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Toyota to Expand Its French Plant

Earlier today, Toyota Motor Europe has revealed that it will expand the Toyota Motor Manufacturing France car plant in Valenciennes over next couple of months. When the expansion is completed, the plant will add another 400 permanent jobs.

Talking about the latest expansion, Toyota Motor Europe’s chairman Didier Leroy said, “We remain focused on strengthening the global competitiveness of our European plants. The roll-out of TNGA manufacturing capability is part of this plan. The upgrade of TMMF is a sign of confidence in our employees and suppliers, and their focus on superior quality and greater efficiency. We also appreciate French state and local authorities’ support.”

Toyota Motor Manufacturing France’s CEO Luciano Biondo added: “The flexibility agreement signed in 2017 with our local unions contributed to this investment decision. This investment puts us in a position to eventually achieve our aim of 300,000 units a year in the future.”

The plant was established back in 1998 with production starting three years later in January 2001.

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