Mazda Toyota Mfg., a joint manufacturing venture between Japanese automakers Mazda and Toyota Motor, announces an additional $830 million investment in its Huntsville, AL, facility.
The investment will incorporate more cutting-edge manufacturing technologies into production lines and provide enhanced training to the plant’s workforce of up to 4,000 employees, MTM says in a news release.
When the plant comes online in 2021 it will have annual capacity to build 150,000 units of a yet-to-be-announced Toyota SUV and 150,000 units of a future Mazda CUV, the JV says.
MTM has hired about 600 employees to date, with plans to resume accepting applications for production positions later in 2020. Construction of the plant continues, with 75%-100% completion on roofing, siding, floor slabs, ductwork, fire protection and electrical.
“Mazda Toyota Manufacturing is proud to call Alabama home. Through strong support from our state and local partners, we have been able to further incorporate cutting-edge manufacturing technologies, provide world-class training for team members and develop the highest quality production processes,” says Mark Brazeal, MTM vice president-administration.