Issue: Apr 2007


Toyota Honors Top Suppliers For 2006



Eleven suppliers honored with Superior Award at annual ceremony including Delphi, Johnson Control and Lear

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Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) presented awards for its top North American suppliers in 2006. The awards acknowledge those suppliers who have met Toyota's highest standards in quality, delivery, diversity, technology/development and value improvement for parts and materials.

The following suppliers were recognized with Superior Awards in the areas of Quality, Delivery and Supplier Diversity:

-- Aisin World Corp. of America, Aisin Electronics, Inc., Stockton,
California (Quality)
-- Akebono Brake Co., Elizabethtown, Kentucky (Quality)
-- Delphi Thermal Systems, Troy, Michigan (Quality)
-- Denso International America, Inc., Fuel Injector Division, Athens,
Tennessee (Quality & Delivery)
-- Denso International America, Inc., Ceramic Products Division, Athens,
Tennessee (Quality & Delivery)
-- Denso International America, Inc., Starters/Alternators Division,
Maryville, Tennessee (Delivery)
-- Denso International America, Inc., Weastec, Inc., Hillsboro, Ohio
(Quality)
-- Diamond Electric Manufacturing Corp., Dundee, Michigan (Delivery)
-- Johnson Controls, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Supplier Diversity)
-- Johnson Matthey, West Deptford, New Jersey (Quality & Delivery)
-- Lear Corporation, Southfield, Michigan (Supplier Diversity)
-- Nova Chemicals, Inc., Monaca, Pennsylvania (Quality)
-- Trim Masters, Inc., Harrodsburg, Kentucky (Delivery)
-- U.S. Engine Valve Company, Marshall, Michigan (Quality & Delivery)



The awards were given at Toyota's Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony held in Covington, Kentucky, which brings together the automaker's approximately 500 North American suppliers to share expectations for the coming business year and to recognize outstanding performance among suppliers.

"Thanks to our suppliers' focus on quality, delivery, diversity, technology and development and value improvements, they have been a key part of Toyota's success in North America," said Atsushi Kume, senior vice president of TEMA. "We thank them for their efforts in 2006 which saw the successful launch of the all-new Camry and all-new Tundra."

All awards in the Supplier Diversity category are awarded to the entire company and reflect the company's initiatives and outstanding efforts to help Toyota meet their minority procurement targets. Last November, Toyota announced that its entire U.S. operations will target ten percent of the company's overall U.S. purchases of parts, goods and services with minority businesses.

Toyota currently has six vehicle manufacturing plants and seven engine/component plants in North America. In addition, two new plants are under construction -- in Woodstock, Ontario and Blue Springs, Mississippi. Also, Toyota will begin Camry production at Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA) later this spring.

Toyota (NYSE:TM) established operations in North America in 1957 and will operate 15 manufacturing plants in North America by 2010. There are more than 1,700 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in North America which sold more than 2.8 million vehicles in 2006. Toyota directly employs over 41,000 in North America and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18.6 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. Toyota's annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from North American suppliers totals more than $28.5 billion. Toyota currently produces 11 vehicles in North America, including the Avalon, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Corolla, Matrix, Sienna, Solara, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra and the Lexus RX 350. By 2010, Toyota will have the annual capacity to build approximately 2.2 million cars and trucks, 1.45 million engines and 600,000 automatic transmissions.

Current and potential suppliers can visit www.ToyotaSupplier.com for information on Toyota's purchasing policies, newsworthy articles and learn more about Toyota's purchasing principles.

SUPERIOR AWARDS

Supplier Name Plant Commodity Award Award
Location Level Category

Aisin World Corp. Stockton, CA Electronic Superior Quality
of America control units
Aisin Electronics, and sensors
Inc.

Akebono Brake Elizabethtown, Foundation Superior Quality
Company KY brakes,
Elizabethtown Plant friction
material

Delphi Thermal Troy, MI AC systems Superior Quality
Systems and radiators

Denso International Athens, TN Oxygen sensors, Superior Quality
America, Inc. spark plugs, &
Denso Manufacturing ignition coil Delivery
Athens Tennessee,
Inc. Ceramic Products
Division

Denso International Hillsboro, OH Cam & crank Superior Quality
America, Inc. sensor
Weastec, Inc.

Denso International Maryville, TN Starters & Superior Delivery
America, Inc. alternators
Denso Manufacturing
Tennessee, Inc.
Starters/Alternators
Division

Denso International Athens, TN Fuel injectors Superior Delivery
America, Inc. &
Denso Manufacturing Quality
Athens Tennessee, Inc.
Fuel Injectors Division

Diamond Electric Dundee, MI Ignition coil Superior Delivery
Manufacturing
Corporation

Johnson Controls, Plymouth, MI Seats and other Superior Supplier
Inc. interior trim, Diversity**
including
headliners,
overhead
consoles,
visors,
electronics,
and headliner
modules

Johnson Matthey West Deptford, Chloroplatinic Superior Delivery
NJ Acid and &
Rhodium Quality
Chloride
solutions

Lear Corporation Southfield, MI Interior Superior Supplier
plastic Diversity**
components

Nova Chemicals, Inc. Monaca, PA Resins for Superior Quality
instrument
panels

Trim Masters, Inc. - Harrodsburg, Door Trim and Superior Delivery
Bardstown KY complete seats
for Avalon,
Camry, and
Solara

U.S. Engine Valve Marshall, MI Intake and Superior Delivery
Company exhaust engine &
valves Quality



EXCELLENT AWARDS

Supplier Name Plant Commodity Award Award
Location Level Category

Aisin World Corp. London, KY Electronic Excellent Delivery
of America control &
Aisin Automotive units and Quality
Casting, LLC. sensors

Amtex, Inc. Lebanon, OH Carpet Excellent Supplier
flooring, trunk Diversity**;
trim and Technology/
acoustic Development
components,
other interior
trim components
such as package
trays and
headliners

AW North Carolina, Durham, NC Automatic Excellent Delivery;
Inc. transmissions Technology/
and components Development

Continental Auburn Hills, Electronic Excellent Supplier
Automotive Systems MI stability Diversity**
control brakes,
sensors, and
actuation brake
products

Curtis-Maruyasu Lebanon, KY Manufactures Excellent Delivery
America, Inc. and fabricates &
steel, plastic Quality
and nylon fuel
and brake tube
assemblies, as
well as a variety
of engine and
transmission
tube assemblies

Delphi Packard Warren, OH Wiring Excellent Quality
Electrical/ Harnesses
Electronic
Architecture

Delphi Thermal Troy, MI AC systems Excellent Value
Systems and radiators Improvement

Denso International
America, Inc. Southfield, MI Interior Excellent Supplier
plastic Diversity**;
components; Value
Electronics/ Improvement
Electrical
Powertrain

Denso International Battle Creek, Washer tank Excellent Delivery
America, Inc. MI & washer &
ASMO Manufacturing, nozzle Quality
Inc.

Denso International Anderson, SC Fuel Pumps Excellent Delivery
America, Inc.
Associated Fuel Pump
Systems Corporation

Denso International Maryville, TN Electronics Excellent Quality
America, Inc.
Denso Manufacturing
Tennessee, Inc.
Electronics Division

Diamond Electric Dundee, MI Ignition coil Excellent Quality
Manufacturing
Corporation

DTR Industries, Inc. Bluffton, OH Anti-vibration Excellent Delivery
components;
rubber hoses/
plastic tubes

Federal-Mogul Southfield, MI Gaskets Excellent Quality
Sealing Systems

Furukawa Electric Plymouth, MI Wire harnesses; Excellent Technology/
North America APD, junction blocks Development
Inc.

Gentex Corporation Zeeland, MI Interior auto Excellent Quality
dimming rear
view mirrors

Honeywell Consumer Danbury, CT Long life Excellent Quality
Products Group coolant/
antifreeze

International Georgetown, KY Forged Excellent Delivery
Crankshaft, Inc. crankshaft

Johnson Controls, Georgetown, KY Seats and Excellent Delivery
Inc Georgetown, KY overhead &
consoles Quality

Johnson Controls, Inc Livermore, CA Seats and Excellent Delivery
Livermore, CA overhead
consoles

Kautex Textron Troy, MI Plastic Fuel Excellent Technology/
Tanks Development

Lear Corporation Southfield, MI Interior Excellent Quality
plastic
components

Peterson Spring Southfield, MI Engine valve Excellent Delivery
Corporation springs

Ryder Integrated Georgetown, KY Transportation Excellent Value
Logistics Improvement

Ryobi Die Casting Shelbyville, Transaxle Excellent Delivery
(USA), Inc. IN housing, &
crankshaft Quality
bearing, and
transaxle
cover

Shape Corporation Grand Haven, Bumper Excellent Quality
MI reinforcements

Sumitomo Electric Bowling Green, Wire harnesses, Excellent Value
Wiring Systems KY components, Improvement
heater control
panels, and
junction blocks

Toyotomi America Springfield, Stampings Excellent Delivery
Corporation KY

TP Corporation of Northfield, IL Engine Excellent Quality
America cylinder liner

Trim Masters, Inc. - Harrodsburg, Door Trim and Excellent Delivery
Nicholasville KY complete seats &
for Avalon, Quality
Camry, and Solara

U. S. Tsubaki, Inc. Chicopee, MA Timing Excellent Delivery
Automotive Division Components
(chains,
tensioners,
guides)

Yazaki North America Canton, MI Wire Harnesses Excellent Quality
and electronics


** Award given to the company as a whole, and not plant specific.

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