February 2, 2005

Toyota plant in Tijuana, Mexico celebrates grand opening

Tijuana, Mexico – Baja California Governor Eugenio Elorduy joined state and local leaders and Toyota associates and executives for the grand opening celebration of Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California (TMMBC) in Tijuana — Toyota’s first full-scale operation in Mexico.

The plant, which currently employs approximately 650 and plans to hire another 50 people, began production of Tacoma truck beds in August 2004 and Tacoma trucks in December 2004.

At full production, the U.S.$140 million plant will manufacture 180,000 truck beds and 30,000 Tacoma vehicles per year. The truck beds are used in production both at TMMBC and New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. — a joint venture of Toyota and General Motors in Fremont, California.

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