Moving a Big Business The Toyota Way
As you might have read recently, Toyota is moving its main headquarters from California to Texas. As a Denver moving company, we’ve moved lots of businesses from one spot to another, but how does a company as large as Toyota move from California to Texas? That’s a big move, after all! Further, why does Toyota want to move from California to Texas? Here’s a closer look from your Denver moving company.
The Big Move
Toyota wants its company headquarters to be located closer to where the action takes place, and in the Toyota car industry, that action happens at the assembly plant – which happens to be in Texas. So, it makes sense for Toyota to keep a closer eye on what’s happening at the assembly plant, which is one of the reasons why Toyota decided to move to Texas.
Another reason why the company is making the move has to do with corporate culture. In a statement made to Forbes, a Toyota representative told press that the company wanted to combine corporate headquarters with engineering and design, and that couldn’t happen if the corporate part of Toyota was in California while the engineering and design parts of the company were in Texas. So, the corporate team is moving to Texas.
What can this move teach other businesses? Mostly that there’s a time to move, and there are some good reasons why packing up and moving any company, large or small, makes a good deal of sense – if your goal is corporate cohesiveness, that’s a pretty good reason to move.
Making the Move
Toyota’s corporate headquarters is big – huge – and it will require quite a bit of packing and relocating. The company will likely hire movers to help with this transition (much like your Denver moving company), and corporate employees will make the move with their families to homes found and paid for by Toyota – most likely. If you are thinking about moving any part of your business, it’s a good idea to hire a long distance moving company to help you out – can you imagine how long it would take Toyota to move its headquarters if the company had to do it all with the help of just employees? That would be total chaos!
A long distance moving company can make the move much simpler, and you can also rest assured that all of your office equipment will arrive intact and on time – a relief if you have expensive office machinery of any kind. Exodus Moving and Storage offers full-service moving services including packing and moving anything you need to get from point A to point B. At Exodus Moving and Storage, we’ve moved a lot of different types of corporate offices, too, so we know how to get you there in one piece.
Lessons from Toyota
If you’re thinking of following in Toyota’s footsteps, make sure to call Exodus Moving and Storage today for a free quote, or to find out how we can help you move your office. We know that a move can be intimidating – especially if you are trying to move your corporate headquarters from one area to another, but we’re here to make that move simpler. Take a tip from Toyota, and hire a moving company to help you out – and also realize when a move makes good sense.
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