Toyota Will Shift 4,000 to New Offices in Texas —

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Toyota Will Shift to New Offices in Texas

DETROIT — Motor said on Monday it would move thousands of from California and other to new North American headquarters in as part of a broad effort to cut and streamline operations.

The Japanese plans to consolidate about workers at a new facility near including senior managers who been based outside Los for decades.

The move is reminiscent of a similar made by Nissan in 2006, it transferred most of its American from California to Tennessee, it operates a major assembly

Toyota’s move would 2,000 employees in its sales and and corporate offices in California, as as 1,000 workers at an engineering in Kentucky and a smaller number of in New York.

Most of the employees move to Texas in about years, when the company construction of a new headquarters. An additional employees from Toyota’s services division would at a later date.

James E. Lentz, Toyota America’s chief executive, the shift would bring the manufacturing, sales and marketing and offices under one roof for the time.

“We will be better to speed decision-making, share practices and leverage the combined of our employees,” Mr. Lentz said in a

Toyota said that the would not affect workers at its 10 plants in the United States, and it would increase the number of at its technical center in Michigan by than 200.

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The biggest ramification is a major of Toyota’s presence in Southern The company opened its first offices there in the 1950s, and its cars gained their foothold in the American market on the Coast.

“This is the most change in our North American in the past 50 years,” Mr. Lentz “And we are excited for what the holds.”

Toyota said that the move, it would still about 2,300 employees in many of whom would in its advanced design studios

The move is a victory for Gov. Perry of Texas and his campaign to woo from California. Toyota several sites in the United before deciding on the Dallas where taxes, real and other costs are considerably than California’s.

“It indicates that money — and tax — talks when it comes to locations of large corporations,” Jack R. Nerad, an analyst the auto-research firm Kelley Book.

A version of this appears in print on April 29, on page B4 of the New York edition the headline: Toyota Will 4,000 to New Offices in Texas. Reprints | Today’s Paper |

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