THIS WEEK, TOYOTA ANNOUNCED THAT THEY INTEND TO BUILD THE NEXT GENERATION OF AURIS HATCHBACK CARS AT ITS SITE IN DERBYSHIRE, WITH THE ENGINES BEING BUILT IN DEESIDE.





This is a very positive commitment and shows the faith Toyota have in the fantastic workforce.


We need to keep supporting our area with announcements like this in order to ensure we continue to grow the economy of North Wales and Alyn and Deeside.


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A write up on this announcement has been published by the BBC; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43226097


It comes after Toyota promised to invest £240m in upgrading Burnaston last March.

There are fears some carmakers could desert the UK because of Brexit if new trade barriers threaten their competitive position.

Toyota said the move would secure more than 3,000 jobs across its Burnaston and Deeside plants.

The car industry has warned Brexit could lead to potential tariffs on exports and disrupt its largely European supply chain.

And earlier this month, industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers said investment in the UK automotive sector fell by a third last year, as companies wait for certainty over the country's future relationship with the EU.