Three Toyota Employees Win Gold at 42nd WorldSkills Competition

Three Toyota Employees Win Gold at 42nd WorldSkills Competition in Germany 
Toyota City, Japan, July 8, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  Toyota Motor Corporation
(TMC) announces that three Toyota employees each won gold medals in their
respective fields at the 42nd WorldSkills Competition* in Leipzig, Germany. TMC
- as a representative of Japan - fielded eight representatives in seven fields,
with each contestant winning an award, including two gold medals and one bronze
medal. Toyota representatives from Thailand and Indonesia also competed,
earning one gold medal and two silver medals. 
Upon hearing the results, TMC President Akio Toyoda said: "Building upon
their rigorous day-to-day training and studies, Toyota employees from Japan,
Thailand and Indonesia demonstrated their impressive, accumulated skills. I
wish to thank everyone for their support and guidance. These representatives
show that for Toyota, and for Japan, highly skilled monozukuri is essential in
realizing sustainable growth. Toyota will continue to invest in human resource
development for the preservation and development of monozukuri." 
In the medal tally, Japan, with five medals, came in fourth after South Korea,
Switzerland and Taiwan. Of the five medals, two were earned by representatives
from TMC. 
Toyota Gold Medal Winners at 42nd WorldSkills Competition 
Yasuo Yamada, TMC Prototype Division Autobody Repair
Takuya Nishide, TMC Production & Logistics Engineering Division IT Network
Systems Administration
Rung-Rote Tiengkhun, Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Engineering and Manufacturing
Co., Ltd. Plastic Die Engineering 
Toyota Silver Medal Winners at 42nd WorldSkills Competition 
Andrie Safargie, P.T. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia Prototype Modeling
Marut Bootkanha, Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd. Prototype Modeling 
Toyota Bronze Medal Winners at 42nd WorldSkills Competition 
Yusuke Ishii, TMC Production
Engineering Development Division CNC Turning 
*Held over four days starting July 3. Competition official website:
http://www.worldskills.org/ 
About Toyota 
Supported by people around the world, Toyota Motor Corporation (TSE: 7203;
NYSE: TM),  has endeavored since its establishment in 1937 to serve society by
creating better products. As of the end of March 2012, Toyota conducts its
business worldwide with 50 overseas manufacturing companies in 27 countries and
regions. Toyota's vehicles are sold in more than 160 countries and
regions. For more information, please visit www.toyota-global.com. 
Contact: 
Toyota Motor Corporation
Public Affairs Division
Global Communications Department
Tel:  +81-3-3817-9926 
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