The Automotive Division exports passenger cars, commercial vehicles including trucks and buses, industrial vehicles, and spare parts produced by automobile and transport equipment makers, primarily in the Toyota Group, in Japan and overseas to countries around the world. The division operates a distributor business and dealer businesses through a global network that spans 146 countries. By building community-based automobile sales systems that provide sales, spare parts, and after-sales service operations and by creating “best in town” dealers that are trusted by customers, the division is working to create a safe and reassuring mobility society.
In emerging regions such as Asia and Latin America, where further growth is expected, we are deeply involved in the broad automotive value chains from upstream to downstream including small- and medium-scale vehicle assembly, sales, captive financing and leasing, after-sales services, and used vehicle distribution and sales. By providing services, with a high degree of added value, we seek to contribute to the development of societies and economies.
To address recent changes in social trends, such as changes in lifestyles in conjunction with the spread of COVID-19, the electrification of automobiles for realizing a carbon neutral society, and rising concern regarding environmental and social problems, the division is expanding business fields so that we can provide means of mobility and services that meet diversifying needs.
In March 2021, our company became the first in the world to obtain the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Performance, Quality and Safety Prequalification (PQS) for our refrigerated vehicles for vaccines. To supply vaccines to every individual, we are taking active measures in the global health field by developing cold chains.
In this manner, we are providing value in four areas—mobility value (the pursuit of safety, security, and comfort), social value (creation of employments and resolution of healthcare issues), environmental value (contributions to the environment and ecosystems), and economic value (revitalization of local economies)— to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.
Furthermore, the division serves as a good business partner on the front line across countries and regions for identifying non-automotive business opportunities to drive the expansion of business fields for Toyota Tsusho as a whole.
- Main Products & Services
- Passenger vehicles
- Commercial vehicles
- Light vehicles
- Automotive parts
Value Creation Business
Worldwide Operations and Regional Strategies
Build and Expand the Mobility Value Chain
Respond to Diversifying Lifestyles and New Mobility Needs
The division currently operates distributors, dealers, and other related businesses and is expanding services in 48 countries and regions with a focus on emerging countries that are expected to experience full-scale motorization in the future. Going forward, we will focus on and actively develop markets in which we can provide added value.
We are increasing the division’s added value and developing business opportunities in broad-ranging value chains from upstream to downstream including the “3S” (sales, spare parts, and after-sales service) operations of dealers. We are also acquiring knowledge in new mobility service areas and working to help solve various problems related to the transportation of people and goods.
1st Quarter of Fiscal year ending March 31, 2022
To further promote our mobility services business, in April 2021 we invested in Purdy Motor S.A., a Toyota and Lexus dealership in Costa Rica. We will aim to help further enhance the value of the Toyota and Lexus brands and contribute to “mobility society” development in Costa Rica as well as the country’s economy.
- Automotive business project introduction