none

Toyota exports on a high

31-08-2010
by 
in 

 

Toyota Australia last month recorded its second highest monthly export figures for the 2012/13 financial year.

A total of 7,383 Camry, Camry Hybrid and Aurion vehicles were exported during the month of March.

Of these about 97 per cent of vehicles were sent to the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The remainder were exported to New Zealand, Yemen and the South Pacific Islands.

The total exports for the financial year ending March 31 were 69,762 vehicles.

Toyota Australia Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dave Buttner said the export program was a significant part of the company’s overall business strategy.

“The competitiveness of our export program would be enhanced if an Australia-GCC free trade agreement could be reached,” Mr Buttner said.

“We are supportive of the work being undertaken by the Minister for Trade and Competitiveness Dr Craig Emerson in continuing to register the Australian Government’s interest in this agreement.

“The fact that we have strong exports is an indication of the high quality and durability of the vehicles we build here in Australia.

“We have now exported more than one million vehicles, which is more than any other Australian manufacturer.

“In addition, our new four-cylinder AR engine plant has opened up new export markets in Thailand and Malaysia which strengthens our export program and overall business strategy.”

Exports account for approximately 70 per cent of Toyota Australia’s local production.

The highest month for exports in the 2012/13 financial year was recorded in August 2012 with 8,470 vehicles.

Related news & editorials

  1. 20.09.2018
    20.09.2018
    by      In
    Control Logic has set its sights on expansion, with a new leadership team incorporating key roles in products and marketing, sales and development, and operations and services. The move aims to increase the company’s skill set and focus to drive innovation and expand the company’s expertise and... Read More
  2. 19.09.2018
    19.09.2018
    by      In
    The Australian Made Campaign is providing some valuable support for the nation’s furniture manufacturers with its latest initiative, which urges local buyers to ‘take comfort in their purchase’ and choose genuine Aussie furniture, bedding and furnishings this spring.
    According to Australian Made... Read More
  3. 12.09.2018
    12.09.2018
    by      In
    Siemens has unveiled its new manufacturing facility in Yatala (Queensland), which has been set up to support the growing global demand for the locally developed Fusesaver medium-voltage circuit breaker.
    The new factory is part of an ongoing $25 million investment in manufacturing and research of... Read More
  4. 11.09.2018
    11.09.2018
    by      In
    APS Industrial has relocated its Melbourne base into an all-new 4500m2 head office and national distribution centre in Rowville. The new facility includes an interactive product showcase room and state of the art conference facility.
    According to APS Industrial MD David Hegarty, “Since our launch... Read More