Toyota Kirloskar Motor bags the National Exporter Award for FY 2015-16



Photo Caption – Mr. C K Srikantha, Deputy GM (Indirect Taxation & Impex) -Toyota Kirloskar Motor receiving award from Mr. P. Benjamin, Hon’ble  Minister of Rural Industries & MSME (Government of Tamil Nadu)

 (Recognised as Top Exporter for over 7 years consecutively representing at National Level)


Bengaluru, April 17th 2017: Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) was recently awarded the Top Exporter Award for the year 2015-16, at the 48th Engineering Export Promotion Council of India (EEPC) National Award for Engineering Export Excellence. The company was honoured as “Star Performers under Product Group-Automobile Component” for its outstanding contribution towards exports.

Mr C K Srikantha, Deputy General Manager (Indirect Taxation & Impex) -Toyota Kirloskar Motor received the award from Mr. P. Benjamin, Hon’ble  Minister of Rural Industries & MSME (Government of Tamil Nadu) at an award ceremony held in Chennai. Toyota carries the distinction of bagging the Export Excellence award (by EEPC) for 10 years at the Southern Region level, and 7 years at the National level, reiterating its contribution to the Indian economy, by exporting globally competitive and best in class auto parts & vehicles.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor, which has its world-class manufacturing plant in Bidadi in Bangalore Rural Karnataka, exports Completely Built Units (CBUs) like The Etios & Etios Liva and Auto Parts to Thailand, Brazil, Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei, Japan, Argentina, Vietnam, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Belgium and South Africa.

Expressing his delight on receiving the award Mr. Raju B. Ketkale, Senior Vice President, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “We are delighted to receive this prestigious award. It is a boost to our efforts in designing & developing the best in class cars of the highest standards in India. As a company that is strongly committed to the “Make in India” Campaign, we will continue to build focus on our manufacturing abilities in India and also maintain global standards through all processes. Our much celebrated philosophy of Quality, Durability, and Reliability (QDR), has always ensured that our standards are internationally aligned.

We are certain to maintain the trend in the upcoming year and also play a key role in India manufacturing policies through our local operations.” He further added.

EEPC India is the premier trade and investment promotion organization in India, sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, catering to the Indian engineering sector.

Overview of TKM

Company name

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited

Equity participation

TMC: 89%, Kirloskar Group: 11%

Number of employees

Approx. 7, 000 +

Land area

Approx. 432 acres (approx.1,700,000 m2)

Building area

74,000 m2

Total Installed Production capacity

Upto 3,10,000 units

Overview of TKM 1st Plant:


October 1997 (start of production: December 1999)




Innova, Fortuner manufactured in India.
Prado, Land Cruiser and Prius imported as CBUs.

Installed Production capacity

Upto 1,00,000 units


Overview of TKM 2nd Plant:

Start of Production

December 2010


On the site of Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited, Bidadi


Corolla Altis, Etios, Etios Liva, Etios Cross, Camry & Camry Hybrid

Installed Production capacity

Upto 2,10,000 units





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