Japanese car manufacture Toyota is hopeful to reach full capacity production in its Turkish Adapazari plant by 2013, Turkey's daily Sabah reports.
The Japanese firm currently runs its 150,000-vehicle/year capacity Adapazari, Sakarya factory at a reduced production rate. However, the plant can reach its peak output when it begins manufacturing the new 'C segmentÓ sedan, which will replace the popular Corolla mode, according to Toyota Turkey CEO Ali Haydar Bozkurt.
'We expect the new C segment sedan to roll out in June, 2013. The Adapazari plant will reach its maximum capacity with the introduction of this model,Ó Bozkurt told the press, after a high-level visit by a Turkish delegation to Toyota's main production plant in Nagoya, Japan.
Turkey's Minister of Science, Industry and Technology, Nihat Ergun, accompanied by the Toyota Turkey CEO, paid a visit to Japan last week. During the visit he suggested that Toyota produce a new vehicle model called 'SakariaÓ, named after the province that hosts the Toyota plant.
The company plans to invest about EUR 150m in the plant for the production of the C segment vehicle. The investment will create 400 new jobs.