Toyota Group to invest Rs 4,800 crore in green technologies

The investments have a focus on building electric powertrain parts and components.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 08 May 2022 Views icon10456 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

The Toyota Group of Companies comprising Toyota Kirloskar Motor and Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts have signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Karnataka government to invest Rs 4,100 crores aimed at promoting green technologies that will help lower dependence on fossil fuels and mitigate carbon emissions. Including investments from another Group company, the total investment works out to Rs 4,800 crore.

These investments will  also enable local production facilities to build electric powertrain parts and components.

Besides boosting the local manufacturing eco-system, the Toyota Group said in a press note that, the new development will provide an impetus to job creation and local community development. This investment will support the growth of local supplier base. The press note also said that on upscaling of skill levels at suppliers, Toyota spent 40,000 man-hours every year to enhance processes through system, management, training, and hardware development. Another 8,500 man-hours are spent per year on suppliers’ people development.

The MoU was exchanged between Karnataka CM, Basavaraj Bommai and Vikram S. Kirloskar, Vice-Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor.

Karnataka chief minister, Basavaraj Bommai said, “Our aim is to build ‘New Karnataka for New India’ by creating new 21st century industrial townships and corridors. As a state committed to sustainable development and contributing to the nation’s progress, we want to make Karnataka a global supply-chain and manufacturing hub under our ‘Build for the World’ mission."

Vikram S. Kirloskar, Vice-Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “Toyota is committed to enhance the pace of electrification strengthen domestic production with ‘Make in India’. I believe that such investments are needed to provide technologically viable and economically competitive alternatives to fossil-fuel-intensive technologies in vehicle mobility space."

Also read
Toyota’s portable hydrogen cartridge promises plenty

Saietta and Avtec sign e-drive supply pact for Indian EV market

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar20 Mar 2023

Collaboration combines Saietta’s motor and inverter expertise with AVTEC’s established capabilities in transmission desi...

Renault Nissan Alliance inks pact with Kamarajar Port to accelerate car exports

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar20 Mar 2023

Since 2010, the Alliance has exported over 1.15 million cars from Kamarajar Port; the agreement builds on the existing p...

Lumax Auto targets synergy gains with IAC India acquisition and a strong order book

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar20 Mar 2023

Lumax Auto Technologies, the market leader in gear shifters in India, aims to diversify into the passenger and commercia...