Toyota Texas’ new on-site 500,000 sq. ft facility will be for drivetrain parts production


Toyota says this expansion of the San Antonio plant’s footprint with a $531m investment will bring over 400 new jobs to the area, and for the first time the facility will be producing drivetrain parts. At this point the company declined to comment on which components would be produced or on the timeline for start of production but noted that this investment would reinforce the plant’s flexibility with advanced manufacturing technologies supporting production capabilities across its North American operations. The OEM says this new project brings the total invested in the plant to more than $4.7 billion.

The San Antonio plant produces both the Tundra truck and all-hybrid Sequoia SUV, which are assembled on the same production line, with more than 181,000 vehicles assembled last year. Toyota’s total investment in the plant has grown to more than $4.7 billion.

“Our team members are ready for this new opportunity to grow our plant’s capabilities and workforce,” said Susann Kazunas, Toyota Texas president. “They are highly capable, innovative and have a steadfast commitment to our products. We are proud to celebrate that spirit and the long-term job stability the investment represents, and we are excited to welcome 400 new team members to Toyota Texas.”

This announcement follows a wave of investments across Toyota’s North American production operations including $1.4 billion into its Princeton facility in Indiana. for the assembly of a new, three-row battery electric SUV. Investment at Princeton will also include the addition of a battery pack assembly line with batteries being supplied by Toyota Battery Manufacturing North Carolina.

Toyota notes that since 2021 it has announced new investments totalling $17 billion into its US manufacturing operations to support electrification effort