Accumulated Domestic Production of 100 Million vehicles
By October 1999, Toyota had reached a domestic production of more than 100 million vehicles and a worldwide cumulative production of about 112 million vehicles, since its founding. This world-class record is proof of our continuing efforts to satisfy customer expectations.
Research and development has made possible technological advancements in quality manufacturing, safety, efficiency and environmental preservation, all of which contribute to enhancing customer satisfaction.
Further, this accomplishment is made possible through the Toyota Production System (TPS), originally a means of achieving mass-production efficiency with a small production volume of a few thousand vehicles per year. Just-in-time (JIT) production and in-process quality assurance are hallmarks of the TPS, which is applied throughout the Company's global production structure. TPS has become the basis for highly efficient 'lean' manufacturing in industries worldwide.