku

Jul. 1 1997 Toyota Motor Tohoku established.
Jul.25 Groundbreaking ceremony.
Jul.6 1998 Production of ABS (E4) actuator started.
Sep.16 Production of Strut Type Toyota Electronic Modulated Suspension started.
Oct.26 Building completion ceremony held.
Nov.13 Production of Active Height Control Suspension started.
Dec.14 1999 Acquisition of ISO 14001 Certification.
Sep.21 2001 "Zero Emission" declaration of landfilled solid waste.
Jan.13 2003 Production of Standard Type Toyota Electronic Modulated Suspension started.
Jun.12 Production of Axle started.
Nov.15 2004 The groundbreaking ceremony for the second plant.
Jan.28 2005 Production of ECB actuator started.
Feb.14 Capital increased from 2 billion yen to 3.3 billion yen.
Apr.8 Production of Shock Absorber Actuator for Peugeot Citroën started.
Apr.26 Production of ABS(GA8)actuator started.
Oct.19 The building completion ceremony for the second plant held.
Nov.15 Production of torque converter for 6-speed AT started.
May 8 2006 Press shop started production.
Jun.1 Production of Valve Assembly and Pump & Motor Assembly started.
Aug.9 Production of torque converter for CVT started.
Mar.22 2007 Cumulative production of 5 million ABS control brake parts achieved.
Apr.1 2008 Announcement of the establishment of engine manufacturing plant at the end of 2010 (postponed) and purchasing of a building site.
Sep.3 Capital increased from 3.3 billion yen to 5.3 billion yen.
Mar.9 2009 Production of ECB-R for third-generation Prius started.
Jul.13 2011 Announcement of initiating joint deliberations toward a merger of three companies: Kanto Auto Works, Central Motor and Toyota Motor Tohoku. (The target date was set as July 2012.)
Jul.19 Announced production of engines at our company.
Oct.11 Announcement of a new company name for a merger of three companies and a new president.
Nov.18 Festival to pray for safety at an engine manufacturing plant. (Scheduled to start producing and releasing by the end of 2012)
Dec.14 Announcement of fundamental requirements in a new merger of three companies.
Dec.16 Production of ECB-R Assembly started.
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