Toyota to start production of 1.5 TNGA engines in Poland

The Toyota factory in Jelcz-Laskowice, southwestern Poland, will begin production of 1.5 Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) engines in April, announced President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP) Dariusz Mikołajczak on Thursday.

The 1.5 TNGA engine is mainly used in the hybrid drives of the Japanese manufacturer.

During a meeting with journalists at the Toyota factory in Jelcz-Laskowice, Mikołajczak, the first Polish president of TMMP, pointed out that the engine was a completely new unit. He added that it would work together with the electric gearboxes being produced at the Toyota factory in Wałbrzych, in southwestern Poland. The engine will be primarily installed in Toyota Yaris models.

He noted that two production lines of electric hybrid transmissions would be launched in 2021 at the Toyota plant in Walbrzych, and that another 1.5 TNGA engine production line would be launched there in 2022.

Mikołajczak said that the launch of the new projects would also involve increases in employment at the Dolnośląskie province Toyota factories. He said that in Jelcz-Laskowice, over 600 people were hired in connection with these projects, and that Toyota also intends to hire about 500 workers at the Walbrzych sites.

Also, due to the launches of the new lines, a new production hall will be built at the Wałbrzych factory, while a research and development center dedicated to hybrid technology would be established in Jelcz-Laskowice.

After the start of all the planned projects in both Dolnośląskie factories, a total of 1.5 million Toyota auto components will be produced on an annual basis.