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January 13, 2015

Relocation and Expansion of Regional Headquarters in China, Investment in Test and Evaluation Facilities

Toyoda Gosei Strengthens Technical Development Operations in China

Kiyosu, Japan, January 13, 2015: To strengthen its technical development operations in the China region, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. relocated the regional headquarters for its automotive parts business (Toyoda Gosei (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., short name Shanghai TG) to a larger space in January 2015. In addition to the Shanghai TG regional headquarters, Toyoda Gosei has regional production operations in nine locations in the cities of Tianjin, Zhangjiagang, Fuzhou, and Foshan, plus Taiwan, to provide rubber and plastic parts for the local operations of Toyota Motor Corporation and other automakers.

Shanghai TG’s new location has floor space about four times larger than its previous office and includes a test area. The aim of this move is to create a technical development system that can respond swiftly to the needs of local customers. The new test area has been outfitted with equipment to evaluate interior and exterior products, airbags and other products, and to evaluate rubber and plastic materials. Within three years the number of engineering employees is set to double to approximately fifty, including those engaged in product design at branch locations in Tianjin and Foshan.

Toyoda Gosei will continue to strengthen its technology and development systems globally to be a first-choice supplier to customers worldwide.


About Toyoda Gosei

Established in 1949 and headquartered in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, Toyoda Gosei is a leading specialty manufacturer of rubber and plastic automotive parts and LEDs. Today, the Toyoda Gosei group provides a broad range of high quality products internationally, with a network of some 100 plants and offices in 18 countries and regions. Through its flexible, integrated global supply system and leading-edge technologies for automotive safety, comfort, and environmental protection, Toyoda Gosei is a global supplier that delivers the highest levels of innovation, quality and satisfaction to customers worldwide.


Outline of Shanghai TG (after relocation)

Company name:  Toyoda Gosei (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (Shanghai TG)

Minhang District, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China
(approx. 10 km from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport) 

Representative: Ryo Onishi
Start of operation: January 2015
Investment: Approx. 18 million yuan
Total floor area: 2,400 m2 (office: 1,200 m2, test facility: 1,200 m2)
(compared to approx. 550 m2 in former location [office only])
Employees: Approx. 50 in FY2017 (planned, including Tianjin and Foshan).
(As of January 2015, 24 employees)