Lexus plant is first Toyota plant outside of Japan to win global
CAMBRIDGE, ON, June 23, 2011 /CNW/ - Canadians were named as best in the
world today when J.D. Power and Associates announced the Toyota Motor
Manufacturing Canada Inc. (TMMC) Lexus plant has earned the Platinum
Plant Quality award for the best global automotive manufacturing
facility. This year, 142 manufacturing plants around the world were
reviewed. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada currently manufactures the
Toyota Corolla, Toyota Matrix, Toyota RAV4 and the Lexus RX 350
vehicles and has two plants in Cambridge, ON and one plant in
Woodstock, ON. The company employs approximately 6,500 employees.
The 2011 J.D. Power and Associates Platinum Plant Quality award for
manufacturing was a tie, with the Toyota Kyushu plant in Japan and the
Honda plant in Greensburg, IN also being named as platinum winners.
This is the first time that a Toyota plant outside of Japan has been
awarded with a Platinum award.
The TMMC South Lexus plant opened in Cambridge in 2003 and remains the
only Lexus plant outside of Japan. TMMC President, Brian Krinock
commented, "We're honoured to receive this award because it comes from
our customers. It directly confirms that the skill, dedication and
craftsmanship of our Team Members is recognized and appreciated."
For information about Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, visit www.tmmc.ca
For more information about Toyota products, visit www.toyota.ca
SOURCE Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.
For further information:
Greig Mordue, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.