Toyota's UK engine plant, in Deeside, North Wales, has celebrated the creation of 70 new jobs in order to meet increased engine demand.

Recruitment has already started and the additional jobs are the result of Toyota vehicles produced in Brazil now receiving machined parts from Deeside, as well as preparation for the start of production of the Auris Touring Sports model at Toyota’s vehicle manufacturing plant in Burnaston, Derbyshire. Both will lead to increased demand for engines produced at Deeside.

Plant director Richard Kenworthy said: “This is great news for the plant and for Wales. Our TMUK members at the Deeside engine plant continue to demonstrate they can deliver the superior quality and efficiency that are vital for building our presence in a highly competitive marketplace.”