New 'Corolla' Line-off Ceremony Held at Turkey Plant
Sakarya, Turkey, July 1, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation
(TMC) announces that Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey, Inc. (TMMT), TMC's
production base in the Republic of Turkey, held a line-off ceremony today for
the new "Corolla", now being produced here at its Sakarya Plant.
Attendees at the ceremony included the Turkish Minister of Economy Zafer
Caglayan, the Turkish Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Nihat Ergun;
TMC Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada, Executive Vice President of Toyota Motor
Europe NV/SA Takeshi Numa and TMMT President and CEO Orhan Ozer.
At the ceremony Uchiyamada said: "The new Corolla, which has been reborn
with styling that is more refined and more luxurious, is the new global symbol
for our efforts to make ever-better cars. I am very proud that the European
version of the new Corolla will call Sakarya its home. Let us continue to write
the Corolla's history".
The new Corolla has a refined design with a spacious interior for greater
comfort, is equipped with outstanding safety features and provides excellent
driving performance. Export destinations for the TMMT-produced Corolla include
Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia.
TMMT newly invested approximately 150 million euros to launch the new Corolla,
creating roughly 900 jobs for temporary employees.
TMMT now exports its products, the Corolla and the "Verso" family
car, to more than 50 countries and regions.
Overview of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey, Inc. (TMMT)
President: Orhan Ozer
Establishment: July 1990
- Toyota Motor Europe SA/NV: 90%
- Mitsui & Co., Ltd.: 10%
Location: Sakarya, Turkey
Start of production: September 1994
Product lineup: Verso, Corolla
Production capacity: Approx. 150,000 units/year
Employees: Approx. 3,300 (including newly hired temporary employees)
Supported by people around the world, Toyota Motor Corporation (TSE: 7203;
NYSE: TM), has endeavored since its establishment in 1937 to serve society by
creating better products. As of the end of March 2012, Toyota conducts its
business worldwide with 50 overseas manufacturing companies in 27 countries and
regions. Toyota's vehicles are sold in more than 160 countries and
regions. For more information, please visit www.toyota-global.com.
Toyota Motor Corporation
Public Affairs Division
Global Communications Department
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