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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Recognized as Top Auto Plant in the World

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada has been recognized as one of the top auto plants in the world with two new J.D. Power 2019 Plant Quality awards in the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Initial Quality Study. One of these included the platinum award, a coveted honor among the world’s automotive plants.

The IQS looked at 2019 model year vehicles that were purchased or leased between November 2018 and February 2019, and surveyed customers 90 days after their purchase. The awards are based on the lowest number of reported defects or malfunctions per vehicle.

It’s a way to assess the quality of a plant by looking directly at the products it makes. Toyota’s north plant in Cambridge, Ontario received the platinum award, the highest possible recognition for a plant, for the Corolla, while the south plant received the bronze award for the Lexus RX.

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It’s the third time TMMC has received a platinum plant award and the fourth time it was received two awards in the same year. It’s now up to 18 awards in total, making it one of the top auto plants in the world.

 “The Cambridge plants have historically performed extremely well, and the data would support the view that they are among the most consistent in North America,” said Dave Sargent, Vice President of Global Automotive at J.D. Power. “Everyone at the plants should be very proud.”

TMMC currently manufactures two Toyota vehicles and two Lexus vehicles across three manufacturing plants in Ontario. It was also the first plant outside of Japan to build a Lexus vehicle.

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