Princeton-based Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana Inc. is reporting a rise in production in 2013, compared to a year earlier. The company built nearly 2,500 more vehicles last year than in 2012. The southern Indiana operation, which employs 4,500, produces Highlander, Sequoia and Sienna models. January 9, 2014
ERLANGER, Ky. – You might be seeing more Toyotas on the road for a reason. The builder of the best-selling car in America, the Toyota Camry, as well as Indiana-assembled Highlanders, Siennas and Sequoias, produced at record levels in 2013, surpassing 2012 production volumes.
Toyota built 1,857,695 vehicles, a 5 percent increase, and 1,715,709 engines, a 3 percent increase from 2012, at its 14 manufacturing facilities in North America.
“Production is a direct reflection of a growing market and our focus on building cars and trucks that exceed our customers' expectations,” said Osamu “Simon” Nagata, president and CEO of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America. “As we look at 2014 and beyond, we'll continue to deliver products with the highest safety, quality, design and value.”
2013 marked the following completed capacity increase projects, adding a total of 880 new jobs at Toyota's:
-Indiana plant, boosting Highlander production, including hybrid and export versions, by 50,000;
-Kentucky plant, increasing 4-cylinder engine production by more than 100,000;
-Woodstock, Ontario plant, raising RAV4 annual capacity from 150,000 to 200,000 vehicles.
2014 will mark capacity increases at Toyota's plants for:
-Highlander in late 2014, a 15,000 unit increase in Indiana;
-V-6 engine production, more than 215,000 units in Alabama;
-Lexus RX350 gas and hybrid models produced in Cambridge, Ontario, approximately 30,000 units;
-Automatic transmission (6-speed) production in West Virginia, with the addition of a new 240,000-unit-capacity line.
Toyota produces 12 customer favorite models in North America, including Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, Lexus RX350 and Venza, and directly employs nearly 40,000 in the region.
Over the past 26 months, Toyota announced new investment of $2.1 billion in its North American manufacturing operations and has committed to boosting employment by 4,000 at its facilities.
Currently exporting to 23 countries, Toyota's U.S. manufacturing operations continue to grow as a key supplier of high-quality cars and trucks for global markets. In 2014, Toyota will continue to explore more opportunities to expand this side of the business.
2013 Toyota North American Vehicle Production
Manufacturing Site Model 2012 2013
-Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc. (TMMI) Highlander 132,226 134,617
Sequoia 27,128 24,032
Sienna 137,992 141,171
Total 297,346 299,820
Total North American Vehicle Production
2012 – 1,776,243
2013 – 1,857,695
Toyota's North American Vehicle Production – five-year history:
Year Vehicle Production YOY Change
2013 1,857,695 5 percent
2012 1,776,243 41 percent
2011 1,255,635 (14 percent)
2010 1,456,887 18 percent
2009 1,232,813 (15 percent)
Toyota, the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, we’ve built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ nearly 40,000 people (more than 37,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.23 million cars and trucks in 2013 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.
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Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), headquartered in Erlanger, Ky., is responsible for Toyota’s engineering design, development, research and development, and manufacturing activities in North America. TEMA’s Toyota Technical Center (TTC) operates engineering and research and development facilities in Ann Arbor, Mich., including Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC).
Source: Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana Inc.