Toyota Welcomes Two New On-Site Suppliers to Its Team

Includes the First Direct Tier 1, Hispanic Woman-Owned Enterprise to Supply Toyota

September 12, 2014
SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 12, 2014) – Bienvenidos! Welcome!  Yokoso!

Toyota today introduced Forma Automotive LLC and ASI to its team of on-site suppliers as a result of continued high truck demand, solidifying Team Texas’s long-term commitment to the city’s South Side. 

Forma Automotive LLC, owned by Rosa Santana, represents the first direct Tier 1, Hispanic woman-owned enterprise to supply Toyota and will assemble Tacoma truck beds inside the Toyota plant. ASI, a supplier of exhaust systems, began construction on a greenfield facility in the spring.  Each supplier will hire about 50 people by June 2015.

“We are proud partners with our on-site suppliers and thank them for their continued efforts to help us improve and ultimately focus on building safe, high-quality Texas-built Tacomas and Tundras for our loyal customers,” said Joe DaRosa, president of Toyota Texas.  “We welcome ASI and Forma Automotive to our team and remain committed to always building better trucks.”

Toyota Texas represents a $2.2 billion investment and assembles Tundra and Tacoma pickup trucks.  The plant has an annual capacity to produce more than 200,000 trucks and directly employs 2,900 workers.