Cylinder heads are a vital component to every vehicle that Toyota assembles. Cylinder heads are like the lungs of an engine. They’re key to controlling air flow in and out of the cylinders and fuel deployment. Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Missouri (TMMMO) uses recycled aluminum to build thousands of cylinder heads per day. More than 1,000 employees make more than 2.6 million cylinder heads per year. The sustainable nature of these parts is just one of many ways TMMMO is helping to reduce its carbon footprint.
Facts and Figures
Units Assembled in 2021
- Start of Production: 1993
- Investment: $455 million
- Plant Sites: 80 acres
- Plant Sizes: 550,000 sq. ft.
- Products: Cylinder heads
- Aluminum: 89 million pounds of recycled aluminum used in 2021
- Operations: low pressure casting, core making, die making
- 2021: Toyota celebrated its 30th anniversary in Missouri.
- 2020: $1.7 million solar panel array announced at Toyota Missouri. The panels will cut carbon emissions at the plant by 750 metric tons annually.
- 2020: The plant’s name changed from Bodine Aluminum to Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Missouri.
- 2019: Toyota announced a $62 million investment in Missouri.
- 2017: Toyota announced a $17 million investment announced for Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA).
- 2015: Bodine Aluminum celebrated 25th year with Toyota.
- More than $200,000 in philanthropy invested in 2021.
- More than $3.5 million given in Missouri since 1991.
Impact on Missouri:
The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) conducted a study based on 2015 data and found:
- Direct employees (manufacturing-related and new vehicle jobs) earned $476 million in payroll.
- When direct employees are combined with jobs at companies that supply TMMMO as well as spinoff jobs, Toyota is estimated to support 10,000 jobs in Missouri.