Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd

Toyota's decision to establish a manufacturing operation in the UK was announced in 1989 and Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd was established in December that year.

There are two manufacturing plants in the UK, representing a total investment of £2.75 billion and employing approximately 3,000 members (including Agency).  The vehicle manufacturing plant is located at Burnaston in Derbyshire and the engine manufacturing plant is located at Deeside in North Wales.

The first car, a Carina E, drove off the Burnaston production line on 16 December 1992.  This was subsequently replaced by the Avensis in 1997 which saw three generations throughout its history. In July of this year, however, we bid a fond farewell to the 1,936,572nd Toyota Avensis – the final one to drive off our production line.  We are proud to have been the home to the Avensis for over 20 years.

In 1998, the Corolla was introduced, which paved the way for the launch of the new generation Corolla in 2001.  Then, in 2007, production of Auris, the new Toyota hatchback, replaced Corolla.  Production of Auris Hybrid, the first full mass-produced hybrid in Europe followed in 2010 and Auris Touring Sport in 2013. 

The time is now coming to make way for a new generation of car. Toyota is the leading company for hybrid vehicle development, and the new Corolla with its Touring Sports variant is the future of TMUK – the first model to introduce Toyota’s dual hybrid strategy will replace the Auris when it starts to roll off our production lines in January 2019. 

To view the new Corolla press pack, click on the link below to go directly to the Toyota GB (Plc) media site

New Corolla Press Pack

The processes at Burnaston include stamping, welding, painting, plastic mouldings and assembly and at Deeside machining, assembly and aluminium casting.


Although we are proud of our record as a pioneer of environmental technologies, we believe there is still much more we can achieve. We have drawn up a series of major challenges that we will be working to achieve by 2050, going beyond zero environmental impact to deliver positive environmental benefits.

The breadth of our mission is to make life better by using new technologies, new ways of working and new thinking to reduce emissions, increase recycling, protect natural resources and harness cleaner, renewable energy sources, while helping people around the world live and work in harmony with nature.

Public Visits

Our public visit programme allows members of the local community, businesses and customers to visit our plants and learn more about our UK operations, company culture and the Toyota Production System.

The programme typically runs between April and November each year and is based on approved application only.

Currently fully booked for 2018, find out more about our site visits here - Public Visits

Behind the Scenes

Rattle Test

Test Track Rig

Test Track

Shipping Line

The Racing Line