Toyota St. Petersburg factory has manufactured 16,279 Camry within the first half of 2016

Toyota St. Petersburg factory has manufactured 16,279 Camry within the first half of 2016

Autostat – Toyota St. Petersburg factory has manufactured 16,279 Toyota Camry vehicles within the first half of 2016, which is equivalent to an 8.8% decline. The relevant statement has been made to Autostat by the press office of the company, adding that the factory is currently operating in normal schedule: 5-days-a-week, in one shift. There are no plans of reduction to working hours and production suspension.

It should be remembered that the modernisation of production lines, which was completed at the end of last year, has enabled the company to increase the speed of production by more than a double in May 2016. The factory started operations in one shift at the first stage, maximising the capacity of the production lines. Approximately 800 new people will be employed at the factory, in order to increase the production volume.

All Toyota Camry vehicles sold in Russian dealer networks are locally manufactured. 13,178 Camry have been sold in the Russian market within the January-June 2016 period, which indicates a 14% year-on-year shrinkage. As stated by Toyota Motor, Toyota Camry is the best-sold business-class sedan in the Russian market, having 47% share of the D/E segment. In addition, the St. Petersburg plant has supplied 1539 Toyota Camry to Kazakhstan and 125 to Belarus.

The production of the second model: the current generation Toyota RAV4 crossover will start at Toyota Motor factory in St. Petersburg in August 2016. The model will be supplied to the markets of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus. 7.1 billion rubles have already been invested in production capacity increase and preparations for Toyota RAV4 production. The total investment in the facility has reached 18.2 billion rubles.