The Automotive Division exports passenger cars, commercial vehicles, trucks, buses, material handling machineries, motorcycles, and spare parts manufactured primarily by the Toyota Group in Japan to countries around the world, and also exports products manufactured outside Japan to other countries. The Division’s global network covers 146 nations, with the Division having its own business management operations in 48 nations. (Including the vehicle business of the Africa Division, this total becomes 175 nations worldwide, with the Division having its own business management operations in 87 nations.)
In countries, primarily new emerging nations, where the Division already operates distributor businesses, it is establishing and expanding value chains and promoting small- and mediumscale vehicle assembly, vehicle installation and conversion, used vehicle sales, captive finance and lease, and other businesses related to automotive sales. The Division develops unique strengths by combining these businesses and functions.
The successful operation of multifaceted automotive sales business initiatives in many countries enables the Division to provide the additional functions of rapidly gathering information on political and economic trends, market trends, and consumer behavior in each country, and then provide feedback to the Company on marketing strategies and planning, as well as to automobile manufacturers on product development and production plans.