Remember Tamiya, the mini 4WD race car everyone loved and dedicated a race track to in the ’90s and 2000s? As it turns out, the Tamiya Group of Japan is investing PHP1.5 billion (about US$28.7 million) in a production facility in Cebu Light Industrial Park.
Tamiya has maintained a manufacturing facility in Cebu since 1994.
Although Tamiya cars had their peak in the ’90s and early 2000s with mini 4WD races organized in the Philippines and around the world, hobbyists continue to revere the brand for its high-quality models and accurate scale detail.
Manila Bulletin reported that the company’s annual export is US$23.241 million, with Japan accounting for the bulk at 65 percent, followed by USA, Germany, United Kingdom, Thailand, and Hong Kong.