Toyota announces 750 job-cuts in Britain

Japanese auto giant Toyota announced on Thursday that it would make as many as 750 job-cuts at its Burnaston plant, Derbyshire from August.

The Japanese car-maker is seeing a fall in sales amid massive recall of its vehicles in the US.

Toyota now has plans to recall cars in Europe and China. Earlier it had to recall millions of cars in the US to fix defective accelerator pedals.

Toyota’s production Britain slipped year-on-year 40 per cent to settle at 127,000 units in 2009.

Toyota said that it was moving from two production lines to one at the Burnaston plant from August this year. The company manufactures the Auris and Avensis model at its Burnaston plant.

Speaking on the topic, Toyota Manufacturing UK confirmed, “We already announced to our employees in 2009 that [we] will move to a single line operation at the Burnaston plant from August 2010.”

Toyota is one of the largest car-makers in Britain, providing work for as many as 4,000 people.