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Toyota and Mazda add to Alabama plant spend | Automotive Business Information
Toyota and Mazda are spending extra on JV plant expertise, mannequin updates and employees coaching
Mazda Toyota Manufacturing (MTM), the brand new US manufacturing three way partnership between Mazda Motor Company and Toyota Motor Company in Huntsville, Alabama, has introduced a further US$830m spend to include extra manufacturing expertise on its manufacturing traces and supply enhanced coaching to its deliberate workforce of as much as 4,000 staff.
Complete funding is now $2.311bn, up from the $1.6bn initially introduced in 2018.
The brand new plant will produce a Mazda automobile and a but to be introduced Toyota SUV.
The brand new facility can have the capability to provide as much as 150,000 models of the longer term Mazda crossover and as much as 150,000 models of the Toyota annually.
MTM continues to focus on as much as 4,000 new jobs and has employed roughly 600 staff so far, with plans to renew accepting purposes for manufacturing positions later in 2020.
The 2 automakers have beforehand cooperated in North America with Mazda rebadging variants of its 2 because the Yaris.
Toyota beforehand deliberate to construct Corolla sedans on the new plant however altering North American market preferences led to the change to a brand new SUV, a few 12 months in the past.