What is the TRD
Since its founding in 1954, Toyota Technocraft has maintained a pride in and affinity for its technologies and engineering throughout its many years of business as a Toyota Group company that truly merits having the word “craft” in its name.
Through our services and the many other aspects of our business, we have been a pioneering force in motorsports and vehicle customization, growing alongside the development of automotive culture for over half a century.
For the development segment, Toyota Technocraft is currently engaged in a range of pursuits that include the advanced development and prototyping of Toyota vehicles, along with composite materials development and engine development.
In our customization segment, we endeavor to make significant contributions to society with efforts centered on producing vehicles for medical care, welfare, and public safety and security with, for example, the HIMEDIC high-standard ambulance.
In our motorsports segment, our activities include everything from designing and developing top-of-the-line GT500 racecars and providing technical support to racing teams. Races always find us vying for number one with our rivals with a competitive prowess of which we are proud. Efforts towards amateur-class motorsports include support with everything from planning to vehicle development, supporting participants, and making significant contributions to the development of the culture of motorsports. Toyota Technocraft also leverages the technologies and expertise it acquires through these activities in the creation of TRD brand vehicles and parts as a means to encourage its customers to enjoy the thrills of driving.
As for our services, the cornerstone of the company, we have three plants, including the National Unified Lexus Registered BP Workshop in Tokyo for servicing Lexus vehicles. These act as dedicated heavy maintenance plans for the Toyota Group that leverage robust specialized equipment and high-level technologies.
Recent years have seen Toyota Technocraft engaged in the development and production of GRMN (limited-edition customized vehicles) while providing for motorsports activities through via GAZOO racing. These efforts are aimed at assisting Toyota's GAZOO initiative, which seeks to turn more people into car enthusiasts. Toyota Technocraft is also increasing Toyota vehicle sales through two subsidiaries it has established in Thailand and Indonesia.
In our mission to pioneer the future of automotive culture that we have set forth in our corporate philosophy, we will continue to cherish Toyota Technocraft originality, continually improve ourselves, and conduct open and fair business activities. This will allow us to ensure the customer is always number one in our pursuit of being a manufacturing company well-trusted by society.