Toyota Announces North American Production
25 Million Milestone Coming in 2012
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ERLANGER, Ky. – Toyota Motor Engineering &
Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) announced today North American
vehicle production for 2011. TEMA built 1,255,635 vehicles and 1,141,466
“Despite a challenging year due to the
earthquake and tsunami in Japan that caused limited parts availability,
Toyota’s team members and supplying partners were able to ramp up
production ahead of schedule,” stated Shigeki Terashi, president and COO
of TEMA. “This kind of commitment and customer-first spirit will set the
stage for growth over the course of the year.”
Toyota produces 12 models in North
America: Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sequoia,
Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, Lexus RX350 and Venza.
In 2011, the following projects were
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West
Virginia completed an expansion resulting in increased 6 speed
automatic transmission production bringing the plant’s total
employment to approximately 1,100.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama
began 4-cylinder engine production in the fall, resulting in 240 new
Toyota Motor Manufacturing,
Mississippi began Corolla production in the fall, adding 2,000 jobs.
In 2012, Toyota will: •
Build its 25 millionth vehicle in
Begin production of the EV RAV4 at its
Woodstock, Ontario facility.