Toyota Boshoku Corporation (Headquarters: Kariya-shi, Aichi, Japan; President: Masanao Motonami) will establish a new company that manufactures replacement bumpers in France in January 2005. The company will construct a plant with about 4,000 m2 of floor space in Onnaing near Valenciennes. It will supply replacement bumpers for Toyota’s made-in-Europe vehicles such as Corolla, Varis and Avensis.
Toyota Boshoku supplies almost all replacement bumpers for Toyota vehicles in Japan and aims to establish an efficient high-mix/low-volume production system in the new plant, making the most its accumulated experience and expertise.
|1.||Establishment:||January 2005 (planned)|
|2.||Location:||Onnaing, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France|
|3.||Capital:||2.3 million euro (planned)|
|4.||Shareholders:||100% owned by Toyota Boshoku Corporation|
|6.||Plant area:||Land – about 16,000 m2
Building – about 4,000 m2
|8.||Production start:||Fall 2006 (planned)|
|9.||Production capacity:||250,000 units per year (at full operation)|
|10.||Number of employees:||About 30 (at full operation)|
|11.||Capital investment:||7 million euro|