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MEXICO: Toyota truck plant marks decade as capacity rises

By Graeme Roberts | 3 December 2013

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Baja California (TMMBC) has marked 10 years of operation with a donation of US$10,000 and three trucks to local charities.

The $180m TMMBC plant has capacity to build 57,000 Tacoma trucks and 200,000 truck beds a year.

Last October, Toyota announced it would increase TMMBC’s capacity to 63,000 annually starting mid-2014.  This increase will create more than 50 jobs bringing total TMMBC employment to 1,180.

“Demand for trucks is strong and TMMBC’s product is making a unique contribution to Toyota’s competitiveness,” said Joe DaRosa, TMMBC president.

“Thanks in part to team members’ spirit and can-do attitude we are well positioned to meet next year’s capacity increase.”