Toyota supplier creates 100 jobs thanks to Auris

Posted on 11 Jul 2012

Up to 100 jobs will be created at Toyota supplier Futaba Industrial UK in Derbyshire resulting from Toyota's decision to produce the new Auris model in the UK.

Futaba Industrial UK currently employs 133 people and makes body panels for Avensis and Auris models produced by Toyota in Burnaston. Next year, Futaba will begin manufacturing fuel tank filler pipes for Toyota, a part currently made in Japan.

The changes were revealed yesterday as Paul Heard took over as managing director from Hideo Nakao. Mr Heard said, “We are delighted to be able to announce these new jobs. The final quarter of this year will be an exciting time for both us and Toyota.”

Towards the end of last year, Toyota announced that it would create an extra 1,500 jobs as part of a major investment drive at Burnaston.
Tony Walker, deputy managing director at Burnaston, said, “We work very closely with suppliers like Futaba and I’m pleased that the positive announcement we made last year is making its way through to the supply chain.”

More than £5.8bn has been invested in UK automotive over the last 18 months.