Toyota's North American Production Up 18 Per Cent in 2010

Canadian Manufacturing Increases By 43.5 Per Cent

ERLANGER, KY, Jan. 27 /CNW/ - Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) announced today that the company's assembly plants produced 1,456,887 vehicles in 2010, an 18 per cent increase compared to 2009.

Toyota's North American facilities assemble the Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza and Lexus RX 350.

"The challenges presented by the economic downturn and our recalls made Toyota an even stronger company," said Tetsuo Agata, president and COO of TEMA.  "By retaining our team members and continually improving during the worst of times, we are well positioned for 2011 and beyond.  We thank all team members and our hundreds of suppliers for their tireless efforts."

In 2010, the following milestones, projects and initiatives were accomplished:

  • The Canadian operation, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc., in September assembled its four-millionth vehicle and increased its 2010 production by 43.5 per cent over 2009.

  • The Kentucky plant in July produced its eight-millionth engine.

  • The Indiana plant successfully ramped up production of the Highlander and the all-new Sienna after a $450 million investment upgrade.  Toyota's total investment in Princeton is nearly $4 billion and total employment is 4,100.

  • The Texas plant began production of the Tacoma, representing a $100 million investment and an additional 1,000 jobs.  Toyota's total investment in San Antonio is $1.4 billion and total employment is now 2,800.

  • TEMA named four new American plant presidents and the Toyota Technical Center named three American chief engineers.  This increased local leadership provides greater regional autonomy.

2010 Toyota North American Vehicle Production
Manufacturing Site Model 2009 2010
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) Avalon 27,513 40,155
Camry 225,524 253,098
Camry Hybrid 19,304 17,151
Venza 75,896 61,290
Total 348,237 371,694
New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. 
(NUMMI)*
Corolla 172,888 63,319
Tacoma 67,435 27,495
Total 240,323 90,814
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Inc. (TMMC) Corolla 138,650 192,271
Matrix 38,538 33,809
RX 350 64,282 81,618
RAV4 78,077 151,031
Total 319,547 458,729
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc.
(TMMI)
Highlander 17,503 86,527
Sequoia 18,376 24,685
Sienna 72,205 132,780
Total 108,084 243,992
Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California (TMMBC) Tacoma 42,696 53,829
Total 42,696 53,829
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. (TMMTX)  Tundra 86,000 107,959
Tacoma 0 42,139
Total 86,000 150,098
Subaru Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA) Camry 87,926 87,731
Total 87,926 87,731
Total North American Vehicle Production* Grand Total 1,232,813 1,456,887

Toyota's North American vehicle production - five year history:
 
Year Vehicle Production YOY Change
2010 1,456,887 18%
2009 1,232,813 (15%)
2008 1,454,958 (13%)
2007 1,671,009 8%
2006 1,553,790 (0.3%)

Toyota North American Engine Production
Manufacturing Site Engine 2010
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) 4-cylinder 272,833
V6 187,167
Total 460,000
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia, Inc. (TMMWV)* 4-cylinder 327,447
V6 236,431
Total 563,878
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama, Inc.  (TMMAL)  V6 88,973
V8 133,803
Total 222,776
Total 2010 North American Engine Production   1,246,654

*TMMWV's total automatic transmission production for 2010 was 284,543.

In addition to the above mentioned plants, Toyota subsidiary Bodine Aluminum, Inc., in Tennessee and Missouri, casts aluminum parts such as cylinder heads, intake manifolds, engine brackets and engine blocks.  TABC, Inc. in Long Beach, California, manufactures truck beds, catalytic converters, stamped parts, coated substrates and steering columns.  Canadian Autoparts Toyota, Inc. (CAPTIN) in Delta, British Columbia, produces aluminum wheels.

For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyota.ca

SOURCE Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.

For further information:

Pat Clement, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.
(519) 212-0718

Greig Mordue, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.
(519) 241-8355

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