to Increase Capacity to 50,000 Trucks, 200,000 Truck Beds
TOKYO - TOYOTA announced
on Jan. 20 (in Mexico) that it plans to increase the annual production
capacity of Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California (TMMBC)
to 50,000 pickup trucks and 200,000 truck beds (from a current 30,000
and 180,000, respectively) within 2007. TMMBC is Toyota's Tacoma
pickup production facility in Tijuana, Mexico.
expansion will represent an additional investment in TMMBC
of 37 million U.S. dollars.
operations in 2004 and produces Tacoma pickups for sale
in the United States and Mexico. It also makes all Tacoma
truck beds, supplying such beds to New United Motor Manufacturing,
Inc. (NUMMI), Toyota Motor Corporation's joint venture with
General Motors, Inc. in California, U.S.A., which makes
the Tacoma and other vehicles.