TMMF will upgrade its Valenciennes plant to produce TNGA based vehicles
France – Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) will invest more than €300m in the plant to enable the production of vehicles based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA).The upgrading of equipment and systems will allow the plant to produce 300,000 vehicles annually in the future.
The first step will convert 300 temporary positions into permanent contracts to support the preparation works, with potential for another 400 permanent jobs when full capacity is reached.
“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...” said Didier Leroy, EVP of Toyota Motor Corporation and chairman of Toyota Motor Europe.
Toyota has launched a global programme to gradually upgrade its manufacturing sites to produce next generation, TNGA-based vehicles. This architecture already underpins the new, fourth generation Prius and the C-HR crossover.