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August 24, 2016

Toyoda Gosei to Enhance Weatherstrip Production Capacity in Mexico

Kiyosu, Japan, August 24, 2016: Toyoda Gosei Automotive Sealing Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (TGASMX), a Mexican subsidiary of Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd., plans to increase its production capacity for weatherstrips to approximately 1.5 times the current level by 2020. This is being done to meet the growing demand for these parts as automobile production increases in North America, especially in Mexico. 

In addition to increasing the amount of production equipment, TGASMX will acquire adjacent land and expand its plant building to introduce trial manufacture equipment for smooth production preparation. This will help us to establish a system to respond to the needs of customers with production in Mexico, where automobile production is growing rapidly, as well as in the entire North America region. The investment will be US$34.5 million (approximately 3.6 billion yen*).

*Calculated with US$1 = 105 yen

Outline of TGASMX

1. Company name Toyoda Gosei Automotive Sealing Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
2. Established April 2008
3. Location San Luis Potosi, Mexico
4. Capital US$49.5 million
5. Equity shares Toyoda Gosei North America Corporation (100%)
6. Products Weatherstrips (opening trim weatherstrips, door weatherstrips, door glass runs, other)
7. Area Land: 60,500m2 / Plant: 41,000m2 (Current)
Land: 84,500m2 / Plant: 48,600m2 (After expansion)
8. No. of employees 910 (as of March 31, 2016)
Approximately 1,450 (FY2020 forecast)
9. Sales Approximately US$60 million (FY2015 results) (Approximately 6.3 billion yen*)
Approximately US$124 million (FY2020 forecast) (Approximately 13 billion yen*)

Image of TGASMX after Expansion

Image of TGASMX after Expansion



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About Toyoda Gosei

Established in 1949 and headquartered in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, Toyoda Gosei is a leading specialty manufacturer of rubber and plastic automotive parts and LEDs. Today, the Toyoda Gosei group provides a variety of high-quality products internationally, with a network of approximately 100 plants and offices in 18 countries and regions. Through its flexible, integrated global supply system and leading-edge technologies for automotive safety, comfort, and environmental preservation, Toyoda Gosei is a global supplier that aims to deliver the highest levels of quality, innovation, and satisfaction to customers worldwide.