The TOYOTA Racing team is far more than the team competing on track. As well as those members working back at TMG in Cologne, and the R&D team in Japan, we are fortunate to enjoy the valued support of several world-class partners.
DENSO, one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers, offers advanced and high-quality automotive technologies and systems to automakers worldwide. Through conducting research and development of new technologies and products, mainly in its four areas of expertise: the environment, safety, comfort, and convenience, DENSO contributes to creating an advanced automotive society where it envisions motor vehicles functioning in greater harmony with people.
Over the years, DENSO and TOYOTA have closely cooperated in the field of car racing. DENSO will continue to supply components and other necessary support to TOYOTA Racing contribute to the team’s success.
ZENT Co.,Ltd is an amusement company which develops ‘Pachinko halls’in the area of Aichi & Gifu prefectures in Japan. Currently, we operate 23 premises in the region, and seeks possibilities for the future-style amusement. The large-scaled halls were opened that equipped with more than 1,000 pachinko machines and aggressively promoted ‘future amusement figuration’.
In accordance with its “Quality Supremacy” principle, AISIN AW has endeavored to develop products that bring high customer satisfaction. The results have firmly established the company as the world’s No.1 manufacturer of automatic transmissions (AT).
We have also pioneered in the field of car navigation systems and is now world-leading in total production.
Furthermore we have developed technologies friendly to the environment, and is designing hybrid systems, electric vehicles and other products that anticipate the future of automobiles.
Nisshinbo Group focuses on the environment and energy, two areas of growing social importance. We are concentrating on the development of high performance, quality and competitive products and technology such as Electric Double Layer Capacitor and Bipolar Plate for Fuel Cell. In this manner, we will continue to create value through our technology and products for the realization of a sustainable economy and a low-carbon society as an eco-company.
ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology. ZF and TOYOTA enjoy a partnership at the highest stage, because nowhere else can ZF demonstrate the capacity of its components better than in motor sport. ZF cooperates with TOYOTA in the road car range, but also develops customized racing clutches and shock absorbers for the WEC. The experience gained in racing is gladly used in research and development work for the automotive industry, providing many advantages for each and every TOYOTA driver.
Focusing on three businesses, JTEKT supports development of industry in our high technology and the outstanding quality. First, automotive components such as steering which contribute “FUN TO DRIVE” and the improvement of environmental performance. Second, bearings those support industries and control friction. Third, machine tools those are indispensable to manufacturing. We are unique supplier, which have automotive components of JTEKT, bearings of KOYO and machine tools of TOYODA. Through our consolidated technology, we will be contributing society widely.
Aisin, where “Quality First” is the corporate principle, demonstrates the total power of more than 160 group companies around the world via product lines that cover almost all domains of the automobile, including engine and body related products, transmissions, brake systems and information related. This comprehensive technological capability combines with a wide range of product lines and development and production capabilities as Aisin’s strengths. We are working to inspire our customers by overcoming the barriers of product areas with new ideas and providing high value-added products as systems that pursue safety, comfort and environmental protection.
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal
On October 1, 2012, Nippon Steel Corporation and Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. have merged to become Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation.
We aim to be “the Best Steelmaker with World-Leading Capabilities,” a company with higher standards in all areas including production scale, cost competitiveness, cutting-edge technology and high grade customer service.
Using our world-leading technology and manufacturing capability, we strive to maximize the potential of steel as a fundamental industrial material and contribute to further growth of the global economies and sustainable development of society.
Our expertise as a leading brake system supplier, along with our experience using the latest electronic technologies, helps us exceed customer expectations. ADVICS develops outstanding brake systems through our continuous study of vehicle kinematic performance. We strive to provide exceptional vehicle safety and comfort the world over, while being environmentally responsible.
Since its establishment in 1933, Takata has been dedicated to protecting human lives. Takata now supplies automotive safety systems, including seat belts, airbags and child seats, to major automakers in Japan and throughout Asia, Europe and America. Takata first developed full harness racing seat belts in 1996, and since then has supplied racing harnesses for multiple racing categories in Japan and overseas, including formula series such as Formula 1, IndyCar and Formula NIPPON, and touring car competitions – based on modified production vehicles – such as the Le Mans, PWRC, the Dakar Rally, and GT racing.
The needs for safety, environmental design and comfort continue to increase within the automotive industry. Hayashi Telempu responds to these needs as a total supplier of automotive interior components. Furthermore, we utilizes advanced technologies to manufacture high value-added products which are ahead of the times. Our LCD backlight unit is one example of such products.
Ever since the company’s foundation in 1918, OTICS Corporation has steadily grown by continuing to satisfy our customers’ wishes. Especially in the production of valve train parts, the expertise and technology we have developed allows us to cover everything “from development to production” and has earned us a reputation from many customers as a manufacturing supplier they can depend on for their components.
For a bright future, OTICS has made “harmony and effort”, our company policy and “Make More Fans of OTICS with Our Energy and Enthusiasm!”our company slogan, as we pledge to continue manufacturing and providing consistently high quality products.
TOYOTA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
As experts in materials handling equipment, automobiles, logistics and textile machinery, Toyota Industries carries out business activities in various countries and regions around the world to deliver products and services that customers really need. We are deeply committed to helping to build a more prosperous and comfortable society for tomorrow’s world. Customer’s smiles are the very thing that drives Toyota Industries.
Growing as a Globally Valued Enterprise.
“Great cars are made with great steel.” This Aichi Steel principle, instilled by our founder Kiichiro Toyoda, reflects his aspirations for development that inspires us to further technological advances, so as to be of benefit in various realms of the 21st century, from industrial activity to personal lifestyle and environmental protection.
Toyota Auto Body, as part of the Toyota Group, is moving forward in our efforts to expand our technical domain and overseas operations with products that satisfy customers worldwide in looking toward our vision of “aiming to be a comprehensive manufacturer from development through production of minivans, commercial vehicles, and SUVs, and includes specially equipped vehicles and welfare vehicles”. Toyota Auto Body supports and shares the sense of challenge in the hybrid technology of Toyota Motor Corporation by serving as part of the Toyota strategy through our development and production of vehicles, such as the ultra compact electric vehicle “COMS”.
Toyota Tsusho is working with customers worldwide, capitalizing on our global network in over 60 countries. Our products and services encompass a wide range of areas — metals, automobiles, automotive parts, machinery, energy, chemicals, electronics, foods, textiles, lifestyle materials and more — essential components to create an affluent and comfortable society. By achieving our “breakthrough”, we will create new value on a global scale together with our partners. Toyota Tsusho has challenged and continues to challenge itself, as a group of experts who know how to do business around the world.
Become closer with your family, enjoy a drive with a friend, create lasting memories with that someone special… The many and varied times we spend inside a car can never be replaced. That’s why Toyota Boshoku aims to ensure the time spent there is irreplaceable.
Committed to our passion, every day we push technology to the limits as we research the production of next-generation interior, and filtration & power train components.
TOYOTA MOTOR EAST JAPAN
As a member of the Toyota Group, we work from development to production preparation and on through to the production of passenger cars. We also actively apply the skills and know-how we have acquired in making cars to the development of new products and services.
We Toyoda Gosei Group is a global system supplier of automotive components and LEDs with an extensive network of 46 bases in 17 countries and regions worldwide. As a pioneer in the fields of polymer technologies and optical semiconductors, we strive to become a true global system supplier to bring happiness to customers all over the world.
Hino Motors, Ltd. is one of the largest manufacturers of trucks and buses in Japan, and also involved in the motor sports. In 1991, Hino became the first Japanese truck maker to enter the Dakar Rally. And ever since, Hino has finished in all 21 races in which it has taken part. In 1997, Hino surprised the world, becoming the first team to make a 1-2-3 sweep in the truck category. Since then, Hino is till going strong as one of the top teams. (For details, please visit the following website.)
Innovation for Tomorrow.
Daihatsu is an automobile manufacturer with a history of over 100 years, established in 1907 through a consortium of industry and academia as a developer, manufacturer and seller of compact cars for the purpose of domestic production of an internal combustion engines. Daihatsu has the three main pillars of business. The first is the domestic business driven by mini vehicles, and then the overseas business, including local production in Indonesia and Malaysia. As a member of Toyota group, we are undertaking consigned production, joint development and OEM business with Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan, and in overseas markets.
At Tokai Rika, we have refined our technology to be friendlier and closer to our users. Working from their perspective, we are focusing on safety, comfort and security. Tokai Rika offers human interface products that convey people’s intentions to their vehicles, security products that protect their valued vehicles, and safety products that protect their lives. We are contributing to the development of a society in which both people and vehicles exist together. This is our theme at Tokai Rika, now and forever: “Turn the delight into reality”.
Keen mind, daring spirit, and fine attention…
Springs: changing power to motion and motion to power. Limitless possibilities await discovery in the working of springs.
Togo means springs, and as a specialist of automotive small springs, we have been striving to produce high-performance and high-quality springs to meet your needs and trust the power to take and give that every spring conceals. To see what needs discovery, we look ahead to stay ahead. To master springs, we continue to make further advances.
NIPPON PISTON RING
Our main business line is manufacturing /sales of core engine parts such as piston rings and valve seat inserts, etc, and we have been providing our products worldwide to major automakers both in Japan and overseas.
We have been promoting technological research and development with having careful consideration in global environmental issues, so as to satisfy the domestic fuel consumption standards and European CO2 regulations and emission gas control being forced in 2015. Further, we continuously challenge in developing new technology of ①less oil consumption ②emission control ③high performance materials and new surface treatment against biofuel.
TAMACHI INDUSTRIES CO. LTD
TAMACHI has spirit of OHTA MOTORS which has taken an active part in the oldest race in Japan. Currently we manufacture the various parts for Motor Sports and for next-generation development. Our products are engine parts, such as the camshaft and the cylinder head, also power unit parts, etc.
We manufacture in pursuit of the high technology for cutting, grinding, and measurement. TAMACHI challenges manufacturing any materials. And we prize a confidential relation. Our technology is continuing the challenge also medical equipment and care robots.
CD-adapco is the largest privately held CFD-focused provider of CAE software. We offer wide-ranged CAE engineering services in thermal fluid analysis, heat transfer, stress analysis and optimization with our flagship simulation tool : STAR-CCM+ and STAR-CD. We support our clients to achieve “Simulating Systems” by our strong abilities in software development and global consulting skills.
Last year, Furukawa Electric celebrated its 130th Anniversary.
Furukawa Group's founder, Ichibei Furukawa was very friendly with Eiichi Shibusawa,
known as the father of Japanese industry. They are said to have worked together to
build the foundation of new Japan with the name of "making Japan brighter". We have inherited
this mission from them and we will continue seeking to "make the world brighter "as a unique player
with diverse material technologies in fields such as social infrastructure and motor vehicles.
AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY CO. LTD
Founded in 1929, Akebono has contributed to society for more than 80 years as a dedicated brake manufacturer by providing both safety and peace of mind. Mainly through its automotive OEM disc brake pad business, for which it has a high market share worldwide, and other products such as disc brakes and drum brakes, Akebono has grown its automotive brake business globally. In addition, Akebono has expanded beyond its core automotive brake business into other areas, supplying brakes for motorcycles, industrial machinery and rolling stock, including brake systems for Shinkansen. Akebono will continue the pursuit of its goal to be a global brake expert that is trusted worldwide by manufacturers and end users alike.
Toyota, the world’s biggest carmaker, and the tyre manufacturer MICHELIN will work together as the Japanese make prepares to return to world class endurance racing in 2012.
The two industry giants have been partners in motorsport for almost two decades. In 1993, Toyota Motorsport GmbH called on MICHELIN’s expertise to equip its factory-run Celicas in the World Rally Championship. Toyota and MICHELIN won the Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ titles together in 1993 and 1994, before marking Toyota’s final year in the WRC with another Manufacturers’ crown in 1999.
In 1998, the Japanese brand took up the challenge of the Le Mans 24 Hours in the prototype class, once again in association with its tyre partner MICHELIN. The Toyota GT-One obtained one pole position and two fastest race laps in the world famous endurance race.
In 1999, Toyota and MICHELIN announced their partnership in Formula One. After two years of intensive testing, the MICHELIN-equipped TF101 made its F1 debut at the Australian Grand Prix in 2002.
The French tyre manufacturer continued to equip the Japanese single-seaters until 2005, when Toyota and MICHELIN came fourth in the F1 World Championship with a score of two pole positions and five podium finishes.
The 2012 season has seen MICHELIN and Toyota return to Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship (WEC).