Watashi no Toyota

As mentioned on the Toyota UK blog, UK Business Secretary Vince Cable toured Toyota’s Burnaston plant in Derbyshire yesterday and officially launched production of the first Auris Hybrid cars.

Business Secretary Vince Cable said:

Toyota’s decision to make Burnaston the only plant in the world to build the Hybrid Auris is a strong endorsement of the UK as a manufacturing base for the next generation of cars.

Katsunori Kojima, Managing Director of Toyota Manufacturing UK added:

It is a proud day for Toyota Manufacturing UK as we celebrate the official start of production of the Auris Hybrid Synergy Drive, yet another premium quality model to be built in Britain. To manufacture a world-class vehicle you need a world-class team and the commitment and dedication of our members has been crucial.

The Derbyshire-Toyota link was officially commemorated by the local authority partners and the Toyota company at our 2008 Japan Day Seminar.

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