Toyota on Tuesday announced plans to increase production capacity in Europe by moving from two to three shifts at its plants in Burnaston, UK, and Valenciennes, France, starting in the second quarter of 2004. Annual Corolla and Avensis production capacity in the UK will increase from the current 220,000 vehicles to around 270,000, creating about 1,000 new jobs at Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK (TMUK). Adding a third shift, Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) could increase its current annual Yaris production capacity from 184,000 to 240,000. In a first phase, 500 new jobs will be created to bring annual capacity to 210,000 units. The capacity increase at the two plants will support Toyota's further growth in Europe.