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  • Toyota Community
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  • Inside Toyota

     

    Toyota Motor Corporation is the international corporation headquartered in Japan as well as is the globe's biggest automaker. As of the year 2008, Toyota employs about 316,000 people all across the world.

     

    In the year 1934, while still the department of Toyota Industries, it formed its primary product Type A engine as well as in the year 1936 its initial traveler car Toyota AA. The company was ultimately established by Kiichiro Toyoda in the year 1937 as a spin-off from his father's corporation Toyota Industries to generate automobiles. Toyota at present owns as well as operates Scion and Lexus brands and has the majority shareholding bet in Daihatsu Motors, as well as minority shareholdings in Fuji Heavy Industries, Yamaha Motors and Isuzu Motors. The company comprises 522 subsidiaries.

     

    Toyota is headquartered in Toyota City as well as Nagoya in Aichi, plus in Tokyo. Besides manufacturing automobiles, Toyota gives financial services during its division Toyota monetary Services plus also generates robots. Toyota Finance and Industries divisions form bulk of Toyota Group, one of the biggest conglomerates in the globe. In 2009 January it announced the conclusion of all its Japanese plants for about 11 days to decrease output as well as stocks of unsold vehicles. Early in the year 2009, though company representatives refused confirmation, media sources accounted that Akio Toyoda, grandson of founder, would be promoted in June from the vice-president to the place of President, substituting Katsuaki Watanabe.

     

    Vehicles were initially sold in the name "Toyoda", from family name of company's creator, Kiichiro Toyoda. In 1936 September, the corporation ran a community contest to plan a new logo. Beyond 27,000 entries the succeeding entry was a 3 Japanese katakana letters for "Toyoda" in the circle. However Risaburo Toyoda, who got married in the family as well as was not born by that name, chosen "Toyota" since it took 8 brush strokes for writing in Japanese, was visually easier (leaving off 2 ticks at the conclusion) and with voiceless consonant in spite of a voiced one. Since "Toyoda" factually means "fertile rice paddies", altering the name also assisted to distance company from links with old fashioned farming. The recently formed remark was trademarked as well as the company was registered in 1937 August as the "Toyota Motor Company".

     

    In mostly Chinese speaking countries, Toyota is recognized as "豊田". These are similar characters as founding family's name "Toyoda" in Japanese, which interpret to "fertile rice paddies" in Chinese language also. From 1947 September, Toyota's small-sized automobiles were sold in the name "Toyopet" (トヨペット). The primary vehicle sold in this name was Toyopet SA however it also incorporated vehicles like the Toyopet SB light truck, Toyopet Crown, Toyopet Stout light truck and Toyopet Corona. Though, when Toyota finally entered American market in the year 1957 with the Crown, name was not well established because of connotations of pets and Toys. The name was quickly dropped for American market however continued in other markets till the mid 1960's.

     

     


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