“Toyota customers want fuel-efficient and electrified vehicles,” said Norm Bafunno, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Engineering Unit, Toyota. “These investments allow us to meet customer needs and respond quickly to a changing market. We are committed to investing in the United States and our teams are ready to take on this new challenge.”
Toyota Alabama: Huntsville, Alabama., $222 million
Toyota Alabama will create a new four-cylinder production line with the ability to produce hybrid combustion and electric engines powertrains. Additionally, the facility will expand its footprint by 114,000 square feet, which marks the plant’s sixth expansion since 2003. Toyota Alabama has the capacity to build 900,000 engines per year and represents almost $1.5 billion investment.
Toyota Kentucky: Georgetown, Ky., $16 million
Toyota Kentucky extends the flexibility of the four-cylinder engine lineup announced last fall, which will better position the plant to meet customer demand. Plants powertrain can produce up to 600,000 units per year. Toyota Kentucky is the company’s largest plant in the world, producing seven Toyotas and Lexus models, as well as four-cylinder and six-cylinder powertrains. Overall, the plant represents a $8.5 billion investment.
Toyota Missouri: Troy, Mo., $109 million
Toyota from missouri investment provides new equipment to build cylinder heads of four-cylinder engines on three production lines. The plant has the capacity to build more than 3 million cylinder heads per year and represents a $564 million investment.
Toyota Tennessee: Jackson, TN., $36 million
Toyota Tennessee will update equipment to build new four-cylinder engine blocks. The plant has the capacity to produce more than 2 million engine blocks per year and represents a $425 million investment.
Toyota’s commitment to the United States
Last year, Toyota announced new investments totaling $5.1 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations to support electrification efforts, demonstrating its commitment to building where it sells and supporting local economies.
Toyota’s US plants produce half of the vehicles it sells in the United States, and its North American assembly facilities produce more than three-quarters (76%) of the vehicles it sells in the United States.
In addition to improving its manufacturing facilities, the company is investing in the workforce of tomorrow. Toyota recently announced Driving Possibilities, a $110 million initiative to support PreK-12 education and beyond. The goal of the initiative is to improve communities and to motivate young people and prepare them for the job market.
Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been part of the cultural fabric in the United States for more than 60 years and is committed to advancing next-generation sustainable mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands, as well as our nearly 1,500 dealers.
Toyota directly employs more than 39,000 people in the United States who have helped design, engineer and assemble nearly 32 million cars and trucks at our nine manufacturing plants. By 2025, Toyota’s 10th plant in North Carolina will start manufacturing automotive batteries for electrified vehicles. Toyota has more electrified vehicles on the road than any other automaker, with electrified vehicles accounting for more than a quarter of our North American sales in 2021.
To help inspire the next generation for a career in STEM fields, including mobility, Toyota has launched its Virtual Education Center at www.TourToyota.com with an immersive experience and the chance to virtually visit many of our manufacturing facilities in the United States. The hub also includes a series of free STEM-based courses and programs through Toyota. UNITED STATES Foundation partners, virtual field trips and more. For more information about Toyota, visit www.ToyotaNewsroom.com.
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