Toyota russia to add second shift at st. petersburg plant

Number of Plant Employees to Expand to Approximately 1,750

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that Toyota Motor Manufacturing Russia (TMMR), its vehicle production subsidiary in Russia, will start two-shift operations in September of this year. Approximately 600 new personnel have been hired in preparation, and TMMR forecasts that the number of plant employees will have reached approximately 1,750 when two-shift operations begin.

Concerning the announcement, TMMR President Yoshinori Matsunaga said: "Starting two-shift operations is a significant event for our plant. Our employees' commitment to Toyota principles in quality has resulted in us gaining Russian consumer trust and high evaluations for our Camry. It makes us at TMMR glad to be able to contribute to the economy of St. Petersburg and to its employment."

Production of the new Toyota Camry began at TMMR in November 2011. Sales of the new model in Russia surged 66% year-on-year in the first quarter of this year, while sales of Toyota vehicles in the Russian market increased by 22% to 32,859 units during the same period.

Moreover, to promote further localisation in Russia, a market promising continued sustained growth, TMMR announced in February this year that it plans to add stamping and resin-moulding processes to its production during 2014.

Based on its founding philosophy of contributing to society through the manufacture of automobiles, Toyota plans to carry out business that contributes to the development of Russia's economy and its automotive industry. Toyota will also steadily work to provide high quality vehicles that meet Russian market and consumer needs.

Featuring a spacious interior with great comfort for front and rear occupants, the Camry is available with the choice of either a 2.5-litre or 3.5-litre V6 engine, both of which delivers excellent fuel efficient performances. Developed to offer customers the maximum convenience, the model is also offered with premium elements such as three-zone air conditioning with air cleaning technology, advanced multimedia system with JBL GreenEdge 10-speaker sound system, and adaptive front lighting systems.

About Toyota Motor Manufacturing Russia (TMMR):


Shushary District, St. Petersburg


Yoshinori Matsunaga


May 2005

Equity participation

TMC: 87.25% European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: 12.75%

Start of production

December 2007



Production capacity

50,000 units/year (current annual production approx. 20,000 units)

Site area

Approx. 224 hectares

Overhead investment

Approx. 6.8 billion Russian rubles


Approx. 1,450 (As of April 20, 2012)