This multinational corporation headquartered in the city of Toyota in Japan, was founded in 1937.
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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is a part of the Toyota Group, which is one amongst the world’s largest conglomerates till date. TMC is the 1st automobile manufacturer in the world to produce above 10 million vehicles in one production year and has over 344,109 employees as of 2015.
Toyota Motor Corporation is listed in the London and New York Stock exchanges in addition to being publicly traded in Japan. The group also functions in the non-automotive business domains that includes the following: e-Toyota, that focusses on integration of IT services & automobiles; Toyota Finance, that offers high-quality retail finance to its customers in 35 countries and regions; Toyota Housing, that provides aff-ordable and environment-friendly smart houses; Toyota Marine Products, that manufactures engines and boats for marine crafts; Green Business, that promotes green roofing, biomass and other associated businesses.
The company holds multitude of achievements that was achieved through its years of efficient practices and philosophies including its Lean Manufacturing & Just in Time Production techniques, which made its growth and success significant and instrumental over years which is now called the Toyota Way. It has around 54 manufacturing companies in over 28 countries and regions outside Japan.
TMC generated a revenue of $255.61 billion and a profit of $20.39 billion in the financial year ending 2015. Also, Toyota has held a strong place as the biggest company in terms of market capitalization in Japan every year for the past 9 years followed by Softbank.
Besides being a leader in manufacturing and production of automobiles, Toyota is also a leader in manufacturing environmentally friendly and assistive vehicle technologies.