Toyota

What if a new digital player positions itself between you and your customer?

Toyota Australia had been the undeniable market leader for decades. With a solid market share of 20% and customer loyalty rates as high as 65% on some models like the Toyota Hilux, it is a very solid performer in the car distribution and retail industry. Things started to change when a digital player entered the market and positioned itself between Toyota and its customers. Toyota started to lose margin and market share. Together with Nova Reperta, Toyota embarked on a customer-centric transformation to put the customer back at the centre of everything it does.

The approach

Nova Reperta was tasked with the design and development of a multi-phase transformation programme of Toyota’s operations and culture. The overall vision of the programme was to turn customers into Brand Advocates. After a customer diagnostic we identified 6 work streams and set up task forces to implement countermeasures and drive change.

Results

  • Avoided the “hockey stick effect through the implementation of the new customer-centric business model
  • Increased customer loyalty
  • Implemented a new retail quality standards programme
  • Improved customer lifecycle management

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