Toyota Manufacturing UK

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd.
Subsidiary
Industry Automotive
Genre Motor cars
Founded December 1989
Headquarters Burnaston, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Key people
  • Shigeru Teramoto (Managing Director)
  • Sir Alan Jeffrey Jones (Chairman Emeritus)
Products Automobiles
Number of employees
3,800
Parent Toyota Motor Corporation
Website www.toyotauk.com
Main entrance to Toyota Motor Manufacturing plant, Burnaston, near Derby.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd is the United Kingdom manufacturing operation of Toyota, established in December 1989. The vehicle manufacturing plant at Burnaston, Derbyshire, assembles cars. On 16 December 1992, the first car rolled off the production line, which was a Carina E.

Since then, production has included Avensis, Corolla, and Auris models. An engine manufacturing factory is located on Deeside, North Wales.[1] As of September 2016, 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, Gordon Brown, the then chancellor, visited the Burnaston facility, to celebrate the official launch of the Auris in the United Kingdom. TMUK used the occasion to announce an investment of GB£100 million in its Deeside factory, to build an petrol engine for the Auris.[3] Four months later, Brown would become Prime Minister.

Initial reporting on the engine called it a hybrid, and it was expected to be used as part of a system known as Hybrid Synergy Drive.

At its fastest speed, a car can come off the end of the production line approximately every sixty seconds. Toyota Manufacturing UK, in partnership with Rapid Electronics, organise the Toyota Technology Challenge,[4] a national engineering and technology competition, which is aimed at secondary schools within the United Kingdom.

Current cars manufactured at Toyota Manufacturing UK[edit]

Former cars manufactured at Toyota Manufacturing UK[edit]

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. ^ "Toyota £100m safeguards 200 jobs". BBC. 2007-02-26. Retrieved 2007-02-26. 
  4. ^ "Toyota Technology Challenge". UK: Rapid Electronics. Archived from the original on 2008-06-21. Retrieved 2017-01-02. 

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