Toyota Motor Europe announces executive changes, effective 1st January 2024

Brussels, 04 October 2023 - Toyota Motor Europe (TME) announces today that Mr. Scott Thompson has been appointed President & MD at its UK affiliate, Toyota (GB) PLC. He joins from KINTO Europe as Vice President Operations, Business Development & Technology concurrently assigned as Vice President Mobility in TME.

Effective 1st January 2024, he replaces Mr. Agustin Martin, currently President & MD at Toyota (GB) PLC, whose next appointment will be communicated at a later date.


Scott ThompsonVP, Mobility, KINTO EuropePresident & MD, TGB
Agustin MartinPresident & MD, TGBTo be communicated at a later date

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Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA (TME) oversees the wholesale sales and marketing of Toyota, GR (Gazoo Racing) and Lexus vehicles and parts and accessories, as well as Toyota’s European manufacturing and engineering operations. Toyota directly employs over 25,000 people and has invested over EUR 11 billion in Europe since 1990. Its eight European manufacturing plants are located in Portugal, the UK, France, Poland, Czech Republic and Turkey. Today, there are approximately 16.5 million Toyota, GR and Lexus vehicles on European roads, whose drivers are supported by a network of 28 National Marketing and Sales Companies and around 2,800 retail sales outlets in 53 countries (EU, UK, EFTA countries + Russia, Israel, Turkey and other Eastern European countries). In 2022, TME sold 1,080,975 vehicles in Europe for a 6.4% market share. For more information, visit Facts & Figures ( and

Toyota believes that when people are free to move, anything is possible. In the pursuit of "Mobility for All", Toyota aims to create safer, more connected, inclusive and sustainable mobility to achieve its mission of producing “Happiness for All”. In Europe, TME launched the KINTO mobility brand which offers a range of mobility services in 14 countries, and is growing its business-to-business sales of zero-emission fuel cell products and engineering support. Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Toyota is working to achieve carbon neutrality in its entire business across Europe. A historic leader in CO2 reduction in Europe, TME aims to achieve 100% CO2 reduction in all new vehicles in Western Europe by 2035 and will continue to offer a full range of electrified powertrains to customers across the region with its hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery and fuel cell electric vehicles.