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Strong demand drives Toyota to increase Yaris production

By Kyle Lindsay
Monday, February 17, 2014 - 14:00

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UP: Toyota Yaris in hot demand

Toyota will begin operating a third production shift at their European Yaris factory from June to meet strong demand for the vehicle.

The 15% rise in output of the Yaris and Yaris Hybrid will require an increase in manpower of 500 production employees at the plant, in Valenciennes, France.

It will bring the number of employees at the plant to more than 4,000, with total annual production reaching around 220,000 units.

Until the third shift is in place, some Saturday production is planned to meet the demand.

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