Award signifies highest initial quality of any plant in the world
CAMBRIDGE, ON, Nov. 18, 2011 /CNW/ - Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada
(TMMC) celebrated its Platinum Plant Quality Award today at ceremonies
in Cambridge, Ontario. TMMC's Cambridge South Plant was recognized as
the highest ranked plant in the world for initial quality in a tie with
two other plants; one in the United States and the other in Japan. This
year, 121 qualifying plants around the world were reviewed. This is
TMMC's first Platinum recognition.
Fin O'Neill, President, J.D. Power and Associates joined the award
ceremony. During the presentation, Mr. O'Neill noted that, "The entire
Cambridge facility, including both North and South lines, has received
nine awards for manufacturing quality over time - more than any other Canadian plant in IQS history."
The President of Toyota Motor North America, Yoshi Inaba also joined the
ceremony, telling Cambridge Team Members, "You are the only plant to
build Lexus vehicles outside of Japan. Now, you are the first Toyota
plant outside of Japan to receive the Platinum Award." He went on to
say, "Your strong teamwork and commitment to quality is well-known
within Toyota. Now, it is known around the world."
TMMC President, Brian Krinock commented, "Customers do have a voice and
that's what makes this award so special. Our team members build each
vehicle as they were making it for their own families. We will display
this award with pride."
TMMC Chairman, Ray Tanguay, has been with TMMC for 20 years. While
speaking to Team Members, he reflected, "Twenty years ago I had no idea
how high TMMC would climb or how successful we'd become." He went on to
tell them, "You have earned your place among the very best car
manufacturing companies in the world."
This is TMMC's ninth J.D. Power Award for Initial Plant Quality. The
nine awards are as follows:
1991, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2010
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.
For information about Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, visit www.tmmc.ca
For more information about Toyota products, visit www.toyota.ca
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