Toyota UK’s engine manufacturing site in Deeside today celebrates the creation of 70 jobs to meet heightened demand from Brazil.
The Secretary of State for Wales has committed to visit the Deeside plant today to recognise the importance of this news for the local economy.
Recruitment has already started for 70 new staff to help meet increased demand. They will work on parts being machined for the production of vehicles in Brazil and help prepare for the beginning of production of the Auris Touring Sports model later this year at Toyota’s UK vehicle manufacturing plant in Burnaston, Derbyshire.
Richard Kenworthy, director of Deeside engine manufacturing plant commented: “Our TMUK members at the Deeside engine plant continue to demonstrate they can deliver the superior quality and efficiency that are vital for building our presence in a highly competitive marketplace.”
Visiting the Deeside plant today David Jones, secretary of state for Wales said Toyota UK is “a glowing example of collaboration between a global company and the UK, and a demonstration of why Wales continues to be a prime location to invest and do business.”
Since the establishment of Toyota’s UK manufacturing business in 1989 the company has invested more than £2.1 billion in its two British plants.