The Indian Passenger Car Market is a very active scenario with players like Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai in the lead. TATA Motors still remains a strong player and maintains its market share. Toyota has recently entered the market through the launch of Innova, Ethios and Fortuner. Toyota is steadily growing in market share through a joint venture (89;11) with Kirloskar Industries. The Joint Venture named Toyota Kirloskar Motors Industries (TKML) with a 430 acres manufacturing facility in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
Toyota Motor Corporation, abbreviated TMC, is a multinational automaker headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. In 2010, Toyota employed 317,734 people worldwide, and was the world’s largest automobile manufacturer in 2010 by production. The company was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda in 1937 as a spinoff from his father’s company Toyota Industries to create automobiles.
Three years earlier, in 1934, while still a department of Toyota Industries, it created its first product, the Type A engine, and, in 1936, its first passenger car, the Toyota AA. Toyota Motor Corporation group companies are Toyota (including the Scion brand), Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino Motors, along with several “non-automotive” companies. TMC is part of the Toyota Group, one of the largest conglomerates in the world. Toyota is headquartered in Toyota City, Aichi. Its Tokyo office is located in Bunkyo, Tokyo. Its Nagoya office is located in Nakamura-ku, Nagoya. In addition to manufacturing automobiles, Toyota provides financial services through its Toyota Financial Services division and also builds robots. Worldwide presence
The Camry is assembled in several facilities around the world including Australia, China, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Thailand, India, Vietnam and the United states. Toyota has factories in most parts of the world, manufacturing or assembling vehicles for local markets. Toyota has manufacturing or assembly plants in Japan, Australia, India, Sri Lanka, Canada, Indonesia, Poland, South Africa, Turkey, Colombia, the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Brazil, Portugal, and more recently, Argentina, Czech Republic, Mexico, Malaysia, Thailand, Pakistan, Egypt, China, Vietnam, Venezuela, the Philippines, and Russia. Toyota’s net revenue
by geographical regions for the year ended March 31, 2007 Geographic region| Total sales ( Yen in millions)|
Japan| 8,152,884|North America| 8,771,495|Europe| 3,346,013|Asia| 1,969,957|Others| 1,707,742|In 2002, Toyota initiated the “Innovative International Multi-purpose vehicle” project (IMV) to optimize global manufacturing and supply systems for pickup trucks and multipurpose vehicles, and to satisfy market demand in more than 140 countries worldwide. IMV called for diesel engines to be made in Thailand, gasoline engines in Indonesia and manual transmissions in India and the Philippines, for supply to the countries charged with vehicle production. For vehicle assembly, Toyota would use plants in Thailand, Indonesia, Argentina and South Africa. These four main IMV production and export bases supply Asia, Europe, Africa, Oceania, Latin America and the Middle East with three IMV vehicles: The Toyota Hilux (Vigo), the Fortuner, and the Toyota Innova.
Tata Motors Limited (NSE: TATAMOTORS, BSE: 500570, NYSE: TTM) is an Indian multinational automotive corporation headquartered in Mumbai, India. It is the eighteenth largest motor vehicle manufacturing company in the world by volume. Part of the Tata Group, it was formerly known as TELCO (TATA Engineering and Locomotive Company). Its products include passenger cars, trucks, vans and coaches.
Tata Motors is South Asia’s largest automobile company; it is the leader in commercial vehicles and among the top three in passenger vehicles. Worldwide it is the world’s fourth-largest truck manufacturer and second-largest bus manufacturer. It has auto manufacturing and assembly plants in Jamshedpur, Pantnagar, Lucknow, Sanand, Dharwad and Pune, India, as well as in Argentina, South Africa, Thailand and the United Kingdom. Tata Motors has produced and sold over 6.5 million vehicles in India since 1954. Originally a manufacturer of locomotives, the company
manufactured its first commercial vehicle in 1954 in collaboration with Daimler-Benz AG, which ended in 1969. In 2010, Tata Motors surpassed Reliance to win the coveted title of ‘India’s most valuable brand’ in an annual survey conducted by Brand Finance and The Economic Times. Tata Motors is a part of the Tata Group manages its share-holding through Tata Sons. The company expanded its operations to commercial vehicle sector in 1954 after forming a joint venture with Daimler-Benz AG of Germany. Despite the success of its commercial vehicles, Tata realized his company had to diversify and he began to look at other products.
Based on consumer demand, he decided that building a small car would be the most practical new venture. So in 1998 it launched Tata Indica, India’s first fully indigenous passenger car. Designed to be inexpensive and simple to build and maintain, the Indica became a hit in the Indian market. It was also exported to Europe, especially the UK. Tata acquired Spanish bus and coach manufacturer Hispano Carrocera in 2009. In 2006 it formed a joint venture with Marcopolo S.A. of Brazil, and introduced low-floor buses in the Indian Market under the name Tata Marcopolo Bus. Recently, it has acquired British Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), which includes the Daimler and Lanchester brand names.