Toyota Motor Corporation said that they will hire 2,000 more people in India as the auto maker gears up to launch a small car in the country by 2011. The company which runs its Indian operation Toyota Kirloskar Motor through a joint venture with the Kirloskar Group is constructing the second plant at its Bangalore facility with an investment of INR 3,200 crore to manufacture the small car.
Mr Hiroshi Nakagawa MD of Toyota Kirloskar Motor told PTI that “We will require a strong manpower to roll out our small car from India. We will have an additional 2,000 people in our second plant which is currently under construction.” He said that the company has started the recruitment process and it will be completed by the time the plant is commissioned in 2011. The plant will have an initial annual production capacity of 70,000 units which could be expanded up to 200000 units.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor has an existing facility in Bangalore with an annual installed capacity of 80,000 units. The existing plant has about 4,000 people, which include staff from the sales and marketing division also. Mr Nakagawa added that besides hiring new employees, the company is also planning to shift some of its employees to the upcoming plant from the existing one.