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Our Journey

Time in history - 1964

Where the journey began

Our history and journey began in 1964, when Toyota Tsusho Corporation opened an office in Johannesburg, three years after Toyota began manufacturing vehicles in Durban.

Time in history - 1994

A Change in office

The representative office changed to branch office, which coincided with Toyota South Africa re-exporting South African manufactured vehicles.

Time in history - 1999

A subsidiary of Toyota Tsusho Corporation

Toyota Tsusho Africa (TTAF) was established as a subsidiary of Toyota Tsusho Corporation, with offices in Johannesburg and Durban. This set the company up for expansion in response to increasing sales and export demands.

Time in history - 2001

African expansion

Toyota Tsusho Corporation acquired Toyota distributors in five African countries: Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe followed soon after with Uganda and a joint venture in Mauritius. Today, our support network Seychelles, Mozambique, Tanzania and Madagascar. A parts and accessories export business was established, and a vehicle logistics centre was set up to provide a central storage facility for Japanese and South African manufactured vehicles.

Time in history - 2005

Scrap Metal Recycling business

Opened our Green Metals Scrap Metal Recycling plant.

Time in history - 2006

Opening of The Production Support Facility and Wheel & Tyre Assembly line

Value chain optimisation meant extending our production support services to other companies which also support the manufacturing business.

Time in history - 2007

Change of head office to the Production Support Centre in Southgate Business Park.

We also opened a new Vehicle Logistics Centre facility in Southgate Business Park. A signing ceremony and start of production took place for associated company, Toyota Tsusho South Africa Processing. Toyoda Gosei opened its South African Airbag Plant in our Production Support Centre Facility.

Time in history - 2008 -2009

Expansion of our operations

2008 saw the Opening of Production Support Centre 2 and 2009 the expansion of the Production Support Centre 2 Vehicle Logistic Centre Facilities

Time in history - 2012

Toyota Tsusho Corporation bought shares in CFAO,

a French company which has been trading in Africa for more than 160 years.

Time in history - 2015

Further Expansion,

Opening of Advics South Africa office and plant in our Production Support Centre Facility Expansion of Toyoda Gosei South Africa operation at our Production Support Centre Facility.

Time in history - 2016

Toyota Tsusho Corporation bought all the remaining shares

of CFAO making them a wholly owned Toyota Tsusho Corporation subsidiary.

Time in history - 2017

Establishment of the Africa Division

after acquiring 100% ownership of CFAO, Toyota Tsusho Corporation established its first regional division, Africa Division. Ownership of all of Toyota Tsusho Corporation’s existing African assets, including Toyota Tsusho Africa, were transferred to CFAO. This was part of Toyota Tsusho Corporation’s strategy to consolidate all the African businesses under one umbrella, the CFAO Group, which now comprises the businesses that are part of Toyota Tsusho Corporation’s Africa Division.

Time in history - 2018

The birth of three new companies

When Toyota Tsusho Corporation’s and CFAO’s African assets were consolidated under the umbrella of CFAO in France.Now required to report to CFAO, In 2018, there was a restructure, and three new companies were formed. "Toyota Tsusho Africa (Pty) Ltd", restructured into three different legal entities. * CFAO Holdings South Africa (Existing company, name changed from Toyota Tsusho Africa (Pty) Ltd) * 'New' Toyota Tsusho Africa (Pty) Ltd * Africa Mobility Solution (Pty) Ltd There was an introduction of an Introduction of Empowerment partner, Kapela Holdings (Pty) Ltd, within ‘New’ TTAF And a Transfer of Shareholding: * TGSA – 35% from CFAO SA to ‘New’ TTAF * TBSA – 15% from TTC to ‘New’ TTAF * TTSAP – 20% from TTC to ‘New’ TTAF

Time in history - 2021

Toyota Tsusho Africa Business Growth

Opening of Production Support Centre 4, in the Southgate Business Park, for the consolidation of all Metal stock. Establishment of Production Support Centre 5, in Rosslyn Pretoria, for Non - Toyota OEM Expansion