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Toyota’s European Manufacturing Plants

Learn about our continent spanning production facilities.

Europe is a major manufacturing centre for us. Today we have nine manufacturing centres building cars, engines and transmissions across the continent, each one committed to delivering ever better cars for our customers.

We have a workforce of more than 17,000 people dedicated to building, not just the eight different models we manufacture in Europe, but also most of the engines and transmissions they use as well. Many drivers may not be aware of it, but there is every chance their Toyota was built in Europe.

In fact, 8 out of 10 Toyota cars sold in Europe are built at one of our European production centres, too.

We have six vehicle plants, located in France (Yaris), the UK (Corolla), Turkey (Toyota C-HR and Corolla), the Czech Republic (Aygo), Russia (Camry and RAV4) and Portugal (Land Cruiser for export). We also have engine and transmission manufacturing facilities in Poland and the UK. Not only do these supply local markets, but they also produce vehicles that are exported around the world.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing France SAS in Onnaing.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing United Kingdom Ltd. in Burnaston.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey INC. in Arifiye/Sakarya.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Czech Republic s.r.o in Kolin.

OOO Toyota Motor in Saint-Petersburg.

Toyota Caetano Portugal S.A. in Ovar.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing United Kingdom Ltd. in Deeside.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland Sp.zo.o in Walbrzych.

We first began building cars in Europe on a relatively small scale in 1971. Since then we have invested more than €9 billion in our manufacturing operations here and celebrated their total production passing 13 million vehicles.

About the Toyota production system

The way we make vehicles is defined by the Toyota Production System (TPS). It is an original manufacturing philosophy that aims to eliminate waste and achieve the best possible efficiency – what is often called a “lean” or “just-in-time” system. 
We operate TPS throughout our business, including all our vehicle factories. You can find out more about how TPS works and its success here.

Local manufacturing philosophy

We have long believed in the importance of making vehicles local to the markets where they will be sold – a business principle that has proved its value not just in Europe, but in many other world regions as well.

By developing “local” manufacturing sites, we can better understand how our customers use their cars and what their priorities and preferences are when deciding which model to buy. This kind of knowledge is important in our mission to build ever-better cars. Local manufacturing also helps us deliver vehicles more quickly, reducing the time, cost and environmental impact of shipping cars around the world.

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