Toyota Manufacturing UK

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd.
Type Subsidiary
Industry Automotive
Genre Motor cars
Founded 1989
Headquarters Burnaston, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Key people Shigeru Teramoto (Managing Director)
Products Automobiles
Employees 3,800
Parent Toyota Motor Corporation
Website www.toyotauk.com

Toyota Manufacturing UK is the UK manufacturing operation of Toyota, established in December 1989. The vehicle manufacturing plant at Burnaston, Derbyshire, assembles cars. The first car off the production line was a Carina on 16 December 1992. Since then production has included Avensis, Corolla and Auris models. An engine manufacturing factory is located on Deeside, North Wales.[1] As of August 2014 the two factories employ 3,800 staff.

The processes at Burnaston include stamping (pressing panels from rolls of steel), welding, painting, plastic mouldings (bumpers and instrument panels/dashboards) and assembly and at Deeside machining, assembly and aluminium casting.[2]

On 26 February 2007, Chancellor Gordon Brown visited the Burnaston facility to celebrate the official launch of the Auris in the UK and TMUK used the occasion to announce an investment of GB£100 million in its Deeside factory to build a petrol engine for the Auris.[3] Initial reporting on the engine called it a hybrid and it is expected to be used as part of a Hybrid Synergy Drive system.

At its fastest speed, a car can come off the end of the production line approximately every 60 seconds.

Toyota Manufacturing UK, in partnership with Rapid Electronics, organise the Toyota Technology Challenge,[4] a national engineering and technology competition aimed at secondary schools within the UK.

Cars made at Toyota Manufacturing UK[edit]

Toyota Carina E (1992 - 1998)

Toyota Avensis (1997 - Present)

Toyota Auris (2006 - Present)

Toyota Auris Hybrid (2010 - Present)

Toyota Corolla (2002 - 2007)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Welsh success story we can all be proud of". ITV News. 2012-09-10. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  2. ^ Toyota Manufacturing UK. "The Facts". Retrieved 2007-03-10. [dead link]
  3. ^ BBC. "Toyota £100m safeguards 200 jobs". Retrieved 2007-02-26. 
  4. ^ [1] Toyota Technology Challenge

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