Toyota plans over 600 new jobs with major new investments

Up to 130 new jobs will be created at the company’s site in Wałbrzych when it begins production of a second electronic continuously variable transmission also known as e-CVT, in November. ADAM HAWAŁEJ/PAP

Toyota has announced the creation of over 600 jobs in the next two years at its plants in Poland.

Up to 130 new jobs will be created at the company’s site in Wałbrzych when it begins production of a second electronic continuously variable transmission also known as e-CVT, in November. 

A further 500 jobs will be created over the next two years at Toyota’s Jelcz-Laskowice site which will see the production of new 2 litre petrol engines based on the TNGA platform (Toyota New Global Architecture) start in September.

A further 500 jobs will be created over the next two years at Toyota’s Jelcz-Laskowice site which will see the production of new 2 litre petrol engines based on the TNGA platform (Toyota New Global Architecture) start in September.ADAM HAWAŁEJ/PAP

In 2020 they will also begin production of 1.5 litre engines.

Eiji Takeichi, President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland, said: “Our Polish plants are increasingly becoming a key manufacturing centre for electrified powertrain components for low-emission hybrid electric powertrains in Europe. 

The Japanese company started production at the Wałbrzych site in April 2002. It then added a second location to its Polish operation in October that year. Jan Karwowski/PAP

“This announcement is a clear sign of appreciation for our plants’ achievements and a renewed vote of confidence for the future. 

“We will continue to develop our members to work with modern, automated processes that come with the production of the main components of electric motors. 

The Jelcz-Laskowicach site started production in March 2005 and over the two sites Toyota employees more than 2,000 workers.Jan Karwowski/PAP

“Today marks an important step in the long term planning towards continued electrification of the Polish, and the overall European automotive industry.”