Toyota, the world's largest car maker by volumes has announced on Thursday that it will hire 2,000 more people in India as the auto maker is now getting ready to launch a small car in the country by 2011.
Toyota Motor Corp runs its Indian operation through a joint venture with the Kirloskar Group, Toyota Kirloskar Motor. TKM is constructing the second plant at its Bangalore facility with an investment of Rs 3,200 crore to manufacture the small car.
“We will require a strong manpower to roll out our small car from India. We will have an additional 2,000 people in our second plant which is currently under construction,” Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) Managing Director Hiroshi Nakagawa said at the ongoing Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo.
He said the company has started the recruitment process and it will be completed by the time the plant is commissioned in 2011.
The new plant will have an initial annual production capacity of 70,000 units that could be expanded up to two lakh units.
Apart from hiring new employees, TKM is also planning to shift some of its employees to the upcoming plant from the existing one.