$10,000 and Three Toyota Trucks Donated to Local Charities
Baja Calif., Mexico (Dec. 2, 2013) – Commemorating 10 years since breaking ground Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Baja California (TMMBC) donated $10,000 (USD) today to the Boys and Girls Club of Tecate and three Toyota trucks to local nonprofit partners, including:
- Cruz Roja Mexicana (Red Cross), Tijuana
- Dirección de Bomberos (Fire Brigade), Tijuana
- Desarrollo Integral de La Familia (Children’s Foundation), Tecate
Team members, suppliers and special guests at the Tijuana home of the Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup truck celebrated with their local community. Tacoma has been named one of the best cars for the money for outstanding quality and good value by US News & World Report.
“The dedication of our Mexico team has contributed to the facility’s manufacturing excellence,” said Osamu “Simon” Nagata, president of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. “Their efforts strengthen our vision of building great trucks, while contributing to the local community and supporting economic development in the region.”
Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California (TMMBC) represents over $180 million (USD) with capacity to build 57,000 Tacomas and 200,000 truck beds per year. Last October, Toyota announced it would increase TMMBC’s capacity to 63,000 annually starting mid-2014. This increase will create more than 50 jobs bringing total TMMBC employment to 1,180.
“Demand for trucks is strong and TMMBC’s product is making a unique contribution
to Toyota’s competitiveness,” said Joe DaRosa, TMMBC president. “Thanks in part to team members’ spirit and can-do attitude we are well positioned to meet next year’s capacity increase.”
|2002||Toyota Baja California site announcement|
|2004||Capacity increase: 30,000 trucks, 180,000 Tacoma decks|
|2005||Line off ceremony|
|2006||Capacity increase: 50,000 trucks, 200,000 Tacoma decks|
|2010||1 millionth unit production (includes trucks and truck beds)|
|2013||Capacity increase: 57,000 trucks|
|2014||Capacity increase: 63,000 trucks|
Toyota, (NYSE: TM), the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, we’ve built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ nearly 40,000 people (more than 37,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.3 million cars and trucks in 2012 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), headquartered in Erlanger, Ky., is responsible for Toyota’s engineering design, development, R&D and manufacturing activities in North America. TEMA’s Toyota Technical Center (TTC) operates engineering, research and development facilities in Ann Arbor, Mich., including Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC.) Toyota partners with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment. As part of this commitment, we share the company’s extensive know-how garnered from building great cars and trucks to help community organizations and other nonprofits expand their ability to do good.
Raul Amaya, Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California
Mexico: 0152 (664) 969-2889 / U.S.: (619) 671-3889
Tania Saldaña, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.