UMW Toyota today announced the official opening of the Toyota Boshoku UMW second plant. One of the reasons for the new plant being built is to accomodate the parts production required for the next- generation Toyota Camry, which will be locally assembled for the next generation, instead of the current generation Camry, which is a CBU import from Thailand.

The new plant will also allow the first plant to improve its processes. The new plant will focus on sewing and cutting operations and introduction of a new locally-produced part called the “Package Tray” which functions as the rear speaker board for the new CKD Camry.

Toyota Boshoku UMW is a joint-venture with Toyota Boshoku Corporation, Japan and UMW Toyota Motor, estalblished in 2006. TBU focuses on manufacturing and assembling seats, door trims and interior parts for Toyota Vios, Hilux, Fortuner, Innova, Hiace, and Hino commercial vehicles.