Toyota plant in Guanajuato will be ‘able to build nearly any vehicle’
Toyota de Mexico President Mike Bafan said in interview to AutoNews that the assembly plant the Japanese automaker currently builds in Guanajuato will feature enough flexibility to make nearly anything that Toyota executives ask for.
The facility scheduled to open in late 2019 will complete some form of logistic triangle to supply Tacoma and Tundra pickup trucks to the North American market from three plants: Tijuana, San Antonio and Guanajuato, “while paving the way for new products,” Toyota executives said to AutoNews in a recent article about the company’s plan.
“The concept of the triangle is one that allows us, in a very quick and efficient way, to utilize basically exactly the same supply base and have the flexibility and agility to produce what our customers need from at least three different locations,” Bafan said.
“I want to see the look on their face when they say, ‘Mike, we’ve decided to go from truck to car,’ or ‘We’ve come up with this thingamajig. Can you do it down there?’ I want to say, ‘Yes, we can do it.’ We can do anything.”
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