The next exciting step for TMUK
is to develop our skills ready for the adoption of TNGA - Toyota New Global Architecture.
Secretary of State for Business, Innovationand Skills Vincent Cable; Toyota Motor Europe (TME) President Didier Leroy; TME Executive Vice President Hiroyuki Ochiai and TMUK President Katsunori Kojima attended the ceremony.
TMUK, established in 1992, marked cumulative production of 3 million vehicles this year on June 7.
TMUK started production at Burnaston in 1992 as Toyota's first manufacturing company in Europe and today employs around 4,100 workers.
TMUK represents a total investment of over pounds 1.
With a current annual capacity of 150,000 vehicles at its Turkish Adaparari plant (TMMT) and the planned increase at TMMF and TMUK
, Toyota will have a total production capacity of 645,000 vehicles per year.
Employment at TMUK
in 2003 is expected to rise to 600 from the current 350.
General manager of TMUK
Engine Manufacturing Richard Kenworthy said that the manufacturing of the hybrid engine represented an "opportunity" to contribute and maintain the volume so it contributed to Toyota and the UK economy.
New Toyota plants in France and Turkey have benefited from the guidance and support they have received from TMUK
Last year, TMUK
made 277, 854 vehicles, 185,736 fully assembled engines and 159,230 engine sets for export and local assembly at plants across the world.
is to produce 30,000 units of the vehicle annually, with sales beginning on July 1.
1992 Avensis, Auris, engines France TMMF 2001 Yaris, engines (assembly) Asia Thailand TMT 1964 IMV series, Camry, Corolla, Yaris, Soluna Vios, WISH