Toyota Group

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The Toyota Group (トヨタグループ Toyota Gurūpu?) is a group of companies that have supplier, vendor and investment relationships with Toyota Industries Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation. It is similar to a keiretsu in that no particular entity has outright control over the entire group, although unlike most keiretsu it does not contain a major bank.

Major group companies[edit]

  • Toyota Industries (1926) - original Toyota company; manufactures forklifts and other equipment
  • JTEKT (1935) - manufactures bearings and other components
  • Toyota Motor (1937) - manufactures automobiles
  • Toyota Auto Body (1940) - manufactures truck bodies; 100% owned by Toyota Motor
  • Aichi Steel (1940) - manufactures automotive steel; 30% owned by Toyota Industries and Toyota Motor
  • Toyota Motor East Japan - formed in 2012 by the merger of Kanto Auto Works (1945), Toyota Motors Tohoku and Central Motors
  • Toyota Tsusho (1946) - trading company (sogo shosha) supporting global operations of Toyota Group companies; 33% owned by Toyota Industries and Toyota Motor
  • Aisin Seiki (1949) - manufactures automotive components; 30% owned by Toyota Industries and Toyota Motor
  • Toyoda Gosei (1949) - manufactures automotive components; 43% owned by Toyota Motor
  • Denso (1949) - manufactures air conditioners and other automotive components
  • Toyota Boshoku (1950) - manufactures filters, trim, liners and other automotive components
  • Towa Real Estate (1953) - commercial real estate developer in Nagoya area; holds stock in other Toyota Group companies as an anti-takeover measure
  • Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc. (1960) - performs research and development for other Toyota Group companies
  • Daihatsu (1907) - manufactures compact automobiles; majority stake acquired by Toyota Motor in 1998
  • Toyota Financial Services (2000) - provider of automotive financing and credit cards
  • Toyota Communication Systems Co., Ltd. (2001) - IT system integrator; 100% owned by Toyota Motor
  • Hino Motors - manufacturer of diesel trucks and buses acquired by Toyota Motor in 2001
  • Toyofuji Shipping Co. - international shipping company for Toyota vehicles
  • Toyota Housing Corporation (2003) - residential construction

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