Vehicle Production Increases Eight Percent;
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.’s production tops 509,000 units
GEORGETOWN, KENTUCKY, (January 1, 2006) —Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TMMNA) announced today that the company produced 1,558,828 vehicles and 1,295,227 engines at its North American manufacturing facilities in 2005. Both figures represent new record production levels for Toyota, which began North American production in 1985 and has been growing ever since.
As part of Toyota’s localization efforts in North America, TMMNA made the following announcements in 2005:
In 2006, the following projects will come on line:
* Note: Totals do not include General Motors vehicles built at New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI), a joint-venture between Toyota and General Motors in Fremont, California. In 2005, NUMMI manufactured 62,321 Pontiac Vibe vehicles.
In addition to the above mentioned plants, Bodine Aluminum, Inc., in Jackson, Tennessee and Troy and St. Louis, Missouri, cast aluminum parts such as cylinder heads, intake manifolds and engine blocks. TABC, Inc. in Long Beach, California, manufactures truck beds, catalytic converters, coated substrates and steering columns, along with Hino Trucks. Canadian Autoparts Toyota, Inc. (CAPTIN) in Delta, British Columbia, produces aluminum wheels.
By 2008, Toyota will have the annual capacity to build 1.81 million cars and trucks, 1.44 million engines, and 600,000 automatic transmissions in North America. The company's direct employment is 38,000, with direct investment of nearly $16.3 billion. In addition, Toyota's annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from North American suppliers totals more than $26 billion. Toyota's North American-produced vehicles include the Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Matrix, Sienna, Solara, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, and the Lexus RX330.
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