Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts Announces the Inauguration of Its Gasoline Engine and Transmission Plant

Bangalore, India (PressExposure) February 26, 2013 -- Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) announced today that Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts Pvt. Ltd. (TKAP) - a joint venture between Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan (TMC), Toyota Industries Corporation, Japan (TICO) and Kirloskar Systems Limited, Bangalore, held a ceremony to officially announce the inauguration of TKAP engine and transmission plant for ETIOS. The ceremony was held at its current plant at Bidadi, on the outskirts of Bangalore.

Shri. Murugesh R. Nirani, Hon'ble Minister Medium & Large Industries, Govt. of Karnataka along with Shri. S. Suresh Kumar, Hon'ble Minister Law & Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of Karnataka unveiled the commemorative stone under the august presence of many distinguished guests including Shri. R. V. Deshpande, Former KPCC President, Hon'ble former Minister for Medium & Large Industries along with Mr. Takahiro Iwase, President, Toyota Motor Asia Pacific, Thailand, Mr. Vikram Kirloskar, Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Mr. Shekar Viswanathan, Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Mr. Hiroshi Nakagawa, Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor & Mr. Yuji Hiraoka, Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Auto Part. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vikram Kirloskar, Vice Chairman, TKM said, "Indian operations play a key role in Toyota's global strategy and this has been reinforced by the introduction of the Etios series exclusively for the Indian market. Now with the commencement of TKAP's engine and transmission plant, the localization of gasoline engine and transmission has marked another milestone in the growth of Toyota in India. The local production of the engine and transmissions for Etios raises the localization ratio to over 90%."

Also addressing the function, Mr. Yuji Hiraoka, Managing Director, TKAP said, "We are very happy to announce the formal commencement of our new Engine and Transmission plant. This project has helped us generate additional employment for more than 500 members at TKAP. It has also additionally created opportunities for indirect employment in our supplier fraternity. TKAP will contribute towards localization thereby getting an opportunity to serve our customers in India better".

The new production at the plant represents an investment of approximately Rs. 500 crores with the engine plant being operational since August 2012 and the transmission plant being operational since January 2013. The annual capacity for the engine plant is 1,08,000 units and for the transmission plant is 2,40,000 units.

TKAP also produces R -Type manual transmissions for export to Thailand & Argentina and also for the "Fortuner", manufactured in India. It also produces axles and propeller shafts for the "Innova", manufactured in India. Production of engines and transmissions for the Etios will further localize parts production.

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About Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd.

Overview of TKM:
Company name Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited
Managing Director Hiroshi Nakagawa
Equity participation TMC: 89%, Kirloskar group: 11%
Number of employees Approx. 6,000 +
Land area Aprox. 432 acres (approx.1,700,000 m2)
Building area 74,000 m2

Overview of TKM 1st Plant
Established October 1997 (start of production: December 1999)
Location Suburb of Bangalore, Karnataka State
Products Innova, Fortuner manufactured in India. Prado, Land Cruiser and Prius imported as CBUs.
Annual production capacity Approx. 90,000 units

Overview of TKM 2nd Plant
Location On the site of Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited (on the outskirts of Bangalore, Karnataka State)
Products Corolla Altis, Etios, Etios Liva, New Camry
Start of production December 2010
Annual production capacity 1,20,000 units

For any further information please contact:
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd.
Ananya Bhattacharjee
Mobile: 0-7259017457

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Press Release Submitted On: February 26, 2013 at 4:14 am
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