TOKYO — TOYOTA announced on Jan. 20 (in Mexico) that it plans to increase the annual production capacity of Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California (TMMBC) to 50,000 pickup trucks and 200,000 truck beds (from a current 30,000 and 180,000, respectively) within 2007. TMMBC is Toyota’s Tacoma pickup production facility in Tijuana, Mexico.
The planned expansion will represent an additional investment in TMMBC of 37 million U.S. dollars.
TMMBC began operations in 2004 and produces Tacoma pickups for sale in the United States and Mexico. It also makes all Tacoma truck beds, supplying such beds to New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI), Toyota Motor Corporation’s joint venture with General Motors, Inc. in California, U.S.A., which makes the Tacoma and other vehicles.