The 100-acre campus will be home to more than 4,000 Toyota employees, many of whom relocated to the Dallas suburb from California and Kentucky.
After spending three years and over a billion dollars on its construction, Toyota officially opened its new national headquarters in Plano, Texas, today.
Employees at both the previous Toyota headquarters in Southern California and some of Toyota’s other regional facilities were given as long as two years to make the decision to move.
“We’re going to be quicker to market and quicker to respond to what customers are telling us,” he said.
Toyota had previously come under fire from the president for moving some production of the Corolla from Canada to a plant in Mexico.
Toyota Opens New North American Headquarters In Texas News
Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA), headquartered in Plano, Texas, brings together Toyota’s marketing, sales, engineering and manufacturing arms in North America.
The company will have jobs for up to 4,000 Toyota team members in Plano.
More than 90 percent of the company’s new hires from the past year for positions in Plano have come from the North Texas market.
“The opening of our new headquarters in Plano is an extraordinary next step in Toyota’s 60-year journey in the United States,” said Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota in North America.
Three years ago, Toyota announced its “One Toyota” initiative to create more unified operations in North America, in part, by bringing together its quality engineering, sales, marketing, financial services, and corporate functions in one location.
referring to Toyota’s $1 billion headquarters in Plano, Texas, will house about 4,000 employees.
“That’s one of the reasons why we’re here in a new $1 billion headquarters in Texas.”
Three years and $1 billion after announcing it was leaving its longtime Southern California perch, Toyota cut the ribbon on its new North American headquarters in north Texas with a champagne reception attended by Gov.
“I’ll never forget the day we held the groundbreaking ceremony on the site here,” Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota North America, told the assembled crowd on Thursday.
The 100-acre site has 2 million square feet of office space, a gym and several dining options (below).
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