About Toyota Kenya Limited

Toyota Kenya

The Company: Toyota Kenya Limited is the sole distributor and service provider of Toyota, Yamaha, Hino and Case IH brands in Kenya. Our Head Office is in Nairobi and we have branches in Mombasa, Eldoret, Kisumu and Lodwar. We also have regional dealer representation in Nyeri, Nanyuki, Nakuru, Kericho, Meru, Kitale, Kakamega, Naivasha, Malindi and Voi. TKL is owned 100% by Toyota Tshusho Corporation [TTC]; the trading arm of Toyota Motor Group [TMC].

Our Vision: To be the company where customers love to visit, and people love to work.

Our Values: Customer For Life, Self Managed People, Challenge With a Passion.

Our Philosophy: Kaizen We are continuously looking for ways to advance, grow, better the lives and impact positively on our working environment, our people and our products and services, through application of Kaizen: a strategy of "Continuous Improvement" !

Corporate Social Responsibility: As Toyota, we have a holistic approach of living and prospering together with people, the society and the globe.

We aim to be an innovative company that contributes to the creation of a prosperous society through wide ranging business as well as CSR activities. We have therefore continuously sought avenues to partner with like minded organsistations towards promotion the welfare of our community. Toyota Kenya Foundation: a foundation that seeks to provide opportunities for Kenyan children from disadvantaged families pursue either Basic and/or High School Education - Eligibility is limited to Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) College education in the fields of medicine, engineering, environmental management & agriculture – as well as Kenyan children from disadvantaged families who have passed the basic education and high school but are not able to raise fees for higher education. This is in line with our Corporate Vision of contributing to the creation of prosperous societies around the world.

The Toyota journey in Kenya

During the opening of the New Toyota Kenya Limited (TKEN) showroom, the company's Chairman Amb. Dennis Awori paid tribute to the brand's loyal customers. In his vote of thanks speech, he highlighted the contribution of their customers & supporters in the successful remodeling of the facility and in helping build the Toyota brand legacy in this region. These are people who have, in different ways,helped put and keep Toyota on the road.He told those present during the launch they had acted as patrons, partners, supporters and even, on some occasions, as advocates. He stated during the ceremony "TKEN's commitment is to continually reshape its' business to fit market needs and to revolutionize the motor industry in Kenya and the region beyond".

The Chairman also asserted that TKEN is dedicated to matching its new outlook with unsurpassed service delivery in years to come. He paid tribute to the firm's team led by Managing DirectorNaoki Takeuchi "who dreamt of this moment, and with courage, put their hard work and dynamism to sculpture a showroom whose glory will be celebrated for decades."

Amb. Awori lauded the Kenya Government for putting faith in Toyota's potential to build a robust car industry while addressing the motoring needs of Kenyan people. He also appreciated that, in their own capacities as individuals, government officials visited Toyota branches and bought its vehicles.

He did not leave out customers and visitors at the ceremony who also buy Toyota vehicles, making the firm's brands popular in this region. Toyotas were first introduced to Kenya in 1964 when Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC) opened a representative's office and appointed Westlands Motors (WM) as its distributor. WM was subsequently purchased by Lonrho's Motor Mart Group. In 1999 TTC established Toyota East Africa Ltd as a joint venture with Lonrho Motors, which then took over the distribution of Toyotas.

TTC, a member of the Toyota Group, one of the world's leading motor vehicle manufacturers, took the strategic decision to enhance its dominant presence within Kenya by buying out Lonrho at the distributor level and followed it up with the purchase of the Lonrho Motors East Africa Dealerships in Nairobi and Mombasa. Toyota's subsidiary, TKEN thus became the sole appointed distributor for Toyota vehicles in Kenya. Toyota Kenya is fully owned by Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC)which is the trading arm of Toyota Motor Corporation. Toyota Motor Corporation is now the largest automaker in the world, and the Global market leader both in technological innovation and global sales of motor vehicles.