Toyoda Gosei Celebrates Opening of Brazilian Subsidiary
Kiyosu, Japan, April 14, 2016: Toyoda Gosei held an opening ceremony for Brazilian subsidiary GDBR Industria e Comercio de Componentes Quimicos e de Borracha Ltda. (GDBR) on Wednesday, April 13 at the company’s premises in Itapetininga, Sao Paulo.
Speaking to local political leaders, guests and other attendees at the ceremony, Toyoda Gosei Chairman Tadashi Arashima expressed his ambition for the company: “The start of automotive production here in Brazil is a commemorative milestone for Toyoda Gosei, as it is our first production facility in Brazil. We look forward to growing in Brazil, especially Itapetininga, with increasing localization to serve the needs of the Brazilian automotive market with its long-term growth potential.”
In addition to GDBR, Toyoda Gosei invested capital in Pecval Industria Ltda. (Pecval; Indaiatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil), a producer of plastic automotive parts, in November 2015. These two business units will work together in supplying products to carmakers in South America.
Outline of GDBR
|1. Company name||GDBR Industria e Comercio de Componentes Quimicos e de Borracha Ltda.|
|2. Location||Itapetininga, Sao Paulo, Federative Republic of Brazil|
|3. Established||March 2013 (start of production: January 2015)|
|4. Production items||Automotive sealing parts (glass runs, door weatherstrips, more)
Interior and exterior parts (instrument panel components, more)
Safety systems (side airbags, passenger-side airbags, more)
|5. Area||Land: Approx. 220,000 m2, buildings: Approx. 18,000 m2|
|6. No. of employees||Approx. 260 people (as of March 2016)|
About Toyoda Gosei
Established in 1949 and headquartered in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, Toyoda Gosei is a leading specialty manufacturer of rubber and plastic automotive parts and LEDs. Today, the Toyoda Gosei group provides a variety of high-quality products internationally, with a network of approximately 100 plants and offices in 18 countries and regions. Through its flexible, integrated global supply system and leading-edge technologies for automotive safety, comfort, and environmental preservation, Toyoda Gosei is a global supplier that aims to deliver the highest levels of quality, innovation, and satisfaction to customers worldwide.