LAE BOAT FACTORY OPENING
1960 - 12 Land Cruisers were the first Toyota units shipped to PNG.
1961 - Toyota shipped 29 units this year including the first Stout and Tiara.
1963 - Ela Motors commenced operations in Port Moresby. The first year Toyota achieves No.1 market share, which is still held today.
1966 - The Port Moresby showroom and service facilities opens at Badili in its current position.
1967 - Toyota was the first manufacturer to ship 1,000 vehicles to PNG in one year.
1973 - Papua New Guinea was granted self government.
1975 - Papua New Guinea gains full independence from Australia.
1976 - Hino Trucks were introduced to market which quickly became a very popular choice of truck.
1977 - Ela Motors establishes an Automotive Training Centre in Port Moresby.
1980 - The Toyota Hilux and Land Cruiser 60 series were introduced into the PNG market. Record sales of 4,536 Toyota units was recorded.
1993 - Porgera branch was opened to service the Porgera gold mine operation.
1994 - The Rabaul branch was destroyed by volcano and did not reopen until 1997.
1997 - The Alotau branch opens for business.
1998 - The Mt Hagen branch was rebuilt and opened by the Prime Minister of the time - Mr Paias Winginti.
2000 - The Kokopo branch was opened replacing the Rabaul branch.
2002 - An earthquake destroys the Wewak panel shop.
2006 - Major refurbishment of the Badili showroom is completed.
2007 - Ela Motors introduce Yamaha 4-stroke Outboard Motor engines.
2009 - The Hino 300 Series light duty truck is launched in the PNG market.The second Port Moresby Service branch opens in Waigani.
2013 - Ela Motors celebrates 50 years of business within PNG
2013 - Ela Motors opens a dedicated Hino truck Centre
2014 - Waigani Showroom opens housing PNG's first dedicated Yamaha One Stop shop
2014 - Ela Motors Brand New training centre opens in Port Moresby
2014 - Ela Motors Distribution Centre opens in Lae
2015 - Ela Motors unveils the Lae Logistics Centre