Toyoda Gosei: New plant for automotive interiors and exteriors in Japan
Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.’s production subsidiary in eastern Japan, Toyoda Gosei East Japan Co., Ltd. (TGEJ), is establishing a new plant in Ohira, Kurokawa-gun, Miyagi, Japan, where its main customer, Toyota Motor East Japan, Inc., is located. Construction of the plant will begin in April 2021 and production of radiator grilles and other large painted plastic parts is expected to start in the summer of 2022.
Toyoda Gosei has produced airbags, weatherstrips and other parts in the Tohoku region, which the Toyota Motor Group considers to be Japan’s third major automotive production area after the Chubu and Kyushu regions. By establishing a new plant for automotive interiors and exteriors to build up its production capacity for these major products, Toyoda Gosei will support manufacturing in the Tohoku region, where compact cars provided to all parts of the world are made.
With this new plant, Toyoda Gosei will strengthen its production network in Japan, centred in these three key regions, and increase its competitiveness by producing large painted plastic parts, which had previously been provided from other areas, near its main customer in north-eastern Japan. The new facility will be the Toyoda Gosei Group’s 15th plant in Japan.