Mississippi, US: The automaker is investing US$170 million to build the 12th generation Corolla to its Blue Springs assembly plant with a new production system, and is expected to create 400 new jobs at the site.
The implementation of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) is not only set to create jobs, but is also expected to increase production.
Last year, Toyota had announced in Mississippi that it would invest US$10 billion in its US operations over five years, bringing the amount invested to US$4.27 billion.
Improvements in the Mississippi plant is expected to include a full replacement of its production lines, “allowing the facility to produce advanced vehicles more efficiently and better adapt to changing need”, said the company in a press release.
With its implementation beginning in 2015, TNGA, is a series of design, equipment, operations and technology that serves to increase the automaker’s production efficiency. Some of the changes to the current system include building more automotive models on common platforms, minimising unused space, as well as increasing the versatility of production lines.