Europe is a major manufacturing centre for us. Today we have nine manufacturing centres building cars, engines and transmissions across the continent, each one committed to delivering ever better cars for our customers.
We have a workforce of more than 17,000 people dedicated to building, not just the eight different models we manufacture in Europe, but also most of the engines and transmissions they use as well. Many drivers may not be aware of it, but there is every chance their Toyota was built in Europe.
In fact, 8 out of 10 Toyota cars sold in Europe are built at one of our European production centres, too.
We have six vehicle plants, located in France (Yaris), the UK (Corolla), Turkey (Toyota C-HR and Corolla), the Czech Republic (Aygo), Russia (Camry and RAV4) and Portugal (Land Cruiser for export). We also have engine and transmission manufacturing facilities in Poland and the UK. Not only do these supply local markets, but they also produce vehicles that are exported around the world.
We first began building cars in Europe on a relatively small scale in 1971. Since then we have invested more than €9 billion in our manufacturing operations here and celebrated their total production passing 13 million vehicles.