Toyota UK reaches manufacturing milestone

Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK is celebrating after its 10 millionth vehicle was made in Europe, with its Derby plant at Burnaston having played a major role in producing enough cars to almost circle the globe nose-to-tail.

Johan van Zyl, president and chief executive of Toyota Motor Europe, said: “Our European manufacturing track record includes building the first B-segment hybrid car sold in Europe, assembling hybrid engines and exporting vehicles to North America and Japan. Over the next two years, we expect our overall production in Europe to increase by a further 20%”.

Recent years have seen the Burnaston plant go from strength to strength with Auris and Avensis production increasing by 10% alongside a £100 million investment.