Japanese car maker Toyota are start producing a new model in the UK next year. Toyota, on behalf of Suzuki are to make a hybrid electric vehicles at the Burnaston plant in Derbyshire.
The move will not lead to more jobs, but the utilisation rate will increase at the car factory.
Marvin Cooke, managing director at Toyota manufacturing UK (TMUK) said, “This is good news for our UK plants and demonstrates Toyota’s trust in the capability of our workforce to deliver the highest levels of superior quality products.
“Seeking to produce additional volume for other customers is one example of all the efforts we are making to keep our UK manufacturing operations as competitive as they can be.”
The announcement was first published by the Financial Times, the car maker did alter their views over Brexit.
Cooke said, “We have consistently said for the medium to longer term, continued free and frictionless trade and common automotive technical standards will be essential to support the international competitiveness of the UK automotive sector.”