Cambridge, Ontario — The Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) plant in Cambridge celebrated a special milestone last Friday, as their ten millionth vehicle came off the assembly line.
Founded in 1986, the TMMC plant further establishes its legacy in Southern Ontario’s automotive manufacturing industry.
“Today’s milestone speaks to how far Toyota’s manufacturing operations in Canada have come over the past three decades,” said the president of TMMC, Frank Voss.
The ten-millionth vehicle coming off the line was a red Lexus NX 350h Hybrid SUV. The fact that the vehicle representing this milestone was an electric vehicle also goes to show the amount of change encountered in the past few decades.
“It’s great to hit our 10-million [vehicle] milestone with a shiny red example of our newest electrified model,” said Voss.
“The year we opened our first plant in Cambridge, our team members built 153 Toyota Corollas and it took over 11 years to produce our first million vehicles,” said Voss.
“Today, we’re Canada’s largest automaker and leading maker of electrified vehicles, building half a million Toyota and Lexus vehicles for the North American market every year.”
TMMC is also one of southwestern Ontario’s largest employers. With two production facilities in Cambridge and another in Woodstock, the TMMC employs over 8,500 people across this section of the province.