Jan 17, 2012 18:34 JST

Source: Toyota Motor Corporation

Toyota to Construct New Vehicle Production Plant in Thailand
Total Thai Annual Production Capacity to Reach 760,000 Units in Mid-2013

Toyota City, Japan, Jan 17, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that Toyota Motor Thailand Co. Ltd (TMT), its automobile production and sales company in Thailand, will construct a new vehicle production plant to meet growing demand. With an investment of approximately 16.9 billion yen, the new plant, Gateway Plant No. 2, is scheduled to start operations in mid-2013 with an annual production capacity of approximately 70,000 units. This, in addition to Gateway Plant No. 1, will result in a combined annual production capacity of 290,000 units at the two Gateway Plants.

In addition, through an additional investment of approximately 2.9 billion yen, Thai Auto Works Co. Ltd (TAW) will resume production - temporarily halted since the end of May 2010 - at the end of 2012 with an annual production capacity of approximately 20,000 units.

The above developments will see a total of approximately 19.8 billion yen in additional investment in Thailand and an increase of Toyota's total annual production capacity in the country to 760,000 units by mid-2013.

In the Toyota Global Vision, TMC positioned emerging markets as a top priority. This year, TMC will celebrate 50 years of business in Thailand, where it hopes to expand its community-rooted activities, contributing to the development of the Thai automobile industry and the regional economy.

Toyota Motor Corporation
Corporate Communications Department
Public Affairs Division
Tel: +81-3-3817-9150
Source: Toyota Motor Corporation
Sectors: Automotive

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