Toyota announced it will add 70 new jobs at its engine plant in Deeside, North Wales.
Secretary of State for Wales, David Jones, said that Toyota is the perfect example of flawless collaboration between the UK and a global company, adding that Toyota’s plant in Wales is ‘one of the jewels in our economy.’
“The investment and commitment to the area has not only provided sustained economic benefits and employment opportunities, but has resulted in the development of a strong bond between the company and the local community at Deeside. The UK Government recognizes that manufacturing is at the heart of a healthy and balanced UK economy,“ said Mr. Jones.
Toyota opened the engine plant located in Deeside, North Wales in 1992, employing about 500 workers. In 2011 the plant manufactured 131,000 engines for the, Auris, Auris Hybrid and Burnaston Avensis vehicles. The plant exports car components and engines to South Africa.
“This is great news for the plant and for Wales. Our members at the Deeside engine plant continue to demonstrate they can deliver the superior quality and efficiency that are vital for building our presence in a highly competitive marketplace,” said Richard Kenworthy, Toyota’s Deeside plant director.