Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited

Toyota Launches Service Advisor Toyota Technical Education Program [SA T-TEP]

TKM launches Automotive Service Advisor T-TEP Institute in India. T-TEP , a CSR Initiative by Toyota Kirloskar Motor started in India in 2006. Toyota has partnered with 36 Institutes (Industrial Training Institutes and Polytechnics) so far under the TTEP program. Toyota is partnering with Polytechnics for SA T-TEP for the first time for this kind of training. This is the 3rd Polytechnic Institute in India. Will expose students to the latest in automotive repair technology. On-the-job training at nearby Toyota Dealerships.


Bangalore, Karnataka -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/19/2014 -- Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd., in collaboration with Toyota Motor Corporation and its nationwide dealer network today announced the launch of its distinctive training model for Automotive Service Advisor under the Toyota Technical Education Program (T-TEP), at Government CPC Polytechnic, Mysuru.

Present at the occasion were distinguished guests including:-
1. Mr. Naomi Ishii, Hon Managing Director – Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd
2. Mr. R V Deshpande, Hon Minister for Higher Education, Govt of Karnataka
3. Mr. V Srinivas Prasad, Hon Minister of Revenue & Dist Incharge, Govt of Karnataka
4. Mr. H C Mahadevappa, Hon Minister of PWD, Govt of Karnataka
5. Mr. Talawar, Hon Director, Directorate of Technical Education, Govt of Karnataka
6. Mr. H Iwanaga, Hon SVP – Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd
7. Mr. Mahesh Salkar, Hon VP - Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd

T-TEP, a special training module in which Toyota has tie up with industrial training institutes, was launched in 2006 in India. After a span of 8 years, T- TEP is now associated with more than 36 Institutes (Industrial Training Institutes and Polytechnics) under the program.

In its first year, the program was implemented in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Hubli. The program was subsequently introduced in Bengaluru, Pune, Cochin, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Ghaziabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Indore, Vizag, Ludhiana, Cuttack, Haldwani & Nalbari (Assam).

Till now around 3700 students are trained under this training program and more than 2400 are offered employment opportunities at Toyota Dealerships across India.

Considering this success, Toyota is introducing the advanced level of this program, known as, SA T-TEP for the Polytechnic Institutes.

With this program, Toyota Kirloskar Motor intends to enhance the technical abilities and employability of Polytechnic / Diploma students in the age group of 16 to 18 years. The program will benefit Polytechnics in providing skilful Service Advisors for the Indian Automotive Service industry. Around 40 students of Automobile/Mechanical Diploma will undergo this training per year.

The event marked the 3rd launch of the Service Advisor T- TEP Program. The syllabus imparts training on automotive skills and Service Advisor skills in addition to Dealer specific requirement to students, thereby improving their knowledge of Automotive Service and facilitating the adoption of latest technology.

Present at the occasion, Mr. Naomi Ishii, Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “We introduced T-TEP in India in 2006 and since then we have been successful in imparting technical training to around 3700 ITI students. Moving forward, we are collaborating with Polytechnic Institutes so that to contribute towards a marked increase in the availability of skilled manpower for the Indian automobile service industry in coming years. We are committed to provide the best to the Polytechnics students also, which will eventually benefit the industry on the whole. T-TEP is our effort towards bettering the society through developing manpower and offering them employment opportunities in auto sector. We at Toyota strongly believe in the philosophy of QDR - Quality, Durability and Reliability and believe that after sales service of a car is equally important as buying a new car. This is to ensure that consumer safety and environment issues are given the first priority by entrusting a car in the trained hands of skilled manpower.

The special course on Service Advisors would create skilled Service Advisors for the Automotive service industry”, continued Mr. Naomi Ishii.

The SA T-TEP, a 1 year syllabus, introduces students to Toyota’s advanced technology and service techniques. It also includes, on-the-job training, at Toyota’s dealerships. As a part of this program, TKM will also train institute instructors in the latest technology, used at Toyota and the automobile industry.

TKM plans to introduce this program to Polytechnics across the country in the coming years and reach out to over 1000 students per year. This year, TKM plans to introduce this program at 4 more Polytechnics. The manufacturer of Toyota vehicles in India provide T-TEP institutes with hi-tech training packages and Toyota service training manuals and materials.

T-TEP supports Toyota’s comprehensive human resource development system that extends from training at T-TEP institutes to recruitment and development at Toyota dealerships.

T-TEP is widely recognized across the globe for its effectiveness. The program has been successfully introduced in 419 institutes across 53 countries by Toyota, which includes USA, Australia, Italy, South Africa, China, Vietnam and India.

Overview of TKM:
Company name - Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited
Managing Director - Naomi Ishii
Equity participation - TMC: 89%, Kirloskar Group: 11%
Number of employees - Approx. 6,400 +
Land area - Aprox. 432 acres (approx.1,700,000 m2)
Building area - 74,000 m2
Total Installed Production capacity - Upto 3,10,000 units

Overview of TKM 1st Plant:
Established - October 1997 (start of production: December 1999)
Location - Bidadi
Products - Innova, Fortuner manufactured in India.
Prado, Land Cruiser and Prius imported as CBUs.
Installed Production capacity - Upto 1,00,000 units

Overview of TKM 2nd Plant:
Start of Production - December 2010
Location - On the site of Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited, Bidadi
Products - Corolla Altis, Etios, Etios Liva, Etios Cross, Camry, Camry Hybrid
Installed Production capacity - Upto 2,10,000 units

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