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Our Goal
To strive for comprehensive excellence by cultivating a vibrant culture of creativity, reliability, accountability, flexibility and teamwork, thus activating the full potential of our employees, customers, suppliers and communities.

Our Values

  1. To provide superior levels of service throughout the supply chain, fulfilling our core commitment to customers.
  2. To create a climate that motivates and nurtures the generation of new ideas.
  3. To constructively engage employees, emphasizing enterprise-wide communication and learning.
  4. To contribute beneficially to our communities and society, as a whole, as a responsible corporate citizen.

About TAI
Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. (TAI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota Tsusho Corporation, which was founded as a trading and supply-chain specialist of the Toyota Group. TAI has been operating in North America since 1961. Over the past four decades, it has evolved from a trader in a limited number of commodities and finished goods to a multi-business enterprise.

As a multi-business enterprise, TAI combines international trading with an expansive range of domestically targeted functions (eg. supply-chain services, intermediate goods processing, etc.). Our operating divisions pursue a broad mix of business opportunities related to both industrial and consumer products and services.


  • 1953 Toyoda Tsusho Kaisha, Ltd. opens a buying office for cotton in Dallas
  • 1961 Toyoda New York, Inc. established in New York City. Major activity: exporting machine tools to Japan
  • 1973 Company name is changed to Toyoda America, Inc.
  • 1986 Company opens an office in Kentucky, precursor to the present-day expansive Georgetown campus
  • 1987 Company name changed to Toyota Tsusho America, Inc.
  • 1990 Company acquired its first subsidiary - Feroleto Steel Company
  • 1994 Consolidated annual sales exceed $1 Billion
  • 1999 Company relocates its headquarters to Kentucky
  • 2000 Merger of Kasho (U.S.A.), Inc. into Company
  • 2006 Business integration with Tomen America, Inc.; consolidated net sales exceed $4 Billion