Toyota

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Fujio Cho (Chairman and Representative Director) Katsuaki Watanabe (Vice chairman and Representative Director) Akio Toyoda (President and Representative Director)

Toyota Motor Corporation (Japanese: トヨタ自動車株式会社 Toyota Jidōsha Kabushiki-gaisha?, TYO: 7203), LSE: TYT, NYSETM, commonly known simply as Toyota and abbreviated as TMC, is a multinational automaker headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. In 2009, Toyota Motor Corporation employed 71,116 people worldwide (total Toyota 320,808).[3] TMC is the world's largest automobile manufacturer by sales[4][5] and production.[6]

The company was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda in 1937 as a spinoff from his father's company Toyota Industries to create automobiles. Three years earlier, in 1934, while still a department of Toyota Industries, it created its first product, the Type A engine, and, in 1936, its first passenger car, the Toyota AA. Toyota Motor Corporation group companies are Toyota (including the Scion brand), Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino Motors,[7] along with several "non-automotive" companies.[8] TMC is part of the Toyota Group, one of the largest conglomerates in the world.

Toyota Motor Corporation is headquartered in Toyota City, Aichi and in Tokyo.[9] In addition to manufacturing automobiles, Toyota provides financial services through its Toyota Financial Services division and also builds robots.

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