TMMC Cambridge Supports Green Initiatives
Toyota not only manufactures and sells ultra-fuel efficient and low-emission vehicles that indirectly help protect the habitats of Canada’s animals, but Canadian wildlife is also getting some direct help from TMMC as well.
It has been almost three decades since Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. (TMMC) began their operations in Canada.
In 1988, the TMMC Cambridge, Ontario plant opened and began building 50,000 vehicles per year, the same number of vehicles Toyota sold in Canada at that time. Those production numbers have grown ten-fold thanks to the collaborative efforts of TMMC’s two plants located in Cambridge, Ontario, as well as their new plant in Woodstock, Ontario.
Today, TMMC has the capacity to build more than 500,000 vehicles annually, which are sold throughout Canada and the U.S. Currently, TMMC builds four products in Canada. Toyota’s best-selling vehicle in Canada, the Toyota Corolla, is built at the TMMC North Plant (Cambridge).
The popular Toyota RAV4 is built at the TMMC West Plant (Woodstock), and the Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid are built at the TMMC South Plant (Cambridge).
On September 30, 2014, another milestone was achieved when TMMC built its 6 millionth vehicle in Canada.
Along with taking care of Canada’s transportation needs, Toyota also takes care of the community and the environment, as well. Toyota not only manufactures and sells ultra-fuel efficient and low-emission vehicles that indirectly help protect the habitats of Canada’s animals, but Canadian wildlife is also getting some direct help from TMMC as well.
Across North America, there are seven Toyota sites covering more than 1,000 acres that are certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council’s Wildlife at Work program. Two of the certified sites are in Canada – at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada’s (TMMC) plants in the Ontario communities of Cambridge and Woodstock.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. also recently launched construction of a $27 million Combined Heat and Power initiative at the Cambridge location to reduce demand on local and provincial power grids. As part of the project, a greenhouse is being constructed to tap the heat produced by the cogeneration project and produce vegetables for local nonprofit organizations.
Toyota and Lexus hybrids have saved Canadians almost 260 million litres of fuel and helped avoid over 600,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.