Uk continues to walk towards the disconnect total with the European Union. While this happens the brands of cars that are in the soil of English do not know very well what to do. If the country is expelled from the trade agreements and are could pay dearly for his audacity, but if on the contrary finally found a solution to the trade dispute could also lose money by having modified its industrial strategy with such urgency.
whatever they Do to be seen whether he gets well or if on the contrary goes wrong. However, some brands such as Toyota have decided to make investments in the plant that has in the country if things turned out well not to stay far behind in competitiveness. As is logical, it is not the biggest investment made by the japanese firm in the plant Burnaston (Derbyshire), but if it marks a turning point in the face of what can happen.
As has been communicated by Toyota, have been used for the plant in Burnaston (Derbyshire) to 240 million pounds. With this investment they want to adapt the production lines to the new modular platform of the brand, TNGA. In addition, part of this money will go to to improve the energy efficiency of the factory, to reduce its environmental impact.
Currently out of Burnastor the Toyota Auris and Avensis and during the past year, they built about 180,000 vehicles. However, as the mark to go in renewing its model range and will be manufactured on the platform TNGA will have to modify your production line. As an example have to the current Prius and C-HR that is already manufactured on the same platform, allowing Toyota to save significantly on costs of production.
According to Dr. Johan Van Zyl, president and CEO of Toyota Motor Europe “we’re very focused on ensuring the global competitiveness of our european plants. The deployment of the manufacturing capacity of the platform TNGA is a part of this plan. This update of Burnaston is a sign of confidence in our employees and suppliers and its focus on higher quality and higher efficiency”.
remains to Be seen if the plans to make more competitive to its factory English will do well to Toyota. The Brexit involves uncertainty important in the automobile industry and the japanese firm could be seriously affected if the separation of the European Union take the path that is more negative.
Sources – Toyota
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