TORRANCE, Calif. (WWJ) – Toyota’s decision to build a new headquarter near Dallas, means an expansion of its Technical Center near Ann Arbor.
Toyota will consolidate manufacturing, sales and marketing and corporate operations into a new facility to be built in Plano, Texas. But, as part of that move, about 250 workers will be transferred to the Technical Center, which will see an expansion. Toyota says that center will play an even larger part in the company’s product development operations.
“With our major North American business affiliates and leaders together in one location for the first time, we will be better equipped to speed decision making, share best practices, and leverage the combined strength of our employees,” said Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz. “This, in turn, will strengthen our ability to put customers first and to continue making great products that exceed their expectations. Ultimately, enabling greater collaboration and efficiencies across Toyota will help us become a more dynamic, innovative and successful organization in North America.”