Toyota Motor Corporation Corporate Office AddressToyota Motor Corporation
601 Lexington Ave 49th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Contact Toyota Motor CorporationPhone Number: (212) 223-0303
Fax Number: (212) 759-7670
Email: Email Toyota Motor Corporation
ExecutivesCEO: James Lentz
CFO: Chris Ballinger
COO: Christine Ivester
Toyota Motor Corporation History
Toyota is a Japanese automaker with worldwide headquarters in Toyota, Aichi, Japan.
Kiichiro Toyoda started the company in 1937 as a spin-off of his father’s company, Toyota Industries. It was previously a division of the same company beginning in 1933.
Toyoda means fertile rice paddies in Japanese, so the company name was changed slightly so as not to be associated with farming.
Toyota entered the American market in 1957. In the 1960’s the U.S. began to put high tariffs on imported vehicles. In response, Toyota began to manufacture vehicles in the U.S. in the early 1980’s.
In response to the 1973 oil crisis consumers began to demand smaller cars with better fuel efficiency.
In the 1990’s Toyota began to branch out from this restriction to produce larger and more luxurious vehicles, including several lines of SUVs. Toyota began to produce the world’s first hybrid car, the Prius, in 1997.
Today Toyota is the world’s largest automobile manufacturer by production and the world’s thirteenth largest company. The company has over 300,000 employees worldwide and had $225.8 billion in revenue in 2012.