Nord assembly plant opens to meet Nigeria’s automotive demand
The quest for the federal government to position the country among the automobile manufacturers in Africa is yielding positive results following the emergence of Nord Automobiles Limited.With a mission to roll out a wholy Nigerian model of cars, for Nigerians and assembled by Nigerians, the current Nord assembly plant is located on a 2,100 square meters of land space in Sangotedo in Lagos, while and another one recently acquired and occupying 3,400 square meters of land at Epe is currently undergoing construction for the assembly complex in readiness to meet the growing automotive market and i...
1,250 workers facing layoffs at GM's Wentzville Assembly Plant
General Motors will lay off its third shift of workers at the assembly plant where it builds its midsize pickups and full-size vans as cases of coronavirus surge in the surrounding community.The automaker said starting July 20 it will reduce its Wentzville Assembly plant, which is near St. Louis, Mo., to two shifts.“We believe in the short term a two-shift operation plan will allow us to operate as efficiently as possible and accommodate team members who are not reporting to work due to concerns about COVID-19 in the local community,” GM spokesman David Barnas told the Free Press on Saturday.B...
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Toyota to invest $391 mil. to renovate Texas assembly plant
Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it will invest $391 million at its truck assembly plant in Texas to better meet growing demand for pickup trucks.The announced investment is part of the Japanese automaker's commitment to invest $13 billion in its U.S. operations over five years through 2021.Toyota assembles the full-size pickup Tundra and mid-size Tacoma at its San Antonio plant.On the same day, Aisin AW Co., an auto parts supplier in the Toyota group, also said it will invest $400 million to build a new plant for automatic transmissions in Texas, creating 900 new jobs.
Toyota to begin pickup truck production in Myanmar from 2021
Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday it will build an assembly plant in Myanmar to produce Hilux pickup trucks from February 2021.The Japanese auto giant plans to establish its Myanmar unit for vehicle production Toyota Myanmar Co. in June and construct a new plant in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone in the southern suburbs of Yangon at a cost of $52.6 million.Toyota will hire about 130 employees to build some 2,500 units of Hilux pickup trucks annually amid strong demand for new vehicles on the back of the country's rapid economic growth."Toyota will strive to provide products and services that ...