Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP) in Wałbrzych launched an assembly line for fourth-generation hybrid drive transaxles. The transaxles will be installed in the Corolla Hybrid and Toyota C-HR Hybrid models in Europe.
This announcement marks the first stage of Toyota’s introduction of its advanced hybrid technology and Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) into Polish plants.
TMMP is the first Toyota plant outside of Asia and the second located outside of Japan to be entrusted with the production of Toyota’s technologically advanced hybrid transaxles. Hybrid electric transaxles coordinate the synergy between electric motors and the combustion engine. It is a core element of Toyota’s hybrid electric powertrain.
“We started Europe’s journey towards electrification with our first hybrid in Europe in 2000. Today, almost one in two of our sales are hybrids and our hybrid sales continue to grow. Hybrid technology is our key differentiator. It is only one part of our ambitious electrification strategy to sell over 5.5 million electrified vehicles globally, including 1 million zero emission vehicles, per year, by 2030. The continued growth of hybrid in Europe allows for the expansion of local production of hybrid components,” said Dr. Johan van Zyl, President and CEO of Toyota Motor Europe.
The new investment is an important contribution for the continued electrification of the Polish automotive industry. This and other recent investments will create approximately 600 new jobs and bring Toyota’s cumulative Polish investment to more than €1 billion ($1,14 billion).