TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announced the
official establishment of Toyota Motor Manufacturing France S.A.S. (TMMF), TMC s second
European vehicle plant.
Located in Onnaing, near Valenciennes in
northern France, TMMF will have a
production capacity of 150,000 units per year, and will
employ roughly 2,000 persons.
The facility will begin on-line production of the Yaris, Toyota s new two-box compact
passenger vehicle, in early 2001.