From The Beginning
Toyota is the largest listed company in Japan, having double the revenue of the #2 company, which was a bank. In 2012 they passed a milestone, reporting production of their 200 millionth vehicle. They were also the first automobile manufacturer to produce more than 10 million vehicles in a single year. In addition to the motor corporation, Toyota group is one of the largest conglomerates in the world.
A Broad Range
Toyota currently produce vehicles under five different marques. We are all familiar with Toyota and Lexus, but they also own Hino, Ranz and Scion. In addition to this they own over 50% of Daihatsu, and have stakes in Tesla, Isuzu, and Fuji Heavy Industries. They also have joint ventures in China, India and the Czech Republic. In addition to this they also hold stakes in many other non-automotive companies. World dominance can’t be far away.