From being a sole trading & investment company to becoming a world-class leader
Toyota Tsusho is a member of the Toyota Group, which comprises of 17 companies: Toyota Motors, Toyota Industries, Aichi Steel, JTEKT, Toyota Auto Body, Aisin Seiki, Denso, Toyota Boshoku, Towa Real Estate, Toyota Central R&D Labs, Toyota Motor East Japan, Toyota Tsusho Global, Hino Motors, Daihatsu Motor, Toyota Home, Toyota Motor Kyushu, and Toyota Tsusho.
As the Toyota Group's sole general trading company, we gather information and promote the development of new businesses from a global perspective. As automotive professionals with unique capabilities and know-how, we strive to lead the Toyota Group with a challenge to develop the evolution of next-generation mobility to contribute to the development of both society and the Toyota Group.
From beginning our journey in 1948, as a sole general trading company in the Toyota Group to becoming a world-class leader in the automotive and non-automotive businesses, Toyota Tsusho has diversified its businesses onto a wide range of domains like Metals, Global Parts & Logistics, Automotive, Machinery, Energy & Project, Chemicals & Electronics, Food & Consumer Services, and Africa. Each division is maintained by a highly specialized team that leverages the unique capabilities of the respective division with a customer-oriented approach.
Working towards becoming No. 1 in Africa
Our operations in Africa stretch back over 90 years, beginning in 1922 with the import of cotton from East Africa, and starting the automotive export business in 1964, among other activities. We have rooted in Africa by expanding our business scope in automobile sales and other downstream businesses where we endeavor to develop markets with a long-term perspective of growing together with the various regions and people of Africa.
After many years of political instability, Africa has recently become more stable with increasing progress in democratization. With the emergence of middle class and expansion of consumer markets, we will aggressively develop our consumer businesses in collaboration with CFAO (an acquired equity of Toyota Tsusho).
To expand our presence in Africa, we plan to contribute to the independent development of African society through our business, as well as human resource development and CSR activities.
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