New Toyota North American Headquarters Opens in Texas! Last week, Toyota Motor North America celebrated the official opening of its new North American headquarters in Plano, Texas. To celebrate, Toyota held a gala event attended by hundreds of dignitaries, partners, community leaders, and employees who were pleased to see what Toyota calls “a new corporate campus that reaffirms the company’s longstanding commitment to the United States.”
“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. “With team members from four different companies together in one campus location, we believe this will inspire greater collaboration, innovation, and faster decision making as we turn to and lead the future of mobility, all with an eye on our customers.”
Over the past three years, Toyota has invested about $1 billion on its new 100-acre corporate campus in Plano and has moved thousands of team members and families from California, Kentucky and North Texas with occupancy beginning in late spring. This move will continue in phases through December. 2017 marks Toyota’s 60-year anniversary in the United States which has included a commitment of $23.4 billion in direct investment, 10 manufacturing assembly facilities around the country, nearly 1,500 Toyota and Lexus dealerships, and 136,000 direct and dealer employees. Additionally, over the next five years, Toyota plans to spend $10 billion in U.S. capital investments including the construction of its Plano headquarters and improvements to its existing manufacturing facilities.
“The greatest resource we have here in the Lone Star State is our highly-skilled workforce that draws global businesses like Toyota to Texas every day,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “The 4,000 jobs added and Toyota’s impressive new facility are proof of the remarkable momentum of Texas’ continuing economic expansion. I am proud that Toyota is expanding here, and I thank them for their commitment to being an important part of our Texas community.”
“Our new campus has fun, unexpected, and even playful features that reflect our commitment to be a world-class leader in innovation with state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies,” said Doug Beebe, general manager of real estate and facilities for Toyota Motor North America. “It also is a great example of Toyota’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Because of its architecture, its central location, and the lively, flourishing community around it, we can share ideas and make great things happen here. We are proud of this campus because we have designed it to allow team members to get out of their office space and come together. And, that’s really the spirit of One Toyota.”