With Toyota's recent move to begin exporting the Indiana-made Toyota Sienna to South Korea, Toyota is preparing to up the ante with Kentucky-made Toyota Camry models. This movement, as well as the previous, mark a new step for American-made auto manufacturers, with the exports from Indiana signifying one of the biggest increases to U.S.-exported models in the company's history.
The increase in U.S.-exported automobiles represents a great move by Toyota Motor Manufacturing and the U.S.A. for a number of reasons. First off, the addition to exports proves that the Camry is indefinitely one of the most popular vehicles on the globe. The increase in exports also provides an opportunity for the skill of hardworking Americans to shine in a global market. Furthermore, the increase in production translates into future opportunity for growth at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky.
Although there hasn't been a direct confirmation that the plant will be hiring any more employees, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky is still the largest manufacturing facility for Toyota outside Japan. This is also no small feat, with the increase in U.S. exports, they're planning to send a total of 6,000 extra vehicles overseas each year.
"The export of thousands of Camry vehicles to South Korea is an important development that builds on the great work of our talented U.S. team members as well as our extensive investments across North America to help maintain a strong, stable base of U.S. jobs," explains Yoshimi Inaba, president and COO of Toyota Motor North America, Inc. "We look forward to other opportunities to continue growing exports from our American operations."1
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