Toyota Manufacturing UK

Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd.
Industry Automotive
Genre Motor cars
Founded December 1989
Headquarters Burnaston, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Key people
Shigeru Teramoto (Managing Director)
Products Automobiles
Number of employees
Parent Toyota Motor Corporation

Toyota Manufacturing UK is the United Kingdom manufacturing operation of Toyota, established in December 1989. The vehicle manufacturing plant at Burnaston, Derbyshire, assembles cars. On 16 December 1992, the first car rolled off the production line, which was a Carina E.

Since then, production has included Avensis, Corolla, and Auris models. An engine manufacturing factory is located on Deeside, North Wales.[1] As of September 2016, the two factories employ 3,800 staff. The processes at Burnaston include stamping (pressing panels from rolls of steel), welding, painting, plastic mouldings (bumpers and instrument panels/dashboards) and assembly and at Deeside machining, assembly and aluminium casting.[2]

On 26 February 2007, Gordon Brown, the then chancellor, visited the Burnaston facility, to celebrate the official launch of the Auris in the United Kingdom. TMUK used the occasion to announce an investment of GB£100 million in its Deeside factory, to build an petrol engine for the Auris.[3] Four months later, Brown would become Prime Minister.

Initial reporting on the engine called it a hybrid, and it was expected to be used as part of a system known as Hybrid Synergy Drive.

At its fastest speed, a car can come off the end of the production line approximately every sixty seconds. Toyota Manufacturing UK, in partnership with Rapid Electronics, organise the Toyota Technology Challenge,[4] a national engineering and technology competition, which is aimed at secondary schools within the United Kingdom.

Current Cars manufactured at Toyota Manufacturing UK

Former Cars manufactured at Toyota Manufacturing UK


  1. "A Welsh success story we can all be proud of". ITV News. 2012-09-10. Retrieved 2014-08-31.
  2. Toyota Manufacturing UK. "The Facts". Retrieved 2007-03-10.
  3. BBC. "Toyota £100m safeguards 200 jobs". Retrieved 2007-02-26.
  4. Toyota Technology Challenge

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