Profile

TMMC is Toyota’s vehicle assembly operation in Ontario, Canada. At TMMC, we have three separate production lines: two in Cambridge and one just down the highway in Woodstock. Established in 1988, our 5.4 million sq. ft. facility employs over 8,500 valuable Team Members. Thanks to these Team Members and the Toyota Production System, TMMC is the most awarded plant for quality in the Americas and has produced over 9,000,000 vehicles. TMMC is an important member of its community and aims to be a leading corporate citizen by sending zero waste to landfill every year, and by supporting local nonprofit organizations.

Plants

TMMC isn’t just one plant; our operations include three different plants — North, West and South. What they all have in common is an approach to manufacturing known as the Toyota Production System or TPS, which has literally changed how automobile manufacturers around the world produce vehicles.

TMMC North

Toyota Cambridge North Plant

Located in Cambridge, Ontario, North was retooled to build the Toyota RAV4 in 2019, becoming the 2nd TMMC plant to build this vehicle. North is also were we will build the Lexus NX starting in 2021.

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TMMC South

Lexus Cambridge South Plant

Also located in Cambridge, Ontario, South is where we build the Lexus RX 350 and the RX 450h, featuring Lexus Hybrid Drive. TMMC holds the distinction of being the first plant outside of Japan to manufacture a Lexus.

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TMMC West

Toyota Woodstock West Plant

TMMC West builds the popular Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 hybrid crossover utility vehicles. Located in Woodstock, Ontario, it’s the newest of our three plants.

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History

TMMC first broke ground in 1986. Since the late 80s, Canadian hands have been making Canada’s favourite vehicles. Our first vehicle rolled off the line in November 1988, and TMMC built just 153 vehicles that year. Now, TMMC has the ability to produce over half a million vehicles every year. This makes TMMC one of Toyota’s top producing global manufacturing facilities. Here is how we moved from small Canadian manufacturer to global automotive leader.

Mar 30, 2022
May 27, 2020
Apr 25, 2019
Feb 27, 2018
May 31 2016
May 6, 2016
Sep 30, 2014
March 26, 2014
Nov 5, 2012
May 22, 2012
Nov 17, 2011
Sep 17, 2010
Mar 1, 2010
Dec 4, 2008
Nov 3, 2008
Dec, 2007
Sep 26, 2007
Sep 20, 2006
Oct 11, 2005
Jun 30, 2005
Jun 28, 2004
Sep 26, 2003
Dec 20, 2002
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Apr 5, 2000
Feb 21, 2000
Sep 22, 1999
Jun 29, 1998
Jan 13, 1998
Aug 5, 1997
Oct 2, 1995
Nov 3, 1994
Sep, 1992
Aug 13, 1992
Nov 30, 1988
May 6, 1986
Dec 12, 1985
27 mai 2020
25 avril 2019
27 février 2018
31 mai 2016
6 mai 2016
30 septembre 2014
26 mars 2014
5 novembre 2012
22 mai 2012
17 novembre 2011
17 septembre 2010
1er mars 2010
4 décembre 2008
3 novembre 2008
Décembre 2007
26 septembre 2007
20 septembre 2006
11 octobre 2005
30 juin 2005
28 juin 2004
26 septembre 2003
20 décembre 2002
3 janvier 2002
8 janvier 2001
5 avril 2000
21 février 2000
22 septembre 1999
29 juin 1998
13 janvier 1998
5 août 1997
2 octobre 1995
3 novembre 1994
Septembre 1992
13 août 1992
30 novembre 1988
6 mai 1986
12 décembre 1985

Mar 30, 2022

TMMC celebrates the start of production of the Lexus NX in the North Plant.

Mar 30, 2022

May 27, 2020

TMMC produces its 9 millionth vehicle – a Matador Red Mica Lexus RX 450h (hybrid).

May 27, 2020

Apr 25, 2019

TMMC Announces that the Lexus NX will be manufactured in the North Plant starting in 2022

Apr 25, 2019

Feb 27, 2018

TMMC produces its 8 millionth vehicle—a Blue Crush Metallic Corolla

Feb 27, 2018

May 31 2016

TMMC manufactures its 7 millionth vehicle – a Matador Red Mica Lexus RX 350

May 31 2016

May 6, 2016

TMMC’s 30th Anniversary (since groundbreaking)

May 6, 2016

Sep 30, 2014

TMMC manufactures its 6,000,000th vehicle.

Sep 30, 2014

March 26, 2014

First Lexus RX 450h is manufactured.

March 26, 2014

Nov 5, 2012

TMMC manufactures its 5,000,000th vehicle.

Nov 5, 2012

May 22, 2012

First RAV4 EV is manufactured.

May 22, 2012

Nov 17, 2011

25th Anniversary Celebrations (from Groundbreaking) in Cambridge.

Nov 17, 2011

Sep 17, 2010

TMMC manufactures its 4,000,000th vehicle.

Sep 17, 2010

Mar 1, 2010

TMMC Woodstock 2nd shift.

Mar 1, 2010

Dec 4, 2008

TMMC West Grand Opening in Woodstock.

Dec 4, 2008

Nov 3, 2008

First RAV4 rolls off the line at the West Plant in Woodstock.

Nov 3, 2008

Dec, 2007

Engine production ends at TMMC’s Cambridge plant.

Dec, 2007

Sep 26, 2007

TMMC manufactures its 3,000,000th vehicle.

Sep 26, 2007

Sep 20, 2006

20th Anniversary Celebrations (from groundbreaking) in Cambridge.

Sep 20, 2006

Oct 11, 2005

Groundbreaking ceremony – TMMC Woodstock.

Oct 11, 2005

Jun 30, 2005

Announcement that Toyota would build a plant in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada.

Jun 30, 2005

Jun 28, 2004

TMMC manufactures its 2,000,000th vehicle.

Jun 28, 2004

Sep 26, 2003

First Lexus RX 330 luxury sport utility vehicle rolls off the line at TMMC.

Sep 26, 2003

Dec 20, 2002

Final Camry Solara rolls off line at TMMC and production is transferred to Kentucky plant.

Dec 20, 2002

Jan 3, 2002

First Matrix CUV rolls off the line.

Jan 3, 2002

Jan 8, 2001

Announcement that all-new Matrix Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) to be built at TMMC.

Jan 8, 2001

Apr 5, 2000

Announcement that TMMC will manufacture the luxury Lexus RX 330 SUV starting in 2003 – the only Lexus assembly plant outside of Japan.

Apr 5, 2000

Feb 21, 2000

First Camry Solara convertible is manufactured.

Feb 21, 2000

Sep 22, 1999

TMMC manufactures its 1,000,000th vehicle.

Sep 22, 1999

Jun 29, 1998

First Camry Solara coupe rolls off the line.

Jun 29, 1998

Jan 13, 1998

Cambridge Visitor Centre opens; school tours begin.

Jan 13, 1998

Aug 5, 1997

Corolla production shifted to new expansion area and retooling of original Corolla line begins to prepare for introduction of brand-new Camry Solara coupe.

Aug 5, 1997

Oct 2, 1995

Engine Production begins at TMMC.

Oct 2, 1995

Nov 3, 1994

Major expansion of TMMC is announced, which will double capacity and employment.

Nov 3, 1994

Sep, 1992

First major model change.

Sep, 1992

Aug 13, 1992

Test track opens as part of overall quality operations at TMMC.

Aug 13, 1992

Nov 30, 1988

First car, a four-door Corolla sedan, rolls off the line. It remains on display at TMMC.

Nov 30, 1988

May 6, 1986

Groundbreaking ceremony.

May 6, 1986

Dec 12, 1985

Announcement Toyota would build a plant in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.

Dec 12, 1985

27 mai 2020

TMMC produit son neuf millionième véhicule, un Lexus RX 450h (hybride) Rouge matador mica.

27 mai 2020

25 avril 2019

TMMC annonce que le Lexus NX sera fabriqué à son usine Nord à partir de 2022.

25 avril 2019

27 février 2018

TMMC produit son huit millionième véhicule, une Corolla Bleu choc métallisé.

27 février 2018

31 mai 2016

TMMC produit son sept millionième véhicule, un Lexus RX 350 Rouge matador mica.

31 mai 2016

6 mai 2016

30e anniversaire de l’usine de TMMC (depuis la cérémonie d’inauguration des travaux).

6 mai 2016

30 septembre 2014

TMMC fabrique son six millionième véhicule.

30 septembre 2014

26 mars 2014

Fabrication du premier Lexus RX 450h.

26 mars 2014

5 novembre 2012

TMMC fabrique son cinq millionième véhicule.

5 novembre 2012

22 mai 2012

Fabrication du premier RAV4 EV.

22 mai 2012

17 novembre 2011

25e anniversaire de l’usine de Cambridge (depuis la cérémonie d’inauguration des travaux).

17 novembre 2011

17 septembre 2010

TMMC fabrique son quatre millionième véhicule.

17 septembre 2010

1er mars 2010

L’usine TMMC de Woodstock ajoute un deuxième quart de travail.

1er mars 2010

4 décembre 2008

Grande ouverture de l’usine TMMC Ouest de Woodstock.

4 décembre 2008

3 novembre 2008

Sortie du premier RAV4 des chaînes de montage de l’usine Ouest de Woodstock.

3 novembre 2008

Décembre 2007

Fin de la production de moteurs à l’usine TMMC de Cambridge.

Décembre 2007

26 septembre 2007

TMMC fabrique son trois millionième véhicule.

26 septembre 2007

20 septembre 2006

L’usine de Cambridge célèbre son 20e anniversaire (depuis la cérémonie d’inauguration des travaux).

20 septembre 2006

11 octobre 2005

Cérémonie d’inauguration des travaux à l’usine TMMC de Woodstock.

11 octobre 2005

30 juin 2005

Annonce de la construction d’une usine Toyota à Woodstock, en Ontario, Canada.

30 juin 2005

28 juin 2004

TMMC fabrique son deux millionième véhicule.

28 juin 2004

26 septembre 2003

Sortie des chaînes de montage de l’usine de TMMC du premier véhicule utilitaire sport de luxe Lexus RX 330.

26 septembre 2003

20 décembre 2002

Sortie des chaînes de montage de l’usine TMMC de la dernière Camry Solara avant le transfert de sa production à l’usine du Kentucky.

20 décembre 2002

3 janvier 2002

Sortie des chaînes de montage du premier multisegment Matrix.

3 janvier 2002

8 janvier 2001

TMMC annonce qu’elle fabriquera le tout nouveau véhicule utilitaire multisegment Matrix.

8 janvier 2001

5 avril 2000

TMMC annonce qu’à partir de 2003 elle fabriquera le VUS de luxe Lexus RX 330, devenant ainsi la première usine de montage Lexus à l’extérieur du Japon.

5 avril 2000

21 février 2000

Fabrication de la première Camry Solara décapotable.

21 février 2000

22 septembre 1999

TMMC fabrique son premier millionième véhicule.

22 septembre 1999

29 juin 1998

Sortie des chaînes de montage du premier coupé Camry Solara.

29 juin 1998

13 janvier 1998

Ouverture du Centre des visiteurs et début des visites guidées à Cambridge.

13 janvier 1998

5 août 1997

La production de la Corolla passe à une nouvelle zone d’agrandissement, et on amorce le réoutillage de la première chaîne de montage de la Corolla pour préparer l’introduction du tout nouveau coupé Camry Solara.

5 août 1997

2 octobre 1995

Début de la production de moteurs à l’usine TMMC.

2 octobre 1995

3 novembre 1994

Annonce d’un important projet d’agrandissement de l’usine TMMC, qui doit doubler la capacité de production et le nombre d’emplois.

3 novembre 1994

Septembre 1992

Premier changement majeur de génération de véhicules.

Septembre 1992

13 août 1992

Ouverture de la piste d’essais dans le cadre des opérations de qualité globales de TMMC.

13 août 1992

30 novembre 1988

Sortie de la première voiture des chaînes de montage, une berline Corolla 4 portes. La voiture est toujours exposée à l’usine TMMC.

30 novembre 1988

6 mai 1986

Cérémonie d’inauguration des travaux.

6 mai 1986

12 décembre 1985

Toyota annonce la construction d’une usine à Cambridge, en Ontario, Canada.

12 décembre 1985

RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF CANADA’S TOP EMPLOYERS

Awards

TMMC is the most awarded automotive manufacturing facility in all of the Americas. We consistently win quality awards for our manufacturing and our vehicles, which is one of the ways we measure our success. We are proud to be one of the best manufacturing facilities in the world, currently holding 19 Plant Quality awards and 12 Vehicle Segment awards.

Plant Awards

2011, 2014, 2019
Platinum Plant Quality Award

1991, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2018
Gold Plant Quality Award

1992, 2015
Silver Plant Quality Award

1993, 2000, 2012, 2018, 2019, 2020
Bronze Plant Quality Award

Vehicle Awards

2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2012, 2016, 2018, 2019
Segment Award “Corolla”

2005, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2019
Segment Award “RX 350”

How We Build

Everything starts with safety – this is TMMC’s top priority, always. For the vehicles we build, TMMC prides ourselves on our build quality. It’s no surprise we’ve won 19 Plant Quality awards. All 19 awards can be attributed to our valuable Team Members and the Toyota Production System, or TPS. TPS combines Just-In-Time processing with Jidoka, automation with a human touch, to eliminate all possible waste. By eliminating all waste, every action we take adds value to the product and the customer.

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Sponsorship

TMMC is a local philanthropic leader and aims to be a respected corporate citizen in the community. As part of this effort, TMMC is a proud corporate sponsor of the United Way. We also support numerous nonprofit organizations in Waterloo Region and Oxford County. The TMMC Donations Committee meets monthly to review requests for funding.

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Environmental Responsibility

In 2004 TMMC set the goal of sending zero waste to landfill. Starting in 2006, we met that goal through comprehensive recycling, reusing, reducing, and composting programs. We continue to set new environmental goals every year raising the bar for our manufacturing operations.

ZERO WASTE

In almost all cases, any given person would assume manufacturing 500,000 vehicles every year creates significant waste. Think again. Back in 2004, TMMC set the goal of sending zero waste to landfill. In just two years, we achieved that goal. Through comprehensive reducing, reusing, recycling, and composting, TMMC continues to meet this goal year after year, and sets new environmental goals regularly to continue raising the bar.

WATER AND ENERGY

TMMC aims to be a good corporate citizen in its community. As part of these efforts, we developed an initiative to dramatically reduce the water used in painting cars and to use previously wasted energy to heat the water used in our manufacturing process. In total, this effort saves about the same amount of hydro that 280 households would use in a year.

ISO 14001

ISO 14001 may just seem like a bunch of letters and numbers, but it certifies TMMC’s environmental efforts. The ISO 14001 certification authenticates that TMMC has a true environmental policy and a management system designed to track its performance. Getting our ISO 14001 certification is entirely voluntary and cements our will to care for our community.

ECOPAK

ECOPAK is TMMC’s Corporate Environmental Policy. As part of our ongoing efforts to be a good corporate citizen, TMMC is committed to protecting the environment and ensuring that our automobile manufacturing processes are safe for our Team Members, the community, and the environment. Using ECOPAK, we actively promote environmental awareness among our Team Members, lead activities to protect the environment, and set environmental objectives and goals.