Published on May 26th, 2016 | by Amirul Mukminin0
New Toyota Manufacturing Plant to be Built in Malaysia
UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT) has announced that a second vehicle manufacturing plant will be built in Malaysia and will start operation in the early of 2019.
The new passenger cars manufacturing plant will complement the current UMWT’s wholly owned plant – Assembly Services Sdn Bhd (ASSB). The new plant is required as Toyota foresees future customers’ preferences are becoming more diverse in the future.
The new plant will be located at the Bukit Raja Industrial Estate in Klang, Selangor with land size of approximately 670,000 square metres. It will be equipped with advanced production technology to correspond to Toyota’s ultimate goal to establish “Simple, Slim, and Flexible” plants around the world. It will have five main characteristics which are High Quality, Better Efficiency, Higher Employee Skills, Employee-Friendly and Eco-Friendly.
UMWT is positive that its new plant will contribute to the further development of the Malaysian auto industry and it supports the present National Automotive Policy (NAP) which encourages greater local production of vehicles.
The current UMWT’s plant in Shah Alam, will continue its operations. However, part of the current passenger car line will be shifted to the new plant. The current plant will undergo improvement works and streamline its production to produce mainly commercial vehicles. In total, UMWT will have a combined production volume of approximately 90,000 to 100,000 units of vehicles from both plants annually.
Additionally, Toyota Boshoku UMW, a joint venture company between UMWT and Toyota Boshoku Corporation which makes seats and other interior components for Toyota models will also move its production activities to the new plant.