Jun, 12 2017 14:12 JST

Source: Toyota

Toyota Media Service to Change Name to TOYOTA Connected Corporation

- Aiming to promote the connected strategy globally by the united efforts of all the employees of its group -

TOKYO, Jun, 12 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Media Service Corporation announced that the company's board meeting on June 9, 2017 approved that the company will change its company name to 'TOYOTA Connected Corporation' effective July 1, 2017. The company will change its name subject to approval of an amendment of the articles of incorporation at its 17th ordinary general meeting of shareholders to be held in late June this year.

The company was founded in October, 2000 in order to 'create points of contact with customers using IT.' After its foundation, the company launched the 'G-BOOK' onboard information service in 2002. The company has launched the service not only in Japan but also 'North America,' 'China,' 'Thailand,' and 'the Middle East,' and has developed the service to its main business. Today the company's services including Telematics create points of contact with millions of customers and society all over the world every year.

In November, 2016, Toyota Motor Corporation announced its 'connected strategy' in order to aim to connect all cars and create new mobility services with big data in preparation for true Connected Car era. TOYOTA Connected will play a core role in promoting the connected strategy globally, utilizing the most advanced technologies and know-how for 'vehicles and IT.'

The company name change and brand unification is a bold step forward to enhance the brand value globally by the united efforts of all the employees of its group under 'TOYOTA Connected.' The company will aim to develop new mobility society and revolutionize the automobile industry with its corporate mission to 'create a prosperous and exciting mobility society by connecting people, vehicles, and society.'

Schedule for the Company Name Change

About Toyota
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is the global mobility company that introduced the Prius hybrid-electric car in 1997 and the first mass-produced fuel cell sedan, Mirai, in 2014. Headquartered in Toyota City, Japan, Toyota has been making cars since 1937. Today, Toyota proudly employs 370,000 employees in communities around the world. Together, they build around 10 million vehicles per year in 29 countries, from mainstream cars and premium vehicles to mini-vehicles and commercial trucks, and sell them in more than 170 countries under the brands Toyota, Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino. For more information, please visit www.toyota-global.com.

Public Affairs Division
Global Communications Department
Toyota Motor Corporation
Tel: +81-3-3817-9926
Source: Toyota
Sectors: Automotive

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Schedule for the Company Name Change

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