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From weaving machine to Motor Corporation

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Toyota's history begins in the late 19th century, when Sakichi Toyoda invented the first weaving machine that has revolutionized the country's textile industry. In January 1918, Sakichi founded the Toyoda Spinning & Weaving Company and with the help of his son, Kiichiro Toyoda realize his dream - was constructed by an automatic weaving machine 1924th year. Two years later, he founded the company Toyoda Automatic Loom Works (Toyoda automatic weaving machines).

Like his father, Kiichiro was an innovator. During his visit to Europe and the United States in the 1920s, deeply interested in the automotive industry was in its infancy. At the best advantage of the £ 100,000 Sakichi Toyoda received for selling the patent rights to its automatic weaving machine, Kiichiro laid the foundations of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), founded by 1937th year. From weaving machines to cars, Toyota's main guideline was the boundaries of production.

"From this moment, I want to unite together and find a way to create superior vehicles."
Kiichiro Toyoda
The founder, Toyota Motor Corporation, May 1939

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Toyota is at the moment one of the largest car manufacturers in the world, with sales of over 8.8 million models in 2011 on all five continents. A Top 10 list of 500 largest companies by Fortune magazine, Toyota is the world's leading corporations and pride of place favorite car manufacturer, recognition that they believe the company stems from its commitment to customer satisfaction. Toyota as a set of values and principles that are rooted in years when the company was founded in Japan.

Nothing is so good that it can not be better. That's why Toyota continually strive to be better in everything they do. This is not just a motto or slogan that proclaimed, and then forget about it. It's simply the way Toyota do. Therefore they have the word "kaizen" - means "continuous improvement" - and the basic principle that guides us toward their objective of total quality.

Commitment to quality gives real results - results that improve the quality of your life. In Toyota know this because they just have to tell you, always give Toyota high marks in independent customer satisfaction surveys. This is also apparent from the outstanding results achieved at Toyota Material Safety Euro NCAP tests.

Every time you sit behind the wheel of your Toyota and start the engine, you will experience a feeling of complete trust. Confidence that comes from the fact that the car you drive is designed and constructed by people who have in mind primarily at the highest standards of quality and reliability. For Toyota, quality is not just a promise, but a way of life.

Constant efforts to improve standards throughout the workplace have radically reduced the impact of production in our plants on the environment. For example:

Toyota's plants in the United Kingdom and France have reached an ambitious goal: do not waste disposed in landfills. Applying TPS principles, staff closely monitors the production of waste during production and comes up with appropriate solutions to reduce, reuse or recycling of their "waste" materials. This resulted in a reduction of waste is dumped in landfills by 73% since 2001. year.


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