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Fukuoka, One of the World’s Largest Automobile Production Bases
Northern Kyushu, including Fukuoka Prefecture, has four automobile manufacturing companies; Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (Kyushu Plant), Toyota Motor Kyushu, Inc, Daihatsu Motor Kyushu Co., Ltd. and Nissan Shatai Kyushu, and with the production capacity of 1.54 million cars in a year, has become one of the top 11 automobile producing areas in the world.
The car production in northern Kyushu was 1.42 million in 2012, and 1.37 million in 2013, which were the two largest number of annual car production ever in the area. The shipment value of manufactured products exceeded 8 trillion yen in 2012, and 30 percent of it was automobile related industries. As many companies in the prefecture entered into the automobile industry and many companies in the Kanto and Chukyo Area, who specializes in car body and car painting, have also expanded their businesses into the prefecture, the number of automobile related companies in Fukuoka Prefecture has gradually increased and there are 475 automobile related companies in the prefecture as of 2013.
Each manufacturer has state-of-the-art production facilities. With some manufacturers having launched new departments for the development of engine and transmission, the prefecture is also attracting design and development businesses.
Northern Kyushu is expected to be the mother factory of the world, the production base which supports all the manufacturing process from development to production.

Automobile manufacturers in northern Kyushu


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Northern Kyushu Automobile Industry Asia Advanced Base Promotion Project
The Northern Kyushu Automobile Industry Asia Advanced Base Promotion Council was launched in Fukuoka Prefecture by gathering the related businesses of the region for the purpose of establishing a strong production base where next generation of automobiles which lead the Asian region, and other products will be manufactured. Many projects are currently underway to achieve the goals listed below. The council consists of 695 members including 605 companies as of April, 2014.

Goals
Accumulation of Competitive Companies
Development of Automobiles that Lead the Asian Region / Establishment of Production Base
Establishing a Base to Propose a New Form of Automobile Company and Send Out Other Ideas to the Asian Regions
Accumulation of Advanced Human Resources of Automobile Industry / Formation of Exchange Base

Major Companies
Nissan Motor Kyushu Co., Ltd.
Toyota Motor Kyushu Inc.
Daihatsu Motor Kyushu Co., Ltd.
Nissan Shatai Kyushu Co., Ltd.
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