Toyota Australia is a significant contributor to the Australian economy through direct and indirect employment, capital investment and export revenue.
Since 2004, Toyota has invested more than $1 billion in Australian manufacturing facilities. This includes investment to support new model launches and facilitate increased production capacity.
Preparation for new models included the consolidation of all manufacturing operations at Altona in 2006.
Toyota builds the Camry, Camry Hybrid and V6 Aurion at its Altona plant for local and overseas markets. The fully integrated Altona manufacturing plant incorporates state-of-the-art weld, paint and assembly shops to produce cars that have been recognised as Australia's best quality locally-built vehicles.
Toyota Australia's investment in local suppliers forms an integral component as part of the supplier development overall strategy. This initiative saw Toyota specialists coordinate with selected suppliers to assess their processes and facilitate improvement activities. The consequent enhancements to supplier function allowed Toyota Australia to continue their local partnerships without the need to source from the overseas market.