July 28, 2017
Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) recently celebrated the new opening of its new North American HQ in Plano, Texas with a gala-event that will be attended by company executives, dignitaries, community leaders and partners. The new corporate complex is a state-of-the-art complex that reaffirms Toyota’s longstanding commitment to growing United States sales of Toyota Motor vehicles.
“The opening of our new headquarters in Plano is an extraordinary next step in Toyota’s 60-year journey in the United States,” said Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota in North America. “With team members from four different companies together in one campus location, we believe this will inspire greater collaboration, innovation, and faster decision making as we turn to and lead the future of mobility, all with an eye on our customers. We appreciate the support from President Trump of our continued commitment to investing in the U.S. and sustaining American jobs.”
In 2014, Toyota announced a “One Toyota” initiative that was intended to create more unified operations in North America by bringing together it’s quality engineering, marketing, sales, financial service and corporate leadership in one, easy to navigate location. Their choice of Plano, Texas included relocation of thousands of Toyota team members and families from their previous California, Kentucky and North Texas complexes with an investment of nearly $1 billion to design and construct this new corporate campus.
Additionally, Toyota is celebrating its 60th anniversary of doing business in the United States. Their commitment to US sales and development has included a $23.4 billion direct investment, 10 manufacturing and assembly facilities, nearly 1,500 Toyota and Lexus dealerships and employment of 136,000 direct and dealer employees. Additionally, Toyota indicated that it will spend $10 billion in US capital investments over the next five years, a program that includes construction of the new Plano US HQ and additional improvements to existing manufacturing facilities.
“The greatest resource we have here in the Lone Star State is our highly-skilled workforce that draws global businesses like Toyota to Texas every day,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “The 4,000 jobs added and Toyota’s impressive new facility are proof of the remarkable momentum of Texas’ continuing economic expansion. I am proud that Toyota is expanding here, and I thank them for their commitment to being an important part of our Texas community.”
Toyota will introduce more than 4,000 new jobs in Plano. Additionally, Toyota previously announced that it would hire more than 1,000 new team members from the rich mix of local talent and elsewhere. More than 90 percent of the company’s new hires from the past year for positions in Plano have come from the North Texas market. Toyota has already filled more than 75 percent of its open positions.