Toyota is boosting its Tijuana plant capacity by 40%
Toyota Motors is adding a third shift to its manufacturing plant in Tijuana, Mexico which produces the Japanese automaker’s 2014 Toyota Tacoma. The company is doing this in order to free up space at its facility in San Antonio, Texas so that the manufacturing plant can begin building more Toyota Tundras.
According to Toyota Manufacturing External Affairs spokesman, Victor Vanov, the San Antonio facility is currently cranking out 1,000 Toyota Tacomas and Tundras every day, and is on pace to manufacture a whopping 235,000 by the end of the year, which would be a record.
Earlier this year, Toyota made a small boost to its Tijuana facility which also produces pickup trucks, bringing the total output to 63,000. The automaker plans to hire an additional 300 workers to add a third shift to the manufacturing plant, with the additional crew expected to begin working next April. Annual production at the facility should reach 89,000.
Mario Lozoya, head of external affairs at the San Antonio facility, said the changes at the Tijuana facility won’t affect production levels in San Antonio. “For us, there will be no impact to production,” Lozoya said. “We’re just glad our partner is also able to continue to find ways to help us meet all the demand.”
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