Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN), Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) vehicle production subsidiary in Indonesia, plans to increase the annual production capacity of TMMIN’s Karawang Plant from 100,000 vehicles to 140,000 vehicles by early 2013.
The production increase includes a new-capital investment of approximately ¥16.5 billion (US$202 million) and plans to hire new employees.
Toyota began import and sales activities in Indonesia in 1971, marking 40 years of business there this year. In 1977, TMMIN started production of the “Kijang”, an affordable multipurpose vehicle for the Asian market. Under the IMV (Innovative International Multi-purpose Vehicle) Project, production of the “Kijang Innova” minivan began in 2004 and was followed by the “Fortuner” SUV in 2005, making Indonesia an important production and supply location for the project.
In 2010, TMMIN production of IMV series models and the “Avanza” sedan totaled 107,000 units, of which approximately 45,000 units were exported to Thailand, Philippines and the Middle East.