Toyota’s First Battery Production Line in Europe to Be Established in Sakarya

Toyota Turkey, which is preparing to produce the new C-HR with a rechargeable hybrid engine in the Sakarya plant, which will be modernized with a large investment, will also produce batteries.

It was previously announced that Toyota will modernize its factory in Sakarya with an investment of 7 billion TL and produce the new Toyota C-HR with a rechargeable hybrid engine in Turkey. New statements came from Toyota Turkey on this subject.

According to the statement made by Toyota, Toyota Automotive Industry Turkey will produce the rechargeable hybrid model C-HR for the first time in the world at its factory in Turkey, and it will be the first factory to produce a rechargeable car among the company’s factories in Europe.

The factory in Sakarya will host another first and the first battery production line in the Toyota Europe region will be established in Sakarya.

While reflecting the company’s commitment to carbon neutrality, the new Toyota C-HR will offer different electrification options to the C-SUV segment, which is the biggest market in Europe and where competition is intense. In addition to the hybrid version, the rechargeable hybrid C-HR, produced with a domestic battery, will make a significant contribution to Toyota’s target of 100 percent electric models in 2030.

The new Toyota C-HR will also strikingly reflect Toyota’s new design approach in the C-SUV segment. With this project, the new C-HR with 5th Generation hybrid and rechargeable hybrid technology on the Toyota New Global Platform (TNGA2) will be produced in Toyota Automotive Industry Turkey for the first time in the world.

Annual Production of 75 Thousand Batteries

In addition to producing rechargeable hybrid cars, a battery production line will be established at Toyota Automotive Industry’s production facilities in Sakarya, Turkey. The battery production line will support the production with an annual battery capacity of 75 thousand, and 60 employees who are experts in their fields will be employed in addition.

The Toyota Automotive Industry Turkey battery production line, which is a first in the Toyota Europe organization and will play a critical role in Toyota’s electrification transformation, will play an important role in achieving Toyota Europe’s goals by supporting the electrification transformation of other Toyota factories with its qualified workforce and know-how trained in this field. provide support.

Regarding the new model, a strategic step will be taken in terms of sustainability of Toyota Europe operation by providing production diversity and flexibility with the modernization and modification of the production line according to the needs. With the investment of 317 million Euros for the new C-HR to be produced, the total investment amount of the company will reach 2.3 billion Euros.

Continuing its production activities in line with the understanding of respect for the world and people, Toyota Automotive Industry Turkey will continue to lead the developments in the sector with environmentally friendly methods and technologies. With the environmentally friendly new technology paint facility to be established within the scope of the project, Toyota Europe’s 2030 neutral carbon targets will be one step closer.

“The Sakarya factory is now a global actor”

In his statement, Toyota Automotive Industry Turkey General Manager and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Erdogan Sahin stated that they will fulfill their duties with great devotion in this project, which is an indicator of their high-quality automobile manufacturing experience and advanced engineering capabilities.

“This project confirms once again that our production facility in Sakarya, which is a part of Toyota’s global power, is one of the most important actors in the global sense.” Sahin, using the expression, made the following evaluations:

“This important development is a new indicator of the trust placed in us in terms of the responsibilities we have undertaken in terms of producing vehicles that can meet different expectations with our strong production capability. We are proud to share this good news on behalf of Toyota Automotive Industry Turkey employees and suppliers. Working together with all our energy, We will continue to contribute to Turkey and the Turkish economy.”

“A strategic milestone for us”

Marvin Cooke, Senior Vice President of Production at Toyota Motor Europe, said that they are proud that Toyota Automotive Industry Turkey will produce the second generation C-HR and that it has broken new ground in Europe with its rechargeable hybrid production.

Noting that he will achieve great success in the new C-HR with the performance and devoted work of Toyota Automotive Industry employees, Cooke, “Besides, Toyota Automotive Industry Turkey, with its first battery production in Europe, is an important part of Toyota Europe’s electrification plan. This is a strategic turning point for us.” used the phrases.

Ece Nagihan

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