Toyota announced that Toyota Motor Manufacturing United Kingdom (TMUK) in Derbyshire, UK is ready to export British-built Avensis to Japan.The UK plant already ships the model to 47 countries worldwide. The vehicles will be shipped from the UK at a rate of 750 vehicles a month with production commencing in July. The additional exports to Japan will reinforce its performance and its position as one of Toyota’s most efficient and advanced factories.
UK Business Secretarysaid: “Toyota exports 85 per cent of the car and engines it makes at its UK plants in Burnaston and Deeside. Today’s news that it will now export its Avensis model to Japan is a tribute to the skills of the workforce, the efficiency of the plants and the quality of its products. I was delighted to meet Fujio Cho, Chairman of Toyota when I visited Japan recently and I highlighted the importance of manufacturing in the UK.”
TMUK Managing Director Katsunori Kojima said: “We are very proud that the Avensis has been selected for export to Japan. This is yet another vote of confidence for TMUK and the high quality of our products.”