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Toyoda Gosei to Establish a Company for the Production and Sales of Rubber and Plastic Components in Brazil
— Company’s First South American Venture —

February 22, 2013
Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.


Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kiyosu, Aichi; President: Tadashi Arashima) is establishing a new company in Itapetininga, State of Sao Paolo, Federative Republic of Brazil. The company will handle the production and sales of rubber and plastic automotive components.

With the prospect of expanded automobile production in the South American region and a rising demand, the new company is being established to supply automotive sealing products, safety system products, and both interior and exterior components.

This will be Toyoda Gosei's first production venture in Brazil and the South American region.

The Toyoda Gosei group strives to be “a true global supplier of choice that delivers happiness to customers all over the world.” The group is working to build optimal production and delivery systems globally.

An overview of the new company (proposed)

1. Name GDBR Industria e Comercio de Componentes Quimicos e de Borracha Ltda. (Abbreviation: GDBR)
2. Date established March, 2013
3. Start of production November, 2014
4. Location Itapetininga, State of Sao Paolo, Federative Republic of Brazil
5. Capital 90 million real (approximately 4 billion yen)
6. Shareholders Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. 94.8% , Others 5.2%
7. Products Automotive sealing products (glass runs, door weatherstrips, etc.)
Safety system products (side airbags, passenger-side airbags, etc.)
Interior & exterior products (peripheral instrument panel components, etc.)
8. Area Land: approximately 220,000m2 ; Building: approximately 10,000m2
9. Representative
(President)
Makoto Hirako (currently at Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.)
10. Business scale Sales Approximately 60 million real in 2017 (approximately 27 billion yen)
Employees Approximately 140 in 2017

* Exchange rate calculated at 1 real = 45 yen