Apr. 02, 2010
On Completion of Production at NUMMI
On April 1, 2010 at 9:21 a.m. (U.S. Pacific Daylight Time), the last Corolla rolled off the production line at NUMMI, marking the end of vehicle production at the plant, which spanned 25 years. The scene was witnessed by many of the team members at the plant. NUMMI was established in 1984 at Fremont, California as a joint venture between Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and General Motors (GM), and has produced nearly 8 million vehicles throughout its history. Even after production ceased, some team members stayed on for maintenance, cleaning paint guns and replacing tips for welding machines.
"I would like to express my deepest appreciation to the NUMMI team members who have worked to produce Toyota and GM cars there, the suppliers, as well as those in the local community. I would also like to thank GM, who have been our partners in production for 25 years at the plant," said TMC President Akio Toyoda. "I was told NUMMI team members gave their all in making vehicles, up to that last Corolla, and stayed on even after production stopped to maintain equipment. I am truly moved by the spirit of manufacturing that they have shown."