Toyota have decided to operate a third production shift at its European Yaris factory, Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) in Valenciennes, this June in order to meet high demand for their products. The 2014 Yaris Hybrid is proving particularly popular as it has brought the famed reliability and fuel consumption accolades from the Prius, to the smaller and more accessible Yaris.
The third working shift at the factory will require an additional 500 employees, bringing the total number to more than 4,000 strong.
Toyota announced this week that it will start operating a third production shift at its European Yaris factory from June 2014 in order to meet high demand for its two products, the Toyota Yaris and the Toyota Yaris Hybrid.
Koreatsu Aoki, President of TMMF, said:
“Sales forecasts have led us to increase production plans by around 15 percent for 2014, for a total annual production volume of around 220,000 units.”