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Economic importance of Toyota Manufacturing

Toyota announced its decision to open a vehicle manufacturing plant at Burnaston, Derbyshire back in 1989 and Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK Ltd was established in December later that year. 

The economic, social and cultural value of Toyota Manufacturing UK as a major employer is clearly evident:

  • there are 2 manufacturing plants in the UK (Burnaston and Deeside, North Wales) representing a total investment of £2.75billion
  • over 3,000 workers are employed directly
  • a total of 14,000 workers are employed directly by TMUK and through its wider supply chain
  • over £900million is spent each year with UK suppliers
  • over £1.7billion is contributed by export revenues to the UK economy annually
  • over £6.3million has been donated to local charities and projects – benefitting the wider Derbyshire community

Toyota at Burnaston forms part of a vast, economically significant automotive manufacturing sector in the East Midlands. There are a further 3,300 jobs across the sector in the region. It generates £5.4billion annually in direct and indirect economic output to Derby and South Derbyshire - a vital part of our local economy and significant contribution to UK plc.