Cambridge Toyota plant named world’s best for production quality
A Toyota vehicle rolls of the assmbly line in Cambridge, Ont.
Published Thursday, June 19, 2014 2:02PM EDT
One of Cambridge’s two Toyota manufacturing plants has been named the world’s best when it comes to production quality.
The south plant, which produces the Lexus RX, won a Platinum Plant Quality Award in an annual study of auto quality conducted by Detroit-based J.D. Power and Associates.
The award was given because the Cambridge facility was found to produce vehicles with fewer defects or malfunctions than any other plant.
In the past year, Cambridge Southplant was found to have defects or malfunctions in 12 out of every 100 vehicles produced, based on problems experienced in the 90 days after the vehicles were sold to consumers.
“It’s a testament to their craftsmanship and pride,” Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada president Brian Krinock said in a press release.